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Helen Wickens MBE
Retired: 15 July 2003
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Pete Boddy, Malcolm Chubbock, Mike Cox MBE, Tom Hodge, Ian Taylor, Steve Thacker,
NEW NARPO WEBSITE
Published: 06 August 2017
Hopefully you have all enjoyed reading the latest NARPO NEWS, the National quarterly magazine. You will now be aware that the national website has been revamped so please check it out. It really is a huge improvement and there is lots of information on there. www.narpo.org
How to Donate for the family of PC Keith Palmer
Published: 28 March 2017
I am sure it was with a heavy heart we all watched the news coverage of the death of PC Keith Palmer and our heart felt condolences go to his family friends and collegaues.
The Metropolitan Branch of the Police Federation has opened a fund for his family. To donate please go to:
BRANCH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Published: 17 January 2017
The AGM for the Norfolk branch will take place at 2.00pm on Tuesday 14th March 2017 at Aldiss Park Football Club, Dereham.
All members will be welcome and this is your chance to hear what your Committe have been doing on your behalf. In addition the Treasurer will present the accounts.
In addition there will be a presentation 'Tax, Care & Toy Boys' by Coopertaive Legal Services
More on Later Life Ambitions
Published: 08 November 2016
I have attached an e-mail I have received from NARPO HQ. If you are interested then please complete the survey
WE NEED YOUR VIEWS ON THE GOVERNMENT’S AUTUMN STATEMENT
The Autumn Statement is a key moment in the Parliamentary calendar as the Chancellor takes centre stage to update MPs on the government's taxation and spending plans, based on the econo...
Responsibility Post Retirement
Published: 03 July 2016
Members have expressed concern in respect of press speculation in respect of retired police officers being liable to face misconduct investigations post retirement. Please find below correpsonmdence from NARPO HQ on this matter and what they are doing to keep us informed.
RETIRED OFFICERS AND...
LATER LIFE AMBITIONS CAMPAIGN Continues
Published: 24 April 2016
I have received the below message from Steve Edwards CEO NARPO HQ. For more information follow the links or go to the national web site www.narpo.org...........
"As part of our continuing partnership with The Civil Service Pensioners’ Alliance [CSPA] and The National Federation of Occupational Pensioners’ [NFOP] we have agreed to continue our Later Life Ambitions Campaign [LLA] raising with ...
Vacancy for an experienced Trainer in the Norfolk region
Published: 28 March 2016
Vacancy for an experienced Trainer in the Norfolk region
VMCL provide training courses for the Drink Drive Rehabilitation Scheme, on behalf of the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency and Department for Transport. We are seeking to recruit a trainer to deliver alcohol awareness training courses at our selected venues in the Norfolk area - including Norwich, King's Lynn, and occasionally ...
Widows Pensions For Life - INJUSTICE Continues
Published: 06 February 2016
If you have been following this issue and want to play your part in bringing this injustice to an end ; please consider writing to your MP . To assist you, NARPO HQ has put together a template which you may find helpful
Latest News on Widows Pensions
Published: 01 January 2016
BRANCH CIRCULAR 39/15
To: All Branch Secretaries
NEC Members &nbs...
Interested in being an Exam Invigilator ?
Published: 12 November 2015
Notre Dame High School, Norwich
Notre Dame High School’s Examinations Office are looking to recruit some Invigilators to join their busy team. This is a very important and rewarding role invigilating exams at GCSE and A-level. Exams are held mainly throughout May and June, but additional mock exams are held at other times of the year. Candidates need to be reliable and flexible...
NARPO SUBSCRIPTIONS FOR 2016
Published: 13 October 2015
The annual reporting of the CPI for September 2015, published 13th October 2015, confirms the annual percentage increase for police pensions for 2016 will be -0.1% As this is a minus figure there will be no increase in pensions next year. As a consequence the NARPO subscriptions will remain the same for 2016 ie £19.80
Commutation between 2001 and 2006
Published: 16 August 2015
I am sure you will have read a great deal about this subject especially if you retired between the relevant dates. The latest NARPO News explained everything so I will not bore you with the details but I can tell you that if you are a Norfolk Police Pensioner you will be contacted in due course. What does that mean I hear you asking!.... Mouchel our Pension Administrators will have to mannually check each appropriate record and work out on ...
Help Fight Unfairness for Police Widows & Widowers
Published: 22 June 2015
NARPO has been supporting a campaign launched by a widow Kate Hall, to achieve police widow/widower pensions for life under the 1987 Police Pension Regs. Currently if a widow remarries or even cohabits then the widows pension stops.
Since the campaign was launched the Government has gone someway to putting this wrong right but they have not gone far enough and have been disingenuous with their press statements. The campaign conti...
