Thursday, 18 October 2018

Offenders plant 3,000 snowdrops

OFFENDERS helped to plant 3,000 snowdrops at All Saints Church, Dunsden Green, as part of a community payback scheme.

The men were all serving community service sentences and helped out at the church for free.

Parishioner John Bodman, who looks after the churchyard, said the offenders had made a real difference.

He added: “The are doing the work in the churchyard for free which we could not afford to employ someone to do te work. Community Payback is providing that facility. They always say how much they enjoy coming here and working outside and those who have come back a number of times can see the difference it has made to the churchyard. They have resurrected it.”

The offenders have been working at the church every two to three weeks for the past eight months after Mr Bodman called the Thames Valley Probation Trust to ask for their help.

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