Sergeant Kerry Scoberg

PC Stephen Morris

PCSO Nia Humphreys

PCSO Dayton Hughes

Local Policing Priorities

Local area: Ammanford East

Date agreed: 04 June 2015

Action

With summer just around the corner and the prospect of parties around the barbecue in the long evenings, police across Wales are warning motorists that officers will be on heightened alert to spot anyone driving under the influence of drink or drugs.

 

Led by North Wales Police, the month-long All Wales Summer Anti Drink and Drug Drive Campaign throughout June, will see all four Welsh police forces increase the pressure and focus on those drivers who drink and drive or drive under the influence of drugs.

 

Sergeant Alun Davies from North Wales Police’ Roads Policing Unit said: “We all enjoy the prospect of longer evenings and the possibilities they present for socialising in homes, gardens, local pubs, festivals and other events.

 

“But there is a price to be paid for thinking that, if you drink or take drugs and get behind the wheel, you will still be safe. More people may be tempted to have a few drinks and may drive without thinking of the consequences.

 

“Think before you go out, watch what you drink and plan how you will get home.

 

“This summer will be the first campaign with the new drug testing kits to help detect cannabis and cocaine as well as standard kits for alcohol testing, so we are better equipped than ever to detect and penalise those who take this very dangerous risk. Using intelligence received from the public we’ll be ready for action to keep the road network safe, whether it be at night or the morning after.”

 

New legislation came into force in March 2015 which sets legal limits for how much of a substance – both illegal drugs and prescription medications motorists can have in their system whilst driving. A new device now allows officers to test at the roadside using a swab from inside the driver’s mouth, to see if a motorist has taken cannabis or cocaine.

 

North Wales and Dyfed-Powys Police have a robust strategy around enforcing the ‘Fatal 5’ offences which are drink and drug driving, dangerous driving including unnecessary risk taking, speeding, failing to wear a seatbelt and using a mobile phone whilst driving.

 

Sergeant Davies added: “We are committed to assisting in reducing the risk of becoming a casualty on the road through the use of targeted operations around high risk groups of people and locations while enforcing the ‘Fatal 5’ offences.”

 

“If you drink and drive or drive under the influence of drugs you will potentially not only ruin your life, but the lives of others innocently associated with you and your actions. There is absolutely no excuse for driving impaired and the consequences can be devastating.

 

“You not only risk killing or seriously injuring yourself or someone else, but you will end up in court and could face a fine, lose your licence or receive a jail sentence. You will have a criminal record and you could lose your job.”

 

Susan Storch, Chair of Road Safety Wales and Dyfed-Powys Police Road Safety Officer, added:  “Through education, training and publicity initiatives throughout Wales, partners in Road Safety Wales strive to remind road users of the risks and consequences of the ‘Fatal 5’. Unfortunately, despite education and warnings, too many drivers are prepared to risk driving whilst impaired by drink or drugs.

 

“Road Safety Wales is committed to reducing the number of road casualties caused by irresponsible behaviour and will continue to support our Police colleagues during this campaign and throughout the year. Drivers who choose to flout the law should realise that there is a strong chance that they will be detected and prosecuted and that the penalties will be severe.”

 

Also supporting this year’s campaign is the Welsh Ambulance Service. Rhyl Paramedic Dermot O’Leary, the Welsh Ambulance Service’s road safety champion said: “Road traffic collisions are sudden tragic events which can send shockwaves through families, friends and communities. Unfortunately too many drivers are still prepared to risk driving under the influence of drink or drugs. Making the public aware of the risks associated with drink and drug driving will hopefully lead to fewer incidents in which we literally have to pick up the pieces.”

 

Anyone with information regarding individuals who are believed to drive whilst over the legal limit or under the influence of drugs, can contact Dyfed-Powys Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

 

 

Updates

06 June 2015

 

https://twitter.com/RPUCarms/status/606829473376444416

Further Updates to follow

Local area: Pwll Du, Black Mountain, Brynamman

Date agreed: 07 June 2018

Action

The meeting had heard reports that there is a lot of rubbish left at Pwll Du, following Anti Social Behaviour there during the hot weather.

The Meeting asked for increased patrols in the area to deter future ASB.

Pc Steve Morris agreed to get the Neighbourhood Policing Team to make targeted patrols to the area and deal robustly with any bad behaviour.

If you have any information that can help us with this Priority, then I encourage you to contact me directly on Stephen.morris@dyfed-Powys.pnn.police.uk, reporting via the 101 system or speaking to Crime Stoppers Wales on 0800 555 111.

Thank you.

Updates

07 June 2018

Updates to follow.

Local Events

Surgeries

Venue: Black Mountain Centre

Date / time: 21 Sep 2018 - 11:00

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Venue: Brynamman School

Date / time: 21 Sep 2018 - 14:30

Description:

The Mobile Police Station and a member of your local Neighbourhood Policing Team will be present.

Venue: Ystradowen Community Centre

Date / time: 27 Sep 2018 - 11:00

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Venue: Black Mountain Centre

Date / time: 28 Sep 2018 - 11:00

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Venue: Brynamman School

Date / time: 28 Sep 2018 - 14:30

Description:

The Mobile Police Station and a member of your local Neighbourhood Policing Team will be present.

Venue: Ystradowen Community Centre

Date / time: 04 Oct 2018 - 11:00

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Venue: Black Mountain Centre

Date / time: 05 Oct 2018 - 11:00

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Venue: Brynamman School

Date / time: 05 Oct 2018 - 14:30

Description:

The Mobile Police Station and a member of your local Neighbourhood Policing Team will be present.

