Cleveland Police boss wants ideas on how offenders can ‘payback’ communities

Barry Coppinger
Barry Coppinger

CLEVELAND’S Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger is seeking ideas on ways in which offenders can carry out unpaid work as part of their sentencing.

Community Payback can be part of a community sentence which involves offenders carrying out supervised work in the community which can be between 40 and 300 hours of unpaid work.

Members of the public are being encouraged to nominate Community Payback work projects for offenders which will benefit their community.

This should be work which would not otherwise be carried out by any other agency.

Anyone who thinks their area would benefit from a graffiti clean up, an unsightly area suffering from an excess of litter and rubbish or an overgrown footpath or bridal way which is in need of attention can put their proposal at
In 2013-14, 739 offenders completed unpaid work projects in Cleveland.