WHO ARE BEDFORD STREET ANGELS?
WHAT DO WE DO?
Help folk to safety of a taxi or wait with them for a ride home
Listen to those who want to talk or share their issues
Provide flip-flops to those with tired or sore feet
Perform basic first aid for those with minor injuries
Hand out bottled water to those who may be dehydrated
Respond to Nite-Net radio calls for assistance via CCTV
Offer assistance to guide people to a safer place
Identify vulnerable people on the streets at night
Please save the date in your new diaries/calendars – Saturday 23 February 2019 @ 2.00pm at Salvation Army Congress Hall, Commercial Road, Bedford MK40 1QS, to give thanks to God, […]
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WHAT DO PEOPLE SAY
Having been an officer in Bedfordshire police for nearly 10 years, I was aware of the street angels but only dealt with them every 5th week when I was on town centre duties. Now being the Licensing and Night-time Economy Sgt, I deal with the Street Angels on a weekly basis between meeting them out on patrol and also in meetings with Adam. Being responsible for the Night-time economy in Bedford, I was impressed with them and could see immediately what a difference they could make in Bedford town centre.
The work that the Street Angels do allows the police in the town centre to continue with their primary objective. I am pleased to say that the street angels are also working with the police to start a Bed Safe Space venue in Bedford and hope the new formed partnership remains. Keep up the good work!
Ali McGawLicensing and Night time Economy Sgt
The University of Bedfordshire very much appreciates the work that Bedford Street Angels do to help vulnerable people in Bedford town centre, particularly the young and the many living away from home during weekend nights and all the work they do to make Bedford a safe and welcoming town.
Professor Les EbdonVice Chancellor and Chief Executive, University of Bedfordshire – 2010
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