Street Pastors are volunteers who support the Police to ensure that Worksop town centre remains an enjoyable and safe place to be on Friday and Saturday nights. They are trained by local churches in the Worksop area.
Weekend nights are often the highlight of the week, particularly for the younger adults but the pressure to have fun, coupled with the presence of alcohol, can sometimes lead to different extremes of behaviour and emotion. Street Pastors are there to care for people, to offer practical help where possible and generally be a listening ear for anyone who just needs to chat to someone.
The Retford and Worksop (Bassetlaw) Street Pastors team was established in May 2009 and is now a common sight in the Retford and Worksop nightlife scene.
You can also find out more about the Street Pastors Scheme at streetpastors.org.