03/10/17 Obituary It is with sadness that I have to inform you of the passing of ex PC 166 Frederick DETHICK, 90 years, who died peacefully on the 29th September 2017. Fred retired in 1975 having served mainly in A Division. His next of kin is his wife Dorothy.
His funeral will be held at 11.00am on Wednesday 11th October 2017 at St. Edwards King and Martyr Church, Church Lane, Castle Donnington, Leicestershire DE74 2LA. Sean Murphy (secretary)
27/09/17 Obituary It is with deep regret that I have to inform you of the death of retired Police Constable 434 Michael POTTER on 22nd September 2017. PC Potter served with the Force from 5th July 1970 until August 2000 and was serving as a PC within the Road Traffic Team when he retired from the Force. He leaves a widow, Janet Potter. Funeral details have yet to be confirmed. Sean Murphy (secretary)
27/09/17 Obituary It is with sadness that I have to inform you of the death last April of ex PC 42 Albert E. SMITH, 94 years. Albert, known at ‘Staff’ was the Gaoler at Full Street, Derby.
His funeral has already taken place. Sean Murphy (secretary)
27/09/17 Obituary It is with deep regret that I have to inform you of the death of ex DS Bill STEEL on 22nd September 2017. Bill served with the force from 11th August 2008 as a Police Staff Member. He was serving as a Principal Counter Terrorism Security Advisor within EM Counter Terrorist Unit. Prior to this, Bill was a police officer, serving with the force from December 1976 and retired as a Detective Sergeant in June 2008. His next of kin is his wife Julia. Bill’s funeral will be held at 11.00am on Wednesday 11th October 2017 at Markeaton Crematorium, Derby. Sean Murphy (secretary)
25/09/17 Obituary It is with sadness that I have to inform you of the death on the 11th September 2017 of ex Sgt 1298 Brian LAUGHTON, 69 years, from Cancer. His next of kin is his wife Jane Laughton. Brian retired in 2002 as Traffic Sergeant in North Area Traffic.
Unfortunately his funeral has already taken place, having been held on the 21st September 2017. Sean Murphy (secretary)
11/09/17 NARPO President and Vice President Dear All, I am pleased to announce that following today’s election at the NEC meeting the following appointments have been made:
PRESIDENT: Brian Burdus VICE PRESIDENT: Richard Critchley
Congratulations to both of them. Regards, Steve Edwards (Chief Exec NARPO)
11/09/17 Funeral of Chris Dent Sharon Dent would like to thank all those who attended Chris Dent’s funeral last Friday. She said that Chris would have been as overwhelmed as she was that so many friends and ex-colleagues attended. Their daughter Charlotte has set up an online fund raising page for two charities Macmillan and Parkinsons UK, from which the donations after the service have also gone. Sharon had the opportunity to meet some of Chris' colleagues that she did not know but there were many more that she did not get to meet and wanted to thank them through the website. Sean Murphy (secretary)
01/09/17 August Lottery Winners The following retired members were winners in the August Sports Club Lottery, our congratulations to them. D. Freeman, M.Sims, Rod Repton, Tony Hurrell and J E Saunby. Sean Murphy (secretary)
24/08/17 Obituary It is with sadness that I have to inform you of the death today (24.8.17) after a 2 year battle with Cancer of ex Sgt 603 Christopher DENT 54 years. His next of kin is his wife Sharon Dent and daughter Charlotte. Chris served mainly at Ilkeston and Headquarters prior to his retirement in 2012.
His funeral will be held at 12.30pm on Friday 8th September 2017 at Bramcote Crematorium, Coventry Lane, Beeston, Notts NG9 3GJ.. Sean Murphy (secretary)
14/08/17 Derbyshire Nominee for the 1999 Bravery Award Please could the Ex Officer who was nominated for the Year 1999, or if anyone knows who the Officer was, contact the secretary. Sean Murphy (secretary)
11/08/17 DBT TICKETS TO SPORTING EVENTS Check out the DBT website for discounts on tickets to watch Derby County and Sheffield Steelers throughout the coming season.
Details of how to book your tickets can be found here. Sean Murphy (secretary)
10/08/17 Obituary It is with sadness that I have to inform you of the death on the 3rd August 2017 of ex D/Insp William 'Bill' PICKFORD, 88 years. His next of kin is his wife Vera.
His funeral will be held at 11.00am on Wednesday 16th August 2017 at St. Bartholomew's Church, Longnor, Nr. Buxton followed by interment in the churchyard. Family flowers only. Donations to be shared between Ashgate Hospice, St.Bartholomews Church and The Colonels Fund, Grenadier Guards. Sean Murphy (secretary)
09/08/17 A Credit Union Exclusively for the Police Family No1 CopperPot Credit Union membership is open to any serving or retired Police Officer, Police staff, Special or Police Community Support Officer within the UK. In addition, they also provide membership to immediate family members of a Police member. For more information, please see here. Sean Murphy (secretary)
09/08/17 Sports Club Lottery The following members were winners in the July 2017 Sports Club Lottery Draw. Our congratulations to them. B Beresford, J W Lenney & K Walker. Sean Murphy (secretary)
03/08/17 Obituary It is with sadness that I have to inform you of the death on the 12th July 2017 of Mrs Joyce BROWN, widow of Sgt Fred Brown. Her next of kin is her daughter, Jacqueline Covington. You may remember Joyce as she worked in the canteen at Full Street, Derby. Her funeral took place on Friday 28th July. Sean Murphy (secretary)
27/07/17 Obituary It is with sadness that I have to inform you of the death on Tuesday 25th July 2017 of ex Sgt William 'Bill' CAYTON. His next of kin is his wife, Mrs Judith Cayton. Bill worked at Headquarters Driving School as an instructor and on retirement worked as a civilian driving instructor.
