Sergeant Suzanne Lloyd

PCSO Liann Richards

PCSO Graham Jennings

PCSO Aileen Stewart

PCSO Kelly Davies

Local Policing Priorities

Date agreed: 29 March 2019

Action

As the weather gets warmer and people start to work in their garden sheds, we usually see an increase in the number of reported thefts from gardens and sheds across the force.

To improve security and to reduce the chance of become a victim of crime follow these crime prevention top tips:

 

  • Record all model and serial numbers of the equipment ie lawn mowers, bicycles, tools, etc on immobilise.com
  • Install security lighting in the garden
  • Ensure fences/gates are kept in good condition
  • Ensure good quality locks are fitted to the shed and are securely locked.
  • Fit locks to windows and use them
  • Property mark all the tools and equipment
  • To avoid thieves hiding behind hedges/shrubs – keep them cut back
  • Have prickly hedges around the perimeter to make accessibility to the garden difficult
  • Consider installing an alarm to the shed
  • Consider having gravel paths and drives – this discourages thieves from the garden as gravel makes a noise
  • Lock ladders to a post or wall – they could be used for easy access to the home.

For more crime prevention advice visit www.dyfed-powys.police.uk.

 

Date agreed: 29 March 2019

Action

The price of both diesel fuel and heating oil has been rising. This led to increases in the theft of diesel fuel from commercial vehicles and heating oil from storage tanks.

In an effort to try to combat the thefts of heating oil, the following points may assist you in preventing yourself from becoming a victim or indeed a repeat victim of theft:

  • Be aware of your oil levels and check frequently
  • Where possible keep your levels low and the same when refilling
  • Consider installing a tank alarm
  • Speak to your supplier with regards to a more frequent but smaller delivery
  • If you have a plastic tank, consider erecting fencing around the tank with one end hinged and locked for filling purposes. The fencing should be fixed to solid posts and should be set off the tank approx. 12 inches on all sides. The same should be fixed to the top as well
  • If you have a steel tank, then fit a quality anti-cut, close-shackled padlock
  • If you have outside security lighting, then please ensure that the system works and that the light sensors have been adjusted correctly to detect movement

Local Events

Surgeries

Venue: Village Hall

Date / time: 03 May 2019 - 15:00

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Venue: Tregynon

Date / time: 07 Jun 2019 - 19:30

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Venue: Churchstoke Market

Date / time: 09 Jun 2019 - 10:30

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Venue: Broad Street

Date / time: 13 Jun 2019 - 10:30

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Venue: Abermule

Date / time: 14 Jun 2019 - 19:30

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Local Notices

Details:

The concept is simple, register your details with Dyfed-Powys Police for free and you will be provided with a number of serial numbered zip ties. Put one on each gate that fronts onto a public roadway and it will assist Police to contact you if we need to, in cases of:

 

  • Damage to your fencing, gates or hedges from vehicles involved in Road Traffic Collisions

 

  • Stock Control, to advise if any of yours have escaped or if someone else’s stock has been temporarily secured in your field,

 

  • Incidents of trespass, if persons are stopped and spoken to in relation to being on your land for any reasons, be it shooting, fishing or any other suspicious circumstances.

 

  • To support the Farm Watch scheme, by updating you of thefts, or suspicious activities occurring in the locality.

 

Your details will remain confidential, and the Serial Numbers will be unique to your property. We will require your Name, Address, Phone number(s) and Email address (if you have one) to register.

Simply contact us on 101 at Newtown Police Station, to register.

Details:

#OpDarwen 2019 : Motorbike Safety Campaign Launched

‘High speed, high risk’ is the message from Dyfed-Powys Police as they launch a campaign aimed at reducing the number of motorcycle-related deaths and serious injuries on their roads.

In 2018, 67 motorcyclists were either killed or seriously injured on roads in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and Powys, and figures held by the force show that men were eight times more likely to be affected than women.

Dyfed-Powys Police have now launched their annual campaign, called #OpDarwen, which aims to reduce those numbers (on March 24 2019). The force is warning that there will be an increased focus on roads until October.

As part of the operation they are urging motorcyclists to ride safely and reminding drivers to be vigilant to motorbikes and other powered two-wheelers.

Superintended Craig Templeton, Head of Specialist Operations at Dyfed-Powys Police, said:

“Motorcyclists have long been identified as particularly vulnerable road users and reducing the number of road deaths and casualties on our roads is a priority.

“Most fatal road collisions happen on country roads, and inappropriate speed is one of the main factors.

“The national speed limit on single carriage roads is 60mph but you may need to drive under that in order to drive correctly for the conditions.

“These roads often have sharp bends, blind bends and unexpected hazards - brake carefully and give yourself time to react and stay in control.

“As the weather improves we see more bikers on the roads taking advantage of the stunning routes through Dyfed-Powys. As well as locals, we are seeing more and more visitors coming here to enjoy the scenery.

“We have always welcomed motorcyclists from outside our borders to enjoy the landscape, but they must be aware that Dyfed-Powys Police is doing all it can to ensure our roads are used safely by all.”

The force is working with partners in Go Safe, Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service (MAWWFRS), and Welsh Ambulance to educate motorcyclists and drivers about the risks of excess speed and improve outcomes when a collision occurs.

As bikers tend to ride in groups or pairs, it is usually the case that when one is involved in an accident the first person on the scene will be a fellow biker.

Biker Down! is delivered by firefighters and the Fire Bike Team from MAWWFRS and aims to reduce the number of motorcyclists killed and seriously injured in road accidents.

The free course is made up of three modules and will give participants a better understanding of what to do if they come across a road traffic collision and how to manage it safely. Search @MAWWFRS on Facebook to find an event.

Superintendent Templeton continued: “Everyone must take responsibility for their own and others safety on our roads and be aware of their riding and driving manner. Action will be taken against anyone choosing to ride or drive anti-socially, recklessly or illegally on our roads.

“Our officers see far too many tragedies, many preventable. Roads Policing Units will be out throughout Dyfed-Powys using a combination of education, engagement and enforcement to prevent further tragedies. ”

Contact The Team

Email

NewtownRuralNPT@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

Park Lane
Newtown
Powys
SY16 1EN

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 – 20:00
Saturday and Sunday 10:00 – 14:00 and 14:40 – 18:00

Closed on Bank Holidays

Did you know?

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