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News archive : Up until June 2011

Super Foods
And now for something completely different! - Super Foods for healthy eating

BAFTA Award Winning Television Company
is producing a new BBC3 crime documentary series. They are looking to speak to police officers about the most unusual or bizarre crimes of their careers and how they were solved. More details here (pdf)

Hi-Life are offering NARPO a special offer of 12 months membership at £29.95 (rrp £49.95) (2 meals for the price of 1) For more information or to apply for your membership click here or telephone 0800 4584195 and quote “NARPO”

NewGovernment Challenged on Downgrading of Public Sector Pensions: Judicial Review Launched Today

The Telegraph - Unions plan legal challenge over pension switch to CPI
- More here

Dear Member,

From the North Wales Police Federation is asking for support from former colleagues in their campaign against the proposed cuts to policing.

Members will see that we are fighting a campaign to retain our Policing Service.Over the coming weeks we are running a number of initiatives aimed at getting those seeking election to support theirs and our cause.

Phase 1 relates to the Welsh Assembly and as such we are wondering if you could assist by sending their SOS message as widely as possible across Wales via your networks. In order to access the message please click on:

There are full instructions on the web site on how to copy their proposed letter into an email. The web site will also automatically add the email addresses of your prospective parliamentary candidates as recipients depending on which area you reside.

Kindest Regards,

Derrick Rastin


NARPO (Glamorgan)

18th April

A plea from Granada TV
who are looking to speak to former officers that attended the Toxteth and Moss Side Riots in 1981 (March 2011) Read all about it here

FREE on-line Tax Advice service for NARPO MEMBERS
To ask personal questions, you must however be a member of Narpo, another good reason to join!
More details here.

Hearing Trust Partnership
. There have been a couple of articles published in the national magazine, raising awareness hearing loss, educational material, advice and also information on NARPO prices for those members who decide they would like to "go private." All aspects of the service have been received very well, with hundreds contacting Hearing Trust for information and advice since August last year.Download more information here (pdf file)

Disability Living Allowance Reform - More here

Princess Royal Trust for carers

Dear Supporter, Our colleagues at the Princess Royal Trust for Carers are carrying out a survey amongst people aged 60+ who provide unpaid care for a friend or family member anywhere in the UK. More here

Prince's Trust
Are you a retired police officer, or about to retire? Are you interested in making a real and lasting difference
to the lives of young people in your local community? If so, The Prince’s Trust has a range of volunteering
opportunities available to you. Read more information here

CPS - The 'Old' Swansea Central Police Station
Many thanks to all who have contributed to date. Ed

Very little was known to us at Narpo, regarding the history of the old Swansea Central Police Station.
We were approached by the present tenants to see if we could provide some backround information for their new home. Thanks to our members, we now have much more information on this special page here. Thanks to all for your submissions.

Any further information concerning this building would be very welcome, including photographs; date of construction, etc etc.

Photographs and articles of interest can be copied and returned safely to the sender or of course can be emailed to any committee members of Narpo. This information will be contained on a special page on our web site for all to enjoy. Contributors can of course remain anonymous if they so desire.

We hope that members will forward their memories and we look forward to your contribution(s)

Thank you - Diolch yn fawr.

Index Linking of Pensions & Benefits. Read about this on the main NARPO web site.
Print out and sign a letter to send to your respective MP here.

Computer Advice Computer advice and guidance
A brand new page to give guidance and assist members, relating to computer problems, etc. Please feel free to send in your own suggestions!


Police Life E_Newspaper February 2011
Here’s your latest complimentary copy of Police Life Newspaper.
May 2011 (PDF) The digital edition boasts some of the latest publishing technology including: • Page turning by clicking on the bottom right or left hand corners of each page. Navigation throughout the paper plus zoom in and out of each page • Book marks and much more..... Enjoy -
Previous issues: February 2011- April 2011

The South Wales Police Museum is now live once more.
The museum itself though is currently closed; for exhibits to be re-displayed.

Billboard is a bi-monthly magazine produced for all South Wales Police Employees.
It is published in the last week of February, April, July, August, October and December.
It can be downloded from the South Wales Force web site or from - this page

November edition released - 30th November

The Future of Narpo - Have your say here -

New Members
Welcome to Simon Thomas, Colin Jenkins, Brian Baynham, Ritchie Jones, John Jones, Andrew Rees, Bill John, Dean Phillips, Kaye Jones, Andy David and Colin Wooldridge -The Younger one

Bereavements - Margaret Evans (wife of Ianto), Kathleen Rees (widow of late David Rees Pontardawe), Wally Williams, Doreen Nicholson, Pat Bayley (Secretary to C/Supt Cockett)

The 2011 AGM took place on Friday 8th April at Dunvant Rugby Club.
A nice social evening was had by all who attended. It was nice to see so many new members
some of whom have only just joined Swansea Narpo.

