Sergeant Suzanne Lloyd

PCSO Gary Gwilt

PC Diane Downward

Local Policing Priorities

Date agreed: 17 August 2018

Action

Dyfed Powys Police in Powys are reminding homeowners to secure their homes when they go on holiday this summer.

More than a third of all burglaries are crimes of opportunity, where the burglar enters through unlocked doors or windows. Police are advising homeowners of a number of simple steps they can take to make their property more secure when leaving it unoccupied for any period of time.

PCSO Gary Gwilt said: “Residents need to secure their homes against potential intruders. Lock and secure your home at all times. If you leave your home insecure you could make your home insurance policy invalid and end up out of pocket.

“A recent trend is the 2-in-1 burglary, which is where thieves break into a house and snatch the keys to vehicles parked on the drive. The thieves usually target high value and luxury vehicles, including 4x4s.

“If you have a garage or outbuilding, please use it and lock your car away when not in use. If thieves can't see your car, they can't steal it. Use other security devices such as steering or wheel locks and if you don't have a garage, consider fitting sturdy gates to your driveway or a security post. You could also consider fitting a tracking device to your vehicle.

“Inside your home, don't leave your car keys on view or placed near windows, doors or letter boxes or cat-flaps where thieves can see them. Recently, keys have been taken from kitchen worktops, tables and hooks on walls. Make sure you hide your keys away so any would-be thief cannot find them.”

Following these simple steps will lower the risk of a burglary:

•Don’t close your curtains - in daytime this shows the house is empty

•Use automatic timer switches to turn your lights on when it’s dark

•Leave a radio (on a talk program rather than music)

•Cancel any milk or newspaper deliveries

•Uncollected mail is a sign that you are away. Royal Mail’s Keepsafe service will keep your mail for up to two months while you’re away

•Hide important documents and valuable items, or leave them with other trusted family members or in a bank

•Do not put your home address on the outside of your luggage when you are travelling to your holiday destination

•Make sure that you’ve locked all doors and windows and, if you have a burglar alarm, ensure it is set

•Make arrangements with trusted family members or friends to regularly check the property until they return from holiday.

 

To report a burglary call 101 or in an emergency 999.

Local area: Coedway B4393

Date agreed: 01 January 2017

Action

Concerns were raised by community members at Coedway in relation to speeding along the B4393 through the village.

As a result a group of volunteers from the village formed a Community Speed Watch (CSW) group with support from Welshpool Rural Neighbourhood Policing Team monitor speeds of vehicles in their village.

Vehicles exceeding the speed limit are referred to the NPT Officers with the aim of educating drivers rather than prosecuting.

 

Speeding is a concern for many communities, and Community Speed Watches assist in recording the level of speeding in an area which in turn will assist in identifying the need for more traditional speed enforcement by the Roads Policing Unit or even installation of Traffic Calming measures, such as the speed activated flashing signs.

 

The emphasis is very much on raising awareness of speeding in an area to drivers, with drivers exceeding the speed limit receiving letters advising them they have passed through a CSW area.

 

All the equipment and training is provided, and you only need a minimum of three adults aged 18 and over to set one up. Having concluded a successful trial in Ceredigion the scheme is being rolled out across Dyfed Powys in the coming months.

 

If you are interested in setting a Speed Watch up in your area, or would just like some more details please ring 101, leaving your contact details and the name of the town or village, and your details will be passed onto your local Neighbourhood Policing Team or alternatively you can obtain their contact details from the Dyfed Powys Police website.

 




Updates

05 October 2018

The group has up to 05/10/2018 held a total of 136 sessions which has resulted in 2162 warning letters being sent out. Highest speed recorded is 61mph.

If you are concerned about speeding in your area, and are interested in setting up a scheme please get in touch for further information.

Local Events

Surgeries

Venue: Flash

Date / time: 25 Oct 2018 - 17:30

Description:

Our drop in surgery is held every week at the Flash Leisure Centre in Welshpool, drop by to speak to a member of the team who will be on hand to offer advice or discuss any issues you may have.

