This was the team of 8th/9th October at around 1.45 a.m. . . .
. . . and this was the team of 22nd/23rd October at about the same time. We are a really happy and cheerful bunch of people!
Here’s the team of 3rd/4th December at about 3 a.m. They look amazingly fresh after a very busy night!
… and here’s the team of 10th/11th December with the wonderful orange flip flops kindly donated by the Apollo cinema.
Today (15th January 2012) was the anniversary of the first Carmarthen NightLight team going out onto the streets. To celebrate the occasion, the Mayor of Carmarthen, Tom Defis, came out with the team. Here he is with the street team outside the Spread Eagle in Queen Street.
And here he is with everybody, just about to enjoy tea and toast!
As part of the anniversary celebrations, Bishop Wyn Evans came out with us on 21st January – here he is with the prayer team, the street team and members of the Steering Group.
A few of us got our pictures in the Carmarthen Journal on 2nd May 2012 – here’s the link!
We are now three years old! We also have some splendid new winter jackets, kindly paid for by the Carmarthenshire Community Safety Partnership. They’re difficult to photograph because of the reflective strips, but here are Neil, Paul and Tim acting as models.
‘Carmarthenshire News’ included a feature about Carmarthen NightLight in the March 2014 issue and we had our photos taken again – we’re on page 10! Here’s the link to the article.
We meet and chat with the police when we’re out on the streets – this is a photo taken with Sgt Jolene Mann and Inspector Stuart Bell on 7th June 2014.
Following the Police & Crime Commissioner’s decision to end live monitoring of CCTV cameras in Carmarthenshire (as reported in the Carmarthen Journal on 28th January 2015), NightLight volunteers and supporters wrote to him to express their concerns. In response, he came out with the Street Team on 25th April to find out what we do. Here he is with the team and two police officers before going out onto the streets.
On Thursday 3rd March 2016 Dyfed-Powys Police held a seminar called ‘Something Different – Faith and Service in our communities’ at which we were privileged to be asked to give a presentation about Carmarthen NightLight. Mrs. Carmen Biggs and Rev’d Coralie Steel took part. About 70 people attended from as far away as Aberystwyth and Haverfordwest and it was a useful opportunity to meet people from many different denominations, as well as the police, and to listen to presentations by police officers and faith leaders serving the community in many different ways.
Dyfed-Powys Police interviewed two members of our Steering Committee, Revd Flis Jepson-Randall and Captain Neil Duquemin, for their ‘OpSanta’ Advent Calendar, which appeared on Facebook and Twitter on 18th December. The Carmarthen Journal also mentioned us in an article on 28th December 2016. We received lots of kind comments on the Journal’s Facebook page as a result!
Carmarthen NightLight was also one of the ecumenical projects featured in a film shown at the April 2017 meeting of the Governing Body of the Church in Wales. Here is a link to The Ecumenical Film on the Church in Wales’s YouTube site.
The Chief Constable of Dyfed-Powys Police, Mark Collins, came out with us on 13th January 2018, just before we celebrated our seventh birthday! It was great to have him with us and to establish what we hope will be a fruitful relationship.
There are more photos of our teams out on the streets on our Facebook page.