During November there were:
- 3 Friday night patrols and 3 Saturday night patrols
- 6 Patrols totalling 30 hours of cover involving 18 Street Pastors
- 3 pairs of flip-flops given and 14 bottles of water
- 230 lollies and Love Hearts
Here are some of the ways Street Pastors cared, listened and helped in November:
- Helped a man that had fallen asleep on the bus
- Offered to help a lady that had banged her head
- Alerted the police to some anti-social behaviour involving cars
- Helped look for a lost driving licence
In the early hours one night our team helped a bus driver to wake one of his passengers and helped the man to get off the bus. We also gave him a bottle of water and a lollypop and after a short time he revived enough to make his own way home.
We met two ladies, one of whom had banged her head and was feeling sick. Unfortunately she declined any further help from us.
One of our teams spent quite a bit of time with a young man who had lost his driving licence. It eventually turned up in his wallet! On another occasion we spent time chatting to door staff and a man who had been refused entry to one of the nighttime venues. Sometimes people get frustrated when they are refused entry and we are often able to spend enough time with them that even if they don’t get in, they feel that someone has listened to them.
We alerted the police to some antisocial behaviour involving several car drivers revving their engines and honking horns in the early hours in Wantage.
Thank you for supporting the work of Wantage & Grove Street Pastors throughout 2018, whether through prayer, volunteering, grants and donations or just being interested in what we do – thank you!