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					              Neighbourhood Policing
Coedway - Crew Green – Llandrinio – Four Crosses – Llanymynech - Arddleen




For those who don’t know me, I am PC Dave Walker and I am your Community
Beat Officer. My role is to address issues which impact upon the community.
These issues are generally described as incidents of anti-social behaviour.

As a resident or someone who works in the area you can have a say in what
issues you want the neighbourhood Policing team to address. These
priorities are decided at a public meeting known as the Partners And
Communities Together (PACT) meeting. These meetings are held once every
3 months and move to different venue to allow all residents to voice their
concerns.
The next public meeting will be held at 7.30pm Thursday 30th October at
Arddleen community centre.

Current priorities:
  1. Speeding through villages on the B4393 (Coedway – Four Crosses)
  2. Damage being caused to fencing surrounding play area at Llandrinio
  3. Parking obstruction at Llandrinio.

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Speeding
At the previous PACT meeting - speeding was raised as a problem through
the villages from Coedway to Four Crosses. I have had the results back from
Powys Highways and it shows that the average speed in the 30mph areas to
be approx. 41 mph. Following this I carried out a number of speed checks. I
was surprised to learn that 9 in every 10 drivers stopped, for speeding in
excess of 36 mph were local residents from within a 5 mile radius. Old habits
die hard! The speed limit is 30 mph and not 40 mph!
As raised at the latest PACT meeting – I will be addressing this priority and
fixed penalty tickets will be issued.
PLEASE SLOW DOWN AND KEEP TO THE SPEED LIMIT!



Warning - distraction burglaries
There have been a number of incidents of attempted distraction burglaries.
These individuals target elderly residents during day time hours and have
claimed to be from the Water board, the Council or have claimed to be
repairing fence panels.

THEY CAN BE BEATEN!

                       Are you expecting anyone?
                       Do they have an appointment?
                       Are your back door and windows locked?


                       Secure the door bar or chain before opening

                       Ask for and double check the callers I.D.
                       DO NOT let anyone in without I.D.
                       DO NOT trust strangers whatever age, sex or story
                       they give.

Stories they may give:
I’m here to check water pipes.
My car has broken down, can I use your phone.
I’ve lost my football / puppy.
You’ve won a raffle.
Can I use your toilet?

How to check I.D.
Check out I.D. by ringing the company they state they are from. Get the
number from the phone book or directory enquiries NOT the I.D. as this may
be a false number.
Always lock them out while doing this – genuine callers will not mind.
Use passwords – many utility companies will do this – to ensure they are from
where they say they are from.

IF IN DOUBT, KEEP THEM OUT

Please be assured we live in one of the safest parts of the country. Let’s keep
it that way.
If in the meantime, you find yourself a victim of crime and that crime is
happening or there is a genuine emergency, telephone - 999.
To report a crime which has already occurred, or another incident, telephone
- 0845 3302000.
To contact me telephone 0845 3302000 and ask to leave a message and I will
get back in touch with you or alternatively e-mail me –
welshpoolruralnpt@dyfed-powys.pnn.police.uk

Stay safe,
          PC 998 Dave Walker

				
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