NARPO Chelmsford Weekly Update 15th Nov ’19

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NARPO Chelmsford Weekly Update 15th Nov ’19

Membership

Dear Members,

I am pleased to welcome some new members who have joined us in the last couple of weeks. The membership has seen an increase of 18 since I took over the post of secretary in April with a further 14 requests awaiting approval, making us the largest branch in Essex. If you have any friends who are not members please encourage them to join.

Saturday 7th December Get Together

We are having a get together on Saturday 7th December in the upstairs bar at Essex Police Sports Pavilion at 1030hrs for a couple of hours. It would be great to see as many of you who are available to attend to join us. This is a great way to reconnect with your old colleagues and have a good old catch up. Paul Clancy one of our members will be performing magic for our entertainment, Paul is a member of the Magic Circle and an excellent performer who will have you mesmerised.

Tea, coffee and mince pies will be provided for you to enjoy so please put the date in your diary and pop along you are welcome to bring your partner/spouse as well, the more the merrier.

The next one is currently being planned for 15th February 2020.

Essex Police Choir Christmas Concert Sat 14th December

Please find here the latest newsletter and booking form for the choirs Charity Christmas Concert at Trinity Methodist Church in Chelmsford on Saturday 14th December.
 

TICKETS NOW ON SALE – so purchase yours here

Age UK’s National Engagement

Age UK’s National Engagement team is recruiting a small number of people aged 50+ to volunteer to join Age UK’s existing National Policy Sounding Board

This opportunity offers a volunteer role in helping to shape and review Age UK’s external facing policy positions which we use to influence national and local government. These cover a wide range of topic areas:

  • money matters
  • housing and homes
  • health & wellbeing
  • active communities
  • care & support
  • transport

This Sounding Board meets up to four times a year with Age UK’s Director of Policy & Research, and her team.

How to apply

If you want to take the next step to find out more, please Click here to download the Policy Sounding Board Information pack . Please Click here to download the Expression of Interest Form to print a hard copy or save to your own device in order to fill in the form electronically.

Please return your completed Expression of Interest form by Wednesday 20th November 2019.

You can email your completed form to Liz Stacey, Divisional Services Co-ordinator at engagement@ageuk.org.uk or return a hard copy by freepost to (no stamp required):

Liz Stacey, Freepost RTEH-ALYL-JJZU,
Age UK, Tavis House, 1-6 Tavistock Square,
London WC1H 9NA

We will contact you with next steps by the December 13th 2019. If you have any queries please call Liz Stacey on +44 (0) 203 033 1152

Narpo Desk Diaries

Narpo HQ have approximately 75 A5 desk diaries available, if anyone wishes to purchase any they are £5.00 each. Please contact Angela Calvert on +44 (0) 1924 331253 if you would like one.

Police Life

Please find your latest issue of Police Life here

That’s all for now, if you have any ideas on ways you feel Narpo could assist you then please let us know, if you want anything posted/promoted in the newsletter or weekly news then please send me an article at Sue Heaton 😃.

Our welfare committee members are working hard supporting members during difficult times, if you have any worries, concerns or need support, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch, we are here to help and all matters will be dealt with confidentially.

Sue Heaton

Secretary NARPO
Chelmsford Branch

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Financial Seminar

Dear Members,

Just a short Update on the Financial seminar I organised which was held on 31st October. The event was attended by members and their spouses who received an interesting and beneficial presentation from Hanson Wealth. Many of the attendees said it was a worthwhile presentation and that they had gained some valuable information from it, as well as being able to save a considerable amount of money when planning for the future. Thank you to those that attended – it was lovely to meet some new faces.

On the same subject, as you are aware I am keen to progress the social side of our branch and arrange other interesting meetings and get-togethers but this all takes additional time and planning on top of my already busy role. To this end, The Chairman has asked me to place the following article in the news.

Social Secretary

The Chelmsford Branch is mainly focussed upon the welfare of our members and we feel that developing the social side of our work is an integral part of that process.

