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Bike security events being held across the New Forest to protect local communities and deter would-be thieves

Hello Resident,

We wanted to let you know that local Neighbourhood Policing Teams in the New Forest are working alongside New Forest District Council over the coming months to provide free bike security events for local communities in the lead up to summer. 

Each year sees thousands of visitors to the New Forest, as well as those living in the local area, with many choosing to bring with them bicycles to explore the various beauty spots the Forest has to offer.  

Most thefts are committed by opportunists. A criminal may pick a house, or a vehicle, that looks unoccupied, has left a window or back-gate open or has little or no obvious security. These are often spur-of-the-moment decisions, made when they see valuable items such as bikes left on view or lapses in security.

Events across the New Forest have been set up to provide cycle security advice and offer free security marking and registration onto BikeRegister’s online database. Registering your bike helps police and retailers identify and verify the legitimate owner of bikes that have been stolen or are being resold.

The events are being held between 10am and 11.30am at the below locations and dates:

  • Monday 30 May - outside Totton Library, Library Road, Totton SO40 3RS
  • Saturday 11 June - outside The Forge Cycleworks, Ringwood Furlough, BH24 1AL
  • Monday 13 June - Hythe Precinct (outside Waitrose) SO45 6AG
  • Friday 17 June - outside Figgures Cycles, Henderson Court, Lymington, SO41 9FQ
  • Saturday 9 July - Lyndhurst Car Park, 42 High Street, Lyndhurst, SO43 7NY
  • Saturday 23 July - outside Figgures Cycles, Henderson Court, Lymington SO41 9FQ
  • Wednesday 3 August - New Milton Market, Station Road, BH25 6LW
  • If you would like to get involved, or just want to chat to the local officers, please do pop down to the events on the days and times mentioned above.

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