Congratulations to Leicester city centre which has been awarded the Purple Flag indicating it is a safe space to be in.

Leicester Street Pastors were part of the city’s bid for this award and did send out a team on the night that the Purple flag assessors were monitoring.

In the report Street Pastors contribute to the wellbeing strand and specifically – CARE.

Leicester was assessed as being above the standard required for Purple Flag in this area. We work in partnership with a comprehensive weekend Policing Plan operating from 17.00 – 05.00. St Johns Ambulance who are on duty at weekends (45 shifts by end of 2023). They have a double crewed ambulance, Foot response teams and mobile response vehicle. They have estimated to have saved NHS nearly £19,000. The Ask for Angela scheme which has been rolled out via Best Bar None Scheme. Finally, we have worked alongside the Police to offer insights and ideas for their  We Walk Away Scheme initiated in Leicester (now rolled out nationally) – Scheme aimed at empowering men to look out for behaviours in themselves and friends which might lead to violence. We are continuing to support this campaign by feeding back our nighttime observations.