NARPO Chelmsford Weekly Update 08 March 2020

NARPO Chelmsford Weekly Update 08 March 2020

NARPO Chelmsford Weekly Update 23rd Sep ’19

Dear Members,

 

Our Branch website is at www.narpo.org/branches/chelmsford
You will find lots of information about the Branch including the latest newsletters and updates as well as details of forthcoming events. You can also link to the main NARPO site which has a wide range of useful information.

Reminder – 2020 Subscriptions are now due

Please see below message from our treasurer Andy Drane:

Many thanks to those of you who have already paid.

The minimum annual subscription is set by the NARPO National Executive Committee and is adjusted each January at the same rate as police pensions. For 2020, this is an increase of 1.7% to £21.48 (£21.12 in 2019). Chelmsford branch levies no more than this minimum amount.

If you pay by monthly deductions from your Essex Police pension, you need take no action as these have been adjusted automatically to £1.79 (previously £1.76). If you do not pay in this way, the whole amount of £21.48 is now due.

The preferred method of payment is via BACS (bank transfer) to the following account: NARPO (Chelmsford) sort code 30-91-85 account number 01268114 quoting your initials and surname as the reference.

If you prefer to pay by cheque, please email Andy Drane for details of where to send it.

Please note that NO subscription is due from those members who are Life, spouse, widow or widower members or those members whose primary membership is with another branch.

NARPO Chelmsford Weekly Update 08 March 2020

Simply Stride Masterclass 6th June

As you are aware I have been liaising with Karen Turrell founder of Simply Stride who gave a brief presentation regarding her company at our last get together.

I am pleased to say the committee have agreed to fund a masterclass which will give you a great opportunity to see the work this company offers and make a decision thereafter if you wish to attend further sessions at your own expense. You do not need any equipment etc. to attend the class which we are intending running from 1200-1300hrs following our morning get together at HQ on 6th June.

So please come along and try this FREE class out I am sure you will find it worthwhile and beneficial to your wellbeing. You do not have to attend the get together that morning if you don’t want to and can just turn up at 1200hrs following our meeting to take part in the class. The class can take 30 people which will be on a first come basis, so if you wish to take part please email me at Sue Heaton to secure your place.

Please see attached invite to this event here

Essex Police Returner Scheme

Please find attached information relating to retired officers re-joining Essex Police. In basic terms, you would need to have retired in the last 2 years. In addition, if you are successful in re-joining, pensions are abated and you are paid a salary. The only part of pension payable would be if previously in receipt of housing allowance and you would only get SE allowance on return. You are granted the difference in pension so you do not suffer a loss. Effectively, you would work for the difference between your current pension and salary. Details of the scheme can be found here with a list of FAQs here.

If you require any further information, please contact Essex Police HR.

The OFF BEAT POST February 2020 Edition

Please see the latest newsletter from retired Southend Branch member Bob Craven here

Living Kidney Donor Appeal

 
Please see attached appeal from a member in Leeds Branch:
 
I am writing in my capacity of Secretary of the Leeds Branch of NARPO (National Association of Retired Police Officers).
 
The following is an Appeal from a Leeds member’s son who is living in Australia:
 
All is not as it seems… This has been an incredibly hard one for me to come to terms with. Late last year I was diagnosed with stage 5 chronic kidney disease. Both of my kidneys have pretty much failed and I’m now weeks away from needing to go on dialysis.
 
For months and months I just assumed I was getting old, the tiredness, aches, pains, shortness of breath, I just thought “being mid 30’s really sucks”, but little did I know I was running on 14% kidney function and this has recently that’s dropped down to 10%.
 
Having just welcomed into the world my beautiful son Robin, this couldn’t have come at a worse time. The fear of not being able to provide and support my family is something that eats away at me every day. I have been guilty of letting this get the better of me, and I have been carrying a grey cloud over my head for weeks now!
 
Living here in Australia as a temporary resident has created its own problems, especially with regards to our long-term outlook on being able to stay here. Apparently, they aren’t too keen on immigrants with health issues.
 
Kidney disease is a pretty bleak illness; often with no known cause and worse still no cure. Unlike other organs in the body, the kidney cannot regenerate. Long story short, once they are damaged there is no healing them.
 
