Suffolk PCC Tim Passmore visits Town Pastors Chairs meeting
Monday 24th June 2019
Suffolk Police and Crime Commissioner Tim Passmore visited the regular meeting of Town Pastors Chairs and Coordinators from accross Suffolk and Norfolk with a message of thanks and encouragement for all the work of the 10 Suffolk Town Pastor schemes across the county. Tim made special mention of the partnership between Town Pastors, the Police, local district councils and the PCC highlighting the support for communities and relationship building of Town Pastors. The ongoing commitment of Town Pastor scemes to their communities was deeply appreciated and the regular reports of activies, which are amalgamated across the county by Town Pastors Central before being passed on to the PCC, showed just how much work is done in the Night Time Economy.
Tony Hodge, Chair of Directors of Town Pastors Central welcomed Tim and thanked him for his ongoing support and encourgament he gives to the Town Pastors. Tim stayed to hear feedback from all the Suffolk and Norfolk Town Pastors schemes, listening to reports of activities and answering questions from the representatives.
Editorial note - Suffolk PCC has supported Town Pastors with grants each year. Last year they gave a grant to Suffolk Town Pastors to the tune of £49,995, a further £45,000 was raised by Town Pastor groups. In all Town Pastors in Suffolk made approximately 25,000 interventions through the year, from emoving dangerous items from the streets to providing pastoral support, water and Freddos and First Aid care to individuals in our towns.