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Rita REES, 80 years,who died on Monday 5 November, the wife of Don Rees, who retired in 1993. Rita passed peacefully away at her home in Keynsham.

Rita's Funeral Service is to be held at 11.45 am on Wednesday 21st November 2018 at Westerleigh Crematorium, family flowers only.

Date 10/11/18


Mike Hedges is giving plenty of advance notice to all golfers that the 2019 NARPO Golf Competitions will take place at Farrington Park Golf Club on Thursday 6 June.

The first tee time will be 12.28 pm and the golf will be followed by a two course meal. The cost for non-members at Farrington Park will be £34.00 each.

Please register your interest with Mike through

Date 09/11/18

Portishead Section Reunion

Mike Rowland has arranged for a Portishead Section Reunion (not the HQ at Valley Road) on Wednesday 13 March 2019 from 12 noon onwards at the Windmill Inn, Nore Road, Portishead (formerly the 'Hole in One').

Anyone connected in any way and at any time with the former police station at South Road, Portishead - sworn officers, support staff or close associates - together with partners is welcome to attend. The event is intended to be informal but in order to keep a watch on numbers those intending to come are requested to contact Mike on or via Facebook Messenger unless they have already done so.

Date 07/11/18


Timothy WEST, 51 years who died on Manday 5 November and leaves a widow, Tracey. He was not a member of this Branch of NARPO and the only information we have is that he served between January, 1996 and September, 2011, leaving from the RPU at Almondsbury.

Date 06/11/18

Obituary - UPDATED

Henry SLADE, 86 years, who died on Monday 5 November. Henry was not a member of this Branch of NARPO and his next of kin are his sons, Richard & Matthew.

Date 06/11/18

Obituary - UPDATED

Linda HUTCHINGS, 70 years, who died on Wednesday 31 October, wife of Philip Arthur (Phil), who retired in 2008. Linda had suffered a long illness. Phil lives in Ashton, Bristol.

Date 01/11/18


Robert SHACKLETON, 66 years, who died on Sunday 21 October, retired in 2005. He leaves a widow, Lynda. Robert was not a member of this Branch of NARPO.

We have been informed that Robert's Funeral Service is to be held at 11.15 am on Monday 12 November 2018 at South Bristol Crematorium, Bedminster Down, Bristol.

Date 27/10/18

REMINDER - W-s-Mare Social Evening

The Police Pensioners' Christmas Social is taking place on Wednesday 12 December 2018, 7pm to 11pm at Weston-super-Mare Cricket Club BS23 4NY.

Thus far there has not been a huge response to the Branch Newsletter entry - if you want this event to continue it is essential that sufficient support is forthcoming, otherwise it will not be viable to continue in future years.

There is no fee for the use of the club, as they rely on takings at the bar to cover their overheads. The cost of the buffet is £6 per head - please send your remittance (cheque made out to 'Avon and Somerset Branch NARPO') together with names of those attending to John Vincent. 1 Brendon Avenue, Weston-super-Mare BS23 2TE by 1st December 2018.

Date 26/10/18


Jayne CHAFFEY, 59 years, the wife of Branch Member, Andy, who joined the Branch in 2017 and remains a serving member of the Force Support Staff.

Jayne's Funeral Service is to be held at 12.30 pm on Tuesday 6 November 2018 at St John's Church, Manor Road, Taunton TA2 6EJ.

Attendees have been requested to wear at least one colourful item of clothing in celebration of Jayne's life.

In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to Taunton Association for the Homeless (TA)or to St Margaret's Somerset Hospice.

Date 24/10/18


We have received information that a former member of the Force, Paul BATHARD has died. Paul, so we are told, served at Broadbury Road from 1979 but left to pursue a different career. We have no other information about him.

His Funeral is to be held at 3.45 pm on Monday 29 October 2018 at Canford Crematorium, Westbury on Trym, Bristol.

Date 24/10/18

In Memoriam

Police Roll of Honour Trust

PC David George Petch
Died 24 October 1981, aged 31

Killed when his traffic patrol car crashed following a speeding car.

Roll of Honour

Date 24/10/18


George GRANT, 91 years, who died on Monday 8 October, retired in 1982. His next of kin is his daughter living in Bath. George was not a member of this Branch of NARPO.

His Funeral Service is to take place at 11.30 am on Friday 2 November 2018 at Haycombe Crematorium, Bath.

Date 18/10/18

Bristol Christmas Social

Thanks to Colston Chappell who has arranged another pre-Christmas get-together at the Knights Templar (Weatherspoon) pub at the rear of Temple Meads Railway Station in Bristol.

Gathering from 5.30 pm on Thursday 6 December 2018.

All former police colleagues and support staff are welcome.

Date 16/10/18


Mrs Beryl WILKINS, 89 years, who died on Friday 12 October, widow of Peter, who retired in 1983 and died in 2016. Beryl was not a member of this Branch of NARPO.

Her next of kin are her daughters Katie and Julie who live in St George, Bristol. We will update this entry should we hear of the funeral details.

Date 15/10/18

Obituary - UPDATED

Roy PACKHAM, 87 years, who died on Thursday 11 October, retired in 1982. He leaves a widow, Pamela.

Date 13/10/18


Harold Sidney EARL, 78 years, who died on Wednesday 19 September, retired in 1989. His next of kin is his widow, Angela, living in Sherborne.

Harold was not a member of this Branch of NARPO and we have no information regarding his funeral arrangements. This entry will be updated should that information become available to us.

Date 05/10/18


Mrs Ellen (Paddy) BRAY, 100 years, who died on Sunday 23 September, widow of William Tom Bray, who retired in 1969 and died in 1999. Her next of kin is her daughter living in Southampton.

Ellen's Funeral Service is to take place at 12.30 pm on Monday 15 October 2018 at Taunton Deane Crematorium.

Date 02/10/18

Weston-super-Mare Christmas Social

As in recent years this event will take place at Weston Cricket Club BS23 4NY on Wednesday 12 December 2018, 7 pm to 11 pm.

Whilst it has be necessary to find another caterer, due to Carol's retirement, the cost remains at £6 a head. (Special diet requirements can be arranged).

Please complete the slip in the October Newsletter or contact branch Welfare Officer - John Vincent - or 01934 413 153 to book your place, before 1 December 2018.

If you wish this get-together to continue, please give it your support, we need numbers to exceed 50 for it to viable, or it will go the same way as those elsewhere.

Date 07/09/18