NARPO Chelmsford Weekly Update 14th Sep ’19

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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

NARPO Chelmsford Weekly Update 3rd Sep ’19

NARPO-Chelmsford-Weekly-Update

NARPO Chelmsford Weekly Update 3rd Sep ’19

That’s all for now, have a great week 😃

Sue Heaton

Secretary NARPO
Chelmsford Branch

Dear Members,

Please find the update early this week as myself and the Chairman Bob Good will be representing the Chelmsford Branch at The Annual NARPO Conference in Southport from Thursday 5th September – Saturday 7th Sept 2019.

Latest news and offers from NARPO below.

The 2019 NARPO Conference

The 2019 NARPO Conference will take place on Friday 6th September in Southport.

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

You can view the conference here

You will be able to access the webinar page 30 minutes before the start of the event at 07.00 (BST) on the 6th September 2019. The webcast will go live at 09.30

Welfare Visits Required

Our welfare officers are working very hard to continue supporting members who are struggling through ill health and are currently actively engaging with seven cases. A request has been made for members to undertake occasional visits in relation to the two members below, who would value the occasional visit from old friends and colleagues for a catch-up.

It would be great if some of you would volunteer to visit as I am sure it would give the members a boost to interact with colleagues and share stories. Whether you know the members or not, or just live in the same area please try to find some time to support the exceptional work our welfare team perform by offering to visit.

  • John Emmerick who lives in the Saffron Walden area.
  • David Smith ex PC 754 retired at Clacton in 2002. Now lives in the Witham area.

If you would like to visit either John or David please give Anne Walker a call on 07540497344. She will then share contact details with you. Visits such as these are an important part of NARPOs role and thank you all for any assistance you can give.

Newsletter and Centenary Event

Please find the latest newsletter here and Centenary Events report here if you haven’t already received it.

Police Care UK August Newsletter

Please see latest newsletter here

Dementia Letter

I would encourage you all to sign Barbara Windsor’s and the Alzheimer’s Society letter to The Prime Minister who are standing with people affected by dementia by letting Boris Johnson know that the dementia care crisis cannot be ignored any longer. Link to the letter here.

Fred Olsen Around the World Cruise 2021

Please find the below information, which may be of interest to you

W2102 Around the World cruise

Warner Late Offers

Forty last minute offers just arrived from Warner Leisure Hotels. Bearing in mind these prices are per person per break – dinner bed and breakfast, based on two sharing, they represent excellent value!

