Obituary Joseph Arrowsmith NARPO Essex Remembers

Sad News

Obituary Joseph Arrowsmith NARPO Essex Remembers

The Chief Constable regrets to inform you of the sad death of our former colleague Joseph (known as Tom) Arrowsmith who retired as an Inspector in 1981and served at Colchester & Burnham on Crouch. He passed away on the 13th September 2019 aged 91 years. He leaves a widow Noreen.

The funeral service will take place on Friday 11TH October 2019 at 09.45 at St Albrights Church, Stanway, Colchester, Essex C03 8LR

Family flowers only donations to St Helena Hospice, c/o Eustace King Funeral Directors, 87 Church Road, Tiptree, Colchester, Essex CO5 OH

Previous obituaries can be viewed here: Essex Police Obituaries

 

Obituary Joseph Arrowsmith

NARPO Essex Remembers

Obituary Joseph Arrowsmith NARPO Essex Remembers

Obituary Martin (Tim) Smith NARPO Essex Remembers

Sad News

Obituary Martin (Tim) Smith NARPO Essex Remembers

The Chief Constable regrets to inform you of the sad death of our former colleague Martin (known as Tim) Smith who retired as a Constable in 1999 and served at Harlow & Epping. He passed away on the 11th September 2019 aged 74 years.

The funeral service will take place on Friday 4th October 2019 at 11.45 at Colchester Crematorium.

Floral contributions c/o Co-Op Funeral Services, 89 Wimpole Road, Colchester, Essex CO1 2DB.

Tim was not a member of Chelmsford Branch.

Previous obituaries can be viewed here: Essex Police Obituaries

 

Obituary Martin (Tim) Smith

NARPO Essex Remembers

Obituary Martin (Tim) Smith NARPO Essex Remembers

NARPO Chelmsford Weekly Update 23rd Sep ’19

NARPO Chelmsford Weekly Update 23rd Sep ’19

NARPO Chelmsford Weekly Update 23rd Sep ’19

Social Activities

I hope you are all well. Its been quite a busy week with NARPO which started last Monday when myself and the Chairman attended Colchester Branch’s meeting. It was nice to see how other branches conduct their business and we were made to feel very welcome. I look forward to working more closely with them towards joint ventures to benefit our members.

Colchester members enjoy social activities together, they have a ramblers club that a few attend and go walking together as well as golf and lunches, it would be nice if Chelmsford branch did something similar.

At that meeting, one of the members asked if people would be interested in an indoor bowls competition between the three branches and their Secretary has asked me to float this idea past our branch. So if any of you would be interested in getting involved with indoor bowls with Colchester branch then please email me secretary.narpo.chelmsford@gmail.com and I will pass your details on.

As I said earlier I would really like to see our Branch getting together for social activities, ie trips, lunches, or sporting activities. I am trying to arrange things as you are aware and Peter Sharps get together on 12th October and the Financial Wellbeing Seminar on 31st October is the start of this.

If any of you have any ideas, suggestions or things you would like us to try to arrange could you please let me know and I will discuss them with the committee at our next meeting on 28th October

Is Your Mortgage the Right Option For You?

Hanson Wealth, who are coming to talk to us on 31st October at our Financial Wellbeing Seminar, have asked me to circulate the below to you:

We’d like to make sure NARPO members and their families never pay more than they need to. One of the NARPO Gold Partners is Hanson Mortgage Brokers and you may wish to take advantage of their no-charge mortgage review service.

“We do this by assessing your financial situation and making sure you’re on the right mortgage deal for your needs. We also have access to exclusive deals that aren’t available on the high street which, again, gives you more variety. Our advisers are available to you over the phone, so you don’t have to come to see us, we can get all the information we need with a phone call.”

It’s that simple. Click on the attached PDF for more information.

Update on the Latest Memorial Campaign to PC Gutteridge in Wimbotsham, West Norfolk

Please see below from Bernard Mullin :

I have campaigned over the last 18 months to establish a memorial to PC “Bill” Gutteridge in Wimbotsham, West Norfolk where he was born in 1889. Prior to this, many in the village and surrounding area were unaware of his existence and the effect his brutal death had on initiating the emergency call system of our country plus the pioneering use of ballistics evidence.

After much negotiation with the relevant authorities who warmly welcomed my proposal with positive suggestions subsequently included which would enhance the heritage of the village and surrounding area, a further memorial is to be raised in the near future. This will be in the form of a memorial board comprising a mounted and inscribed brass plaque kindly donated by the Chief Constable of Norfolk, Mr. Simon Bailey with a head and shoulders image of PC Gutteridge in uniform above this. Selected Norfolk companies, specialists and craftsmen have provided time, materials and expert knowledge free of charge in support this memorial to a fallen Norfolk man officer of the law and they will be duly acknowledged.

Adjacent to the brass plaque will sit a storyboard headed proudly by the helmet regalia of both Essex and Norfolk Constabularies. I have attached images of the completed memorial board and a separate copy of the storyboard inscription I composed and was approved by the descendants of PC Gutteridge.

I also attach a copy of the feature the Norfolk Magazine ran in the May issue of this year.