We are keen to recruit a volunteer Social Secretary to become part of our Branch Committee. The role will involve developing current events, as well as coming up with new ideas for the future benefit of our members.

Do you have a few hours to spare each month, are you able to generate new ideas and coordinate our social activities? If the answer is ‘Yes’ (or even ‘maybe’), please contact me, Bob Good, for an informal chat and let’s see how we can take the idea forward.

I look forward to hearing from you.- Bob can be contacted on Chairmans Email

New Members

I am pleased to see a few more new members have joined this week. If you are in touch with colleagues who are not yet members of NARPO then please encourage them to join our Branch – Its quick, easy and cheap at a mere £21.12 a year (Free if you are in your first year of retirement as the Federation pay it) just click here go to Join us and select Essex Chelmsford Branch

Essex Police Retired Dog Fund

Essex Retired Police Dog Fund is a registered charity which pays for the veterinary bills for retired police dogs. Due to their role in the police the owners cannot get medical insurance. Their website is www.essexretiredpolicedogs.uk where there is lots of information. There is also guidance for anyone wishing to purchase a 2020 Calendar, which would make a nice Christmas present for friends or family who are dog lovers.

Although independent of Essex police they do get lots of support from them through fundraising and even at chief officer level. Recently there was an award ceremony for volunteers at police HQ sports club attended by DCC Pippa Mills, Lord Petre, Lady Rosemary Ruggles-Brize and many dog handlers.

Graham Furnival, a Narpo Branch Committee member, plays an active role in this charity and I would encourage you to support it.

Southend Narpo Newsletter and Trips

Please find here the latest newsletter from Southend Narpo Branch, if you are interested in anything please contact Mike Beaveridge their social secretary, at Mike’s Email

Magic Over Lake Disney : The Frozen Edition

Disneyland Paris has launched a brilliant new event guaranteed to bring you extra magic, smiles and memories.

NARPO Chelmsford Weekly Update 2nd Nov ’19To celebrate the sequel to Frozen, Disneyland® Paris will be celebrating with a spectacular sound and illumination show that will light up the skies of Disneyland® Paris on 24th January 2020.

Watch as iconic moments from Frozen come to life before your very eyes, a truly unmissable display for all Disney and Frozen lovers.

It’s perfect timing to lift your post-Christmas blues and prices from just £220p* 3 nights 2-day park pass self-drive, 24 – 27th January 2020.

Get in touch today for more information

Kind Regards,

Phillipa Giles

Account Manager
COGO Travel | 6-7 Lovers Walk | Brighton | East Sussex | BN1 6AH UK
T: +44 (0) 1273 020528

Police Mutual – Fixed Term Stocks and Shares ISA

Now open – a tax-free savings rate you can’t afford to miss
Police Mutual wanted to let you know that they have just launched a brand new Options ISA Fixed Term offer for NARPO Members. So if you’re looking for a home for your ISA allowance, make sure you don’t miss out.

This is a limited offer and once the allocation has gone, it will be closed.

Invest now

  • 1.5% for fixed period of 1 year*
  • Minimum investment £1,000
  • For absolute certainty, you have the protection of a money-back guarantee at all times
  • Don’t forget you can save up to £20,000 as part of your tax-free ISA allowance
  • This offer excludes transfers in from other providers

*Future offers may be different to our current offer, with alternative rates and terms available.

Please note this offer is only available over the phone.

If you withdraw your money before the end of the fixed term, you will not receive the rate specified – you will only get back what you put in.

The value of tax benefits depends on your individual circumstance and tax rates or legislation which could change in the future.

The Options ISA is a Stocks and Shares ISA

Call 01543 441 635

We’re open 8.30am – 5.30pm Mon – Fri
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November Specials 2019

When booking these late offers, please ring the hotline on 0333 202 0304* quoting code MEDWAYLATES
Click here for offers where you don’t have to travel within the next few days of booking

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Sue Heaton

Secretary NARPO
Chelmsford Branch

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NARPO Chelmsford Social Secretary

NARPO Chelmsford Social Secretary

Social Secretary

The Chelmsford Branch is mainly focussed upon the welfare of our members and we feel that developing the social side of our work is an integral part of that process.

