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Free cycle marking for Hartington youngsters

Posted on 1st February 2011

Young people in Hartington are being offered the chance to have their pedal bikes security marked for free next week.

PCSO Dave Teare of the White Peak Villages (Stanton and Youlgrave Area) Safer Neighbourhood Policing will be offering the service to members of Hartington Young Peoples Activity Club on Monday, February 7.

Safer Derbyshire Dales Community Safety Partnership, based at Derbyshire Dales District Council, have part funded the marking kit which normally costs around £15 per cycle and allow the frame to be uniquely marked.

PCSO Teare will also be on hand to offer advice and to encourage people to sign up to bikeregister.com, a national scheme which has been set up to help reduce and prevent bike thefts, and assist with owner recovery.

He said: “The marking will take place between 4 and 7pm at Hartington School or the village hall and it’s not only a great chance for us to meet with local young people but we can help them to protect their cycles.

“We’re fortunate that we live in an area which has low crime levels and we work hard with our partners to help keep it that way. Bikes can be a popular target with would-be thieves so anything we can do to make it less attractive to steal can only be of benefit.”

Chairman of the Safer Derbyshire Dales Community Safety Partnership Councillor Lewis Rose OBE, who is also leader of Derbyshire Dales District Council, said:  "This is another terrific proactive initiative that underlines why the Dales is one of the safest places to live, work and visit in the whole of the UK."

Hartington Young Peoples Activity Club or HYPAC are a group of around 18 youngsters, aged between 10 and 16 years old, from the Hartington and District Area who meet every Monday evening and take part in various different activities.

Parents or non-HYPAC members can also have their cycles marked at the reduced price of £5.25.

For more information contact the White Peak (Stanton and Youlgrave Area) Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team on 0345 123 33 33 or email bakewell.neighbourhoods@derbyshire.pnn.police.uk

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