A NEW phone app is set to make the night for party-goers in the Bromsgrove district, thanks to funding from the Safer Bromsgrove Group.

The Community Safety funding has helped the street pastors launch their phone app, which already has 500 members.

The app is free to download through iTunes and android and offers support and helpline numbers as well as contact details for taxis, and information about local pubs, schools, car parks and local churches.

Set up two years ago, Bromsgrove street pastors are volunteers from churches across the town that provide a presence in the town centre at night, particularly around the pub and club areas.

They ensure revellers get home safely and offer much needed information as well as providing water and flip flops to people making their way back home. As part of this strategy the street pastors have launched their own phone app.

Community liaison for the street pastors, Jo Pavely, said: “The aim of the app is to get useful numbers into the hands of the public to get the help that they need."
The Safer Bromsgrove Group is part of the North Worcestershire Community Safety Partnership and members include Bromsgrove District Council, Worcestershire County Council, West Mercia Police, Bromsgrove street pastors, and Bromsgrove District Housing Trust.

Council leader Margaret Sherrey, whose portfolio covers community safety, said; “The street pastors do a marvellous job of making sure those who enjoy our night-time economy do so in safe hands and I am delighted the Safer Bromsgrove Partnership could help fund this resource.”

Any business in the town that would like to get their details included can download the app and contact the street pastors on 01527 877190. Registered members are encouraged to keep the street pastors updated on any changes to their details.