Presentation on theme: "An introduction into the work of the project.. What is Street Angels? Street Angels is a national initiative that was born from within the Christian communities."— Presentation transcript:
What is Street Angels? Street Angels is a national initiative that was born from within the Christian communities of this country to offer a non-judgemental listening ear, and practical support to the vulnerable in the night time economy. Launched in 2005 in Halifax under the leadership of Paul and Jean Blakey
What has Street Angels discovered? A reduction of Anti-social behaviour and Violent Crime. A pleasant atmosphere in the towns of this country. 42% reduction in Halifax each Friday and Saturday evening.
How it all started? July 2008 – ‘the’ initial email. November 2008 – a meeting with the Watford Town Centre Chaplaincy. March 2009 …Now Saturday 6 th March 2010 – First Year celebration
A ‘typical night’ 10.00pm - Welcome and prayer of commission 10.30pm – 12.00am – First Street Patrol 12.00am – 12.30am – Back at base for refreshments 12.30am – ? – Second Street Patrol Ending by 3.00am
Working in Partnership Bed:safe Steering Committee CDRP Police authorities Taxi Marshalls Night Club owners YMCA Bedfordshire The Chaplaincy Team at the University of Bedforshire All Bedford Churches Together Local churches?
How can I get involved? Becoming a Street Angel patrol volunteer Join our prayer team – cyber or physical? Assist with the Administration Give financially to the project And finally, spread the word!