So, a transplant is the only long-term solution.
 
Now usually people turn to family for transplant donors but as many of you might know, I have a very small family that consists of my dad who is nearly 80 years old and my sister. Unfortunately, my mother passed away when I was 16. I am adopted, which means I don’t have much of a lineage to call upon.
 
My sister has offered to come forward as a donor, for which I am unbelievably thankful; however, she has her own family with 4 kids which presents its own challenges. We are going through the necessary tests and matching but nothing is guaranteed.
 
So, this leaves me in a very desperate situation. With less than 4 months left until our visa expires, our hopes of getting a new visa without having completed a successful transplant means we will face deportation and I will most likely lose my job, home and livelihood.
 
Why am I telling you all this?… well, in the hope that someone with a compassionate, generous and loving heart will read this and come forward.
 
This is, without doubt, the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do and just putting these words down, means I must finally admit to myself, the reality of the situation.
 
I don’t take lightly the magnitude of what I am asking, but neither do I take lightly likelihood of not seeing my 40th birthday without a transplant.
 
If nothing else I want to raise your awareness to kidney disease; it almost always creeps up on people with little or no symptoms until it’s too late.
 
I’ve learned, you never know what someone is going on behind closed doors. Everything can appear perfect, but in reality; they are battling for their life, each day; so be kind wherever you can! ❤
 
If you feel it in your heart that you may wish to help me, please reach out 🙏
 
The family are willing to fund FULL COSTS e.g. airfare, full medical costs, loss of income, subsequent accommodation and living expenses for as long as it takes for full recovery for travel purposes.
 
Please feel free to share this as far and wide as possible as I feel there is someone out there who is waiting to help this young man.
 
If anyone wishes to respond to this appeal, please contact me
 
Tel: +44 (0)779 186 4260
 
or Email: leedsnarpo@gmail.com
 
Kindest Regards
 

John Birkenshaw

 

(Leeds NARPO – Secretary)
National Association Of Retired Police Officers
Leeds & District Branch

AGE UK Social Care Petition

Please find the following link to the AGE UK social care petition https://www.ageuk.org.uk/our-impact/campaigning/care-in-crisis/

They have asked if we would share this online link with partner organisations, including NARPO

There is the opportunity to write into Freepost, Age UK Campaigns. Please send these in by 19th March

AGE UK will hand the petition into Number 10 on 23rd March.

Budget Day Survey

Later Life Ambitions members survey – the Budget

What would you do you like to see in the Chancellor’s forthcoming Budget on March 11th?

NARPO is a Member of Later Life Ambitions and we are asking our members to fill out this short survey to tell us what issues older people would like the Government to prioritise.

Fill in the survey here:

Survey Monkey

BBC One – VE Day 75

Please see the following request from the BBC:

BBC One are broadcasting a special programme celebrating VE Day 75 on May 8th.

We’re looking for as many people as possible to speak to about their memories of the Second World War. At this point, we’re collecting stories and also getting an idea of who might like to talk to the BBC, either at their home beforehand, or live in the studio on the day.

This could be you, or perhaps if you have a relative/neighbour/friend who lived through the war.

We’ll be speaking to veterans up until the end of March and we’ll be filming until the end of April (though the earlier the better!)

I’m on jess.dawson@bbc.co.uk and +44 (0)3030 826 115 is my number.

That’s all for now , have a good week.

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 08 March 2020

NARPO Chelmsford Branch Newsletter March 2020

NARPO Chelmsford Branch Newsletter March 2020

NARPO Chelmsford Branch Newsletter March 2020

Dear Member,

 

As you read this, we are already well into 2020 and I hope you are continuing to enjoy your retirement, or perhaps new work after retirement from policing!

Our Welfare Officers and other Committee members continue to support our former police colleagues and their widows\widowers in their time of need. This is a really worthwhile part of our work and on your behalf, I would like to thank everyone for their support. If you know of someone who may be in need of assistance, please let us know.
Tim Stokes, Anne Walker and Brian Ladd have taken the lead in arranging our Coffee Morning for widows and widowers (and their immediate families), 1030 hours on Saturday 21 March at the Sports Pavilion, St. Margaret’s Road, Chelmsford, CM2 6DT. If you would like to attend, please contact Tim at: timstokes0890@hotmail.co.uk

To date, we have hosted three Saturday Morning Get Togethers, for all members, under the guidance of Peter Sharp. These meetings are proving to be successful and it’s a great opportunity to meet old friends and former colleagues. Why not pop in for a cup of tea or coffee? There is plenty of parking available at weekends. The next one is scheduled for 1030 – 1300 hours on Saturday 4 April, also at the Sports Pavilion. We anticipate our main speakers being members Geoffrey Markham QPM and Peter Sharp.

