We are delighted to support the highly
successful Blackwood Street Pastors,
which has been operating in Blackwood since October 2009.
Some of our members are regularly out on the streets on a Friday and Saturday night,
and some are part of the local management team.
The very latest news on what Blackwood Street Pastors are up to can be found on their Facebook page (click here), but before you go there, check out the following information:-
The Blackwood Street Pastors co-ordinator is
Rev. Sue Phillips (Minister of Elim Baptist Church, Pontllanfraith).
She and her team of 20
volunteers from various
local churches work in
groups of three or four
in the town centre on Friday and Saturday nights from 10pm to 2am providing help, support and a listening ear to people enjoying a night out.
"Sue explains, "We wear a uniform and carry
rucksacks containing water, flip-flops and lollipops.
We give out hundreds of lollipops which are
great for calming people down.
"Sometimes some of the girls may be a little the
worse for wear after a night out and have lost their
shoes, so we give out flip-flops so they're not
walking barefoot around the streets. We talk to
people, help calm them down, make sure that
they're safe and give out water.
Blackwood Street Pastors can be contacted on tel: 07564 010497
or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out a news story from BBC online at here
In December, when Mount Pleasant encouraged Blackwood's Shoppers
to 'get in the picture', some of Blackwood's Street Pastors couldn't resist
(as you can see below)
For more information about this interdenominational church initiative, please check out the Street Pastors website.