In a typical year, Peterborough Street Pastors speak to or help over 1300 people whilst on patrol. This includes helping people to safety and referrals to other agencies.
In 2019 our six Street Pastors patrolled for 15 nights, 238 hours, and gave out:
- 17 pairs of flip flops;
- 122 bottles of water;
- 228 lollipops;
- 5 space blankets.
They also picked up 230 bottles or glasses from the streets. In addition to those they engaged with, they specifically helped 88 people and accompanied 38 people to safety. The impact on those 126 individuals’ lives should not be underestimated.
Peterborough Street Pastors Scheme is run by a Management Committee with an adopted constitution. The scheme is inter-denominational and welcomes members from all of the Christian churches. Our constitution requires that we have representatives from three different congregations in the city which must come from at least two denominations.