Chance to join team of volunteers as a public enquiry officer

DYFED-Powys Police is offering the chance to join its dedicated team of volunteers as the face of police stations across the force.

More than 100 volunteers currently dedicate some of their spare time to various roles in the police – from Special Constables and cadets, to chaplains and victim support officers.

And the force is now opening up the position of public enquiry officer (PEO) to its list of volunteering opportunities for the first time.

PEOs are needed at stations across...

Ammanford volunteer supports victims of crime for 26 years

“People let me into their lives when they are at their lowest ebb, and they open up their hearts to me.”

This is why Ammanford man Peter Stych has given up his time for the past 26 years to support victims of crime.

Mr Stych spoke of his experience as a volunteer for Goleudy, a victim and witness support service, at a Dyfed-Powys Police event celebrating the work of its volunteers.

He explained that as a youngster his dream was always to join the police, but that for various...

Youth honoured for more than 500 hours volunteering

A YOUNG person from Garnant has become the first in the county to be honoured for volunteering more than 500 hours.

Brittany Alsop-Bingham, aged 20, was presented with the first Carmarthenshire’s 500 hour Youth Volunteering Certificate.

The award was launched at the Carmarthenshire Youth Council (CYC) 2018 Annual General Meeting.

The certificate recognises Brittany’s commitment to...

Chief Constable looks back over four years as a volunteer officer

WHEN Mark Collins put on his volunteer police uniform for the first time in 1987, he could never have guessed that 29 years later he would be walking through the doors of Dyfed-Powys Police headquarters as the chief constable.

Mr Collins has worked his way up the ranks from a PC to the chief constable, but his policing career actually began as an unpaid officer volunteering his time to the force he now leads.

As the force celebrates National Volunteers Week, Mr Collins looks back...

Mudiad Meithrin launches a host of projects at the Urdd Eisteddfod

MUDIAD Meithrin will launch two exciting new projects as well as stage the annual Nursery Pageant during the Urdd National Eisteddfod held at Llanelwedd between 28 May and 2 June.

On Monday, 28 May at 2.00pm, Dewin and Doti, Mudiad Meithrin’s unique characters will launch four new books and an app at the Mudiad Meithrin stand on the Urdd Eisteddfod field.The author of all four books is Nia Ceidiog, who is well known in the early-years field through her work scriptwriting and producing...

CYC members give more than 1200 hours volunteering

MEMBERS from Carmarthenshire Youth Council (CYC) have devoted more than 1200 hours to volunteering on a local, regional and national level during the past 12 months.

Carmarthenshire County Council, Carmarthenshire Youth Council and CAVS have been working together over the years and developed a Youth Recognition Scheme for 11-14 year olds. They have lobbied GwirVol the Youth Volunteering initiative for Wales, to lower the Millennium...

Llanelli Online celebrates the fund raisers and volunteers

There is always something going on in Llanelli Town Centre. A stall of some sort set up to promote local causes.

This Saturday, (Apr 14) was no different as stands for 'Save The Hospital', 'Guide Dogs for the Blind' and 'The Amigos Cycling Club' popped up their tables and banners in the hope that the people of Llanelli would lend their support.

Over at the library 'Care and Repair' were holding their monthly surgery where...

Dyfed-Powys Police Cadets attend passing out parade

THE Dyfed-Powys Police headquarters was the venue for the passing out parade for a large number of police cadets on Wednesday (Feb 28).

It was a moment to remember for the young men and women following the completion of a course which gave a unique insight into how the Police Service works. They learned all about police powers and procedures, took part in projects such as the road safety campaign and...

Llanelli Talking Newspaper seeks volunteers

IT'S been a valued institution in Llanelli for more than 40 years.

Now the Llanelli and District Talking Newspaper Association is searching for more volunteers.

The association produces a comprehensive CD local news and information bulletin for blind and partially-sighted members of the community once a fortnight – having never missed a deadline in 42 years.

“There’s a great sense of pride in Llanelli as we were one of the first towns in Wales to introduce a talking...

“Becoming a volunteer police officer was the best thing I ever did” claims volunteer chief inspector

A VOLUNTEER chief inspector has described joining the Dyfed-Powys Police Special Constabulary as the best thing he ever did.

Nine years ago, Specials Chief Inspector Chris Evans took the plunge and applied to become a Special Constable – and he hasn’t looked back. Now he’s encouraging people to apply as the force opens recruitment on Monday, February 5.

Specials are volunteer police officers who have the same powers as regular officers. They go on foot and car patrol, can be sent...