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Mr David Gwyn Davies (Rtd. Supt) fondly known as Dai Gwyn passed away at Morriston Hospital on Wednesday 14th November. Funeral details can be found in the Obituaries section.

 

On Thursday 29th November there is a reunion for Dyfed Powys/South Wales Police Drug Squads plus No8 RCS/National Crime Squad (west) to be held at 1:00pm at The Queens Public House, Carmarthen

All those involved with these squads are welcome - the event is a drink and not a meal.

This has come about at the request of some retired Drug Squad officers from both forces who worked closely together in the late 1970’s-80’s and went on to the RCS/National Crime Squad where the two forces mixed well.  

The Office of National Statistics (ONS) have now published the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for September 2018 which shows an increase of 2.4%.
 
As a result, Police Pensions will increase by 2.4% as of April 2019.
 
Full details can be found on the ONS website by clicking here
This toolkit, developed by Police Mutual, is designed to support you to find resources and insights that will enable you to function better and change some patterns of behaviour that may be holding you back from enjoying life.
 
To access this practical guide to improving well-being, please click HERE
The sixth annual NARPO Golf Day was held at Builth Wells Golf Club recently and the below photo shows the 15 members that vied for the prestigious trophy. For a full report on the highly successful event click HERE
 
NARPO GOLF DAY 2018
 
From Left to Right:- Phil Gower, Phil Hopkins, Graeme Dickson, Robin Wilson, Gareth Wheatman, Phil Small, Mike Benbow, Mark Edwards, Alan Jones, Colin Finch, Paul Jones, Jane Ingram, Gary Evans, Des Parkinson, David Jones.
 
Staying with golf, Huw Rees and Nick Ingram, members of Carmarthen Golf Club, qualified as county winners to compete in the finals of the Welsh Seniors Greensome Foursomes Championships held at Denbigh Golf Club at the end of September. They came third in the finals, scoring a very creditable 38 points, which in golfing parlance equates to a very good round! Congratulations to both!
 
 

A list of winners for the September 2018 draw can be found in the Members Only section. (Again, NARPO members among the winners).

The inaugural Christmas lunch for the North Powys area will be held at The Lakeside Golf Club, Garthmyl on Tuesday 4th December at 12.30 pm.
 
The cost will be £24.95 for a three course lunch with coffee and mince pies.
 
A (non-refundable) £10 deposit per person is required by the venue one month before the function – cheques to be made payable to Dyfed Powys Branch NARPO .
 
If you intend coming to the lunch, I would be grateful if you could send names of those attending to me at the address below with your deposit by the end of October, along with e mail address where appropriate or telephone number, so that I can acknowledge receipt of your deposit.
 
The menu (including a vegetarian option) is available and will be circulated later. The Lakeside requires a list of choices no later than one week before the lunch.
 
I look forward to seeing as many of you as possible on 4th December.
 
Phil Hopkins  
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
22 Adelaide Drive
Red Bank
Welshpool
SY21 7RQ
The following has been received from Mr Brian Moore of the NARPO Eastbourne Branch:-
 
I am a retired Sussex Detective Chief Superintendent and recently became a committee member of the NARPO Eastbourne Branch. I spoke at the NARPO Conference held in Torquay last week seeking NARPO support regarding challenging the Government over the current plight of Policing in the UK.
 
The attached petition is critical I believe to helping to achieve the long overdue holding of a Royal Commission into policing. The wording contained within the petition summarises things succinctly. I have also been in communication with the national Police Federation Office as well as the Superintendents Association also seeking their support for this petition.
 
I am now hoping to gain your support in sending this out to NARPO Branch Secretaries for distribution amongst their members.
 
To sign the petition, click here
 

Plodding On, the IPA No 4 (Wales Region) Newsletter for July / August 2018 can be found by clicking on HERE

The following has been received from Age Cymru:-
 
Age Cymru recently launched its ‘Community Calculator’ at the 2018 National Eisteddfod in Cardiff. 
 
The bi-lingual survey will help the charity gain a better understanding of how older people view their locality in several key areas that are vital to creating an age friendly community.  For example, the survey gauges opinion on areas such as public transport, neighbourhood safety, and local health and social services.
 
You may use the electronic links to Survey Monkey below, download the pdf versions or call us for paper copies – whichever is easiest for you. 
 
If you need any further information, please contact: Michael Phillips (Communications Manager) on 029 2043 1555.
 
Electronic link to the survey: English version or Welsh version
 
To open the PDF version click on English.pdf or Welsh.pdf