About Us

Our History

In 2010, Christian churches in Woking came together with support from the Police, Woking Borough Council and Woking People of Faith to establish Street Angels in Woking. A small charity, Woking Street Angels, was established by the churches to run the project. Building on core values of selflessness, being non-judgemental, honesty, integrity, professionalism, excellence, collaboration and partnership, Street Angels in Woking was established following the successful examples of similar projects in Guildford and  Camberley.

Over 60 volunteers - aged over 18 and from all walks of life - were recruited, all the necessary procedures were put in place, and their training was completed early in 2011. On February 18, 2011, the first team of Woking Street Angels hit the streets of our town centre, initially operating on Friday nights only.  Such was the success and popularity of the Woking Street Angels, that the police soon asked if they would also patrol on Saturday nights.  More volunteers were recruited, and in November 2011 Street Angels began operating in Woking Town Centre on both Friday and Saturday nights, from 10pm until 4am. 

Meanwhile, other towns in the local area, including Walton, Fleet, Reading, Sutton, Reigate, Dorking, Basingstoke, Redhill, Staines, Epsom, Hillingdon, Aldershot and Maidenhead have set up their own Street Angels or Street Pastors teams.

During the past six years Woking Street Angels have clocked up the astonishing total of approximately 16,560 volunteer hours. They are now an established, popular and successful element of the night-time economy in Woking.  Now, according to Surrey Police, during the hours that Street Angels are on duty, violent crime in the town centre has decreased by over 64.5%. 

How We Work

Woking Street Angels, an independent Registered Charity (number 1138338), works in partnership with Surrey Police and Woking Borough Council. Woking Street Angels operates in Woking town centre on Friday and Saturday nights, from 10pm until all the clubs and bars are closed, which is around 4am. Teams of Street Angels also have a presence on the streets on special nights such as New Year's Eve and 'A' Level Results night.

Our Coordinator

Our Street Angels Coordinator is responsible for the recruitment, training, deployment and support for volunteer Street Angels. The Coordinator works in collaboration with Surrey Police, Woking Borough Council, door staff at the Woking pubs, bars, restaurants and clubs, Pub Watch, Drink Aware and many other local agencies. For more information please contact wokingstreetangels@gmail.com.

 
Woking Street Angels is a registered charity (1138338 England and Wales) and a Company Limited by guarantee
Registered in England and Wales no. 07317043
Registered address: Chancery House, 30 St Johns Road, Woking, Surrey, GU21 7SA