Sergeant Suzanne Lloyd

PCSO Liann Richards

PCSO Graham Jennings

PCSO Aileen Stewart

PCSO Kelly Davies

Local Policing Priorities

Date agreed: 31 May 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: 31 May 2019

Action

Dyfed-Powys Police is warning people to make sure security measures are in place to protect quad bikes following a number of thefts.

Owners are reminded to be vigilant of suspicious vehicles or people, and to report any concerns to police.

Superintendent Robyn Mason, rural crime lead for Dyfed-Powys Police, has offered advice on securing quad bikes.

He said: “I ask that local farmers and other quad bike owners take appropriate action to minimise the opportunities of these thefts occurring. This includes removing keys from ignitions after use, locking barns or outbuildings wherever the quads may be kept.

“I’m aware that thefts of quad bikes and farming machinery causes disruption to farmers’ work, as well as the financial implications, and I would like to reassure the public that police are thoroughly investigating these matters.

“I encourage anyone living in rural communities to remain vigilant to this type of theft, and to report any suspicious vehicles or behaviour to police by phoning 101.”

Top tips to prevent a quad bike from being stolen:

Immobilise - Make sure you secure or immobilise your quads when not in use. Remember to remove keys when leaving them unattended.

Location - Try to avoid leaving quads unattended in fields especially near to roads. If you have to leave them, then try and park behind other machinery, equipment and out of sight.

Security - When you’re finished for the day, lock quads away in your most secure outbuilding or garage. If this isn’t possible, ensure it’s behind a locked gate to make things more difficult for thieves.

Track and Trace - Keep a record of any chassis or serial numbers. If the worst happens the more information you can provide, the better the chance of recovery. Consider using security marking kits to mark your property, and think about fitting a tracker or immobiliser.

Register Online - Websites such as www.immobilise.com and www.ter-europe.org are useful international online databases to record serial numbers for a wide range of vehicles and property.

For further information or advice, contact police 101 and ask to speak with a member of the Rural Crime Team. If you see anything suspicious report it to the police.

Local area: Newtown Rural

Date agreed: 31 May 2019

Action

Rural crime continues to be a concern and the theft of farm machinery and equipment particularly Quad Bikes remains a high priority.

A number of activities are on going including high visibility patrols which are designed to prevent crime. A number of other actions have taken place over recent months as part of operations to identify and bring to justice the perpetrators of these thefts and to recover stolen property.

Newtown Rural Neighbourhood Policing Team are reminding residents to be vigilant and to report any activity they suspect to be suspicious through 101 or 999.”

Local Events

Surgeries

Venue: Lychgate Tea Room & Deli

Date / time: 08 Aug 2019 - 10:00

Description:

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.