Street Pastors was pioneered in London in 2003 by Les Isaac. Now, there are more than 300 towns and cities around the UK have a Street Pastors team.
In Whitley Bay, the first patrol was on December 3rd 2011. It now also covers Tynemouth. It involves Christian volunteers who are out in the community Helping, Caring and Listening. Their main role is to watch out for and care for vulnerable people.