Dronfield Civic Society has on occasion worked in association with the probation service under the community payback scheme.
Probationers are supervised as they work within the community to carry out between 40 and 300 hours of unpaid work. The work benefits the community - and means the offenders pay back the community for their crimes.
Community payback projects can include:
Removing graffiti, clearing litter and rubbish from public spaces, repairing and decorating public buildings such as community centres and clearing undergrowth from paths and other areas.
In Dronfield this service has been used for the clearance of culverts in Frith Wood and the preparation of ground at Dronfield Station in readiness for Spring sowing.