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Street pastors plan to start Saturday patrols

An information evening for Spalding Street Pastors at The Lighthouse Church, Spalding, with 
Bob Britchard, Sgt Stuart Hurst, Pastor Chas and Marion Sandhu, Pastor Kevin Taylor, Jenny Tedbury, Couns Malcolm Chandler and Anthony Casson. 
Photo:  SG160212-239TW www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/buyaphoto

An information evening for Spalding Street Pastors at The Lighthouse Church, Spalding, with Bob Britchard, Sgt Stuart Hurst, Pastor Chas and Marion Sandhu, Pastor Kevin Taylor, Jenny Tedbury, Couns Malcolm Chandler and Anthony Casson. Photo: SG160212-239TW www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/buyaphoto

A church-led street pastors scheme in Spalding could be run two nights a week if enough volunteers come forward to join it.

Current volunteers and managers of the street pastors scheme are inviting people interested in volunteering to a meeting at The Lighthouse Church, Haverfield Road, Spalding, on Wednesday January 15 at 7.30pm.

Almost 50 people signed up for the scheme which was launched in July 2013 when teams started to patrol Spalding town centre on Friday nights to help vulnerable people.

If enough people come forward, Saturday patrols could start in April.

Marion Sandhu, co-ordinator of Spalding Street Pastors, said: “Things have been very positive so far and we’ve been well-received by the community, police and those working in the night time economy.

“We’re now having a fresh recruitment drive for street pastors, prayer pastors and CCTV operators to work as part of the team on Saturday nights.

“Those who come to the meeting aren’t committing to anything, but they can have all their facts and find out what street pastors is all about.”

The meeting is open to anyone aged 18 and over who has been a church member for at least one year.

For more information, call 01775 711591.

 

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