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1 On the Streets – A partnership event. Tuesday 9 th February 2010

2 Networking lunch Lunch is served from 12.30pm till 1.15pm

3 Welcome and introduction Adam May Project Coordinator Bedford Street Angels

4 A confession of Portfolio Holder Cllr Will Hunt Community Safety Portfolio Holder Bedford Borough Council

5 Sharing the vision Major Ian Loxley Chair Bedford Street Angels

6 Fred and Frans story

7 Volunteer stories

8 Sharing the vision Major Ian Loxley Chair Bedford Street Angels

9 Who are Street Angels? Bedford Street Angels are a part of national Christian initiative to offer a non-judgemental listening ear, and practical support to all the vulnerable in the towns night time economy.

10 What has UK Street Angels discovered? A reduction of Anti-social behaviour and Violent Crime. A more pleasant atmosphere in the towns of this country. 42% reduction in Halifax each Friday and Saturday evening. And the story continues in other towns

11 Bedford Street Angels in its first year has seen… A growing reduction of Anti-social behaviour and Violent Crime. A developing friendly atmosphere in the town. Some excellent forging of relationship with Bedford Borough Council. 21% reduction in Anti-social behaviour each Saturday evening.

12 A typical night 10.00pm – Welcome and time of prayer 10.30pm – 12.00am – First Street Patrol session 12.00am – 12.30am – Back at base for refreshments 12.30am – Second Street Patrol session Ending by approximately 3.00am

13 Supported by local churches All Saints Church, Kempston Bedford Moravian Church Bedford Pentecostal Church Bromham Baptist Brickhill Baptist Church Bunyan Meeting Free Church Cranfield Baptist Church Kingdom Way Priory Methodist Church Russell Park Baptist Church Rutland Road Church Salvation Army

14 St Andrews Church St Johns with St Leonards Church St Joseph and the Holy Child Roman Catholic Church St Pauls Church St Peter de Merton The Elstow Team Ministry Turvey Abbey – Monastery of Christ our Saviour Supported by local churches

15 Sharing the vision Major Ian Loxley Chair Bedford Street Angels

16 Now…. Time to meet the Angels

17 The story still to come… Adam May Project Coordinator Bedford Street Angels

18 Working in Partnership with… Bed:safe Steering Committee Bedford Borough Council Bedfordshire Police Taxi Marshalls Night Club owners YMCA Bedfordshire All Bedford Churches Together HOPE Bedfordshire Individuals

19 Working in Partnership with… YOU?

20 Two big questions… What would you be able to do to help BSA? What would you like BSA to do to help you?

21 The story still to come… Adam May Project Coordinator Bedford Street Angels

22 Drawing It all altogether… Adam May Project Coordinator Bedford Street Angels

23 How can I find out more? Visit our Face Book Group – Bedford Street Angels Talk to one of our volunteers today. Contact Adam May, Project Coordinator (telephone) ( ) thebedfordstreetangel (skype) (website)


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