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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