Tag your bike free – thanks to ini­tia­tive

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SEFTON Coun­cil has part­nered with Mersey­side Po­lice to of­fer free bike tag­ging events in the bor­ough. Four bike tag­ging events will take place in Jan­uary at lo­ca­tions across South Sefton to help se­cure and pro­tect pedal bikes by us­ing spe­cial­ist mark­ing kits which aim to de­ter thieves.

Sefton Coun­cil has do­nated £1,100 from South Sefton ward fund­ing to Mersey­side Po­lice to al­low them to se­cure a lim­ited num­ber of bike mark­ing kits, which will then be given out free on a first come first served ba­sis to res­i­dents.

Four bike tag­ging events will be held in the first week in Jan­uary. They will take place at: Nether­ton Ac­tiv­ity Cen­tre (Jan­uary 2; 10am-2pm)

Crosby Po­lice Sta­tion (Jan­uary 10am-2pm)

Li­nacre Bridge Hub (Jan­uary 4; 10am2pm)

Maghull Com­mu­nity Po­lice Sta­tion (Jan­uary 5; 3pm-6pm)

Cllr Tr­ish Hardy, Sefton Coun­cil’s Cabi­net Mem­ber for Com­mu­ni­ties and Hous­ing, said: “We are de­lighted to have funded these se­cu­rity kits through lo­cal 3; ward fund­ing.

“These kits help as­sist Mersey­side Po­lice in de­ter­ring bike thefts and give our res­i­dents and com­mu­ni­ties added peace of mind.

“We know these tag­ging events are very pop­u­lar so please take ad­van­tage of this ser­vice.”

Com­mu­nity Polic­ing Sergeant, Chris Tay­lor, said: “We are com­mit­ted to pre­vent­ing bike theft across Sefton and these bike mark­ing kits are just one part of this work, along­side Sefton Coun­cil. “What price peace of mind? “In this case, it’s free! “We only have a lim­ited sup­ply of the kits though so pop down as early as you can.

“You can also keep in touch with your lo­cal polic­ing teams in Sefton via @ SeftonPo­lice on Face­book and lo­cal twit­ter pages, where we pub­lish news and crime pre­ven­tion ad­vice on bike theft and other is­sues in the com­mu­nity.”

Bike theft crime pre­ven­tion ad­vice is also avail­able at: https://www.mersey­side.po­lice.uk/cp/crime-pre­ven­tion/ theft-of-a-bi­cy­cle/how-safe-is-your­bike/

Sefton coun­cil­lor Tr­ish Hardy: ’’These kits as­sist po­lice in de­ter­ring bike thefts’’

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