The service temporarily suspended working during the Coronavirus lockdown over concerns it could not be adequately carried out within Public Health guidelines.
With the service having resumed, it now needs more places for people to be able to complete their sentence.
Senior Probation Officer Kat Lockwood said:
"Community Service is intended to allow an offender to make reparations by undertaking unpaid work for the local community, primarily as a direct alternative to a custodial sentence. We offer charities and not-for-profit organisations clients who can undertake a variety of work placements to allow them to repay society for their offending.
"Because of Covid restrictions, the service was on hiatus for several weeks meaning we now have a build up of people needing to complete their sentence. We are ideally looking for individual placements, rather than groups. This will mean more people completing their sentence in a timely fashion. If we don't think a placement idea is suitable, we will simply say no - so we want to encourage people to get in contact and see if their needs meet ours."
Those sentenced to Community Service need to be able to complete a minimum of five hours work per week, and may work up to a maximum of 15 hours per week. Full support will be offered by the Community Service Team throughout their placement.
Interest is also sought from charities or not-for-profit organisations who would like group work-party assistance. These sessions are supervised by a member of the Community Service team. Work parties are suitable for work such as larger scale gardening projects.
For more information please contact Aimee or Sharon on 01481 724337, or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.