Part-time casual work offered by ex Norfolk Officer - would suit retired officer
Published: 31 May 2015
Ex Norfolk Officer Nick Barnard's son operates an Import/Export business near Attleborough and due to expansion, has a need for a driver on a part time, casual basis. The nature of the business is such that often vehicles have to be presented at the VOSA testing station in Norwich and returned to his premises. There are occasions when vehicles need to be collected/delivered to the London area.
There is some flexibility in hou...
Ombudsman Final Decision on Firefighters Commutation
Published: 17 May 2015
Many of you have expressed an interest in the case taken by a small number of Firefighters to the Pensions Ombudsman Service in respect of the commutation factors and whether the outcome would benefit members of the Police Pension Scheme. The national NARPO website (www.narpo.org) has published the final decision and the Ombudsman found in favour of the particular retired Firefighte whose case was ta...
COMMUTATION FACTORS EARLY DAY MOTION
Published: 15 February 2015
Since the outset NARPO have been following, and have taken a keen interest in the Police and Firefighter Commutation Factor claim lodged with the Pension Ombudsman.
To that end we have been in correspondence with the Ombudsman and as such have protected our members position in relation to the matter.
The matter is now reaching a conclusion and the Ombudsman determination is...
Three Events that you may be interested in
Published: 18 January 2015
If you go to www.narpo.org and click on 'notices' there are three events that you may be interested in
1) Older peoples Question Time - an opportunity to directly question politicians..
2) Paul McKeever Lecture, House of Commons 29th January 2015 - The late Paul McKeever was the national Chairman of the Police Federation and at the point of retirement when he...
Happy New Year
Published: 31 December 2014
May I, on behalf of your Committee, wish all Norfolk Branch members and all retired colleagues a happy and healthy 2015.
Published: 03 December 2014
Christmas seems to start earlier and earlier each year, or is it I am getting older and grumpier!. Now December has arrived I think it is safe to wish all members of NARPO and particularly members of the Norfolk Branch, and all your families, a very happy and peaceful Christmas time.
A note for your diaries - the Annual General Meeting of the Norfolk Branch will be held at 2.00pm on Wednesday 11th March 2015 at Al...
NARPO NATIONAL CONFERENCE
Published: 03 September 2014
The national conference is being held on Friday 5th September in Brighton and for the first time ever our Conference will be streamed live. For further information go to www.narpo.org and click on Conference.
NORWICH NARPO NATTER
Published: 09 April 2017
The next Norwich NARPO Natter is on Monday 4th September 2017 at 6.30pm at the White Horse, Trowse, Norwich.
As always, if you intend to eat please let Brian know on firstname.lastname@example.org or text/phone 07795507421, so that he can let the Landlord know.
Everyone is welcome ( not just NARPO members)
SOLD OUT Norfolk Broads Boating with Hog Roast - SOLD OUT
Published: 17 June 2017
NARPO has chartered the Queens of the Broads so come and join us on Saturday 17th June 2017.
The boat departs Wroxham at 11.00am, boarding from 10.30am and returns to the quayside at 3.00pm. It is disability friendly with a lift for boarding wheelchairs. On Board is a full Hog Roast supplied by a local family butchers, Cawdrons and if last year is anything to go by it will be a challenge ...
Lunctime Meet The Bull, Litcham
Published: 22 February 2017
Wednesday 22nd February 2017 - Ian Taylor has arranged a lunchtime meet at the Bull, Litcham when there will be a light buffet. Starts at 12.00pm , or earlier if thirsty
Forthcoming Events for 2017
Published: 01 January 2017
Members of the Norfolk Committee are considering what events they will organise for the membership in 2017.
So watch this space
West Norfolk Christmas Lunch SOLD OUT
Published: 12 December 2016
West Norfolk—Christmas lunch -11.30am for 12.30pm on
Monday 12th December 2016 at the Crown Inn, Gayton.
£13 per head for members and their principle guest and £15.90 per head for non members. Cheques made payable to NARPO Norfolk Branch to Stan Watkinson, St Winifreds, Lynn Road, Gayton, Kings Lynn PE 32 1QJ or ring him on 01553 636629
Great Yarmouth Christmas Dinner
Published: 09 December 2016
The Great Yarmouth Christmas Dinner will be held again at the Furzedown Hotel, Great Yarmouth on Friday 9th December 2016, 7.00pm for 7.30pm. The cost this year is £25 per head for members and their principle guest and £28 per head for non members. THis is a three course dinner with coffee and the cost includes the raffle. Helen Wickens has picked up the baton to organise this event this year so please co...
Queen of the Broads Cruise with Hog Roast
Published: 17 September 2016
Norfolk Broads Boat Trip
Saturday 17th September 2016
NARPO has arranged to hire the Broads Tours ‘Queen of The Broads’ on Saturday 17th September 2016 from 11am to 3pm.
The boat will depart from Broads Tours. Wroxham Bridge and travel to Ranworth and return, On board will be a Hog Roast supplied and served by Caw...
Coach Trip - Imperial War Museum Duxford
Published: 09 July 2016
This event has had to be CANCELLED due to insufficient interest.
