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Rye police help to mobilise Street Pastors

05 May 2015
Street Pastors are now able to reach out to even more Rother residents in need of support, thanks to a donated car from Rye Police.

Over the last year a team of Street Pastors has been working with Sussex Police and partners in Bexhill-on-Sea to support residents of all ages and walks of life in Rother’s largest town.

The donated Ford S Max, which was a former police fleet vehicle, was donated to the charity so that the good work could be rolled out to Rye and the rural districts.

The vehicle will provide the Street Pastors with valuable transport around the district, help carry supplies and refreshments and assist people who may be in need.

Street Pastors is an inter-denominational church initiative which was started in 2003 in London to listen to individual concerns, provide practical support and sign-post local services.
Members often go out to help people who find themselves in vulnerable situations.

A member of Rye Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: ” I’m really pleased that we have been able to help this team of volunteers by supplying a vehicle, so that they can reach many more people and much more quickly, rather than if they were simply on foot.

“The Street Pastors not only support the residents of Rother but support our officers at Sussex Police, for which we are very grateful. ”

If you are interested in finding out more about the work of the Street Pastors, or are interested in becoming a Street Pastor, please contact local co-ordinator Dr Nizam Mohamed by visiting https://streetpastors.org/locations/rye