PC Sara Richards

PCSO Rachel Williams

PCSO Nicole Watkins

PCSO Mahmood Rahimi

PCSO Sarah Nash

PC Charlie Jones - Rural Crime Team

PCSO Gary Gwilt - Rural Crime Team

Local Policing Priorities

Local area: Penycae, Ynyswen , Glyntawe and Coelbren

Date agreed: 01 April 2020

Action

To address the complaints of speeding in the Penycae, Ynyswen, Glyntawe and Coelbren areas.

Updates

11 February 2020

The Roads Policing Unit are continuing to monitor the issue regarding speeding vehicles between Penycae, Craig Y Nos Country Park and the entrance to the caves.  Police and Highways will be discussing these target areas in a monthly meeting.

Penycae Action Team and Ystradgynlais Neighbourhood Policing Team meet regularly to conduct speed check with the Community Speed Watch (CSW) team. If you would like to become a member of Community Speed Watch contact Ystradgynlais NPT for more information.

If you have a Dash Cam and witness dangerous or careless driving on the roads around Ystradgynlais you can send the footage securely to OpSNAP via https://gosafesnap.wales/.

For more information visit https://gosafe.org/faq/operation-snap/.

03 January 2020

Roads Policing are continuing to monitor the issue regarding speeding vehicles between Penycae, Craig Y Nos Country Park and the entrance to the caves. 

Penycae Action Team and Ystradgynlais Neighbourhood Policing Team meet regularly to conduct speed check with the Community Speed Watch (CSW) team. If you would like to become a member of Community Speed Watch contact Ystradgynlais NPT for more information.

If you have a Dash Cam and witness dangerous or careless driving on the roads around Ystradgynlais you can send the footage securely to OpSNAP via https://gosafesnap.wales/.

For more information visit https://gosafe.org/faq/operation-snap/.

OpDarwin will be running through the summer months and will be educating bikers to drive safely around Welsh roads. Drivers that aren’t driving safely will be dealt with accordingly.

17 April 2019

Brecon Roads Policing are continuing to monitor the issue regarding speeding vehicles between Penycae, Craig Y Nos Country Park and the entrance to the caves.

Penycae Action Team have a Community Speed Watch which meets regularly and go out and conduct speed checks.

 If you have a Dash Cam and witness dangerous or careless driving on the roads around Ystradgynlais you can send the footage securely to OpSNAP via https://gosafesnap.wales/.

For more information visit https://gosafe.org/faq/operation-snap/.

OpDarwin will be running through the summer months and will be educating bikers to drive safely around Welsh roads. Drivers that aren’t driving safely will be dealt with accordingly.

15 February 2019

Brecon Roads Policing have been asked to look at the issue regarding speeding vehicles particularly between the entrance to Craig Y Nos Country Park and the entrance to the caves.

Ystradgynlais Neighbourhood Policing Team will continue to carry out patrols in the Penycae and Coelbren areas and also utilise the handheld speeding device to monitor and deter vehicles travelling at speed.

09 December 2018

We are still looking for volunteers for our Community Speed watch Scheme in the Penycae area, (please see the local notices page for more details on this scheme and how to volunteer).

Our Roads Policing Unit is aware of the issues and will continue to patrol the location.

Patrols continue in the Pontneathvaughan and Ystradfellte areas however it remains very busy at times.

18 April 2018

We are still looking for volunteers for our Community Speed watch Scheme in the Penycae area, (please see the local notices page for more details on this scheme and how to volunteer).

A request has also been made to Powys County Council for the speed monitoring strips to be placed by the Craig Y Nos Country Park to monitor the speed vehicles are travelling at.

Our Roads Policing Unit is aware of the issues and will continue to patrol the location.

Patrols continue in the Pontneathvaughan and Ystradfellte areas however it remains very busy at times.

16 March 2018

Brecon Roads Policing have been asked to look at the issue regarding speeding vehicles particularly between the entrance to Craig Y Nos country park and the entrance to the caves.

Ystradgynlais |Neighbourhood policing team will continue to carry out patrols in the Penycae and Coelbren areas and also utilise the handheld speeding device to monitor and deter vehicles travelling at speed.

A request has also been made to Powys County Council for the speed monitoring strips to be placed by the Craig Y nos Country Park to monitor the speed vehicles are travelling at.

Ystradgynlais Neighbourhood Policing Team are also in the process of organising a Community Speedwatch Scheme for the Penycae area and we would be very grateful for any volunteers, (please see the local notices page for more details on this scheme and how to volunteer).

