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Portman Group shows alcohol related crimes are decreasing 
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Thanks to our amazing teams of volunteers who are part of this story - contributing to a continued cultural change in the UK through front-line support and help within the night-time economy. #VolunteersAreAmazing
Emergency services staged a rescue at the River Aire in Leeds after about 31 incidents in five years.

The stretch of the river through the city centre has been responsible for more rescues than any other body of water in West Yorkshire.

Firefighters led a training exercise using boats and ropes to rescue a man floundering in the water behind Asda house.

Police and Street Angels were also on hand to assist.

Leeds district fire commander Russ Hepton said: “It’s not a controlled environment. If someone gets in there in deep water, potentially they could be in trouble.

“Half of incidents are over the weekend period, which is a concern to me because it suggests people are out enjoying themselves, possibly taking a bit of alcohol and the river, for whatever reason, looks more attractive.

“My clear message is don’t ever entertain getting in the water. If you do it might be the very last thing you do.”

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service has been called to 107 water rescues across the county since 2010, nine of which resulted in fatalities.

There were 47 incidents across Leeds, including five deaths. Two of those were in the Aire. The exercise was held to coincide with the Chief Fire Officers Association (CFOA) national Water Safety and Drowning Prevention Week.


CNI Network has supported Durham and York Student Union to set up Street Angels style schemes due to the number of fatalities in rivers.

We also encourage any local project working near water to contact the local fire brigade to ask for training and to tweet and facebook messages around water safety especially over the summer months. 
Volunteers Needed To Help Keep People Safe On Nights Out

5 out of the 10 safest places to be a student have CNI Network projects!

Paul and Jean ran a stall at Word Alive event in Wales over Easter. CNI Network will also be at Big Church Day Out (with Derek Baker from Arun Angels looking after our stand which is part of Cinnamon Network's area) and Christian Resource Exhibition at London's Excel (we are joining with Charisma Art and are able to offer free tickets - see here) - please come and say hello to us!!! (we will also have copies of #StreetAngelsBook for sale!)
Boro Angels receiving the Special Recognition Award 2015 at the Best Bar None Awards on Thursday 16th April in Middlesbrough Town Hall.
Bishop Nigel of Brechin joined Dundee's Street and Club Chaplains for a night last month... 
Thanks to those individuals, local projects, businesses and churches who responded to the letter from CNI Network Trustees sent out earlier this month. The heart of the trustees is to cover all core costs through regular donations and that way we can focus not on fundraising but on the vision of 'supporting projects supporting people' and continue to help make even more of our city streets like new again!

If you could contribute a one-off or regular donation our bank account details are: Co-Operative Bank, WN8 6WT: Sort Code 08-92-99 / Account Number 65462379 / Street Angels - Christian Nightlife Initiatives.

What we do works! Alcohol related crime is continuing to fall year on year - CNI offer support and resources to new and existing projects to help them deliver culture-changing work within the night-time economy. We campaign and celebrate at a national level and help new ideas to develop. Please consider standing with us so we can achieve even more!
Manchester Street Angels are linking with Coffee 4 Craig to offer support to homeless in the city

Notice of the Street Angels - CNI Network Annual General Meeting 2015 - Tuesday 23rd June, 6pm at St Peter's Church, Belper, DE56 1FD. Papers will be posted on www.sa-cni.org.uk/agm nearer the time.

Here are the amazing team of volunteers of Sesel Paster Lannwit in the Seychelles! 
Paul and Jean attended the launch of Association of Town and City Chaplaincies. Many of our teams offer chaplaincy within the night economy to pub and club staff, doorstaff and emergency service personnel. Several teams including Aylesbury, Fleet, Watford, Guildford and Uxbridge link day time chaplaincy with night-time street work.
CNI Network will feature on SHED TALK this Sunday (26th April) 9pm on Premier Radio (DAB, Freeview 725, online)

CNI Network and local projects are available to talk to your group (Rotary, after-dinner, etc) and at church services and conference events - contact Jean for more details.
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