thread I'm out with street pastors tonight
for the first time since Jude was born two months ago. Not really sure if I'm awake enough for it.
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what does this entail? Like street preaching?
permalink It doesn't involve any preaching at all, which is good.
Street pastors go out into town of an evening to help keep people safe. We pick up bottles and glasses, we give out water to drunks and flip flops to women who have ditched their heels, we administer first aid, we wait for the ambulance, we chat, we give out lollies, that kind of thing.

So tonight between about 10pm and 3am we were walking around the centre of Wigan. We were mostly just chatting to people. We gave out lots of flip flops, all our stock of water bottles and a few lollies.

We're supported by the pubs and clubs, the council and the police. The chap in charge sits in meetings with social services, police and the council so that we're kept informed and we're on the radio with the door staff and central watch when we're out.
permalink Nice one.