MAYOR AND DEPUTY MAYOR PATROL WITH RUGBY STREET PASTORS.
Rugby’s Mayor, Councillor Richard Dodd and Deputy Mayor, Councillor Sally Bragg, (Yellow Jackets), pictured with the Rugby Street Pastors and Clubbers.
On Saturday 22nd August, Rugby’s Mayor, Councillor Richard Dodd and Deputy Mayor Councillor Sally Bragg, went out on patrol with the Rugby Street Pastors.
While on patrol, they experienced first-hand the Rugby night time economy, including visiting night clubs and talking to the door staff and clubbers as they patrolled Rugby’s streets.
The Mayor said “I was delighted to accompany Rugby’s Street Pastors on one of their nightly patrols and observed the warmth and affection they are held in by the people of Rugby. They provide a valuable service for Rugby’s night time economy and I would like to take this opportunity to thank them for allowing me to observe their work and goodwill to all.”
The Deputy Mayor said “I was amazed by the commitment of the Rugby Street Pastors to ensure people enjoying the town nightlife are cared for and helped, especially after the consumption of too much alcohol. It was heartening to witness how well they are received by the public and their friendliness. Thank you for the opportunity.”
Pete Hickey, Rugby Street Pastor Coordinator, said “I would like to thank the Mayor and Deputy Mayor for their comments and for giving up their time (and sleep!) and the interest that they have shown in our work by patrolling with us.
I am pleased that they found it a very positive experience and had an insight into the work that we do”
For Further Information regarding Rugby Street Pastors contact:
Tel: 07811 639715
*This was subsequently published in the local Rugby Advertiser and Rugby Observer newspapers.