In the event the surgery is called off (due to operation incidents) we’ll endeavour to place a notification on our Twitter account - @DPPNPTWelshpool

Venue: Flash

Date / time: 25 Oct 2018 - 17:30

Description:

Our drop in surgery is held every week at the Flash Leisure Centre in Welshpool, drop by to speak to a member of the team who will be on hand to offer advice or discuss any issues you may have. In the event the surgery is called off (due to operation incidents) we’ll endeavour to place a notification on our Twitter account - @DPPNPTWelshpool

Venue: Flash

Date / time: 01 Nov 2018 - 17:30

Description:

Our drop in surgery is held every week at the Flash Leisure Centre in Welshpool, drop by to speak to a member of the team who will be on hand to offer advice or discuss any issues you may have.

In the event the surgery is called off (due to operation incidents) we’ll endeavour to place a notification on our Twitter account - @DPPNPTWelshpool

Venue: Flash

Date / time: 01 Nov 2018 - 17:30

Description:

Our drop in surgery is held every week at the Flash Leisure Centre in Welshpool, drop by to speak to a member of the team who will be on hand to offer advice or discuss any issues you may have. In the event the surgery is called off (due to operation incidents) we’ll endeavour to place a notification on our Twitter account - @DPPNPTWelshpool

Venue: Flash

Date / time: 08 Nov 2018 - 17:30

Description:

Our drop in surgery is held every week at the Flash Leisure Centre in Welshpool, drop by to speak to a member of the team who will be on hand to offer advice or discuss any issues you may have.

In the event the surgery is called off (due to operation incidents) we’ll endeavour to place a notification on our Twitter account - @DPPNPTWelshpool

Venue: Flash

Date / time: 08 Nov 2018 - 17:30

Description:

Our drop in surgery is held every week at the Flash Leisure Centre in Welshpool, drop by to speak to a member of the team who will be on hand to offer advice or discuss any issues you may have. In the event the surgery is called off (due to operation incidents) we’ll endeavour to place a notification on our Twitter account - @DPPNPTWelshpool

Venue: Flash

Date / time: 15 Nov 2018 - 17:30

Description:

Our drop in surgery is held every week at the Flash Leisure Centre in Welshpool, drop by to speak to a member of the team who will be on hand to offer advice or discuss any issues you may have.

In the event the surgery is called off (due to operation incidents) we’ll endeavour to place a notification on our Twitter account - @DPPNPTWelshpool

Venue: Flash

Date / time: 15 Nov 2018 - 17:30

Description:

Our drop in surgery is held every week at the Flash Leisure Centre in Welshpool, drop by to speak to a member of the team who will be on hand to offer advice or discuss any issues you may have. In the event the surgery is called off (due to operation incidents) we’ll endeavour to place a notification on our Twitter account - @DPPNPTWelshpool

Venue: Flash

Date / time: 22 Nov 2018 - 17:30

Description:

Our drop in surgery is held every week at the Flash Leisure Centre in Welshpool, drop by to speak to a member of the team who will be on hand to offer advice or discuss any issues you may have.

In the event the surgery is called off (due to operation incidents) we’ll endeavour to place a notification on our Twitter account - @DPPNPTWelshpool

Venue: Flash

Date / time: 22 Nov 2018 - 17:30

Description:

Our drop in surgery is held every week at the Flash Leisure Centre in Welshpool, drop by to speak to a member of the team who will be on hand to offer advice or discuss any issues you may have. In the event the surgery is called off (due to operation incidents) we’ll endeavour to place a notification on our Twitter account - @DPPNPTWelshpool

Venue: Flash

Date / time: 29 Nov 2018 - 17:30

Description:

Our drop in surgery is held every week at the Flash Leisure Centre in Welshpool, drop by to speak to a member of the team who will be on hand to offer advice or discuss any issues you may have.

In the event the surgery is called off (due to operation incidents) we’ll endeavour to place a notification on our Twitter account - @DPPNPTWelshpool

Venue: Flash

Date / time: 29 Nov 2018 - 17:30

Description:

Our drop in surgery is held every week at the Flash Leisure Centre in Welshpool, drop by to speak to a member of the team who will be on hand to offer advice or discuss any issues you may have. In the event the surgery is called off (due to operation incidents) we’ll endeavour to place a notification on our Twitter account - @DPPNPTWelshpool

Venue: Flash

Date / time: 06 Dec 2018 - 17:30

Description:

Our drop in surgery is held every week at the Flash Leisure Centre in Welshpool, drop by to speak to a member of the team who will be on hand to offer advice or discuss any issues you may have.

