> Invest in a good quality lock for your bicycle – D locks are the most effective and a worthwhile
> Use a lock to secure the bike-stand, wheel rim and frame together – making it more difficult for
a thief to take
> Never leave your bike unlocked in a public place - leaving it unattended even for a minute can
mean it is gone when you return
> Find a suitable location to leave and secure your bike – dark alleys, drain-pipes and posts are
all best avoided
> Get your bike security marked by your local Safer Neighbourhood Team – making it readily
identifiable should it be recovered
> You could register your bike using a third party service to further protect it such as Bike
Register or Immobilise.
> Never leave your bags or shopping unattended especially if you have stopped for a coffee and
avoid hanging your bag on the back of your chair. In a busy environment it is easy to get
distracted and even easier for a thief to steal your bags.
> Keep wallets, purses, mobile phones and tablets out of sight and bags secure, especially in
> Keep your pin numbers separate from your bank cards.
> ALWAYS COVER YOUR PIN especially at checkouts. You don’t know who is looking over
> Before inserting your card have a look at the machine to check it looks normal.
> Be vigilant when drawing money from ATMs.
> Try to pay for items on a card rather than carrying large amounts of cash or keep the amount
you carry to a minimum.
Wards of Kessingland, Pakefield, Carlton Colville, Carlton, Whitton, Kirkley, Harbour, Oulton,
Oulton Broad, St Margarets, Normanston, Gunton, Corton and Lothingland