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2 December, 2020

More homes and more technology added to efforts to protect homes in parts of Selby

More homes across parts of Selby are now able to improve their security as part of a half a million pound scheme from North Yorkshire’s Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner to keep communities safe and feeling safe.

The Home Office’s Safer Streets ‘Protect Your Home’ project is now being expanded to Eggborough and Kellington with homeowners there urged to sign up to get a free security survey.

Fitter Lee Harrison refitting the door handle after upgrading the lock to a secure anti snap lock meeting Secured by Design standard
Fitter Lee Harrison refitting the door handle after upgrading the lock to a secure anti snap lock meeting Secured by Design standard

They join the other communities – of Balne, Beal, Cridling Stubbs, Heck, Hensall, Kirk Smeaton, Little Smeaton, Stapleton, Stubbs Walden, Whitley and Womersley – where the crackdown on burglars and burglary has already seen hundreds of homes be part of the crime crackdown.

The latest technology is being used as part of the project, with a limited supply of free video doorbells – allowing you to see who is outside your property – available for residents alongside other advice and support provided by local policing teams, the Rural Task Force, councils and partners.

People living in the villages and towns covered by the project are being urged to sign up if they haven’t already as the money has to be invested in the community before the end of March 2021.

Julia Mulligan said:

“Keeping homeowners, their families and the communities they are part of safe and feeling safe is always my priority and the ‘Protect Your Home’ scheme is one which residents cannot afford to ignore.

“The security surveys are free, open to everyone living in these areas and I’m delighted we’ve been able to add Eggborough and Kellington to the list of those who can benefit.

“It’s also important we’re using the latest technology to make the crackdown on criminals as complete as possible, which is why having video doorbells available – for free – to some, is a really welcome step.

“The best way of deterring burglars and keeping our properties safe is for everyone eligible to sign up, find out how they can protect themselves and get the support available for free to do that. Time’s running out though – this money and support is only available until March and I don’t want anyone to miss out.”

All residential properties in the communities of Balne, Beal, Cridling Stubbs, Eggborough, Heck, Hensall, Kellington , Kirk Smeaton, Little Smeaton, Stapleton, Stubbs Walden, Whitley and Womersley are eligible and can sign up now:

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Pictured are:

  • Feature image – Fitter Andy Smith with examples of door security products
  • Mid way – Fitter Lee Harrison refitting the door handle after upgrading the lock to a secure anti snap lock meeting Secured by Design standard