October 20, 2009 10:19 AM

Offenders have been paying back for their crimes by working to improve our local parks under the "Justice Seen, Justice Done" scheme.

"At Fawdon Park, many hundreds of hours have been put in, under supervision, to clear glass and rubbish, paint fences and play equipment, remove graffiti and cut back the bushes," said Councillor Brenda Hindmarsh.

"Residents voted for Fawdon Park for this work. However, since early September similar work has been taking place in North Kenton Park.

"This has been well received by the public."

The work has taken place with the close involvement of the Council's neighbourhood response teams for equipment and ensuring that all waste was cleared away daily.