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                                                                                                              New Inspection System Announced
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                                                                                                    DIVISIONS ARE
                                                                                                  ~  TO BE THEIR
        THE Chief Constable, Mr
        Robert Bunyard, was one of
                                                                                                  ~OWN WATCH-DOGS
        three key speakers at an
        influential conference held                                                                   A NEW force-wide in-           Operations having re-        Inspector .Peter Whent o    f
        last week to discuss the                                                                      spection system, which -       quirements tailored t o      the Deputy Chief Con-           3
        social, educational and pro-                                                                  makes Division's custo-        theit particular needs.      stable's Department.
        fessional issues involved in                                                                  dians of their own effi-         Divisions will set up         "I will have three main
        changing and developing                                                                       ciency, was announced          their own inspection teams   jobs," says Peter. "'Firstly,
        degree courses in Police                                                                      from Headquarters last         to report internally t o     I will be checking to make
        studies.                                                                                      month.                         their Divisional Com-        sure that all the Inspec-
                                                                                                                                     inanders, but the whole      tions have been carried
           Police officers under-                                                                       The new procedure will                                    out. Then I will have a
        taking higher education at                                                                , take over the role of the                                     special responsibility t o
        the present time have no                                                                    Force Inspection Team.                                        bring t o light those prob-
        course tailored to their spe-                                                               and is dewloped from a                                        lems which occur across
        cific needs, and the validity                                                             1 Divisional inspection sys-                                    the whole Force area, and
        of s u b clourses Is open to                                                                tem which has been used                                       I am t o act as a channel for
        debate.                                                                                     in Harlow since the late                                      ideas to flow from the
                                                                                                     1970s.                                                       ground t o the Chief Offi-
        I         Speakers

"         The other key speakers at
       the conference were Lord
      Scarman, who spoke on
    ' police training in com-
                                                                                                  1'     The need 10 maintain
                                                                                                      efficiency and ensure the
                                                                                                      maximum use of limited

                                                                                                      resources whenever pos-
                                                                                                      sible is the main aim of the
                                                                                                                                                                  cers and vice-versa. "

                                                                                                                                                                     Mr Whent is keen t o
                                                                                                                                                                  stress that his job is not
       munity relations, and Mr                                                                       system - but there is also                                  merely to highlight faults.
       John Alderson - the con-                                                                       an intention t o highlight                                  "I am not there to be nit-
       troversial ex-Chief Const-                                                                     differences in procedures                                   picking    about     trivial
       able of Devon and Cornwall Emphasising the need for                 Mr Robert Bunyard          and policies so as to bring                                 thipgs," he explains, "but
      .who spoke of higher educa- learned debate on the prob-                                         the      Divisions    closer                                rather to improve effi-
       tion's contribution to the lem of policing an in-                                              together.                                                   ciency and to help in the
                                                                       urgent requirement ta                                                                      changing of policies at an
       development of policing.                                        establish chairs of police
                                    creasingly complex society,
          The Chief Constable's the Chief Constable said:
          per was entitled 'The "To continue to solve prob-
                                                                       studies at our universities,
                                                                       so that we can create the
                                                                                                                                                                  early stage if they appear
                                                                                                                                                                  to be becoming out-dated.
                                                                                                                                                                  It is important that any
                of Policing'.       lems by sheer pragmatism           necessary body of know-                                                                    new systems, though, are
                                    or -political debate must          ledge and the detached de-     Each Division will be                                       the same throughout the
          The conference, spread eventually lead to serious            bating arena ,to examine given a list of routine                                           Force. "
       over two days, was attended mistakes, as there is an            that knowledge."             checks to be carried out.
                                                                                                  I with requirements as t o              Uet Ch Iaspector          It is hoped that the
                                                                                                    the frequency of such                   Peter Whent           inspection teams will start
              YOUNGSTERS PAINT                                                                      checks.
                                                                                                        All territorial Divisions
                                                                                                                                     scheme will be monitored
                                                                                                                                     from HQ.
                                                                                                                                                                  their work in the very near
                                                                                                                                                                  future, and it is expected
                                                                                                                                                                  that Sub-Divisions and
             BASILDON'S BOBBIES                                                                       will have the same pro-
                                                                                                      cedure, with Traffic and
                                                                                                                                        This monitoring task
                                                                                                                                     falls t o Detective Chief
                                                                                                                                                                  Sections could have two
                                                                                                                                                                  annual inspections.
        CHILDREN at Basildon are handing over their works
    ,   of art to the police this week.
           It's all part of a competition laid on by Basildon's
        Commander, Chief Superintendent Alan Gilling. in the
        town's junior schools. The children in their final year
        are being asked to submit a painting on the subject "The
        Police and the Community". Each school will submit.
        with the help of their Neighbourhood Beat'Officer. the
       'painting to go forward to the next stage.
           All these finalists will have their works displayed in
        the Mall outside the Savacentre at Basildon, and a
        committee. comprising of a local Magistrate, the
        Manager of Marks and Spencer's, an art teacher and a
      " senior police officer will make the final choice.
           In addition LO the 1st. 2nd and 3rd prizes there will be
        a special prize to the pupil who gives "most effort" to
        their painting. The winner's school will also receive a
        cash prize.
    .      Prizes are being donated by Marks and Spencer's and
        the Basildon Rotary Club and all the finalists will tour
        the Basildon police station and d o a "victory circuit" in a
        police car.
2        THE LAW. MARCH. 1984