Your Branch has made significant progress in recent months in moving forward with a number of initiatives to enhance both the scope and quality of services provided for our members. We have a very active Branch Committee, all of whom work well together. To take us on to the next level we are seeking a new Committee member as our Social Secretary. The person selected would be asked to consult with members about future activities and come up with new ideas for bringing our membership together and to take the lead in organising social activities for the Branch. Subject to agreement at the next AGM, we anticipate an appropriate honorarium being made available to the successful applicant. This will be in addition to reasonable out of pocket expenses.

If you believe you can assist the Branch in this post, please contact me or our Branch Secretary, Sue Heaton: EssexChelmsford@narpo.org for an informal discussion.

Have you visited our new website yet? Please have a look at www.narpo.org/branches/chelmsford and let us know what you think.

Have you put the date of our AGM in your diaries? 2000 hours on Monday 20 April 2020 at the HQ Sports Pavilion. We look forward to seeing you there and to your participation in the work of the Branch.

Bob

Robert Good
Branch Chair

Widow/Widowers Coffee Morning 21st March 2020

We are arranging a coffee morning at the Sports Pavilion HQ on Saturday 21st March 2020 for all widows and widowers of the Chelmsford branch. Southend and Colchester branches have also been invited. This will enable members to meet new people, establish friendships and develop a support network. This invitation is for members who are widows or widowers of police officers, or retired officers who are widows or widowers, if you wish to bring a family member or friend please do so. The first meeting will be very informal and hosted by NARPO committee member Anne WALKER who is a police widow herself.

We appreciate that the loss of a loved one can be very traumatic and stressful, and we hope that by setting up, and supporting a group such as this, it will enable people to make new friends and share experiences.

This is a free event and tea, coffee, soft drinks and cake and biscuits will be supplied.

If you would like to come along to our first event, there is ample parking at the venue and if you are dropped off your driver is very welcome to come in for refreshments. If you have problems with transportation, please do not hesitate to contact either Tim STOKES or Anne WALKER, on 07540 497344 or timstokes0890@hotmail.co.uk who will see what arrangements can be made to get you to the venue.

We hope that this will just be the start of this type of event, and we look forward to seeing you on Saturday 21st March 2020 at 10:30 to 13:00. At Essex Police Sports Pavilion Police HQ Chelmsford CM26DT.

The venue is friendly to those who have difficulty with mobility, with washroom and other facilities all on the ground floor.

In order that we can ascertain numbers, we would be grateful if you could advise Anne or Tim if you are coming on the above number or email address.

Endellion String Quartet

FINAL CONCERTS

Thursday, 16 July (FINAL CONCERT)

Haydn – String Quartet in G Op.76 No.1 (replacing Op.20 No.6) Bartók – String Quartet No.3

Beethoven – String Quartet in E flat Op.127

Haydn, Bartók and Beethoven have formed the backbone of the Endellion’s repertoire since its formation in 1979. Haydn’s Op.76 No.1 is among his greatest quartets and has long been an Endellion favourite, not least for the unsurpassed depth of feeling of its slow movement. Bartók’s

Third Quartet is his most densely compact and intense, hugely creative and communicative. Op. 127 is the first of Beethoven’s great late quartets. This one is supremely and warmly lyrical, and it exemplifies the extraordinary freedom of Beethoven’s unmatched imagination and the profundity of his feelings.

TICKETS

£40, £35, £30, £25, £18

Box Office: 020 7935 2141

Book Online: www.wigmore-hall.org.uk

Pensioners Garden Party 31st July 2020

For those who are interested in attending, I just wanted to let you know that the date for this years’

Pensioners Garden Party has been confirmed as Friday 31st July 2020. Formal notification letters will be sent at the end of February.

