Ystradgynlais Town

Local Priorities

Local Area:Parking on Brecon Road, Ystradgynlais

Date Agreed:12 April 2017

Last Updated:05 October 2017

Action:

Ystradgynlais Neighbourhood Policing Team will be patrolling the Brecon Road area of Ystradgynlais after receiving several reports of vehicles parking on the pavements completely blocking access for wheelchair/mobility scooter users and also pushchairs.  Please park responsibly.

Updates:

27 July 2017

Patrols continue to be made and owners of offending vehicles will be asked to moved.

Local Area:Parking on Station Road, Ystradgynlais

Date Agreed:12 April 2017

Last Updated:05 October 2017

Action:

Ystradgynlais Neighbourhood Policing Team will be patrolling the Station Road area of Ystradgynlais after receiving several reports of vehicles parking on the pavements completely blocking access for wheelchair/mobility scooter users and also pushchairs.  Please park responsibly.

Updates:

27 July 2017

Patrols continue to be made and  owners of offending vehicles will be asked to moved.

Local Area:Ystradgynlais Town

Date Agreed:27 July 2017

Last Updated:05 October 2017

Action:

Local youths are causing ASB in the town location and rugby stands. Local youths found acting anti socially will be taken home and will receive anti-social behaviour warning letters

Local Area:Ystradgynlais Town

Date Agreed:27 July 2017

Last Updated:05 October 2017

Action:

We have had reports of vehicles speeding through Ystradgynlais and Cwmtwrch. Officers from our Roads policing unit will be conducting speed checks and patrolling the locality.

Local Events

Surgeries

Venue: The Wellbeing Centre 61-66 Penybryn

Date / Time: 26/10/17 15:00

Description:

Ystradgynlais Neighbourhood Policing Team are holding a surgery in Penybryn at The Wellbeing centre, 61-66 Penybryn every other Thursday at 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: 27/10/17 14:18

Description:

Ystradgynlais NPT officers will be at the Ystradgynlais Market, at Ystradgynlais Welfare Hall on Friday morning 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: Tescos Ystradgynlais

Date / Time: 04/11/17 11:37

Description:

Ystradgynlais Neighbourhood Policing Team will be attending at Tesco Store, Ystradgynlais on the first Saturday of the month starting on Saturday 1st October 2016 from 1pm to 3pm. 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 Wellbeing Centre 61-66 Penybryn

Date / Time: 09/11/17 15:00

Description:

Ystradgynlais Neighbourhood Policing Team are holding a surgery in Penybryn at The Wellbeing centre, 61-66 Penybryn every other Thursday at 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: 10/11/17 14:18

Description:

Ystradgynlais NPT officers will be at the Ystradgynlais Market, at Ystradgynlais Welfare Hall on Friday morning 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: Police surgery at Abercrave Post Office

Date / Time: 13/11/17 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: The Wellbeing Centre 61-66 Penybryn

Date / Time: 23/11/17 15:00

Description:

Ystradgynlais Neighbourhood Policing Team are holding a surgery in Penybryn at The Wellbeing centre, 61-66 Penybryn every other Thursday at 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: 24/11/17 14:18

Description:

Ystradgynlais NPT officers will be at the Ystradgynlais Market, at Ystradgynlais Welfare Hall on Friday morning 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: The Wellbeing Centre 61-66 Penybryn

Date / Time: 07/12/17 15:00

Description:

Ystradgynlais Neighbourhood Policing Team are holding a surgery in Penybryn at The Wellbeing centre, 61-66 Penybryn every other Thursday at 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: 08/12/17 14:18

Description:

Ystradgynlais NPT officers will be at the Ystradgynlais Market, at Ystradgynlais Welfare Hall on Friday morning 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

Community Messaging’ (DPCM), Dyfed-Powys Police has rolled out ‘Community Messaging’ (DPCM), a system which enables the service to issue fast time messages to its communities and enables residents to play a part in policing.

Messages received through DPCM will be relevant to the information residents provide when they sign up and could include specific crime prevention advice, direct appeals based on local incidents and information about community events near to them. DCPM will be especially useful in support of the ‘Watch’ schemes (Farm Watch, Horse Watch, Boat Watch, Neighbourhood Watch) – where very specific information needs to be communicated to a distinct community very quickly

Over the coming months the teams will be focusing on signing individuals and businesses on the scheme

May 2016

Dyfed Powys Community Messaging

 

 

Our specialist Digital and Cyber Crime Unit (DCCU) and key partner Get Safe Online are raising awareness of cyber-crime and working to ensure people have the knowledge and confidence to protect themselves from cyber-crime within the force area.

