Good morning, and a happy new year to all members and family.
Christmas Lunch photos -
Swansea Police Halberdiers - I am writing an article on the history of the Swansea Police Halberdiers for the police museum at Bridgend. Would you be kind enough to circulate a request for photographs or newspaper cuttings relating to the Halberdiers. All articles sent to me by post will be returned. My home telephone number is 01792 893034. Many Thanks Glynne James
Social Events page has just been updated - Please click here to view details regarding Christmas Shopping Trip and of course our Christmas Dinner.
Coffee Mornings - continue to be well supported. Reminder that our last Coffee Morning for this year will be held next Friday 17th November 2017 at Tapestri ( Old CPS)from 10.30am to 12noon
In addition to free coffee/tea/ biscuits you can be assured that during the session we will sort Swansea City AFC/ Ospreys and Wales Rugby problems and perhaps get some good advice for Theresa May on her Brexit difficulties! Bryon
Because of Christmas commitments there is no December coffee morning so we resume in 2018 on the 3rd Friday of each calendar month so your next dates are 19th January, 16th February and 16th March 2018.
Website/Newsletters by Email - our rolling programme on this is progressing well but it is vital that we have your correct email addresses. If you are not yet receiving your copy of the news letter by Email only and you wish to change to that method, then send Phil Taylor an Email to email@example.com and he will arrange it. This saves us postage costs and gives you a much better presentation in colour etc.
New Members - welcome to Leighton Anthony – Clare Bruce-Lloyd-Jane Mackay Tom Ward and Lynne Brown
Brian is now home from hospital. However he still has many different health problems and has to visit Morriston Hospital every couple of days for Dialysis regarding his failed kidneys. He is unable to walk properly and had two falls whilst in hospital. On the brighter side I also spoke to Brian who despite everything sounded his usual cheerful self- he knew who I was and thanked me for the call. Brian and June would welcome any calls from colleagues at 01792 299762.
17th Dec - Pat, wife of member Phil Morgan suffered a fractured sternum as a result of a loose dog running into and knocking her over in Dunvant Park last week- she was in hospital for 2-3 days but is now home but in considerable discomfort.
16th Dec - Retired Superintendent Alan Clark has suffered a stroke and is being cared for at the strike ward at Morriston Hospital. (Ward F)
10th December - Rod Williams from Clydach was been admitted to Morriston Hospital on Thursday the December. Appears he is in a bad way.
30th Nov. Our member Dave Brewer has been recently detained for 8 days in Singleton Hospital being treated for a suspected heart problem. It fortunately transpired that he had incurred a very severe chest infection and he is now on the mend.
25th November - Grey Phillips has recently been involved in an accident and is currently detained in AMU Ward Morriston Hospital for monitoring following his injuries which are not life threatening.
If you know of a member's special birthday, anniversary or admittance to Hospital, please inform Bryon Tucker (Welfare Officer) We rely on all of you for updates. Thank you.
Narpo Subscription 2018 - The annual reporting of the CPI, published for September 2017 confirms that the annual percentage increase for police pensions 2018 will be 3% (previously 1%).
As from the 1st January 2018 the minimum subscription will be £20.64 (previously £20.04), this amounts to £1.72 per month (previously £1.67).
Your precept rate, which is currently 40%, is payable on your total Branch Members not including spouse or widow members.
This breaks down as : Precept (40%) £8.26 (previously £8.02) – Branch (60%) £12.38 (previously £12.02) – total subscription £20.64 (previously £20.04).
As per Rule 11 (3) the figure of £20.64 (Minimum Subscription) will be the base figure used to calculate any increase for 2019.
The membership figures we hold at the end of December 2017 will be the figures used to calculate your precept for 2018.
Committee next meeting will be on Mon 22nd January 2018. Please contact any Committee Member or the Secretary Phil Taylor on Tel: 01792 842378 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know if you want any issue raised.
Thank You for your interest during 2017 a year in which our Swansea Branch Membership has reached an all-time high of 544 which obviously increases our administrative workload but we do not mind that as it is encouraging for us to know that the interest is there and the Branch has a secure future.
Social Matters - Again thanks to those of you who support our various functions-
Have a lovely Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year
Would you like to join us? It's very informal and if you fancy joining, please do feel free to come along on the night with no obligation!
Website appeal - Our Website continues to flourish, is well visited and complemented by our Facebook page 'Swansea Narpo'. We are confident though there must be many photographs and interesting/amusing anecdotes from 'your time in the job'. So, please do feel free to contribute and get in touch - you can of course remain anonymous if you so wish! We also welcome any suggestions you may have for improving 'your' website.
Difficulty opening our Newsletters - We are aware that some of you may still be experiencing problems when opening Newsletters. The Newsletter is created using Microsoft Word but not everyone has this program installed, so to get around this issue, the document is sent out as a PDF file which can then be opened and read using the FREE program Adobe Acrobat Reader. Be very careful though when about to install because the 'optional offer' boxes are already ticked. To disable, just untick the 2 boxes before installing. We hope this clarifies things but of course should you have further questions then please feel free to contact us.
The Policeman who ended the war.
POLICE SPORT UK. BOWLS
Can I ask members and I know there are many who play Bowls, who would be interested in taking part to contact me on 01443671127, or email at email@example.com. At this stage I am enquiring about interest only as costing will have to be calculated in liaison with Police Sport NI .Police Sport South Wales have assisted their members in this matter in the past.
Force Memorial Garden - HQ
|Travel Services Offered - Hi, my name is Christina and I’m a Travel Counsellor In my ‘former life’ I was a Police Officer for 13 years in South Wales. In 2014, my husband Andy retired from South Wales Police and we bought a round the world ticket and went exploring for a year. On our return, we decided I should set up my own business doing what I love and bought a franchise in Travel Counsellors.
You can read about all I have offer right here...
8th Feb 2017
Now for the 'boring small print' - It's a closed group and we have the following ground rules:
Our ground rules - This Facebook page is open for all to view, Membership is restricted to retired and serving officers, and support staff, their relatives, close friends, and any member of the greater Police family. It aims to keep us all in touch with each other and to share news, views and events. Please keep it light-hearted. Any unsuitable comments/derogatory/character assassinations etc will be deleted.
Friends can only add new members with Admin approval. We have already had several requests from people wishing to become members who have been unable to justify their connection to the Police family, and they have been rejected. Also, please, no business advertising is allowed; there are already opportunities on our website to advertise for a small cost, on an annual basis which includes an entry in our quarterly newsletter.
If you are a member please do not hesitate to post any news, events or anecdotes that you would like to share with ex colleagues. We also welcome photographs for this Facebook page and our website, helping to keep everything fresh and interesting. Thank you all for your support and submitions to date. It's very much appreciated, thank you.
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