Advice on keeping your family safe this Christmas is being dished out at an event tomorrow.
Safer Gloucester is hosting its annual Christmas Crime Prevention event in King's Walk Shopping Centre on Friday with advice and information on how to keep safe this season.
There will be officers from many of the agencies that make up Safer Gloucester including Gloucester City Council, Police, Crimestoppers, Neighbourhood Watch, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Agencies and Drug and Alcohol Services on hand to give support and advice to residents, workers and visitors to the city.
The 2013 Safer Gloucester Crime Prevention Calendar will be given out to early visitors to the stall.
On Friday, Safer Gloucester will be launching a new initiative for cyclists, encouraging them to double lock their bikes.
Bicycle theft has increased in Gloucester.
With Christmas close at hand, and bicycles top of many people's Christmas list, Safer Gloucester is anxious to bring this increase to a halt.
At the stand on Friday they will be selling bicycle alarmed "D" locks for £10 each.
Once locked, the "D" lock will activate upon vibration, the earpiercing 130 dB siren activates for about 10 seconds every time it detects vibration of 2 seconds or more.
Gloucester Police chief inspector Richard Burge said: "We are also pleased to be able to give advice to residents now that the darker evenings are here.
"We become so busy with Christmas preparations that we can easily forget to be diligent when securing our property.
"It is important to ensure that our homes look occupied at all times. I would encourage everyone to visit the stand on Friday and take advantage of the advice on offer."
For more information, please see the partnership website www.safergloucester.co.uk