Weymouth Street Pastors suspend patrols from tonight

Weymouth Street Pastors suspend patrols from tonight

Published by George Sharpe at 12:43pm 20th March 2020.

The volunteers are temporarily suspending their patrols until further notice.

They usually patrol the streets of Weymouth on a Friday and Saturday night and have been volunteering for nearly 11 and a half years.

 In a Facebook post they say:

"This decision has been taken reluctantly, but with due care for our team members, some of whom are themselves in the high risk category and for those we serve, so that we do not unknowingly spread the virus."

Weymouth Street Pastors

The street Pastors have been volunteering on the streets of Weymouth since June 2008 and head out to help locals whatever the weather.

Volunteers are trained from local churches and patrol the streets from 10pm to 4am every Friday and Saturday night.

They are well known for looking after those who are vulnerable on nights out, through drinking too much.

The group will often diffuse violent situations chatting with people, giving out lollies, flip flops and bottles of water.

They will be reviewing this at the end of April to see if the situation with Coronavirus has changed. 

Still offering support if people need it, they will be keeping their Facebook page updated with help and information.