Alnwick’s Column Field is having a makeover thanks to the work of offenders on Community Payback.
Offenders, supervised by Northumbria Probation Trust, are currently helping the Alnwick in Bloom team to clear and tidy pathways to improve the area as part of their sentence. The grasses in the field will also be removed and will be seeded with poppies and cornflowers. The area was highlighted as a suitable project after the Alnwick in Bloom committee contacted Northumbria Probation Trust.
Sue Allcroft, Alnwick in Bloom secretary, said: “The Community Payback team cleared leaves and litter and swept the paths, which made the area stand out in terms of tidiness. They are now continuing the good work by clearing weeds from path edgeways and improving the general look of a wonderful recreation area for local people.
“I would like to convey our appreciation for the hard work and dedication shown by the people carrying out their Community Payback hours.”