Community Payback is part of the Home Office initiative, ‘Justice Seen Justice Done’ - where low-level offenders provide unpaid labour as ‘payback’ for the crimes they have committed. Working with the police, Probation Service and the courts we manage high visibility projects that benefit neighbourhoods throughout Southampton. Offenders are engaged in removing graffiti, litter and fly-tipped rubbish, painting and decorating church halls and community centres, clearing overgrown areas, and pruning bushes and trees. In 2010 Southampton communities benefited from over 5,000 hours of work.
High visibility projects in the city centre, parks, local neighbourhoods, open spaces and cut ways are on-going. These projects provide valuable additional resources to core council services.
If you think that Community Payback could help improve your neighbourhood either use the online form by following the link on the right side of this page, use the contact details at the foot of the page or visit the Hampshire Probation website.