Marathon thank-you
                                                                                                                                 you a hobby o absor-                Forgive me please that
                                                                                                                                 bing interest.                   I'm bad trader, because I
                                                                                                                                   Wouldn't it be nice to         am not Constable here in
                                                                                                                                 have an evening Network          Poland and our Force
                                                                                                                                 of Essex Police Radio            would not collaboration
    Dear Sir,                      sting place for the ter-      d o not consider others t o       Radio.                                                         with me to grow up my
       Through your col-           minally ill.                  play ball?                           I have spoken to him       Amateurs, both serving
                                                                                                                                 and retired.                     collection which is my
    umns, I would like to                   Yours faithfully        Offices. cars and class-       on more than one occa-                                         hobby off work and
    thank all- my personal                         D. Arber      rooms are polluted to the         sion on the IPA Net. on                y o u r s faithfully,   growing thanks goodwill
    friends and colleagues              Traffic Management       distaste of others. We            Sunday     evenings     at           Frank Woodward            peoples      (Constables)
    who sponsored me for                          Force HQ       hear so much of the               9.30pm, on the 80 metre                  Ex Dllnspector        around the world. I hope
    the Chelmsford Half                                          infringement      of    the       band.                                             G 4 FSW      you can help me. Thank
    Marathon o n b 2January.              SMOKING                rights o smokers yet the
                                                                         f                            I retired from the                                          you very much once
    1984. (I did complete the      Dear Sir.                     non-smoker must suffer            Essex Force in 1965 and                BADGES                  again.
    13 mile course).                  The unpleasantness of      the waste product of              about seven years ago                                             With best wishes and
                                   cigarette smoking is well     others.                           became       a       Radio    Dear Sir.                        sincerest regards. Take
  As a result. I have                                               Many people genuine-           Amateur. It is a great           I will with your assis-
                                   ljnown to the non-smok-                                                                                                        care.
passed the sum collected                                         ly suffer medical prob-           hobby, and I have work-       ting add to my Police                      Yours sincerely
of £ 2 2 2 . 1 4 ~ to the          er.
                                                                 lems as a result of being         ed all the continents in      insignia collection and                Jack L. Marczewski
Chelmsford         Hospice           It is unfortunate that      near cigarette smoke. Is          the world using simple        knowledge about work-
Appeal.                                                                                                                                                              98-220 Zdunska Wola,
                                   those who wish not t o        it s o wrong t o desist           wire dipole aerials.          ing of the Constables in                     Srebrna 3a/3.
                                   secondary smoke are           whilst on duty o r at work           Another ex-Essex man       England and Essex.                                Poland.
      A 'pecia1 thanks      Pc     constantly bombarded          in company with others?           has also just qualified          I would like t o ask you      Ed:- We're trying to help
    Chelmsford Police Sta-         with this
                                   obnoxious dangerous and
                                                  substance         Finally, l have no wish        and will shortly be with      if you could send me a
                                                                 to stop others from               us - I refer t o Les                                           Jack out with badges.
    tion. and his wife Gwen.                                                                                                     C a p and Helmet Badges          but we thought an Essex
    who devote an enormous         throughout their              smoking, except in inflic-        Manning who used t o be
                                                                 ting it on me in joint                                          and information about            Collector might like t o
    amount of time raising           With this in mind, why                                        in the Control Room at        your Force. and very
                                                                 company we have to                HQ. Of all things. he has                                      get in touch with him.
    money for this most jus-       not encourage those few                                                                       extra - if you possible a        Why not give your Polish
    tified appeal, a final re-     smokers in the force who      share. Is consideration           managed to get back his
                                                                 too much to ask?                                                Capmelmet Badges of              a try and drop him a
                                                                                                   old (pre-war) call sign -     City of London. Metro-
                                                                            Nigel Harbour          G 4 PG.                                                        line?
                                                                               Sergeant 340                                      politan Police. Guernsey
                                                                                  Basildon.           So come on you             and epaulette rank insig-

                                                                                                   pensioners. Contact your      nia of Chief Constable. It       Letters to
                                                                       AIR-WAVES                   local radio club o r          would be greatly appeci-
                                                                 Dear Sir,                         Technical College and         ated. So I thank you
                                                                                                                                 from all my heart in
                                                                                                                                                                  The Law,
                                                                   I was most interested           have a go at the examin-
                   THE PROFESSIONALS                             to see a letter in "The           ation     necessary     to    advance for your inter-          Force H.Q.,
                                                                 Law" from Inspector Bri-          qualify.                      national goodwill and
    ITS fashionable these days for police officers to talk       an Boon (G4 TRE) on                  It's not too difficult     writing    back.      Many       Chelmsford
    about their job as a 'profession' o r themselves as          the subject of Amateur            and will eventually give      thanks!
    'professionals' or their skills as 'professionalism'. Fair
    enough, I suppose, if you want to use those words in
    the day-to-day conversational sense, but what is a
    'profession' and what is it that gives a 'job' that
    professional status?
        The sociologists - who, of course, have a
     particular penchant for denfinitions - have isolated
     a number of criteria, the presence of which they
     would consider essential to establish 'profes-
     sionalism'.                                                 ON February 11 a Disco
                                                                 was held at Purleigh
       The most formidable of these criteria would seem          Village hall organised by
     to be that, to be regarded as a profession, an              members of the Maldon
     occupation must have a basis in its own, established        Police.     100     people
     body of theoretical knowledge.                              attended the function
       Now that's easy enough to understand when you're          which was in the aid of
    looking at the medical profession, o r the legal             the Harrods Bomb Vic-
    profession - but is doesn't seem to apply to policing,       tim Appeal Fund in
    or to a lot of other folks who loosly call themselves        London.
    'professionals'.                                                During the course of
                                                                 the evening a raffle was
       When you stop and think about it, 'policing' can          held, the prizes having
    dip into just about any body of knowledge you'd like         been generously donated
    to name. Certainly sociology and psychology; de-             by local firms in the
    finitely the law; there's a healthy smattering of the        Maldon and Latching-
    sciences involved in the detection of crime, to say          don area. There were
    nothing of the application of organisational and             about forty prizes rang-
    education,al theories and so on.                             ing from a table lighter
                                                                 to a gallon of whisky.
                         ONE ROOF                                   The proceeds of the
                                                                 raffle raised f 142, which
                                                                 has been forwarded to
       There's a clear need to pull these snippets of other
                                                                 the Appeal Fund.              I
    people's specialities under one roof, and use them as a
    basis to develop a substantial theory of policing.
    There is a real need to know, quite simply, what
    we're doing, why we're doing it, and how we are to do
                                                                                       THE HQ SEAXES SHOP
    it in the future.
       The need for this theoretical base to support our                               announce their once-in-a-lifetime
    occupation goes much futher, of course, than a desire
    to mitigate the pretentiousness of calling ourselves
                                                                                          bargain sale to clear stock
       The Chief Constable pinpointed the main issue
    when he gave a warning last week in his address
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    supporting the establishment of chairs of police
    studies a t universities. If we do not have a theoretical
    base upon which to develop tomorrow's policing, then
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    we are left only with 'sheer pragmatism' to solve our
    problems. And when solutions appear to be inadequ-                Oil -plugs -points -filter, all for g7.50                       *      Fan belts 2Op        * Car mats 60p
    ate, we need the detached debating chamber of
     academic to test our knowledge, o r we will have only
     political debate to give us guidance
                                                                     Locking petrol caps £2          * Leathers £1.25            Sun-glasses 40p         * Exhaust bandages 30p
       The Chief concluded that continuing to solve                                                   Car polish 50p            Chrome polish 40p
     problems only by sheer pragmatism and political
     debate must eventually lead to 'serious mistakes".
       It seems a masterly understatement.                       I                                   + many other bargains                                                                    I
                                                                                                                                                                   THE LAW. MARCH. 1984          3

                                         BASILDON'S VISITORS
                                   Groups of Basildon Councillors have been visiting
                                   their local police station to take a look behind the
                                   scenes this month.
                                      The invitations to the local politicians came from
                                   Divisional Commander, Chief Superintendent Alan
                                   Gilling, after councillors were quoted in a local
                                   newspaper article.
                                      The quotes were critical of the police role in dealing
                                   with youngsters, particularly motorcyclists, and Mr
                                   Gilling found it necessary to reply.
                                      In an effort to put forward the police viewpoint he
A N ESSEX officer's hobby has      offered an open door, and three groups of councillors
enabled the Home Office
Forensic Scientists to establish   have accepted his invitation.
a whole new system to help with       The vistors were received with a chat and a cup of
the Scientific Investigation of    coffee, followed by a tour of the building.
   Pc Chris Caten stationed at
                                      Scenes of Crimes officers explained their role and a
North Weald has a vast and         traffic car was made available to demonstrate and
documented matchbox label          explain its specialist equipment. Breathalyser devices
colhtion, and two years ago        were laid on, and councillors met the Neighbourhood
vdunteered to assist in putting
together a Matchstock Refer-       Beat Officers to hear of their particular problems.
ence Library for the Birming-         The evenings ended in the recreation room. with
ham Laboratory.                    refreshments and an opportunity to ask questions and
   Since then he has spent a       discuss what had been seen during the evening.
great deal of his own time in
research. writine to even cor-

the most unlikely couriers to
return samples to him. His
work has been detailed in a
lengthy report and forwarded
to the scientists so that it can
form the basis of the new

residuais left at the scenes of
fires and serious crimes.

tion up-to-date.

