Community Payback

Additional community payback services are provided in Salford with funding from the community committees devolved budgets. The funding allows Salford City Council to support the employment of a team leader who works with offenders carrying out their community orders.

The project is run in partnership with Cheshire and Greater Manchester Community Rehabilitation Company who enforce community sentences.

Tasks are carried out Sunday to Thursday in areas across the city. Projects carried out include:

  • Litter picking
  • Removal of fly-tipping
  • Supporting community groups to create community gardens
  • Carrying out vegetation management
  • Helping allotments groups to bring unused allotments back into management

In 2018/19, 827 offenders delivered 111 days of community payback which resulted in 184 tons of rubbish being removed from greenspaces and litter grot spots from across Salford.

Alley before clean-up

Alleyway before clean-up

Alley after clean-up

Alleyway - after clean-up

How to nominate a project

Projects are nominated by individuals or community groups completing a referral form. Referral forms are then assessed for suitability and those nominating the projects are updated on the outcome. You can download the form at the bottom of this page.

Feedback from the project has been positive with both offenders and residents benefitting from the project:

“A group of young men supervised by the team leader cleared the backing and railway side of the street today of overgrowth and rubbish. They made an excellent job of this and have made improvements with the clean-up. They were tidy and polite young men who worked very hard on this job” 

“Please pass on my appreciation to the Community Payback team who have cleaned the two passage ways leading from Windmill/Ashton Field Drive to Ridyard Street in Little Hulton. The passageways have been a disgrace for months but now are a pleasure to walk down. The men worked really hard.” 

“We visited the site on various occasions and always found the lads working hard, under the Team Leaders excellent supervision the work has now been completed and the area restored.”

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This page was last updated on 26 November 2019

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