NARPO Chelmsford Weekly Update 23rd Sep ’19

NARPO Chelmsford Weekly Update 30th Nov ’19

Dear Members,

ts that time of the week again, not too much to report so a relatively short weekly news, however, you have the December quarterly newsletter to look forward to which I will circulate in a few days.

Christmas ‘Get Together’ Next Saturday 7th December

TAs you are aware I have been promoting the get together which is due to take place at 1030hrs next Saturday in the Upstairs bar at The Sports Pavilion at HQ. At the moment few members have expressed an interest in attending, and I would urge you to come along (With your partner/spouse/friend) to make this an enjoyable and fun morning with some great entertainment from our own magician Paul Clancy.

Even if you can only attend for part of the session please come along, to chat with your old colleagues and swap stories, if you are intending coming please email me at for catering purposes.

However if it gets to 7th Dec and you haven’t registered an interest but find you are free please turn up 😃

Essex Emergency Services Christmas Carol Service 18th December

Essex Emergency Services Christmas Carol Service will be held at 7pm on Wednesday 18th December at All Saints Church, Springfield Green, Chelmsford. Refreshments will be available afterwards. Members and their families are welcome please see link here for details.

The Real Prime Suspect Series 2

If anyone has knowledge of the cases listed and interested in taking part, please contact the Assistant Producer direct.

Request for contributors for upcoming documentary series 2

Later Life Ambitions launch General Election Toolkit

Later Life Ambitions brings together the collective voices of over a quarter of a million pensioners through the National Federation of Occupational Pensioners, the Civil Service Pensioners’ Alliance, and us the National Association of Retired Police Officers. As a collective, we have ambitious aspirations for the next generation of pensioners. From fair pensions to safe and sustainable care services, and from accessible housing to regular bus services to promote independence, we require bold and forward-looking action from our political leaders. With your support, we want to change the terms of the debate – to focus on the ambitions of pensioners rather than the perceived ‘costs’ to the rest of society. So we urge you to join us in calling for an aspirational and ambitious future for those in later life.

Making your voice heard

We are encouraging all our members to personally contact their local candidates and ask them to commit to giving older people the best chance to live fulfilling later lives.

To do this a toolkit has been created by LLA to support members to engage with local candidates in the election, including guidance on how to find out who your local candidates are, how to contact them and what to say. It has been designed to be as simple as possible, because it is important for everyone to have their voice heard, regardless of experience or ability. Please click on the link below to download the toolkit.


Local Candidate Template Letter as referenced in the Toolkit document above.

Please note you will need Microsoft Word or similar to open these files.

Essex Police current issues

Please find below a link to The Federation website to give an indication of some of the local Federation issues in our Branch/Force area

Federation website

Recent Scam be Aware

One of our members recently received an email, straight to their junk folder, purporting to be from TV Licensing. It was addressed to their email address but the word licence was incorrectly spelt. Also, the date was the American style, 11/22/2019. It did have quite a convincing logo, however.

The email advised the member that their payment had failed, thus the licence had expired and they wanted bank details. They checked, and the direct debit had been collected on 1st November as usual.

They have advised their bank and brought it to the attention of TV Licensing but wanted me to bring it to your attention to ensure you are observant and vigilant at this busy time and don’t fall for this or any other scam.

I think that’s all for now, hope you are all keeping well and I will be in touch in the next few days with your December newsletter.

Sue Heaton

Secretary NARPO
Chelmsford Branch

NARPO Chelmsford Weekly Update 30th Nov ’19