We were formed in 1947 and we celebrated our Diamond Jubilee in 2007.
It is known that the founder member and first Secretary was in 1947, Thomas Joseph Kennedy, an ex Inspector at Matlock and he continued in this office until 27th March, 1963. The Chairman was W. B. Clews and both worked diligently towards an efficient branch.
On 6th February 1956 the first invitation was extended to the Chief Constable, W. E. Pitts, to attend a meeting on Sunday 18th March, which he did. He was invited to become President of the branch to which he agreed and the practice continues to this day.
Our present Chairman is Michael Watson and the present Secretary is Sean Murphy.
The downloads page contains the Branch Annual Reports and useful information/offers, with links to websites, or PDF files which can be downloaded.
If any members have old photographs relating to NARPO or Derbyshire Constabulary we may be interested in displaying them on the website. If images are subject to copyright or obtained from another source please obtain consent for their use. In the first instance please contact the Secretary for further information.
Leicestershire Police processes the pensions' payroll. If you have any payroll related queries, for example: tax codes, deductions, change of bank details or addresses contact Leicestershire & Derbyshire Payroll Section: T: 0116 222 2222 E:firstname.lastname@example.org M: Payroll/Pension Section, Room 18, Police Headquarters, St Johns, Enderby, Leicester LE19 2BX
To help them deal with your enquiry please include your name, address, payroll number and N.I. number in any written correspondence.
CONTACTS Alice Davis - Payroll ext 2041 Services Manager
NEWS/ANNOUNCEMENTS (news items will normally be archived after 14 days, or if a dated item on the day after the date of the event)
18/03/17 Members 10% off March Offers from Superbreak The latest offers from Time Out 2 Enjoy can be found here. Pete Wise (webmaster)
18/03/17 DPWC Event Sunday 2nd April 2017 Details of the next walk can be found on the Walking Club page. Sean Murphy (secretary)
18/03/17 Police Treatment Centre If you recall on the 30th September, 2015, I reported that,” As advised and effective from January 1st 2016 all retired officers admitted for treatment at Flint House will be charged £80.00 per day (£400 per five day stay) – inclusive of accommodation, treatment etc.” This was a blow for retired officers requiring treatment. However the Federation, Mutual Welfare Fund (MWF)and NARPO have decided to take up the offer from the Police Treatment Centres in Harrogate, North Yorkshire and Auchterader, Scotland.
Retired members will have to donate £2.81p a month and then they will be eligible to receive treatment from Day One. Subject to vacancies. You do not need to be a member of the Mutual Welfare Fund but if you are then you will receive travelling expenses.
I visited, for the first time, the PTC on Monday, 13th March, 2017, together with Kirsty Bunn, Federation, Ian Godfrey, Derbyshire Benevolent Trust, Claire Widdowson of the MWF all of whom had visited the Centre prior to making the decision to move. The PTC has 76 en suite bedrooms all beautifully furnished with modern fittings. The treatment rooms, gymnasium, swimming pool and water hydrotherapy baths are ‘State of the Art’. It is set in its own grounds with walking distance of Harrogate Town Centre.
The cost to Retired Officers over a ten year period only comes to £337 which equates to less than one visit to Flint House. I know that the monthly donation may go up after 2020 but I have been assured that we are talking increases of pence. In those ten years you may have to visit more than once. The PTC have also said that they will hold a six month amnesty from the 1st April so if retired officers sign up in that period they can use the PTC (subject to availability) straight away. However after the 6 months and they want to join, they can but they would have to donate for 12 months before being able to use the PTC. So what are you waiting for, contact Claire Widdowson be telephoning 101, in order for Claire to arrange for the monthly donations to come out of your pension. Sean Murphy (secretary)
We are seeking new people to join our team and would welcome potential applicants to take a look at the opportunities, full details are on our web site and this link will take you directly to the jobs on offer. https://lifeskills-education.co.uk/open-jobs/
We offer you a short introduction to the roles:
Life Skills Trainers (DARE Officers)
Life Skill Education C.I.C. is seeking to recruit additional staff who reside in the East Midlands and South Yorkshire areas to take on the role of ‘DARE Officer’. The successful candidates will be able to show that they are enthusiastic, self-motivated individuals who are able to work unsupervised, have an ability to engage young people and an enthusiasm for the work of prevention through education that draws on prior experience of dealing with Drug and Alcohol abuse among young people in the community, with some evidence of teaching, training, or coaching skills. Your main role will be to deliver the 10 week primary curriculum to children in years 5 and 6 (9-11yrs old) at primary school, although there may be opportunities for work in secondary schools and other educational establishments. You will be based at home and required to work at various locations as directed. There will be no guaranteed hours of work. Work will be offered as and when available and the number of hours will differ from term to term. The role requires a full UK driving licence and own vehicle and there will be remuneration for mileage incurred. Full training, corporate uniform, and equipment will be provided.
Sales and Marketing Executive
This job will best suite someone with previous experience as Sales and Marketing Executive / Coordinator, Account Manager, Sales Support, Internal Sales or similar. You will be driving new sales leads and making direct contact with new and existing customers going out on the road to generate leads along with marketing duties including social media and publications. You will supervise a small team of trainers and schedule them to meet the demand you generate.
