Eight more members of the public will help make Rugby safer at night in their new role as Street Pastors.
The group have trained for 50 hours to provide help to people drinking and clubbing in the town. They bring the total number of Street Pastors in Rugby to 49.
Speaking after a special ‘commissioning’ ceremony at Caldecott Park, Street Pastors co-ordinator Pete Hickey said: “It was a great occasion and I am sure one that will stay long in the memories of each of the newly commissioned Street Pastors.
“I wish to add my congratulations on being commissioned as Street Pastors, to be able to wear the uniform at last and to serve the people of Rugby in this ministry of caring, listening and helping. It’s a real privilege to have them all on team.”
The pastors tend to people’s practical needs and also offer a listening ear to any concerns they may have. The teams patrol every Friday and Saturday night from 10pm to 4am the next morning.