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Come join us at the 'Big Reunion' event for Greater Manchester Police officers and staff on Saturday 13th July 2013 at Hough End Conference Centre.
Everyone is welcome - it will be a great night and a fantastic opportunity to meet up with old friends. The tickets are £15 per person and they include a hot buffet, late disco with a DJ and a late bar with member price drinks. There will be a charity raffle on the night with some fantastic prizes (meals for two, designer handbags, nights away, spa breaks - just to name a few) It should be a great night and all proceeds will go to charity - The Anya Bentham Appeal (www.justgiving.com/appeal4anya).
ARE YOU STUCK, BORED, FINDING IT DIFFICULT TO RESETTLE AFTER POLICE WORK?
FREE TRANSITION CONSULTATION FOR NARPO MEMBERS
Tanya Leslie specialises in helping anyone finding it difficult to move on after Police work.
She understands the difficulties after undertaking many interviews and helping retired and A19 Officers move on!
Tanya is offering a free friendly consultation face to face or on the phone whatever is most suitable?
Visit her website www.in-transition.co.ukand see you colleague’s views and more details
FEDERATION OF LEANDER CLASS FRIGATES
The Leander class frigate saw service from 1963 into the 1990’s and thousands of men saw service on the 26 ships of the class commissioned by the Royal Navy. In addition it saw service in Australia where it was known as the river class. New Zealand. The Netherlands, India, Pakistan, Ecuador, Chile, & Indonesia also used them. All in all it was an extremely successful type of ship.
As a result there are now a number of ships companies associations carrying forward the names of some of these grand ships. However some of the ships are not represented and people who served on these ships have no association as either the groups are aimed at individual specialisations such as comms, engineers or greenies, or a specific commission, leaving some people with nowhere to go.
JUDICIAL REVIEW AGAINST THE NEW PIP 20 METRE DISABILITY ASSESSMENT TEST
Despite continued reassurances from the Minster for Disabled People to the contrary, Disability Rights UK [NARPO are members of disability rights UK] is concerned that the wording of regulations means the higher rate of Personal Independence Payment (PIP) will only be paid to disabled people who can reliably walk only up to 20 metres.
The wording of the Social Security (Personal Independence Payment) Regulations 2013 provides for those disabled people who can reliably move up to 50 metres to be awarded only the lowest PIP mobility rate (1).
The DWP expects that 428,000 disabled people who currently get the Disability Living Allowance (DLA) higher rate mobility component will lose it altogether or receive the lower amount (2).
Disability Rights UK believes this vital issue needs to be clarified through the Judicial Review action now being taken by three disabled people against the Government’s new mobility test. We are therefore submitting an expert witness statement.
See website for full details:
LIVING IN TORREVIEJA OR JUST VISITING? WHY NOT JOIN OTHER RETIRED OFFICERS?
We are a non-profit association of retired UK Police Officers and their partners living in or visiting the Torrevieja area of Spain.
We meet for lunches on a monthly basis and would like to publicise our existence to a wider audience of retired Police personnel living on or visiting the Torrevieja area.
Or visit our website at: ARPO COSTA BLANCA
CRUISE LECTURERS REQUIRED
Ten months ago the Cruise Lecturers Association enquired from NARPO as to the possibility of former officers giving Power Point talks on the Cruise ship Thomson Spirit.
Due to an announcement nine former officers and their guests cruised during 2012. With the majority booked to cruise again in 2013.
CLA now lists over 30 former Police officers as associates. Due to providing associates for Saga Cruises, Cruise and Maritime,
Princess Cruises (Carnival) and again Thomson, there is an additional requirement for former officers to talk on Police matters and General Interest.
To date fifty associates have been booked to cruise in 2012. The anticipated requirement for 2013 exceeds one hundred.
This opportunity may appeal to many retired officers and particularly to those recently retired.
To view the CLA web site go to www.cruiselecturersassociation.com
MEMBERS CAN IF THEY WISH CONTACT CRUISE COMPANIES DIRECT, WHICH WOULD REDUCE ANY FEES PAYABLE TO AN AGENT.
IPCC – Hillsborough Investigation
NARPO has been asked to circulate correspondence in respect of the current Independent Police Complaints Commission Hillsborough Investigation for the information of all members, who may have been on duty at Hillsborough on 15th April 1989, or were involved following the tragedy.
The letter from Jane Furniss, IPCC Chief Executive and the accompanying documents about the Investigation are available through the links below. Any enquiries about the investigation should be directed to the IPCC.
|Last Updated on Monday, 13 May 2013 12:35|