11:32AM, Thursday 09 February 2012
Revellers in need of help during a night on the tiles will have some angelic volunteers to turn to as a new safety scheme launches tomorrow in Windsor.
The Street Angels initiative will kick-off after 18 months in the planning and is aiming to make Windsor's night-time economy a safer place.
Volunteer angels in three teams of three will patrol outside bars and nightclubs in blue high-visibility jackets, armed with lollipops, first aid kits and blankets to help vulnerable partygoers.
They will hit the streets from 10pm to 3am every Friday and Saturday night.
Teams will spend time near bars and nightclubs in Goswell Hill and other areas - on hand to offer a sympathetic ear to emotional partygoers.
The scheme has been led by Windsor Churches Together, in conjunction with police and the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead.
Minister Mark Richardson said: "It is a new and exciting opportunity to make the town centre a safer and more welcoming place for families and tourists."
Volunteers must be over 18 and will be CRB checked, interviewed and provided with 10 weeks training.
Call PCSO Bullock on 07816 848231 to become a street angel.
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