DateNightsHotel/Resort LocationEntertainmentOur best room Per Person, per break inc. Simply Dining Package
06 Sep3Alvaston Hall Hotel, CheshireSTAR BREAK with Rebecca Ferguson one of the UK's finest live performers£220
06 Sep3Lakeside Coastal Village, HampshireBig Night LIVE starring The James Williams Showband, comedy from Paul Boardman, plus a tribute to the music of Abba £140
06 Sep3Norton Grange Coastal Village, Isle of WightBig Night LIVE starring Popwork 70s - an amazing party band, with hits from Stevie Wonder, Fleetwood Mac, The Village People, The Blues Brothers, The Doobie Brothers and many more, plus Infinite70s - playing all the hits from the glam era£140
06 Sep3Sinah Warren Coastal Hotel, HampshireTop Tribute featuring Paul Ruck - The Cream Of Clapton with his live band, Iconz – our very own show, paying tribute to Shirley Bassey, Neil Diamond & Tom Jones, plus our Festival of Gin£170
06 Sep3Studley Castle, WarwickshireHeadlining the Stars Of The Commitments, plus comedy from Taffy Spencer£170 B&B
£230 D, B&B
06 Sep2Studley Castle, WarwickshireHeadlining the Stars Of The Commitments, plus comedy from Taffy Spencer£150 B&B
£190 D, B&B
06 Sep3Studley Castle, WarwickshireBig Night LIVE starring the incomparable Men Of Soul, performing the best hits of the Soul & Motown, plus Infinite70s - playing all the hits from the glam era£170
09 Sep4Alvaston Hall Hotel, CheshireVariety LIVE featuring a fantastic tribute to Elvis by J.D. King's Elvis, comedy from Rikki Jay plus Vegas Variety Night bringing you a nightly star studded celebration of Vegas£160
09 Sep2Studley Castle, WarwickshireFeaturing sensational vocalist Kieran Sutcliffe£100 B&B
£140 D, B&B
09 Sep4Thoresby Hall Hotel, NottinghamshireVariety LIVE - featuring a tribute to Cliff Richard - Shadow of Cliff, Livewire - an exhilarating show with a Celtic twist, Rikki Jay, plus much more bringing you four nights dedicated to Great British entertainment£170
11 Sep2Studley Castle, WarwickshireFeaturing Skyfall - the ultimate tribute to Adele, plus comedy from Rudi Lickwood£100 B&B
£140 D, B&B
13 Sep3Alvaston Hall Hotel, CheshireMOTOWN & SOUL FESTIVAL starring Memories of The 4 Tops, Paul Hazel and The Soultown Band, The Edwin Starr Band - The Team with Angelo Starr, Roy Carter, Hayley-Ria Christian, Dominic Uppiah, plus a DJ every night£200
13 Sep3Bodelwyddan Castle Hotel, North WalesBig Night LIVE starring the sensational James Williams 'Swing & Sing Showband' plus a tribute to the music of Abba£160
13 Sep3Corton Coastal Village, SuffolkBig Night LIVE introducing a fantastic tribute to the Blues Brothers by Blues Brothers Live plus a tribute to the music of Abba£140
13 Sep3Cricket St. Thomas Hotel, SomersetTop Tribute starring UK’s top Status Quo tribute - Counterfeit Quo, plus a tribute to the music of Abba£170
13 Sep3Gunton Hall Coastal Village, SuffolkBig Night LIVE starring Glimmer - inviting you into their world of musicals and movies, plus Infinite70s - playing all the hits from the glam era£140
13 Sep3Littlecote House Hotel, BerkshireBig Night LIVE starring Soul sensation Steve Williamson, Mud 2 - taking you back to the 70s with glam rock classics, plus Majestic Voices, our very own celebration of the music of Queen and Infinite70s£170
13 Sep3Sinah Warren Coastal Hotel, Hampshire70S FESTIVAL starring Soul Xpress featuring Phinesta Taylor, Ultimate Elton and The Rocket Band, David Kidd as ‘The Voice of Tom Jones’, Through The Knight - A Tribute to Gladys Knight, a DJ every night and much more£220
13 Sep3Studley Castle, WarwickshireFeaturing party band FoxxB&B £140
DB&B £200
13 Sep2Studley Castle, WarwickshireFeaturing party band FoxxB&B £120
DB&B £160
13 Sep3Thoresby Hall Hotel, NottinghamshireTop Tribute Party Phil Collins Connected - the only authentic tribute show celebrating the hits of Phil Collins and the artistes connected, plus Tom Binns - three of the best headliner comedy acts working in British comedy£170
16 Sep4Alvaston Hall Hotel, CheshireVariety LIVE with outstanding male harmony trio The Livertones, the winner of Britain's Got Talent 2011 - Jai McDowall, comedy from Ash Frith plus much more bringing you four nights dedicated to Great British entertainment£160
16 Sep4Bodelwyddan Castle Hotel, North WalesVariety LIVE - starring Bringing On Back the 60s featuring New Amen Corner, Essentially Elton, plus Decadez80s - paying homage to the 1980s, come and party to the best of the 60s, 70s and 80s£160
16 Sep4Corton Coastal Village, SuffolkVariety LIVE - featuring The Dreamers, A Celebration of Neil Diamond, plus Decadez80s - paying homage to the 1980s, come and party to the best of the 60s, 70s and 80s£140
16 Sep4Nidd Hall Hotel, North YorkshireWest End to Warner with Sabatino & Sutcliffe 'Sing The Songs Of Ball & Boe', the winner of 2011 Britain's Got Talent Jai McDowall plus Essentially Musical, performing songs from Les Mis, Cats and the Jersey Boys£170
16 Sep4Sinah Warren Coastal Hotel, HampshireVariety LIVE - four nights dedicated to Great British entertainment including Richard Digance - The Platinum Tour, Glen Darren & The Krew Cats, live music and more£170
16 Sep2Studley Castle, WarwickshireFeaturing Glimmer - inviting you into their world of musicals and moviesB&B £100
DB&B £140
16 Sep4Thoresby Hall Hotel, NottinghamshireVariety LIVE featuring Sound of the Sixties - The Revolvers, Barry White - The Legacy, plus Decadez80s - paying homage to the 1980s, come and party to the best of the 60s, 70s and 80s£170
18 Sep2Studley Castle, WarwickshireFeaturing Red Mick - A tribute to Mick Hucknall, plus comedy from Lloyd HolletB&B £100
DB&B £140
20 Sep3Alvaston Hall Hotel, CheshireBig Night LIVE starring award-winning stage and screen performer Darren Day, plus a tribute to the music of Abba£160
20 Sep3Bodelwyddan Castle Hotel, North WalesBig Night LIVE featuring the extraordinary male classical crossover group The Phantastics plus a tribute to the music of Michael Bublé£160
20 Sep3Corton Coastal Village, SuffolkBig Night LIVE starring the outstanding male harmony trio The Livertones, plus a tribute to the music of Michael Bublé£140
20 Sep3Cricket St. Thomas Hotel, SomersetBig Night LIVE starring Jeff Hooper and his band with “San Francisco” a tribute to Tony Bennett, plus a tribute to the music of Michael Bublé£170
20 Sep3Gunton Hall Coastal Village, SuffolkBig Night LIVE featuring the ultimate live 80s party band - the Wild Boys, plus a tribute to the music of Abba£140
20 Sep3Holme Lacy House Hotel, HerefordshireTop Tribute starring a fantastic tribute to Madness by Badness, Reggae Reggae - The Ultimate Totally Tropical Jamaica Party Band, plus 'All That's Jackson' - The Family That Rocked The Musical World£170
20 Sep3Lakeside Coastal Village, HampshireBig Night LIVE starring Roy G Hemmings and The Dictionary of Soul, 'All That's Jackson' - The Family That Rocked The Musical World, plus a special appearance from ex-England rugby international, Rory Underwood£140
20 Sep3Nidd Hall Hotel, North YorkshireBig Night LIVE starring Ray Quinn - as seen on X Factor and Dancing on Ice, Gareth Oliver and Diego Circus in Sunday Night Live, plus 'All That's Jackson' - The Family That Rocked The Musical World£170
20 Sep3Norton Grange Coastal Village, Isle of WightBig Night LIVE featuring The 4Tunes - 4 guys, 4 voices and 1 night you’ll remember for a very long time, plus a tribute to the music of Michael Bublé£140
20 Sep3Studley Castle, WarwickshireFeaturing Faith Tucker, Re-Take That, plus ideal for visiting the Stratford Centre Food FestivalB&B £140
DB&B £200
20 Sep3Studley Castle, WarwickshireFeaturing Faith Tucker, Re-Take That, plus ideal for visiting the Stratford Centre Food FestivalB&B £120
DB&B £160

