Offenders have spent more than 800 hours repaying their debt to society by working to tidy and maintain the graves of fallen war heroes.
As part of the community service, offenders from Caerphilly County Borough have been working alongside the Commonwealth War Graves Commission to help tidy, maintain and cut the grass in cemeteries surrounding the war graves.
To date, offenders have spent more than 800 hours carrying out “Community Payback” in cemeteries throughout the Rhymney, Gelligaer, Hengoed and Ystrad Mynach areas and have been supported throughout by Gwent Probation Service.
Councillor Lyn Ackerman, Caerphilly County Borough Council’s cabinet member for the environment, said: “I am pleased that offenders who are sentenced to Community Payback orders are able to make such a valuable contribution to various communities throughout the borough, by carrying out really meaningful tasks such as this.
“I hope that the offenders have also had a chance to consider the sacrifices that men and women of a similar age to many of them made for their country and I also hope that this thought provoking work will encourage them to see the error of their ways and help change their lives for the better.”