Published: May 21, 2009
Offenders work at Highbridge park during 'community payback'

A pioneering scheme that allows magistrates ask offenders to carry out community work, instead of going to prison, has this week been put to good use at Highbridge's Apex Park.

Members of the 'Community Payback Team' have been helping Sedgemoor District Council refurbish the park's information boards, waymarker posts, bollards and entrance gates - as pictured here.

Other work recently undertaken by offenders includes the refurbishment of benches, graffiti removal, and litter-picking.

Tony Turner, Operations Manager of Sedgemoor’s Clean Surroundings team, told "The Community Payback Team makes a valuable contribution to Sedgemoor District Council by helping improve facilities for residents and visitors."

Pictured above are Derek Chivers on the left from The Friends of Apex Park; plus Tony Turner, Operations Manager of the Clean Surroundings Team on the right; alongside members of the Community Payback Team, who wear high visibility vests.


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