We needed a minimum of 36 to qualify for a Coach Parking Bay and we have only had 24 members indicate an interest and a lesser number who have confirmed.
We are willing to organise trips for you but we do need to have the support of the membership to make them cost effective.
Spring Lunch The Crown Inn Gayton
Published: 13 April 2016
11.30am for 12.30pm on Wednesday 13th April 2016 £13 per person per member and spouse and £15 per person for non members. Stan Watkinson is taking bookings from 14th March so please send him your cheques made paybale to 'NARPO Norfolk Branch' to Mr S R Watkinson, St Winifreds, Lynn Road, Gayton, Kings Lynn PE32 1QJ
Norwich NARPO Natter
Published: 18 March 2016
The next Norwich Natter is on Friday 18th March 2016 at the White Horse, Trowse from 6.30pm onwards. This time we will be in the upstairs function room.
Food is available on the night so if you wish to eat please let Brian Pincher know beforehand so that the Landlord has anidea on numbers. Brian can be contacted on 07795507421 or e-mail him email@example.com
Great Yarmouth Christmas Dinner
Published: 11 December 2015
7.00pm for 7.30pm on Friday 11th December 2015 at the Furzedown Hotel, North Drive, Great Yarmouth.
£25 per head for NARPO members and partners. Non NARPO guests £28 .
Please contact Tony Shaw on 01603 717808 if you would like to go.
The Kings Head , North Elmham - Christmas Lunch
Published: 28 November 2015
Ian Taylor has arranged a Christmas lunch for Saturday 28th. November 2015 for 1300hrs. at The Kings Head, North Elmham. 3 courses with coffee £19.50., Main and dessert £17.50; less £2.50 for Narpo subsidy per person for members and their partners and possibly another 10% off as it's a lunchtime. If interested e.mail Ian Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org,
Norwich NARPO Natter
Published: 16 October 2015
The next Norwich Natter is on Friday 16th October 2015 at the White Horse, Trowse, from 6.30pm onwards.
Food is available on the night so f you do wish to eat can you please let Brian Pincher know beforehand so that he can let the Landlord have numbers. Brian can be contacted on 07795507421 or e-mail him email@example.com
Lunchtime Meet The Railway, North Elmham
Published: 30 September 2015
Lunchtime meet at The Railay Freehouse, Station Road, North Elmham. Option for two course meal for £5. Arranged by Ian Taylor who can be contacted on 01362 668613 if you have any queries.
SOLD OUT West Norfolk Christmas Lunch SOLD OUT
Published: 09 December 2015
Wednesday 9th December 11.30am for 12.30pm Christmas lunch at the Gayton Crown Inn, Gayton.
It had been suggested there is not enough time for socialising hence the earlier start. Cost £13 per person for members and their husband/wife/partner and £15.50 for non members for main course, choice of pudding, coffe and mice pie.
Cheques made payable to NARPO Norfolk Branch and forward to Stan Watkinson, St ...
West Norfolk - Hog Roast, Gayton Crown
Published: 05 August 2015
A Hog Roast will be held at The Gayton Crown on Wednesday 5th August from 7.00pm with food served from 8.00pm.
£5 per head for NARPO Member and Spouse. £6.95 for non members. Bookings are now being taken so please send your cheques made payable to 'NARPO Norfolk Branch' and send them to Mr S R Watkinson, St Winifreds, Lynn Road, Gayton, Kings Lynn PE32 1QJ.
Pie, Pint & Natter Gallon Pot, Great Yarmouth
Published: 31 July 2015
Norman Balls has asked that we circulate the following
From 6.30pm onwards on Friday 31st July at the Gallon Pot, Great Yarmouth, an informal gathering of all those who served in the old C Division. This is also open to those who attended C Div for any reason, did not care where they served, thought at some point they might serve there. Attended scooter rallies,National Front Meetings or even attended a Federation meeting. Those ...
Next Norwich Natter
Published: 05 June 2015
Next Norwich Natter will be on Friday 5th June from 6.30pm at The White Horse Trowse Norwich.
Food available – It would be handy if planning to eat to let Brian Pincher know so he can give the pub an idea of numbers eating
Horning New Inn get-together
Published: 16 March 2015
Richard Andrews organises a regular event at the New Inn Horning and the next one is on Monday 16th March at 7.30pm.
Please ocntact Richard on 01603 782426 if you are NOT on his e-mail list and would like to attend.
NARPO NATTER - Trowse
Published: 20 March 2015
The next NARPO Natter will be at the White Horse, Trowse, Norwich from 6.30pm Friday 20th March 2015. Food is available at reasonable prices - order on the night. (you don't have to eat) but it would be helpful if you let Brian Pincher know if you are likely to eat because it will assist the chef.
Brian can be contacted on 01508 578409 or 07795507421 or e-mail b.pincher@btinterne...
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