Free bike marking and crime prevention advice were on offer as police officers meet residents in Welwyn Garden City.

The Welwyn Hatfield Neighbourhood Policing Team hosted a successful event for the Panshanger community.

Welwyn Hatfield Times: A four-legged visitors to the police community event in Moors Walk, Welwyn Garden City.A four-legged visitors to the police community event in Moors Walk, Welwyn Garden City. (Image: Hertfordshire Constabulary)

Officers hosted a stall in Moors Walk, Welwyn Garden City, where residents could come along for advice and to share their thoughts on local policing.

Inspector Amy Sheldon, who leads the Welwyn Hatfield NPT, hailed the event  a success, saying: “Events like these are really important for helping us to understand the issues affecting you most.

"A large number of Panshanger locals came along to see us though of course our events are always open to all Welwyn Hatfield residents.

"Our officers particularly enjoyed meeting Bruno the Labrador – he was very friendly and seemed to be enjoying himself!"

Welwyn Hatfield Times: Police bike marking at Moors Walk.Police bike marking at Moors Walk. (Image: Hertfordshire Constabulary)

Visitors could also get their bicycles security marked for free at the event last Sunday (May 5).

“Lots of people brought along their bikes and we were pleased to security mark them," added Inspector Amy Sheldon.

Welwyn Hatfield Times: Bike marking.Bike marking. (Image: Hertfordshire Constabulary)

"We recommend bike marking as it is a useful deterrent against thieves.

"If a thief is found with a registered bike, they will be arrested and we’ll be able to trace the rightful owner.

“I’d like to thank everybody for coming along and please keep an eye out for more events that we have planned.”

Welwyn Hatfield Times: Police meeting another four-legged visitor.Police meeting another four-legged visitor. (Image: Hertfordshire Constabulary)

Residents can join the force's new community messaging platform Herts Connected at where you will receive free local police messages.

You can choose to receive messages from Neighbourhood Watch, Action Fraud and the Police and Crime Commissioner, if that’s what you select when you sign up. 

Hertfordshire Constabulary's community voice platform ‘echo’ is also there for you to let the police know what you think they should be prioritising in your area.

Your feedback will help towards shaping local policing priorities, initiatives and campaigns. Visit  and share your thoughts.