                                                                                                  HARLOW Division showed themselves off to          made full use of the Centre's excellent

                                                                                                  the public last month in a week long exhibition   acoustics.
                                                                                                  in the town's Harvey Centre.                        Thursday was particularly popular with an
                                                                                                    The undercover shopping centre makes an         excellent debut for the Communications'
                                                                                                  ideal dis,,lav facilitv, and the      manage-         - - -
                                                                                                                                                    demonstration and a lively self-defence display

                                                                 town from 1965 to 1967.

For those of you irritated over the years by the sight of                                          The Medical Scheme Managing Group has negotiated with Crusader Insurance the
PS Frank Bell's cap peak may we offer this, his last pre-        he's been a familiar face         renewal subscription rates for the year beginning May 1.
                retirement photograph.                           at HQ.                              Due to an increase in medical charges and the high level of claims made by
                                                                                                   subscribers it was found necessary to increase the monthly rates to those shown
I                                                                                            I     below. Thanks to the generosity of the serving police officers' representatives the
                                                                                                   increase for all Groups was held to 12'12%across the board.
               Colchester Police Sports Club                                                       Effective May 1, the new monthly rates will be:
                                                                                                                       Serving          Serving          Pensioners       Pensioners
                                                                                                                       Officers         Civilians        under 65         65 and over
                     ST PATRICK'S NIGHT                                                                                E per month      E per month      f per month      f per month

         &                                                                                         Single
                                                                                                   One parent family 11.77              13.41             15.20           20.30
                                                                                                   At the same time the Schedule of Benefits has been improved as follows:
                                                                                                   Section A - Surgeons' and Anaesthetists' Fees for operations -
                                                                                                                       Major Plus - E625
         8. Opm                                               'The Copper Pot'                                         Major - £500
                                                                                                                       Intermediate - E300
        Saturday                                              Colchester Policv                                        Minor - f 150 (no change)
        March 17                                                                                   Additional benefit for major operations - E1,UW).
                                                                  Station                          An amended insert for Crusader brochures, now held by members, incorporating the
                                                                                                   new subscription rates and benefits will be printed and distributed in due course.
                   C O M E D I A N , D A N N Y O'HARA                                              They system of operating the Scheme remains unchanged.
                                                                                                      It will be assumed that existing members will continue in the Scheme, unless the
                                                                                                   Group Secretary at HQ is advised to the contrary, in writing.
I     Tickets £2.50                                          Includes supper                 II       Serving police officers and serving civilians have been notified by means of Force
                                                                                                   Order B; members of both Police Pensioners Groups have been written to individually
                                                                                                   on how to effect the changes.

    4        THE LAW. MARCH, 1984

                    ESSEX GIRLS TO (
                    THE LENGTH OF B

                                                                                                                                                            THE girls are collecting
                                                                                                                                                            money to help with a
                                                                                                                                                            project particularly dear
                                                                                                                                                            to Sue Watt's heart.
                                                                                                                                                              The surgeon who oper-
                                                                                                                                                            ated on her so successful-
                                                                                                                                                            ly is looking to buy a
                                                                                                                                                            new, sophisticated can-
                                                                                                                                                            cer scanner for St
                                                                                                                                                            Bartholomew's Hospital.
                                                                                                                                                               D r John Shepherd
                                                                                                                                                            said the machine itself
                                                                                                                                                            wiLl cost thousands of
                                                                                                                                                            pounds, but extra cash is
                                                                                                                                                            also needed to help train
                                                                                                                                                            the staff necessary to
                                                                                                                                                            operate the equipment,
                                                                                                                                                            and it is this money the
                                                                                                                                                            girls are hoping to raise.

                                                                                                                                                               The present scanner is
                                                                                                                                                            out of date and the new
                                                                                                                                                            machine will be able to
                                                                                                                                                            trace     cancer   much
                                                                                                                                                            earlier, and so give bet-
                                                                                                                                                            ter chances of recovery.

            THREE Essex police women are to cycle             Sue entered into Bart's Hospital at the     Edinburgh from Stansted, courtesy of Air       Baker who will receive donations spa
            from John 0' Groats to Land's End to raise
                 -                                         end of the summer of 1982 and was              UK Ltd. on their new shuttle service to        shin nromises.
            money for charity, it was announced this       subjected to chemotherapy and surgery.         Scotland, and then travel as British Rail's
                                                           She lost most of her hair in the first two     guests to John O'Groats.                        Although this is the first time for the
            month.                                                                                                                                      Sue's, Jean Seager has made this jou
              WPC's Sue Watts from HQ, Sue Kelly           weeks, and was operated upon successfully         Then it's on their bikes, and a ten o r
                                                           in the November.                                                                             before. In 1979, to raise f 1,000 for
            from South Ockendon and Jean Seager                                                           eleven day journey south to Land's End.       'Year of the Child,' she followed the r
            from Braintree are setting out at the end of      Sue is back at work now and feels that
                                                                                                          The girls will pass through l 1 force areas   alone.
            May to cover the 1,000 miles in about 13       this cycle trip will not only raise money to   and are hoping for accommodation and
            days and are hoping for support from their     combat cancer but will give other sufferers
                                                                                                          support as they go.                             It was Jean - an acomplished ride
            collea~ues.                                    confidence.                                                                                  who gave Sue Watts the neca

              ~hgdecision make the trip arose from
                           to                                 "We hope this venture will bring strength     At the moment the girls are training        support to put her ideas into action, b~
            the incredible recovery from a cancer          to other cancer suffers" she says "and         hard and have circulated sponsorship          the girls are raring to go now and loo
        ;   operations made by Sue Watts over the last     reasurrance to their families."                forms to all Divisions. Their fund is being   forward to strong support from I
        i   2 years.                                          The girls and their bikes are to fly to     administered by WIChief Inspector Lorna       colleagues.

               I   ...................... (name)of.............................

            I JEAN SEAGER                                   (tick as required)

                                    Police HQ, Chelmsford.)
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YCLE                                                  I

                                                          THE Force Band 15 holding a             the Metropolitan Police Station at    £3.50 and will be on sale at thk
                                                          concert to ralse money for the          Chelsea..
                                                                                                   -   ..
                                                                                                   -- - --
                                                                                                                                           -   ~~~

                                                          Harrod's bomb victims' -fund later                                              Band members are particularly
                                                          this week.                                Chelsea's Commander is coming       looking fonvard to a trip to the
                                                                                                      the concert. as         as lhe    continent in the early summer.
                                                            The performance will be at the        administrator of the fund, Chief
                                                                                                                                          At the end of May
                                                          Marconi's Club in Beehive Lane.         Superintendent Ryan. and the          the district of Roth in West off to
                                                                                                                                                                  are Ger-
                                                          Chelmsford on Friday March 16.          cheque will be handed to him on the
                                                          starting at 7.30pm.                     evening.                              many for
                                                                                                                                        concerts. a week-long series of
                                                            Tickets for the concert will be        The Band is in the throes of a         There will be five performances
                                                          available at the door and all pro-     busy series of engagements and have    and the whole trip was laid on at the        -
                                                          ceeds are to go to the Knightsbridge   recently recorded their first record   instigation of the Brentwood Twin-
                                                          Incident Fund, which is centred on     - 'Polished Brass.' The record costs   ning Committee

