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Offenders support Keep Britain Tidy’s spring clean campaign

Thousands of offenders are giving back to the communities they harmed in a week-long, nationwide clean-up.

Offenders will spend more than 10,000 hours on more than 300 clear-up projects to support Keep Britain Tidy’s annual ‘Great British Spring Clean’ campaign.

Projects in the week-long clean-up include litter-picks on some of Wales’ most beautiful blue flag beaches in Anglesey and Dyfed Powys alongside tackling fly-tipped eyesores in Newham, London.

Policing and Crime Minister, Kit Malthouse said: “Getting offenders to pay for their crimes in a way that visibly benefits the community they have harmed is critical to making them think twice about tormenting their fellow citizens.

“Offenders are involved in community projects around the country every day, and next week, to support this year’s Great British Spring Clean, we are mobilising more than a thousand to give criminals a chance to clean up their act, payback our communities and show that justice is being done.

Over the next three years, the government is investing an extra £93m into Community Payback, which will see offenders completing eight million hours of unpaid work a year to improve the environment and revitalise towns and cities.

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