We now have a new lady committee member, welcome aboard Sheena Davies!

Another Cine Race Evening will be held at the Race Night Red Lion Morriston on Wednesday 12th October 2011.
More details later - Important - Members attending events are asked please to contact Brian Jones on Tel: Swansea 01792-299762 so that he will know how much food to order!

Bus TripThe bus trip this year will be to Wells & Street, Somerset on Thursday 8th September 2011 - More details to be announced in next Newsletter.Please note:
The date was a originally a day earlier - please re-adjust your Diaries!

Bus to leave Quadrant rear of Tesco- at 10.0am - no charge for the bus.
Please contact Brian on: Tel: 01792-299762 to reserve your seat.

The 2011 Christmas Lunch will be held on Wednesday 14th December at The Manor Park, Clydach.
Christmas LunchA nice time was had by all who attended last year so it has been decided to attend here once again. More details in future Newsletters.

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Illness Ill Health

Latest - Gwyn Watkins has recently been in hospital beeing treated for heart problems.

Huw Griffiths has recently been hospitalised for a replacement hip and is undergoing therapy.

Angie Evans - wife of member Vernon, is undergoing treatment for cancer problems.
* Bruce Evans is suffering from a brain tumour. He is a member of the Glamorgan Branch and they are aware of the problem. He worked in Gorseinon for many years with lots of our members

We send best wishes for a speedy recovery to Graham Thomas, Graham Davies, Danna Davies and Hilda Johnson. Update of member's details, etc. 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.

BirthdaysSpecial Birthdays & Celebrations - Congratulations to the following who celebrate special birthdays between April and June 2011: Brian Hopkins, Gladys Spencer, Tom Evans, Jan Huxtable, Gwyn Watkins, Marjorie Rees, Jennifer Owen, Lilian Morris, Gareth Jones and Ray Norwood.

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Job Opportunities -

Earning opportunities

1. SERVOCA RESOURCING SOLUTIONS are currently looking for retired or retiring Police Officers to work in South Wales and West England regions. The positions range from Civilian Investigators • Disclosure Officers • House 2 House Enquiry Teams • CCTV Viewing • PNC Operators • Communication Officers• Intelligence Analysts/Researchers• NPIA Accredited Financial Investigators• Enforcement Officers• Incident Room Staff; Holmes Staff• Case File Preparation• Public Enquiry Officers• PCSO Trainers• Scenes of Crime Officers.

Please contact Amanda Butler at Servoca: T telephone: 0845 073 7800 0r 0845 073 7800 .
Email: or view website

2.G4S Police Recruit is a specialist recruitment business dedicated to
ex-officers of all ranks, to Police forces, local & central. More details can be
found here.
Tel 020 8249 6614 Fax 020 8249 -6397

Email or visit their website

Holiday Accommodation - Retired Sgt Julia Brown – North Wales is offering 2 bedroom Mobile Home Holiday accommodation sited at Camps du Pylone, Antibes nr Nice, France. Prices range from £160 -£410 per week, with Special Offers of 4 for 3 during April and May. Julia can be contacted at 01492-879108 or by Email at Fuller details can be viewed on our website or at



Branch Website
We try to put all the up-to-date information on this website, (normally updated on a daily basis) including doo's, sadly but also, obituaries and details of funeral arrangements if we receive the information in time. Changes of personal circumstances e.g. address, especially Email addresses should be passed to Phil Taylor at 01792-450688 (work) or by E mail -

ScrapbookScrapbook photographs
The very latest photographs submitted to us can now be viewed on a new holding page, created specially for this purpose. As soon as there are sufficient new photographs, they will be added to the main Scrapbook page. Also, a new Archive page has been added to the web site which contains previously submitted 'new' photographs. These are of higher quality than those contained in the Scrapbook Album. Please feel free to download at your leisure (Right click/Save as)

Ps. The original 'mostly higher quality' photographs' are normally retained and copies are available 'for free' by email attachment, upon request. Ed.

Also, please contact Jeff Davies via email: if you have any information, items of interest, including amusing stories or any photographs of interest. Photographs can be sent via Email to Jeff for processing into the scrapbook page of this website. They will then be returned safely after being scanned and copied.

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Web Officer
Jeff Davies

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