I will advise everyone of the date and details of the unveiling ceremony in due course.

With kind regards to all, Bernard Mullin

See story board here and the memorial board here and article here.

NARPO Conference 2019

The 2019 NARPO conference took place on Friday 6th September in Southport.

The theme of this year’s conference was Wellbeing and Pensions.

You can view the Conference on the link on our website-

NARPO Conference 2019

I hope you have found some of this weeks news interesting, if you have any suggestions or items you wish me to include in newsletters, then please forward to me at Sue Heaton 😃

Sue Heaton

Secretary NARPO
Chelmsford Branch

NARPO Chelmsford Weekly Update 23rd Sep ’19

NARPO Chelmsford Weekly Update 14th Sep ’19

NARPO-Chelmsford-Weekly-Update

NARPO Chelmsford Weekly Update 14th Sep ’19

Dear Members,

Myself, and the Chairman, Bob Good, attended the National Narpo Conference in Southport between 5th and 7th September. The conference was well attended by members from all over the country, nationally we are now totalling over 91 thousand members.

The theme of this years conference was Wellbeing and Pensions I attach links to some of the presentations given at the conference which you may find of interest.
 

The impact of occupational experiences on the mental wellbeing of police personnel post-retirement

Presentation
 

The National Police Wellbeing Service

Presentation
 

Widows Pension for Life Update

Presentation
 

Connect Pensions for Life Campaign

Presentation
 

Police Mutual (PMAS) – Please Note on slide 5 Respite breaks for couples living with Dementia

Presentation
 

September is Leukaemia Awareness month

Staying on the theme of wellbeing, one of our members was diagnosed with Acute myeloid leukaemia and is keen to raise awareness of this condition. His was diagnosed after months of being ill and quite often even GPs struggle to spot the symptoms.

Leukaemia Care provides vital support, information and advice to anyone whose life has been affected by a blood cancer. They not only support patients but carers and families too whose lives are impacted when someone they know receives a diagnosis.

Please see website link for further information

Centenery Banquet Tower of London – 13th June 2019

A media file of the highlights from this event has been placed on the NARPO website – well worth a watch

Let’s play a game of I spy and see who can find the secretary 😇

Link to video

NARPO Branches. No 5. South East Region.UPDATE September 2019

Update here

Latest Issue of Police Life

download here

Fit The Bill Campaign

Essex Polices media communications officer has been in touch and wishes to work with NARPO to spread the word regarding the recruitment campaign. As you are aware the government has pledged to recruit 20 thousand additional police officers and Essex Police are in the process of recruiting, it may be you have family members or friends who would be interested,

website link

Police Mutual Wellbeing Factsheets

Please find attached the latest factsheets from police mutual relating to loneliness, sleep and mental wellbeing

I hope you have found some of this weeks news interesting, if you have any suggestions or items you wish me to include in newsletters, then please forward to me at Sue Heaton 😃

Sue Heaton

Secretary NARPO
Chelmsford Branch

NARPO Chelmsford Weekly Update 14th Sep ’19

Fit The Bill

Fit The Bill with Essex Police

Fit The Bill
This is a letter that has been recently circulated to the Chelmsford and Southend Branches of NARPO about the Fit The Bill Campaign. Sue Heaton, the Chelmsford Branch Secretary, has asked for it to be included on the website.
Hello,

I’d like to introduce myself as the Internal Communications Manager at Essex Police. I’d really like to work more closely with you, as NARPO district leads because I believe we have a joint ambition to promote and support policing in Essex, and the people who work or have worked for the force. By sharing our messages I think we can increase the trust and credibility of policing in our local communities and help keep people safe.

You may have seen our recent recruitment campaign #FitTheBill, and you may even have liked some of our social media posts? Would you be interested in sharing the #FitTheBill campaign with your NARPO networks? We’ve got some really fantastic images and videos that have already been successful in driving more people to apply for the new roles in Essex Police. Many of our police officers (of all ranks!) have got behind this campaign and shared the story of their journey in policing, illustrating the various backgrounds and opportunities that are available in the county.

Our campaign is obviously very timely with the news of the government uplift of 20,000 new officers. We’re growing, regardless of the government’s investment, as our officer numbers are at a four-year high with more than 3,000 full-time equivalent police officers, as well as the fastest growing Special Constabulary in the country with more than 500 Specials.

At our HQ tomorrow, we are hosting an extraordinary Passing Out Parade, which will see more than 70 probationers celebrating the start of their new career with the force. As this is such a clear demonstration of growth in policing, the BBC and Crimewatch Roadshow have chosen to film the event and feature us in upcoming programmes.

It’s a really exciting time for Essex Police, and a really worthwhile campaign. I hope you agree! And I hope you find something within the campaign to share with your networks. If you’d like some content from the Passing Out Parade as well, please let me know. If you have any questions, or need any more information, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Kind regards,

Elizabeth Bull

Phone: 42077744 (externally: +44 (0)1245 452 944)

Mobile: +44 (0)797 122 7236

Internal Communications Manager

Essex Police | Media and Communications Department | L Block | EPC

Address: Essex Police Headquarters, PO BOX 2, Springfield, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 6DA

Fit The Bill with Essex Police