Last night was the official launch of Street Pastors in Abingdon, Oxfordshire. Two teams went on patrol for teh first time, before the regular groups start in September. The idea of Street Pastors is basically to provide support for those who need it on a Friday or Saturday evening. This might mean just being a listening ear, or providing practical support such as flipflops for those wearing impractical high heels, or arranging for a cab to get someone home. Street Pastors was starting in Abingdon after a request by the local police following successful schemes in other local towns, as well as across the country and now worldwide.
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