Community service work benefits across Fife revealed in annual report

Communities across Fife have benefitted from work carried out by people completing community sentences.

Monday, 15th March 2021, 12:30 pm

The work was revealed in the annual report on Community Payback Orders (CPOs) which have given more than a million hours of work back to projects and areas across Scotland.

Sheriffs can order individuals to carry out a maximum of 300 hours of unpaid work as part of their sentencing/

In Fife, teams transformed an overgrown garden of Sunnyside Court sheltered housing complex in Cowdenbeath so residents could enjoy it again.

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Before and after at Sunnyside Court care home

Steve Hopton, service manager for Justice Social Work (Fife), said: “The outdoor area had become too much work for the residents to take care of and had become overgrown.

“All the gardens were cleaned up removing any unwanted bushes and cutting everything back to a manageable level.

“The area is now on the project garden rota and general duties are carried out there each month in the summer leaving it looking lovely and tidy for the residents.”

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