More street pastors for Cheltenham

23 April 2010, 12:32

A scheme to help people out after a night out in Cheltenham is expanding.

Cheltenham Street Pastors patrols started work three months ago and have proved a big success in helping people find lost friends and supporting those in distress through too much drink.

Now ten newly trained pastors will hit the streets from Saturday and another 30 will start training next month.

Graham Ledger is founder of the Cheltenham Street pastors:

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The scheme, backed by the town's Police, Civic leaders and Churches, has been a big success in other parts of the country, some have seen night crime fall by up to 84 per cent.