Security in the frame for Shepshed schoolkids

Local schoolchildren will receive help in keeping their bikes and scooters safe when a local Police Community Support Officer visits us in Shepshed.

PCSO Chelsey Wright will be at the Bull Ring branch from 10am to 1pm on Friday 28 July.

As well as answering any questions youngsters have about how to protect their precious belongings she will also be offering a free bike and scooter frame postcoding service.

Over the coming weeks, information posters will also be displayed in St Winefride’s Catholic Voluntary Academy, St. Botolph’s CE Primary School, Newcroft Primary School and Oxley Primary School.

Building society manager Jo Hughes said: “Our home insurance offering is popular with members and we had the idea of building on that offering by providing some practical advice to young people locally about protecting their bikes and scooters. And who better to do that than the police.

“We are delighted PCSO Wright is coming along to share her wisdom and experience and of course the frame postcoding service. A big thank-you goes to her for giving up her time to pay us a visit, and we look forward to meeting lots of young people and their parents or guardians on the day.”

According to the Crime Survey for England and Wales, there were an estimated 297,000 incidents of bicycle theft in 2016. This highlights that around 23 out of every 1,000 bike-owning households were affected by bike theft in 2016.

Meanwhile, throughout the month of June, our quest to help people protect their prized possessions is also seeing us give away a £4,000* cash pot.

For four weeks two people will land £500 each week - just for taking a home insurance quote (no purchase necessary) either in one of our branches, over the phone (0344 481 0041) or online.

As well as providing eight lucky winners, the competition will help to further inform people about our Take Your Pick home insurance, provided by Royal Sun Alliance.

Take Your Pick allows customers to build a policy that covers the things that matter most to them whilst keeping premiums as low as possible by ensuring they only pay for what they need. In 2016 we helped 2,500 people with home insurance policies.

*You can view full competition terms and conditions here.

Shepshed branch manager Jo Hughes (left) with PCSO Chelsey Wright


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