Community Payback Scheme benefits Household Waste and Recycling Centres across Suffolk
Offenders completing their Community Order hours under the Community Payback Scheme have been revitalising Ipswich Recycling Centre on Portman Road. The scheme has helped improve the facility for customers by providing a deep clean and a refreshing lick of paint.
All the waste containers at the site have been thoroughly cleaned, the site office and entry and exit gates have been painted and the wooden fencing around the site has been treated to help preserve the lifetime of the fence and improve its appearance.
The images below illustrate the marked improvement the work has made. It is anticipated that the initiative between Norfolk and Suffolk Community Rehabilitation Company, Suffolk County Council and FCC Environment will extend across all the HWRCs in Suffolk. The aim of the initiative is to improve the appearance of the sites and upskill the offenders, whilst at the same time providing an opportunity to fulfil their Community Orders to benefit the local community.
Ipswich Recycling Centre site office (before)
Ipswich Recycling Centre site office (after)
Ipswich Recycling Centre entrance (before)
Ipswich Recycling Centre entrance (after)
Notes for editors:
Community Payback is a nationwide scheme delivered by a regional Community Rehabilitation Company. Offenders can be ordered by the Magistrates Courts to complete between 40 and 300hrs Community Order Hours. The Community Payback projects must be physically challenging and should:
- Reduce crime and fear of crime
- Be identified by local communities as a priority
- Be visible to local communities
- Improve quality of life for the community
Examples of projects include:
- Graffiti removal
- Street clean-ups
- Ground clearance
- Recycling projects
- Building maintenance
- Improvements to park and community facilities
- Environmental preservation programmes
- Landscaping and gardening projects
- Painting and decorating in community centres and meeting places