Anyone who wants to be added to the list please email sam.barkway@essex.police.uk

The National Stalking Helpline

Background

The National Stalking Helpline is run by Suzy Lamplugh Trust. Suzy Lamplugh Trust is the UK’s pioneering personal safety charity and leading stalking authority, established in 1986 following the disappearance of 25-year-old Suzy Lamplugh whilst at work. We work towards creating a society in which people are safer – and feel safer – from the prevalence of stalking, harassment, aggression and violence, achieved through Supporting people; Education; and Campaigning. Our stalking helpline advice and advocacy service offers support and advice to thousands of victims of stalking every year.

Helpline volunteer job description

We are looking for dedicated, enthusiastic and empathetic volunteers to respond to emails from victims of stalking. Full training will be given so previous experience in these areas is not mandatory.

Skills required:
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Empathy
  • Be able to commit to one day a week (around 6 hours) for at least 9 months
  • Be able to attend the Helpline training dates
  • Familiarity with databases is desirable
The Helpline’s opening hours are:

Monday – Friday 09:30 – 16:00 except Wednesdays when we are open 13:00 – 16:00. What support/training will you receive?
Volunteers will receive training in providing support via email, criminal and civil legislation relating to harassment and stalking, domestic violence, stalker typologies, personal safety and helpline policies and procedures. Volunteers will work alongside a Helpline Advisor every shift for support and debriefing purposes and will have regular 1-1’s for support.

What will you get in return?
  • Comprehensive training in issues surrounding stalking and harassment.
  • Making a difference by playing an active role in supporting people affected by stalking and harassment.
  • An opportunity to learn and develop valuable transferable skills.
  • Gain valuable experience in the charity sector.
  • Become part of a fast-growing and respected service.
  • Expenses will be reimbursed in line with Helpline policy.
Where are we?

We are based in Central London (due to the sensitive nature of the work we do, the location is only revealed once an applicant is successful).

Please send your CV and expression of interest to: volunteering@stalkinghelpline.org

Our Branch website is at www.narpo.org/branches/chelmsford
You will find lots of information about the Branch including the latest newsletters and updates as well as details of forthcoming events. You can also link to the main NARPO site which has a wide range of useful information.

Gary

Gary Sanderson
Newsletter and Website content editor

NARPO Chelmsford Branch Newsletter March 2020

NARPO Chelmsford Weekly Update 23rd Feb 2020

NARPO Chelmsford Weekly Update 23rd Feb 2020

NARPO Chelmsford Weekly Update 23rd Feb 2020
Our Branch website is at www.narpo.org/branches/chelmsford
You will find lots of information about the Branch including the latest newsletters and updates as well as details of forthcoming events. You can also link to the main NARPO site which has a wide range of useful information.
Dear Members

Saturday Get Togethers

I am pleased to say the Get together last Saturday went really well with approximately 20 attendees, and an interesting and entertaining talk being given by Bill Pirie.

This was followed by a presentation from Simply Stride founder Karen Turrell, we are now looking at opportunities for members to attend a Stride masterclass and further details will be circulated regarding this when available.

Everyone enjoyed catching up and we will be continuing the meetings, hoping that more members will participate.

We have now booked dates for the next two meetings, Saturday 4th April and Saturday 6th June 1030-1300hrs in the downstairs bar, Sports Pavillion, HQ, Chelmsford.

On Saturday 4th April our speaker will be Geoffrey Markham, who I am sure many of you know well.

Geoffs’ talk will be about a young Essex man killed in the First World War whose story remained undiscovered for nearly a century. It is then almost accidentally stumbled over, thoroughly researched and has since had remarkable ramifications. An Essex school and a village church in central Essex are critical stops along the way to understanding a story which, to his mind, is at least the equal of that told in the current film “1917”.

This sounds like a fascinating and interesting subject so please come along and be entertained.

Annual General Meeting

Our Annual General Meeting will take place at 2000hrs Monday 20th April at HQ, and I would encourage you all to attend this important meeting to discuss how we can improve our services over the next year.

If you would like to attend could you please email Brian Ladd at Membership Secretary so he can send you a copy of the Agenda and minutes of last years’s meeting.

Refreshments will be provided at this meeting, and it is again a great way to catch up with old colleagues and engage with your committee members.

