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
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 BSA Summer Barbecue will be held on Wednesday 9th August 2017. More details later.
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 […]
During the week commencing 24 April 2017, could you find one or more Christians with an interest in Bedford Street Angels with whom you could meet for 30 minutes or […]
The 8th Birthday Party of Bedford Street Angels will be at St Peter’s Chapter House from 7:00 – 9:30 pm on 18th February 2017. Partners welcome. More details later.
Training Day 9.45am-1.00pm on Saturday 19 November 2016 at Three Rivers Church – West (formerly Rutland Road Church). Alcohol & Drugs Awareness by Path 2 Recovery – Drug and Alcohol […]
WHAT DO PEOPLE SAY
I believe that the Bedford Street Angels provide a welcome and valuable service to the Young People of Bedford, particularly at times when they are at their most vulnerable.
It is an initiative that the Bedford Borough Partnership is very happy to support, and wish the Bedford Street Angels every success for the future.
Jason FosterChair, Serious Youth Violence Partnership, Youth Practitioners’ Forum and Children & Young People’s Engagement Network, Bedford Borough Council – 2010
As part of the Best Bar None Awards scheme we have decided to award to Bedford Street Angels an Outstanding Contribution Award. The award is sponsored by FJF Licensing who have provided the sum of £150 as a monetary sum to accompany the award.
The Awards Evening was last night and Fran and Fred Gill were invited to attend. It came as a pleasant shock as we asked them to accept the award on behalf of the Street Angels. I hope we haven’t breached any protocol and the assembled attendees at the event felt the award was well deserved and wanted their appreciation to be passed on.
Keith SimmonsHead of Registration and Records – 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