His funeral will be held at 2.00pm on Wednesday 30th August 2017 at Christ Church, Ironville then cremation at 3.00pm at Amber Valley Crematorium, Derby road, Swanwick DE55 1BH followed by a 'wake' at Alfreton Hall, Church street, Alfreton DE55 7AH. Sean Murphy (secretary)
24/07/17 Obituary It is with sadness that I have to inform you of the death of ex PC 1229 Ivor Walker, 68 years on the 26th June 2017. He suffered for the past 3.5years with lewybody dementia. Ivor served at Derby and at HQ. His next of kin is his wife Carol Walker. His funeral took place on the 13th July. Sean Murphy (secretary)
24/07/17 Obituary It is with sadness that I have to inform you of the death on the 23rd July 2017 of ex D/Supt Peter BURGESS, 80 years, following a recent diagnosis for Cancer. His next of kin is his daughter Mrs Karen Bull. Peter retired from the Force in 1989 when he took up a post as Head of Drugs and Major Crime in the Cayman Islands, where he served for 5 years before retiring.
His funeral will be held at 2.00pm on Wednesday 2nd August 2017 at St.Georges Parish Church, 85, Church Road, New Mills, High Peak SK22 4PF; followed by interment. Family flowers only and donations to Chesterfield Royal Hospital. Afterwards at the Lee Wood Hotel, The Park, Park Road, Buxton SK17 6TQ. Sean Murphy (secretary)
21/07/17 Obituary It is with sadness that I have to inform you of the death on the 20th July 2017 of ex PC Kenneth HOLTHAM. All his service was in Derby and he attended the 50th Anniversary of the Amalgamation on the 1st April. His next of kin is his daughter Mary but I do not have any details. I was informed of Ken's passing by Derby Submariners Association where he was President. His funeral will be held at 2.00pm onTuesday 8th August 2017 at St. Alban's Catholic Church, Roe Farm Lane, Chaddesden, Derby DE21 6ET followed by cremation at 3.20pm at Markeaton Crematorium, Derby. Sean Murphy (secretary)
19/07/17 Obituary It is with sadness that I have to inform you of the death on Friday 14th July 2017 of ex PC Roy MUSSON, 84 years. His next of kin is his wife Brenda Musson. Roy last served at Alfreton PS and then retired in about 1983 to take up a position as a civilian clerk at Ripley P S. His funeral will be held at 11.30am on Monday 7th August 2017 at Mansfield and District Crematorium, Derby Road, Mansfield NG18 2DY followed by a wake at The White Swan, 90 Carter Lane East, South Normanton DE55 2DY. Sean Murphy (secretary)
17/07/17 Obituary It is with sadness that I have to inform you of the death on the 21st June 2017 of Mrs Hazel RYAN, 79 years, at Osmaston Grange Care Home, Belper. Hazel was the widow of D/S (242) Frank Ryan. Her funeral will be held at 12.00 noon on Tuesday 25th July 2017 at Amber Valley Crematorium, Derby Road, Swanwick. Sean Murphy (secretary)
15/07/17 PENSION OMBUDSMAN DETERMINATION IN RE-EMPLOYMENT AND TAX LIABILITY Hi all, This is an important decision if any members are facing tax liabilities as a result of re-employment by the Police. PENSION OMBUDSMAN DETERMINATION ON TAX LIABILITIES ON RE-EMPLOYMENT The Pension Ombudsman in a South Wales case has determined that the Police and Crime Commissioner had a duty of care, as an employer, to have informed the Applicant of the tax implications of re - employment on his retirement benefits. Its failure to do so has led to the Applicant incurring tax charges on his retirement benefits. As a responsible employer the Commissioner had a duty of care to inform the Applicant of the tax implications of re-employment on his retirement benefits. I find that as a consequence of their failure to do so that they should reasonably meet the tax PO-7096 liabilities incurred by the applicant in this regard. So, I agree with the stance taken by the Commissioner that it proposes to pay the tax liability for the applicant in relation to this issue on confirmation of the amount from HMRC. Full case link: https://www.pensions-ombudsman.org.uk/determinations/2015/po-7096/police-pension-scheme/ Regards Steve Edwards (Chief Exec NARPO)
11/07/17 Request for Information Peter Gilbert owns ex Derbyshire Constabulary traffic car Ford Granada 4x4 M830 RNN and asks if any members can supply him with information about the vehicle. Further details on image 1 in Photo Archive 13. Sean Murphy (secretary)
06/07/17 Care and Nursing Home Investigation Hi All, As part of our Later Life Ambitions campaign we are looking for real life experiences of the care system in this country. Six months ago, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) launched an investigation into the issues affecting the 430,000 older people in care and nursing homes in the UK. The CMA have been examining whether the care home industry is working well and treating residents and their families fairly. The CMA is now halfway through its process and has published an update report with its interim findings. The CMA has also opened a consumer protection case addressing concerns that some care homes may be breaking consumer law. NFOP/CSPA/NARPO has been working through Later Life Ambitions to support the CMA in its inquiry to ensure that care homes are upfront and transparent about the costs that will be charged to people at all stages of their care. We have met with the CMA and will be submitting our views to their inquiry. We would like to hear whether any of our members have had a negative experience with the care home market. In particular, we would like to know whether you or a family member has experienced:
Large upfront payments charged for care home residents
Fees for extended periods after the death of a resident
Uncertainty about the care options available
Complexity of the complaints system
If you would like to help us with our submission to the CMA, please email your thoughts and experiences to Fenella at email@example.com. All information will be treated in confidence, and your details will be anonymised. Kind regards, Steve Edwards (Chief Exec NARPO)
29/06/17 Sports Club Lottery The following members were winners in the June 2017 Sports Club Lottery Draw. Our congratulations to them. G A Willis, S P Shannon, B Wall, D N Hollands, D E Hall & F E Woodings. Sean Murphy (secretary)
29/06/17 Obituary It is with sadness that I have to inform you of the death on the 15th June 2017 of ex Sgt 253 Anthony John BURGIN. His next of kin is his wife Marion. Tony was Sgt at Heanor P.S. when he retired and then took up a civilian post at Ilkeston PS.
