October has been another great month of moving forward and making known the great impact that local projects are making in around 120 communities across the UK and beyond.
We are also making plans for a Regional Leadership Team get together in Scarborough in January and a national SA-CNI conference in June.
Paul and Jean are now keen to visit as many local projects as possible (now Paul's wrist is healed) so please do contact them to make arrangements for this if you would like them to visit your project or area of projects...
It was great to welcome Blackpool and Fylde Street Angels as a new local branch of SA-CNI - they have a fantastic team of volunteers and management group - do pray for them as they move forward...
On Friday 23rd November SA-CNI will be praying for the work of Street Pastors as part of a Year of Prayer - please do pray individually and as you gather on that evening to pray for the work of Street Pastors nationally and locally to you.
Thanks to all who are making the difference in communities across the UK, Australia and Europe...
19-25 November is Alcohol Awareness Week with the theme "It's time to talk about drinking". SA-CNI have written a piece for the Big Society Awards around top tips for a safe night out with contributions from several local projects (this will be blogged and on our social media during the week). The week is an initiative of Alcohol Concern and they say about the week:
"One of the nation’s defining features is that people love to talk about drinking – but are we having the right kind of conversation? Alcohol Concern has a set the theme 'it’s time to talk about drinking' for Alcohol Awareness Week. This gives great flexibility to have all kinds of conversations about the health risks, social problems, stigmas and taboos associated with talking about the dangers of alcohol. It also allows local groups to focus on different areas.
One of the main ways we’re going to start the conversation is by challenging people to give up alcohol for a month in January. From AAW people will be able to sign up either as an individual or a team to give up drinking for a month. We’re going to ask people to pledge money or get sponsored to motivate them to stick at the challenge. We’ll also be providing people with tips and information on cutting down and how this will help their health, sleeping patterns and general wellbeing."
Keep an eye on our web site for tools to help you engage with this week...
The flip-flop storage at Beverley Street Angels / Scarborough Street Angels set off on patrol from the new base at the heart of the nightclub area.
Great News from our Blog:
Purple Flag for Hull's safer nightlife
Marlborough Mop Fair Street Angels (pictured below)
Woking anti-social behaviour cut by 21%, police say
Funding win for York Street Angels
Getting students home safe in Leeds and Headingley
Stockton Town Pastors Newsletter
Street Angels - CNI feature in Inspire Magazine
Dramatic fall in violent crime at night in Cleethorpes
SA-CNI Diary for November:
Sat 3rd - Celebration and thanks for the work of Hull Street Angels, 1pm - 3pm at Holy Trinity Church, Hull
Mon 5th and Tue 6th - Paul is one of the speakers at TownStock - a national conference for those who want to get on and do something about their towns!
Wed 7th - Paul is at the UCB Leaders Day in Stoke-on-Trent; Paul and Jean meeting with Rebekah and Carl Brettle to chat about Neighbourhood Prayer Network.
Thu 8th - Paul delivering Social Media and Your Organisation training, 10am - 12.30pm in Halifax.
Sat 10th - Paul is at Halifax Street Angels
Mon 12th - Paul attending the Evangelical Alliance SERVE event in Bradford, 10am - 4pm
Thu 15th - voting takes place for Police and Crime Commissioners - see here for details / letter sent via Twitter to candidates - please do forward to your local candidates as well
Fri 16th - Paul and Jean at a Making Jesus Known event in Liquid Nightclub, Oldham, looking at potential partnership with the nights they host for young people in nightclubs
Mon 19th - Sun 25th - Alcohol Awareness Week - see article above
Wed 21st - Paul speaking at FGBMFI Warrington - evening includes a 2 course dinner for £12.50 - booking information here
Fri 23rd - Street Angels - SA-CNI praying for work of Street Pastors as part of the Street Pastor Year of Prayer
Pictures from Dundee Street Chaplains reaching out to clubbers over Halloween
It is great when people tweet about the work of local projects - here are tweets from volunteers, those we helped and partners:
Ohhh that tinfoil night! Will never forget!!! #streetangels xx No go areas: need to address in partnership with volunteers and local authorities. Street angels given as an example. voluntary organisations is also key IMHO. Groups such as Street Angels, Street Pastors do a great job in intercepting those... Thanks 4 prayers @cninet. Be blessed as teams keep up good work on streets at night in towns & cities. Together in word & action #HOPE Street Angels Leeds was fantastic last night despite the snow! You know it was a good night when the street angels rescue you! Haha! Cold&damp in Oldham but Street Angels were warmly welcomed in town. Thanks to the young woman who donated her black angel wings! Best night ever free flip flops off a random!! #streetangels You're a street angel! I was just telling my friend about street angels. Great job, always. Well done. Every Friday & Saturday, #Camberley #StreetAngels patrol the town. All volunteers from local churches, wanting to help If you're out in Halifax tonight, Street Angels are out as well! Look out for me in my bright yellow jacket should you need me :) I'm out with the street angels again tonight. I usually staff a Saturday night. I wonder what Friday night will bring? Training for Watford and High Wycombe Street Angels taken this evening by members of the Watford team Lively so far but a good atmosphere'Hartlepool Town Pastors having some good conversations. Thanks for all your votes street angels won the funding for the bus project!!! Even the Leeds Rhino's were in town @Scarborough_UK thanks to all who talked to the street angels have a great night @KFYorkshire @cninet Haverhill, Lowestoft and Ipswich Town Pastors keep our streets safe at night Woking 'street angels' just gave me these lovely flops nd a lolly #lovelypeople Woking Street Angels. "We're all a part of a team, each with a part to play" Street Angels York @Street_Angels - Recruiting volunteers for our next training course starts 10th nov apply online! Just had a very pleasant chat with the local Street Angels, what nice people, but I do not envy their role! Quiet night in Oldham tonight 4 Street Angels thanks to our brill vols We're looking for new volunteers to work 1 Saturday night per month helping us get #Telford clubber's home safely, all are welcome
Please pray for:
Every local project, every volunteer, all those who have received help in some way on the streets (or on the beach, in the clubs or in the safe place cafes, converted burger vans or buses) and for the increase in reduced crime
The various events coming up this month including Alcohol Awareness Week, Townstock and SERVE
The elections for the Police and Crime Commissioners - for opportunities to engage between the candidates and local projects
The ongoing work of the national umbrella organisation SA-CNI, for funding bids submitted and for plans and vision as we plan into 2013. for the work of Paul and Jean, the trustees and regional leadership team
Contact and Support:
Paul Blakey MBE - 07725 501465 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Facebook.com/cninetwork / Twitter.com/cninet / cninetwork.org.uk / loveyourstreets.org.uk
#Do1NiceThing / #StreetAngels / #CNIPrayer
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