NARPO South Yorkshire Branches welcomes all retired police officers.
We are a part of the National NARPO which represents retired police officers of all ranks and police widows, widowers and partners of former police officers.
We offer a range of services to members including advice on pensions and other issues affecting the welfare of our members.
NARPO is the only Association which looks after the interests of retired police officers and lobbies on their behalf with Government and other organisations.
South Yorkshire has four independent branches - Sheffield, Doncaster, Barnsley & Rotherham - each run by members elected to their posts. The branches have varying levels of activity but all take the welfare of their members very seriously and will be there for members when they need that little bit of help.
Retirement can be the best part of life but we all need a little assistance as we grow older. Who better to turn to than someone who is part of the Police family. It is family we joined many years ago and NARPO is a very important part of that family.
I thought I would just clear up a couple of points in relation to Fridays determination by the Pension Ombudsman – based on the hundreds of emails I have had this morning!!
Those retiring before 1st December 2001 will not be receiving any payments as the Ombudsman has decided that the factors introduced in 1998 were sufficient.
Those retiring after 1st December 2006 will not be receiving any payments as the factors were revised as from 1st December 2006 [as a result of a successful legal case by the police Federation]
Those retiring between 1st December 2001 and 30th November 2004 will be receiving payments [if applicable] based on the new revised factors provided as of 1st December 2001.
Those retiring between 1st December 2004 and 30th November 2006 will be receiving payments [if applicable] based on the revised figures provided as of 1st December 2004.
As yet we have not had sight of the new factors produced by GAD so we are unable to indicate what this means in real terms to those so affected.
We will bring pressure to bear if required on the Home Office and Forces to bring a swift conclusion to this matter with the minimum of fuss for our members and at this stage we are hopeful that the payments will be automatic without the need for individual complaints.
Hope this helps answer any queries you may have.
Deputy Chief Executive
The first pick-up point is at 8.30am at the bus lay-by near to the Drake House Retail Park – permission to park at the Retail Park has been granted.
The second pick-up is at 9.00am at the OWLERTON STADIUM (DOG TRACK) car park – Niagara is not available on the day. Please park in the ‘disabled bays’ at the front of the buildings – again, permission has been granted for this.
Please inform Jim Fletcher (01909 561304) at which pick-up you will be joining the coach.
We should be back in Sheffield for around 5.30pm.
Please see the Sheffield Branch page.
Pat Dye has sent me an old photo of a briefing at West Bar. It looks like 'A' Group to me - see who tyou can recognise. It is on the Sheffield branch page.
See branch pages
Sheffield branch social dates - please see Sheffield Branch page.
Trip information for Sheffield Branch trips in 2015/6, please see Sheffield Branch page
Stanley Skermer, 98 years, former sergeant, has died. His funeral will take place at 11.00am on Friday 24 July 2015 at Sherwood Forest Crematorium, Owlerton, Notts.