We are keen to recruit a volunteer Social Secretary to become part of our Branch Committee. The role will involve developing current events, as well as coming up with new ideas for the future benefit of our members.

Do you have a few hours to spare each month, are you able to generate new ideas and coordinate our social activities? If the answer is ‘Yes’ (or even ‘maybe’), please contact me, Bob Good, for an informal chat and let’s see how we can take the idea forward.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Bob

Robert Good
Branch Chair

Mobile: 07941 083 696
E-mail: Chelmsford Branch Chairman

NARPO Chelmsford Social Secretary

Financial Wellbeing Seminar

Financial Wellbeing Seminar

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Dear Members,

As you know I have been planning and advertising this event for some time now. It will be a really worthwhile seminar and I have staff from Hanson, Wealth Finance travelling down from up North to deliver this today (31st October).

The seminar will take place between 10:30 and 12:30hrs today at The Federation Office, 82 Springfield Road Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 6JY, followed by a light buffet lunch.

Unfortunately, a few people have had to pull out at short notice and I would encourage any of you that are free today to attend this event as I am sure you will find it very interesting and a good opportunity to meet up with old colleagues. Please email me if you are able to attend at Chelmsford Secretary

Hope to see a few of you later.

Sue

Sue Heaton
Branch Secretary

Financial Wellbeing Seminar

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Final reminder – Financial Wellbeing Seminar 31st October 10:30hrs

The above event will take place btw 1030 – 1230hrs followed by a light buffet lunch at The Federation Offices Conference Room, 82 Springfield Rd, Chelmsford CM2 6JY. The building is on the corner of Navigation Road and Springfield Road, please note no parking is available at the venue but there are plenty of city-centre car parks nearby.

The seminar will be delivered by Hanson Wealth and I am sure it will be an interesting presentation as well as a chance to get together with your old colleagues, Quite a few have registered an interest in attending already, but if you would like to come please drop me an email at EssexChelmsford@narpo.org I look forward to seeing you on Thursday.

Next AGM – 20th April 2020

The date of the next Chelmsford Branch Annual General Meeting will be 20th April 2020 at HQ Sports Pavilion. Please note this date in your diary as I would like to encourage as many members as possible to attend this meeting.

Looking for Old Colleagues

Dave Wilkins who is a member of Oxford Narpo and was previously an Essex Officer has contacted me as he is keen to trace some old colleagues. If any of you are in touch with the below or have any information that could assist please contact me on the above email.

  • Doug Johnson
  • Brian Searle
  • Jack Stone
  • Bill Thorpe

Casting Tree Petts Request

A request has been made by Narpo HQ to circulate the below:

We are casting a lovely ad campaign, we often cast ‘real’ people, as opposed to professional models, as many companies want a real story to be shared, which is so amazing! So we thought of the amazing retired police officers that may be interested!

We are looking for Retired or about to retire Homeowners who are in their late 50’s, 60’s and 70’s to feature in a new ad campaign. We are unable to mention who it’s for yet (these things are kept back in the earlier stages of casting!)

If any applicant is selected, they would be paid, which is always nice! All they have to do is email: assistant@treepetts.co.uk with their name, contact number, where they are based and a photo if they have one. We will then get back to them to share a little more info regarding the campaign. Or a family member or friend may get in contact on their behalf with their permission.

We have created a flyer with all of the info (Flyer is attached), so would be wonderful if you would be able to share this with anyone you know or your contacts/social media.

We are up against time, so would be very grateful if anyone is interested could try to contact us this week. Please see flyer here

Saturdays Get Togethers

I have now secured the upstairs bar at HQ Sports Pavilion for our next two Saturday morning get-togethers – 10:30hrs start so please note dates in your diaries as would be great to get a few more attending the next ones.

7th December; the speaker will be Paul Clancy who will be entertaining us with magic. If you haven’t seen Paul perform before he is captivating to watch and a skilled member of the magic circle. This will be an enjoyable show so please make every effort to come along and I may well provide mince pies for this meeting.

