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Volunteer ‘Street Angels’ wanted to watch over Barrow


[P]olice and partners are appealing for volunteers to help launch a new ‘Street Angels’ initiative in Barrow.

The project would see volunteers patrol a community hub on busy nights, most often at weekends, as well as provide a safe drop-in for people who may become vulnerable.

An information evening will take place at Barrow Police Station next Thursday (May 4th) at 7pm, where the founder of Street Angels, Paul Blakey, will join police and Church leaders to discuss the proposals.

There will be a number of presentations, including a talk from police on the challenges within the night-time economy in Barrow.

Superintendent Rob O’Connor said: “We want the people of Barrow to enjoy the town and have a good night out, but our priority is that they are kept safe.

“I am pleased that the police are working with Street Angels and the Church representatives in an attempt to set up this new initiative, which will offer safe people and a safe place for those who need it.

“It would be really good to see members of the community attend this information evening to find out how they can help us make it happen.”

Anyone who would like to attend the evening can register their interest via the following link