Venue: Ystradowen Community Centre

Date / time: 11 Oct 2018 - 11:00

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Venue: Black Mountain Centre

Date / time: 12 Oct 2018 - 11:00

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Venue: Brynamman School

Date / time: 12 Oct 2018 - 14:30

Description:

The Mobile Police Station and a member of your local Neighbourhood Policing Team will be present.

Venue: Ystradowen Community Centre

Date / time: 18 Oct 2018 - 11:00

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Venue: Black Mountain Centre

Date / time: 19 Oct 2018 - 11:00

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Venue: Brynamman School

Date / time: 19 Oct 2018 - 14:30

Description:

The Mobile Police Station and a member of your local Neighbourhood Policing Team will be present.

Venue: Ystradowen Community Centre

Date / time: 25 Oct 2018 - 11:00

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Venue: Black Mountain Centre

Date / time: 26 Oct 2018 - 11:00

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Venue: Brynamman School

Date / time: 26 Oct 2018 - 14:30

Description:

The Mobile Police Station and a member of your local Neighbourhood Policing Team will be present.

Venue: Ystradowen Community Centre

Date / time: 01 Nov 2018 - 11:00

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Venue: Black Mountain Centre

Date / time: 02 Nov 2018 - 11:00

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Venue: Brynamman School

Date / time: 02 Nov 2018 - 14:30

Description:

The Mobile Police Station and a member of your local Neighbourhood Policing Team will be present.

Venue: Ystradowen Community Centre

Date / time: 08 Nov 2018 - 11:00

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Venue: Black Mountain Centre

Date / time: 09 Nov 2018 - 11:00

Description:

Venue: Brynamman School

Date / time: 09 Nov 2018 - 14:30

Description:

The Mobile Police Station and a member of your local Neighbourhood Policing Team will be present.

Venue: Ystradowen Community Centre

Date / time: 15 Nov 2018 - 11:00

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Venue: Black Mountain Centre

Date / time: 16 Nov 2018 - 11:00

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Venue: Brynamman School

Date / time: 16 Nov 2018 - 14:30

Description:

The Mobile Police Station and a member of your local Neighbourhood Policing Team will be present.

Venue: Ystradowen Community Centre

Date / time: 22 Nov 2018 - 11:00

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Venue: Black Mountain Centre

Date / time: 23 Nov 2018 - 11:00

Description:

Venue: Brynamman School

Date / time: 23 Nov 2018 - 14:30

Description:

The Mobile Police Station and a member of your local Neighbourhood Policing Team will be present.

Venue: Ystradowen Community Centre

Date / time: 29 Nov 2018 - 11:00

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Venue: Black Mountain Centre

Date / time: 30 Nov 2018 - 11:00

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Venue: Brynamman School

Date / time: 30 Nov 2018 - 14:30

Description:

The Mobile Police Station and a member of your local Neighbourhood Policing Team will be present.

Venue: Ystradowen Community Centre

Date / time: 06 Dec 2018 - 11:00

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Venue: Black Mountain Centre

Date / time: 07 Dec 2018 - 11:00

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Venue: Brynamman School

Date / time: 07 Dec 2018 - 14:30

Description:

The Mobile Police Station and a member of your local Neighbourhood Policing Team will be present.

Venue: Ystradowen Community Centre

Date / time: 13 Dec 2018 - 11:00

Description:

Venue: Black Mountain Centre

Date / time: 14 Dec 2018 - 11:00

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Venue: Brynamman School

Date / time: 14 Dec 2018 - 14:30

Description:

The Mobile Police Station and a member of your local Neighbourhood Policing Team will be present.

Neighbourhood Meetings

Venue: The Black Mountain Centre, Cwmgarw Road

Date / time: 04 Oct 2018 - 18:00

Description:

PACT (Partnerships and Communities Together) Meetings, first Thursday each month, at 6 PM in the Black Mountain Centre in Brynaman.

Partnerships and Communities Together (PACT) gives you the chance to influence local policing priorities in the area.

Venue: The Black Mountain Centre, Cwmgarw Road

Date / time: 01 Nov 2018 - 18:00

Description:

PACT (Partnerships and Communities Together) Meetings, first Thursday each month, at 6 PM in the Black Mountain Centre in Brynaman.

Partnerships and Communities Together (PACT) gives you the chance to influence local policing priorities in the area.

Local Notices

There are currently no notices for this area

Contact The Team

Email

AmmanTowyNPT@dyfed-powys.pnn.police.uk

This email address is for Neighbourhood Policing issues only. For all other enquiries please use:

ContactCentre@dyfed-powys.pnn.police.uk

Telephone

101 (01267 222020 outside Dyfed-Powys)

If you know who you want to speak to at a station, ask for them by name and station and staff will check for you and connect you if they are available, or take a message. In case of emergency you should phone 999.

Local Police Stations

Foundry Road
Ammanford
Carmarthenshire
SA18 2LS

Telephone

Non-Emergency Number 101 (01267 222020 outside Dyfed-Powys)

If you know who you want to speak to at a station, ask for them by name and station and staff will check for you and connect you if they are available, or take a message.

In case of emergency you should phone 999.

Front Counter Opening Hours

Monday-Friday 08:00 – 18:00
Saturday and Sunday 09:00 - 17:00

Did you know?

The Welsh Government funds 500 Community Support Officers across Wales, over 70 in our force area.