Wycombe District Council and Thames Valley Police are holding a “make your mark” on Thursday 9 February 1 to 3pm, at Marlow Garden Centre, aimed at encouraging local residents to make a note of serial numbers and security mark any new or expensive gadgets or equipment that they received over the festive season.
At each of the free events, police officers and Wycombe District Council community safety officers will be on hand to security-mark any items that local people bring along, including bikes, sat navs, laptops, smart phones and mp3 players. They will have a variety of marking methods to hand, including CREmark and UV pens.
If you cant make this event, a couple of others will be held locally, including one on a Saturday:
- Saturday 11 February 10am to 12 noon, Toad Hall Garden Centre, Fawley
- Wednesday 7 March 11am to 1pm, Nottcutts Garden Centre, Booker
Cllr Katrina Wood, Wycombe District Council’s Cabinet Member for Community, advises: “Mobile phones, mp3 players, bikes and sat navs are not only popular gift ideas, but are also popular with thieves. A little time spent adding a security-mark could save time in the long run by making it much easier to return any lost or stolen goods. We would also encourage residents to register any expensive items on the National Property Register website at www.immobilise.com.”