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Branch email Newsletter

Would you please pass details on to our members you are in contact with who do not have email access.

The National Narpo Website carries many offers for Members, changing monthly, on Holidays, Cruises, New Cars, White Goods etc. It also has a wealth of information on Pensions, Benefits etc.

If you have recently changed or are about to change your home address, could you also let me know and I can amend your details on the NARPO Database.


We now have 191 members of the Walsall Narpo (secret) Facebook Group.  

If you are on Facebook, and you are not yet in the Group, find me on Facebook (Steve Groves) and I will add you.

Survivor Pensions

If you were a serving Officer in 1972 the survivor pension due to your widow/widower for your service up to then is a Third of your Full Pension. After 1972 the pension increased and the survivor pension from 1973 is a Half. At the time all Officers were given the option to ‘pay back’ and increase their Survivor Pensions to the 50%.

if you were a Female Officer serving in 1990 you were given a similar option.

There has been an instance elsewhere in the Country of a widow not receiving her correct pension. Her husband had transferred Forces and his paperwork had been ‘lost’. The matter was rectified when she was able to produce his original documents.

We are advising Members who fall into either category and cannot remember what they did to contact the Police Pensions Department to check their position. It is better to write in and ask. As you can imagine, the phones have been very busy. It is a time-consuming process.

WANTED - Retired Police Officers

For occasional Part Time Work of an interesting nature

carrying out Historical Research in your local area.

For further details please text or email John Tompkins (NARPO member) on 07506 998599 or

Please use the title “Researcher” and your Name and Contact Details

in order to be sent further information.

Recruiting New members

We are still on a RECRUITING INITIATIVE for New Members. If you have friends and former colleagues who are not Members of Narpo, Please let me know, or get them to contact me. Thanks

Diary Dates

We welcome Wives, Husbands and Partners to attend all our events and meetings with Members.

Here is a list of dates for your diary for 2018.

Thursday 5th April. 7.30pm. AGM, at The British Legion, Short Heath.

An Agenda, Minutes of the last meeting and a Balance Sheet for 2017 will be sent out in a Newsletter.

Friday 27th July Summer Social, 7.30pm at Aldridge Conservative Club

Wednesday 29th August, 7.30pm, “Jersey Boys” at the Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton

We have good Centre Stalls seats reserved at £44.50 per person (face Value £49.50). Please let me know if you want to reserve tickets. I will be collecting Money during March.

Wednesday 10th October, General Meeting, 7.30pm  at The British Legion, Short Heath

Friday 30th November Christmas Dinner,

7pm for 7.30pm at Calderfields, Booking Forms will be sent out in September

Thursday 20th December, Christmas Social

12 Midday - 3pm at Aldridge Conservative Club

Date Not yet arranged –

Greyhound Racing at Monmore Green.(Provisional, mid-September)

Do you have any suggestions for events, please let us know.

Services Directory

I remind you that I keep a list of recommended workers/trades/experts for all sorts of jobs and tasks. If you are looking to have work done, from some plastering, plumbing, electrics, computing, to any manner of odd jobs, ask me. If I don’t have someone on the list I can ask our members.  

Does anyone have recommendations for a Property Surveyor/Valuer ?

Regards, Steve