Coffee Morning 'VERY LATEST NEWS' - 11th May 2019
COFFEE MORNING- NEXT FRIDAY 17th May
Our next Coffee Morning is on Friday next week – 17th May 2019 at The Footlights Bar- Grand Theatre between 10.30am and 1.0pm where we will be provided with pots of coffee, tea and biscuits free to all attending.
This location is extremely convenient being alongside the Quadrant Bus Station and a car park opposite
The Grand Staff have been extremely cooperative in that they are going to open up the Footlights Bar especially to accommodate us so please support this venture.
You do not have to formally book BUT as this is a new arrangement we have been asked to indicate the approximate numbers attending so that adequate catering arrangements can be made. Therefore please by next Wednesday, inform me of your potential attendance, either by email - firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone me on 01792 208338 and leave a brief message on my answer phone if I am out.
Finally if you aware of any member who is not on computer and would like to attend please let them know and advise them to phone me.
Looking forward top seeing you there
Justice for Widows/Widowers and other survivors - As part of our continued campaign to seek justice for all our widows/widowers and other survivors, we are looking for information and examples of the following:
Any information/copy letter given/sent to a widow who has had their pension withdrawn as a result of remarriage or cohabitation.
Any information/copy letter of Forces that contact widows/ers asking them to confirm their marital status and provide a countersigned certificate of such status. Any copies of the actual letter and certificate/form would be most welcomed.
Please send any such information to me at this email address email@example.com or via post to NARPO House, 38 Bond street, Wakefield, WF1 2QP.
Royal Albert Hall 11th May 2019
The British Police Symphony Orchestra is proud to celebrate its 30th Anniversary with a Charity Gala Concert at the Royal Albert Hall. This concert will feature over 670 performers, drawn from the police service throughout the United Kingdom, including massed choirs, pipe-bands and fanfare brass. Read more here
Travel Insurance & Passports - Given the current uncertainty regarding the UK’s departure from the European Union we would recommend that, if your passport is due to expire in 2019, you renew it before 29 March 2019.
In the event of a ‘no deal’ Brexit it is likely that UK citizens will be treated as visitors from a ‘third country’ by EU member states, and may be required to have 3-6 months remaining on their passport in order to be allowed entry. Should this happen it is likely there will be an increase in passport renewal applications after 29 March in the lead up to the summer holidays, which could result in delays to passport renewal applications being processed. More here on the Government website.
Travel Insurance - Read more here on Narpo HQ Website
Malware attack - At approximately 2.45pm on 21 March 2019, the Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW) was subjected to a multi-pronged, sustained cyber-attack.This was following an initial attack on PFEW systems on 9 March.
Early indications show that the attack was different from the first and has affected the wider Federation network, including the majority of local Federation Branch Boards.
We understand that officers and retired officers may be worried about data the Federation holds on them. At this stage there is no evidence that any data was extracted from our systems, and the chances of this having happened is extremely low, although this cannot be discounted. We are continuing to work as hard as we can with the NCA and cyber-crime experts to establish full facts and stabilise the situation. Latest info can be read here.
Free Will Service - Good News for all Narpo Members and extended families, I [Ray MILNE Retired Inspector 1490 ] have now retired from the Department of Work and Pensions and will shortly be assisting my son Gareth in his business at Swansea Legal Solutions with the preparation of Wills, Lasting Power of Attorneys, Care Fee Planning and Funeral Plans. I have spent the last 10 years reading and advising persons about Lasting Power of Attorneys.
I have persuaded my son to extend the FREE WILLS MONTH to include APRIL 2019 and include a 20% discount on Lasting Power of Attorneys. NOTE THERE IS also NO VAT BEFORE 1st APRIL 2019 so rates are very competitive.
Narpo Coffee Mornings at the Tapestri (Old CPS)
We will send Email and Facebook reminders which will update on any change of venue. Please check with us if you do not have a computer and wish to attend the Coffee Mornings.
Coffee mornings photos - We now have a brand new page with links to photographs of our Coffee Mornings.