NARPO Chelmsford Weekly Update 3rd Sep ’19

NARPO Chelmsford Weekly Update 3rd Sep ’19

Tower of London Celebratory Event

Tower of London Celebratory Event

Tower of London Celebratory Event

In 1919 The National association of retired Police Officers was formed to represent the views of retired officers and safeguard the rights of members promoting measures for their welfare and pensions.

I am honoured to have taken over the role of Secretary for the Chelmsford Branch of NARPO in this historic year 2019 and to have been part of the Celebrations.

On Thursday 13th June, a special celebratory dinner was held at the Tower of London to mark NARPO’s 100 year anniversary. Members from most branches across the country attended the event which included a drinks reception and four-course dinner.

The Chelmsford branch was represented at this event by myself and my husband Andrew, together with Darren Jones and his daughter Emma.

Like many people attending we decided to make a weekend of it and booked a couple of nights in a hotel close by (Hotel Indigo on Minories which is a bit quirky and highly recommended).

We took a taxi to the venue, however, at that time of the evening it would have been quicker to walk, not to mention a lot cheaper, especially since it dropped us off at the disabled entrance and they wouldn’t let us in that way!

We eventually made it to the correct entrance and were just wondering how we would find Darren and his daughter with over 500 people attending when they just appeared walking towards us from the opposite direction, so we walked in together.