                                                              MOTOR - CYCLE
                                                               EVENING AT
                                                                STANWAY                                                 Published last month
                                                                                                                     is 'The Police Officer in
                                                                                                                                                      gives some very good
                                                                                                                                                      advice on how to behave
                                                          STANWAY Traffic Garage are to run another of their
                                                                                                                     Court - A Guide to               in Court - especially
                                                          successful motorcycle evenings on the 29th of this                                          useful    for    junior
                                                          month.                                                     Presenting Evidence' by
                                                                                                                      Roland Bartle, a barris-        officers.
                                                             The previous evening which was held two years ago.
                                                          attracted over 200 guests and the event will feature       ter and Metropolitan               Wittily illustrated by
                                                          displays, films. lectures and competitions all aimed at    Stipendiary Magistrate          PC John Whittaker, this
                                                          motorcyclists.                                             at Bow Court for the last       little book is $2.50 in-
                                                             Tickets are available through CSB schools officers.      12 years.                      cluding post and package
                                                          from local motorcycle dealers and from Stanway                Clearly and interest-        from the Police Review
A map of Britain showing the means of transport           Garage.                                                    ingly written the book          Publicity COLtd.
   t o be used along the route by the 3 girls.

ue Kelly considers an unusual machine for her money
 ride. Let's hope she settles for something more
            befitting the journey.                    I
6        THE LAW, MARCH, 1984
                                    unless absolutely neces-         year - 50 pence. As our           bers, aged 67 years, who
                                    sary.     Furthermore.     I     requirements have to be noti-     retired from Southend-on-
                                    would also remind Mem-           fied by May 3. It is essential    Sea Constabulary in 1%7.
                                                                     that I be informed early to       On Feburary 1, 1984, ex
                                    bers that our annual Pre-        ensure the diaries are avail-     Sergeant AIbert V. Herring-
                                    cept (40%) to the NEC is         able at the Annual Confer-        ton, aged 78 years, who
                                    based on actual member-
                                    ship whether the subscrip-
                                                                     ence in September. It may be
                                                                     possible to confirm the cost
                                                                                                       retired from Essex County
                                                                                                       Constabulary in 1948.
                                                                                                                                                      Micros hold the key
                                    tions have been paid or          in the April issue of 'The
                                    not. I therefore urge de-        Law'.                                                                 A L O T of children woke up Christmas Day and found themselve.~
                                                                                                               Retirements                  launched into the computer age wrth a personal computer,
                                    faulters t o give more co-                                                                             Spectrum. Vic 20 or the like. and. having spoken to various
                                    operation and thus assist                 Bowlers                   Inspector Tony C. Spurgeon.
                                                                                                                                           fathers, it seems that, when the games have lost their magic. the
                                    the smooth working of the                                           station at Traffic Lalndon,
                                                                                                                                            complicated task of actually programming the things has been
                                    Branch. In all probability          A set of four Woods (Vita-      retired February 29. 1984.
                                                                                                        after 31 years 249 days            passed up to dad. Many policemen have cracked theproblem and
                                    this will be the Treasurer's     lite) complete with case. in                                          are writing programmes. but I am aiming here at the owners of
                                                                     excellent condition. are avail-   service.
                                    and my own last year in                                                                                cupboard-bound micros.
                                                                     able - price £30. Likely           PS 317 Robert M. Hills,               I am also aiming at the people who lose sight of their money-
                                    Office and we are anxious        purchasers should contact me      stationed at Driving School.
                                    to hand over as 'clean a                                                                               planning. extend their budget accounts and run into cash-flow
                                                                     on (0245) 355750.                  retires March 16. 1984. after      problems. thereby making an enemy at the Bank. I've rescued a
                                    slate' t o our successors as                                       26 years 299 days service.          few lately and have cast my mind to prevention rather than cure.
                                    possible.                                                           PC 1075 Alan H. Harmes.                The micro holds the answer to all our problems.
                                                                                                       stationed at Stebbing. retires          When you walk into Smiths and look at the software on the
                                             Chelmsford                                                 March 16. 1984, after 26           shelf. you see Starbusters. Hobbit. Froggy and UN the other
                                                                       The Annual General Meet-        years 280 days service.
                                               Luncheon              ing will be held on Saturday                                          games to fit on the computer. The one we A L L need is a little
        Subscriptions                                                May 12. at 10.30 hrs in the        PS 239 Murdo Macinness,            known tool called the Spreadsheet. I t is there for any make o  f
                                       The luncheon this year will                                      stationed at Chelmsford. re-

                                                                     Staff Canteen. Coffee and                                             micro.
SLlPS      showing      the         be held on Saturday. Septem-                                        tires March 16. 1984. after 17
                                    ber 1. in the Staff Canteen.     biscuits will be avaialble at
amount of arrears are                                                 10.00 hours. I hope for a         years 156 days service.
                                    Police Headquarters. 12.30                                          Inspector Terrence A. J. Hor-
being sent out shortly. but         for Ipm. The Licenced Bar        bumper turn-out this year.
I would remind the defaul-          will be available from 1 1.30    Agendas will be sent out           ton, stationed at Force Train-
ters that these reminders.          hours. Arrangements are          shortly.                           ing School. retires March 14.          Once entered, the micro spreadsheet knows (becauseyou told it
with     the     additional         already in hand and invita-                                         1984. after 30 years 47 days       once. and it never forgets) all your regular outgoings. You simply
                                                                                                       >C1 V I L C .
postage involved, throw             tions will be sent out during           Obituaries                                                     enter your month's paycheque, your cheques paid out and it
more work on the Treasur-           AprilIMay .                                                        PC 1245 Cyril J. Clark.             immediately tells you your monthly balance/defecit.
                                                                     On January 28, 1984, ex           stationed at HQ. CID. retires           You may want to buy a domestic item and think you can affrd
er and myself. Branch                                                                                  March 24. 1984, after 30 year
                                                                     Constable Phillip G. Fenton,                                          it. Before you do, you enter it in the appropriate place and micro
rules are definite that any                        Diaries                                             service.                            immediately tells you what your monthly balance will be ifyou do.
                                                                     aged 75 years, who retired
member more than three                Orders for 1985 Diaries        from       Southend-on-Sea        Supt Frank A. Reed. sta-               So what does it look like? Well, it is simply a row of columns
years in arrears is struck          will be taken at the AGM on      Borough Constabulary in           tioned at HQ. Communica-            for each month, and the items of expenditure or income you put in
off membership. How-                Mav 12. The cost has not vet     1%4.                              tions and Planning. retires         yourself down the left hand side. When you want to use it. your
ever. we are very reluctant         been notified but it is ;X-      On January 31, 1984, ex           March 31. 1984. a f t e r 30        switch on the micro. plug it into the TV. play the Family Budget
t o take this severe Step           pected to be the same as last    Serzeant Charles H. Tim-          years 64 days.                      tape or whatever you have called it and there you are: right in
                                                                                                                                           front of your eyes is your month's budget and every preceeding
                                                                                                                                           month as weN.
                                                                                                                                               The cost? About f 10 if you already have a micro. If you don 1
                                                                                                                                           have one. the Spectrum 48K will set you back about f 129. £10 for
                                                                                                                                           the softweare and the use of a portable cassette player. The effect
                                                                                                                                           of actually having your budget instantly available is quite
                                                                                                                                           extraordinary. The cost of borrowing your way out of trouble can
                                                                                                                                           be many times the price of a micro, and l a m convinced that the
                                                                                                                                           only reascn we get into the red is because. we GUESS how much
                                                                                                                                           we can afford and don 'r actually watch our accounts from day to
                                                                                                                                              So. don't be afraid of computers because they are too
                                                                                                                                           complicated. They are only complicated if you programme them
                                                                                                                                           ~ourse(f. you buy the programn1e.s (called Software 3 somebodj
                                                                                                                                           else has already done the difficclrlr hi/. A one-off payment of fl5L
                                                                                                                                           or so is a small price to pay for peace of mind.