Local area: Pontneathvaughan and Ystradfellte

Date agreed: 01 April 2020

Action

Concerns have been raised by local residents and the community council in relation to parking in Pontneathvaughan and waterfall areas of Ystradfellte.
 

Updates

11 February 2020

The parking in the Pontneathvaughan area has improved since the Council marked the road with the double yellow lines and a new parking lay by has been created. This will be continued to be monitor especially as the weather improves and more visitors attend the location. There are still some issues in relation to parking towards the Dinas Rock and foot patrols were conducted and will continue to address any issues.  The Ystradfellte area remains busy with visitors and patrols will continue.

03 January 2020

The parking in the Pontneathvaughan area has improved since the Council marked the road with the double yellow lines and a new parking lay by has been created.

Officers will continue to monitor the situation. 

17 April 2019

The parking in the Pontneathvaughan area has improved since the Council marked the road with the double yellow lines and a new parking lay by has been created. This will be continued to be monitor especially as the weather improves and more visitors attend the location.

15 February 2019

The parking in the Pontneathvaughan area has definitely improved since the Council marked the road with the double yellow lines and a new parking lay by has been created. Traffic cones have also been utilised in the area.  

Patrols will continue in the area and the parking situation will be monitored as the area continues to remain very busy especially at weekends.

09 December 2018

Patrols continue in the Pontneathvaughan and Ystradfellte areas however it remains very busy at times.

18 April 2018

Patrols continue in the Pontneathvaughan and Ystradfellte areas however it remains very busy at times.

16 March 2018

The parking in the Pontneathvaughan area has definitely improved since the Council marked the road with the double yellow lines.  Traffic cones have also been utilised in the area.  

At the present time work is ongoing in order to create another parking area at the location.

Patrols will continue in the area and the parking situation will be monitored.

Local area: Ynyswen

Date agreed: 01 April 2020

Action

To address the issues of vehicles parking on the pavement in the Ynyswen area

Updates

11 February 2020

Officers have been out to patrol the Ynyswen area, the road is extremely busy and vehicles are parking on the pavements.  A leaflet drop will be made in the area to ask the residents etc to leave enough room on the pavement for pushchair/wheelchair users.  The PCSO’S have also visited the local shop to ask them to mention to residents not to block the pavement areas.

Local area: Suspicious Activity in Coelbren, Pontneathvaughan and Ystradfellte Areas

Date agreed: 01 April 2020

Action

There have been recent reports of suspicious activity in Ystradfellte and Pontneathvaughan. Officers would encourage members of the public to record as much information i.e vehicle number plates when they suspect there to be suspicious behaviour. The information needs to be reported via 101 or 999 as soon as possible.  High visible and proactive patrols are being undertaken in order to identify offenders and deter criminal activity. Ystradgynlais Neighbourhood Policing Team are reminding residents to be increasingly vigilant.

Updates

11 February 2020

Police received a report of a mutilated sheep in the Coelbren area and also a few weeks later some sheep skins were located in the Coelbren Forestry area.  Police are asking the public to report any suspicious vehicles etc in the area and to keep farming equipment and quad bikes secure.  Farmwatch visits are planned in the coming months.

 

Local Events

Surgeries

Venue: The Library

Date / time: 02 Jun 2020 - 10:30

Description:

Ystradgynlais Neighbourhood Policing Team will be attending at The Library, Temperance Lane, Ystradgynlais on the first Tuesday of the month commencing on Tuesday 12th February 2019 at 10.30 to 11.30hrs. The Police Community Support Officers will be able to assist with any issues or offer advice. Please pop in and have a chat with them.

Venue: The Library

Date / time: 07 Jul 2020 - 10:30

Description:

Ystradgynlais Neighbourhood Policing Team will be attending at The Library, Temperance Lane, Ystradgynlais on the first Tuesday of the month commencing on Tuesday 12th February 2019 at 10.30 to 11.30hrs. The Police Community Support Officers will be able to assist with any issues or offer advice. Please pop in and have a chat with them.

Local Notices

Summary:

Community Speedwatch Scheme - volunteers required

Details:

Community Speed Watch (CSW) is a group of volunteers who together with support from their local Neighbourhood Policing Team monitor speeds of vehicles in their villages and towns. Vehicles exceeding the speed limit are referred to the Police with the aim of educating drivers rather than prosecuting.

Speeding is a concern for many of our 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. 

If you are interested in setting a Speed Watch up in your area, or would just like some more details please contact PCSO Mahmood Rahimi 8091 on our non emergency number 101 or email at mahmood.rahimi@dyfed-powys.pnn.police.uk or please see the following link https://gosafe.org/community-speed-watch/dyfed-powys/

 

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Summary:

Crime Prevention Advice – Free Home Security Check

Details:

Ystradgynlais Neighbourhood Policing Team are offering residents free home security checks. The Police Community Support Officers will attend your home at a prearranged date and time and will ask some questions from a short Home Security List and then they will advise you on any steps you can take to increase the security of your home.  If you would like us to attend please contact us on 101?

