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.
“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.”
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.
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