Temple at War

One of our members has been successfully running this event for a few years now and having been I can assure you it is a fantastic day out for you, the family and grandkids.

Our member is very kindly offering a fantastic discount exclusively to Branch members.

If members use the unique code Narpo17, they will receive a 17% discount and not the standard 15% currently on offer to anyone else. Also if any members are ex-military or their friends and/or family are serving or retired military personnel they will be admitted free of charge to the show.

TEMPLE AT WAR – Military and Vintage Show – 16-17 May 2020 – Cressing Temple Barns, Witham Road, Braintree CM77 8PD

If you are looking for a 75th VE Day experience that you will not forget, join us at Temple at War 2020. We will be showcasing the best and largest Annual Living History gathering in the UK. Over 900 authentic re-enactors will gather to portray characters, scenes and displays from WW1 to present day which will be the most outstandingly brilliant interactive experience that you, your family and your friends will encounter. A lifetime event that you will want to return to every year.

For 2020, we are thrilled to welcome Celebrity appearances from Officer Crabtree from the hit TV show ‘Allo, Allo!”and Bad Lads Army Corporal Nauyokas who will be amongst the spectacular onstage entertainment, not forgetting the 1940’s music and dance. Of course, It just wouldn’t be Temple at War without the explosive full battle displays and spontaneous interactive character that you will encounter throughout the whole day.

Experience the atmospheric Woodland Encampments. Take part in drill practice with a Company of WW1 Soldiers. Deactivate a WW2 Bomb. Watch the tense and thrilling battles throughout the weekend complete with explosive pyrotechnic effects. Join the Home Guard parade or Mystery Soviet Spy Hunt. Learn about the thousands of items and artefact displays and talk to enthusiasts showcasing their wealth of knowledge on the clothing, collectibles, weapons, spectacular vehicles and equipment from the eras exhibited. Temple at War really is a full day out for all the family.

Top your day off by browsing the wide range of Vintage and Militaria trade stands as well as some of the best high-quality Food Stalls around whilst supporting nominated National and Local Military Charities.

No other military show has the unique signature attractions that have been built exclusively by Temple at War over the past years.

Temple at War is a fantastic opportunity for everyone to share their enthusiasm, knowledge and expertise in a family-friendly and safe environment. From the moment you arrive to the very last minute, whether you chose a day out or the whole weekend experience, Temple at War is packed full of 100% enactment. You will want to come back for more! Check out our Facebook ratings and genuine feedback and we look forward to welcoming you to the show.

Please find link here to the show leaflet

Memorial Service John Blyde 2nd May 2020

I have already circulated details regarding this memorial day but please see the official circulation from Essex Police here

Request for Research Participants (Retired SIO’s)

Sophie Getley is a serving Police Sergeant with Norfolk Constabulary and is seeking a small number of retired SIO’s to participate in research for her Masters Dissertation with the University of Portsmouth.

Please see details from Sophie below :-

Study Title: Boxed In: Cognitive Bias and Heuristics in Unsolved Homicide Investigations
Name of Researcher: Sophie Getley email: up909537@port.ac.uk

I am a Master’s student at the University of Portsmouth seeking retired and former SIO’s to participate in a research study.

The study will explore the critical differences in detective’s decision making during complex investigations, specifically between historic and live enquiries. This study will examine the potential influence that bias and heuristics may have on the review process and re-examination of unsolved homicides and identify ways in which these factors can be minimised. I am conducting this research for my MSc in Criminology & Criminal Psychology at the University of Portsmouth. The aim of this study is to develop evidence-based research to better understand the unique factors affecting decision making in homicide investigation and reviews.

If you take part in this study you will be committing a total of approximately 1.5 hours of your time to read and think about a case study and then to take part in a semi-structured interview via skype in relation to your thoughts and decision making related to that case study.

If you are interested in participating, please contact me on the email address given above, I will then provide you will a further information sheet and consent form and be available to answer any queries you may have. Participation is entirely voluntary and should you decide having received further information you do not wish to take part, I will not contact you further.

With thanks for your interest,

Sophie Getley

Lawnmower Servicing

One of our members has recently used this service and was very impressed, asking me to circulate for your information.

