Police team up in a bid to cut rural crime in Bakewell and Ashbourne

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An event aimed at helping to protect the rural communities from crime and quad bike thefts is to take place in Bakewell.

The town’s Safer Neighbourhood team are joining up with officers from the Ashbourne beat to host an event aimed at encouraging farmers and rural residents to boost their security and protect their vehicles from thieves.

The team will be visiting the Agricultural Business Centre in Bakewell between 10am and 3pm on Monday, December 14.

PCSO Hayley Grundy, from the Bakewell Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “Events like this are a great opportunity for us to head out into the local community and speak to farmers and people living in the rural communities about increasing their security and protecting themselves from crime.

“We have had a number of incidents of quad bike thefts in the Derbyshire Dales over recent months so this event will be mainly focused around encouraging people to boost their vehicle security.

“This includes property marking the machine, using a heavy duty chain and ground anchor to fix it to the ground, and also ensuring that any outbuildings or sheds where it is stored are properly secure.

“We will be at the Agricultural Centre throughout the day to chat to visitors, offer advice and encourage more people to sign up to the Farm Watch messaging scheme. We look forward to seeing you there!”

To speak to your local Safer Neighbourhood team call 101, and follow them on Twitter: @BakewellSNT and @AshbourneSNT

For more information about security marking or to book an appointment, call Chris Roberts at Datatag on 01784 778310.