To the Humberside Branch of the National Association of Retired Police Officers
Welcome to the website for the Humberside Branch of the National Association of Retired Police Officers (NARPO)
Through this media we hope to reflect the work and achievements of the local Branch as well as giving information about what social arrangements we have planned and to circulate events and matters of interest to all those who are in receipt of a Police pension.
Our aim will be to link in to the force that pays your pension and establish lines of communication so that you our members will be kept up to date with any local matters of information or interest. We also hope to enlist the aid of the Humberside Police Federation to assist us in this regard.
In addition we will be promoting the national aspects of NARPO and connecting with the Head Office website to highlight their concerns and circulate their promotions and discounts as they arise
Total Fitness Gyms have now agreed that NARPO members can access the Corporate membership rate of £35 per month on production of their Membership Card see NARPO National website
Harrogate Police Treatment Centre offers B&B for NARPO members (LINK) New dates for 2015 availability (Link) New Brochure (Link) Application Form (Link)
ePETITIONS RE-HARRY ROBERTS AND WIDOWS PENSION FOR LIFE, Situations vacant FOLLOW LINK to NARPO HQ website
Inglemire Police Sports and Social Club closed
Until Further notice all Narpo North Bank social functions will be held at the GOODFELLOWSHIP HOTEL Cottingham Road Hull, North Bank Committee Meetings will be held at the Police Federation Office Kirkella.
The Trip to Leeds on Saturday the 5th of October to see "The Good Old Days" got off to a good startwith a full coach load. Martin and Sue surpassed themselves and the day out was an unqualified success. Everyone had plenty of time to go shopping in Leeds and the show was everything that was expected with Tom O'Connor as the headline act and all the old favourites of "The Good Old Days" The price for members was very attractive and even included a fish and chip supper at Nash's fish restaurant in the centre of Leeds. My picture shows Johnny Dennis our welcoming "Chairman" for the afternoon introducing the various variety acts which kept us all well amused
Jeff Barley writes to Martin about music therapy (LINK)
Any member adversely affected by the use of the Home Office Circular and Guidance upon reaching 65 years or over should be receiving communication from their respective Forces within the next month. Anyone so affected who does not hear from their Force within a month should contact NARPO HQ.
PMAS Special NARPO Offer (LINK)PMAS OFFER
Branch Hog Roast
On Sunday the 11th of May the Branch held their first social function at the Goodfellowship Hotel.
The day was somewhat marred by sporadic downburstr but as we were inside and the Hog was outside roasting under a gazebo no harm was done.
Over 50 members attended and the Hotel did us proud with the ancilliaries and the venue arrangements
We held the usual free raffle and entertaiment was provided with a solo artiste singing all the latest as well as the old favourites before and after the meal.
Thanks to Sue and Martin for making the arrangements the next outing being the BBQ on Sunday the 20th of July
Annual Conference 2013
Conference was held at the Knavesmire in York on Friday the 13th of September." Pensions" were the General theme for the meeting but the Pensioner's Minister Steven Webb MP and the Older People's Commisioner for Wales, Sarah Rochira were unavailable. This called for a last minute revamp and two of our guests stepped into the breach, Malcolm Booth the CEO of the National Federation of Occupational Pensioners and Brian Sturtevant of the CSPA and the Public Service Pensioners Alliance. Along with Neil Duncan-Jordan of the NPC and our own CEO Clint Elliott. A lively discussion took place, expertly facilitated by John Stapleton. Conference was also addressed by Police Pensioner Kevin Hurley the Police & Crime Commissioner for Surrey who put a different slant on the subject of the role of the PCC. A full contingent from this Branch attended. Full details will be published in the next NARPO NEWS.
My picture shows Sue and Martin with Glynis Walsh at the pre-conference dinner
On Sunday the 21st of July after the hottest spell of weather in seven years came to an end the Branch held their now famous indoor barbecue at inglemire Police Sports Club. The turn out was better than last time possibly because of the success of the Hog Roast back in May. This time entertainment was provided by "Colleen's Fancy" a local folk group who kept us toe tapping to real music without the karaoke and backing tracks for a change. Despite the disappointing weather those present had a good time as usual and the committee provided the free raffle. My picture shows what was described as an "irish Duo"
Branch Hog Roast
The Annual Dinner and Dance was replaced on Sunday the 19th of May this year by having an afternoon hog roast at Inglemire Police Sports Club. The event was well attended and entertainment was provided by the talented local pop tenor Leroy Vickers. .Neil Bottomley the club steward was in charge of the roasting and everyone agreed that the afternoon was a great success. As usual the Committee put on a free raffle which went down well.
The event will no doubt be repeated next year as the feedback was very positive My pictures show more than 1/3 of the Branch Committee breaking the ice on the dance floor and a general view of those present..
As you can see below a good time was had by all
Annual Christmas Party
On Sunday the 9th of December the Branch held the annual Christmas party which once again was a huge success with Sue and Martin surpassing themselves to provide an excellently organised afternoon. Many new faces were present and we hope that they were sufficiently impressed to support the Branch in our other projects. A well appreciated buffet was provided and there was entertainment and the usual free raffle
The picture shows our regular entertainer Mark Andrews duetting with Donna Marie. Martin made sure that they were booked for next year's party
A Word or Two From Humberside police
What Narpo Nationally say (CLICK HERE)
The public demand for visible, on-street patrols has never been greater and Humberside Police is constantly working to reduce crime and protect your community. You can make your community a safer place for all by unlocking your potential and making a difference every day.
We are currently recruiting Volunteer Special Constables and Police Service Volunteers to provide a service that only Team Humberside can deliver. Every person plays a vital part in achieving our commitment to keeping Humberside a safer place.
Specials are likely to get involved in all aspects of modern policing, including crime prevention, special events, football matches, missing person enquiries, road traffic accidents (the list goes on!) as well as dealing with crime such as anti-social behaviour, burglaries, fights and damage.
Police Service Volunteers are also a valued resource to Humberside Police, in a variety of roles that enhance and compliment customer service, community safety, crime reduction and ultimately public satisfaction. Anyone who is over 16 and has left secondary education can apply (subject to certain checks). When asked volunteers have joined us for various reasons, add to cv, keep active after retirement, give something back to their community.
For more information on volunteering roles within Humberside Police or to request an application form contact Joy Harvie on 01482 220723.
Community and Partnership Officer A / D Division
Community Safety Unit
01482 220723 / 3723