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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 Len Smith who was elected in 1987 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. In the first instance please contact the Secretary for further information.
Mouchel T: 01642 727333 E: firstname.lastname@example.org M: Police Pensions Team, Mouchel Pensions Unit, PO Box 485, Middlesborough TS1 2XP.
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:email@example.com 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
Surnames... A to D Jainisha Mistry ext 2894 Surnames... E to J Neel Nahar ext 2043
Surnames... K to Q Dorothy Krumins ext 2047
Surnames... R to Z Diane Kettle & ext 2894 Rebecca Perfect (Di works Mon, Tues & Wed (am) Rebecca works Mon, Tues & Wed) (List correct at 13/05/15. Please let us know if you contact them and find that the staff / numbers have changed.)
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)
05/10/15 DPWC Christmas Meal Details of the DPWC meal on 05/12/15 can be found on the Walking Club page. Sean Murphy (secretary)
03/10/15 Obituary It is with sadness that I have to inform you on the death on the 8th September 2015 of Mrs Kathryn Yvonne FLETCHER, widow of Insp Robert Fletcher. The funeral has already taken place. Sean Murphy (secretary)
03/10/15 Obituary - updated It is with sadness that I have to inform you of the death of ex Sgt Brian RUSH on the 29th September 2015. He had been poorly for some time. Brian last served at Buxton and retired in 1992/3. Next of kin is his partner Cheryl Wagstaffe. His funeral will take place at 1.00pm on Wednesday 7th October 2015 at Dornoch Cathedral, with the private family committal taking place earlier at Inverness Crematorium. Sean Murphy (secretary)
30/09/15 Flint House Admission Prices Hi all,
Please see below and website in relation to a decision made by the Trustees at Flint House that will undoubtedly have a detrimental effect on our members.
FLINT HOUSE ANNOUNCE CHANGES TO ADMISSION PROCESS FOR RETIRED OFFICERS NARPO President Ian Potter has received a letter from The Chairman Of Trustees at The Police Rehabilitation Centre, Flint House which sets out a recent decision made by the Trustees in relation to the treatment of Retired Officers: ‘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. Patients applying for admission will be advised of this new charge. Ian, I am sure you realise that this decision was not taken lightly, any increase to either the level of serving officer donations or the introduction of charges for retired officers is unlikely to be popular within the police community although I would suggest that the inevitable alternative to these changes would be much less popular.’ In reaction to the decision NARPO President Ian Potter said: ‘Following on so soon after the decision of the Police Treatment Centres, this has come as yet another bombshell to NARPO and is another body blow for retired officers, who are seeing a rapid erosion in their entitlement and opportunity to receive treatment for their injuries and illnesses, many of which were sustained on duty, despite them donating to the Rehabilitation Centre throughout their service. Yet again, as with the decision made by the Police Treatment Centres we are extremely disappointed and dismayed that we have not even been consulted on the matter whatsoever, and have effectively been denied any opportunity to put across our views on behalf of our members. This decision will impact the most vulnerable of our members who need treatment but have not got the disposable income required to pay the rates set by the Trustees. We will continue to consult with our sister associations in Northern Ireland and Scotland with a view to determining a course of action to challenge this decision if at all possible.’
Again this is another very disappointing decision in relation to the welfare of our members and again the lack of any consultation process is very frustrating and disappointing.
Regards, Steve Edwards (Deputy Chief Exec NARPO)
30/09/15 Fund Raising for 2015 Poppy Appeal and Derbyshire MIND Hi all, Please see below message from Ed Watkins.
'After all this time I have discovered running. Started in Stoptober 2 years ago at the ripe old age of 56 and never looked back. I have now lost 5 1/2 stones in weight and set myself and ambitious goal to raise money for charity.
This year I am proud to have been asked by the Royal British Legion to help in this years Poppy Appeal. We are taking part in the City of Derby half marathon on Sunday 11th October and seek your help and support.
But – the event is so much more than that. It`s the first time for this event – so you can take part in history in the making by turning out and cheering us on. Watch local press for the route – Markeaton Park, Pride Park, Alvaston Park, Darley Park (roughly).
After that I will be running in 10 x 10k events and finishing next September in the Great North Run. These events will be raising funds for Derbyshire MIND to continue their good work into mental health. I will let you know how to donate to that after the poppy appeal one.
It would be really good if you could help me raise some funds for these causes and I thank you in anticipation.'
Regards, Ed Watkins (Sean Murphy (secretary))
25/09/15 Time Out 2 Enjoy Update The latest holiday offers from Time Out 2 Enjoy can be found here. Sean Murphy (secretary)
23/09/15 Linder Myers Free Will Service Hi All,
Further to the issue raised by a member regarding the FREE Will service that used to be offered by Linder Myers – I am pleased to say that the issue has now been resolved with the member and the member concerned has asked that we circulate his statement as below:
"I have recently met with Bernard Seymour of Linder Myers solicitors in relation to the issue that I raised with you concerning the free Will service that was offered via NARPO some time ago, as you know I took advantage of that offer in 2011. My concern was that the free service did not appear to be a free service, following information that I had been given recently, and the costs that seemed to be apparent were not explained at the time of making the Will in 2011. Mr Seymour took time to fully explain the Will making process and although we disagreed on some points I am now satisfied that I will not lose any money from my estate when I die. Mr Seymour accepted that the questionnaire completed when I made my Will could be interpreted to mean that the entire service was free including the assistance in executing the Will, I am now satisfied that this is simply down to the wording of the questionnaire rather than any underhand way of charging a hidden fee. As a result, Mr Seymour has agreed to review the forms used by Linder Myers so that it is made clear that a fee will be charged if a person chooses to nominate Linder Myers as an executor of a Will. This has been a learning curve for both myself and Linder Myers and I would like to thank Mr Seymour for spending time to resolve the issue in such a professional manner."
Hope this helps should any members have any enquiries. Regards, Steve Edwards (Deputy Chief Exec NARPO)