Mark your machinery for free at regional office and other Lancashire venues

At a time when thieves are continuing to target farms in Lancashire, it’s crucial all machinery is marked – something Lancashire Constabulary is offering to do for free.

Between Wednesday 29 September and Thursday 7 October, the constabulary’s South Rural Taskforce will invite farmers to central locations within rural backdrops to meet their team and have GPS or other equipment marked.

Rural, Wildlife & Heritage Crime Officer Paddy Stewart said: “This roadshow is being conducted in the wake of a considerable amount of GPS and other rural thefts.Rural crime police car_44979

“The focus of the roadshow will be to property mark rural equipment with GPS systems being our primary objective. Basically, you bring it, and we’ll mark it. 

“There will be an expectation of proof of ownership, and we will be using an engraving machine.

“Rural crime impacts insurance premiums and food prices and damages our local communities.”

Confirmed dates and venues:

Wednesday 29 September - Haskayne Village Hall car park

Thursday 30 September – Tarleton Market Square

Friday 1 October – NFU Regional Office in Skelmersdale

Saturday 2 October – Chorley, Rivington Lane car park also known as Noel House car park

Monday 4 October –The Corner House in Wrightington

Tuesday 5 October – Leyland / Farrington, Duxbury’s

Wednesday 6 October - St. Andrew's Church Hall car park, Longton

Thursday 7th October – Goosnagh / Grimsargh, Whittingham Sports and Social Club

All of the events start at 10am and finish at 3pm 

NFU Lancashire County Adviser Liz Berry is hoping to expand upon the event being held at NFU Regional Office on Friday 1 October with some other member facing activities, so try and make this date your first choice.

However, if you’re busy on that Friday, please pick one of the other dates. 
For more information, please email U291dGhSVEZAbGFuY2FzaGlyZS5wb2xpY2UudWs=