NORTH SUSSEX BRANCH
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George A Smith BA
The North Sussex Branch of NARPO was formed in 1991 and currently has a membership of 3 Life Members,281 Full Members, 2 Associate Members,1 Additional Member and 13 Widow Members. The branch mainly covers the areas of Horsham, Crawley, Haywards Heath, Burgess Hill, Crowborough, Uckfield, Henfield and Hurstpierpoint. We also have a number of members who live in various parts of the UK and abroad. The majority of our members served in Sussex although three members served in the Metropolitan Police. In line with the other Sussex Branches, our Widow members do not pay annual subscriptions.
The branch regularly publishes a branch newsletter and we have at least 4 branch/committee meetings a year in addition to the AGM which is held in March of each year. Bereavement notices received from a number of sources and other urgent information are circulated by the Branch Secretary by email to those members who have that facility. The notices are also included in the newsletters for those who do not have email. The branch is strongly concerned in the welfare of members and our Branch Chairman is the main contact for all Sussex NARPO branches in respect of advising members who are subject of Injury on Duty Pension reviews and actively liaises with The Police Federation.
The Branch Officers meet as necessary with the Officers of the other five Sussex Branches in order to discuss Regional and National matters and how best to provide services to our members across the county. This enables us all to find best practice methods and provide advice and support to our membership. We also represent the branch at both Regional and National meetings
The branch also has an active social side and our Social Secretary, Roger Buttle arranges a number of social events throughout the year including a Christmas Dinner.
New members will be warmly welcomed to the branch and should contact the Branch Secretary for further details.