for street pastors to be re-introduced in Burnham-On-Sea
town councillor has this week called for the re-introduction of
street pastors in Burnham-On-Sea to help reduce antui-social behaviour.
Janet Keen unveiled the proposals during Monday's Town Council
is six years since Burnham-On-Sea last had street pastors in the
town centre, as we
reported here at the time.
Keen told Monday's meeting: "Our local bobby recently told
us about anti-social behaviour and we thought it would be useful
to start a feasibility study to see whether street pastors, who
are active in other areas, would be of any help in Burnham during
the peak summer season."
have had a meeting with a local PC who highlighted the various
hotspots based on last summer's observations."
added: "Street pastors are a friend, a help - but they are
not under any circumstances any aid to police tip-offs, nor are
they involved involved in any religious recruitment or evangelizing."
are very basically a friend at a time and a place where people
are in some distress or conflict."
is keen to hear from anyone who has experience or knowledge of
them and is especially keen to find volunteers who would be willing
to come forward as co-ordinators.
interested in finding out more should contact the curate at St
Andrew's Church in Burnham, Rev Sharon Eldergill, or Rev Simon
Bale at St John's Church in Highbridge.