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The National Association of Retired Police Officers

"To Serve those


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Local Branches






Casa de Flores

John Kenny, Branch member, offers a holiday villa to let.

  The Casa de Flores Villa is located at Javea on the Costa Blanca, Spain. 5 double bedrooms will
  accommodate up to 10 people and the villa itself has been carefully designed and equipped to the
  highest standard to meet the needs of wheelchair guests who wish to holiday with complete freedom.
  No Steps! UK TV (limited Sky package), DVD player and outdoor pool are but some of the amenities.
  For further information please contact Glynis Kenny on 07910 501088 or go to the website at
Roger Norris (Oldham Branch member) and his wife Pat have a holiday cottage to let in Norfolk.
  Mount Tabor is a cosy cottage within walking distance of the village pub and shop/post office. It
  provides comfortable accommodation presented in a traditional style with an open fire, if desired.

  Located in the North Norfolk coastal village of Stiffkey, famous for its infamous Vicar, near to
  Wells next the Sea and well known for its proximity to several good bird watching facilities

  Kitchen with electric cooker, fridge and microwave.
  First Floor: Bedroom with twin beds. Bathroom with bath, washbasin and wc.

  Pets: Two pets welcome by application.
  Contact Pat Norris, 0161 633 6834

Ken Gagan, formerly of the A & B Divisions and W Department of GMP
offers the following accommodation to members;
A 4/5 bedroom town house in the quaint town of Vila nova de Cacela, (known as Cacela)
on the eastern part of the Algarve.
45 mins from Faro airport. 10 mins from beach, easy local access to bars/restaurants/banks.
Train/bus service within half mile. TV, air conditioning, splash pool with delightful courtyard.
All normal facilities available in house.
Transport from airport can be arranged. 10% discount to all NARPO members.
If interested contact Ken on  00351 281951746  or email on


Dick Rothwell (Cumbria Branch) and wife offer the Garden Flat, which sits underneath their property in the centre of Harrogate. This will be let out by the night (minimum 2 nights) to discerning sensible folk and will not be on any website or public social media. It is a great alternative to a hotel bedroom.

The property is a gentle 4/5 minute walk into the town centre, with wonderful Spa town amenities - Turkish Baths, Park, Trains to York and, of course, Bettys Tea Rooms. Also a great selection of Bars and Restaurants and using Harrogate as a base, many attractions such as Fountains Abbey, Brimham Rocks, Thirsk (the home of Herriot) and the beautiful town of Knaresborough and its riverside walks.

The Garden Flat has off-street parking for one vehicle and can securely accommodate bicycles on site. It enjoys a private front and rear entrance and has the benefit of fast fibre BT broadband throughout. The whole property has just been professionally redecorated.

The flat consists of one double bedroom, (5' bed) and fitted wardrobes. Full size fitted kitchen with an eating area with stools and high end appliances, plus the essential Champagne and Wine glasses. A utility room with full size washing machine, full size vented tumble dryer, iron and ironing board. Bathroom with shower (no bath) and the lounge has the usual furnishings, USB charging and a brand new smart tv with freesat.

On arrival tea and coffee will be there to use and a pint of semi-skimmed in the fridge to get guests off to a good start Following a warm welcome the owners will be discreetly absent, but handy should a problem emerge. Inside the flat will be town centre street maps, a free parking disc for use elsewhere in town and brochures of nearby attractions. 

If you have one, well-behaved, quiet dog - please telephone.

The business end! The cost for Manchester & District Narpo or the wider Police family is £95 per night (18% reduction from the standard price).  Any enquiries to Dick Rothwell, via or 07894 577370

Spanish Costa Blanca


Bill Roberts, Branch member, has a gorgeous modern holiday villa to let in beautiful Moraira on the Costa Blanca coast, Spain.

Accommodates 8 guests, 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms in a beautiful contemporary styled villa with private pool, brick built BBQ, 57” satellite TV and wifi.

For further information please contact Trisha on 07986995090. You can view the villa in more detail (53 photographs) on the VRBO website , but apply direct to the owners to save hundreds of pounds on the usual rate.

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Emma and John Drinkwater offer rental of three bedroomed (two doubles and a twin) static caravan.  Located at Marton Mere Holiday Village Blackpool FY4 4XN, which is open from 8th March to 1st November in 2024.

Further details and more (and bigger) photographs on owners' Facebook page

Message the owners on
or via Facebook stating the dates in which you are interested for a quotation on price.

Other enquiries:
07731 571508


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 A local Travel Counsellor is Catherine Mackey, who met the Chief Executive Officer and his Deputy through NARPO's association with Fred Olsen Cruise Lines (see below), as a result of which she met our erstwhile Secretary Bob Dunbar. Catherine is keen to offer her services to the membership from her base in Manchester, and beyond. She offers all aspects of travel, and specifically specialises in tailor-made itineraries, bucket list trips and is a CLIA Cruise Master.

 If you are dreaming of travel take a look at the offers available with Travel Counsellor Catherine Mackey here, including being the first to experience new cruise ships on their maiden voyages -- Borealis (Fred Olsen) from Liverpool and Iona (P&O) from Southampton -- THIS SUMMER! (all guests must be fully vaccinated). All trips featured can be tailor made to your exact requirements. Contact Catherine for a free consultation appointment 0161 826 4970.

Fred Olsen Cruise Lines
, with whom NARPO has an Affinity arrangement, have announced that they plan to start sailing again from late April this year, and are introducing new Balkan cruises planned for summer 2022.  NARPO members benefit from 5% discount on their first cruise and 10% on subsequent trips.  They have just announced cruises around the British Isles, Spain and Balearics, Canary Islands, and Amsterdam (that's four cruises) between September and December this year.