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10,000 hours’ unpaid work by Blackburn criminals
11:00pm Friday 12th October 2012 in News
CRIMINALS sentenced to unpaid work by the courts have been helping maintain the QE II Jubilee Biological Heritage Site, near Blackburn.
Offenders, supervised by Lancashire Probation Trust, have cut hedges, picked litter, strimmed over-grown vegetation, and removed ragwort from the site, part of Feniscowles and Pleasington war memorial recreation ground.
The team have tidied the area during the summer, and will return to maintain the area once again before winter. Since April 2012, offenders in the Blackburn with Darwen area have completed almost 10,000 hours of unpaid work.
If paid at minimum wage, this is the equivalent of almost £62,000.
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