ProtectYourHome – About this project

What is happening, where, how do I apply, and when will I get my security upgrade?

Where is this project running?

This project is running in the Selby areas of Carlton, Camblesforth, Hirst Courtney, Birkin and Hillam.  The area includes around 1,600 households and 50 farms and small holdings, all eligible to receive the security upgrades.

Project schedule

  • 3 June
    Funding awarded
  • 15 June
    Briefing to all stakeholders
  • 23 June
    Artwork sent to the printers
  • 5 July – 30 July
    Distribution of letters to householders
  • TBC
    Local police start visiting households to encourage sign up to the project
  • TBC
    Posters go up communities
    Scheme is promoted on local Facebook, Twitter, Nextdoor and other community groups.
    North Yorkshire Police’s Rural Task Force start farm visits to survey and discuss upgrade options.
  • TBC
    Security surveys and upgrades begin.

What stage are we at right now – 13 July 2021

  • Local Councillors have been briefed.
  • Letters start to arrive on people’s door steps.
  • Registrations start.

How we’re working to keep you Covid safe

  • When making appointments we will check with the householder whether any people within the property are vulnerable, are isolating or have Covid symptoms.
  • When arriving at the property, our contractor, J Tomlinson will check with the householder whether any people within the property are vulnerable, are isolating, have Covid symptoms and that it is safe to undertake the security upgrades.
  • J Tomlinson employees will work withing a bubble of two people throughout the project, they will:
    • be subject a fortnightly Covid Test
    • wear appropriate protective equipment and masks
    • carry cleaning materials and will wipe down surfaces before and after completing their work
    • dispose of all cleaning materials
    • ensure a good safe working distances of two metres
    • ensure that limited time is spent within a property with the majority of their work being undertaken from outside or with doors and windows open for ventilation
    • work in a team of two to reduce the time at each property

More information about J Tomlinson’s Covid working practices are available on their website.

When will I receive my letter?

We will be mailing to just over 2,000 addresses in five phases.

  • 9 July – Birkin and Hillam – 326 homes
  • 16 July – Carlton – 488 homes
  • 23 July – Carlton – 489 homes
  • 30 July – Camblesforth and Hirst Courtney – 402 homes
  • 6 August – Camblesforth and Hirst Courtney – 403 homes

I havent received a letter

If you do not received a letter, don’t worry, please fill in our online form or email us at and we will check to see if your home is eligible.

When can I expect my survey and security upgrades to be completed?

  • Carlton – date to be confirmed
  • Camblesforth – date to be confirmed
  • Hirst Courtney – date to be confirmed
  • Birkin – date to be confirmed
  • Hillam – date to be confirmed

North Yorkshire’s border communities to receive more protection with a high-tech boost to stopping burglars

Nearly £430,000 is to be invested in high-tech efforts to prevent crime, put off criminals and protect homeowners in more of North Yorkshire’s border communities as part of the Safer Streets Fund.

North Yorkshire’s Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner has been awarded £429,986 from the Home Office. It will be used to protect individual homes and farms in parts of Selby close to the border with West, South and East Yorkshire, and also includes a focus on using ANPR cameras to deter and detect potential burglars.

The areas covered will be Carlton, Camblesforth, Hirst Courtney, Birkin and Hillam with around 1,600 households and 50 farms and small holdings eligible to receive the targeted support already offered to other parts of Selby.

Measures to prevent and protect will include free security advice; upgrades to vulnerable doors, windows, garages and sheds, and monitored alarm systems for farms and small holdings to protect those most at risk.

Additionally, there will be measures to protect these areas, and those across the county, through investment in mobile ANPR cameras to enable North Yorkshire Police to identify potential offenders.

Major roads, such as the A19, A1(M) and M62, all provide easy access for criminals crossing county boundaries. It is thought to be one of the key reasons 1 in 4 crimes in parts of Selby are burglaries, compared to 1 in 10 across the rest of North Yorkshire.

Evidence shows the use of cameras which can automatically detect and alert police to suspects travelling into the area can reduce burglaries by as much as 40 per cent. ANPR will be supported by a major proactive, coordinated and intelligence-led rural borderlands operation from North Yorkshire Police.

North Yorkshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Philip Allott said:

“Burglary is a crime that has a huge impact on individuals, families and farms which is why this investment in making even more of our streets even safer is so important. Our innovative approach, which has already protected hundreds of households in parts of Selby, will now be expanded to more communities at increased risk of criminals crossing borders to commit offences.

“As an advocate of increased ANPR to protect North Yorkshire’s borders from a minority of people travelling from West Yorkshire to commit criminal acts, I am delighted that the Home Office is supporting my campaign to protect the more challenging areas.

“The use of these cameras is particularly important given the impact they have spotting potential burglars before they can commit an offence. This will help protect not just the areas directly being supported by this Safer Streets Fund but more parts of North Yorkshire.

“It will be backed up with an increased focus on borderlands policing in rural communities so that we are doing all we can to keep people safe and feeling safe wherever they are in North Yorkshire.”

Home Office application and project budget

Documentation about this project will be published here soon.