December 14, 2017 2.49 pm This story is over 45 months old

‘Ask for Angela’ scheme rolled out to Skegness in time for Christmas

Ask for Angela is part of the council’s #NoMore partnership campaign.

The ‘Ask for Angela’ scheme has been extended to Skegness following its success in the county, nationally and even around the world.

Residents enjoying a night out over Christmas and the New Year are being reminded that bars and pubs running the scheme can help them if they find themselves in unsafe situations.

Ask for Angela is part of Lincolnshire County Council’s #NoMore partnership campaign.

Posters and window stickers are displayed in bars to let people know that if they are in a situation where they don’t feel safe, they can ask bar staff for help.

Hayley Child, Sexual Violence Strategy Co-ordinator at Lincolnshire County Council who developed the scheme said: “Pubs, clubs and bars in Lincoln and Spalding already use Ask for Angela through their Pubwatch schemes.

“I’m delighted to announce that we have now extended this to Skegness in time for Christmas.

“Skegness is a great place for a night out, including with visitors from outside of the county.

“If they’re new to the area or meeting people they don’t know very well, they will now be able to choose venues where bar staff will be able to help if they get into difficult situations.

“Every month more and more places are starting to use the scheme – in the UK, Australia, Canada and Germany to name a few.

“It’s great to see that this is being used so widely and helps raise awareness of the scheme, and ultimately, keep people safer.”

More information including a list of venues which run the scheme can be found here.

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