The event was held in the Pavilion, which is essentially a large marquee situated on the Northern side of the Tower. The marquee has been designed to fit in with its historic surroundings, with a magnificent regal interior that opens out onto the Tower’s gardens.

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Once inside the venue we were invited to have drinks and canapés whilst looking for our places on the table plan.

Our table (Table 1) was well positioned on the left-hand side with a good view of the stage and lectern, and we noted we would be sitting with the Staffordshire branch. We shared a very interesting evening with this branch with the usual array of ‘funny stories’ being told.

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Mr Brian Burdus, the President of NARPO, gave the welcome speech followed by Grace read by The Chaplain to the Police Service of England and Wales. We were then treated to a 4-course meal with a fine selection of wine.

The highlight of the evening was an address by HRH Princess Anne, who has been the Patron of NARPO throughout the centenary year.

She spoke about the value of contributions made by volunteers in local branches and noted how core values have remained pretty much unchanged over the last 100 years. In particular, the safeguarding of members rights, welfare and pensions.

All of the attendees received a commemorative medal which had been commissioned as part of the Centenary celebrations.

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Tower-of-London-Celebratory-Event-Patron-Princess-Ann
Tower-of-London-Celebratory-Event-commemorative medal

Following the meal we wandered around the venue meeting other NARPO members, including those from West Yorkshire who had been sat with our neighbours from Colchester.

I’m pleased to say that Chelmsford Branch managed to last for the duration and we were among the last to leave at around midnight.

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It was a pleasure to represent Chelmsford Branch at this memorable occasion and definitely an evening to remember.

House of Lords Celebratory Event

On Wednesday 17th July The Chairman Bob Good and I attended a reception at the House of Lords as part of the 100th Anniversary Celebrations of NARPO.

A pleasant couple of hours at lunchtime were spent chatting with members of other Branches from across the country, whilst enjoying a glass of wine and some canapés on the terrace looking at the Thames and the London Eye.

The reception was hosted by the Baroness Harris of Richmond. Short speeches were given by Baroness Harris, Brian Burdus, NARPO President, Louise Haig MP, Shadow Minister of State for Policing, and Steve Edwards, NARPO CEO.

The event was well attended, including representatives from the Colchester Branch.

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Tower of London Celebratory Event

NARPO Chelmsford Branch Newsletter August 2019

NARPO Chelmsford Branch Newsletter August 2019

NARPO Chelmsford Branch Newsletter August 2019

Dear Member,

Chairman’s Update

I would like to start by expressing my thanks to our committee for their input and general hard work on behalf of members. This is undoubtedly the most involved committee that I have experienced during my time with NARPO, as committee member, Secretary and latterly as Chair. Well done to you all and thank you!

Our current Secretary, Sue Heaton, has provided details of her visit, along with member Darren Jones and their family members, to the NARPO 100th Celebratory Event at the Tower of London in June. Sue has also covered our visit to the House of Lords in July, again part of the NARPO celebrations.

In addition, the three Essex Branches sponsored this year’s Essex Police Garden Party in August. This enabled the organising committee to lay on the event without the usual charge to attendees. Chelmsford Branch also provided a cake which was the centrepiece of the table display – my special thanks go to committee member Anne Walker for organising the cake! Monies were taken from the 100th Anniversary funds supplied by NARPO National Office.

The Garden Party was also a success from a recruiting point of view, Sue managed to sign up 10 new members for our branch. Much of the overall success was due to the hard work put in by Tim Stokes and Anne Walker, both of whom were co-opted to the organising committee.

At the joint meeting of the three Essex Branches in August, if was agreed that we would again sponsor the Garden Party for 2020. As part of our commitment to work closely together, Sue and I will be attending the Colchester Branch Meeting on 16 September.

The Celebratory Cake,
photo: Robert Good

Don’t forget we have an informal ‘get-together’, organised by our member Peter Sharp, on 12 October between 1030 and 1230 at the Sports Pavilion, HQ. Parking should be available onsite. Sue has arranged a Financial Wellbeing Seminar to be held at the Essex Police Federation Offices, 82 Springfield Road, Chelmsford on 31 October between 1030 and 1430. Parking is available at nearby City Centre car parks. If you can attend either of these events please email Sue at: Sue Heaton.

