Night Marshall and Street Angel Service to continue

17/10/2017, PR8675

A service which casts a protective eye over Wakefield city centre revellers is to be extended into 2019.

The Night Marshall and Street Angel Service, which is commissioned by Wakefield Council is to receive funding through Wakefield Community Safety Partnership, a multi-agency partnership, so it can continue for a further year.

Cllr Maureen Cummings
Cllr Maureen Cummings
Since 2011, the Night Marshall and Street Angel Service has supported people on Friday and Saturday evenings, and on bank holidays in the city Centre, by helping to diffuse conflict situations before they escalate, and keeping  people safe, who are vulnerable or intoxicated.

 

The service is one of a number of projects funded by the Partnership which is committed to reducing and preventing crime, tackling anti-social behaviour, combating the use of drugs and alcohol, and reducing domestic abuse in the district.

The service is one of a number of projects funded by the Partnership which is committed to reducing and preventing crime, tackling anti-social behaviour, combating the use of drugs and alcohol, and reducing domestic abuse in the district.

 

Cllr Maureen Cummings, Cabinet Member for Environment and Communities at Wakefield Council, who chairs the Partnership, said: "It's great news that this service  will continue into 2019.

 

"Crime and disorder has been reduced by having patrols on the streets of the city centre. The Marshalls, together with the Street Angels, are critical to this role, ensuring that everyone has a safe and enjoyable experience on a night out in Wakefield."

 

The Night Marshalls give a greater sense of safety for visitors and support the Street Angels - who provide help and advice to anyone who may be in distress.

 

The exact amount of funding will be confirmed once a competitive process has been completed and it's been decided which organisation will run the service.

 

The Wakefield Community Safety Partnership is supported by organisations including the Council, West Yorkshire Police, Jobcentre Plus, Wakefield Clinical Commissioning Group and Wakefield College.

 

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