Moved into Leathermarket Court only a month ago and have already (this morning) found my bike has been stolen. Was surprised on moving into the property that this "gated community" was in fact open to the public, with no locks on pedestrian access.
Have any others had similar experiences and are there any plans to increase security?
Another gated community in SE1... I should buy shares in barbed wire manufacturers.
If it is open to the public it is probably a stipulation of the planning permission it was built under and thus cannot easily be altered. Common sense would suggest that otherwise the developer would almost certainly have made it gated as they can make more money that way - playing on people's fears.
The last time I had a bike stolen it was locked with a proper d-lock to a bike rack in the supposedly secure car park under our flats. I locked it up all over London and never had a problem. Its always traumatic when this happens so I walked/busd for a few months but then decided to get another one and I now keep it on a stand in the hall of my flat and use it every day.
Dont get the thieving b*****ds get you down housty. Buy another bike, keep it inside your flat and use a good d-lock connected to a cable to protect you front wheel and you will be fine.
Living on the third floor makes the prospect of storing a bike in my flat a little tricky but I'm sure I'll get round to getting a new one soon. Pretty gutting that there are so many dishonest people out there but just a fact of life we all have to deal with. Real shame we can't get some extra security at the external gates but there we go.