Community payback helps create award winning peace garden at Tatton Flower Show

Community payback helps create award winning peace garden at Tatton Flower Show image

Peace garden designer Carolyn Hardern with the Community Payback Team. A Community Payback team helped create an award winning peace garden last week at the popular RHS Tatton Park Flower Show, now in it’s seventeenth year. The six strong team of former offenders, who are currently on probation, was supplied by Cheshire & Greater Manchester Community Rehabilitation…

Chris Noah, CGM CRC chief executive, reflects on a life in probation

Chris Noah, CGM CRC chief executive, reflects on a life in probation image

After a career in probation that has lasted for more than 33 years Chris Noah, the Chief Executive of Cheshire & Greater Manchester Community Rehabilitation Company (CGM CRC), is retiring. Chris’ long association with probation began when she was just fifteen when she first saw the effect the justice system could have on people’s lives,…

Former offenders praise CGM CRC

Former offenders praise CGM CRC image

Eight out of ten former offenders have praised the work of the Cheshire & Greater Manchester Community Rehabilitation Company (CGM CRC) in a recent survey. CGM CRC supervises people on community sentences and on licence from prison. Twice a year CRCs across the country survey former offenders to find out what they think of their…

Community payback sparks allotment revival in East Cheshire

Community payback sparks allotment revival in East Cheshire image

Left to right: Cllr Kevin Hoines, Supervisor Ron Shaw, Cllr Mike Horrox. TENANTS lining up to be given an allotment plot at Lyme Green in Cheshire can now see exactly what they’ll be getting, thanks to offenders on Community Payback. The offenders who are being managed by the Cheshire & Greater Manchester Community Rehabilitation Company (CGM…

Amy Hall wins National Probation Award

Amy Hall wins National Probation Award image

Amy Hall wins top gong Amy Hall, equality and diversity officer for the Cheshire & Greater Manchester Community Rehabilitation Company (CGM CRC), won an award last night at this year’s National Probation Awards, which took place at Cheshire’s Shrigley Hall. The prestigious award scheme, which is run by the National Offender Management Service (NOMS), recognises…

Sally finds a new lease of life thanks to probation and Womenmatta

Sally finds a new lease of life thanks to probation and Womenmatta image

Holly and Sally Sally was imprisoned for 4 years for fraud from her employer, but has found a new lease of life thanks to probation and WomenMATTA. The 48-year-old is supervised on licence by Holly Dobson, a Case Manager for the Cheshire & Greater Manchester Community Rehabilitation Company (CGM CRC). Sally works for WomenMATTA, an organisation…