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Donation to the Hastings Integrated Offender Management allotment project

News   •   May 03, 2019 14:12 BST

L to R: Charlie Connaughton, Rob Terry, PC Eoin Freeman.

A £500 grant has been given to an allotment project, created and run by Integrated Offender Management (IOM) in Hastings, which aims to bring a cross-agency response to crime and re-offending within the local community.

The donation comes from the Police Property Act Fund (PPAF), made up of monies received by the police from the sale of unclaimed lost property and property confiscated by order of the courts and then sold.

The much needed funds will provide raw materials to renovate the allotment and ensure it is maintained over a sustained period of time

Charlie Connaughton, East Sussex IOM co-ordinator, said: “The allotment provides an additional activity for service users managed under the IOM scheme, providing an opportunity to work within the community and engage with others as part of measures to help refocus and reduce re-offending.”

Mr Connaughton and PC Eoin Freeman, of Hastings IOM, presented the cheque to Rob Terry, from Kent, Surrey and Sussex Community Rehabilitation, in support of the scheme.

Author: Nigel Jarrett
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