PC Sara Richards

PCSO Rachel Williams

PCSO Nicole Watkins

PCSO Mahmood Rahimi

PCSO Sarah Nash

Local Policing Priorities

Local area: Brecon Road, Station Road, Neath Road in Ystradgynlais and issues in Cwmtwrch

Date agreed: 16 March 2018

Action

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

Updates

17 April 2019

Patrols have continued in the areas mentioned by Ystradgynlais Neighbourhood Policing Team. Commercial Street and Station Road are still causing concern as vehicles are continuing to park outside the bays by the Chemist, Post Office, Dentist and The Loaf obstructing the road for road users.

 

Concerns have been raised that vehicles are still parking in the loading area by Greggs and then doing a ‘U’ turn and pulling back out onto Brecon Road.  This part of Station road is One Way. Also, the loading area is for a vehicle loading and unloading only

 

We are also aware that vehicles are parking in the disabled bays and not displaying Blue badges. Please be mindful to display the Blue badge when necessary.   

 

There is a further parking issue by the Pet Shop which is still currently under review with the Highways department at the Council. 

 

Parking Enforcement Officers are also patrolling the area regularly.

15 February 2019

Ystradgynlais Neighbourhood Policing Team are regularly patrolling the areas mentioned and have also identified recent issues in Commercial Street and Station Road Ystradgynlais.  The areas causing concern are vehicles parking outside the bays by the Chemist, Post Office and Dentist, these vehicles are causing an obstruction for buses etc.  We are also aware that vehicles are parking in the disabled bays and not displaying disabled badges.  There is a further issue by the Pet Shop which is currently under review with the Highways department at the Council.  On Station Road vehicles are also parking in the loading area by Greggs which is causing an issue for vehicles unloading to local businesses in that area. 

Parking Enforcement Officers are also patrolling the area regularly and have been kept up to date with the local concerns.

09 December 2018

Areas continued to be regularly patrolled and vehicles have been asked to move on when blocking pavements etc. The Council Civil Enforcement Officers will be making joint patrols with PCSO Mahmood Rahimi. 

18 April 2018

Areas continued to be regularly patrolled and vehicles have been asked to move on when blocking pavements etc. The Council Civil Enforcement Officers will be making joint patrols with PCSO Mahmood Rahimi. 

On 30th March we received a complaint regarding using a mobility scooter on Glanrhyd Road due to vehicles blocking the pavement, PCSO’S attended and spoke to the residents and asked them to park considerably and to ensure that room was left for mobility scooters/pushchairs and wheelchair users.

16 March 2018

Ystradgynlais Neighbourhood Policing Team are regularly patrolling the areas mentioned and have knocked on doors asking people to move their vehicles so the pavement is not blocked.  Patrols will continue in the areas and we have been in touch with the Council Civil Enforcement officers to set up regular joint patrols to address the issues.

Local area: Ystradgynlais Town

Date agreed: 16 March 2018

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.

Updates

17 April 2019

Further concerns have been raised about the speed vehicles are travelling along Cwmtwrch and around Ystradgynlais.

Ystradgynlais response officers, Roads Policing and GoSafe officers are aware and have been patrolling the areas and taking positive with those concerned.

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/.

15 February 2019

Ystradgynlais Neighbourhood Policing Team are looking for volunteers for the Community Speed watch Scheme (please see our Local Notice page for more information and how to join).  Our Roads Policing Team based in Brecon are aware of the speeding issues and have been patrolling on a regular basis both in unmarked and marked police vehicles. 

On Wednesday 6th March Ystradgynlais Neighbourhood Policing Team have arranged a joint speeding operation in Wind Road, Glanrhyd with the local schools and representatives from Go Safe and the Council.  The idea is for the children to educate drivers about the consequences of speeding in the local area.

09 December 2018

We are still looking for volunteers for our Community Speed watch Scheme (please see our Local Notice page for more information and how to join).  Our Roads Policing Team based in Brecon is aware of the speeding issues and have been patrolling on a regular basis both in unmarked and marked police vehicles.

18 April 2018

We are still looking for volunteers for our Community Speed watch Scheme (please see our Local Notice page for more information and how to join).  Our Roads Policing Team based in Brecon is aware of the speeding issues and have been patrolling on a regular basis both in unmarked and marked police vehicles.

16 March 2018

Ystradgynlais Neighbourhood Policing Team are looking for volunteers for the Community Speedwatch Scheme (please see our Local Notice page for more information and how to join).  Our Roads Policing Team based in Brecon are aware of the speeding issues and have been patrolling on a regular basis both in unmarked and marked police vehicles.

Local area: Ystradgynlais and Glanrhyd

Date agreed: 16 March 2018

Action

We have received reports that vehicles are not stopping at the mini roundabouts especially by College Row and Tawe Park and also at the zebra crossings at The Cross in Ystradgynlais and also in Glanrhyd. 

Updates

17 April 2019

Patrols have continued around the mentioned area but no issues have been identified. This situation will be continued to be monitored.

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/.

15 February 2019

This continues to be a concern in the community, areas of particular concern are the mini roundabout by College Row, mini roundabout by Tawe Park and the zebra crossings in Ystradgynlais Town Centre and in Glanrhyd.  It would appear that vehicles are not stopping and giving way to the right at the mini roundabouts and sailing straight across.  Patrols will continue and the situation will be monitored.

