In response to this Paul Collett, Rugby’s Community Safety Project Officer, is working with Police Community Support Officers to identify at risk motorbikes in the community and contact the owner directly to discuss concerns and offer a free anchor point. You can contact Paul Collett in Ruby by calling 01788 533817.
If you own a motorbike, you can help by ensuring that your bike is secure:
- Put a steering lock on and use a strong steel cable or D-lock to attach your bike to security rails or ground anchors
- Always secure your bike to a solid point. A purpose built anchor point is a useful item, but a tree, telegraph pole or street light is just as effective
- Get a professionally fitted combined alarm and immobiliser (see http://www.thatcham.org)
- If you’ve got a garage, use it. Or cover your motorbike when you’re not using it
You may want to join Neighbourhood Watch to help reduce not only the theft of motorbikes, but also to help reduce the risk of burglaries. The Neighbourhood Watch scheme plays an important part in preventing crime and can help people feel more secure in their community. To find out more about Neighbourhood Watch, email email@example.com or visit Our Watch.
For more information, contact your local Community Safety Project Officer on 02476 483163 (Nuneaton and Bedworth and North Warwickshire), 01788 533817 (Rugby) or 01926 412261 (Stratford and Warwick Districts), visit Community Safety Partnerships in Warwickshire or email firstname.lastname@example.org.