Supermarket drop-in session gives advice on avoiding motorbike theft

Published: Tuesday 24th January 17

Motorcycle and moped owners are urged to get free advice on how to keep their vehicle safe.

The council’s community safety team and the local police will be at Asda, Clapham Junction on Saturday (Jan 28). They will be chatting to motorcycle owners and handing out £15 vouchers towards the cost of security items at Infinity Motorcycles.

The event is aimed at the owners of any two-wheeled motorised vehicle. It is part of a programme being planned by community safety officers and the police including events and online advice to try and reduce the amount of thefts.

There has been a rise in motorcycle thefts in Wandsworth over the past few months, but there are simple steps owners can take to avoid becoming a victim, including fitting alarms, locks and  trackers and property-marking their vehicle.

The council’s community safety spokesman Cllr Jonathan Cook said: “There are too many thefts of this type of vehicle in Wandsworth. We are determined to do all we can to bring the number down and I would urge owners to find out what they can do to thwart thieves.”

How To Avoid Motorcyle Theft

Where: Asda, Lavender Hill, Clapham Junction

When: Saturday January 28, 10am-3pm

Vouchers will be available while stocks last. To receive one you will need to bring your VSc proof of vehicle ownership and proof of address.

Advice is also available on the Met Police website.

The council’s community safety team works to keep Wandsworth inner London’s safest borough.  Visit the website for more information and to get advice on crime prevention, domestic violence, neighbourhood watch and more.

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Recent comments

I find it interesting that Wandsworth Council are happy to give advice on motorcyle theft but also happy to cut and remove bike locks being used to secure motorbikes. I parked my motorbike in Erpingham Road in Putney last week - alarmed, covered and chained to a lamp post. This chain was causing no obstruction to footpath users but a note from the council was left saying that it is a violation of a council lamp post and therefore notice was served that it would be cut and removed by a certain date. I would appreciate an email response from Wandsworth Council and also an explanation on why there are so few motorcycle parking bays in the borough? Would be nice to see some positive action rather than just words.
Olivia Cartlidge

27 January 2017