July 8, 2014
In partnership with Westminster City Council and local businesses, we have arranged for the Community Payback scheme to work in Villiers Street to paint street furniture and generally tidy up.
The Community Payback is a national scheme where offenders contribute to the local needs of the environment in which the community felt the effects of their crime.
The Community Payback team are fully supervised at all times following a rigorous selection process to ensure they are suitable for the location and type of work. The scheme launched in 2003 and in 2013 completed 55,000 projects totalling more than 6 million hours of work and estimated at £35m worth of labour at minimum wage.
Many central London authorities including Westminster City Council, benefit from the scheme with specific projects or a rolling programme of works.
The BID supports the constructive time spent by the offender which can be dictated by the local community should they feel a particular project needs focusing on.
For more information about Community Payback visit: www.communitypayback.com