Date Agreed:15 September 2017
Last Updated:05 October 2017
We have received reports of metal thefts in the area.
Metal theft is an issue blighting the whole of the UK due to the money that can be made from selling metal items on.
There are things you can do to protect metal in your homes, vehicles and businesses from theft.
You can protect your home by:
Keeping gates locked and installing strong fences
Being aware of any objects that could be used to access your roof like water butts, wheelie bins and garden furniture - if possible these should be stored away from the building.
Putting outside lighting on a dusk till dawn circuit.
Being a good neighbour and encouraging others in your neighbourhood to be vigilant.
You can protect businesses and public buildings by:
Regularly reviewing the perimeter fencing and gates security - checking for holes and weak spots which could allow people access
Not leaving any scrap materials lying around which could tempt thieves.
Using a forensic solution to mark any metal - warning signs saying forensic marking has been used should be displayed.
Installing CCTV with adequate monitoring and recording. Visible warning signs should be displayed as a deterrent to potential offenders.
For more advice call 101 to speak to your Neighbourhood Policing Team or visit www.metaltheftwales.org.uk.
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T/PS Suzanne Lloyd transferred to Dyfed-Powys Police in 2006 after serving six years with the West Midlands Police. She has spent four years as a Road Policing Officer and has also spent time within CID. Suzanne is currently the Neighbourhood Policing Sergeant after having been stationed in Llanidloes as Beat Manager for Llanidloes and surrounding areas. Suzanne lives locally and is keen to work closely with the community to increase public confidence and satisfaction. She said, “I am looking forward to the challenge of a new role within Neighbourhood Policing. I firmly believe that my fifteen years of experience both in city and rural areas will assist me in delivering community policing effectively and prove valuable in seeking to resolve the varying issues that arise.”
As a Police Community Support Officer within Newtown, Graham has the additional responsibility as Community contact for Treowen, Garthowen, Maesyrhandir and Mochdre. As a local community member, Graham has forged vital links with partnership agencies and organisations with the aim of delivering solutions to local issues.
PCSO 8105 Aileen Stewart joined the Newtown Neighbourhood Policing Team in July 2012 and works within the town section. Aileen is local to Newtown having grown up in the town and attending school locally. Aileen enjoys working within the local community and solving problems.
PCSO Liann Astley joined Dyfed-Powys Police in September 2012, and is a member of the Neighbourhood Policing Team for Newtown Rural. Liann is local to the area and previously worked in Caereinion Leisure Centre, Llanfair Caereinion. She enjoys interacting with the general public, problem solving and team work, she feels communication is a good way to resolve many problems and her role as a PCSO allows her to do this.
Did you know?
The Welsh Government funds 500 Community Support Officers across Wales, over 70 in our force area.