His funeral will be held at 2.00pm on Tuesday 4th July 2017 at Bramcote Crematorium, Notts. Sean Murphy (secretary)
22/06/17 QUEEN'S SPEECH BILLS ANNOUNCED Hi all, See below re The Queens Speech for information.
The Queen has yesterday formally opened Parliament and announced the Bills that the Government intend to introduce over the next parliamentary session. Beginning her speech the Queen said the following: “My Government’s priority is to secure the best possible deal as the country leave the European Union. My ministers are committed to working with Parliament, the devolved administration, businesses and other to build the widest possible consensus on the country’s future outside the European Union.” The Bills that the Government intends to introduce are as follows: Exiting the European Union
Repeal Bill (previously referred to as the ‘Great’ Repeal Bill)
Nuclear Safeguards Bill
International Sanctions Bill
Additional changes to international agreements between the EU and non-EU countries
EU (Approvals) Bill
Building a Stronger Economy
Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill
Space Industry Bill
High Speed Rail (West Midlands – Crewe) Bill
Smart Meter Bill
National Insurance Contributions Bill
Making our Country Fairer
Trade Protections Bill
Draft Tenants’ Fees Bill
Draft Domestic Violence and Abuse Bill
Civil Liability Bill
Financial Guidance & Claims Bill
Good Mortgages Bill
Making our Country Safer and More United
Armed Forces (Flexible Working) Bill
Data Protection Bill
Draft Patient Safety Bill
Please find the Queen’s Speech and its associated background briefing here. For further election insight and analysis, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Regards, Steve Edwards (Chief Exec NARPO)
21/06/17 Trip to Tower of London Please see below message from Glenn Wicks. Anyone interested should reply direct to Glenn.
'I have organised a trip to the Tower on Tuesday 29th August but have had very little interest and still have 12 places to fill.
We will meet at 7.15pm with the men in suits and ties and the women dressed in “appropriate” dress. We will be escorted round the tower by an off duty Yeoman Warder, then be invited to their club, where excessive alcohol consumption is obligatory. We then get taken out to a viewing of the Ceremony of the Keys, the formal locking up of the castle, then return to the club to be finished off in traditional fashion.
There is no cost to this but there is a general expectation to buy the barman a drink and to buy raffle tickets (proceeds to the club.)'
Attendees will need to arrange their own transport and accommodation. Glenn Wicks Tel:01158 724701Mob:07713 820581 Glenn.email@example.com Sean Murphy (secretary)
21/06/17 Obituary It is with sadness that I have to inform you of the death on Saturday 17th June 2017 of ex PC Robert ‘Bob’ Frederick HOLLINGWORTH. His next of kin is his wife Ann Hollingworth. Bob left the Force in about 1973 after 16 years to manage a Squash Club . His funeral will be held at 10.50am on Thursday 29th June 2017 at Brimington Crematorium, Chesterfield. Sean Murphy (secretary)
20/06/17 Obituary It is with sadness that I have to inform you of the death on the 9th June 2017 of Mrs Joan Anne HOLMES, widow of D/C/Insp Graham Holmes. Her next of kin is her daughter Sally Yeowart. Her funeral will be held at 11.50am on Monday 3rd July 2017 at Brimington Crematorium, Chesterfield and afterwards at the The Bull Public House, Holymoorside. Sean Murphy (secretary)
14/06/17 Sports Club Lottery The following members were winners in the May 2017 Sports Club Lottery Draw. Our congratulations to them. T J Jones, T Sparkes, J M White, G E Plant and I T Gaskin. Sean Murphy (secretary)
08/06/17 Obituary It is with sadness that I have to inform you of the death on the 7th June 2017 of Mrs Sheila Doris FREARSON, wife of ex Insp Eric Frearson. She died peacefully at a Care Home in Ripley.
