CNI Network would love to connect with you. We are active on Facebook, Twitter, send out a regular newsletter and post news items from our family of projects on our Blog page. We are here to support and serve local projects, those looking at starting a project and local churches and communities.
To book founder Paul Blakey MBE as a speaker please see here.
Often our local projects are happy to speak about the work locally - please contact the local project direct (see this page for local project listings)
As well as the CNI Network Facebook page we also have:
Volunteers Are Amazing
The heart of CNI Network is the amazing teams of volunteers who invest who they are the skills they have into local communities. CNI Network honours and celebrates each and every person who is part of the international CNI family.
CNI Network Safeguarding: Safeguarding Explained / Safeguarding Policy Document
If you wish to make a complaint about CNI Network or have concerns about one of our local projects please either contact Paul at firstname.lastname@example.org or via letter at CNI Network, The King's Centre, Park Road, Halifax, HX1 2TS or email the chair of trustees Stuart Robertshaw at email@example.com . Complaints Procedure.
Street Angels, Club Angels, Festival Angels and Christian Nightlife Initiatives Network are all Copyright and part of the CNI Network branding. If you wish to use these names please contact us.
A Statement on other Street Angel groups not part of CNI Network: Oscar Wilde said "Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery". Since we started Street Angels in 2005 and CNI (Christian Nightlife Initiatives) Network in 2008 we have supported, helped and resourced around 150 local projects to start. We have worked locally, regionally, nationally and internationally to set up projects that are: professional; adhere to various guidelines; offered support; celebrated for all they do and as such are held in high esteem as examples of outstanding community and voluntary action.
Sadly there are an increasing number of groups who are setting up Street Angels projects outside of the support, guidelines, legality and advice CNI Network offers. Whilst we are not precious about the name we are precious about the reputation and professionalism that every project that is part of CNI Network upholds.
Only those projects, including Street Angels, listed on cninetwork.org/projects are linked to CNI Network and as such will be operating within a high professional standard. Projects who may well use the branding and/or name not listed on our website are outside of the jurisdiction and support of CNI Network and as such we have no responsibility for their actions.
Contact Us / Meet The Team:
Paul and Jean Blakey - Paul and Jean are the founders of Street Angels and CNI Network. Paul is the CEO with Jean supporting him voluntary. Web Site. Paul - firstname.lastname@example.org / 07725 501465
Katie Waters is Project Coordinator for Leeds Street Angels and has recently begun in the role of Regional Coordinator for West Yorkshire. Katie says: "I began volunteering with Leeds Street Angels in 2013 and from my first night on patrol found the project rewarding, changing my perceptions of the night life in Leeds. Every weekend is different and we're always learning new skills, as well as putting into practice our training. We've seen prayers answered and we continue to pray for the future development of the project. Since becoming coordinator in 2014 I've gained a greater understanding of the night-time economy in Leeds, being supported by and partnering with many other agencies in the city. I'm excited to see how we can develop a regional network with other projects to support one another and increase our impact" - email@example.com
Stuart Robertshaw is the chair of CNI Network and has been a volunteer with Leeds Street Angels for over 5 years and has also been working with local churches in Dewsbury to form the Dewsbury and District Street Angels project. Stuart is passionate about the work of Street Angels and has given several talks to local groups and churches to spread awareness of the work that Street Angels do in the local projects. He is passionate about expanding the number of projects worldwide under the CNI banner and values the huge commitment local volunteers give on the CNI projects. Stuart works as a risk management consultant during the week so he is naturally keen to ensure people are kept safe in their leisure time as well as in their day jobs. email
Olivia Shaw is vice-chair and part of Woking Street Angels, in the South of England. Olivia is passionate about ensuring people are safe when enjoying a night out, and have someone to talk to if they need to talk. Olivia says "I am really keen to see how CNI projects can support their local hospitals and emergency services" During the week she works for the NHS as a Medicines Management Technician and is a keen football fan!! email
Martin Rowley BEM is our longest serving trustee. He is a former Elim Pastor, York Street Angel and now an undertaker! He has a passion for strengthening the work of regional coordinators and is able to add a dynamic business entity to the work of CNI. email
Bishop of Wakefield, Right Reverend Tony Robinson is the Patron of CNI Network and has joined Street Angels on patrol a number of times across the Diocese and fully supports the work of CNI Network and the difference it and local projects make. See here for details
Council of Reference:
The Council of Reference are people who stand with and believe in the mission of CNI Network to demonstrate God’s Kingdom as a reality within the night-time economy (and similar). They are people who will seek to make this mission a reality in new and dynamic ways as well as support and encourage our existing projects. They will offer insight into the changing needs of the night-time economy from their particular area of expertise. They will seek to champion the work of CNI Network, its local projects and the impact we are making. If working regionally they will encourage and support the projects and volunteers within the region and encourage clusters around Police Regions. They will seek to celebrate and promote the impact of our family of volunteers and share good news stories. They will seek to help make CNI Network a forward-thinking and increasingly relevant organisation that is serving others and communities worldwide.
