Newsletters The Branch Newsletter is published quarterly, in February, May, August and November. Currently 1,000 copies are printed. It is available by clicking the link on the left of the screen
The Branch Newsletter Editor is David Ashwell and he welcomes items for publication.
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John Piears arranges the distribution of the Newsletter, Telephone number 01843 845425 or see Branch Directory for his email address. Overseas members may request an Adobe PDF version for prompt delivery and to reduce costs.
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Members should be aware of an online petition concerning new regulations which will change the current format to the detriment of current widowed members. It is very relevant to our present widows and to those wives/husbands who may become widowed in the future.
Basically the earlier pension regulations only allow a police widow to receive the pension as long as she remains a widow. Should her status change through a new marriage, the right to the pension is lost. Note that the new regulations for officers joining now allows the widow to retain her pension for life.
The petition urges the Government to make the necessary change to the previous regulations to allow widows the same right.