Special Birthdays - Congratulations to the following on their Special Birthdays Phil Rees - Veryan Walters - Barbara Pye - Bob Whitter –Jones- Keith Watkins - Tony Jones - John Thomas -Joan Place -Dorothy Stocking. Keith Williams - Bryan Jenkins - Tim Davies - Sarah Price- Len Protheroe -Jennie Scourfield- Marilyn Jones - John Davies Geraint Bale -Delyth Tovey- Linda Pascoe -Frances Jeffreys- Wendy O Brien –Catherine Evans-Julian Scott Williams -Len Boyle- Paul Finch - Graham Davies- Betty Jones and to Bob & Kaye Topliss -Terry & Pat Williams and Terry & Marilyn Hughes on their Golden Weddings.
Bereavements - Our condolences to families of Brian Jones (see obituary), John Driscoll - Stuart Winks-Paul Harris - Dick Owens – Marjorie Rees and non member Peter Allen.
New Members -Welcome to – David Lee - Phil Barrett - Wayne Bowen - Frances Jeffreys - Lawrette Hamilton - Peter Lloyd Davies- Tony Meyrick - Adam Paul -Tudor Davies, Andrew Slade, Alistair Smith Ian Roderick and at long last Graham Lloyd!
Data Protection-Newsletter We have reverted to our practice of mentioning Special Birthdays and Golden /Diamond Wedding Anniversaries. However we will no longer post details of a member’s hospitalisation– but individual members can post it on our Facebook Group or colleagues on their behalf. (If you do not wish for your particular event to be mentioned in the Newsletter please inform our Sec Phil Taylor).
Widows Pension For Life - Between 2pm and 4pm on Wednesday 1st May 2019 in Room R, Portcullis House, London, we will hold another drop-in reception to raise awareness of our Widows Pension For Life campaign, which calls for parity for police widows/widowers within the United Kingdom, should they choose to remarry or cohabit following the death of their husband/wife. More here
Work opportunity - New series of Hunted - Channel 4 - A BAFTA - Nominated series that asks ordinary members of the public turn fugitive and go on the run. 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.
We’re looking for new experts, specifically those at a senior level at the moment, to join our on-camera team in HQ and would be very grateful if you would be able to publicise the attached flyer to your members. It’s really important to us that we’re getting as many brilliant people as possible and would love your members to get involved.
Pensioners Forum Wales
"Pensioners Forum Wales - We want to know what you think about public transport in Wales.
You can go to our website www.pensionersforumwales.org to download a questionnaire, or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org if you need us to send you hard copies.
We are also on Facebook
Thanks for your support
BBC Criminal Justice series - Dear Colleague,
BMW Affinity Programme - We would like to introduce the
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Important - Regarding the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Compliance, concerns have been raised in respect of GDPR implications in publishing photographs, and details of ill health of members/partners and significant birthdays.
The advice we have received is that there is no problem with respect to photographs - implicit consent to them being used is implied when they are taken. Please keep this in mind when publishing the above information, for example on Facebook or anywhere else, publicly. As a result of GDPR, we will no longer be publishing ill heaith or any such details on this website or Newsletter, unless of course, we have prior consent!
Pay Rise Police Pensions - The annual reporting of the CPI, published for September 2018 confirms that the annual percentage increase for police pensions 2019 will be 2.4% (previously 3%). Read more here
As from the 1st January 2019 the minimum subscription will be £21.12 (previously £20.64), this amounts to £1.76 per month (previously £1.72).
New Photographs available to view below
Old Photographs - our treasure trove of old Swansea Police photographs is in need of some new items - contributions have virtually dried up. If you also have in your possession some old photographs that are not in good condition- perhaps cracked or blemished - our new Committee Member Mike Green can enhance the quality considerably. If you have such items. You can contact Mike by Email : email@example.com and he will advise accordingly.
Update: 17th May - Photo Repair. Please do not use shown phone number on the Summer Newsletter but email me instead - firstname.lastname@example.org with highest quality scan that you can do. Or, send the original to my address (Please email me for the address) I will respond straight away. Mike Green.
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.
|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...
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