Community Payback

Community Payback is unpaid work like:

  • removing graffiti
  • clearing wasteland
  • decorating public places and buildings - for example, a community centre

You will usually work in your local area, and be managed by a Community Payback supervisor. You must wear a high visibility orange vest while you work.

You can expect to complete anything from 40 to 300 hours of Community Payback, depending on how serious your crime was.

You have to work 3 or 4 days each week if you’re unemployed.

The Community Payback work will be arranged outside your working hours if you have a job, for example evenings or weekends.