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
BBC Three Counties Radio host Nick Coffer tries to guess what Mystery Guests Frances and Martin do. Listen to this friendly chatty recording from Friday afternoon on 24th January 2020 […]
Bedford Street Angels would really appreciate your joining us in our up-coming Week of Prayer: 13-20 October 2019. We wish to continue to be “A practical expression of Christ’s love […]
All volunteers, pray-ers at base and at home, friends, nominated church representatives, trustees, committee members and their partners were invited to this BSA event at 3:45 pm on Saturday 7 […]
We invite you to join us in a Week of Prayer for the work of Bedford Street Angels. Only God can provide for the wide range of needs of this […]
The BSA 10th Anniversary was held on Saturday 23 February 2019 @ 2.00pm at Salvation Army Congress Hall, Commercial Road, Bedford MK40 1QS. We gave thanks to God and celebrated […]
Dear friends, We invite you to join us from 14-21 October 2018 in prayer to our Mighty God, who answers the prayers of His believing people. We ask you to […]
WHAT DO PEOPLE SAY
Following the tragic death of Robert Gill we were all made aware that people visiting our pubs and clubs could become separated from their friends and be extremely vulnerable. Initially when I heard about the plan I was very sceptical and thought it was about converting people. How wrong was I, the angels offer that additional safe guard and I take my hat off to them. Would any of us give up our free time to do what they do? At some point all of us have someone we love and care about in the pubs and clubs in Town and this additional safe guard is a fantastic achievement.
Gill AndersonPrincipal Licensing Officer, Bedford Borough Council – 2009
I would like to pass on my appreciation to all the volunteers who have spent their free time on helping make Bedford a safer night out. Just seeing you guys out there does make a real difference and the perception (even though its very dark due to several street lights not working) that someone is there if or when needed.
On one occasion a Street Angel even walked a friend of mine all the way home to the far end of London Road after a domestic with her then partner! Many thanks to everyone involved in making this invaluable scheme possible.
Paul DawsonGeneral Manager of The Rose and Chair of Licensees for Bedsafe – 2010
Message from the Management
Having been involved with Bedford Street Angels (BSA) since it started, it’s an absolute privilege to become the chair of the management committee. The work BSA does is amazing and it’s wonderful to be able to show Jesus’ love in such a practical way to a variety of people every Saturday night. First of all I would commend the volunteers to you. Age is no barrier to this amazing crew out in all weathers: they bring a level of dedication, resilience and compassion which is rarely seen. It’s great to be able to work alongside and be accepted by other groups who are involved in the night time economy such as the police, the paramedics, Bedford Bid and door staff. You can see from the website what we do every Saturday night week in week out and not only that, the management committee is constantly striving to improve the service we give. It’s very humbling for me to go out on patrol with the founder members, who not only forgave the lads involved with the death of their son and set up the charity but continue to serve as volunteers. I am excited about the future of Bedford Street Angels as we approach the start of our 12th year in the new decade. There is much work to be done in passing on the baton to the next generation but it’s important that I close by giving God the glory for all that BSA have achieved in the past and will go on to do in the future.Martin Denny – Chair of BSA Management Committee