Mrs Thelma BURR, who died on Saturday 17 February, widow of Gerald, who retired in 1983 and died in 2002. Her next of kin is her son, also a Branch Member, David, living in Herefordshire.
Thelma's Funeral Service is to be held at Hereford Crematorium at 4.30 pm on Monday 26 February 2018.
Avon and Somerset Constabulary Sailing Club
Introductory and Training Sessions
The Sailing Section of the Force Club are holding an introductions/re-introduction session between 11 & 15 April 2018 at the Chew Valley Lake Sailing Club. The five-day session is to achieve RYA level 2 Dinghy sailing. Members of the Force Club will be charged at £115 for the session, including group membership to the CVLSC.
There will also be an opportunity for those interested to visit the Club as they prepare for the next season, on Saturday 24 March 2018 and have a casual chat about what is on offer. The gates will be closed but not locked on this day.
For further information please contact Jeff Stratford on email@example.com.
John BELL, 81 years, who died on Friday 9 February, retired in 1985. He leaves a widow, Kate, living in Exmouth.
John's Funeral Service is to be held at Exeter Crematorium at 12.30 pm on Wednesday 28 February 2018.
Anthony Brian (Percy) PASSMORE, 84 years, who died on Monday 12 February, retired in 1983. He leaves a widow, Rita, living in Taunton.
The Family have expressed the wish for the Funeral to be confined to Family Mourners only.
Avon and Somerset Benevolent Fund - Annual General Meeting 1.30 pm on Friday 27 April 2018 in the Main Conference Room Force Headquarters,
All subscribing members of the Force Benevolent Fund are invited to attend the AGM of the Fund.
It will be helpful, for site access purposes, of those attending would give prior notice of their intention to the Benevolent Fund Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 01278 647084.
Branch Summer Outing - Gloucestershire & Warwickshire Steam Railway
Wednesday 4 July 2018
Members and their Guests are welcome to enjoy another great Branch Summer Outing. This time Linda Gittings is our organiser and we will have a day on the, nationally recognised, Gloucestershire & Warwickshire Steam Railway from their station at Prestbury - alongside the car park of the Cheltenham Race Course - all the way up to Broadway.
There will, of course, be a cream tea available on the 15.10 train departing Broadway but the day can start as early as 10.30 from Prestbury and you will have unlimited travel for the day.
Full details and the booking form will be available to Members in the April edition of the Branch Newsletter.
Cadet Sharon Bury - 8 February 1980
Geoffrey HEATH, who died on 28 January, had been living in Cornwall. Geoffrey was not a member of this Branch of NARPO and retired in 1990. His next of kin is his half-sister who also lives in Cornwall.
We have not been informed as to the Funeral arrangements.
Mrs Joan GALLAWAY, 91 years, the widow of Leslie, who retired in 1972 and died in 1996. Her next of kin is her son, Stuart, living in Cheshire.
Joan's Funeral Service is to be held at Taunton Deane Crematorium at 12.30 pm on Wednesday 7 February 2018.
Reg BALDRY, 88 years, who died on Sunday 21 January. He leaves a widow, Audrey. Reg. was the Driver Handyman at Nailsea and retired in 1994.
He was also the Sub Divisional Officer of the Special Constabulary at Nailsea.
His Funeral Service is to be held at South Bristol Crematorium, Bedminster Down, at 3.45 pm on Monday 12 February, 2018.
We regret to inform you that his daughter, Camilla, has provided details of the death of Nigel MADDERN, 64 years, who died on 17 January, retired in 2009.
Nigel's Funeral Service is to take place at 4 pm on Friday 26 January 2018 at Sedgemoor Crematorium.
Graham John JONES, 65 years, who died on Thursdat 16 January, retired in 1995. He leaves a widow, Claire.
Graham's Funeral Service is to take place at 12 noon on Friday 2 February 2018 at Mendip Crematorium, near Shepton Mallet.
We have been, belatedly, informed of the death, on 26 August 2017 of Mrs Phyllis BATH, widow of Mr P Bath, who retired in 1963 and died in 2002. She had been living in Seaton, Devon and the funeral took place many months ago. Neither were members of this Branch of NARPO.
Mrs Valerie Rose PERTOLDI, 71 years, who died on 7 January, widow of Ron Pertoldi, who retired in 1983 and died in 2014. Mrs Pertoldi was not a member of this Branch of NARPO.
This entry will be updated should we be informed of the funeral details.
We have recently been made aware of an issue in relation to the inadequate retention of important pension records around the election made by Officers in 1972, when an option was given to uprate their widows pension entitlement from a third to a half.
To make enquiries email email@example.com give date of birth, NI number and payroll number.
There appears to some uncertainty regarding widows pension entitlement.
For clarity prior to April 1972 widows pension entitlement was a third. The Police Pension Regulations changed in 1972 and Pension Contributions increased to 7% which increased the widows entitlement to a half.
The Regulations allowed those in service prior to 1 April 1972 to enhance their pre April 1972 widows entitlement to a half at a cost. At that time officers were given a time limited opportunity to upgrade pre 1972 service for the purpose of their widows pensions. In order to achieve this upgrade of earlier years, three options were offered; the payment of a lump sum, additional contributions from pay until the end of service or payment from the future police pension. Not all officers took the option to 'buy back' service.
Anyone who joined after April 1972 will automatically leave a half rate widows pension.
Anyone with service prior to April 1972 and continuing to serve, will either leave a half [if they chose to upgrade] or a mixture of a third for service prior to April 1972 and a half for the period after 1972. The election was effectively to 'buy back' previous service pre April 1972, to attract a half rate widows pension.
Mandy BARTLETT, 55 years who died on Thursday 4 January 2018. Mandy was employed for some years as the Detained Property Clerk at Taunton. She was not a member of this Branch of NARPO.
Mandy's Funeral will take place at Taunton Crematorium at 2pm on Thursday 18 January. It is the family's wish that anyone attending will be most welcome to celebrate her life.
Jean DENNIS, who died on Wednesday 3 January, wife of Frank who retired in 1994.
Jean's Funeral Service is to be held at Taunton Deane Crematorium at 2pm on Wednesday 17 January 2018.
Helen STEPHENS, 66 years, who died on Wednesday 3 January, the wife of Paul, who retired as Inspector Traffic Management in 2002. Helen has been battling cancer for seven years.
She was formerly Helen HATHWAY and will be remembered by many, from the 1970s, as an Admin Officer at Redland and Southmead and managing the bar at Redland Club in the evenings.
Helen's Funeral Service is to take place at 11.45am on Monday 22 January 2018 at Westerleigh Crematorium.