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DISTRICT AREA NAME TOTAL DWELLINGS TARGETED IN MAILSHOT MAILSHOT SEND DATE
Craven Cononley 647 16/09/2022
Harrogate Leathley 78 16/09/2022
Craven Lawkland 92 19/09/2022
Harrogate Spofforth with Stockeld 529 19/09/2022
Craven Clapham Cum Newby 325 26/09/2022
Harrogate Kirk Deighton 226 26/09/2022
Craven Lothersdale 221 03/10/2022
Harrogate Kirk Hammerton 237 03/10/2022
Harrogate Sicklinghall 153 10/10/2022
Harrogate North Deighton 32 10/10/2022
Harrogate Allerton Mauleverer with Hopperton 68 10/10/2022
Harrogate Long Marston 201 10/10/2022

Letters to homes

Commissioner urges residents in areas of Craven and Harrogate to sign up for free security upgrades as scheme opens.

30 August 2022

A scheme to improve the security of hundreds of homes and farms in Craven and Harrogate opens today, Tuesday 30 August.

£719,590 is being invested to prevent burglary and protect individuals, families and businesses in over 1,000 homes and 90 farms along the borders of Craven District and Harrogate Borough with West Yorkshire.

It is an extension of the Protect Your Home scheme which has already improved security at hundreds of homes and farms near Selby on the border with West, South and East Yorkshire.

Following a security survey, upgrades will include: new locks for vulnerable doors, windows, garages and sheds, and alarm systems for farms and small holdings. For homes with suitable WiFi coverage the scheme also includes a RING video door bell.

Free security surveys and upgrades are available to homes in the parishes of Clapham cum Newby, Cononley, Lawkland, and Lothersdale areas of Craven and Allerton Mauleverer with Hopperton, Kirk Deighton, Kirk Hammerton, Leathley, Long Marston, North Deighton, Sicklinghall and Spofforth with Stockeld areas of Harrogate.

Eligible residents will receive a registration pack through the post over the next six weeks.

Residents are being encouraged to sign up to the scheme online at www.protectyourhome.org.uk

Commissioner Zoë Metcalfe said:

“I encourage everyone in Craven District and Harrogate Borough who is eligible for the scheme to sign up now, and take advantage of this fantastic opportunity to protect your family, your home and your community.

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

“Burglary can leave people feeling vulnerable, frightened and distressed, 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 as soon as possible.”

Chief Constable Lisa Winward, said:

“We absolutely recognise the harm, both financially and emotionally, that a burglary can have, and we continue to look for as many ways as possible to help reduce this type of crime.

“Investment in Automatic Number Plate Recognition is a big step towards improving our capability in detecting and disrupting criminal activity in the area.

“In addition, we re-launched our Rural Task Force at the end of last year with an aim to increase intelligence led operations in partnership with bordering Forces, Specialist Operations and local policing teams, targeting identified high harm offenders and Organised Crime Groups”.

Chief Inspector for the Harrogate and Craven areas, Alex Langley, said:

“The Protect Your Home scheme is a fantastic way to help home and farm owners improve their security, and North Yorkshire Police welcomes this further investment.

“The impact on victims of burglary is often devastating. We want to help residents in the area have the best security possible, and as part of that we encourage everyone who is eligible for this scheme to sign up to this fantastic initiative.”

North Yorkshire Police will also purchase additional Automatic Number Plate Recognition cameras and upgrade Rural Watch Signage in specific locations to detect and deter potential burglars.

Extensive crime prevention advice is available to everyone on the North Yorkshire Police website:
https://www.northyorkshire.police.uk/cp/crime-prevention/


Commissioner Zoë secures funds to prevent cross-border crime and improve support for stalking and harassment victims

26 July 2022

North Yorkshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Zoë Metcalfe has been successful in a bid to bring more investment to tackling cross-border crime in more parts of the county and improving the way in which stalking and harassment is dealt with by North Yorkshire Police.

The £809,095 will be invested from the Home Office Safer Streets Fund for two schemes supporting Commissioner Zoë’s priorities of preventing neighbourhood crime and addressing violence against women and girls, including providing more support for victims.

Over £700,000 will be used to prevent neighbourhood crime with an extension of the Protect Your Home scheme which has already improved security at hundreds of homes and farms near Selby on the border with West, South and East Yorkshire.

The latest round of funding will be used to prevent burglary and protect individuals, families and businesses for over 1,000 homes and 90 farms along the borders of Harrogate Borough and Craven District with West Yorkshire. Eligible residents will receive a registration pack through the post shortly.

Security upgrades include new locks for vulnerable doors, windows, garages and sheds, and alarm systems for farms and small holdings. North Yorkshire Police will also purchase additional Automatic Number Plate Recognition cameras and upgrade Rural Watch Signage in specific locations to detect and deter potential burglars.

Separately, nearly £100,000 will be invested in a review of the response to stalking and harassment across North Yorkshire and York in a partnership with The Suzy Lamplugh Trust.

It will see a victim-focused assessment of local systems, processes, training and practice carried out to help North Yorkshire Police and partners understand and respond better to stalking and harassment. Bespoke training will be provided to police officers and staff from partner organisations to become ‘stalking and harassment advocates’ and provide information, support, advice and guidance to their colleagues.

Commissioner Zoë’s Office will also produce educational and awareness raising resources which challenge harmful and criminal behaviours, increase awareness of help and support available and increase trust and confidence to report crime.

Commissioner Zoë Metcalfe said:

“Preventing burglary and tackling stalking and street harassment are priority areas within my Police and Crime Plan and my Violence Against Women and Girls Strategy and these initiatives will have a real, tangible impact on how safe people feel both in and outside their homes.

“This is the fourth time the Commissioner’s Office has secured additional Home Office funding to support residents across North Yorkshire and York be safe and feel safe and I am confident that what these two schemes will deliver will make a huge difference to individuals, families and communities.”