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BID manager Andrew Cooper said: "By working with the judicial system in this way, we are ensuring that Bath gets something back from the people who have been convicted at its court. From the city centre to the riverside, a great number of improvements have Burberry Phone Case Ebay
BID a project to improve the city with money levied on businesses provides the cost of the materials for the work and pays per day to have the offenders properly supervised. The scheme is also part funded by Bath and North East Somerset Council.
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disenfranchisement within society, it is surely a good idea to foster a sense of ownership and input into the way their city looks. The key thing is surely to position 'work' itself a positive thing. Too often government initiatives and proclamations make work sound like a punishment ("if you don't apply for enough jobs we're going to make you WORK!") rather than emphasising the positive mental impact of pride in a job well done. I am convinced that most people would rather be industrious than not. But society fails a small percentage of the population in the way that access to opportunity is managed.
Richard Curry, chairman of the Bath and Wansdyke Magistrates' bench, said: "This is an excellent way for the offenders to do good in the community as well as gaining a worthwhile opportunity to learn new skills which will benefit not just the community but hopefully help them to discover wider talents."
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He said: "It is important that the public have confidence in community sentencing and are able to witness justice in action.
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Jeremy Britton, Community Payback manager for Avon and Somerset Probation Trust, said the scheme enabled essential work to be done and serve as punishment for offenders.
Did the small businesses who paid into this scheme know where their money was to be spent? Improving the city is one thing but using their hard earned cash for this seems a little odd. Years ago our Traders Association, who suffered many broken windows and other acts of vandalism due to a night club in the vicinity, suggested that offenders if caught could be used for litter picking and removing their own graffiti, or even work for the wronged business owner. it was turned down as a non starter as it would have upset the unions whose workers were paid to do those jobs. Who would have been painting those railings if Tommy didn't? Union members? Or have the council pared the workforce down so much that it is no longer an issue?
"Previously, there were some concerns that not enough was being undertaken in Bath. This partnership with the Bath BID has helped us address those concerns."
Last week a group of 12 magistrates visited a Community Payback day in Queen Square, where a team of offenders was painting the railings.
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