Rider with bike

Rider with bike

As youngsters prepare to go back to school and college, Safer New Forest is offering an incentive to help them – and their parents – keep their bikes secure.

A gold standard D lock is being sold for just £16 at New Forest District Council information offices. This is a much reduced price on similar quality products in the shops.

It is hoped that securing your bike with this toughened lock will act as a visible deterrent to thieves.

The Safer New Forest Partnership agreed to fund the initiative to encourage all cyclists, of any age, to keep their property as secure as possible.

Cllr Jill Cleary, NFDC portfolio holder for Housing and Communities, said: “The Partnership is pleased to support the sale of these high quality cycle D locks in the council’s information offices. These have been tested and proved very successful.

“By offering local cyclists the opportunity to buy one at such a low price, we hope there will be a decline in bike thefts in the future.

“If you are unable to buy a D lock from the information offices, due to demand, please leave your details with a member of staff, and we will let you know when more are available.”

  • In addition, the Safer New Forest Partnership supports the Immobilise website www.immobilise.com where you can register your bikes and other property for free. The police then use this information to reunite stolen or lost property with its rightful owner.

Information about the work of the Safer New Forest Partnership can be found on www.communitysafety.newforest.gov.uk or contact Community Safety co-ordinator Stephanie Bennett on 023 8028 5588, email stephanie.bennett@nfdc.gov.uk