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 serve 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 3; 10am-2pm)
Linacre Bridge Hub (January 4; 10am-2pm)
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 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: www.merseyside.police.uk/cp/crime-prevention/theft-of-a-bicycle/how-safe-is-your-bike