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Community Payback

What is Community Payback?

Community Payback is unpaid work for individuals on probation who have been sentenced to between 40 and 300 hours of community service. It is managed and delivered by the Probation Service.  This kind of community service is designed to help with improvement projects in the probationer’s local area for the harms caused by their crimes.

Community sentences can be given for crimes such as:

  • Criminal damage
  • Theft, and
  • Assault

The type of community service can include:

  • Removing graffiti
  • Clearing wasteland, and
  • Decorating public places and buildings such as a community centre.

How to apply for Community Payback

You can nominate a Community Payback project to suggest what unpaid work is carried out by offenders in your local area.  This could be removing graffiti, clearing wasteland, decorating a community centre or any other similar project that benefits the local community.  Projects must not take paid work away from others or make a profit for anyone.

If you have a project you’d like to be considered for Community Payback, please email your local Operations Manager using the contact details below:

Within your email please include:

  •  the name of the project or organisation
  • where the work would take place
  • a short description of the work to be done
  • your contact details.

Denbighshire, Flintshire and Wrexham:

Conwy, Gwynedd and Anglesey: