Please can all coordinators remind local street pastors that Ascension Trust and the Street Pastors movement are politically neutral organisations and it is important that they are always perceived as such by the general public.

Recently a number of Street Pastor Initiatives have been featured on social media in the campaigns of local candidates for Police and Crime Commissioner.

In the run up to local elections, PCC elections, the forthcoming European referendum or any other political election it is important that local initiatives do not allow themselves to be featured as part of any candidate or party’s campaign in a way that would suggest that they are supporting a particular party or view.

A copy of the guidelines for the run up to elections can be found here and also located in the Coordinators and Management Pack under the resources tab on this portal.