WHO ARE BEDFORD STREET ANGELS?
WHAT DO WE DO?
Identify vulnerable people on the streets at night
Offer assistance to guide people to a safer place
Listen to those who want to talk or share their issues
Hand out bottled water to those who may be dehydrated
Respond to Nite-Net radio calls for assistance via CCTV
Provide flip-flops to those with tired or sore feet
Perform basic first aid for those with minor injuries
Help folk to safety of a taxi or wait with them for a ride home
Indoor BBQ (to guarantee that it won’t be cancelled because of bad weather!)- at St Peter’s Chapter House on Saturday 15 September 2018, commencing at 3.45pm, with a worship band […]
Premier Christian Radio is calling the Christian community together to pray for our young people and specifically the epidemic of violence we have seen of late in our towns and […]
Dear friends and supporters, During week commencing 22 April 2018, could you meet with one or more Christians who have a heart for Bedford Street Angels, to pray over the […]
You are invited to join the East Midlands area gathering on Saturday 24th February 2018 All Nations Church Centre, Brickhill Drive, Bedford MK41 7QF 10.00am Arrive (refreshments served) 10.30am CNI […]
Bedfordshire on Sunday reported that MAKE Associates were commissioned by the Council to study Bedford’s night time economy. MAKE said that Bedford has an unusually high Police presence and also […]
The BBC were out with Bedford Street Angels in April 2017 and posted this video on their web site. Fred and Fran relate how the death of their 17-year-old son […]
WHAT DO PEOPLE SAY
The Bedford Street Angels are a wonderful group of people who really do make a difference on our streets during challenging weekend nights. These committed volunteers are valued partners of Bedfordshire Police and they play an important part in making visitors to Bedford Town Centre feel safer and better able to enjoy socialising in the town.
The Street Angels are a reassuring presence on our streets and we shall continue to work in close partnership with them to improve community safety for all.
Gillian ParkerChief Constable of Bedfordshire Police – 2009
I just wanted to write and pass on my thanks, if you would, to a woman from Bedford Street Angels who phoned and left a message on my answerphone at 3.00am on Saturday morning. She and another person were looking after my son who was very much the worse for wear from drinking and had been sick and had no way of getting home.
It was quite a surprise to get the call and I didn’t say thank you to her and her colleague. Now I have had a chance to look your organisation up on the internet I just wanted to say how very grateful I am that you were there for him at a time when he very clearly needed some loving care and help and support and to thank you for the very valuable service that you are providing.
Anonymous26th May 2014
Message from the Management
Bedford Street Angels is a fantastic organisation, whereby volunteers are able to show the love of Christ in a very practical way to people they encounter on the streets of Bedford late on a Saturday night and into the early hours of Sunday. Having patrolled with Bedford Street Angels since April 2010, I can testify to the many grateful people who have been helped by the Angels, either physically or spiritually. It is by the grace of God that Bedford Street Angels is accepted by the night time economy, being very much appreciated by the groups it works alongside, such as the police, landlords, door supervisors etc. With each volunteer's Christian understanding of life, they can bring hope and joy into sad and desperate situations, showing people that there is a God who loves them whatever their circumstances. It is a privilege and an honour to be a Street Angel, and I give God the glory for all that He has done in the past and will do in the future.Rebecca Bolt – Chair of BSA Management Committee