Her funeral will be held at 10.00am on Thursday 22nd June 2017 at Amber Valley Crematorium, Derby Road, Swanwick DE55 1BH and afterwards at The Hayes Conference Centre, Hayes Lane, Swanwick DE55 1AU. Sean Murphy (secretary)
03/06/17 Swanwick Mens' Shed Opening Please see below message from Charlie Parkes.
'We are officially opening the shed and holding an open day from 11.00am to 2.00pm on Saturday 17th June 2017 at Turners Farm, Turners Lane off Crays Hill, Swanwick DE55 1AS.
The shed will then be open to members on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 3.30pm commencing 21st June.
Derbyshire Benevolent Trust has taken a significant interest in the shed and have done an article for the next magazine. They want to get officers and police staff, serving and retired, involved in volunteering and prevent isolation, depression etc when retired. Many do not have a lunch club like ours to get them out. They are going to follow our progress.
If anyone is interested in the mens' shed or knows anyone who may be then please see the flyer for more information and distribute if you can.' Many thanks Charlie Parkes
Sean Murphy (secretary)
03/06/17 Letter from Mr Creedon Please see the attached letter from Mr Creedon for your information. Sean Murphy (secretary)
03/06/17 Obituary It is with sadness that I have to inform you of the death of ex D/Sgt John WILSON, 89 years, on the 31st May, 2017. His next of kin is his daughter Mrs Diane Robinson. John retired from in July 1981 having served mainly in B Division.
His funeral will be held at 12.30pm on Thursday 8th June 2017 at the Parish Church of All Saints, Old Glossop, followed by interment at Glossop Cemetery. Sean Murphy (secretary)
24/05/17 Obituary It is with sadness that I have to inform you of the death on the 20th May 2017 of ex Insp 1155 Mike SCOTT, 68 years. His next of kin is his wife Jennifer Scott. Mike joined the Force in 1973 at Chesterfield after 10 years in the Royal Navy. He was promoted Sergeant in 1978 moving to Swadlincote, then Inspector in 1982 with a transfer to Ilkeston. He worked in the Force Control Room and Force Training School as Training Delivery Manager.
He retired in 2003 moving to Norfolk where they ran a successful B&B until 2009 when he was diagnosed with Cancer and decided to move to Cornwall.
Mike lost his third battle with Cancer over an eight year period and died peacefully at home in the arms of Jennifer.
His funeral will be held at 4.30pm on Monday 5th June 2017 at the Glynn Valley Crematorium, Turfdown Road, Fletchers Bridge, Bodmin PL30 4AP.
Family flowers only but donations would be appreciated to the St.Luke's Crisis Team/Hospice, Plymouth. www.stlukes-hospice.org.uk. The Hospice have advised that the preferred route for donations is to send them direct to the funeral director John Doran, Bridge Meadow, Pantersbridge Mount, Bodmin, PL30 4DP so that one total cheque can then be forwarded to St Luke's Sean Murphy (secretary)
12/05/17 Obituary It is with sadness that I have to inform you of the death of ex PC Benjamin Francis MILLER who retired in 1994. His next of kin is his wife Valerie. Funeral details are not known. Sean Murphy (secretary)
07/05/17 Obituary It is with sadness that I have to inform you of the death on Thursday 4th May 2017 of ex PC Derek J. DEACON, 74 years. His next of kin is his wife Beryl. Derek who mainly served at Derby retired in 1977.
His funeral will be held at 1.00pm on Thursday 25th May 2017 at All Saints Church, Tamworth Road, Sawley, NG10 3AT followed by burial at 2.00pm at Longmoor Cemetery, Longmoor Lane, Breaston, DE72 3BE. Sean Murphy (secretary)
29/04/17 Obituary It is with sadness that I have to inform you of the sudden death on the 26th April 2017 of ex D/Superintendent Robert (Rob) Julian ANDREWS, 49 years. He had just retired. His next of kin is his wife Paula. His funeral will be held at 11.00am on Tuesday 9th May 2017 at All Saints Church, Church Street, Ashover S45 0AB. Sean Murphy (secretary)
26/04/17 Disability Rights Bulletin Please see April 2017's edition of the Disability Rights Bulletin.
The newsletter contains the latest welfare benefits and independent living news, updates on DRUK's projects, Q&As from their helplines as well as details of DRUK events and special offers from their shop. Sean Murphy (secretary)
22/04/17 Later Life Ambitions - Policy Positions Hi All, Please see updated POLICY POSITION document for our LLA Campaign which we will be using in the forthcoming election process. This is also on our website at: http://www.narpo.org/index.php/notices.html Regards, Steve Edwards (Chief Exec NARPO)
22/04/17 NPC Election Manifesto Hi All, Please see The NPC Pensioners’ Manifesto and Briefing Paper for the forthcoming General Election which I circulate for your information. I think there may be an interesting couple of months ahead of us! Regards, Steve Edwards (Chief Exec NARPO)
22/04/17 Obituary It is with sadness that I have to inform you of the death of ex Sgt 389 Paul BRAMMER on 20th April 2017, after a short battle with Cancer. His next of kin are his sons Lee and Christopher Brammer. Paul's wife Linda predeceased him in 2010. Paul retired in 2002 as Chief Driving Instructor with the Force Driving School, before he was Traffic Sergeant at Derby for many years.
