News: Bicycle Thefts

bicycle thefts

Please be aware that thieves are now targeting bicycles that are attached to the back of vehicles parked in the New Forest, especially in the Forest’s campsites and car parks.

The thieves are using bolt cutters to break through any chains that are being used to secure the bicycles to the racks on the backs of vehicles.

There are now bicycle locks that are alarmed and can be used to secure your bicycle to your vehicle.

If you are able to keep your bicycle in your vehicle then that is another excellent way of protecting it.

In June, the New Forest Heart Neighbourhood Policing Team will be joining forces with the British Transport Cycle Crime Team and holding some bicycle safety events in the New Forest. Venues and dates to follow.

Richard Williams (Police, PCSO, New Forest District)

Car parking charges will increase in NFDC’s 51 car parks from January 2018

Colin Read, Operations Executive Head, said “It was back in 2012 when we last put up car parking charges. The hourly rate we charge in our car parks remains competitively priced compared with private car parks and other local authority charges and the price to park in our car parks is still one of the…

Sunday 27 August 2017 – The New Forest Rattler

The New Forest Rattler Cycling Event is due to take place on Sunday 27th August. 

Make the glove box the phone box or risk a £200 fine

Hampshire County Council is supporting the national THINK! campaign highlighting the dangers of using mobile phones behind the wheel.