We asked the team in Belfast why they volunteer as street pastors.
Category: Interviews | Why Street Pastors?
We caught up with Ram at the Street Pastors graduation ceremony that took place at the end of 2015, where, as guest speaker, he recounted how he first came into contact with embryonic ideas for the Street Pastors initiative.
We think this fresh and insightful view of Street Pastors in The Spectator is worth sharing. The feature is a response to the announcement by the Police and Crime Commissioner for Gloucester of a £40,000 grant to cover training and resources for local Street Pastors teams.
Best Bar None is a national scheme that is raising standards in licensed venues and making a difference to public safety in the night-time economy
Listen to Les Isaac, co-founder of the Street Pastors initiative, talking to BBC Radio Essex.
“In Exeter, the inspiration behind bringing Best Bar None to the city was the Rugby World Cup. Three matches will take place in Exeter and so there was a general desire to ensure that visitors to the city will have a good experience.
With thanks to Aaron, Preston & South Ribble Street Pastors, Ershad, Gourmet n Grill and Dave Brown. Since the filming of this video, Aaron has moved on from his job at the Gourmet n Grill.
‘I wanted to get involved because I heard about it after going to church for many years – you sit there and think “How can I help?”’
There are advantages and disadvantages to being a younger street pastor. I am closer to the age of many of the people that I’m likely to see out in the pubs in the village.
The editor of AboutMyArea, Portsmouth’s community website, spent an evening with the Portsmouth team and asked them what motivates them to give up their Saturday nights.