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Community Safety campaigns

Ask for Angela

A campaign enabling people who might feel uneasy on a date in pubs and clubs to discreetly approach staff and request assistance is being rolled out.

Available at participating venues throughout Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland the ‘Ask for Angela’ initiative aims to provide customers with a way to remove themselves from an uncomfortable situation while on a date.

The “ask for Angela” phrase can be used to gain assistance from staff members in order to be separated from the company of someone with whom they feel uncomfortable or unsafe due to that person’s actions, words or behaviour.

By “asking for Angela”, an individual is alerting staff that they require help. They will be taken aside, or to a safer location, so they can speak in confidence to that staff member about what assistance they need.

Options available to staff include: offering to call a taxi for the individual; providing a safe place for them to contact their friends or family; or requesting that the individual causing the distress leaves the venue.

More information and details on venues taking part in the scheme can be found on

Ask for Angela posters

You can pick up a poster / toilet door sticker from the concierge at The Symington Building or you can download the poster here, and the instructions for venues here.

Sexual Abuse and Sexual Violence Awareness Week

5th to 11th February 2018


The community safety team at Harborough District Council held a 'light up in solidarity with survivors' at The Old Grammar School on the 5th February.  To read more about the week, and how you can support is in future, have a look at the website for Sexual Abuse and Sexual Violence Awareness Week.


If you, or someone you know, has been affected by domestic or sexual abuse, UAVA is able to support you and your family, through counselling, group work, legal aid and refuge.  #CallUAVA 0808 80 200 28  For further information about UAVA and the services they can offer, please look at their website.