Updated 22 September 2017

Next event: Coffee Morning with speaker 25 October 2017

Details in autumn Newsletter

Save these dates:

Informal Gathering at The Kings Tun 16 November 2017

 Christmas Lunch booked for 14 December 2017

Follow this link to the RBK Pension Fund Summary Annual Report

Former Director of Finance George Hollis died on 5 September.  His funeral will not take place until 24 October 2017 and will be held at St Martin’s Church, Church St, Epsom KT17 4PX at 12.30 p.m. 



Chairman Mike Belsham presents ARCO’s donation for The Mayor’s Charity at our AGM

Janet Byrne receiving a presentation of a splendid orchid to mark her retirement from our Committee after 11 years


We organise Social Activities mainly at the Guildhall, which could give you the opportunity to meet again some of your past friends and colleagues and make new friends.


Membership is open to

·        all retired members of staff of the Royal Borough of Kingston Upon Thames

·        the widows and widowers of RBK staff and

·        pensioners retired from other Local Authorities now resident in the Royal Borough.

The Association provides opportunities for former staff members to keep in touch socially and to this end "Get-Togethers" are held in January and July, as well as coach outings and visits to various places of interest.  We also hold informal gatherings at The Kings Tun – the Wetherspoons pub in Clarence Street – several times a year.

The Annual General Meeting is held in March and there is usually a speaker after the brief formal business.

A Coffee Morning is held in October and this also usually has a speaker.

There are also days out by coach to places of interest.  Our trips in 2016 visited the Museum of Brands, Loseley House Flower Show and Ightham Mote.  2015 saw visits to Jane Austin’s & Gilbert White’s Houses, the Bluebell Railway and Arundel Castle. In 2014 we visited The Geffrye Museum and The Ragged School in East London as well as the Weald and Downland Open Air Museum in Sussex and Hatfield House and Gardens. In 2013 we went to Bletchley Park, Sissinghurst Castle and The Royal Pavilion in Brighton.

The Association is represented on the RBK Pension Fund Panel by Chris Coke or Mike Belsham.  As a result of a request made by our representatives, a Summary Annual Pension Fund Report has been posted on the RBK web site.

You can join for £2 annually (£25 Life Membership).  Download the application form, or send a letter with the same details to:

ARCO, Mayfield, Hoe Lane, Abinger Hammer, Dorking, RH5 6RS



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