PC Sara Richards

PCSO Rachel Williams

PCSO Nicole Watkins

PCSO Mahmood Rahimi

Local Policing Priorities

Local area: Penycae, Glyntawe and Coelbren

Date agreed: 16 March 2018

Action

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

Updates

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: 09 May 2018

Action

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

Updates

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: Ystradfellte, Pontneathvaughan, Coelbren

Date agreed: 16 March 2018

Action

With the Easter holidays approaching patrols will be carried out at the waterfall areas in the locality, tackling thefts from motor vehicles.

Updates

18 April 2018

Patrols have continued at the waterfall car park areas especially over the Easter period and we are pleased to inform you that there have been no reports of thefts from vehicles. The area will continue to be patrolled regularly.

16 March 2018

Ystradgynlais Neighbourhood Policing Team are pleased to report that due to increased patrols in the Pontneathvaughan and Ystradfellte area, particularly at the waterfall car parks, there has not been a theft from a vehicle for nearly a year, however as the Easter Holidays approach high visibility patrols will continue.

Local area: Coelbren, Caehopkin and Ystradgynlais

Date agreed: 16 March 2018

Action

Patrols required on the cycle path that runs from Coelbren through to Caehopkin and then to Ystradgynlais.

Updates

18 April 2018

Regular patrols of the cycle path continue and efforts continue to try and identify any individuals involved. PCSO Rachel Williams 8185 is also in the process of setting up a “paws on patrol” scheme and more information will follow shortly in relation to this scheme.

16 March 2018

Information has been received that motorbike scramblers are using the cycle path to access an unofficial track on Celtic Energy land in Caehopkin. There has also been damage caused to cycle barriers etc on the cycle path. The use of these scrambler bikes on a cycle path poses a direct risk to the safety of other pedal cyclists and walkers that use this path.  Police will make regular high visibility patrols of the cycle path  and will liase with Celtic Energy to see if they can provide any information in order to identify the individuals concerned.  PCSO Rachel Williams 8185 is also in the process of setting up a “paws on patrol” scheme and more information will follow shortly in relation to this scheme.

Local Events

Surgeries

Venue: Ystradgynlais NPT officers will be at the Ystradgynlais Market

Date / time: 22 Jun 2018 - 17:57

Description:

Ystradgynlais NPT officers will be at the Ystradgynlais Market, at Ystradgynlais Welfare Hall on Friday morning on April 21st between 10am and mid-day. This will be on a fortnightly basis and will give residents the opportunity to discuss any concerns they have in the community. We will also be there to give out crime prevention advice

Venue: Ystradgynlais NPT officers will be at the Ystradgynlais Market

Date / time: 06 Jul 2018 - 17:57

Description:

Ystradgynlais NPT officers will be at the Ystradgynlais Market, at Ystradgynlais Welfare Hall on Friday morning on April 21st between 10am and mid-day. This will be on a fortnightly basis and will give residents the opportunity to discuss any concerns they have in the community. We will also be there to give out crime prevention advice

Venue: Tesco Ystradgynlais

Date / time: 07 Jul 2018 - 10:30

Description:

Ystradgynlais Neighbourhood Policing Team will be attending at Tesco Store, Ystradgynlais on the first Saturday of the month starting on Saturday 7th April 2018 from 10.30am to 11.30am. 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: Police surgery at Abercrave Post Office

Date / time: 09 Jul 2018 - 10:30

Description:

Ystradgynlais Neighbourhood Policing Team will be attending at Abercrave Post Office (The Hub) on the second Monday of the month commencing 8th May 2017 from 10.30 am to 11.30am.  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: Surgery in Penybryn - The Wellbeing Centre

Date / time: 12 Jul 2018 - 15:00

Description:

Ystradgynlais Neighbourhood Policing Team are holding a surgery in Penybryn at The Wellbeing centre, 61-66 Penybryn every second Thursday of the month from 15.00 to 16.00 hours. 

