Welcome to the Fleet Town Centre Project
Keep up-to-date with all recent developments in the project by reading our latest newsletter (November 2015).
What do we do?
Fleet Town Centre Project is a local partnership offering coffee, care and reassurance to everyone who relaxes and works in the town at night.
Based in the car park of The Emporium, the project operates every Friday and Saturday night, from 10pm to 2am, offering free tea, coffee, biscuits, flip-flops...and lollipops! We provide a safe place for people to chill out and find a sympathetic ear.
Teams of trained Community Volunteers also patrol the Fleet Road providing help, non-judgmental advice and reassurance. Our visitors include those who are 'out on the town', taxi drivers, the police, and staff from nearby pubs and restaurants.
Why do we do it?
Fleet town centre is sometimes the scene for unsocial behaviour late at night. Levels of intoxication and emotion can be high as revellers spill out of the town's expanding range of pubs, clubs and restaurants into the streets late at night. This can be a highly-charged and sometimes threatening environment, particularly for individuals who become more vulnerable in these circumstances.
The Town Centre Project was set up in December 2007 by Churches Together in Fleet & Crookham, who saw the need for a Christian presence in the town centre late at night
The initiative, which is staffed by volunteers from local churches, is enthusiastically supported by local businesses, Hart District Council, Hampshire Constabulary, and other local organisations. During the life of the project we have been able to build excellent relationships with all involved.