Bassetlaw: Street Pastors get £5,000 from Police and Crime Commissioner

Notts Police and Crime Commissioner Paddy Tipping is supporting Bassetlaw’s Street Pastors to the tune of £5,000 to help them continue their work in Worksop and Retford.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 19th November 2013, 7:36 am
Paddy Tipping, Derek Wilkinson, Darren McCann and Wayne McCann
Paddy Tipping, Derek Wilkinson, Darren McCann and Wayne McCann

They provide a helping hand 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.”

Mr Wilkinson said: “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.”