Associate and retired members in the south west

The Associate and Retired Members Network (ARMs) South West is made up of members in the following postcode areas -


The ARMs South West Region covers Cornwall, Devon, Somerset Dorset plus Unitary Authorities of Torbay, Plymouth, Bournemouth, Bath & North East Somerset  & Bristol. We also include members from areas in the north & east of our region close to our branch boundary e.g. Gloucestershire & Wiltshire where some/most of the area is in our region but not all (please be guided by your post code if you are in any doubt regarding your membership of ARMs South West).

Nationally the PCS Associate and Retired Members Network (ARMs) provides services and information for members of the union who have retired or moved on to other jobs where PCS does not operate - “ARMs is an integral part of the body of PCS”.

The network ensures the voice of retired members is heard throughout the union and in the wider political arena and pensioner movement.

As an example, ARMs south-west is currently affiliated to two National Pensioners Convention (NPC) groups - the Devon and Cornwall Pensioners Convention as well as the Gloucester, Avon and Somerset NPC.  ARMs South West also has representatives attending the following trades union councils – Cornwall; Bridgwater and District; Bristol; Cheltenham and District; Exeter; Mendip; Plymouth and Torbay and South Devon Trades Union Council.

Details of all ARMs south-west activities can be obtained from the regional secretary:

  • Dave Francis, regional secretary, ARMs south west, PCS south-west regional office, 2nd floor, Tony Benn House, Victoria Street, BRISTOL, BS1 6AY
  • E-mail:
  • Tel: 08452 696305

Associate and Retired Members Network
South West Regional Committee 2019/2020

Committee members

  • Mervyn Ellis (Saltash)
  • Keith Evans (Bristol)
  • Adrienne Purnell (Plymouth)
  • Kevin Russell (Wells)
  • Simon Smith (Cheltenham)
  • David Wotton (Paignton)

The ARMs south-west regional committee meets four times a year – March, June, September and December with an annual general meeting following the March meeting.

ARMs south-west regional committee members are looking to build good relationships with working branches and are anxious to build bridges by attending any working branch meeting and would welcome an invitation to do so.

PCS members in working branches are welcome to find out more about the Associate and Retired Members Network by visiting the ARMs pages on the PCS website – or by contacting the ARMs south-west regional secretary

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