Paddy Tipping, Derek Wilkinson, Darren McCann & Wayne McCann
Paddy Tipping, Nottinghamshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, is supporting Bassetlaw’s Street Pastors to the tune of £5000 to help them continue their valuable work in Worksop and Retford.
A registered Charity, established in May 2009, Retford and Worksop Street Pastors are now a common sight in the Retford and Worksop nightlife scene on Friday and Saturday nights. The Street Pastors provide a non-judgmental helping hand to those who, for a variety of reasons, need help and support during the night-time economy hours.
Presenting a cheque to Co-ordinator Derek Wilkinson and other members of his team, the Commissioner said that their support to community safety in the area was greatly appreciated.
He added: “The nightlife scene is a positive one, providing a boost to the local economy. However, I know that sometimes people find themselves needing help and I’m pleased to be able to help sustain a service that provides that much needed assistance in situations that may otherwise require police or health service involvement.
“I’m a big supporter of the Street Pastor movement. I know that due to the selfless approach of the Street Pastors, they keep people out of trouble and reducing the possibility that they, or others, may come to harm.”
Derek Wilkinson added: “I really appreciate the support of the Police and Crime Commissioner, and hope that Street Pastors can continue to make a valuable contribution to the peace and welfare of those people in Bassetlaw who enjoy the night-time economy.”
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Posted on Monday 18th November 2013