Street Pastors - Making a difference after hours
Street Pastors is about Christians rolling up their sleeves and getting involved in practically responding to the problems of crime and safety. They are like beacons on our streets and I want to see them shining brightly in every constituency.David Burrowes, MP for Enfield
Street Pastors is a national inter-denominational Church response to urban problems, engaging with people on the streets to care, listen and dialogue. It was pioneered in London in January 2003 by the Ascension Trust. It is run in partnership with local police, Councils and other statutory agencies.
To find out more about the Street Pastors at a national level see the Street Pastor's website streetpastors.co.uk.
An article about the work of Street Pastors which originally appeared in the Daily Telegraph can be found here: Street pastors making a difference after-hours.
Street Pastors in Market Harborough
A team of street pastors goes into the parks, skateboard parks and areas where the young people congregate and then later on in the evening we walk around the town meeting people outside the pubs and clubs. We now patrol on alternate Friday and Saturday nights providing guidance and a point of contact for those who need help.
To find out more contact Stephen Morse, Street Pastors administrator, tel: 07504 221 696. Or e-mail marketharborough at streetpastors.org.uk or visit our website streetpastors.org/locations/market-harborough/.