Whitby Street Angels launched at a special event on Thursday 19th July with the first night on the streets on Friday 20th July. Twelve volunteers have sign up and received training. The scheme has the backing of the Police, Local Authority, Councillors and churches.
Lesley Philps, Scarborough Borough Council's community safety officer, said: "Whitby does not have a huge problem with anti-social behaviour, but like other towns and cities in the country there are issues, particularly on a Friday and Saturday night when people have drunk too much.
"In Scarborough where the Street Angels have been established for some time now, they have made a really positive difference to the night-time economy and I'm confident they will make a noticeable difference to people's wellbeing in Whitby, too."
Helen Webster, Whitby Street Angels coordinator, was interviewed on BBC Radio Tees and BBC Radio York about the scheme.
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