09 December 2018

Patrols will continue at the zebra crossings and mini roundabouts. The council have also been informed of the issues and asked to have a look at the road markings.  Situation will continue to be monitored.

18 April 2018

Patrols will continue at the zebra crossings and mini roundabouts. The council have also been informed of the issues and asked to have a look at the road markings.  Situation will continue to be monitored.

16 March 2018

Ystradgynlais Police have carried out high visibility patrols at the zebra crossings and mini roundabouts.  Articles have been published in the local community magazines regarding these issues and twitter messages are sent out on a regular basis.  We have also been in touch with the local council as the road markings at these locations have worn over time.  Patrols will continue and the situation will be monitored.

Local area: Ystradgynlais

Date agreed: 01 April 2019

Action

Over recent weeks, Ystradgynlais Police have received complaints from members of the public in relation to youths causing damage and noise nuisance in the Ystradgynlais Town Centre. 

The recent complaints logged are from the following areas:-

LIBRARY, TEMPERANCE LANE - issues of noise, youths loitering by library and kicking footballs and leaving rubbish. Youths messing about with the industrial bin from Welfare Hall.

BUS STATION - Youths congregating at the Bus Shelter, playing loud music, smashing glass, riding bikes in the station, setting a fire, leaving rubbish and intimidating persons waiting for buses.

RUGBY STANDS - Youths

congregating, playing loud music, littering and have sent fire to the bench.

BEST ONE SHOP - Youths knocking on doors and being rowdy.

PANTYFYNNON RD - youths on bikes trespassing and being rude to local residents.

YSGOL GOLWG Y CWM - Youths playing football on car park and entering the school and leaving taps on when the cleaners are in.

Updates

17 April 2019

High visibility patrols are still being conducted in and around Ystradgynlais. Officers have the use of a Dispersal Order which the South Powys divisional Inspector has authorised. The use of the Dispersal Order enables a Constable/PCSO to issue a dispersal notice to an individual who or appears to be aged 10 years or over who is in a public place, where the Constable/PCSO believes such a direction is necessary to remove or reduce the likelihood of there being anti-social behaviour (harassment, alarm or distress), crime or disorder.  Any person failing to comply with a dispersal notice is guilty of an offence and may be subject to a fine.

Positive Action taken

Officers have, as a result of continued anti-social behaviour, issued 11 official first warning letters and 2 second official warning letters. One individual has also been referred to youth services. This positive action will continue. 

Parents are kindly asked to make sure that they know where their children are at all times.

15 February 2019

High visibility patrols are being conducted in the areas and police warning signs have been placed in these areas.  The Inspector has also authorised that the area is subject to a dispersal notice – this enables a Constable/PCSO to issue a dispersal notice to an individual who or appears to be aged 10 years or over who is in a public place, where the Constable/PCSO believes such a direction is necessary to remove or reduce the likelihood of there being anti-social behaviour (harassment, alarm or distress), crime or disorder.  Any person failing to comply with a dispersal notice is guilty of an offence and may be subject to a fine.

Local Events

Surgeries

Venue: Tesco Ystradgynlais

Date / time: 01 Jun 2019 - 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 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: The Wellbeing Centre 61-66 Penybryn

Date / time: 06 Jun 2019 - 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 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: Police surgery at Abercrave Post Office

Date / time: 10 Jun 2019 - 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 Library

Date / time: 11 Jun 2019 - 10:30

Description:

Ystradgynlais Neighbourhood Policing Team will be attending at The Library, Temperance Lane, Ystradgynlais on the second 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 Wellbeing Centre 61-66 Penybryn

Date / time: 20 Jun 2019 - 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 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: Council Offices, Hendre Ladus, Ystradgynlais

Date / time: 25 Jun 2019 - 15:00

Description:

Ystradgynlais Neighbourhood Policing Team will be attending at the Council Offices in Hendre Ladus, Ystradgynlais on the last Tuesday of the month commencing on Tuesday 26th March at 15.00 to 16.00hrs. 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: 04 Jul 2019 - 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 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: Tesco Ystradgynlais

Date / time: 06 Jul 2019 - 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 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: 08 Jul 2019 - 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 Library

Date / time: 09 Jul 2019 - 10:30

Description:

Ystradgynlais Neighbourhood Policing Team will be attending at The Library, Temperance Lane, Ystradgynlais on the second 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 Wellbeing Centre 61-66 Penybryn

Date / time: 18 Jul 2019 - 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 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 Welfare Hall

Date / time: 19 Jul 2019 - 10:00

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 monthly 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: Council Offices, Hendre Ladus, Ystradgynlais

Date / time: 30 Jul 2019 - 15:00

Description:

Ystradgynlais Neighbourhood Policing Team will be attending at the Council Offices in Hendre Ladus, Ystradgynlais on the last Tuesday of the month commencing on Tuesday 26th March at 15.00 to 16.00hrs. 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: 01 Aug 2019 - 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 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: The Wellbeing Centre 61-66 Penybryn

Date / time: 15 Aug 2019 - 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 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.

Local Notices

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:

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:

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.

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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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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.

Did you know?

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