PARTS of Manton were cleaned up by offenders who are giving back to the community this week.
Areas of Manton highlighted as crime hotspots got the makeover from offenders working unpaid hours for the good of the community.
A fly-tipped area on Forest Lane, Manton, and woodland behind Manton Villas were litter picked, cleared and cleaned up by offenders supervised by Nottinghamshire Probation Trust.
The Manton sites have been highlighted as in need of attention through the Partnership Plus action plan overseen by the local Community Safety Partnership. They have been chosen as areas of concern due to high crime and anti-social behaviour rates.
Deputy chief executive of Nottinghamshire Probation Trust with responsibility for Community Payback, Sheila Wright, said: “Community Payback work is so valuable, not just to the community but also to offenders, who can be proud to be seen making amends and putting something back.”
“Looking back at all the work carried out in both Bassetlaw and Notts overall, you can see it’s a fantastic example of how the public sector works in close partnership with so many local community groups.”
The big clear up in Manton came as the Probation Service’s Community Payback Scheme, known previously as Community Service, celebrates its 40th anniversary.
The scheme has seen hundreds of thousands of offenders complete work millions of hours.
Projects around Bassetlaw that have benefited from the scheme include the refurbishment of Kilton Community Centre and the painting and exterior maintenance of railings around Harworth Cemetery.