During June there were:

  • 3 Friday night patrols
  • 3 Saturday night patrols
  • 6 Patrols totalling 31 hours of cover involving 21 Street Pastors
  • 13 pairs of flip-flops given, 20 bottles of water, 3 Space blankets
  • 530 lollies and Love Hearts

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

  • Cleared broken glass and moved a glass from behind a car wheel in Wantage
  • Returned a lost wallet to its owner
  • Helped to calm an agitated young man
  • Cared for an unwell lone female

We cared for a young lady who was on her own and feeling unwell in Wantage. Having come outside for some air she had become separated from her friends. Due to a new diet she had misjudged how much alcohol she could drink and was now suffering! We stayed with and cared for her until her friends arrived and they were able to go home together.

Having spent some time chatting with a small group of lads in Betjeman Park, they left to go into town. We realised one of them had dropped his wallet on the bench and catching up with them at the bus stop we reunited the wallet with its very grateful owner!

One of our teams cleared up a lot of broken glass in Wantage and also cleared up the contents of a burst recycling bag. All our teams carry a dustpan and brush and clear up broken glass whenever we find it. One of our Street Pastors spotted and removed a beer glass that had been left behind a wheel of a car in Wantage.

We spent a long time chatting with a young man who was distressed and angry. We listened to him and were able to reassure him and calm him down.

Street Pastors had a stall at the Grove & Wantage Extravaganza and chatted to young people and parents about our work and the negative effects of alcohol, especially on young people.