                                                                                                                                           3 Force-lottery
                                                                                                                                               RESULTS of the draw held at Rayleigh on 29
                                                                                                                                               February, 1984: 1st prize PS Maloney, Witham,
                                                                                                                                               £1,444.60; 2nd prize PS Cresswell, Harlow Traffic,
    DC Tim Jeffs and PC Dick Jones were responsible for               Hullivan of the Mentally Handicapped Associaiton, Brian                  £722.30; 3rd prize Mrs I. Boyle, Basildon, £361.15;4th
    organising the Clacton CID Charity Dinner and Dance which         Brewerton of the Colchester and District ARMS Society and                prize DC Johnson, Clacton, £180 .57. Consolation
    was held last December. Such an event is not in itself unique,    PC Dick Jones, meeting representatives of the CID and their              prizes at £36.11 each; Supt Smith, HQ Complaints; PS
    but this occasion raised the magnificent sum of f 1,426.26~.A     families at Colchester Police Station on February 6 when
    fortunate guest from Brightlingsea won the evenings lucky         cheques for the sum raised were handed over. It is hoped to              Fisher, Hatfield Peverel; PC Morgan, Walton; PC
    ticket prize of a home computer.                                  arrange another Dinner and Dance in a years time and                     Oakley, Traffic Investigation Unit; PS Rulten,
       The picture shows from left to right: DC Tim Jeffs, Eric       improve on this year's total.                                            Clacton.

                                                                                                                                           FORD Cortina X reg,                 1979 Eccles Topas 2, 12ft
                                                                                                                                           1981. 2.OGL. metallic               3in. Fridge. awning. gas
                                                                                                                                           forest green, sunroof, low          fire, tinted windows,
                                                                                                                                           mileage, one owner. excel-          many extras, £1.800. M.
                                                                                                                                           lent condition, £2,995. PC          C. Storrar. Chelmsford
                                                                                                                                           Golding. Rayleigh Station           Station. o r Chelmsford
    FOR SALE: Water skis.           TOW bar, 50mm ball and           362581.
                                                                                                        YL             beago,   Kaylelgh   or South Benfleet 57628.            75420.
    good condition. suitable        electrics for Ford Capri.
    for mono skiing. £35. PS
                                                                     ELECTRONIC        game.                                                        THIS is your FREE small-ad service. Please use this
                                    £25. DC K. Gurney.               Donkey Kong, JR. new               WANTED: Piano. Up-
    Beaveridge, HQ, ext 562.        Chelmsford Station or                                               right style, suitable for                   form as we regret that ads cannot be accepted over
                                                                     condition. £10. PC Lay.                                                        the*phone or on plain paper. Send your ad to
    SMALL wetsuit, "shortie"        466872.                          Traffic, o r Chelmsford            child t o learn to play.
    style. black. £15. PS                                                                               Contact PC Seago at                         "Market Place", The Law, Police HQ, Chelmsford.
                                     BLACK ~ a b r a d o r pup-      3531 18.                                                                       Thank you.
    Beaveridge, H Q ext 562.         pies, Kennel Club regis-                                           Rayleigh Station.
    FIAT 127, Special. R reg.        tered, excellent working        FOUR      bed     detached
    needs some work, taxed.                                          house. 1969 built. Central         WANTED: Spirte Mus-                - - - - - - - - - - I - - - - - - .

                                                                                                                                           1         BLOCK LETTERS PLEASE - ONE WORD PER
                                    pedigree, sire field trial                                          keteer caravan, approx
    MOT till September. 1984,       champion. dam good               heating.   cul de sac                                                 I                          BOX
    radio, £500 ono. L. Nunn.                                        position, garage. cavity           1982, must have awning.
                                    steady worker, £80 each.
    telephonist,     Colchester     PC A. Clay, Latchingdon          wall insulation. Leigh-on-         PS Matthams, Braintree             I
                                                                                                        Station   or   Braintree
    Station.                        Station      or    Maldon        Sea, £39,995, DS New-
                                                                                                        45328.                             I
    FORD ConsuVGranada                                               man, Southend Station o r
    saloon. 1973. automatic.
                                     3 T " 4 , ,
                                    GSD ALSATIAN pup-                                                   BLACK        LEATHER
    power steering. tow bar.        pies. good pedigree. good                                           jacket, new, 42in chest.           I
                                                                     BICYCLE excellent con-
    taxed and tested. very
    pleasing condition, 50.000
                                    temperament. PC Cham-            dition.   Elswick.   26in          £55. PC Simpson. Col-              I
    miles, £550. Chief Inspec-
                                    berlain. Tillingham Sta-
                                    tion o r 0621 87258.
                                                                     wheels. hub gears, suit 10         chester Traffic o r St
                                                                                                        Osyth 821347.
    tor Devlin, HQ extension                                         to 14 year old. Hardly                                                I
                                    TWO pink dralon wing             used £40. PS Hesketh.
    376.                            chairs plus two matching                                             TEAK VENEER side-                 I
    FORD Capri 2.OGL.                                                Harlow Station o r Ongar
                                    pouffes. £100, vgc; garage                                           board. 6ft 6ins. very
    1981. 28,000 miles. bronze      door and frame, £40.
                                                                                                         good condition. cutley            I        Name and Rank                      Station
    coachwork. brown in-
    terior, radio. sunroof. five
    months, tax, £3.450. PC
                                    D/Insp Miller Braintree
                                    Station o r 0376 61 192.
                                    ZENITH        EM     35mm
                                                                     TWO riding hats 6% and
                                                                     6'18. perfect conditioin.
                                                                     virtually unused. £8 each.
                                                                                                         drawer.    drinks cup-
                                                                                                        .board. etc. £20; Flymo
                                                                                                         15in Hover, good work-
                                                                                                                                                Home telephone          Signed
                                                                                                                                                                                    1 IzIIEII
    R. A. Buckland. Wethers-        camera c/w flash gun and         Superintendent T. Rands.            ing condition, £30. Jacky         1 ,                      I

    field Station o r Dunmow        gadgets bag, new condi-          headquarters     extension          Merrison, H Q ext 512.
    850373.                         tion, £40 ono. PC Lay.           497.                                or Witham 519136.
                                                                                                                                                                               THE LAW. MARCH, 1984           7

