Offenders help tidy up park

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OFFENDERS are giving a park a facelift as part of their payback to society.

As part of Derbyshire Probation Service’s community payback scheme, offenders handed unpaid work orders are removing old fencing, cutting back overgrown trees and bushes and tidying up Lansbury Avenue Park, Mastin Moor.

They will spend six weeks on the project on behalf of Mastin Moor Action Group, which was set up at the start of the year to reduce anti-social behaviour in and around the park.

Michael Walker, supervisor for unpaid work for the probation service, said: “These offenders feel they are putting something back into the community and they can see the benefit of projects like these.”