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Thurso Grows benefits from Caithness Community Payback

19th August 2020

Thurso Grows recently took receipt of two picnic benches specifically designed for use by wheelchair users.

The benches were fully constructed by the Caithness Community Payback Team in their Wick workshop by clients who had been sentenced to carry out unpaid work by Wick Sheriff Court.

Thurso Grows is funded by the Scottish Government Climate Challenge Fund and is headed up by Project Co-ordinator Sharon Dismore.

Sharon said: "We are absolutely delighted to have been helped out by the Community Payback Team by building these fantastic benches. They will make a great addition to our community garden at the bottom of Falconer Waters Court in Thurso."

Cllr Matthew Reiss, Highland Council's Strategic Lead for Police and Fire commenting on behalf of Ward 2 Members for Thurso and Northwest Caithness said: "The Caithness Community Payback Team and their clients done a tremendous job in the challenging working conditions imposed during COVID-19. The task achieved will greatly benefit wheelchair users among our community."

Caithness Community Payback Officer Steve MacDonald added: "It's great to see locals benefiting from this work carried out by those who have been sentenced to pay back the community against which they have offended."