What is Community Payback?
Community Payback is a scheme delivered by the Lancashire Probation Trust, where offenders make reparation to their local community for the offences they have committed. They undertake unpaid work which will be of benefit to people in Hyndburn. The skills they can learn through Community Payback projects also help towards their rehabilitation and future employment.
How does it work?
The Courts can order offenders to do unpaid work hours as part of their sentence, as both a punishment and a means to reduce the likelihood of re-offending. This can include work in groups, such as clearing derelict land, removing graffiti and renovating community buildings, as well as individual work for local charities. The sentence is given to low-level offenders considered suitable for working in the community.
Below are just a few examples of the work that has been completed in Hyndburn.
Clearing overgrown vegetation from public land
Tinker Brook and Foxhill Bank in Oswaldtwistle
Cycle track from Baxenden to Church and Rishton to Great Harwood
Accrington town centre car parks
Burnley Road recreation ground Clayton Le Moors
Improvements to parks and community facilities within
General gardening projects
Palladium gardens in Oswaldtwistle
Planted areas around Great Harwood Baths
Various raised / shrub areas around the Borough
Painting and decorating
Benches in parks, play areas and open spaces
Fencing to public footpaths around the Borough
Snow clearance and gritting
main footpaths in the various townships