CNI Network and Police Working Protocol - this document is from the Cleveland area and is ideal as a way of strengthening and professionalising the way we work in partnership with the Police. The document can be downloaded here. We are also looking at a similar protocol for working with the Ambulance service and Accident and Emergency departments - please contact Paul if you have any thoughts.
Paul was invited to speak at a DrinkAware event looking at harm resulting from public drunkenness in the night-time culture. The day was part of a study commissioned by DrinkAware to look at people's attitudes to alcohol and to gain an understanding of why binge-drinking is a massive part of the British culture. The day, attended by people from the Home Office, media, arts, drinks industry, NHS and Police, concluded with sharing ideas many of which are ideal for local projects to take on. CNI Network will continue to be part of the conversation and action around this.
We launched three new projects in November - Malton Street Angels, Tamworth Street Angels and Dundee Club Chaplains and also welcomed Clapham Junction Night Pastors who have become part of CNI Network and made links with Street By Street working in South and East Belfast. Welcome and thanks to all the amazing volunteers team who will be serving these communities...
FlipFlops - CNI Network took delivery of 6750 pairs of flip-flops! We are able to offer them to local projects at £75 for 50 size 4's and 50 size 6's (with either a collection from West Yorkshire or carriage of around £10 - carriage on more than 100 pairs will be worked out accordingly). Contact Paul if interested.
Dudes With Wings - ordering has just easier with a new on-line order form and cheaper carriage of £2.50. CNI Network projects need to enter a code to receive the products at half price to sell locally at full price. Visit the Dudes With Wings page and online ordering form here.
YourNight app now has a page on our web site - a great idea and gift for your communities night-time visitors!
CNI Network Northern One-Day Conference - keynote speaker Jarrod Cooper, songs by Phillipa Hanna and workshops that will resource and equip - Saturday 12th April in York - see here for details - workshops will be announced in the next few weeks...
Leeds Street and Club Angels held a Doorstaff Dinner to say thank you to doorstaff in the city in recognition of the massively unrewarded job they do.
Well done to Oldham Street Angels who received the Best Bar None 'Outstanding Achievement Award' for the contribution to the night-time economy of Oldham. Above the team at the awards ceremony. The group also received a fantastic 2nd Birthday present - a £40,000 grant so that a paramedic and mental health worker can join the team as sessional workers on Friday and Saturday nights - read more here.
Please vote for Wash My Pink Jumper in the Galaxy Hot Chocolate Fund - see here.
Hats! As winter and cold weather sets in the hats come out! This year CNI Network are running a competition:
Over the winter months Street Angels faced with minus temperatures, cold winds, snow, ice and frost have to keep their heads warm! Our Facebook page is to feature funny hats and we invite you to like the picture - the ones with the most likes win a prize (by end of March 2014 when the weather warms up!!!) Email your pics to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject HATS! See some of the November hat entries below...
Have fun in Blackpool but behave
Update from Guisborough Night Light
PowerPoint Surgery: How to create presentation slides that make your message stick Lee Jackson (Lee is a Street Angel in Leeds and has a special offer for CNI linked projects!)
Halifax Street Angels feature in Calderdale Voice
Pub Watch donation for Windsor's 'angels'
Street Angels say young women drinkers are at risk in York city centre (worth a read!)
Surviva Hooded Body Warmer update
New report on young people and alcohol / Worrying news from Northern Ireland
Update and video from Cookstown Street Angels, Northern Ireland
Police to link up with Bradford Street Angels
New coordinator appointed to guard the Street Angels - Slough
Encouragement from Sleaford Street Source
Alcohol Awareness Week
Angels joined by Angels?
Raising the bar: responsible nightlife
Street Angels will make Tamworth a safer place / Be an angel and make Tamworth safer
3 Peaks challenge - can you raise money for CNI Network or a local project?
Bolton Street Angels looking for new base after they become homeless
‘Street Angels’ on hand to assist late night revellers - Omagh
Halifax Angels Rest Cafe support British Legion
Club Angels Croydon invited to help with Halloween
Monday 2nd - Paul meeting with a Christian busker to talk about possible links between busking community and our local projects; also filming with CICS Calderdale for a video about work in schools including the Alcohol and Safety education resource.
Thursday 12th - the final Social Media and Your Organisation course, 10am at The King's Centre, Park Road, Halifax - details are here.
Monday 16th - evening to look at setting up Redcar Street Angels - Steve Brock is speaking on behalf of CNI Network - 7pm at St Peter's Church, Redcar Lane, Redcar.
Friday 20th and Saturday 21st - Lichfield Late Night Listeners Nativity - see here for details.
Monday 23rd - Paul is organising Carol Singing at Harveys of Halifax department store - download a poster and invites.
Boxing Day - Ben from Dundee Street Chaplains is jumping into the icy cold waters of the North Sea to help raise money for the Dundee Street Chaplains mobile unit. You can sponsor Ben online at this web site.
Friday 27th - Paul and Jean at Festival of Praise, Manchester Arena
- Happy New Year!
Tuesday 25th February - CNI Network Trustees meeting and Vision Day - representatives from local projects invited to join us for the afternoon to discuss the vision and future of CNI Network. This will be held in Halifax. E-mail Paul if interested.
Saturday 12th April - CNI Network Northern Conference, 10am - 4pm in York - keynote speaker Jarrod Cooper, singer Phillipa Hanna, choice of afternoon workshops. See here for more details.
Please pray in December for:
Rhyl, North Wales / Lowestoft Town Pastors, East Anglia / Sudbury Town Pastors, East Anglia / Bournemouth Church for the Night / High Wycombe Lap Dancing Bar Chaplaincy / Windsor Street Angels
In 2014 we will be making more use of our Facebook CNI Network Prayer Group (this is a closed group - contact Paul with your Facebook address if you would like to be added) and will be encouraging more projects to be involved in the Prayer Twinning idea.
UCB's Prayer for Today booklet featured our work on page 49 of this quarters prayer guide - download here.
"Street Angels are utterly utterly brilliant" Timmy Mallett (who presented Windsor Street Angels
with an Award for Community Safety at the Royal Borough Council Awards)