Sara Barrie - Sara is a serving Police Officer and was part of the setting up and offering on-going support to Leeds Street Angels. email
Andy Burns BEM - is the founder of Dundee Street Chaplains and a former Trustee of CNI Network. Andy is in the process of moving back home to Northern Ireland and so will be part of the development of CNI's work in Ireland. Andy was awarded the BEM (British Empire Medal) in the Queen's Birthday Honours 2019 in recognition of the work he has pioneered in Scotland.
Kym-Marie Cleasby is the founder and CEO of Wash My Pink Jumper and also volunteers as a Witney Street Pastor. Kym-Marie has expertise in the business and charity sector.
Debra Green OBE - is the National Director and Founder of Redeeming Our Communities (ROC), founded in 2004; a registered charity and Limited company. She is frequently asked to speak at events and conferences. She also speaks at conferences organised by statutory authorities and public services. Debra has twenty years of experience in bringing organisations together towards the goal of social transformation, starting with her home city of Manchester. Since 2003, this work has expanded and she has acted as a consultant to many other towns and cities with significant results. Such work has attracted interest from public services and local authorities who are impressed by the proven track record and results achieved. Debra has had three books published. The most recent published in 2014 – ROC Your World – changing communities for good. Also a previous book was published in 2008 “Redeeming Our Communities; 21st Century Miracles of Social Transformation”.
Lu Hardy - Lucy heads up Club Angels in London and has a passion to see young Christian engage within the clubbing culture. email
Andy Nicholson is the lead of Leeds Festival Angels and an Anglican vicar. He has a passion for people and seeing the church engage in key events such as music festivals. email
Carolyn Skinner - Carolyn is the founder of Third Space Ministries and has a vision and passion to see Christian engage with people within the third spaces (leisure) of society. email
Detective Chief Inspector Matt Walker - is a serving police officer in North Yorkshire, currently on the senior management team, with responsibilities in serious crime and intelligence. Matt is a committed Christian and believes that to truly work with communities, you have to be part of the community, being accessible to help colleagues and the public alike. Matt is a member of Mowbray Community Church in Harrogate, a vibrant free church with tremendous community outreach. Matt is a volunteer youth leader and also works in the children’s ministries. In work, Matt is Branch Leader for the North Yorkshire Police Christian Police Association, promoting faith, inclusion and support within the organisation, and is the multi-faith lead in support networks. Outside work, Matt is Local Authority Governor to a local primary school. Matt is married and is blessed with two children. The Bible and Christian values are at the heart of his being.
Sarah Walker joined the team at the ATCM in June 2014 as Purple Flag Project Manager, taking on the role as Purple Flag Programme Manager in 2015. She brings a wealth of knowledge to the role having 16 year’s experience of the Evening and Night Time Economy (ENTE) from her previous roles as Best Bar None National Co-ordinator and Membership assistant at the (BII) British Institute of Innkeeping. Sarah is passionate about the difference that Purple Flag is making to our Towns and Cities throughout the UK, Ireland and now internationally. She firmly believes that effective partnership working is key to making a real difference to the regeneration, revitalisation, diversification and perception of our towns and city centres. Sarah also has strong involvement with key partnership organisations and other ENTE programmes including the Local Alcohol Partnership Group (LAPG).