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 Report and useful information/offers, with links to websites, or in PDF format, which can be printed off or downloaded to your computer.
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.
If anyone has any comments or suggestions for the website please let us know.
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 Diane Kettle (Mon, Tues & ext 2848 Wed) & Yvonne Fish (Tues, ext 2045 Thurs & Fri)
Surnames... E to K Dorothy Krumins ext 2047
Surnames... L to R Neel Nahar ext 2043
Surnames... S to Z Jainisha Mistry ext 2894 (List correct at 23/09/14. 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)
27/01/15 Obituary It is with deep regret that I inform you of the death on 5th January 2015 of ex PC John WOODWARD. John served with the Force from August 1955 until 11th August 1985. His next of kin is his daughter, Mrs Jane Frost. His funeral is at 10.30am, tomorrow, Wednesday 28th January at Brimington Crematorium, Chesterfield. Sean Murphy (secretary)
27/01/15 DPWC 2015 Walking Programme- update Details of the updated programme can be found on the Walking Club page. Sean Murphy (secretary)
27/01/15 Location of Anne PRICE nee BONTOFT Can anyone help with the contact address or telephone number for ex cadet and WPC Anne Price nee Bontoft? If so please contact me. Sean Murphy (secretary)
27/01/15 Christmas Spectacular at Thursford, Fakenham, Norfolk. We have applied for 35 tickets for the above show, and allocations will not be made until February or March. We have asked for the afternoon performance. Any tickets that we are allocated will be issued on a first come first served basis. Please let Michael Watson or the Secretary know as soon as possible if you are interested. The cost will be from £30.00p per person upwards. Plus the usual coach fare.
An allocation of tickets is not guaranteed. Further news will be put onto the web when available.
"Our Christmas Spectacular is the largest Christmas show in the country!
Set in the magical surroundings of mechanical organs and fairground carousels, with a cast of 130 professional singers, dancers and musicians – many of whom are West End performers. The 3 hour performance delivers an extravaganza of non-stop singing, dancing, music, humour and variety. It’s a fast moving celebration of the festive season featuring an eclectic mix of both seasonal and year-round favourites, with famous and much-loved chart toppers being sung alongside traditional carols.
Word of this amazing show has spread and it is now generally recognised as being the largest show of its kind in the country, if not Europe" Sean Murphy (secretary)
27/01/15 High Sheriff's Jazz and Soul Evening 28th February 2015 Dear Friends and Colleagues,
The final fundraising event of my High Sheriff year is in aid of the High Sheriff's Fund, supporting young people in Derbyshire, and will be a high quality jazz and soul concert at Landau Forte College, Derby, on the evening of Saturday 28th February 2015. I have been fortunate to secure the services of SoulDeep, a highly sought after local modern jazz and soul band who will be joined by singers including Tanesha Rose, a great young singer, who has recently been signed up to a major record label. It promises to be a very enjoyable evening, so please come along and hear some great music! I do hope you will be able to join me.
Tickets are limited so please get yours early! Details of how to obtain tickets can be found here, or contact me directly if that is more convenient. Please come along and have a great evening!!
Please pass this email on to anyone you know who might be interested in attending!
With best wishes, David
27/01/15 Thanks I would like to thank all the members of NARPO who attended my late wife's funeral yesterday and also thank all who sent sympathy cards and donations.
In addition my thanks go to Sean Murphy for his help and for providing the NARPO cover.
Regards, Peter Burgess
27/01/15 Len Smith - Update I visited Len on Friday (23/1) together with Roy Potts. He is a lot better although his mobility is poor, however he is having physiotherapy. There is no move afoot to move him to Ripley Hospital as first suggested. Whilst at the Hospital I visited ex Chief Inspector Brian Wall, who has been poorly for most of last year with a heart condition. He had an operation and during the operation had a stroke. Saying this when I visited him he was sat up and eating. He hopes to be able to return home in about 4 weeks to continue his physiotherapy. Also I have been informed that ex Pc Graham McDonald has has a successful operation for bowel cancer. We wish them and their families, our best wishes for their speedy recovery. Sean Murphy (secretary)
20/01/15 Age UK Needs your Help HI All,
Age UK are keen to learn from older people about their experience of a hospital admission and discharge – we want to talk to:
Older people who may have lived in their own home in the community, been admitted to hospital and were discharged to a care home because they were not in a position to look after themselves in their own home and;
Older people who live in a care home, experienced a hospital admission and were discharged back to a care home
Age UK wants to find out what can be improved in the admission and discharge processes. We recognise that it might be challenging to arrange conversations and are looking to family members and friends of older people living in care homes to help us.
Age UK will appreciate your help to reach older people living in care homes across England as part of our Integrated Care Work Programme to improve health and social care outcomes for older people.
Please respond to:
Naz Nusreen “Naz” Brown Project Officer – Engagement and Involvement Age UK Tavis House 1 – 6 Tavistock Square London WC1H 9NA T: 020 303 31148 M: 07795577393 E: Nusreen.firstname.lastname@example.org W: www.ageuk.org.uk Steve Edwards (Deputy Chief Exec NARPO)
19/01/15 OLDER PEOPLES QUESTION TIME - LATER LIFE AMBITIONS Hi All,
As part of the Later Life Ambitions campaign Connect have organised the below event in Birmingham:
Join us in Birmingham at Older People’s Question Time between 1100 and 1300hrs on Friday 27th February 2015 to directly question politicians and high profile commentators ahead of the General Election.
Led by the 250,000 members of the National Federation of Occupational Pensioners, the Civil Service Pensioners Alliance and the National Association of Retired Police Officers, Later Life Ambitions brings issues that affect the lives of our older people to the forefront of politicians’ minds.
Please register your attendance: Register online by clicking “Book Tickets” Call James Noble on 020 7592 9490 Email your name, address and contact number to email@example.com Post your name, address and contact number to Later Life Ambitions, PO BOX 67187, London SW1P 9SZ
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16/01/15 Obituary - updated It is with sadness that I have to inform you of the death yesterday (15/01/15) of Ex Chief Superintendent Colin Day. His next of kin is his widow June. Colin was Head of Operations until his retirement. His funeral will take place at 2.00pm on Friday 6th February 2015 at Markeaton Crematorium, Derby. Sean Murphy (secretary)
15/01/15 Paul McKeever Lecture 29th January 2015, House of Commons - Invitation Hi All, Keith Vaz MP has asked that we circulate this to any members that may wish to attend – it is a first come first served basis. See our Notices page for details: http://www.narpo.org.uk/index.php/notices.html Regards, Steve Edwards (Deputy Chief Exec NARPO)
09/01/15 DPWC Event Details of the next DPWC walk on Sunday 1st February 2015 can be found on the Walking Club page. Sean Murphy (secretary)