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Church gets spruced up thanks to offenders

People in South Wales have been ‘paying back’ for their crimes and helping to save a town’s church and community hall. 

Offenders on Community Payback with Wales Community Rehabilitation Company have been working with local residents in Ystradgynlais near the Brecon Beacons to help restore the church and community hall which had been falling into disrepair. In particular, water had been pouring into the church vestry.

Nigel Hickey, Community Payback Case Worker, said: “When I found out the church hall needed sprucing up I spoke with people and offered the services of the Community Rehabilitation Company. We work with the courts to deliver sentences through Community Payback, giving people with convictions a chance to 'pay back' for the crimes they have committed. I was only more than happy to offer to help and we will be working in the community in the future."
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Wales Community Rehabilitation Company is owned and managed by Working Links. 

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