Street Angels out and about in Rhyl 29/11/2010 Members of local churches and the Salvation Army in Rhyl are planning to take to the streets this Christmas in a bid to spread goodwill amongst revellers.
The ‘Street Angels' will also be on hand to offer support and advice to those on a night out and who may need some practical support.
Members of the local Neighbourhood Policing Team will be out on patrols and it's hoped that the presence of the Street Angels will help to further create a safer place for people to enjoy themselves.
Sergeant Gail McKenzie of the Community Safety Department has helped set up the scheme with Rhyl based Sergeant Neal Parkes. The scheme ran last year and received a positive response from the public.
"Along with ourselves, the Street Angels will be highly visible on the streets," said Sgt McKenzie. "For whatever reason, some people may not want to speak to a police officer on a night out but may be ready to have a chat to a Street Angel for advice or a bit of support. They will help to show revellers that people care"
The Street Angels have been given basic training on how to calm aggressive behaviour but are not expected to intervene in any brawls they may come across.
Sgt. McKenzie added: "Their presence should provide a calming influence on those people who meet them and will give practical, friendly support if the need arises. They will also help police by contacting us should they see any disorder."
The Street Angels are drawn primarily from the congregations of local Churches in Rhyl and the Salvation Army. From December 17th of December, the Street Angels will take to the streets on key nights including New Year's Eve and will wear the same clothing which consists of a winter jacket and fleece hat.