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Wyre Forest residents can suggest community payback projects
COMMUNITY groups and residents in Wyre Forest are being asked to suggest community payback projects for offenders to carry out.
Offenders take part in community payback - or unpaid work - as a sentence of the court for the crimes they have committed.
Following a successful pilot project last year, Safer Wyre Forest has joined forces with West Mercia Probation Trust to offer local groups a team of workers for two days to carry out a project that would benefit the community. The workers are supervised.
Projects could include removal of graffiti, litter and fly-tipped rubbish, clearing over-grown areas, pruning bushes and trees to improve visibility or make paths safer for pedestrians.
Residents or community groups across Wyre Forest can suggest a project for their area and all ideas will be looked at by a panel of community safety partners who will choose six winning projects for the team to work on.
Ideas can be put together in partnership with other organisations or individually. The closing date for applications is Friday, March 29.
To get a form, email email@example.com or call Hilary Hollis on 01562 732903.