 

Throughout the week there will be:

·         A series of special assemblies at comprehensive schools to highlight to teenagers the dangers of ‘sexting’

·         A focus on key cyber-crime issues including online child sexual exploitation, cyber bullying, revenge porn and online fraud through social media

·         Training for police officers on investigating cyber-crime

·         a Get Safe Online Live event in Aberystwyth Town Centre on Thursday, March 5.

·         The week of action has been organised by the National Crime Agency. Our planned activity is our participation in the campaign.

A significant amount of cyber-crime is preventable. Do all you can to stop it from happening to you:   

·         Delete suspicious emails or messages without clicking on links

·         Install up to date antivirus security software

·         Use strong passwords and do not share with anyone

·         Be careful about what you share online

·         For advice visit www.getsafeonline.org.


We are launching a Community Speedwatch within Ystradgynlais Town and Rural section.

The scheme is working with local volunteers to identify speeding hotspots in their respective communities.

You will be trained in the operation of the speed detection devices and will be assisting the police and your communities reduce speeding where you live.

If youre interested in volunteering please contact PCSO Dan Garnell in Ystradgynlais on 101

Rural Crime: Brecon / Ystradgynlais

 

There has been a series of thefts and opportunist burglaries in our rural communities, in particular in the areas of Crickhowell, Talybont and Ystradgynlais, quads, gardening tools and bikes are amongst some of the property being targeted.

 

Around your farm yard, in your barns and outbuildings there is valuable equipment that will appeal to thieves - e.g. power tools, quad bikes, machinery and diesel. Isolated buildings,machinery and livestock present the greatest risk.

 

 

 

Please don’t make it easy for the criminals travelling into the area:-

 

·         Security mark your property / recording the serial numbers of electrical items and gardening equipment. 

 

·         Store valuable equipment in a secure building behind a strong locked door, or use a metal cage and keep it locked when unattended.

 

·         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.

Breconshire Behave or Be Banned (BOBB) is a scheme run by licensees within the town. Licensees, Managers and Staff of public houses and nightclubs have the right to refuse entry to anyone.  BOBB Scheme meetings are held every six 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.
Breconshire 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.


There have been increased reports from the farming community about theft of sheep. Police are keen to take positive action and bring the offenders to justice. At Midday on Thursday 24th November 2016 a multi-agency Theft Act Search warrant (Police and Trading standards) was executed in the Breconshire area. Information had been received that there were a number of stolen Ewes present at the location. A large quantity of suspected stolen sheep were located and rounded up. The flock were sorted using scanning wands and the stolen sheep were identified. The stolen sheep were scanned with the majority having had their ear tags removed. Police recovered all of the 25 stolen ewes and returned them to their owner. Two males have been interviewed and being dealt with by the police. Police are asking for information from the public in relation to anyone or anything seen out of place or suspicious, please call 101.

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Contact The Team

Email

YstradgynlaisTownNPT@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.

The Team

PC Mike Hapgood joined the police service in 1991. He has worked in a number of stations including Aberystwyth, Llanelli and Brecon. He joined the Ystradgynlais Rural team in 2007, taking responsibility for the Tawe Uchaf area. He is keen rugby player and spectator.

PCSO Dan Garnell has been in his current role as a PCSO since May 2006. Previously he has served in the Royal Navy and with Avon and Somerset Police as a custody officer.

Hello my name is Rachel Williams. I became a PCSO in June 2014 and was originally posted in Brecon until I moved to Ystradgynlais Station in December of the same year. I am enjoying my time here and hope to stay here for the foreseeable future
 

I joined Dyfed Powys Police in September 2000 working as a Divisional Support Unit Clerk in Brecon.  I then relocated to Ystradgynlais for a short spell before returning to Brecon as a member of the Mid Wales Customer Service Unit.  I have spent the last five years working as part of the Incident Resolution Team.  I have recently joined the Neighbourhood Policing Team for Ystradgynlais and am looking forward to interacting with the public, problem solving and team work

John was born and brought up in the Neath valley. He was previously employed in the private sector at various manufacturing companies. He has been a Dyfed Powys officer for 10 years and has previously worked in Llandrindod Wells and Brecon on response. He first came to Ystradgynlais in 2011 as a constable and has carried out the role of sergeant in Powys since 2014.  His aim for the future is to build on the already strong links between the local community and the Police and develop an even closer working relationship between the two, by increasing accessibility and visibility of officers.

PCSO Mahmood Rahimi 8091

Hello my name is Mahmood Rahimi, I joined as a PCSO with Dyfed Powys Police in January 2017. I am looking forward to working here and ensuring a safer Ystradgynlais community to live in.

Prior to this role, I was in studying in university.

 I am also a very keen sports person.

PC Sara Richards joined the police service 12 years ago. She has worked in a number of stations including Brecon before she joined the Neighbourhood Policing team in Ystradgynlais. PC Richards is committed to ensuring the success of the Neighbourhood Policing Team, where she will be tackling the issues affecting local communities.

Did you know?

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