Local policing priorities for Golden Valley

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Consultation with the community has identified the following priorities in this neighbourhood.


Specifically, the most recent complaints have been with regards to Clehonger and Peterchurch. However we will consider action at most of our rural villages even without any complaints.

Issued 22 June, 2017

Action taken

Thursday 22nd June 2017 - Speed enforcement Peterchurch outside the primary school 08:30-09:30.

One vehicle stopped and warned.


Speed enforcement conducted in Clehonger Village  18th Aug 2017- following further concerns from the Parish Council re speeding on the B4349 and B4352. Most vehicles being driven within the limit. 2 Vehicles stopped and drivers warned.


Speed enforcement in Peterchurch Village - 11th Sept 2017 - none exceeding the limit.......The main reason for this is that our presence soon deters any speeding motorists. From just being there, we create a deterrent for future offending, by being seen engaging in speed enforcement.


Through the year we receive numerous complaints form members of the public (local residents and walkers) and from The Brecon Beacons National Park Wardens, about off road motorbikes riding over the Black Mountains and into the Brecon Beacons.

There are very few if any Legal Green Lanes in the area which is protected as a SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest), and the motorcycles cause significant damage to this beautiful area.


Issued 1 February, 2017

Action taken

12/02/2017.We have conducted one joint operation in February, where one local rider was stopped and prosecuted.

Following a number of months of action, we believe the issue has subsided significantly.

We have frequently patrolled the area and also responded to complaints and information from the public to target and also educate the riders to ride on either legal green lanes or private land.

There has been another joint operation in April this time hosted by Dyfed Powys police with the aim to educate riders.

We have worked closely with the Brecon Beacon Wardens, to improve signage and also publicize information via social media, with regards to the legality of off road driving and riding. There has been a significant reduction in the number of reports with regards to this problem.

Actioned 1 May, 2017


It has been brought to the attention of the SNT and the schools of parking outside Peterchurch primary school, usually at the end of the school day, with vehicles parked all the way to Crossways junction with little or no passing spaces. There are no road markings making the parking enforceable.

Also brought to the attention is the route used by the large buses collecting children from Fairfield High School, with a one way system encouraged by the school to help traffic. The road by the school is not one way and the buses deemed to large for the country lane it travels on.

Issued 20 November, 2016

Action taken

Golden Valley SNT will speak to the schools and contact Traffic management to come and have a look at the situation, along with advising parents to leave a gap to assist other vehicles wanting to travel safely in the other direction.

There are events in the process of taking place which will be updated soon.

As to parking on the road near the school there are no current parking restrictions to enforce, so education and advice with co-operation from the local schools.


Actioned 5 February, 2017