His funeral will be held at 11.20am on Thursday 11th May 2017 at Markeaton Crematorium, Derby followed by a reception at The Great Northern, Station Road, Mickleover, Derby DE3 9FB. Family flowers only and donations in lieu to Tree Tops Hospice, Risley. Sean Murphy (secretary)
20/04/17 Obituary It is with sadness that I have to inform you of the the death of ex PC Don KING who died on the 16th April 2017. His next of kin his his wife Sylvia. Don was a former Derby Borough Officer and for the last 10 years of his career he was in the force communications room at Full Street. His funeral will be held at 1.45pm on Wednesday 10th May, 2017 at Broadway Baptist Church, 166, Broadway, Derby DE22 1BP followed by a family committal at Markeaton Crematorium. Mourners are asked to remain at the Baptist Church where the wake will take place. Sean Murphy (secretary)
20/04/17 Beating Retreat Dear All, Please see below which may be of interest to members. Please contact the email originator direct for further information.
'I am writing to let you know about Beating Retreat - an event that your members may be interested in, and this might be something you would like to organize as a group outing. The Household Division’s Beating Retreat on the 14th and 15th June 2017 is a spectacular evening pageant of music and military precision drill, including horses, cannon and fireworks. These annual concerts are performed on Horse Guards Parade in front of the beautiful backdrop of St James’s Park each year on the Wednesday and Thursday evenings preceding the Queen’s Birthday Parade, or “Trooping The Colour” as it is often called. Traditionally the event is attended by a member of the Royal Family although we cannot guarantee this. Soldiers of the Household Division are instantly recognizable through their distinctive uniforms and headdress and have a history spanning over three centuries. Invariably described as ‘truly spectacular’ and ‘London at its finest’ the Household Division Beating Retreat cannot be seen anywhere else in the world and is a not to be missed event. “Beating Retreat. Epic.” ***** “London at its finest” ***** “Amazing, Amazing, Amazing.” ***** “A perfect event in a perfect venue” ***** You can find more information here http://www.householddivision.org.uk/beating-retreat Tickets start at £15 per person, and we have £30 and £40 tickets, with seats closer to the action, but for groups of more than 10 we are pleased to offer a group discount. Please let me know if this is of interest. Please find attached the e-flier but we can also drop off/ send you some printed fliers to help advertising it'
20/04/17 Obituary It is with sadness that I have to inform you of the death of ex PC Norman CLAY b. 6.5.34 who died on the 8th April 2017. His next of kin is his wife, Peggy Clay. Norman was a former Derby Borough Officer, served on Road Traffic and retired in about 1982.
His funeral will be held at 2.40pm on Tuesday 2nd May 2017 at the Main Chapel, Markeaton Crematorium and afterwards at the Farmhouse, Ashbourne Road, Mackworth, Derby DE74 2JB Sean Murphy (secretary)
13/04/17 Obituary It is with sadness that I have to inform you of the death on the 23rd February, 2017 of Mrs Marjorie CROSBIE, widow of ex PC William John (Jock) Crosbie. The funeral has already taken place. Her next of kin is her daughter Mrs Ann Hall. Sean Murphy (secretary)
13/04/17 Obituary It is with sadness that I have to inform you of the death on the 30th March 2017 of Mrs Dorothy TIDESWELL, wife of ex PC 1203 Richard Tideswell, after a short illness. Her funeral will be held at 1.45pm on Friday 21st April 2017 at Salisbury Crematorium, Wiltshire SP1 3JB. Sean Murphy (secretary)
07/04/17 Sports Club Lottery Winners March 2017 The following were winners in the March, 2017, Sports Club Lottery. Our congratulations to them.
A McCartan (retired), J J Wilson (retired), G Lambourn (retired), J C Jackson (retired), D J Turner (retired) and J Wilkinson (retired). Sean Murphy (secretary)
31/03/17 Obituary It is with sadness that I have to inform you of the death on the 26th March 2017 of ex Supt Roy MORTON. His next of kin is his daughter, Mrs Sue Thorns. Roy retired in 1982 whilst serving at Chesterfield. He was a former Derby Borough Officer.
His funeral will be held at 11.40am on Thursday 6th April 2017 at the Round Chapel, Markeaton Crematorium, Derby. Sean Murphy (secretary)
30/03/17 Obituary It is with sadness that I have to inform you of the death on the 29th March 2017 of ex PC Keith GANGE, 77yrs, from Cancer. Keith retired in 1984 having been in the Firearms Section for many years. His next of kin is his wife Marlene Gange.
His funeral will be held at 10.00am on Friday 7th April 2017 at Lytham Park Cemetery and Crematorium, Regent Avenue, Lytham St Annes FY8 4AB. Sean Murphy (secretary)
28/03/17 Widows Pension for Life - EDM 1063 Hi all, Please find here a template letter for members to complete and send to their MP asking them to support EDM 1063 which supports our widows Pension for Life campaign.
