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Cleveland Police Federation

We are now fully linked to the Cleveland Police Internet and Intranet sites so serving and retiring officers can see what the branch and the Association offer.  We are also linked to the Cleveland Police Federation web site and members are welcome to visit their site and have an input.  The site can be found at: – www.clevelandpf.org

 

The Police Treatment Centre, Harrogate.

I have received the following message that may interest you:-

We are as you may know offering extra B&B rooms in 2017 and bookings are going very well across the year.    We have just sold out of rooms for the weekend of 26-28 May in Harrogate and there is very limited availability now for the Flower Show weekend commencing 21st April.   Dates and availability for Harrogate specifically can be checked on our new online calendar at www.thepolicetreatmentcentres.org/hospitality-offers/b-and-b/StAndrews-HarrogateBB

 

Rooms are selling well for the Tour de Yorkshire weekend of 28th April when Harrogate hosts the finish of Stage 2 on Saturday 29th.    As before, with the original Tour de France stage finish in 2014, Harrogate will celebrate in style with a fan zone on the stray featuring live music and entertainment for everyone – a real party atmosphere to complement the drama of the race itself.   Normal rates apply for this special weekend (£100 double or £80 single) so it is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the fun.

 

There are many weekend events throughout the year at nearby RHS Harlow Carr www.rhs.org.uk/gardens/harlow-carr with a special discount on entry for our guests.  The same also applies at Ripley Castle www.ripleycastle.co.uk/ and a little further afield – Castle Howard www.castlehoward.co.uk/ which is well worth a visit.   You can also receive a complimentary champagne upgrade when booking a Lady Betty afternoon tea at the iconic tearooms in the town centre www.bettys.co.uk/tea-rooms/locations/harrogate.  All vouchers and passes are available at our reception desk.

 

Force Chaplain

The Force Chaplain is the Rev’d David King from St. Martin’s Church, Whinney Banks who is available to anyone of any denomination who feel his help, assistance or support may be useful to them.  He can be contacted on 01642/814999 or email meaux1@hotmail.co.uk

 

Operation Hydrant.

This is the investigation into historical child abuse. I should make you aware that if any of you are contacted regarding the investigation NARPO (and I) have notes of guidance etc should you require them.

 

THE CLEVELAND VOLUNTEER POLICE CADET PROGRAMME NEED VOLUNTEER INSTRUCTORS.

The cadet programme in Cleveland has been in existence since 2009. It aims to give youngsters the chance to develop themselves, provide a service to their communities and learn about Policing in Cleveland.

We are in need of volunteers to assist us in running the programme. Our Middlesbrough unit leader has just stood down and we need a dedicated replacement. This would mean taking responsibility for the unit and their activities, in particular taking the lead in the Middlesbrough unit’s regular Wednesday night meets at the Unity City Academy. Any interested candidate would receive training and guidance for what is a very rewarding and sometimes challenging role.

Further, we are also interested in additional leaders who can help out at any of our units or on other activities on an ad hoc basis and guest speakers who have something to offer to our young people.

If anyone would like to know more please contact Craig or Jill at cadets@safeinteesvalley.org or telephone Craig on 07857 932489.

Do you enjoy DIY & Home Maintenance?
I have been asked to repeat this request as they still need handymen to cope with the volume of work.  Retired Police Officers have been taking up tools to protect people in the local community from rogue traders and dodgy tradespeople. The handymen all operate in an entirely flexible, Part-Time, Self-Employed capacity with the back up and support of national organisation Blue Local Handymen which handles the advertising and deals with calls, invoicing and other admin, leaving the handymen to get out and help people.

There is currently high demand for the service in Hartlepool and Durham, if you are interested to know more about the opportunity see www.trustinblue.com/careers or call Nick on 020 3727 4532.

 

Police Credit Union.

Information regarding the Police Credit Union can be found on the branch web site as well as the Credit Union site.

They are providing access to a PCU Christmas Loan where you can borrow between £500 and £2000 over 6 – 12 months at an APR of 9.9%. for more information ring 01217001245 or go to policecu.co.uk/loans

Police Credit Union – Cleveland Branch – MESSAGE TO ALL MEMBERS AND PROSPECTIVE NEW MEMBERS.

Have you considered saving or increasing your savings for this year?

Do you have other loans and credit cards at high APR’s?

Are you planning a New Vehicle or Home/Garden Improvements or need a Holiday?

We have funds available now subject to credit check and affordability assessment.

We are here to help!

Police Credit Union is open to retired police officers and their family members who live at the same address.

Open an easy access savings account, with payments from your Police Pension or Bank Account. Minimum saving is £10.00 per month with the maximum holding per member account being £85,000.00. (£25,000.00 is covered by free Life Insurance, subject to conditions, up to age 65 years)

A Cash ISA account is available to PCU members.

Credit Union Loans are available from £500 – £25,000 and are available subject to status, conditions and credit checks to persons 18 years and over and are covered by free life insurance, subject to conditions, to age 65 years.

Based locally in the Federation Offices @ 46 Yarm Road, Stockton-on-Tees. Carol Thorburn and Ian James are happy to talk through your needs at any time Monday to Friday between 8.30am and 4.00pm.

Telephone 01642 301465 or 0845 241 7505

Email – stockton@policecu.co.uk

Web – www.policecu.co.uk (Join online)

Police Credit Union is authorised by the Prudential Regulatory Authority and regulated by both the Prudential Regulatory Authority and the Financial Conduct Authority. Number 213306 – and covered by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme.

 

 

 Police Treatment Centre Lottery

I have been asked to inform you that the Police Treatment Centres Lottery is now available to join if you would like to support the work that they do.  They need large sums of money to maintain their services and are currently trying to match a Government grant of £1m pound for pound; they currently need £100,000 to do this.  I realise that many of you have never needed to use their facilities and there are many, like myself, who have benefitted. Most of us paid a monthly fee from our pay while serving which ceases at retirement BUT we can still use the facilities.  A lottery number costs a minimum of £1 per month with a monthly main prize of £1500.

If you feel you would like to help please visit their web site at www.thepolicetreatmentcentres.org for further information or ring their hotline on 08700585957 to receive an application form.

 

 

Collective Legal Solutions

A Will is not enough.

Preparing for the future involves more than just writing a will. The right advice could help you protect what you’ve worked hard for, ensuring an inheritance for your loved ones.
It’s a certainty that you won’t be around forever. You have probably made plans for your demise by writing a will – a sensible and responsible thing to do. But when the time comes and your estate passes to those you choose, what if there is nothing left?

Long-term care fees
According to the Dilnot Commission in 2010 more than 45,000 homes are sold each year to fund care, with one in 10 people (or one in five couples) shouldering care costs of at least £100,000. Your loved ones could be left with as little as £14,250 –full state funding begins when your estate is diminished to this level.

Mental incapacity
If I had a pound for every time I have heard: “I’ll make plans for this when I start feeling iffy”, I’d be writing this article from a beach in the Seychelles! Accident or illness can strike at any time and impairment of the mind sho