Street pastors will help to keep people on night out safe

The launch of Wellingborough street pastors at Compass Church.
The launch of Wellingborough street pastors at Compass Church.

A new team of street pastors has started patrolling a town’s streets.

The Wellingborough street pastors began volunteering in the town last week.

They walk through the town from 11pm on Saturday nights until 3am offering help to ensure people have a safe time while out.

They give out water, flip flops and advice where needed.

Their introduction to the town was marked by a commissioning service at Compass Church in Midland Road, which was attended by more than 150 people.

Chief Insp Max Williams, from Northamptonshire Police, spoke at the service, which was also attended by mayor of Wellingborough Ken Harrington.

Wellingborough street pastor co-ordinator Brian Ely said: “After the commissioning service all the 13 newly commissioned street pastors and a number of street pastors from other groups who have now joined Wellingborough went out for an hour to introduce themselves to the door staff of the clubs and pubs in the town and to various food shops still open.”