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Payback gets glowing report from chairman

11 September 2018

The Chairman of a local village hall has heaped praise on the work carried out by a team of offenders on Community Payback.

He was so pleased with the improvements made to Hothfield Village Hall, he wrote in to tell us.

To Darren and Hazel, 

I'm writing to you partly on behalf of the committee and in part from myself.

We would like to thank you for the hard work your team have been putting into making our building and grounds look amazing.

We've had dozens of comments about how much better the appearance is now since your team regularly come.

Craig is an absolute legend and nothing is too much trouble, it's great to have a skill set like his helping us, and Dan is an excellent guy he's also very knowledgeable and always happy to help, both supervisors are a credit to your program.

Since the Community Payback has been attending Hothfield Village Hall we've had dozens of comments about how much better the building is looking and the improvements have even increased revenue slightly.

We are also especially pleased with two of the service users. One, who I believe is finished now, we've always found him very polite and willing to help and learn. The other, who has also finished, has volunteered to return for one more day to assist in finishing a task he started and wants to see through to the end.

All of the service users you send here seem very hard working and under Craig or Dan's supervision get a lot of good work done.

We can't thank you enough for all of your continued help over this last year, even in the poorest of weather conditions, they've been working like troupers making our place look great and we're very proud of them and what they have achieved.

Kind regards

Paul Fothergill Chairman - Hothfield Village Hall

About Community Payback

If someone is convicted of a crime in a court, they may have to do unpaid work in the local community. This can be between 40 and 300 hours of unpaid work, depending on the seriousness of the crime or the person’s record. It’s called community payback and it’s a way for someone to make amends with their community for the harm they have caused.  KSS CRC supervises unpaid workers who must work at least seven hours - or one full day - per week, either as part of a group or on a single placement. The work might involve building and maintenance, painting and decorating or litter-picking and graffiti removal. Find out more here: https://ksscrc.co.uk/community-payback

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