My Account routine maintenance

The "My Account” system will be undergoing routine maintenance on Wednesday 19 December, between 7am and 5pm. This means that some services will be unavailable during this time.

Affected services

Join Home 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

Get started

You will need to:

  • Get your neighbours interested
  • Choose a co-ordinator (a co-ordinator talks with police and encourages participation)
  • Contact your Watch Scheme Administrator, Pete Lee on 0161 856 9054

Pete will visit you to talk about Home Watch and give crime prevention advice.

Co-ordinators then sign a declaration, and get Home Watch Packs to give to people in their Home Watch.

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.

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
  • Mentoring
  • Appropriate adult volunteer scheme

Contact the Oldham Youth Offending Service on 0161 621 9500.