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Community Payback rescues RSPCA centre

21 July 2016

Our Community Payback teams has helped to rescue a RSPCA centre in Sussex from disrepair.

A team of six to eight individuals visited Mount Noddy Rehoming Centre in Chichester every Sunday to give it a much needed makeover. 

Workers repainted fences, kennel blocks, windows and the cattery. They even restored a lovely donated bench back to its original state.

The work which was completed over five months so impressed the Centre Manager that she has asked for a team to regularly return.

Clare Palmer, Branch Manager at the RSPCA Mount Noddy Rehoming Centre, said: 'It is fair to say that Mount Noddy would not look like it does today without the support of the scheme and the hard work of those on Community Payback. I constantly get praised and complimented by the public about how lovely and well-kept the centre looks.' 

'We are happy to welcome a team back on a regular basis to start repainting fences and redecorating the internal kennels, as a start.'

Community Payback is a sentence intended both as a punishment and also as a means by which our individuals can help to make amends to the community for the harm they have caused. 

The sentence is set by the court at anything between 40 and 300 hours depending on the seriousness of the crime and the service user’s record. 

In Kent, Surrey and Sussex, service users must work at least seven hours - or one full day - per week, either as part of a group or on a single placement. Community Payback teams are at work across Kent, Surrey and Sussex Community Rehabilitation Company seven days a week.

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