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Community Payback

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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 in partnership with Hampshire Probation Trust we manage high visibility projects that benefit neighbourhoods throughout Southampton. Hampshire Probation Trust manage teams of up to 10 offenders Tuesday through to Sunday across Southampton and south Hampshire whilst Southampton City Council, City Services, manage smaller teams of up to 5 offenders in Southampton only.
Offenders are engaged in removing graffiti, litter and fly-tipped rubbish, painting and decorating play areas and community centres, cutting back and clearing overgrown areas, and building and repairing paths. Southampton communities benefit annually from around 3,000 hours of unpaid 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.

Projects are generally restricted to council or community group owned land but private jobs can be considered and competitive quotes provided. If you think that Community Payback could help improve your neighbourhood either use the contact details below or visit the Hampshire Probation website.

For further information contact: bob.reeve@southampton.gov.uk

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