Street Angels in Whitby
Street Angels is a church-lead initiative setup to help make Whitby town centre a safer and better place. Our team of volunteers can be found out on the streets of Whitby on Saturday nights and occasional Fridays, practically helping and listening to people, especially those in difficult or vulnerable situations.
Our website contains information about our local Street Angels group, as well as the wider, national Street Angels initiative.
Whitby Street Angels are recruiting now! The next training session will be held on Saturdays 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 June. Covering police, listening skills, first aid, safeguarding, drugs and alcohol.
If you would like to come out on a trial patrol before committing yourself to training, please contact us through the website. We go out every Saturday night 10.00 pm - 2.00 am in Whitby Town Centre.
Are you over 18 and interested in joining the Whitby Street Angels? Come and join us. Contact us to go out on patrol one evening to see if you would like to become a Street Angel.
Whitby Street Angels will be out and about from 10.00 pm - 2.00 am every Saturday in March and April and Goth weekend Friday.
A few stay safe tips for staying safe when you go out:
Plenty sense. Plenty water. Plenty friends. Never leave your drinks around.
Always stay with your friends, don't go off alone, have their contact information on you somewhere other than your phone and over a big dinner beforehand try to think about your drinking limits for the night and stick to them!
Always eat before a night out - never drink on an empty stomach.
Know your drink limit. Know what you are drinking so you can know how much you have had. This will help you and your friends know if your drink has been spiked because you have kept account of your alcohol intake.
Keep your taxi money in another part of your handbag/wallet so you don't spend it. Always sit in the back of the taxi if you are travelling by yourself.
Pick a venue right for you - if you feel out of place, leave! Most fights start over something minor - someone knocks you, spills your drink - apologise! Don't get involved in breaking up a fight - that's the job of the door-staff! Someone pestering you - try and ignore them and if that doesn't work ask the bar or door - staff to help you. Look out for your friends - make sure they are safe.
If in doubt find the Street Angel volunteers who will offer help and support or a police officer or ask the door - staff. Have a safe night out.
Street Angels out and about.