May 21, 2009
work at Highbridge park during 'community payback'
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
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.
work recently undertaken by offenders includes the refurbishment
of benches, graffiti removal, and litter-picking.
Turner, Operations Manager of Sedgemoors Clean Surroundings
team, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The
Community Payback Team makes a valuable contribution to Sedgemoor
District Council by helping improve facilities for residents and
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.