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Updated 20th Sept 2017
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Loughor Town band’s annual concert, Saturday evening (16th September), at the Loughor Welfare Hall.
I am the Chairman of Loughor Town Band and we have been in being now for 23 years. We are a Registered Charity and raise money to fund ourselves and to support other charities. This year our chosen charity is ‘Maggies’., the cancer support organisation and we will be presenting them with a cheque during the concert.

There is a considerable connection between the South Wales Police and Loughor Town Band, in that 12 Town Band Players are also official Police Volunteers and play for the South Wales Police Band. In fact both Bands run a joint diary because both can’t be out at the same time. The Police Band now, almost entirely, consists of Volunteers most of whom, like me are retired Officers. Please click here to view our website

I have attached a poster with all the details of the concert. In addition entry can be paid for at the door - entry for children is free.

Kind Regards,
Phil Pinnington
11th September 2017

Force Memorial Garden - HQ

Further to the e-mail I sent you last year about the building work in HQ and more specifically the relocation of the memorial garden, I am pleased to inform you that the building work is almost complete and the new memorial garden has been redesigned and relocated to the front of the building. As mentioned previously the new garden has been designed to serve as a memorial to all officers and staff who have died in service since the creation of the South Wales Police force in 1969 and each individual will be recorded, by name, on a plaque within the garden (I have attached recent photograph’s of the garden for your information)

I have also attached a database containing the names of all our colleagues (officers and staff) who have died in service since that date, please feel free to review the information and discuss with your members.

It is our intention to rededicate the new memorial garden during the Remembrance Service on 10th November 2017, invitations concerning this event will be sent as usual in due course.

However in the meantime, please feel free to share your initial thoughts with us and to highlight any discrepancies you may notice in the list provided, I’d also be happy to help answer any questions your members may have – so please don’t hesitate to contact me by e-mail or on 07805301659

Thanks

Emma

Emma Mills MCIPD
T/Assistant Director Human Resources
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Human Resources Department/Adran Adnoddau Dynol
South Wales Police/Heddlu De Cymru
Ext 20220/07805301659

Social Events page has just been updated - Please click here to view details regarding an Afternoon Tea, Christmas Shopping Trip and of course our Christmas Dinner.

Coffee Morning - A reminder that the August Coffee Morning will take place between 10.30 am and 12 noon on Friday 18th August 2017 at the Tapestri Cafe - Old CPS.

I have a large number of old Swansea Borough "B Division" personnel photographs which I will bring along to the session for you to a have a look at.

Bryon Tucker
14th August

Our next dates are 18th August, 15th September, 20th October and 17th November 2017.  There will be no Coffee Morning in December. Facebook, website and Facebook reminders will be issued

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Police Reunion for local Retired Officers
Swansea Narpo Member -Geoff Johnson is also a member of the Swansea Branch of the Royal Marine Association together with several other retired officers from various forces. They meet monthly at Chard House formerly T.A. Centre by the old Vetch Field. The group are organising a Reunion Evening for local retired officers on Saturday 28th October 2017 from 7.30pm to midnight

The reunion would include, entertainment, buffet and bar facilities at barrack prices, (much lower than local pub prices). Entry would be by way of tickets which would of course include wives and partners. It is intended to be on an informal relaxed basis for all to enjoy. They can cater for up to 140 .There will be a live show for part of the evening by Royal Marine sweetheart Kirsten Osborn who is well known for her charity work and can be found on her own website by typing in her name. An easy going DJ will cover between her performance as background music. They will be a small raffle and contributions would be welcome. Any profits from the evening will be allocated to military charities to support injured servicemen and their families

Entry will be by ticket only on a first come first served basis. To obtain tickets (which will be issued from September) please forward a cheque for £15 per person made out to 'Swansea Royal Marines Association' together with a stamped addressed envelope to Mr Geoff Johnson, 82 Dinas Baglan Road, Baglan, Port Talbot. SA12 8AF, to be received by no later than 1st September, 2017. For those requiring internal parking, please supply vehicle registration number but there are no Disabled Facilities in the complex Please include an e-mail address if you wish to receive confirmation of your ticket allocation, prior to dispatch. Should demand exceed supply, cheques will be returned.

Please note that this not a Swansea Narpo organised event and consequently we will not be involved the organisation of the evening in any way but we are more than happy to publicise it on behalf of the membership who would like to attend.

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New Members - Welcome to – Paddy Joyce, Julian Hill, Martyn Morris, Phil Rees, David Roberts, John Stone, Simon Davies and Gwyn Evans.

Bereavements Condolences to the families of – Jeff Tuckett, Dave Salter, Dilys Beynon, Zona Jones, Jon Parry (Son of Gerwyn and Heike) Also - Ex. Chief Inspector Howell Rees (Gorseinon)

Ill HealthIll Health - Updated 20th Sept - Con Morris has been in hospital undergoing keyhole surgery - he is now home and doing OK.

Best wishes to Dai Griffiths (146), Graham Davies (671) and Mike Green.

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.

 

Congratulations for those with Special Birthdays between October and December - Phil Pinnington - Adrian Walters - Alan Gills - Dave Savage - Mary Knill- Special BirthdaysJocelyn Draisey - Wayne Llewellyn- Peter Tovey - Dennis Greenall -Sheenah Davies - Keith Carne - Stuart Yeandle - Mike Green- Ken Price - Glynis Davies

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

Committee – next meeting will be held on Monday 16th October 2017.
Please contact any Committee Member or our Secretary Phil Taylor on Tel: 01792 842378 or email narposwansea@yahoo.co.uk  if you want any issue raised.

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.

Jeff Davies
Website Officer

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 narposwansea@yahoo.co.uk and he will arrange it. This saves us postage costs and gives you a much better presentation in colour etc.

Our rolling programme continues its onward march and we appreciate your cooperation. The Branch funds are now benefitting as a result. All e mails are sent via BCC (Blind copy) so that members e-mail details will not be shown on any one else’s e-mail, thus protecting their privacy. If you are receiving the Newsletter by Email and by post could you please contact Phil Taylor to let him know that you are content to receive the e mail copy only?

Facebook Remember, for up to date news between Newsletters just log in to our website at www.narposwansea.co.uk or/and for those of you on Facebook, we also have our very own Facebook page. If you are not already a member and wish to join, please send a request.

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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