Organisation: Cheltenham Street Pastors


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Project name: Cheltenham Street Pastors

Priority Type: Tackling Violence Against Women and Girls

Total Investment: 15000.00

Awarded: 2017/2018, 2018/2019, 2019/2020, 2020/2021, 2022/2023, 2023/2024

Location: Cheltenham

About the project:

For youngsters we try by example and conversation to explain the good and bad side of the night life. We are non-judgmental and non-confrontational. We are a calming presence to help. We help young people by offering water, flipflops and blankets if needed but most of all our time. Our aim is to help revelers enjoy themselves and return home safely. We patrol on foot to help anyone who asks for help. We go in the parks and alleyways where we have found and saved revelers from life threatening circumstances. The aim is to help, care and listen to anyone who needs us. We walk slowly through town on Friday and Saturday nights (10pm-4am) so that we are available and accessible to revelers. We patrol in a clearly defined area of the town centre. We also patrol on extra occasions such as Race Week and A levels results. We have 8 patrols each serving once a month. Help is usually given to those who have consumed excessive alcohol or other substances, we can help them with physical needs; flipflops, water and lollipops. Also first aid. Our aim is to keep people safe and prevent accidents requiring medical help, by collecting broken glass, thus maybe saving an ambulance call out. To provide a safe place for those needing assistance during the night. A place where people can be listened to and helped by trained Street Pastors An accessible site being parked in the same place every Friday and Saturday night so people know where to find us.