We should be the ones making the news not just watching the news! As our local projects contribute to a UK year on year reduction in alcohol related violence and A&E admissions we aim to share our part in that story and be influential to the influential!
Our projects are contributing to reduced crime, changed lives and renewed communities - part of the purpose of CNI Network is to tell these stories to those who lead our nation, the media and others (in fact anyone who will listen!)
A testimony to the way we have gained national recognition is through the founder of Street Angels and CNI Network, Paul Blakey, receiving a MBE in the New Years Honours 2010 and in 2012 receiving the Prime Minister's Big Society Award. Several of our local projects have also received local awards - these are listed here.
We also aim to speak as one voice for the 130 local projects around issues within the night-time economy. We also aim to be the one place others can go to for information on what is happening within the voluntary and faith sector in relation to work in the night-time economy.
CNI Network has added its voice to issues such as minimum pricing on alcohol; the role of Police and Crime Commissioners and the need for links to the Third Sector; and volunteering within the wider Police family.
CNI Network is regularly featured in local, regional and national media and we generally use this opportunity to tell some stories of the amazing difference that is made through local projects and volunteers. We are available for comments on stories around alcohol, night-time economy and anti-social behaviour and have featured on BBC (including Songs of Praise, Street Patrol and NewsNight), ITV and Sky News as well as local BBC, UCB and Premier Radio and local, regional and national newspapers including The Times, Financial Times Weekend magazine and Christianity. Our Love Your Streets ~ #Do1NiceThing campaign was also featured in several publications including New Start magazine (see below for examples of major publicity for our work).
22nd December 22nd 2014 - Redcar Beacons on BBC Look North
12th June 2012- Big Society interview on BBC Look North
12th June 2012 - Big Society interview on ITN
23rd October 2009 - Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown praises work of Street Angels
CNI Network / local projects featured in videos:
December 2016 - Various #StaySafe radio features
December 2016 - Paul on Cross Rhythms Teeside
December 2016 - Paul Abell from Scarborough on Yorkshire Coast Radio
23rd January 2016 - Paul interviewed on TWR
18th December 2015 - Premier Radio talking Mad Friday
12th December 2015 - Club Angels feature on BBC Radio 4's Wireless Nights with Jarvis Cocker
30th November 2015 - David Gee from Boro Angels on BBC Tees talking about the Safe Place Haven
30th November 2015 - Paul on BBC Radio Leeds, 10 years of Street Angels
August 2015 (Festival Angels) - UCB / Premier / Radio Leeds
25th June 2015 - Branch FM feature on Festival Angels
10th June 2015 - BBC World Service and BBC Radio Leeds - Magaluf Street Angels
26th April 2015 - Paul Blakey on Premier Radio's Shed Talk
2nd February 2015 - Paul and Jean Blakey interviewed on Branch FM
1st January 2015 - Street Pastors and CNI on Mark Forrester show
1st January 2015 - Bolton Street Angels on BBC Radio 4 Today programme
21st December 2014 - Mad Friday radio coverage for Leeds Street Angels and CNI Network
7th December 2014 - Paul talks about #StreetAngelsBook on BBC Radio Leeds
12th November 2014 - Redcar Beacons on BBC Radio Tees
3rd September 2014 - Aylesbury Street Angels on BBC Three Counties
February 2014 - Manchester's KEY103 radio station feature a week of Street Angels - day 1 / day 2 / day 3 & 4
19 January 2012 - Fred and Fran Gill, Bedford Street Angels, interviewed on BBC Three Counties radio - interview 1 / interview 2
28th June 2011: The Rt Revd Nick Baines, the Bishop of Bradford chats to Adam Pope from BBC Radio Leeds on the 'Big Society'
28th June 2011: Adam Pope from BBC Radio Leeds catches up with the Halifax Street Angels and even comes out as an Angel himself.
3rd April 2011: Tracey Britian, Project Manager of Boro Angels speaks to BBC Radio Tees on their recent Mayor's Award for Services to the community:
12th March 2011: Listen to the Mayor of Boxtowe and Nigel Adams, Director of Hope Nottingham speak to Sarah Julian on her show on BBC Radio Nottingham
2nd January 2011: BBC Radio York with Julia Booth:Doug and Julia interviewed Jennifer Locke, Project Coordinator of Street Angels York and Rob Ainsworth, one of the volunteers.
31st December 2010: It's New Years Eve and many will be celebrating tonight - looking back on the past year and welcoming in 2011. Adam May - former National Development Officer for Christian Nightlife Initiatives - tells Premier's Lisa Mainwaring how Street Angels will be helping.
25th November 2010: Paul Blakey tells Premier Radio about the five years of Halifax Street Angels
19th November 2010: 6:00pm Paul Blakey and Adam May interviewed by Steve Chalke on Calayst - a Premier Radio show giving examples of how the UK Church living out the Big Society.
National / International Newspapers Coverage:
Church of England Reader Magazine
The Independent highlight role of Street Angels
The Sun feature Manchester Street Angels
The Guardian spend a Friday night out
Magaluf Street Angels in NOS (Netherlands)
Vice.com - Manchester Street Angels
Watford Street Angels / The Cinnamon Network in The Times
BBC Newsbeat - Magaluf Street Angels
Croydon Club Angels in Financial Times Weekend magazine
#StaySafe campaign in various national newspapers
Guildford Street Angels in Sunday Express
Halifax Street Angels in Sunday Telegraph
Article in Inspire Magazine, October 2012
Local newspaper coverage is featured in our Blog