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

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

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: 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

09 December 2018

Regular patrols of the cycle path continue and efforts continue to try and identify any individuals involved.

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 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

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 Events

Surgeries

Venue: Coelbren Welfare Hall

Date / time: 19 Dec 2018 - 10:30

Description:

Ystradgynlais Surgeries - Coelbren

Venue: Abercraf Welfare Hall

Date / time: 20 Dec 2018 - 11:00

Description:

Ystradgynlais Surgeries - Abercraf

Venue: Ystradgynlais NPT officers will be at the Ystradgynlais Market

Date / time: 21 Dec 2018 - 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: Coelbren Welfare Hall

Date / time: 26 Dec 2018 - 10:30

Description:

Ystradgynlais Surgeries - Coelbren

Venue: Abercraf Welfare Hall

Date / time: 27 Dec 2018 - 11:00

Description:

Ystradgynlais Surgeries - Abercraf

Venue: Coelbren Welfare Hall

Date / time: 02 Jan 2019 - 10:30

Description:

Ystradgynlais Surgeries - Coelbren

Venue: Abercraf Welfare Hall

Date / time: 03 Jan 2019 - 11:00

Description:

Ystradgynlais Surgeries - Abercraf

Venue: Ystradgynlais NPT officers will be at the Ystradgynlais Market

Date / time: 04 Jan 2019 - 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: Tesco Ystradgynlais

Date / time: 05 Jan 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: Coelbren Welfare Hall

Date / time: 09 Jan 2019 - 10:30

Description:

Ystradgynlais Surgeries - Coelbren

Venue: Abercraf Welfare Hall

Date / time: 10 Jan 2019 - 11:00

Description:

Ystradgynlais Surgeries - Abercraf

Venue: The Wellbeing Centre 61-66 Penybryn

Date / time: 10 Jan 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: 14 Jan 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: Coelbren Welfare Hall

Date / time: 16 Jan 2019 - 10:30

Description:

Ystradgynlais Surgeries - Coelbren

Venue: Abercraf Welfare Hall

Date / time: 17 Jan 2019 - 11:00

Description:

Ystradgynlais Surgeries - Abercraf

Venue: Ystradgynlais NPT officers will be at the Ystradgynlais Market

Date / time: 18 Jan 2019 - 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: Coelbren Welfare Hall

Date / time: 23 Jan 2019 - 10:30

Description:

Ystradgynlais Surgeries - Coelbren

Venue: Abercraf Welfare Hall

Date / time: 24 Jan 2019 - 11:00

Description:

Ystradgynlais Surgeries - Abercraf

Venue: Coelbren Welfare Hall

Date / time: 30 Jan 2019 - 10:30

Description:

Ystradgynlais Surgeries - Coelbren

Venue: Abercraf Welfare Hall

Date / time: 31 Jan 2019 - 11:00

Description:

Ystradgynlais Surgeries - Abercraf

Venue: Ystradgynlais NPT officers will be at the Ystradgynlais Market

Date / time: 01 Feb 2019 - 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: Tesco Ystradgynlais

Date / time: 02 Feb 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: Coelbren Welfare Hall

Date / time: 06 Feb 2019 - 10:30

Description:

Ystradgynlais Surgeries - Coelbren

Venue: Abercraf Welfare Hall

Date / time: 07 Feb 2019 - 11:00

Description:

Ystradgynlais Surgeries - Abercraf

Venue: Police surgery at Abercrave Post Office

Date / time: 11 Feb 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: Coelbren Welfare Hall

Date / time: 13 Feb 2019 - 10:30

Description:

Ystradgynlais Surgeries - Coelbren

Venue: Abercraf Welfare Hall

Date / time: 14 Feb 2019 - 11:00

Description:

Ystradgynlais Surgeries - Abercraf

Venue: The Wellbeing Centre 61-66 Penybryn

Date / time: 14 Feb 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 NPT officers will be at the Ystradgynlais Market

Date / time: 15 Feb 2019 - 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: Coelbren Welfare Hall

Date / time: 20 Feb 2019 - 10:30

Description:

Ystradgynlais Surgeries - Coelbren

Venue: Abercraf Welfare Hall

Date / time: 21 Feb 2019 - 11:00

Description:

Ystradgynlais Surgeries - Abercraf

Venue: Coelbren Welfare Hall

Date / time: 27 Feb 2019 - 10:30

Description:

Ystradgynlais Surgeries - Coelbren

Venue: Abercraf Welfare Hall

Date / time: 28 Feb 2019 - 11:00

Description:

Ystradgynlais Surgeries - Abercraf

Venue: Ystradgynlais NPT officers will be at the Ystradgynlais Market

Date / time: 01 Mar 2019 - 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: Tesco Ystradgynlais

Date / time: 02 Mar 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: Coelbren Welfare Hall

Date / time: 06 Mar 2019 - 10:30

Description:

Ystradgynlais Surgeries - Coelbren

Venue: Abercraf Welfare Hall

Date / time: 07 Mar 2019 - 11:00

Description:

Ystradgynlais Surgeries - Abercraf

Venue: Police surgery at Abercrave Post Office

Date / time: 11 Mar 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: Coelbren Welfare Hall

Date / time: 13 Mar 2019 - 10:30

Description:

Ystradgynlais Surgeries - Coelbren

Venue: Abercraf Welfare Hall

Date / time: 14 Mar 2019 - 11:00

Description:

Ystradgynlais Surgeries - Abercraf

Venue: The Wellbeing Centre 61-66 Penybryn

Date / time: 14 Mar 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.

 

 

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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?

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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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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Summary:

Brecon Police Station - Open Day 7th July 2018

Details:

Brecon Police Station Open Day

Police in Brecon are holding an open day on Saturday 7th July.

Between 11am and 4pm visitors to Brecon Police Station will be able to meet their local police team, specialist police departments including the dog section, firearms, horses as well as other partner agencies and emergency services.

Explore police vehicles including the mobile police station, riot van, patrol cars, police tractor as well as the Go Safe speed van. Take a guided tour of custody and sit in a cell.

There are fun activities for children including face painting, sports and police uniform dress up.

Get crime prevention advice and have your say on future police patrols.

Please come and visit us for a fun, informative and interactive day that is suitable for all ages.

Refreshments served throughout the day.

For more information contact Ps 960 Pitt at Brecon Police Station on 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.

Did you know?

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