EHM Essex Horticultural Machinery at Lower Barn Farm, Round Bush Road, Mundon, CM9 6NN .

Very reasonably priced, a lot cheaper than Doe’s at Maldon, and will carry out the service while you wait. He also does a collect and return service for a fee.

His phone number is 01621 850 905/07962 395 251. Doe’s at Maldon quoted £139. Cost here was £50 for spark plug and carb cleaned.

Bob Cravens January 2020 Edition – The Off Beat Post

Bob Craven from Southend Branch has asked me to circulate The Off Beat Post which he writes and you may find of interest. Please see link here

Southend NARPO Newsletter Trips

Please see newsletter and trips here

Police Care UK are looking for volunteers

Police Care UK is itself a regeneration of The Police Dependants Trust, and it operates to assist both serving and retired police officers or police staff, (or their immediate families) across all UK police forces. It provides emotional, practical, and financial assistance to individuals within the police family who have been harmed as a result of policing, and are in crisis. It is an entirely independent organisation, and we do not share any personal information with anyone.

They are supported in there work and assisted greatly by fantastic volunteers;

  • Champions; Who would advise others that Police Care UK exist, and what we do.
  • Ambassadors; Who would be a point of contact for others, and perhaps attend meetings or conferences to represent Police Care UK.
  • Support Volunteers; Who would typically assist potential beneficiaries who have requested assistance on behalf of Police Care UK, and are in need.

More details, and the registration form can be found here

That’s all for now, keep well

Sue Heaton

Secretary NARPO
Chelmsford Branch

If you have any suggestions or items you wish me to include in newsletters, then please forward to me at Sue Heaton 😃

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Our Branch website is at NARPO Chelmsford
You will find lots of information about the Branch including the latest newsletters and updates as well as details of forthcoming events. You can also link to the main NARPO site which has a wide range of useful information.
Dear Members,

Saturday 15th February “Get Together”

All, a final reminder regarding the get together this Saturday which will be held in the downstairs bar at Essex Police Sports Pavillion HQ between 1030 and 1300hrs. Bill Pirie will be talking about his life, and I am sure he will have some interesting stories. Also, a presentation will be made by Karen Tunstill from Simply Stride regarding the course she is offering to members.

Access will be easier as it is in the downstairs bar, so would encourage any members who have not previously attended due to the stairs and mobility issues to come along and join us.

Refreshments will be provided so please pop along and see your old colleagues and have a cuppa and a catch-up, be great to see some new faces.

The next one is being arranged for 4th April so please save the date.

Branch AGM – Monday 20th April 2000hrs HQ Sports Pavillion

In the past, the attendance of members has been low at our Branch AGM. This is the most important meeting of the year where you can attend and find out what NARPO has been doing on your behalf, as well as provide any thoughts you have on how we can improve or suggest initiatives you may wish us to progress.

As you are aware in my first year as secretary I have been trying to encourage members to participate in various activities we are arranging and the feedback we have had from attendees so far has been good.

I would, therefore, encourage as many of you who are available to attend the above meeting. We have over 350 members and would be great to see a good turnout at this important meeting.

Refreshments will be provided.

Curry Night

I have been asked by one of our members on behalf of the Mayor of Chelmsford to circulate the attached flyer for a social event he is holding to raise money for his charity, Parkinson’s UK (Chelmsford Branch).

The event is a Curry evening at Indian Nights Restaurant in Widford on Monday 23rd March and consists of a banquet-style meal including Poppadoms, Starters, Mains and Side dishes (dietary needs can be catered for). There will also be entertainment from Asha-Louise Laurence, the wonderful Jazz and Blues singer that has supported the Mayor for a number of years and a close-up magician will tour the tables.

If you book a table with friends you will have your own table so its a great chance for our members to get together for a social evening whilst supporting a great charity.

Please contact Jon de Vries directly to book a table or if there is just two of you, to ask to join with another table.

Jon can be emailed here or telephoned here

Please see flyer here.

Southend Narpo Branch – newsletter and trips

Please see Southend Narpos newsletter and trips here

Welfare Survey

I have been asked to circulate the below by Narpo HQ in respect of the recent wellbeing factsheets I circulated in a newsletter. Please try to find time to complete this short survey . This will further inform their Welfare information and requirements for Branches and Welfare Officers.