The more pressure we can put on MP’s the better. Regards, Steve Edwards (Chief Exec NARPO)
28/03/17 Housing for Older People Hi All, See here Later Life Ambitions response to the CLG Select Committee inquiry into housing for older people you may find interesting. Regards, Steve Edwards (Chief Exec NARPO)
28/03/17 Obituary It is with sadness that I have to inform you of the death on Thursday 23rd March 2017 of ex PC 1278 David BANTON . His next of kin is his daughter Karen. David served with the Force from May 1975 until March 1995.
A tribute to David was posted on the Derby Telegraph website on 1st April 2017.
His funeral will be held at 12.00 noon on Saturday 8th April 2017 at the Carnarvon Chapel, Bretby Crematorium. Only Family flowers and donations to Macmillan Care and St. Giles Hospice. Sean Murphy (secretary)
28/03/17 Obituary It is with sadness that I have to inform you of the sudden death on Sunday 19th March 2017 of PC David PYGOTT. His next of kin is his wife Rachel. David served with the force from 1989 until his retirement in 2016 from Roads Policing. Sean Murphy (secretary)
28/03/17 Swanwick Men's Shed Please see the below message from Charlie Parkes regarding the above.
"For about a year I have been planning the start of a men's shed at the Turner Farm Project off Crays Hill. There is a tremendous growth in men sheds in the UK and lots of info on the UKMSA site. Basically men are often more subject to isolation in retirement and the men's shed becomes a club based around various hobby/craft activities. Somewhere to socialise, eat cake, drink tea and be active.
The Swanwick shed is the first in Derbyshire and we are focusing on woodworking and recycling. Turners Farm has a lot of material to be used and we obtain material from the Lighthouse Charity shops and local sources.
The Lighthouse group includes ValleyCIDS an educational charity for young people and have just provided a superb shed for our use at the farm. We are currently fitting it out with benches and equipment and then we can get going. Members will be able to do their own thing, help with farm projects [just built a goat hut] or community projects [built frames for the well dressing boards]. We may get into a wood cutting service, cycle repair, cooking for one or whatever members want to do.
The farm provides alternative education for young people and the shed plans to make kits that the youngsters can put together as part of social skill and enterprise development.
We need members, tools [hand and power], woodworking machinery, materials, wood burning stove. What we cannot use we can pass on." I can be contacted on 07967 378305 Best regards, Charlie Parkes Sean Murphy (secretary)
25/03/17 Obituary It is with sadness that I have to inform you of the death on Tuesday 21st March 2017 of ex Insp Alan Joseph TIDMAN after a stroke. His next of kin is his wife Diane Tidman, Alan retired in 1996 whilst at Alfreton. His funeral will be held at 12.30pm on Saturday 1st April 2017 at Bramcote Crematorium, Coventry Lane, Nottingham NG9 3GJ and afterwards at the Ormonde Fields Golf Club, Nottingham Road, Codnor DE5 9RG. No flowers but donations to the Stroke Association. 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, email firstname.lastname@example.org quoting your Employee number 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)
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 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 Obituary 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)
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)
24/02/17 NPC Ten Minute Briefing - Social Care Funding February 2017 Please find here the National Pensioners Covention's briefing on Social Care Funding. Sean Murphy (secretary)
24/02/17 Motorsource - VW Golf Contract Hire Please find here the latest offer from Motorsource. It is also on our website. Regards, Alan Lees (Deputy Chief Exec NARPO)
22/02/17 Norwegian Cruise with Fred Olsen line Would you be interested in going on a cruise to the Norwegian Fjords in early June 2018 with the Fred Olsen line for 7 days? If so please let the Secretary know as soon as you can, so I can gauge interest. This would replace the NARPO and Friends European trip for 2018. Sean Murphy (secretary)
15/02/17 NARPO Trip to Hampton Court and Kew Gardens 7th to 9th April 2017 Notts NARPO have sent this invitation to join them on this trip which looks very good value for money. Please see here for details. Anyone interested please contact Brian Marshall directly. Sean Murphy (secretary)
13/02/17 Travel with NARPO Newsletter February 2017 The latest newsletter can be found here. It is also on our website. Alan Lees (Deputy Chief Exec NARPO)
10/02/17 Heart Matters - British Heart Foundation Hi All, See below which may be of interest.
Heart Matters from the British Heart Foundation is designed to help you keep your heart healthy, especially if you have a heart condition, care for someone who does or might be at risk of developing heart problems. The free, award-winning magazine offers information, inspiration and support with access to the latest research and updates on treatments and condition. You’ll also receive fabulous heart-healthy recipe cards in every issue, as well being able to browse hundreds of recipes as via an online recipe finder and explore nutrition features and information. You can choose to have the magazine delivered to your door four times a year, or an online magazine can be accessed any time and features exclusive content such as quizzes, videos and animations. There are also popular fortnightly emails containing magazine highlights as well as a helpline if you have a heart health related question So why not join this FREE support programme from the BHF today at: http://host.burnmarketing.com/bhf/emails_2016-2017/bhf_NARPO_acquisition_email_join_a.html Regards Steve Edwards (Chief Exec NARPO)
08/02/17 Police Mutual Respite Services As you are already aware Police Mutual launched a Respite Pilot Scheme last year, for those retirees who are either living with or caring for someone with dementia. I am sure that you have seen the article entitled ‘Dementia Pilot’ in the February edition of ‘NARPO News’. If you have found yourself in this position and would like to be considered please contact the Secretary”. Since its launch in 2011, Police Mutual has been supporting the wellbeing of police officers and staff by offering a range of services.