                                                                      Rent Allowance                                                                    Pay up-date
                                                                    'THE officialside of the Police Negotiating Board have                    AT A Meeting o f Standing Committee 'C' o f the Police
                                                                    refused to continue with the efforts of the conciliators to               Negotiating Board, o n Wednesday, 15th February.
                                                                    settle the problems arising from their attack on our Rent                  1984. the following terms o f reference were agreed for
                                                                    Allowance entitlement.                                                    the pay review 1984. T o conduct, under the Chairman-
                                                                        They now insist that the matter be referred to                        ship i f Sir Harold Atcherley and with O . M . E .
                                                                    Arbitration.                                                              assistance. an examiniation of police pay, under thc
                                                                        As I understand it the arbitrator will be asked to                    following headings:-
                                                                    decide the issue based upon the Staff Side's original
                                                                ,   paper in response to the Official Side's original                            a ) a broad comparison of the relative position o f
                                                                    proposal. The Staff Side maintained the position that                     police officers in the pay league now, and since the full
                                                                     Rent Allowance was fairly, and independently calcu-                      implementation o f Edmund Davies; and whether there
                                                                     lated for each individual, within each Force, related to                 has been a relative change in the position o f police
                                                                     the standard of housing provided by the relevant Police                  officerc:
                                                                     Authority.                                                                  b ) a detailed examination o f the effects o f the
                                                                        The Official Side proposed that Rent Allowance                        application o f the index o f average earnings since that
                                                                    should be related to the AVERAGE cost of Council                          time and specificially whether application of an earnings
                                                                     Housing for the whole country, with an addition for                      index t o police basic pay has introduced any distortions;
                                                                    Rates and Water Rates paid by the occupant, and a
                                                                    further sum to reflect the Compensatory Grant element                       c ) a technical appraisal o f the earnings index, t o                 ,

                                                                    currently applied to Rent Allowance.                                      consider whether its composition has changed t o any
                                                                        This proposal resulted in an average allowance for                    significant extent since the full implementation o f
                                                                     Provincial Forces of £22.03 per week, and f28.73 for                     Edmund Davies;
                                                                     London Forces per week.                                                    d ) a wide ranging analysis o f other changes in
                                                                                            Anomalies                                         conditions since Edmund Davies.
                                                                        I have already gone into the problems which revolve                      I have set out the proposals in the official jargon,
     Crowd C0"t roI                                                  round the Official Proposals, and the anomalies that are
                                                                     thrown up. The Official Side have steadfastly refused to
                                                                     even comment on these problems, let alone explain how
                                                                                                                                              straight from the horse's mouth, because after last
                                                                                                                                              month's column, I was accused o f being a "bush
                                                                                                                                              telegraph" going into print with rumours! I object most
   certain rumours are           which can be obtained
abroad that at the present       from m y office).                   they would administrate them.                                            strongly t o that. T h e rumours have since been admitted
       the force is not accep-      ln the event that an                The arbitrator will therefore have to decide, and then                t o have been facts, and I a m a firm believer that the
ting responsibility for in-      officer is injured at Train-                           to
                                                                     put his pro~osals the Home Secretary, who will then                      members of this force and any other that cares. should
juries received b y officers     ing and the injury i s              be required either, to initiate his recommendations, or                  know the facts, whether they be unpalatable or easily
undergoing Crowd Con-            caused b y negligence o n           reject them in favour of the status quo (the current                     swallowed. W h a t I won't swallow is the unpalatable
trol Training. o n the basis     the part of the Authority.          method of calculation). I am given to understand that he                 habit of evading the truth, which seems t o Wave crept
that officers                    then the Police Federation                                                                  n
                                                                     cannot reject the status qU0 in favour of a ~ 0 ~ I l i of g             into what has always been and open organisation.
for this type o f duty.          will take civil Action for          conditions, should the arbitrator indicate a midway
                                                                     point between the two amounts. We shall have to sit and                                            Appraisal
so are not entitled to           compensation on behalf of
compensation for injuries        the injured officer. There          wait-                                                                      Having got that o f f m y chest, m y appraisal o f these
received at training ses-        are claims in progress at              I believe the arbitration hearing is set for Monday                   headings are that they be simplified as follows:-
    ~t is also rumoured that
officers pursuing claims
                                 the moment.
                                    T h e injury may have
                                 been inflicted b y a col-
                                                                     26th March 1984, which will mean that the Home
                                                                     Secretary will have to move fairly swiftly before the
                                                                     deadline imposed by the Official Side - which is All
                                                                                                                                                a ) t o see i f we have maintained out position in the pay
                                                                                                                                              league tables and i f we have gone t o o far u p , t o see i f we
for compensation through         league in what can only be                 Day 1984-                                                         can be stabilised in some way;
the Police Federation are        termed as "a criminal ac-
being refused o n the same       tion" by Another officer at                                                                                    b) t o see i f our basic pay is as basic as it should be (in
grounds.                                                                                                                                      their opinion, not ours);

                                                                                                      According t o his age at                  C ) t o see i f the earnings index relates t o comparable
                                                                                                   the time of retirement                     jobs, with comparable conditions of service and
                                                                                                   these officers can corn-                   responsibilities, and whether this still is the case;
                                                                                                   mute a sum o f approxi-
                                                                                                   mately £37.000 (Editor                       d ) t o see i f the fact that we are u p t o strength, should
                                                                                                   please note), so we were                   mean a reduction in salary t o compensate for the three
                                                                                                   looking for that sort o f                  million plus w h o are currently unemployed!
                                                                                                   Death Benefit. T h e idea
                                                                                                   being that should one of                     This. examination o f Police Pay will obviously take
                                                                                                   the less exalted ranks die                 some tlme t o come t o a conclusion, but it is anticipated
                                                                                                   in service he would at least               that it will d o so before the 1984 Pay Review date of
ceive the protection o f the                                                                       attract some sort o f parity               September 1 . It then remains t o be seen what effect this
Police Authority.                                                                                  for his widow with the                     has o n our pay structure.
                                   In any case the injury
  T h e Authority's attitude     sustained would be an                T h e Spouse Death Be-       higher rank.                                 It will take a little longer t o see what effect the changes
                                                                    nefit has been increased t o      W i t h effect from 1st                 made, i f any, have on the Police Service. It won't take
                                                                                                   May 1984, the Scheme can                   long for any reduction in the criteria having an affecto n
eventuality i f an officer       officer t o certain benefits                                      be reviewed and I have                     our standard of living, i f history is anything t o go by.
either dies, or is medically     from the DHSS.                                                    asked our broker t o quote
caste from the service as a        It is m y intention t o                                         for an increase in premium                   It took about six years for the Willink agreement t o be
                                                                                                   t o £4 ( f r o m £3.03) and                debased. t o such a level that officers were leaving the
                                                                                                   another of £5, as well as a                service in droves t o make their fortunes as milk
                                                                                                   possible increase for the                  roundsmen, etc ( I have nothing against milkmen, they
                                                                                                   Spouse Scheme.                             are a very necessary breed of men. doing a very
                                                                                                                                              important job - but then so are policemen).
                                                                                                   A premium of £4 per                           It took a further ten,years for service t o run down t o a
                                                                                                   month will give a Death                    level where undermanning caused by low pay, was at
                                                                                                   Benefit o f . . ... . ....£41.000          disaster levels within most forces, none more so that the
                                                                                                                                              Metropolitan Police).
                                                                                                   A premium o f £5 per
                                                                                                   month will give a Death                                                History
                                                                                                   Benefit of . . ... . . . ..£52.000
                                                                                                                                                 So here we are just six years after the full
                                                                                                   And a premium o f £1                       implementation o f Edmund Davies; just four years after
                                                                                                   ( f r o m 60 pence) for the                most forces achieved their actual, but unrealistic
                                                                                                   Spouse will give a Death                   establishments, and the Official Side are threatening t o
                                                                                                   Benefit o f .. . . . . . . . . £ 1 1.300   debase Edmund Davies!
                                                                                                      T h e Joint Branch Board                   Will they ever learn. that history has a way o f
                                                                                                   will be considering the                    repeating itself. Surely a Government which professed
                                                                                                   level at which we should
                                                                                                   settle. bearing in mind
                                                                                                                                              t o have Law and Order as its -election manifesto.
                                                                                                                                              cannot allow a situation t o arise. which will create
                                                                                                                                              unrest in such a large number o f its electorate.
                                                                                                   that the latter figure would
                                                                                                   give the equivalent t o a                     W i t h the disruption, likely t o be caused by the T U C
                                                                                                   Chief Supers Commuta-                      reaction t o the 'union bashing' at GCHQ; and the threat
                                                                                                   tion - over double the                     o f rioting in Liverpool which will arise as a result o f           l
                                                                                                   benefit for less than a fifty              government        sanctions     over over-spending by
                                                                                                   per cent increase in pre-                  Merseyside County Council - don't they really need a
                                                                                                   mium. This would settle                    strong., loyal and supportive Police Service? Have they
                                                                                                   many officers insurance                    so quickly forgotten Toxteth and Moss Side and
                                                                                                   problems o n one fell                      Brixton. etc. It was only 1981 after all! They seem t o
                                                                                                   swoop.        without    the               have taken the attitude that we can live o f f the fat that
                                                                                                   necessity     o f completing               has gudgingly been put into our pockets. whilst
                                                                                                    application forms and                     forgetting that this is merely just reward for cleaning up          h
                                                                                                    having medical5 etc.                      the results o f their dirty work.
I ,
      8        THE LAW, MARCH. 1984

