Sometimes We Are There
We had a great Citizens’ Patrol tonight. We were slightly light on numbers but we still fielded two teams and covered a fair bit of ground.
One of the things I find rewarding is the way the people out and about on their nights out hail us and say “hello” as we pass. It’s great because we are around often enough to have become something people notice and recognise and also because its mostly pretty warm and friendly recognition we get.
I think this proves both that WCP is well embedded now and also that our non-confrontation and friendly approach works.
The best result of tonight was Samantha Hoy who found a purse in the middle of the street on St. Peters Road. it looked like somebody had dropped it as they got out of their car and so we were fairly sure it must have come from the house the car was parked outside of.
The people in the house saw our torches and came out to see what was going on. We verified that the lady was the purses’ owner by checking the ID from one of the cards in the purse and safely returned it to her – with its valuable contents all safe and sound.
Sometimes we are there when something might happen and because we are there it does not happen. Sometimes we are there when somebody needs a little help. And sometimes we just find lost and valuable things. It’s all good! :)
Thank you to the volunteers who came out tonight. You were great.