At the scheme's launch Police Mutual’s Head of Police Service Engagement, Claire Long said; “For some time now we have been working hard to improve the wellbeing of the police family. It is only right that this support should extend to those who have retired from the service. We also appreciate that the health and wellbeing demands in retirement increase and that they become more complex. By working with NARPO, RPOAS and NIRPOA we hope to significantly increase our support to this community in a meaningful and manageable way.”
The respite pilot aims to help those retirees who are either suffering from or caring for someone with dementia. Police Mutual will be working with a number of specialist providers to source a respite break.The breaks will be planned based on the demands of the people who are being supported.
There were up to 20 breaks available last year and the programme has now been extended into 2017. Sean Murphy (secretary)
07/02/17 Request for Information - BBC Dear Colleague, Please see the below request from the BBC - _______________________________________________________________________________________________ I write from BBC Studios Factual Entertainment Development team.
We're currently at the very first stages of developing an exciting series all about people who have not made it home to their loved ones for Christmas for one reason or another. All people who have given up their Christmas day – possibly the most precious day of the year - to help others. The idea is to give them back the Christmas day they once lost. We are looking to hear about stories from people who missed a Christmas in the 60s, 70s and 80s. If anyone does have a story they would like to share it would be great to have their name, contact/branch details, the date of the Christmas missed and any reasons why.
Rose Mooney Assistant Producer BBC Studios | Factual Entertainment Development Team T: 0303 080 7011 E: email@example.com _______________________________________________________________________________________________
Please reply direct to Rose at the contact details given. Regards, Alan Lees (Deputy Chief Exec NARPO)
07/02/17 NPC Campaign Bulletin Hi All, For information please find here the latest NPC campaign bulletin. Regards, Steve Edwards (Chief Exec NARPO)
01/02/17 LATER LIFE AMBITIONS RESPONSE TO LONG TERM CARE INSURANCE REPORT Hi All,
See the LLA response to the International Longevity Centres report on Insurance options for long term care on our website at:
01/02/17 January 2017 Sports Club Lottery Draw The following retired members were lucky to win prizes in the January, 2017 Sports Club Lottery Draw - J D Webb, M J McElhinney, M E Maguire, P A Stanley and C A Shipsides. Our congratulations to them. Sean Murphy (secretary)
30/01/17 Motofinity and NARPO Dear Colleagues
Please see the below from Motofinity which may be of interest to Members
The intention is to extend, in the near future, the range of motor vehicles on offer to our Members to include Motorbikes.
There is also a dedicated NARPO website. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Motorfinity has teamed with with National Association of Retired Police Officers to offer members fantastic savings on brand new cars across a wide range of makes and models. -Save £1,000’s on your next new car -All models available from leading manufacturers -Motorfinity only works with manufacturer approved suppliers -All finance options are available including cash, HP and PCP -Part exchange service -No fees or charges for using our service Take a look at some of our offers and submit your enquiry online at the dedicated NARPO website – www.motorfinity.uk/narpo -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Regards, Alan Lees (Deputy Chief Exec NARPO)
30/01/17 Obituary It is with sadness that I have to inform you of the death on the 19th January 2017 of Mrs Mary HEAD, 103 years. Mary was the widow of PC George Head. She was our oldest NARPO member. Her next of kin is her son David Head. Her funeral will be held at 1.50pm on Monday 6th February 2017 at Brimington Crematorium, Chesterfield. Sean Murphy (secretary)
28/01/17 A Century of Service - Recent History Required Hi All,
A CENTURY OF SERVICE
As you will know, we have commissioned an author/researcher to research NARPO’s unique history, in preparation for our centenary in 2019. Thanks to everyone’s enthusiastic support an excellent start has been made and the project is now taking shape. A good response for material has been made already but more information, documentation, photographs etc. are required particularly in relation to the more recent history of NARPO and its Branches, from 2000 onwards.
Many thanks to those of you who have already been in contact but we need to hear from as many members and branches as possible, so if you have any documents, artefacts and photos relating to NARPO’s history, in particular since 2000 please do get in touch with the author/researcher Angela Buckley at: firstname.lastname@example.org
This is your Branches opportunity to be part of the commemorative brochure/book so don’t miss out and send Angela some information now.
Regards, Steve Edwards (Chief Exec NARPO)
25/01/17 Police Injury Benefit Regs ESA Hi All, Please see here Statutory Instrument that amends the PIBR to include ESA as a relevant benefit. This is effective from 10th February 2017 but not retrospective.
