Pensioners

Pensioner Associations

Pensioner Associations for Scheme pensioners and those in receipt of dependants' pensions are located throughout the country.  The Associations are run independently and have no formal association with the Scheme.  If you would like to join an Association, or would like to receive further information, please refer to the contact details shown below.

 

Cumbria Retired Colleagues Association

Contacts: Tom Whitehead
Telephone: 01900 63044
E-mail: Tomandsueat24@hotmail.com
Membership: 640

 The Association is open to all British Steel pensioners living in the West Cumbria area who are over the age of 55.

The Association holds an Annual General Meeting usually around March which offers an opportunity for members to discuss pension matters generally.

A number of varied social events are held over the year which aims to cater for all members’ tastes.  These have included summer bus excursions to Liverpool to see the Terracotta Army exhibition and to Dumfries House to explore the beautiful interiors as well as sample the coffee and shortbread!

A Christmas Social event is held each year to encourage members to get into the festive spirit through the means of bingo, live entertainment, a buffet and a free raffle.

 

Llanwern Retired Employees Association

Contact: Allan Evans
Telephone: 01291 423681
E-mail: ajhughesevans@aol.com
Membership: 450

Membership is free to everyone over age 55 who worked at Llanwern Works. A dedicated committee is responsible for arranging various social events throughout the year. 

The Associations events programme is designed to provide ample opportunities for members to catch-up with old friends and colleagues. Summer trips have included locations such as Cheltenham and the vibrant Welsh city of Swansea where members enjoyed the nearby promenades and beaches and the opportunity to explore the impressive range of shops and restaurants.

 

London Retirement Association

Contact: Alasdair Bavister
Telephone 01202 469007
E-mail: alasdairbavister@hotmail.com
Membership: 238

The Association was set up in 1978 for retired employees from the London or Overseas offices of British Steel, Corus, Tata Steel and the Iron and Steel Statistics Bureau (ISSB) or any associated companies. All new members are welcome. Membership is free although the Association relies on member donations to help meet running costs.

The Association is run by a small committee of members, assisted by 21 “Keep in Touch” officers, who are responsible for maintaining contact with members.  Members receive birthday and Christmas cards, home or hospital visits (if appropriate).

A regular newsletter covering a wide range of interests and topics is distributed to every member either by email or post.

The Annual General Meeting is held in London and is combined with a reunion lunch usually around June or July.  This always provides a great occasion of fun and friendship.

 

National Federation of Occupational Pensioners 

Website: www.nfop.org.uk/join-us
Contact: 01582 721652
E-mail:    info@nfop.org.uk
Membership: 900

The National Federation of Occupational Pensioners (NFOP) has been providing help and support to pensioners since the 1930s and currently over 900 BSPS pensioners are NFOP members.

Membership includes access to helplines dealing with legal, tax, financial, computer issues, a regular magazine, and offers and deals through our service partners. Plus there is a British Steel Pensioners group across the UK.

Further information can be obtained from www.nfop.org.uk .

 

Port Talbot Retired Employees Association 

Contact: Paul Ace
Telephone: 01639 792537
Membership: 40

Membership is open to all former company employees and partners are welcome to join as Associate members. Members meet every Wednesday afternoon (excluding August and the Christmas period) in Port Talbot’s Royal British Legion Club.  The weekly meetings are attended regularly by guest speakers who have talked on subjects such as local history and fire safety amongst other things.

The Association holds social events throughout the year involving many activities and a plentiful supply of tea and biscuits!  Members can also enjoy the popular annual Christmas dinner and winter breaks.

The Association generally organises two holidays every year, in the Spring and Autumn time.  Recent holiday locations have included Torquay and Weston Super Mare offering members the opportunity to explore some of the twenty-two miles of coastline, cliffs and beaches in the “English Riviera”.

 

Shotton Works’ Annual Management and Staff Pensioners

Contact: Dawn Brassington Telephone: 01352 754466
Email: dawnbrassington@btinternet.com
Membership: 130

An annual reunion for Shotton Works’ management and staff pensioners is normally held around April each year and includes a two-course dinner with tea/coffee.

Currently the reunion is organised by Peter J.Summers (Chair), Alan J. Bengey, Dawn Brassington, Brian Brooks, Gordon Smith and Kath Tellett.  An annual newsletter, circulated to everyone on the mailing list in October, includes the date of the reunion as well as updates on other matters of interest including current operations at the Works.

If you wish to have your name added to the mailing list or want further information on the next reunion event, please contact Dawn Brassington using the details above.