"The partnership arrangements in Gateshead are greatly valued by the
various groups across the borough who benefit from the work. Offenders
are offered a variety of work, which can be quite demanding, but the
outcome is very beneficial to Gateshead.”
"Residents and councillors are extremely impressed with the work carried
out by Community Payback teams in the area and naturally of course we
“Community Payback has been making great progress in the parks project.
Clearing leaves, litter and sweeping the paths over the autumn period
has made the park stand out above others in terms of tidiness.”
“Cowpen Quay Community Association (The Buffalo Community Centre) would
like to convey their appreciation for the hard work and dedication shown
by probation staff and the people carrying out their community payback
hours. The project so far has produced some really good results and
vastly improved the areas that have been identified as problem areas.
Once again thank you for the enthusiasm and commitment the team has
“Fence painting was carried out by Community Payback and we have had very positive feedback from residents who have said that the scheme worked well and was well managed. We are hoping to build on this to carry out guttering cleaning and more painting work in sheltered accommodation."
"I want to say that I and my congregation are exceedingly grateful for the tidy up work completed by community payback teams. The elderly congregation get very frustrated with the mess around the church grounds because they are no longer able to rectify it due to their age. We are very grateful for the support and help from Community Payback."