Please find the link to the survey here

UK Police Memorial and Police Roll Of Honour Trust

I thought you may be interested to know that the UK Police Memorial have now got a live website recognising fallen colleagues and the Police Roll of Honour Trust have rebranded and updated their website. Both sites are excellent tributes to our fallen colleagues and deserve our support.

Please find link to digital memorial here and Roll of Honour here

Hanson Mortgage Brokers – Complimentary Mortgage Payment Check

Please see here for further details

Timeout2Enjoy

Please find the latest offers here

Life Series

Please find the latest issue of Police Life magazine here

That’s all for the time being, take care.

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 News Update 13th Feb 2020

Amazon Prime Membership Scam

Amazon Prime Membership Scam

Amazon Prime Membership Scam

Dear Member,

 

One of our members received this yesterday and wanted to bring it to your attention so you don’t get caught out

Yesterday I received an email confirming my order that day for Platinum Prime at a cost of £79.80. The email went on to advise me that if I wanted to cancel the order I had 24 hours and should use the link provided. That link took me to a screen which mirrored the Amazon Prime log in screen and invited me to log in. I didn’t log in as I know that Amazon never asks you to contact them about your account or orders by using a link in an email.

 

If I had logged in then the scammers would have captured those details.

 

I forwarded the email to Amazon and deleted it.

 

 

Sue

Sue Heaton
Branch Secretary

email: Sue Heaton

Amazon Prime Membership Scam

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Our Branch website is at www.narpo.org/branches/chelmsford. You will find lots of information about the Branch including the latest newsletters and updates as well as details of forthcoming events. You can also link to the main NARPO site which has a wide range of useful information.
Dear Members,

I hope you are all keeping well, please note I will be on holiday from 26th January until 12th February so will not be able to send the next news update until after then, and will be unable to answer any emails. If urgent please email Robert Good our Chairman.

NARPO Chelmsford Branch – Vacancy for a Volunteer Social Secretary

Your Branch has made significant progress in recent months in moving forward with a number of initiatives to enhance both the scope and quality of services provided for our members. These include: support for the Essex Police Garden Party, Saturday morning ‘Get Togethers’, a new website and our ongoing welfare support for those in particular need. In addition, we are currently planning a Coffee Morning for our Police Widow and Widower members.

We have a very active Branch Committee, all of whom work well together. To take us on to the next level we are seeking a new Committee member as our Social Secretary. The person selected would be asked to consult with members about future activities and come up with new ideas for bringing our membership together and to take the lead in organising social activities for the Branch.

Subject to agreement at the next AGM, we anticipate an appropriate honorarium being made available to the successful applicant. This will be in addition to reasonable out of pocket expenses.

If you believe you can assist the Branch in this post please contact me or our Branch Secretary Sue Heaton for an informal discussion.

Bob

Robert Good
Branch Chair

email Robert Good

Widow/Widowers Coffee Morning 21st March 2020

We are arranging a coffee morning at the Sports Pavilion HQ on Saturday 21st March 2020 for all widows and widowers of the Chelmsford branch. Southend and Colchester branches have also been invited. This will enable members to meet new people, establish friendships and develop a support network. This invitation is for members who are widows or widowers of police officers, or retired officers who are widows or widowers, if you wish to bring a family member or friend please do so. The first meeting will be very informal and hosted by NARPO committee member Anne WALKER who is a police widow herself.

We appreciate that the loss of a loved one can be very traumatic and stressful, and we hope that by setting up, and supporting a group such as this, it will enable people to make new friends and share experiences.

This is a free event and tea, coffee, soft drinks and cake and biscuits will be supplied.

If you would like to come along to our first event, there is ample parking at the venue and if you are dropped off your driver is very welcome to come in for refreshments. If you have problems with transportation, please do not hesitate to contact either Tim STOKES or Anne WALKER, on 07540 497344 or email Tim Stokes who will see what arrangements can be made to get you to the venue.

We hope that this will just be the start of this type of event, and we look forward to seeing you on Saturday 21st March 2020 at 10:30 to 13:00. At Essex Police Sports Pavilion Police HQ Chelmsford CM26DT.

The venue is friendly to those who have difficulty with mobility, with washroom and other facilities all on the ground floor.