15th February; a couple of people have already offered to speak and depending on availability the next speaker will be decided at the Dec meeting. If anyone else has any interesting hobbies/stories they would like to speak about then please let Peter Sharp know (email here) roughly how long you would like to speak for and he will compile a list for future get-togethers.

The Great British Bake Off – Series 11 Contestants wanted

All you budding bakers out there please see attached flyer here if you are interested in participating

NARPO – FREE – Villas and Apartments

I am unsure if you are aware but thanks to a generous Narpo supporter there are some apartments and Villas that you can rent free of charge in Vienna and Italy https://www.narpo.org/leisure/holidays-travel/narpo-properties/

That’s all for now, any queries/enquiries/welfare support required please contact me at Sue Heaton 😃

Sue Heaton

Secretary NARPO
Chelmsford Branch

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12th October Get Together Update and Future Dates

Just to update you with the get together that was held on 12th October at HQ. It was a very enjoyable morning with Peter giving a talk and members chatting and sharing stories with old colleagues. I was very pleased to see 19 members in attendance and we are actively planning future meetings.

The next meeting is planned for 7th December 10:30hrs where Paul Clancy who is a member of The Magic Circle will be talking about his interest and performing magic. I must admit I have seen him perform before and was fascinated at how skilful he is, this will be a very good event to attend.

I am just awaiting confirmation of the venue but am hoping it will be HQ so please save the date and let’s increase the group. We are then planning for 8th or 15th February date to be confirmed.

From Chairman Bob Good :-

As many of you will know, the original idea came from our member Peter Sharp. Your Committee supported the proposal and we had an enjoyable couple of hours reminiscing with friends and colleagues. Thank you to Peter, thank you to Sue, who made the arrangements, and a big thank you to everyone else who was able to attend. Please tell your friends so that we can do even better next time.

To allow our Branch Secretary to concentrate on her primary role, your Committee is keen to recruit a ‘Social Secretary’ to take on the coordinating role for future events of this nature. The successful candidate would be co-opted onto our committee, pending the next AGM. If you are interested in this voluntary role and have a few hours to spare each month, please contact Sue or me for an informal chat.

Travel Insurance

A word of advice which I have been asked to bring to your attention by one of our members using EP Travel Insurance.

If you make a claim ensure you read the small print for your entitlement. We were recently delayed for 24 hrs on our flight to USA and when I claimed they originally only paid up for one person. I queried this and told them there are two of us and they agreed to pay out for both of us.

I also told them that we had claimed for our accommodation loss and excursion loss and we were told originally that we were not covered but I pressed the matter quoting their policy and in the end they paid out. Just a word of advice for members to check their claim.

Job Opportunities Associates College of Policing

The college of Policing are currently advertising for question writers for the national examinations. For the question writing role, they would be looking for recently retired people who are Inspector qualified or above who would have an interest in learning question writing skills and joining the associate bank. The closing date for this vacancy is 1st November 2019. The advert and details of how to apply can be found on the associate pages of their website:

Link

There are also some other associate vacancies that may be of interest including invigilator roles at the exams, and assessors for the recruit assessment centres.

Pension Modification

I recently had one of our members contact me regarding a letter they had received in respect of pension modification and a reduction in their pension now they will be receiving the state pension. I just wanted to make other members aware, this appears to affect people who joined before 1980.

A full explanation can be found on NARPO website at: Link

Obviously the figures contained in the document are historic and need increasing in line with pension increases.

EPSA – Essex Police Sports Association

There are many advantages of becoming a member of EPSA if you are not already a member and its only £4.00 a month

Please see here for details

Police Life

Please find the latest edition of Police Life here

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Warner Leisure Hotels

October Specials 2019

 
When booking these late offers, please ring the hotline on 0333 202 0304* quoting code MEDWAYLATES
Click here for offers where you don’t have to travel within the next few days of booking

NARPO Chelmsford Weekly Update 18th Oct ’19
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

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