"ASK FOR ANGELA"
This campaign was launched within East Cambs today at The Riverside Bar (RBK) at The Maltings in Ely.
Representatives of the Hospitality industry, Taxis Drivers, Police, Council Officers, Councillors of East Cambs District Council, and the Mayor of Ely were welcomed by Cllr. David Ambrose Smith, Chair of ECDC Community Services Committee.
Cllr. Ambrose Smith stated, "Ask for Angela" is a simple strategy designed to keep both women & men safe.
When what is expected to be an enjoyable evening out, perhaps a meeting set up online – and the situation changes and becomes uncomfortable and potentially dangerous, "Ask for Angela" can provide a safe exit from the situation."
Members of the public need to know these simple steps to take:
- Go to the Bar, find a member of staff or just approach someone you may recognise and "ASK FOR ANGELA"
- This will highlight that you need help. You will be offered a place to wait away from the public area, out of sight. A taxi or a friend can be called, and you will be assisted to leave the venue out of the sight of the person(s) causing distress.
- If you are in a licensed taxi, the driver will know not to leave you alone.
- If necessary, the police can be involved.
This Campaign is Supported by: East Cambridgeshire District Council, East Cambridgeshire Police and Spotted in Ely.
Posted: Tue, 04 Dec 2018 10:15 by Su Field