In the event the surgery is called off (due to operation incidents) we’ll endeavour to place a notification on our Twitter account - @DPPNPTWelshpool

Venue: Flash

Date / time: 06 Dec 2018 - 17:30

Description:

Our drop in surgery is held every week at the Flash Leisure Centre in Welshpool, drop by to speak to a member of the team who will be on hand to offer advice or discuss any issues you may have. In the event the surgery is called off (due to operation incidents) we’ll endeavour to place a notification on our Twitter account - @DPPNPTWelshpool

Venue: Flash

Date / time: 13 Dec 2018 - 17:30

Description:

Our drop in surgery is held every week at the Flash Leisure Centre in Welshpool, drop by to speak to a member of the team who will be on hand to offer advice or discuss any issues you may have.

In the event the surgery is called off (due to operation incidents) we’ll endeavour to place a notification on our Twitter account - @DPPNPTWelshpool

Venue: Flash

Date / time: 13 Dec 2018 - 17:30

Description:

Our drop in surgery is held every week at the Flash Leisure Centre in Welshpool, drop by to speak to a member of the team who will be on hand to offer advice or discuss any issues you may have. In the event the surgery is called off (due to operation incidents) we’ll endeavour to place a notification on our Twitter account - @DPPNPTWelshpool

Venue: Flash

Date / time: 20 Dec 2018 - 17:30

Description:

Our drop in surgery is held every week at the Flash Leisure Centre in Welshpool, drop by to speak to a member of the team who will be on hand to offer advice or discuss any issues you may have.

In the event the surgery is called off (due to operation incidents) we’ll endeavour to place a notification on our Twitter account - @DPPNPTWelshpool

Venue: Flash

Date / time: 20 Dec 2018 - 17:30

Description:

Our drop in surgery is held every week at the Flash Leisure Centre in Welshpool, drop by to speak to a member of the team who will be on hand to offer advice or discuss any issues you may have. In the event the surgery is called off (due to operation incidents) we’ll endeavour to place a notification on our Twitter account - @DPPNPTWelshpool

Venue: Flash

Date / time: 27 Dec 2018 - 17:30

Description:

Our drop in surgery is held every week at the Flash Leisure Centre in Welshpool, drop by to speak to a member of the team who will be on hand to offer advice or discuss any issues you may have.

In the event the surgery is called off (due to operation incidents) we’ll endeavour to place a notification on our Twitter account - @DPPNPTWelshpool

Venue: Flash

Date / time: 27 Dec 2018 - 17:30

Description:

Our drop in surgery is held every week at the Flash Leisure Centre in Welshpool, drop by to speak to a member of the team who will be on hand to offer advice or discuss any issues you may have. In the event the surgery is called off (due to operation incidents) we’ll endeavour to place a notification on our Twitter account - @DPPNPTWelshpool

Venue: Flash

Date / time: 03 Jan 2019 - 17:30

Description:

Our drop in surgery is held every week at the Flash Leisure Centre in Welshpool, drop by to speak to a member of the team who will be on hand to offer advice or discuss any issues you may have.

In the event the surgery is called off (due to operation incidents) we’ll endeavour to place a notification on our Twitter account - @DPPNPTWelshpool

Venue: Flash

Date / time: 03 Jan 2019 - 17:30

Description:

Our drop in surgery is held every week at the Flash Leisure Centre in Welshpool, drop by to speak to a member of the team who will be on hand to offer advice or discuss any issues you may have. In the event the surgery is called off (due to operation incidents) we’ll endeavour to place a notification on our Twitter account - @DPPNPTWelshpool

Venue: Flash

Date / time: 10 Jan 2019 - 17:30

Description:

Our drop in surgery is held every week at the Flash Leisure Centre in Welshpool, drop by to speak to a member of the team who will be on hand to offer advice or discuss any issues you may have.

In the event the surgery is called off (due to operation incidents) we’ll endeavour to place a notification on our Twitter account - @DPPNPTWelshpool

Venue: Flash

Date / time: 10 Jan 2019 - 17:30

Description:

Our drop in surgery is held every week at the Flash Leisure Centre in Welshpool, drop by to speak to a member of the team who will be on hand to offer advice or discuss any issues you may have. In the event the surgery is called off (due to operation incidents) we’ll endeavour to place a notification on our Twitter account - @DPPNPTWelshpool

Local Notices

There are currently no notices for this area

Contact The Team

Email

WelshpoolRuralNPT@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

Severn Road
Welshpool
Powys
SY21 7AR

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

Dyfed-Powys Police does not routinely provide an enquiry office service at this station.

Did you know?

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