Police offer free bicycle security marking service in Walthamstow

Police are offering cyclists the chance to have their bikes security marked for free in Walthamstow tomorrow.

Officers will be on hand outside Costa Coffee in Walthamstow Town Square for the service between 3pm and 6pm.

Security markings allow bikes to be identified and their correct owner found if they are subsequently lost or stolen.

No appointment is necessary.

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6:12pm Thu 7 Feb 13

Tom Thumb says...

Bike theft is a problem in these parts but not nearly so much of a problem as the car-centric policies of Councillor Clyde Loakes, who recently said he was on the side of people who want to use their cars to drive to a local shop for a loaf of bread or some milk.
The local Labour Party is firmly on the side of obesity, ill-health and laziness.
Bike theft is a problem in these parts but not nearly so much of a problem as the car-centric policies of Councillor Clyde Loakes, who recently said he was on the side of people who want to use their cars to drive to a local shop for a loaf of bread or some milk. The local Labour Party is firmly on the side of obesity, ill-health and laziness. Tom Thumb

6:15pm Thu 7 Feb 13

Tom Thumb says...

Of course if the rubbish Met spent as much time enforcing laws to protect cyclists as they do wasting it on this kind of thing, things would be better for local cyclists.
For a start the Met has not prosecuted a single driver for entering the cycle box at a red light at ANY local junction.
Secondly local roads are crammed with drivers arrogantly chatting on handheld mobile phones, knowing full well that their chances of being caught by the Met are just about zero.
The Met has surrendered local streets to lawless driving.
Of course if the rubbish Met spent as much time enforcing laws to protect cyclists as they do wasting it on this kind of thing, things would be better for local cyclists. For a start the Met has not prosecuted a single driver for entering the cycle box at a red light at ANY local junction. Secondly local roads are crammed with drivers arrogantly chatting on handheld mobile phones, knowing full well that their chances of being caught by the Met are just about zero. The Met has surrendered local streets to lawless driving. Tom Thumb

10:35pm Thu 7 Feb 13

VESTRYPARK says...

My bike got stolen and police were very helpful when I reported it. I also managed to get it back even though it did not have markings!!

Having a bike marked will significantly enhance the prospects of stolen bikes being recovered when police stop and search suspects. Money is being slashed massively in public services so police have to do the best they can which is not easy with an ever increasing population.

We all have preferences in what police should be dealing with but don't just call them rubbish try be more constructive ......give them an idea if you are that smart!
My bike got stolen and police were very helpful when I reported it. I also managed to get it back even though it did not have markings!! Having a bike marked will significantly enhance the prospects of stolen bikes being recovered when police stop and search suspects. Money is being slashed massively in public services so police have to do the best they can which is not easy with an ever increasing population. We all have preferences in what police should be dealing with but don't just call them rubbish try be more constructive ......give them an idea if you are that smart! VESTRYPARK

11:16pm Thu 7 Feb 13

Cornbeefur says...

Tom Thumb wrote:
Of course if the rubbish Met spent as much time enforcing laws to protect cyclists as they do wasting it on this kind of thing, things would be better for local cyclists.
For a start the Met has not prosecuted a single driver for entering the cycle box at a red light at ANY local junction.
Secondly local roads are crammed with drivers arrogantly chatting on handheld mobile phones, knowing full well that their chances of being caught by the Met are just about zero.
The Met has surrendered local streets to lawless driving.
Yes, the Police must also do something to prevent the fools who wear Cranberry Tinted Spectacles as the approach a red Traffic light and Carry on Regardless (Funny Film)

Also m do something about the oafs who ride on the pavements and against the traffic in a one way street, sometimes endangering the kids they carry. The ones with those Leftie Kid Carriers on the back who take up the entire footway without a care in the world if they hit a pedestrian young or old. Also the riders who cycle whilst talking on mobile phones and doing wheelies and no handlebar Norseman and give others cross bars and put lolly sticks in their spokes to make a noise and cause noise pollution.
[quote][p][bold]Tom Thumb[/bold] wrote: Of course if the rubbish Met spent as much time enforcing laws to protect cyclists as they do wasting it on this kind of thing, things would be better for local cyclists. For a start the Met has not prosecuted a single driver for entering the cycle box at a red light at ANY local junction. Secondly local roads are crammed with drivers arrogantly chatting on handheld mobile phones, knowing full well that their chances of being caught by the Met are just about zero. The Met has surrendered local streets to lawless driving.[/p][/quote]Yes, the Police must also do something to prevent the fools who wear Cranberry Tinted Spectacles as the approach a red Traffic light and Carry on Regardless (Funny Film) Also m do something about the oafs who ride on the pavements and against the traffic in a one way street, sometimes endangering the kids they carry. The ones with those Leftie Kid Carriers on the back who take up the entire footway without a care in the world if they hit a pedestrian young or old. Also the riders who cycle whilst talking on mobile phones and doing wheelies and no handlebar Norseman and give others cross bars and put lolly sticks in their spokes to make a noise and cause noise pollution. Cornbeefur

10:25am Fri 8 Feb 13

merry_christmas says...

Good article - I'll pop down and have my new biked marked.
Good article - I'll pop down and have my new biked marked. merry_christmas

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