Join Neighbourhood Watch
Work with police to reduce crime.
What it's about
- Reducing crime opportunities
- People looking out for each other
- Linking residents with the police
You will need to:
- Get your neighbours interested
- Choose a co-ordinator (a co-ordinator talks with police and encourages participation)
- Visit www.ourwatch.org.uk to find out who your local Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinator is and how to set up your own group.
Nominate a project for Community Payback
Community payback is a punishment given to offenders as part of their sentence.
Offenders literally pay back the community by carrying out hard, physical work.
The work can be:
- Building maintenance
- Graffiti removal
- Improvements to park and community facilities.
- Street clean-ups
Make a nomination
If there is somewhere in your area that needs improving, tell us.
Phone Oldham Community Payback Unit on 0161 620 4421.
Volunteer for Victim Support
The work of volunteers is extremely important to the victims and witnesses of crime.
As a volunteer you could:
- Work with victims in your community
- Support witnesses at court
- Help in lots of other ways (like with IT systems, administration, or fundraising)
You don’t need qualifications or previous experience to volunteer for Victim Support. All you need is a willingness to help and a little time.
- Phone 0800 840 4207
- Victim Support website
Become a magistrate
Magistrates are volunteers who deal with around 95 per cent of all criminal cases in England and Wales.
Work with young people involved in criminal behaviour
- Youth offender panels - help decide on appropriate interventions
- Appropriate adult volunteer scheme
Contact the Oldham Youth Offending Service on 0161 621 9500.