Sunderland can now boast its own answer to the dynamic duo, with the appointment of a new street ranger.
Andrew “Jock” Brown has been appointed by Sunderland BID to join the existing street ranger, Lee Taylor, to help deal with the busy workload across the city centre.
And the job is nothing new to Andrew, who was formerly supervisor for the band of Covid marshals used during lockdowns, as well as being a familiar face as a door supervisor at city bars.
Andrew, 44, is originally from Scotland but has lived in Sunderland for nine years, coming to the city after a career in the military and working offshore.
And now he is relishing his new role, which sees him working with businesses and keeping the city clean and problem-free.
“No two days are ever the same which is exactly what I love,” said Andrew.
“In my previous jobs you didn’t really get to see the results of the work that you did but here we can see what a difference it makes.”
The rangers carry out a whole host of tasks, from cleaning up litter and graffiti to dealing with anti-social behaviour, along with liaising with the police and businesses.
“I’ve worked in Sunderland for quite a while now and I love it,” said Andrew.
“And I really enjoyed working with the BID team as part of the Covid marshals last year so when the opportunity came up to join Lee and be a street ranger, I jumped at it.”
Sharon Appleby, Chief Executive of Sunderland BID, said she was delighted to welcome Andrew on board.
“The street rangers are so busy we really needed to expand the team,” she said.
“And Andrew was the perfect fit. We had seen how hard he worked as the supervisor for the Covid marshals and he knows the city centre well so he was absolutely the perfect choice to work alongside Lee.”