           Cross-country Calendar                                                                                                                                                       Football Report
                                                                                                                                                                                        IN A repeat of last year's final. c u p holders Harlow
                                                                                                                                                                                        w o n t h r o u g h t o t h e semi-final of this competition, with
          THOSE HARDY cross-                         cross-country course.                            down that lane up to their                                                        a gutsy t e a m performance a t S o u t h e n d o n F e b r u a r j ~
          country types have been at                                                                  knees in ice cold water there                                                     17.
          it again in these past few                   There it lay 400 yards of                      was a yard in it. So it was at
          weeks competing in a num-                  very deep water and mud.                         the finish with Robinson                                                             H a r l o w started t h e m a t c h in a determined m o o d and
          ber ot leagues and venues as               Still at least the leading                       sprinting ahead in the last                                                       after 10 minutes. T e r r y Rackley was brought d o w n just
          far apart as Oxford.                       group had broken the ice.                        field only to see Turner claw                                                     outside t h e S o u t h e n d penalty a r e a . F r o m t h e resultant
          Ampthill. Thetford and                     Never mind we'll try and get                     his way past him yet again                                                        free kick. Micky Allen s l a m m e d the ball i n t o the roof
          Ipswich.                                   around it they thought! No                       to the last 20-30 yards.                                                          of t h e net t o give H a r l o w t h e lead.
                                                     such luck! Just then a num-
             However, the most in-                   ber of unprintable names                             Down was a distant 3rd                                                            Five minutes later.
          teresting race of this period              were being muttered by all                       and Joe Clare 4th. Not bad                     Hello Golfers just a few
                                                                                                                                                                                        Rackley a d d e d n u m b e r
          took place at Eastwood c10
          Southend Division in the
                                                     and sundry about various
                                                     sergeants and governors. !
                                                                                                      Joe! Over 40 and beating
                                                                                                      many younger rivals he
                                                                                                                                                     lines to let you know
                                                                                                                                                     what is happening over
                                                                                                                                                                                        t w o after his first effort                 by Alan
                                                                                                                                                                                        h a d rebounded f r o m a
          Croker C u p Competition
          on Wednesday. January 25.                      Colin Day stood at the
                                                                                                      took the vet award. Joe
                                                                                                      works for the Home Office
                                                                                                                                                     the next few months.
                                                                                                                                                                                        post.                                           White
             'The ranks of the "horse                                                                 in the radio repair shop.
                                                                                                                                                        Firstly on behalf of                S o u t h e n d then began
          oils" brigade was swollen by                                                                   The ladies field was a

                                                                                                                                                      PEGS I would like to              t o get i n t o t h e g a m e a n d
          all those "press ganged"                                                                    little bit short on numbers                                                                                                Refusing t o Ile down.
          into representing their re-                          by Andy                                but 14 braved the weather
                                                                                                                                                      express my thanks to
                                                                                                                                                      Bob Hayes who ran the
                                                                                                                                                                                        after half a n h o u r . G a r y      S o u t h e n d fought back
          spective sports clubs and                                                                   and the course. Moira                                                             Myers netted f o r t h e m ,          \trongly a n d only an
          divisions.                                                                                  Owens won in the absence                        golf Society as Secretary         f r o m a fine t h r o u g h pass.
                                                                                                                                                      for the last 5 years in a                                               excellent reflex save from
                                                                                                      of the Lamb twins with                                                                                                  Harlow 'keeper Martin
             Still I'm sure they all                                                                  Bourne 2nd and Fox 3rd.                         very efficient manner.               After t h e restart, Har-
          enjoyed it. In all 130 partici-                                                                                                             During his stint as                                                     Hawes stopped them get-
          pants made this event even                                                                     In the team event it was                                                       low continued t? press                t~ng    back Into the game.
                                                      end o this mud bath with a
                                                                                                                                                      secretary the Society
          more popular than the divi-                                                                 the two divisions with the                                                        a n d their midfield play-
                                                      nice warm coat and wellies                      largest turnouts;- 1st and
                                                                                                                                                      prospered and golfing                                                        A s t h e match drew to a
          sional football. The actual                                                                                                                                                   ers, Nigel Cockerill, Neil
                                                      on. He had the task of                          2nd place. O n this occasion                    successes were seen to be                                                close. 'Moose' White
          day was rather nice. what                                                                                                                                                     Rowley        and    'Moose"
          with the sunshine and clear                 directing    the    runners                     the FSU 1st managed to                          made at Regional PAA                                                     f o u n d Micky Allen o n
                                                                                                                                                                                        W h i t e kept t h e pressure
          brisk winter afternoon. Ed-                 around the course. Why did                      swell the ranks of the team                     level by its members.                                                    t h e edge of the Southend
                                                      he have that wide grin on                                                                                                         on        Southend.        Five
          wards Hall Park looked just                                                                 enough to beat Colchester                                                                                               'penalty area a n d he
                                                      his face. Was it something                      with Grays 3rd.                                                                   minutes i n t o t h e second
          the spot for a little jog. The                                                                                                                This year the No 5                                                     rounded t w o defenders
          grass was nice and the                      to d o with the muddy wet                                                                                                         half a brilliant A n d y
                                                                                                         Chelmsford finished last                     Regional           PAA            M o r t e r free kick gave             before crossing the ball
          adjoining farmland looked                   suits of those good looking                                                                     Championships        are
                                                      ladies. No. Surely it was a                     but also had the best aver-                                                       Rackley a n d o p p o r t u n i t y    t o Rackley w h o made no
          inviting. that is until you                                                                 age. With only 4 runners                        being staged by Kent and
          went down that little track                 comfortable warm smug                                                                                                             t o outstrip the Southend              mistake with a powerful
                                                      smile.                                          what they needed was a                                                                                                   header t o complete his
          into the woods.                                                                             dozen o r so others to back                                                       defence t o l o b t h e ball
                                                                                                      them up.                                                                          home.                                  hat-trick.
             Just then it must have                      Never mind it was a first
          dawned on about a hundred                   class race at the front. On                        At the end of the day the
          o r so o those runners why
                  f                                   lap one Turner. Down and                        cross-country team runners                              by Andy
          they never see cross-country                Robinson were hard at it.                       filled all the top places but
          runners wearing very much
          even if ~t is cold. And they
                                                      Lap two saw Down drop
                                                      back and a real battle de-
                                                                                                      that doesn't matter.' They
                                                                                                      had a lot of respect for all
          certainly aren't seen in nice               velop between Turner and                        the "once a year joggers"
          white jogging suits. Because                Robinson. Turner doing                          male and female who had                                                             In the Regional PAA Badminton held at the Stour
          as the "field" ran into the                 everything he could to                          completed such a course. I                                                        Centre, 4shford on Friday February, 10, 1984 our
          track and turned the corner                 shake off Robinson. But to                      rfidorse it. Well donc                       are being held on                    ladies doubles pair of WPC Sue Powl from
          they were greeted by a real                 no avail. As they again went                    everyone.                                    Wednesday May 9 at                   Chelmsford town and WPC Andrea Blake from
                                                                                                                                                   Littlestone Golf Club,               Rayleigh won the Ladies Doubles title for the third
                                                                                                                                                   Littlestone.      Anyone             consecutive year. Last year they lost in the final of thc

