Personal approach to reducing re-offending

Personal approach to reducing re-offending image

by Caroline Marsh, independent consultant working with Interserve justice We can support people to make changes to their lives, but my firm belief is that it is only when an individual wants to change, that really crucial progress can be made. Interserve, which runs five successful Community Rehabilitation Companies, has recognised this principle and has…

‘Thank your lads for a job well done’

‘Thank your lads for a job well done’ image

Parents, toddlers, pensioners and sporting groups in North Yorkshire have all benefited from the work delivered by offenders working on Community Payback at the East Thirsk Community Hall. A team from Community payback, which is managed by HLNY Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC) have spent the past weeks painting the hall and tidying up the garden…

Drug abuse clean up in Grimsby

Drug abuse clean up in Grimsby image

North East Lincolnshire Council and a Community Payback team from HLNY CRC were out on a Grimsby street, focusing on cleaning up an area to the rear of Halfords that has been plagued by anti-social behaviour and widespread flytipping. The teams were initially out to try and clear up a lot of the fly tipped…

Raising cash for the homeless

Raising cash for the homeless image

Trace Fitzsimmonspell is sleeping rough for a night to help raise awareness and cash for a charity dedicated to supporting homeless people in Merseyside. She will be bedding down in a cardboard box under a plastic sheet outside Liverpool’s St James’ Cathedral. Trace, Wakefield’s service delivery manager at the Professional Services Centre (PSC), is taking…

HLNY CRC supports Ripon Walled Garden

HLNY CRC supports Ripon Walled Garden image

Ripon Walled Garden has benefited from the support of Humberside, Lincolnshire & North Yorkshire CRC (HLNY CRC) as offenders working on Community Payback have been delivering unpaid work as volunteers at the social enterprise. Ripon Walled Garden is a Community Link Project based in part of what was once the Bishop’s Palace Garden. The Walled…

Makeover for Bishopthorpe Road, York

Makeover for Bishopthorpe Road, York image

Throughout April and May the Community Payback team at HLNY Community Rehabilitation will be working on conjunction with the City of York Council painting the railings on Bishopthorpe Road. This stretch of road leads straight to the heart of York alongside the length of the race course. The fresh painted railing really will make it…

Cleaning up after the Beast from the East

Cleaning up after the Beast from the East image

Residents in Lincolnshire have praised the work carried out by offenders working on a Community Payback for their work clearing sand from the Mablethorpe seafront. The team from Community Payback had previously worked with Big Local to clear sand from the town’s promenade to much acclaim. However, the Beast from the East wiped out all…

New garden to help attract wildlife to area

New garden to help attract wildlife to area image

Offenders working on Community Payback together with volunteers from two community groups have joined Ground Forces to create a new bog garden at Boston’s Victorian Cemetery in a bid to attract new wildlife to the area. The Friends of Boston Cemetery invited members of the Boston in Bloom Partnership to help design and start the…

Hempland Lane Allotment revisited

Hempland Lane Allotment revisited image

Further to our recent work with the Hempland Lane Allotments Society, York, a team from Community Payback on unpaid work have returned to repair fences blown down in the recent bad weather. Allotment owners in York recently praised offenders working on a Community Payback project to help refurbish the gardens on a key community facility…

Snow problem for Community Payback team

Snow problem for Community Payback team image

As snow began falling across the North of England this week and with the UK set for the heaviest snowfall in years offenders in York, Selby and Acomb were busy clearing pathways of snow. Offenders have been working across the city filling York’s salt and grit bins ahead of the big freeze as part of…