These Regulations amend the Police (Injury Benefit) Regulations 2006 to insert a reference to the employment and support allowance paid under sections 1(2)(a) or 1B of the Welfare Reform Act2007. This means that the amount of injury benefit pension received by a person who is also entitled to employment and support allowance must be reduced by the amount of employment and support allowance to which they are entitled. Regards, Steve Edwards (Chief Exec NARPO)
25/01/17 State Pension Top Up Hi all, This may be of interest to those who are on the old state pension: State Pension top up – Less than 3 months left to apply 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. Do your sums before signing up for a 68 yrs old you would need to pay a lump sum of approx £4,005 to get £5 or approx £20,025 to get £25 per week extra. 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 Regards, Steve Edwards (Chief Exec NARPO)
23/01/17 Obituary It is with sadness that I have to inform you of the death on the 15th January 2017 of David WYATT, 76 years, former Director of Administration with Derbyshire Police since 1970. His next of kin is his wife Julie Wyatt. His funeral will be held at 12.00 noon on Monday 13th February 2017 at Earlham Crematorium, 193 Earlham Road, Norwich NR2 3RG. Sean Murphy (secretary)
20/01/17 Triple Lock Fact Sheet Hi All, Please find here a NPC fact sheet containing some useful facts/stats supporting the retention of the triple lock. These may be useful for any discussions you have with interested parties etc. Regards, Steve Edwards (Chief Exec NARPO)
19/01/17 Pottery Cottage Massacre Derby Telegraph have published an article on the 40th anniversary of one of Derbyshire's most horrific crimes, where three generations of one family were horrifically murdered by an escaped prisoner. Sean Murphy (secretary)
16/01/17 Obituary It is with sadness that I have to inform you of the death on Saturday 14th January 2017 of ex PC Geoffrey Andrew TOWLE BEM, 73 years, after a long illness. His next of kin is his wife Celia Towle. Geoff was the Constable’s Secretary of the Joint Branch Board of the Police Federation for many years until his retirement in 1992. He was awarded the British Empire Medal for services to the Community and the Police. His son David is a serving Police Officer and his other son is an Archaeologist. His funeral will be held at 11.30am on Monday 6th February 2017 at St. Werburgh’s Church, Church Hill, Old Blackwell DE55 5HN followed by cremation at Amber Valley Crematorium, Swanwick for the immediate family only. Sean Murphy (secretary)
16/01/17 Obituary It is with sadness that I have to inform you of the death on the 3rd January 2017 of Mrs Doreen HANSEN who was the widow of ex Insp Einar Rolf Hansen. Her next of kin is her son Rolf Hansen. Her funeral has already taken place. Sean Murphy (secretary)
16/01/17 Obituary It is with sadness that I have to inform you of the death on the 10th January 2017 of Mrs Doreen HORTON who was the widow of ex Sgt Sid Horton. Next of kin is her daughter Mrs Carole Turner. Her funeral will be held at 3.20pm on Tuesday 24th January 2017 at Markeaton Crematorium, Derby. Sean Murphy (secretary)
15/01/17 Obituary It is with sadness that I have to inform you of the death on the 7th January 2017 of ex Sgt Ken HODGKINSON, 92 years. His next of kin is his daughter Linda Waterfall. Ken was a member of the NARPO Committee for many years for which he was awarded Life Membership. His funeral will be held at 10.00am on Thursday 2nd February 2017 at St. Peter’s Church, Chesterfield Road, Belper, DE56 1FD. Sean Murphy (secretary)
Members who do not pay a monthly premium and inadvertently use any of the Group Scheme services will be required to pay any costs incurred by the Trust. Ian Godfrey (Trust Manger)
12/01/17 Obituary It is with sadness that I have to inform you of the death on the 31st December 2016 of ex DC 1630 Robert POYSER. Next of kin is his wife Mairwen. His funeral will be held at 1.20pm on Tuesday 24th January 2017 at Markeaton Crematorium, Derby. Sean Murphy (secretary)
09/01/17 Obituary It is with sadness that I have to inform you of the death on the 24th December 2016 of ex PC Richard ANTHONY, 51 years, after a long illness. His next of kin is his wife Donna Anthony. Richard who retired on ill health about 5 years ago last served at Derby, having previously served at Ripley. His funeral will be held at 2.15pm on Tuesday 7th February 2017 at All Saints Church, Church Street, Ripley followed by a private family cremation at Amber Valley Crematorium, Swanwick. Sean Murphy (secretary)
05/01/17 Christmas Draw The following retired members were winners in the Christmas Draw on the website: D F Coleman, P Smith, E Watkins, R Walker, D J Harris & N Thurman. Our congratulations to them. Sean Murphy (secretary)
03/01/17 Obituary It is with sadness that I have to inform you of the death today, 3rd January 2017 of former DCC Bob WOOD QPM. He served with Nottinghamshire Police from 4th December 1967 to 30th July 1989 and reached the rank of Detective Chief Superintendent before being promoted to Assistant Chief Constable with the Derbyshire Constabulary on 31st July 1989. He was later promoted to Deputy Chief Constable, a position he held to 31st March 2003 when he retired. His funeral will be held at 12.00 noon on Thursday 19th January 2017 at Markeaton Crematorium, Derby; with a buffet afterwards at Morley Hayes. No flowers please but donations can be made to Tree Top Hospice, Risley. Sean Murphy (secretary)
02/01/17 Obituary It is with sadness that I have to inform you of the death on the 21st December, 2016, of Mrs Eleanor Sophia BARSLEY widow of PC Maurice Barsley. Next of kin is his daughter Mrs Jane Edwards who lives in America. The funeral has been arranged for 10.30am on Monday 9th January 2017 at Bramcote Crematorium, Coventry Lane, Nottingham NG9 3GJ Sean Murphy (secretary)