Weymouth Street Pastors to go back on patrol

Weymouth Street Pastors to go back on patrol

Published by The Wessex FM News Team at 8:42am 27th July 2020. (Updated at 10:01am 27th July 2020)

Weymouth's Street Pastors are starting up their patrols again in Weymouth town Centre. 

The teams will be back out on the streets of Weymouth from this Saturday (1st August) and then on the 15th and 29th from 8pm to 11pm. 

Patrols were temporarily suspended in March due to the coronavirus pandemic.

A spokesperson from the team said:

"We are looking forward to being able to resume listening, caring and helping in our town centre.

"However, there will be big changes and our teams will have to take social distancing into consideration.

"The team are apprehensive to see how the times have changed and how people are behaving in the night time economy. 

"It will be strange because the role will be completely different, as we won't be able to give out hugs."

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Weymouth Street Pastors have social distancing measures in place:

    • If someone is distressed, they won't be able to give them physical support. 
    • They won't be giving out lollies. 
    • Water bottles will be handed out, but they'll be placed on the ground for the person to collect. 

The Street Pastors have been helping people out at night in Weymouth since 2008.