During June there were:

  • 3 Friday night patrols
  • 3 Saturday night patrols
  • 6 Patrols totalling 31 hours of cover involving 21 Street Pastors
  • 15 pairs of flip-flops given, 200 lollies and Love Hearts

Here are some of the ways Street Pastors cared, listened and helped in June:

  • Stayed near a couple that were in heated discussion
  • Chatted to 6th Formers on the evening of their ball
  • Cared for a young man who had been sick
  • Cleared broken glass in Wantage town centre

A young man approached one of our teams and asked for a bottle of water, as he’d been sick. We gave him a couple of bottles of water and also some tissues and alcohol gel to help him clean himself up.

Unfortunately some drunken revellers smashed two pint glasses in Wantage town centre. Our team heard the noise, went to investigate and spent quite some time clearing up the shards of broken glass from a large area of the town.

One of our teams spent time chatting with 6th formers after their end-of-year ball and another team stayed near a couple that were in heated discussion until they had calmed down.

We met two young girls who were trying to encourage a slightly older man, that had had a bit to drink, to go home in a taxi – which he didn’t want to do. We weren’t quite sure what was going on so we encouraged the girls to head home and leave the man with us. We chatted to him for a while and found that he was fine to walk home alone, which is apparently what he wanted to do.

A self-declared atheist thanked one of our teams for praying for him on an previous occasion and asked us to pray for him again. We did, of course, but were a little surprised when he then prayed and thanked God for us!