On Saturday December 1st Salisbury Street Pastors were joined by John Glen M.P. on their night time patrol. In order to celebrate the recent award of the nationally recognised Purple Flag status granted to Salisbury as a desirable night-time destination for people of all ages our local Pastors distributed Purple lollies, Purple sweets and Purple Flip Flops.
Brian Percey local co-ordinator said “We were delighted to be part of the partnership that secured this prestigious award. We were especially pleased that the independent assessors recognised our scheme as one ‘of great credit to all who participate and run this venture’”. Brian went on to say “ We begin our new training in January; by which time we will have over 60 Street Pastors from 21 Churches; an increase of over a third in under one year”.
Salisbury became the 33rd location to be awarded Purple Flag Status; of those 25 have Street Pastors and 7 others have similar Christian Street Presence.
John Glen played an active role during the six hour shift including handing out of flip flops to those girls whose feet hurt, confectionery, water and space blankets. John was involved in a whole range of discussions with the City revellers; some who recognised him as their M.P. others who saw him as another Street Pastor helper.
John said “I was deeply impressed by what the Street Pastors do and the extremely positive impact that they have on the night economy of Salisbury. I was left in no doubt as to the tangible impact Salisbury Pastors make to keeping people safe on their nights out!”
Posted on November 26, 2012
Kate Robinson of Wiltshire Community Foundation and the Mayor of Salisbury spent a night out with Salisbury’s Street Pastors to see how a donation from the foundation has helped them. Wiltshire Life magazine published an article in their latest issue journaling the evening.
Download the full article in PDF format using the link below, used with the kind permission of Wiltshire Life.
Posted on October 4, 2012
Tristan Mitchell will be running the Great Birmingham Run on Oct 21st in aid of Salisbury Street Pastors. The half marathon route takes in the sights of Birmingham City Centre including the Bullring shopping centre, Cannon Hill Park, Edgbaston cricket ground and the Cadbury’s chocolate factory in Bournville.
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Posted on July 28, 2012
Salisbury Street Pastors will be handing out Official Olympic badges in town during the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
With 2000 badges to give out there are plenty to go around – make sure you ask us for one!
See what the Salisbury Journal had to say about this.