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Archive for 2014

24th December 2014

Offenders show true Christmas spirit

FIVE offenders gave up time on Christmas Eve to prepare food for the vulnerable, at Tameside’s Church of the Nazarene. Each year the church, in Stamford Street, Ashton, hosts a Christmas lunch for the homeless and […]

19th December 2014

Payback a class above

HEAD teacher Diane Jeffries has praised offenders after a Community Payback project improved land outside Bolton’s St Mary’s Primary School. Mrs Jeffries was so impressed by the work carried out by offenders that […]

18th December 2014

The future is Purple

THE Secretary of State for Justice Chris Grayling has signed a contract with Purple Futures for the delivery of probation services in Cheshire and Greater Manchester. Mr Grayling revealed that he has signed the contracts […]

17th December 2014

Community praise for Payback

A COMMUNITY group thrilled by the work carried out by Community Payback has laid on a festive spread in recognition of the offenders’ efforts. The Friends of Kearsley Mount Cottage and parishioners of St John Fisher […]

8th December 2014

Dr Tucker gets OBE from Prince Charles

CHAIR of the Board Dr Hilary Tucker has spoken of her pride after receiving an OBE from Prince Charles for her work with probation. The investiture was made in recognition of Hilary’s efforts in “protecting the […]

1st December 2014

Community Payback benefits food bank

SARAH volunteers at Oldham’s foodbank following completing Community Payback at the charity. The Foodbank, in Clegg Street, the town centre, provides goods for people in crisis. The charity is one of scores of […]

24th November 2014

Charity bonfire a roaring success

OFFENDERS carrying out Community Payback have been praised for ensuring the Urmston Community Bonfire was a roaring success. Three charities benefit from the popular annual event, which is hosted in Abbotsfield Park and […]

19th November 2014

Letters reducing reoffending

RESTORATIVE Justice is a key element of the success achieved by the Intensive Community Order team. Every offender who is sentenced to the order writes a letter to the victim of their crime. If stringent criteria are […]

Sam the toast of Oldham

PROBATION health trainer Sam Bradshaw is the toast of the town after having won the borough’s Pride in Oldham award. An offender nominated her after he felt moved to contact the Oldham Chronicle because – in his […]

17th November 2014

Restorative Justice in Tameside

MORE than a hundred meetings involving offenders meeting their victims have taken place across Tameside during the last two years. The practice – known as Restorative Justice – where people meet the criminals who […]