Successful Bike Marking Event in Tamworth

A bike-marking event has been hailed a success by the Tamworth Community Safety Partnership.

The event was hosted at Dave Owen Cycles, The Activity Centre, Castle Pleasure Grounds, Tamworth, on Saturday 1 October.  Sarah Wakefield and Karen Mather, from the Tamworth Community Safety Partnership, hosted the event along with Dave Owen.  Over 70 people were registered on Immobilise National Property Register and £15,895 worth of cycles and scooters were post coded on the day.

Each bike was given a unique reference number which was etched onto the frame in permanent ink and then entered onto the Immobilise database. For more details on Immobilise visit www.immobilise.com.

People are advised to take the following crime prevention measures to help protect their property:

  • visibly and permanently mark property kept in sheds and garages
  • use the self laminated stickers, available from crime reduction officers, which can be wrapped around handles, bike frames etc
  • if you move, just place an ‘X’ at the end of your old postcode and mark it again with your new postcode
  • advertise that you have marked your property by displaying a ‘coded for keeps’ sticker
  • compile an inventory of property stored in your shed/garage and do an annual check
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