Ask for Angela Campaign
The "Ask for Angela" campaign has come to Worcester. Student Services staff are working closely with Safer Worcester and Night Safe to roll this out to venues in Worcester City Centre, starting from September 2017.
The campaign, which was developed by Hayley Childs on behalf of Lincolnshire County Council, allows people to ask venue staff for assistance discreetly with minimum fuss.
Venues that are currently signed up to the campaign include:
- The Crown
- The Royal Exchange
- McDonalds (The Cross)
- Tonic Bar
- The Hangar Students Union
- Slug and Lettuce
- Starbucks - Cathedral Square
- All Bar One
- Cosy Club
The Street Pastors and the Taxi Marshalls are also participating in the scheme. Venues that are participating will have posters up in toilets and other areas to demonstrate that they are taking part.
Worcester is a very safe city with low crime levels compared to other cities. However, it is always sensible to be cautious and to take extra measures to reduce the risk of you becoming a victim of a crime.
You may be meeting someone for the first time or want to take extra precautions when you're out in the city centre. Venues that are involved in the Ask for Angela campaign will be able to assist you should you find yourself in an uncomfortable situtaion. Whether it is an innappropriate comment, unwanted attention or something just doesn't feel right, you can approach a member of staff and "Ask for Angela". The member of staff will know that you are requesting help an will assist you in removing yourself from the situation, discreetly and without too much fuss.
Thanks go to...
Special thanks go to Hayley Childs, Substance Misuse and Sexual Violence & Abuse Strategy Coordinator at Lincolnshire County Council who developed the campaign. For further information please visit www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/nomore