Narpo Swansea Branch

Social News - Extracted from Autumn Newsletter 2019

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Coffee Morning Cancelled - Our next coffee morning which was due next Friday 18th Oct has been cancelled due to renovations by the new caterers at the grand theatre footlight bar.

The new caterers have indicated that we will be welcome to continue our sessions from November onwards but we will update you on this. If you are aware of any potential attendee who does not have computer access can you please advise them.

Bryon Tucker
Saturday 12th Oct

FREE Bus passes - You need to renew your existing card BEFORE 31st December 2019
Important - Concessionary Travel Cards - From Wednesday 11th September, Transport for Wales have been working with all Welsh local councils and Welsh Government to roll out new-style Concessionary Travel Cards by the end of December 2019. These cards will replace the current green 'bus passes' across Wales.

If you have a council-branded card, you’ll need to get a new-style card before 31 December 2019 to continue enjoying concessionary travel benefits. It’s an easy and quick process.

These cards will replace the current green 'bus passes' across Wales. The old-style cards will not be recognised by electronic readers on buses after 31 December 2019.

Click here to apply for a new style card.

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Narpo Privacy Policy/ Photographs - our national body has produced a Privacy Policy document which sets out precisely how information you have supplied is dealt with. On a local basis at all our social events, several photographs are taken of individuals, and group photographs. These are then published on our website and Facebook page, for other members to see, and as a record of the events.

Should you not want your photograph taken, please inform the photographer at the time, otherwise it will be presumed that you consent to your photograph being taken.

Please note: The full privacy document from Narpo HQ can be downloaded here

Welfare Matters Benevolent Fund Please be aware there is money available in the fund, for home improvements, for disabled members, this application is subject to means testing. However, there is also NON MEANS TESTED funding for a rehabilitation break to Flint House. Also, for unforeseen hospital admissions, which require travelling and overnight accommodation for family members. For further information, to establish if you are eligible to claim these allowances, please contact Erika Fowler welfare officer–at Telephone 01269 597081 or by email; e.fowler@talktalk.net. Any contact with Erika will be totally confidential.

 

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Coffee Morning and Buscuits

COFFEE MORNING

Coffee Mornings are now held at the Grand Theatre Footlights Bar. The bar at the café is not currently open during the day but Front of House Staff will open up the Conservatory area of the Footlights Bar and provide us with pots of coffee, tea and biscuits.

They are held on the 3rd Friday of the month so the next date is Friday - 18th October from 10.30am to 1.0pm

This new location is proving very popular; location is extremely convenient to the Quadrant Bus Station and there is also parking nearby. Reminders will be sent via Email, Website and Facebook which contains many pictures of our sessions.

Coffee Morning Photos can all be viewed here

Bryon Tucker
16th Sept

Coffee mornings photos - We now have a brand new page with links to photographs of our Coffee Mornings.
A special mention to Cheryl Taylor for your photo contributions during this and previous years.

(Photos are now available to view here)

A Place in the Sun- NEC Birmingham 20th – 22nd September- free tickets

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Free Wills Service

South Wales Police Federation Pensions Stance
Dear Colleague, I write to you as your Chair with regards to the stance of your local South Wales Police Federation inrelation to the latest development on the pension’s judgement, which ruled that the transitional arrangements were deemed discriminatory and therefore unlawful. Read more here (PDF file)

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50 years of South Wales Police  Celebrating 50 years of keeping South Wales safe

Another Video can be viewed here, presented by Chief Constable Matt Jukes

Also, a PDF Booklet outlining the first 50 years of the Force has been prepared and distributed.
Download your copy here.

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Special Birthdays - Congratulations to those with Special Birthdays in September and October - Islwyn Evans –
Con and Jan Morris - Cary Harding - Gil Martin - Ian Griffiths - Derek Pascoe - Beth Elias - Tony Imlach - Gethin Humphries - Cyril Baker and Jackie Tuckett. Also to Eric and Joan Place (Sapphire Wedding) Dave and Sonia Annis (Golden Wedding).

Bereavements - Our condolences to the families of Martha Beynon and Jill Weston.

New Members -Welcome to our latest new member - Stephen Williams.

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).

Quick Guide - New Photographs available to view below
Select links of your choice -

Coffee Mornings - New page
More to follow

Golf competition May 2018
Part 1
Part 2

Swansea NARPO golf day 0n Friday 31st May 2019

Updated - View photos here

Christmas Dinner - 2017
Christmas Dinner - 2018


 

 

Computer News

Computer stuff... Upated August 2019
Website/Newsletters by Email - our rolling programme on this is progressing well and it continues it's onward march. We appreciate your co-operation and the Branch funds are now benefitting as a result.

Please, please remember to update Phil when you change your email address, phone number or home address for any reason - this is essential for us to keep you informed – Phil recently had at least 8 emails rejected that he had sent to members because he had not been updated.

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.

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?

Personal Details - in order that you are kept informed of what is happening in Narpo locally and nationally it is essential that you keep us updated on any changes such as new home address, telephone number and/or email address.  If you have any doubts you can check the records we have on you by contacting our Sec Phil Taylor.

Facebook Our Swansea Narpo Facebook page (already over 300 members) is already a well-used and an established part of our communications network with news updates, old photos etc. being added daily.  Regular users will be already aware of some of the information in the Newsletter but many of our members do not have computers. Also, many who do are not Facebook subscribers so some repetition is unavoidable.

All members with access to computers are welcome to join in - including bone fide family members who can show the items to their Narpo parents for example. It's a closed group so the content is not available to non-members.


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 : mikal.greenberg@me.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 - mikal.greenberg@me.com 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.

Jeff Davies
Website Officer

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

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