Sue and I will be representing the Branch at the NARPO National Conference to be held at Southport on 5/6 September. There is usually a web-link if you wish to watch the conference live, check the national website at www.narpo.org for details.

And finally, following the tragic death of Constable Andrew Harper, the Chelmsford Branch will be making a donation to a suitable charity in his memory.

Bob

Robert Good
Branch Chair

Secretary’s Update

Please see attached to this newsletter my report from the NARPO Centenary celebratory event that was held on Thursday 13th June 2019 at the Tower of London. This was a very enjoyable day which I have tried to capture within my writing and pictures.

On Wednesday 17th July 2019, Bob and myself attended a reception held at the House of Lords as part of the 100th Anniversary celebrations. I have again captured details of this in my attached report.

I continue to work hard for all our members benefit, but if I can be of any assistance to you or anybody else in need, please email me at Sue Heaton.

Sue

Sue Heaton
Branch Secretary

NARPO Newsletter – September 2019

As I write this newsletter my thoughts are constantly drawn to not only the tragic events around the death of Pc Andrew Harper, but the increase in violence towards police officers working to protect the public as we all used to do. There has come about the usual table-thumping and shouting about routinely armed the British police as most other countries have done and just last week a Chief Constable has stated that he wants all frontline officers to carry Taser. Is this the answer?

For many years I was authorised to carry such weaponry but also had the backup of a conventional firearm to resort to if needed. I do not feel that this made me invincible to the criminal element that operate in this country and what I can say is that a Taser probably would not have saved Pc Harper in the circumstances that he found himself dealing with.

The question of arming our frontline officers will continue and I have no doubt that eventually, recruitment will change and sadly there will come a time when our officers will all carry firearms. However, what will happen to those officers already serving that either do not want to or cannot carry a gun whilst at work? This debate could carry on for hours ……

My thoughts and prayers go out to Pc Harper’s family, friends and colleagues and indeed to anyone affected by the violence offered daily to our police colleagues working day in and out. My underlining comment to you all is, please stay safe and return to your nearest and dearest when you finish your shifts.

As Bob and Sue have said above, please feel free to contact any of us if you need help or just need to chat. Our details can be found on the website.

As was requested, below I will list the obituary’s that have been notified since the last newsletter.

  • However, I must start with a request of the NARPO Chelmsford Branch to re-announce the passing of a former colleague. This is in regard to John Edward EADY who retired as a Superintendent having served at Romford, Grays, Harlow, South Ockendon, Chelmsford HQ, Maldon and Chelmsford Traffic. He sadly passed away on the 20th March 2018. This has been done as there were concerns from the family that John’s passing may have been missed by friends and his former colleagues.
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  • Allan Gilfillan, who retired as a constable in 1994 and served at Sandon dog section. He passed away on the 18th May 2019 aged 79 years.
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  • Fred Dow, who retired as a constable in 1983. He passed away on the 30th May 2019 aged 87 years.
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  • John Eley, who retired as a constable in 1978 and served at Collier Row, Romford, Dedham and Colchester. He passed away on the 2nd June 2019 aged 91 years.
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  • David Brooks, who retired as a constable in 1998 and served with the Southend Borough, Westcliff/ Leigh on Sea and on retirement as a communications supervisor at the Force control room. He passed away on the 5th June 2019 aged 71 years.
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  • James Woolnough, who retired as a sergeant in 1985 having served at Maldon and Chelmsford. He passed away on the 6th July 2019 aged 87 years.
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  • Harold Walker, who retired as a constable in 1991 and served at Pitsea, Billericay and Harlow traffic. He passed away on the 20th July 2019 aged 87 years.
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  • David Le Voi, who retired as a Superintendent in 1983 having served at Colchester, Harlow, Grays, Dunmow and Halstead. He passed away on the 23rd July 2019 aged 94 years.
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  • Tony Wright, who retired as a Sergeant in 2006 having served at Basildon, Rayleigh, CID, Shoebury and Southend Custody. He passed away on the 8th August 2019 aged 63 years.
R.I.P to all those listed above, sleep well.

 

On a lighter note I just wanted to remind everyone that on the 12th October 2019, Peter Sharp one of our members will be hosting a general ‘get together and chat’ to be held at the HQ sports pavilion between 10.30am and 12.30am. He is giving up his time and efforts free of any charge and I, therefore would encourage as many of you that can to attend and support him.

