In partnership with Surrey Police and The Square, Collectively Camberley have launched a new scheme to Camberley Town Centre that aims to discreetly help customers from the evening and night time businesses out of vulnerable or uncomfortable situations.
The BID team are working with relevant venues across Camberley Town Centre to help prevent and reduce violence and vulnerability with the 'Ask for Angela' scheme. It encourages people to discreetly ask for help by going to the venue staff and 'Asking for Angela' - a phrase aimed at alerting staff to the cry for help so they can help defuse the situation.
Collectively Camberley BID Manager, Lucy Boazman, says:
"We wanted to introduce the scheme to Camberley after seeing it on social media. Lincolnshire County Council have kindly allowed us to replicate their idea here in Camberley. The posters will be displayed in both male and female toilets in bars, pubs, restaurants and hotels across the BID area, and provide reassurance to customers that there is support available if needed on their night out in Camberley."
As part of the Camberley Pubwatch Group, the scheme was launched early November and has received support from both Surrey Police and The Square.