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Community Payback project reaches semi-finals of NOMS award

14 March 2017

KSS CRCís Community Payback team is in the running to win a prestigious award after successfully turning the grounds of the Colman Redland Centre into a haven for wildlife.

Individuals on the scheme have built bird boxes and bug houses, thinned the tree canopy and opened up the wooded area to encourage plants, birds and other species to thrive or return to the area.

Teams have also made the area safer and more welcoming for the Brownie groups by erecting new fencing and creating seating areas from fallen trees.

The work has reached the semi-finals of the National Offender Management Service Wildlife Award. The winner will be announced later this month. 

Tracey James, Secretary, said: “The Trustees are extremely appreciative of all the general maintenance jobs the teams have completed at the centre.  Mowing the grass and mulching the cuttings, clearing gutters, painting the gate, cutting the hedges, creating new ‘natural’ hedges and building fences are jobs that are necessary but costly maintenance for a charity.”

“The work individuals on Community Payback have carried out is incredibly invaluable to the Centre, our visitors, and the community. Thanks to their efforts we are seeing lots of new wildlife in the grounds.”

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