                                                                                                                                                   wishing to be considered             National Doubles and it is hoped that they can go one
                                                                                                                                                 1 to represent the force for
                                                                                                                                                 , this event please contact
                                                                                                                                                                                        better this year by winning the title.
                                                                                                                                                 1 me at Harlow on ext 264.                In the other events, Sue Powl lost in the final of the
                                                                                                                                                                                        Ladies singles to WPC Morris of Thames Valley, whc

       CHELMER FUN- RUN                                                                                                                                   Prior to this PEGS are

                                                                                                                                                      meeting their ,ring
                                                                                                                                                      holding on Friday May
                                                                                                                                                 1 4th at- -he Warren Golf 1
                                                                                                                                                   - --- -   - . . -- - - -- -
                                                                                                                                                                             - --
                                                                                                                                                                                        is the national title holder. O u r only other finalist wen
                                                                                                                                                                                        the veterans pair of Supt John Page and PC Geofi
                                                                                                                                                                                        Bendall who lost to Sussex.
                                                                                                                                                                                          Awards in the plate events were won by the men's

      This is your last chance to take part in the

                                                                                It's a family day out with sideshows,
                                                                                                                                                     - Club,

                                                                                                                                                      -   -
                                                                                                                                                                 Chelmsford and
                                                                                                                                                      this will take the normal
                                                                                                                                                      form of two rounds of 18
                                                                                                                                                                      .   -
                                                                                                                                                      holes competing for va-
                                                                                                                                                      rious trophies. The cost
                                                                                                                                                                                    I   doubles DS Martin Reed and P C Geoff Bendall and
                                                                                                                                                                                        mixed doubles WPC Andrea BIake and husband PC
                                                                                                                                                                                        Trevor Blake, both of Rayleigh. Men's singles were
                                                                                                                                                                                        won by DS Martin Reed.
      Chelmer Half-Marathon and Fun Run to                                   rides and displays to entertain the less                                 of this meeting has yet to
                                                                                                                                                      be finalised. Again any-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          by lvan Bendall
      be held on April 29 in aid of the Muscular                             active, so cut out the form and send it off
      Dystrophy Group of Great Britain.                                      now!                                                                     body wishing to take part
                                                                                                                                                      ~ I e a s e let me know.
      ENTRY FORM:                  Please return to: Registration Sec. 8 Millson Bank, Chelmer Village,                                          I    (PEGS members will be
                                                                                                                                                      notified individually).
                                                                                                                                                      '                             I CRICKET DRAN
                                                                       Chelmsford, Essex. CM2 ~ Q D .
                                                                                                                                                 I       For the rest of the            Inter Divisional Eleven-a-side Draw made by Forcc
                                                                                                                                                                                        Cricket Committee 11.1.84 (conducted by ACC (R

      SURNAME: ...................................................... FORENAMES: ................................................                     season some 18 matches
                                                                                                                                                      have been arranged and            M r G. R. Markham).
      ADDRESS.. .............................................................................................................................
      ....................................... Post Code: ............................. ..;.. .... Tel. No. ...................................        I trust that members of           1st r o u n d - matches t o b e played o n 27.6.84
                                                                                                                                                      PEGS will give their full         1 Basildon v H a r l o w
      Classes:Junior Male 16-18yrs.                                                 Junior Female 16-18 yrs.                          ! I             support to our Captain            2 Colchester v Chelmsford
                Male 19-39yrs.                                                      Female 19-34yrs.                                  I               Bob Hayes who will be             3 Southend v Grays
                Vet. Male 40 yrs. +                                                 Yet. Female 35 yrs. +                             I I             electing the teams to             4 Staff v Braintree
      Please Jwhichever class above is applicable. In addition, please indicate if you are                                                            represent the force.              2 n d r o u n d matches t o be played o n 18.7.84
      (a) Chelmer Village Resident andlor (b) Team member (min. 4) ' and
                                                                                                                                                                                        Winners of I v W i n n e r s of 2
      Team type .......................................................... and Name .................................................                   On the final note               W i n n e r s of 3 v W i n n e r s of 4
      (e.g. WorkslPublFootball ClublSchoollServices, etc.)                                                                                            members to PEGS are               Final t o be played o n 22.8.84.
      FUN RUN ONLY ' (entry fee E l Adults. 50p. under 16's).                                                                                         most welcome. If you are          Inter divisional 6-a-side will b e played o n Wednesda,
      I am medically fit andunderstand that I enter at my own risk. The organisation will in no way b e held                                          interested just give me a         30.5.84.
      responsible for any illness or injury incurred to my person during or a s a result of the event or for any                                      ring and I will furnish                                                                  f
                                                                                                                                                                                        A n y officer interested in a five d a y cricket tour o th
      property lost in the vicinity of thecourse.                                                                                                     you with details.                 isle of Wight commencing Wednesday. M a y 30. 1982
      I enclose ChequelPO in the sum of E.. .............. (made payable to CVRA Marathon Account)                                                                                      please contact PS Stonehouse a s s o o n a s possible. a
      Signed ............................................................................   Date .............................................            Good Golfing in '84.          Colchester CSB.

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