Street Pastors are making a real difference on our streets.
All the Street Pastors give their time freely – around 100 hours a year each – but there are many other costs involved in running the scheme. We have received support through various grants, awards and donations, but rely on individuals giving regularly each month to keep Street Pastors going.
We have big plans to expand our work, but need help to achieve this. If you think you could help Street Pastors to transform our streets by giving £10 each month to support our work, then please download, complete and return one of our individual giving forms.
If you can’t commit to giving regularly you can make a donation online. If you’re not in a position to support us financially though, you can still contribute. Encourage one of the volunteer Street Pastors – whether you see them at church on a Sunday, at work in the week, or on the streets on Friday night. Pray for us, and the people we seek to help. Tell your friends about Street Pastors.
“Street Pastors have had a particularly positive effect around the issue of alcohol related crime in ‘hotspots’…deployment of Street Pastors and the way they operate have reduced the number of Police (and) Ambulance calls to these areas and allowed them to focus on dealing with more serious incidents.” (Chair, Community Safety Partnership”.
“Our tactics for policing the island’s town centres at weekends are based on preventing potential problems from escalating into crimes. The skills of (Street Pastors) reinforce our work in identifying situations where people are at risk of becoming victims or being arrested because of their behaviour.” (Inspector Terry Clawson)
“We notice the difference on Saturday when you’re not here” (Pub Manager, Newport)
“Street Pastors , got great respect for you guys” (Shouted from window as SPs passed)
In a gloomy economic climate and with local and central government cuts starting to bite the people who can make a real difference are us. You and me, together. Street Pastors is one small start in the community taking seriously the principle of “Love Your Neighbour as Yourself” and applying that in a way that will transform our streets.