Aberdeen Street Pastors ‘Safe Space’ truck is back in the city centre after many months of hibernation. Located opposite the main entrance to the Trinity Centre on the pedestrianised part of Union Street the ‘Safe Space’ manned by the street pastors is the base from which they offer care and assistance to anyone in need of help.
Adrian Rowett, Coordinator of Aberdeen Street Pastors, commented, “We are very pleased that the Council, along with support from Police Scotland, Aberdeen Inspired and other partners in the night-time economy, have given approval for the ‘Safe Space’ vehicle to be located on Union Street between 10pm and 4am on Friday and Saturday nights.
“We hope to be able to continue to do this in the run up to Christmas and into next year too. This will enable the Street Pastors to ‘listen, care and help’, not only with their small mobile teams, but also to be a landmark and in fixed location for those who need to come for some help. After 18 months without the truck in the city, this is a great step back to assisting in the City Centre at the weekends.”