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Summary:

Behave or Be Banned (Bobb) Scheme

Details:

Ystradgynlais Behave or Be Banned (BOBB) is a scheme run by licensees within the town. Licensees, Managers and Staff of public houses have the right to refuse entry to anyone.  BOBB Scheme meetings are held every four weeks to discuss any issues arising within their establishments.  Where persons have committed offences or behaved in an inappropriate manner on licensed premises the members can vote to have that person banned.  This ban will apply to all establishments participating in the BOBB Scheme and bans can vary from six months to three years.  If a person who is banned tries to enter licensed premises that are participating in the BOBB Scheme they will be referred back to the next meeting and could have their ban lengthened.  Persons that have been banned can appeal their ban by writing to the committee. Ystradgynlais Neighbourhood Policing Team (NPT) has strong links with Licensees in Ystradgynlais town and fully support the BOBB scheme. For further information regarding the BOBB Scheme please contact your Neighbourhood Policing Team on 101 and any queries can be forwarded on your behalf to the Committee for their attention at the next meeting.

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Summary:

Recent Scams, etc.

Details:

Ystradgynlais Police have received a number of reports recently regarding a scam whereby a member of the public receives a phone call from a person purporting to be from the HMRC and they are tricked into paying bogus debts and taxes using itunes gift cards.

For more information on this scam, please see the Action Fraud website https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/news/alert-hmrc-and-itunes-gift-card-scam-may16.

You can also sign up to Action Fraud’s newsletter at https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/support-and-prevention/sign-up-to-action-fraud-alert to receive information on all the latest scams.

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Summary:

Rural Crime Prevention

Details:

There have been some recent thefts and burglaries in the outlying rural villages whereby tools, farming equipment etc has been taken.

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

 

  • Record all model and serial numbers of the equipment ie lawn mowers, bicycles, tools.
  • 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 secured at all times.
  • Fit locks to windows and use them
  • Property mark all the tools and equipment. If you require assistance with this, please contact us and we can arrange attendance to assist?
  • To avoid thieves hiding behind hedges/shrubs – keep them cut back
  • 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.
  • Ensure you don’t leave vehicle keys in the vehicle or in an obvious place
  • Know your neighbours and recognise suspicious individuals – and report it to the Police as soon as possible

Heightened patrols are being undertaken, however, being such a rural area brings unique challenges for the force so we encourage that anyone considered acting suspiciously or out of place in the area to contact police by ringing 101 as soon as possible.

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Summary:

Steal or Be Banned (SABB) Scheme

Details:

Ystradgynlais Neighbourhood Policing team have been working in partnership with local retailers and have set up the Steal And Be Banned Scheme (S.A.B.B)

Working alongside the retailers we have been targeting shoplifters and banning them from local stores. The purpose of the scheme is to make Ystradgynlais a safer and more pleasurable experience to shop.

We currently have 24 local stores involved with the scheme and anyone caught shoplifting within the Ystradgynlais area will find themselves being placed on this scheme.

If you require any further information on the scheme please contact Ystradgynlais Neighbourhood Policing Team on 101.

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Summary:

Local Twitter Page - Please follow us

Details:

Ystradgynlais Neighbourhood Policing Team now has their own twitter account where we post information regarding any appeals, road closures or community information. Please follow the team at  Ystradgynlais Police @DPP_NPT_Ystrad.

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Details:

Dyfed-Powys Police covers one of the most rural police areas in England and Wales. Agriculture within Dyfed and Powys tends to favour livestock farming and as a result many areas, including open access land, is stocked with sheep and cattle. We regularly receive calls from farmers, landowners and members of the public reporting farm animals being chased by dogs and in the most serious of cases where sheep in particular have been savaged and killed by dogs or having to be put down by a veterinary surgeon. The impact this can have on a rural business can be devastating. Not only does the farmer incur expensive veterinary costs to treat or put the livestock to sleep but for pregnant ewes, in particular, there is the risk of aborting their unborn lambs. This can incur further veterinary expense but also the loss of income from a depleted flock cannot be replaced. During 2019 the Powys Rural Crime team dealt with with a total of 55 incidents.

Please take a look at the attached leaflet for further advice and information.

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Contact The Team

Email

YstradgynlaisRuralNPT@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

Station Road
Ystradgynlais
Powys
SA9 1NZ

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.