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4 February, 2022

Commissioner Zoë urges Selby residents to sign up to protect their home before deadline

Residents in the Selby areas of Birkin, Camblesforth, Carlton, Fairburn, Hillam, Hirst Courtney and Monk Fryston are being urged not to miss out on free upgrades to their home security, as the deadline for the checks and enhancements approaches.

The Protect Your Home scheme, funded by almost £430,000 of Home Office ‘Safer Streets’ money secured by the North Yorkshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner,  must be invested in the communities by the end of March.

Residents are urged to sign up now before applications close on Friday 18 February 2022.

Over 700 homes have signed up to the scheme so far with 410 already having received upgrades to their security, including video door bells, door and shed locks, while 40 farms have also benefited from increased protection.

Commissioner Zoë Metcalfe, Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire, said:

“Keeping homeowners, their families and the communities they are part of safe and feeling safe is my priority. We have seen recently how these communities, easily accessed by criminals across Yorkshire and beyond, are vulnerable and this project, with its free survey and expert advice, is one I urge residents to apply for.

“The survey is backed by the police, councils and crime prevention partners, provides practical advice and using the latest technology, such as video doorbells, aims to keep burglars away.

“The best way of deterring criminals from the entire community is for as many residents as possible to sign up and make their properties more secure so please sign up before time runs out.“

The project is open to residents in Birkin, Camblesforth, Carlton, Fairburn, Hillam, Hirst Courtney and Monk Fryston.

Residents are urged to sign up now before applications close on Friday 18 February 2022.

They can join the scheme by:

Residents who have already signed up should talk to their neighbours, especially if they are elderly or vulnerable, and encourage them to sign up too.

Residents who live outside of these areas and not eligible to register as part of the Protect Your Home scheme, are still encouraged to consider how they can better protect their home from burglaries.

The North Yorkshire Police website offers a wide range of practical crime prevention advice at:

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