Following discussions with the Probation Service, due to COVID-19 protocols, projects are currently only being delivered in parts of Bridlington in the East Riding of Yorkshire.
Community payback background information
In the Humberside area, over 160,000 hours of community, payback is completed every year by offenders on a community sentence. This equates to approximately £800,000 of free labour provided to local communities as offenders pay back for the crimes they have committed.
Community payback projects range from litter removal to clearing dense undergrowth, and environmental projects through repairing and redecorating community centres or removing graffiti. Offenders usually work as part of a team, monitored by a supervisor, and will work all day with short breaks, although there are some opportunities for individual placements.
The Probation Service are working closely with East Riding of Yorkshire Council to make sure that offenders do the things that you want them to do as payback for their offending. We are seeking your ideas for projects to be delivered throughout the East Riding in the future.
To be considered, your project must meet the following criteria:
- It must benefit the local community
- No one must make a profit from the work
- It must be challenging and demanding
- It must be worthwhile and constructive
- Offenders must be seen to be putting something back into the community.
Anyone can nominate a project, so, if you are an individual, member of a club, community group, faith group or voluntary organisation and have a project that fits the criteria above, please complete the form on this site. Your contact details will remain strictly confidential and they will only be used to update you on your suggestions.
The Probation Service work closely with the East Riding of Yorkshire Council to make sure that offenders do the things that you want them to do as payback for their offending. Work can include painting, garden clearance, litter picking, clearing grass growing into footpaths and snow clearance.
If you have an idea for a project in the future anywhere in the East Riding you can:
Submit a community payback future project idea online (external website)
If you would like further information please contact the safe communities team at: