Get Your Valuables Security Marked for Free

Dave Owen CyclesIf you’ve had a bike or other valuable items for Christmas, next weekend is your chance to keep them safer by getting them security marked for free.

Tamworth Community Safety Partnership is holding two free postcode marking days at Dave Owen Cycles in the Castle Grounds on Saturday January 19 and Sunday January 20.

The security marking events are particularly aimed at bikes and scooters, but any items can be brought along to be marked.

From 10am to 4pm on both days, owners can take their valuables to the Activity Centre in the Castle Grounds where they will be stamped with the owner’s postcode or marked with a security pen, completely free of charge.

Once the items are postcoded, they can be easily identified if stolen and recovered, and can be returned.  Police and street wardens will also be encouraging owners to enter their valuables onto the national Immobilise database.

The security marking event has been organised by the Community Safety Partnership and will be carried out by Town Centre Beat Officer PC Venus Wakley and Tamworth Borough Council’s street wardens.

A free postcoding weekend held last year attracted more than 100 people with their valuables and organisers are hoping the latest event will see even more people going along to improve the security of their equipment.

PC Venus Wakley said, “A lot of people will have had new bikes, scooters and other valuable items for Christmas, and this is the ideal opportunity to protect them from thieves by getting them postcoded.

“It also gives people the chance to come and talk to me or the street wardens, to raise any issues they may have in their areas and to get advice about safety.”

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