Volunteers will are making the streets of the UK a safer place to be at night after 15 Street Pastors were commissioned to start patrolling in the Manchester area from today (Saturday 9th March 2013).

Founded by Les Isaac in London in 2003, the Street Pastor movement has now spread throughout the country, but will the movement come to Southport?

After a rigorous training regime, Street Pastors will patrol some city & town centre areas every Saturday night.

Each Street Pastor does in excess of 50 hours training and that includes training given by the police, youth workers, paramedics.

They are unpaid volunteers from a variety of churches.

They walk around and are there to help vulnerable people. If there are people sat in a doorway or at a bus stop alone for example they sit with them, making sure that they are safe.

Do you feel Southport town centre needs a Street Pastor team?

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