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STREET PASTORS SCHEME - BANBURY
There are many young people who feel excluded by society.
Street Pastors take practical hope to the payment
for these individuals.
Street Pastors is an 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 Rev Les Isaac, Director of Ascension Trust and has seen some remarkable results, including drops in crime in areas whre teams have been working. There are now some 9000 trained volunteers nearly 250 teams around the UK.
The Pastors will be armed with items that may be needed to help the people theymeet. Among these items will be flip-flops, water and warm smiles. They aim to assist vulnerable people in the town centre. This assistance may take many forms including escorting people to the Taxi ranks and ensuring they get home safely.
|Bottles and Glass removed from the Street|
|Cans removed from the street|
|Anti-social incidents attended|
|People given significant assistance|
|Volunteer hours worked|
Over the last year the Street Pastors continue to be a presence on the streets of Banbury, offering a listening ear and ealing with individual needs as they arise. The teams will be will be out and about on Friday and/or Saturday nights from about 10 p.m. until approximately 4 a.m. All Pastors will be wearing a distinctive blue uniform with the Street Pastors logo.
The Street Pastors will always patrol in teams of 3 or more and carry a nite-net radio with them.
If you feel you could support the Street Pastors either financially or in the form of donated items please contact them at Banbury@streetpastors.org.