If anyone has any information or articles that they would like to be circulated via this platform please email them to me at Gary Sanderson and I will ensure that they are included in the next newsletter.

Until I write again in December, thank you for reading and good health and best wishes to you all.

Gary

Gary Sanderson
Newsletter and Website content editor

NARPO Chelmsford Branch Newsletter August 2019

NARPO Chelmsford Weekly Update 23rd Aug ’19

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NARPO Chelmsford Weekly Update 23rd Aug ’19

Financial Wellbeing Seminar 31st October

I have now booked and arranged a venue for The Financial Wellbeing Seminar. It will be held in the conference room at Essex Police Federation Offices, 82 Springfield Rd, Chelmsford CM2 6JY, 10:30 – 14:30 hours on Thursday 31st October. Refreshments and a light lunch will be provided. Unfortunately, there is no parking available but there are plenty of car parks nearby in the city centre.

Approximately 20 people have expressed an interest which is near capacity, if you are now unable to come could you let me know, and equally if you would like to attend and haven’t yet expressed your interest please do so by email to Sue Heaton.

Peter Sharps meeting 12th October

Just a reminder regarding the event arranged for this get-together. This will take place between 10:30-12:30 hours in the upstairs bar at The Pavilion at HQ. This is a great opportunity to meet up with old colleagues for a natter over a coffee and biscuits and listen to some interesting speakers.

If this is successful which I hope it is, we are provisionally planning future meetings for 7th December where Paul Clancy is intending performing magic and 9th February 2020, so please make a note in your diaries. Again if you haven’t expressed an interest but intend coming please email me on the above address.

Joint Branch Meeting

A joint branch meeting was held with Southend and Colchester branches on 19th August. This has not been done for some time and it was a great way to liaise with our colleagues from around the county, and look at initiatives other branches do with a view to progressing Chelmsford branch. If you have any ideas/suggestions you would like to see implemented then again please email me putting them forward and the committee will discuss.

Website

Our website has been updated and work is currently ongoing to improve it, so please take a look as you may find some interesting articles – http://narpoessex.com/narpo-essex-chelmsford/

Police Mutual Wellbeing Factsheets

Please find attached 3 factsheets provided by Police Mutual which you may find useful

  1. Physical wellbeing
  2. Disability
  3. Loss of a loved one

Eat Well For Less – Contestants Required

Eat Well For Less, the BBC 1 programme where Masterchef’s Gregg Wallace and award-winning greengrocer Chris Bavin are on a mission to help UK families concerned about the cost of their weekly food shop. They want to prove that it could still be possible for families to save money on their food budget without scrimping on taste and nutrition. They hope that by analysing the shopping habits of UK families, they can help to show where we can source the best and cheapest quality food.

They are looking for a range of families who would like to take part in the new series. Especially any retirees (either in couples or single), or their extended families who might be interested in taking part in the new series of Eat Well For Less.

Please see flyer here.

Flexible Income Opportunity

OccuTrace are involved in securing revenues for wholesalers and retailers in the English non-domestic water market. They do this by using traditional methods of data collection/verification which are enhanced using bespoke real-time mobile technologies.

They are currently looking to work with individuals across the country on different on-going and future projects.

Please see the attached document that outlines their requirements.

If you or anyone else you think might, be interested and wish to discuss this further please contact Alistair Milne directly by email or on his number noted on this document.

Everest Base Camp Opportunity

Is Everest Base Camp on your bucket list?

Apparently the trek to Everest Base Camp is the most popular ‘bucket list’ item – ever.

Suitably fit NARPO members now have an opportunity to make the iconic trek for a reduced price thanks to national child victims of crime charity, Embrace.

Taking place between 2 November and 21 November, and guided by Sherpa Dawa Geljen and his experienced team, this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

The all-inclusive price of airfares, transfers, accommodation and meals, is just £2,500, a saving of £350.

Contact anne@embracecvoc.org.uk.

For more info or check out the website www.embracecvoc.org.uk/everest

That’s all for now, have a great week 😃

Sue Heaton

Secretary NARPO
Chelmsford Branch

NARPO Chelmsford Weekly Update 23rd Aug ’19