In order that we can ascertain numbers, we would be grateful if you could advise Anne or Tim if you are coming on the above number or email address.

Welfare Visits Required

Mike Humberstone one of our members who retired in 1987 has recently been diagnosed with dementia and has been placed in a nursing home in Heybridge. His daughter has asked if any of his ex-colleagues may be able to visit him.

If you know Mike and would be willing to visit him please contact Tim Stokes who is in contact with his daughter.

Endellion String Quartet

Final Concerts

Wednesday, 12 February

Beethoven – String Quartet in G Op.18 No.2 (replacing Op.18 No.6)

Bartók – String Quartet No.6

Mendelssohn – String Quartet No.4 in E minor Op.44 No.2

Beethoven’s String Quartet Op.18 No.2 is fresh, imaginative and affectionate and its Finale is full of playful high spirits. Bartók’s highly expressive and striking last quartet was one of the first pieces in the Endellion’s repertoire. Mendelssohn’s E minor quartet veers between extreme turbulence and captivating lyricism and includes a delightful Scherzo in his unique Midsummer Night’s Dream style.

Thursday, 16 July (Final Concert)

Haydn – String Quartet in G Op.76 No.1 (replacing Op.20 No.6)

Bartók – String Quartet No.3

Beethoven – String Quartet in E flat Op.127

Haydn, Bartók and Beethoven have formed the backbone of the Endellion’s repertoire since its formation in 1979. Haydn’s Op.76 No.1 is among his greatest quartets and has long been an Endellion favourite, not least for the unsurpassed depth of feeling of its slow movement. Bartók’s Third Quartet is his most densely compact and intense, hugely creative and communicative. Op. 127 is the first of Beethoven’s great late quartets. This one is supremely and warmly lyrical, and it exemplifies the extraordinary freedom of Beethoven’s unmatched imagination and the profundity of his feelings.

Tickets

£40, £35, £30, £25, £18

Box Office: 020 7935 2141

Book Online: www.wigmore-hall.org.uk

Pensioners Garden Party 31st July 2020

For those who are interested in attending, I just wanted to let you know that the date for this years’ Pensioners Garden Party has been confirmed as Friday 31st July 2020.

Formal notification letters will be sent at the end of February.

Anyone who wants to be added to the list please email sam.barkway@essex.police.uk

Life Series

Please see link to your latest copy of Police Life here

Police Voice Offers

Please see link to your latest copy of Police Life here

Hunted – Channel 4

Please see below and flyer here

Hello Essex NARPO,

I hope you don’t mind me getting in touch. I am a TV Assistant Producer working on Channel 4’s BAFTA-nominated television series Hunted and I was hoping to have a brief chat with you about the program. I am very happy to speak to you on the phone, so please feel free to call me on 0207 483 6628.

Hunted asks ordinary members of the public to turn fugitive and go on the run across a number of weeks. The fugitives are pursued across the UK by an elite team of expert hunters drawn from a variety of professional backgrounds including police, military, intelligence and security.

To find out more about the series, you can take a look on the Channel 4 website – Hunted

We’re looking for onscreen experts to form part of our hunter team. Over all our series, we have had a number of serving and former police officers take part. For example, our series consultant Kevin O’Leary is a former Detective Chief Superintendent with the Met. We have also had a former Detective Inspector, Chief Superintendent as well as a current Detective Sergeant with Kent police.

I would be very grateful if you could circulate our flyer (attached) and recommend members of your NARPO organisation who you think may be interested.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Many thanks,

Molly

Molly Elmes

Assistant Producer

Shine TV

Email: Molly

0207 483 6628

Monster Films – TV Contributors Needed

Please see the below request, which may be of interest

If anyone is interested in taking part, please contact the Assistant Producer direct.

This is also on our website-

https://www.narpo.org/category/notices/

That’s all for now, hope to see lots of you at the “get together” 10:30hrs, HQ Sports pavilion, Saturday 15th Feb to listen to what will be an entertaining presentation by Bill Pirie, and to hear from Karen (Bob Cravens daughter) re the course she is planning to offer Narpo members run by her company Simply Stride.
 

Sue

Sue Heaton
Branch Secretary

NARPO Chelmsford Branch Newsletter January 2020