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Public praise of Community Payback

15 April 2016

A member of the public has been extremely satisfied with the work of our Community Payback team to improve an area in Surrey previously blighted by rubbish.

Susan Roast, a local resident, wrote to see if our Community Payback team could help tackle the litter problem in Chertsey.

KSS CRC sent a supervised group of service users, who rolled-up their sleeves, and cleared away the rubbish.

Susan Roast, said in a letter to KSS CRC: “I am very grateful to all of you for helping the community and improving the environment in this way. 

Members of the public value your work and it makes a real difference to our enjoyment of the local surroundings.”

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