Ex Members News
FUNERAL DETAILS EX LFM JIMMY JOHNSTON
Thursday, 23 March 2017
Sadly, an old comrade of mine, EX LFM JIMMY JOHNSTON (age 85), has gone on his last make-up. After a difficult time he has succumbed to a calling to his final posting. A lovely man, very laid back, always smart and extremely popular. You'll be sadly missed mate.
DATE April 3rd.
TIME 10 30.
at Springwood Crem.
Then at the Conservative Club ,Gateacre Village.
GOD BLESS JIM
Wednesday, 22 March 2017
The first session held today went really well with a few of us there being put through our paces by a very competent coach. We had a full warm up then did some basic drills ,then some competitive drills then finished off with a game of walking football. Its a lot harder than you think it is, but is very enjoyable.
We are having the next session at the Firefit Hub Upper Warwick St /Windsor St Toxteth next Tuesday 28th March at 10:30 new players welcome. Contact me via e mail at
or via the facebook page
Merseyside Walking Football
for young codgers for more information. Mally
FUNERAL DETAILS EX DO JAMES McDONALDS
Saturday, 18 March 2017
FUNERAL DETAILS EX DO JAMES McDONALD
DATE MARCH 28th
@ St. HELENS CREMATORIUM
A memorial service
@ St Michael's
Huyton Parish Church,
GOD BLESS JIM
FUNERAL DETAILS JOHN KENNY
Saturday, 11 March 2017
Our esteemed colleague, JOHN KENNY, ( Son of ARTHUR KENNY) will be taking his final chequered flag @ ROSEMARY CHAPEL,
The cortege will be led by Shaun Cooper & Roger Denton any other of the MOTORCYCLING FRATERNITY who would like to join them please feel free to do so in an organised manner.
There will be a function following the service, the venue will be announced on the day.
GOD BLESS TO
ANOTHER GENTLE GIANT
DEATH NOTIFICATION JOHN KENNY MOTORCYCLIST
Sunday, 05 March 2017
over the years it's become the norm for me to put out obituary/funeral notices.
Alas, I don't know everybody who passes away, but like last week, I knew Baz Moore very well.
Sadly, today thankfully, another of the true gentlemen I served with, went to a greater place than here.
John Kenny, son of Arthur Kenny, he of the motor bike fraternity, passed away earlier today.
I say thankfully, as John was suffering from dementia and last time I went to visit him, I left in tears.
The world will never be fair, but I hope John is now at peace
GOD BLESS TO A LOVELY MAN
Monday, 01 August 2016
VERY IMPORTANT INFO REF:
Tom Deveney has forwarded some info with regard to;
Support following a STROKE.
Just copy & paste/type
Plenty of info on Web-page
It's free and located on Wirral
Bi-Weekly meetings ... Mayer Hall
The Village, Bebington,
WIDOW'S HALF UPDATE, POSITIVE NEWS
Tuesday, 27 October 2015
after considerable enquiries, I have been given the following information, from YOUR PENSION SERVICES, regarding; WIDOWS HALF ENTITLEMENT.
As most, if not all, retirees, who are members of our Association, are in the 1992 (and subsequent amendments to) FIREMANS PENSION SCHEME;
When you sadly go on your final detachment, your WIDOW will receive the oft term WIDOWS HALF (Its not half, but usually slightly more).
I WAS ALWAYS OF THE OPINION THAT ONCE YOU DIVORCED, THE WIDOWS HALF WAS WITHDRAWN.(WRONG!!!)
If you have been divorced and re-married, YOUR PRESENT WIFE would still receive the WIDOWS HALF.
If you remarry after retiring, again, your present wife would receive the WIDOWS HALF, but slightly/marginally less. (The pension provider has a formula to fit)
Obviously, IF, after your demise your Widow re-marries or sets up a common law situation, SHE WOULD LOSE THE PENSION.
Hope this helps
Can I add, in recent years we have had some of our members who have lived over the brush/common law relationships. Alas, they have died and their pension has died with them..........................GIVE IT A THOUGHT (if this may be you)
STATE PENSION FROM 2016
Tuesday, 07 April 2015
this info has been updated following info received and a conversation with the DWP.
NEW STATE PENSION 2016 (IMPORTANT)
as most will be aware, The STATE PENSION is to be modified from April 6th 2016 .
The DWP has forecast that those aged 65 (or whatever age the Government set as the age for retirement) on or after this date will receive circa £148.
This figure encompasses any additional benefits/add ons that are claimed by present claimants.
Firefighters (all ranks) at present, with sufficient No of NI Contributions, receive circa £117 (those with some SERPS contributions get a little more)
Right, Fire Service retirees, who attain 65, as above, WILL NOT get the £148.
Due to being contracted out, because you receive an employer's pension, the sum you will receive should remain around the £117 mark.
UPDATED APRIL 7th 2015
"straight from the horses mouth" and who am I to say Dave Dooley looks like a horse?
Dave forwarded me the following, after calling the DWP;
Most retirees who will be entitled to commence receiving a state pension on or after April 6th 2016 will receive a figure circa £117.
To ensure queries are kept to a minimum I also had a word with the DWP and a very courteous lad informed me that;
The minimum figure is £113.10 which is achieved by paying 30 years of National Insurance contributions.
The lower figure on the paperwork you receive will not come into being until after 2023 and will be determined once again by; contributions along with factors concerning whether the recipient is part of a private or employer pension scheme.
He also gave me two snippets that will assist those concerned;
1) The figure the recipient will receive is the figure on page 1 on the forecast sent to them, this is the larger of the two figures on page 2.
2) The DWP have brought the problem of having two figures on one forecast to the attention of the Government department and in the near future, only the figure that the recipient receives will be shown
Hope this helps.
The 'phone No given was incorrect, he No is 0191 2183600
Also, it may benefit some, to receive their pension weekly as you're usually just informed that you'll get it monthly (in arrears) without an option for weekly payment.
I followed the advice of a friend and rang the DWP stating my financial situation needed me to get my pension weekly and I do.
GETTING ON THE CODGERS SITE
Wednesday, 25 March 2015
Not on the Codgers?????
Type CODGERS999 into GOOGLE,
USE THE USA form of Date of Birth MONTH/DAY/YEAR
Later that day/next day; You will get a Welcome Letter on the main page, red tick in the envelope, top of page.
You must respond/reply to the message to confirm your ID
If you used to be on the site and can't get back on.
USE A DIFFERENT E-MAIL ADDRESS THAN YOUR ORIGINAL, you can have as many e-mails as you wish.
USE A DIFFERENT USER NAME and remember them.
Register as a New user.
Use the Americanform of DoB month/day/year
Await for a tick on the inbox envelope on the main page
Respond to the message to check your ID
Let me know
Just off to Gay Paris, secretary's (AKA The Wife) birthday, tomorrow