If you would like to speak to someone about these roles please ring 0300 111 3273 and Stuart will be able to help. Sean Murphy (secretary)
10/03/17 Time Out 2 Enjoy - Latest Holiday Offers for NARPOMembers Please see here for latest offers. Sean Murphy (secretary)
10/03/17 Motorfinity - Audi A3 Offer Dear All,
Please see here the latest offer from Motorfinity which may be of interest to members. Regards, Alan Lees (Deputy Chief Exec NARPO)
08/03/17 NEWSFLASH - Spring Budget 2017 Hi All,
Please find details of today’s budget here and key announcements here, courtesy of connect PA our partners in Later Life ambitions. Regards, Steve Edwards (Chief Exec NARPO)
08/03/17 Obituary - updated It is with sadness that I have to inform you of the death on the 6th March 2017 of ex PC Robin Andrew McWILLIAM, 70 years. His next of kin is his widow Mrs Anne McWilliam. Robin joined the Force in 1968 and retired in 1993. His funeral will be held at 2.20pm on Thursday 16th March 2017 at Markeaton Crematorium, Markeaton Lane, Derby DE22 4NH. Sean Murphy (secretary)
08/03/17 National Trust Offer to Police and NARPO Members - revised document Dear All, In view of Members’ feedback on National Trust Senior Memberships, please find here revised document of the 2017 Rates and offer for Police and NARPO, which may be of interest to Members.
08/03/17 New Leasing Offers for all Motor Source Group Customers Dear All, Please find here the latest offers from Motor Source. Regards, Alan Lees (Deputy Chief Exec NARPO)
04/03/17 Hotpoint March Offers Dear All, NARPO is pleased to announce that it has linked up with Hotpoint to offer members genuine discounts on Hotpoint products throughout the UK.
THIS OFFER IS VALID ONLY BY PURCHASING VIA THE DEDICATED WEBSITE BELOW.
PLEASE CONTACT NARPO HQ FOR UNIQUE REFERENCE CODE.
SPRING SAVINGS - Save an extra 15% Off - Enter voucher code SPRING15 (expires 31/03/17) If you can't find what you are looking for, or prefer to call and place an order, you can call the number which is available on the PPC website. PRIVILEGE CLUB WEBSITE
04/03/17 Disability Rights UK / CQC 'Tell Us About Your Care' Partnership Dear All, Please see the below request from DRUK for members to complete, should you wish to do so.
Disability Rights UK have recently entered into a year long partnership with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to gather feedback from disabled people about their experience of health and social care services, via CQC's 'Tell Us About Your Care' initiative. The CQC would really like to hear from disabled (and non-disabled) people on their experience of using any of the services they regulate, including GP and dentist surgeries; hospitals; services in the home; etc. A full list of these services can be viewed by clicking here. If you would like to tell the CQC about your experience, positive or negative, of any of the services they regulate, please click here. You can also provide feedback by contacting Disability Rights UK by telephone on 020 7250 8181. For further information on the DR UK & CQC Partnership, please click here.
Regards, Alan Lees (Deputy Chief Exec NARPO)
28/02/17 Obituary It is with sadness that I have to inform you of the death on the 23rd February 2017 of ex Sgt 1333 Raymond GREGORY, b. 20.11.1946. Ray served from 1975 – 1995 at Chesterfield, Alfreton and Bolsover. Ray suffered from Alzheimer's and had been in a home since January 2016. Unfortunately he caught pneumonia which caused his death. His next of kin is his wife Diane Gregory. His funeral will be held at 11.50am on Thursday 16th March 2017 at Brimington Crematorium, Chesterfield. Sean Murphy (secretary)
28/02/17 State Pension top up – Less than 3 months left to apply Hi All, State Pension top up lets those who reached State Pension age before 6 April 2016 boost their State Pension income by up to an extra £25 per week in return for a lump sum contribution. The extra amount is index linked, guaranteed for life and in most cases inheritable by a spouse or civil partner. The scheme is open for a limited period, until 5 April 2017. For details visit www.gov.uk/statepensiontopup. This is also on our website - http://www.narpo.org/index.php/pensions.html Regards, Alan Lees (Deputy Chief Exec NARPO)
15/02/17 50th Anniversary of the Amalgamation of the Derby Borough Police and the Derbyshire Constabulary. As you know this year is the 50th Anniversary of the Amalgamation of the Derby Borough Police and the Derbyshire Constabulary so NARPO have decided to celebrate this Anniversary. We have booked the Mickleover Golf Club, Uttoxeter Road, Derby DE3 9AD from 7.00pm., to 11.00pm on Saturday 1st April 2017. It is intended that the evening should provide an opportunity for retired officers whether NARPO members or not, support staff and others with a connection to the amalgamation, to meet with colleagues that perhaps they have not met for a long time, to reminisce and remember the good times and the not so good. It has therefore been decided that entertainment will not be provided. Partners and personal guests are equally welcome, the dress code is casual and a free buffet will be supplied.
Mickleover Golf Club is a Private members Club and so to comply with Club Rules and to assist with catering it is necessary that we know the numbers and names of those attending. To date over 50 persons have indicated that they will be going, including the Chief Constable or his deputy, Derby Divisional Commander or his deputy and the Mayor of Derby, Cllr. Linda Winter
All persons who wish to attend should contact either John Louch on 01332 363840 or email@example.com the Secretary Sean Murphy on 01773 609043 or firstname.lastname@example.org. We need at least seven days’ notice of everyone’s intention to attend or by the 25th March, 2017. Sean Murphy (secretary)