Friday, October 14, 2011

Coming soon to Nairn - Street Pastors!

This observer had heard that Inverness has had Street Pastors for quite a while and that one of their purposes was to help people chill at the weekends should they be in too much of a tired and emotional state after a night out etc. The BBC site reports:

"Some patrols have handed out flip-flops to women struggling on high heels on their ways home after Friday and Saturday nights out." More on the BBC pages.

The Street Pastors site quotes Andy Burrowes MP: “Street Pastors is about Christians rolling up their sleeves and getting involved in practically responding to the problems of crime and safety. They are like beacons on our streets and I want to see them shining brightly in every constituency”

Here's the Street Pastors site. As we see from the weekly lists of incidents in the Nairnshire there are a few people that lose the plot at the weekends, if the street pastors manage to reduce that then their presence should be welcomed.


Anonymous said...

No way! Why should Nairn have something that Inverness already has?
Us in Nairn are always quick to tell Inverness where to go with their ideas for Nairn. This is another example of Inverness imposing ideas on Nairn.
Nairn District Council never had street pastors and we lived quite happily then. Why change to Inverness requirements now. They weren't required in the heady highs of the Victorian age, so why change.
Dr Grigor will be turning in his grave!

night on the toon said...

Don't knock their services. After a few shandies I'm quite partial to a bowl of pasta!

Jane Harkiss said...

I'm well up for it. I do get a bit dodgy on me pins after a bit of an old sesh and start to move in mysterious ways. Flip-flops and a leg-up would definately help.

stand on my own two feet said...

Sounds like the crusades to me, I wonder what they do with all the high heeled shoes they've swapped out for flip flops at the end of an evening?

Jane Harkiss said...

That is a very odd question to ask. Are you OK?