This is an opportunity for local residents to attend and raise any issues or concerns in the community.

Venue: Ystradgynlais NPT officers will be at the Ystradgynlais Market

Date / time: 20 Jul 2018 - 17:57

Description:

Ystradgynlais NPT officers will be at the Ystradgynlais Market, at Ystradgynlais Welfare Hall on Friday morning on April 21st between 10am and mid-day. This will be on a fortnightly basis and will give residents the opportunity to discuss any concerns they have in the community. We will also be there to give out crime prevention advice

Venue: Ystradgynlais NPT officers will be at the Ystradgynlais Market

Date / time: 03 Aug 2018 - 17:57

Description:

Ystradgynlais NPT officers will be at the Ystradgynlais Market, at Ystradgynlais Welfare Hall on Friday morning on April 21st between 10am and mid-day. This will be on a fortnightly basis and will give residents the opportunity to discuss any concerns they have in the community. We will also be there to give out crime prevention advice

Venue: Tesco Ystradgynlais

Date / time: 04 Aug 2018 - 10:30

Description:

Ystradgynlais Neighbourhood Policing Team will be attending at Tesco Store, Ystradgynlais on the first Saturday of the month starting on Saturday 7th April 2018 from 10.30am to 11.30am. 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: Surgery in Penybryn - The Wellbeing Centre

Date / time: 09 Aug 2018 - 15:00

Description:

Ystradgynlais Neighbourhood Policing Team are holding a surgery in Penybryn at The Wellbeing centre, 61-66 Penybryn every second Thursday of the month from 15.00 to 16.00 hours. 

This is an opportunity for local residents to attend and raise any issues or concerns in the community.

Venue: Police surgery at Abercrave Post Office

Date / time: 13 Aug 2018 - 10:30

Description:

Ystradgynlais Neighbourhood Policing Team will be attending at Abercrave Post Office (The Hub) on the second Monday of the month commencing 8th May 2017 from 10.30 am to 11.30am.  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: Ystradgynlais NPT officers will be at the Ystradgynlais Market

Date / time: 17 Aug 2018 - 17:57

Description:

Ystradgynlais NPT officers will be at the Ystradgynlais Market, at Ystradgynlais Welfare Hall on Friday morning on April 21st between 10am and mid-day. This will be on a fortnightly basis and will give residents the opportunity to discuss any concerns they have in the community. We will also be there to give out crime prevention advice

Venue: Ystradgynlais NPT officers will be at the Ystradgynlais Market

Date / time: 31 Aug 2018 - 17:57

Description:

Ystradgynlais NPT officers will be at the Ystradgynlais Market, at Ystradgynlais Welfare Hall on Friday morning on April 21st between 10am and mid-day. This will be on a fortnightly basis and will give residents the opportunity to discuss any concerns they have in the community. We will also be there to give out crime prevention advice

Venue: Ystradgynlais NPT officers will be at the Ystradgynlais Market

Date / time: 14 Sep 2018 - 17:57

Description:

Ystradgynlais NPT officers will be at the Ystradgynlais Market, at Ystradgynlais Welfare Hall on Friday morning on April 21st between 10am and mid-day. This will be on a fortnightly basis and will give residents the opportunity to discuss any concerns they have in the community. We will also be there to give out crime prevention advice

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/

 

Attachment

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?

Attachment

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.

Attachment

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.

Attachment

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.

Attachment

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.

Attachment

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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Summary:

Dyfed Powys Community Messaging Scheme (DPCM)

Details:

We have just launched a new community messaging system in Dyfed Powys that local neighbourhood police teams are using to share important messages with residents.

To join, register your details on the system, called Dyfed Powys Community Messages or DPCM for short, and indicate the type of messages they would like to receive.  They could be about watch schemes, incidents in particular areas or information about events and initiatives.

You can sign up visiting

WWW.dpcm.co.uk

Thank you for your continued support and help to safeguard our communities together.

 

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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.