Weston-super-Mare’s Street Pastors celebrate 10 years of helping the town

Original founder Les Isaacs far right with the street pastors who are celebrating 10 years of being

Original founder Les Isaacs far right with the street pastors who are celebrating 10 years of being in Weston. Picture: Jeremy Long. - Credit: Archant

Weston’s Street Pastors marked 10 years of keeping people in the town safe with a ‘brilliant’ celebration on Sunday.

The pastors, who are all volunteers, offer support, advice and help to people enjoying nights out in the town on Friday and Saturday evenings.

Their role includes making sure people get home safely or simply providing a listening ear if a night out has ended badly.

The scheme first launched in Weston in 2006 and the team marked the occasion with a party at Victoria Methodist Church, in Station Road.

All of Weston’s street pastors, both past and present, were honoured at the event by the project’s founder Les Isaacs.

Street Pastors chairman Pete Maxwell told the Mercury: “It was brilliant.

“We had a lovely time, with a celebration service lasting about an hour. We had a band from Milton Baptist Church playing worship songs, which was nice.

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“It was a wonderful time and I was really proud of everyone’s efforts.”