Sunday, 21 June 2015

Death of a retired Police Officer : PC 1272 Robert Pilgram Atkinson

It is with regret that we have to announce the death of a retired officer, PC 1272 Robert Pilgram Atkinson, who died on 13th June 2015 aged 94 years.
Mr Atkinson served from 1st September 1949 until his retirement on 23rd February 1974, having served at Gateshead throughout his service.
The funeral will take place on Thursday 25th June 2015 at 12 pm at Saltwell Crematorium, Gateshead followed by refreshments at the Park View Hotel, Gateshead. This service is not private.
Our thoughts are with the family at this sad time.

Saturday, 13 June 2015

Spouses Pension For Life

NARPO have been supporting a campaign seeking to achieve police spouse pensions for life, initially started by widow member Kate Hall
Kate launched a petition on this topic last year and the petition attracted over 70,000 signatures. We now wish to enlist your support in drawing more attention to the campaign directly with the recently elected members of Parliament.
Although the Government appear to have made some concessions towards spouses in this matter, those concessions have not yet been consolidated in law but in any case leave police widows and widowers in England, Wales and Scotland at a disadvantage when compared with widows and widowers of police officers from Northern Ireland, where the legislation has been changed to allow all police widows and widowers to retain their pension entitlement following co-habitation or remarriage.
We have drafted a letter on this topic with specific reference to the situation in Northern Ireland, which you may be happy to send to your local Member of Parliament to assist us in this campaign. Local Members of Parliament may also be interested in specific cases of how the current restriction on co-habitation and remarriage affects our members who are their own constituents.
Details of your Member of Parliament can be found at: FIND MY MP

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Friday, 12 June 2015

Death of a retired Police Officer : PC 903 John Knaggs

John KnaggsIt is with regret that we have to announce the death of a retired Police Officer : PC 903 John Knaggs, who died on the afternoon of 11th June 2015 aged 68 years, following a battle with cancer for the last year.
John’s service was mainly within the traffic department and he retired from the Accident Investigation Unit on the 14th July 2002.
Following his retirement as a Police Officer John served as a Vehicle Examiner until his retirement on 31st May 2011.
John leaves a widow Susan Knaggs, son Paul and daughters Carolyn and Joanne.
The funeral will take place on Friday 19th June 2015 at 1pm at St Mary’s and St Cuthbert’ Church, Chester-le-Street. This service is not private.
This service will then be followed by a private cremation.
Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to St Cuthbert’s Hospice .
Our thoughts are with the family at this sad time

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