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Archive for November, 2014

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 […]

14th November 2014

BBC Radio features probation

THE Mark Forrest Show last night featured the work being carried out by Oldham probation to reduce reoffending in the borough. Local BBC Radio stations across the country all aired the discussion, which featured senior […]

12th November 2014

Resident overcome by offenders’ work

OFFENDERS carrying out Community Payback reduced Patricia Snape to tears of happiness after removing dense overgrowth from her garden. The elderly resident, who lives in Archer Avenue, Warrington, had asked for the work […]

6th November 2014

Intensive order achieving results

A TOTAL of 30 Manchester offenders have successfully completed their Intensive Community Order during a three month period. From June 1 through to August 31, the Manchester ICO team, based at Vektor House, in the city […]

5th November 2014

Offenders bowled over by curry

A CHORLTON priest served up an unexpected treat – home-made curry – for offenders as a thank-you for carrying out Community Payback this week. Father Falak Sher was so impressed with the team undertaking Community […]

Community Payback supporting charities

MORE than 200 charities, groups and churches supervise offenders on Community Payback across Cheshire and Greater Manchester. Community Payback is a punishment for breaking the law that is ordered by the courts. The […]

Payback tweeting its success

COMMUNITY Payback is throwing the spotlight on probation and hosting a Twitterthon to promote the work being carried out by offenders across Cheshire and Greater Manchester. Across the two counties, offenders have […]