The Avon & Somerset Force Club has been established since 1974 with over 4000 members
Up until 10 years ago the main function of the Force Club was to provide support to sporting sections who represented the Force in both local and national competitions. The other main function was running the licensed premises at Police HQ.
In 2003 the licensed premises at Police HQ were closed and the way the Force Club was managed was fundamentally changed.
The Force Club Manager is Patsy Steadman, supported by an Executive Committee of Chief Constable Andy Marsh (Chair), Tony Bush (Secretary), Matt Lonsdale (Assistant Treasurer), Sam Strong (Sports Representative)
Jacqui Elmer and Wendy Fortune provide the website and administrative support
The Executive Committee recognises that the Force Club needs to provide a great array of services that reach all of its members.
Services provided by the Club continues with regards to sporting sections and also provides a variety of leisure activities for all members.
What are the benefits?
The Force Club subsidise excursions for you and your family and have included trips to New York, Las Vegas, Reims, Tuscany, Skiing to various locations, trips to Disneyland Paris and numerous Theatre shows. We have also collaborated with other Forces up and down the country to ensure you have the best offers available.
Deals and Benefits
Avon and Somerset Constabulary Force Club offer exclusive benefits negotiated for you by the Force Club and our network of UK police clubs. These are available every day for you and your family. We will also make you aware of some worthy generic internet offers as we don’t want you to miss out on these, but mostly our benefits are only available to a restricted group of membership clubs. For your small subscription, you should easily be able to recoup that not only once but several times over if you are careful about how you shop and spend your hard-earned cash. If we don’t have want you are looking for, then please ask. We can often get it for you or at least tell you where the best place is to go it.
As a club member, you can claim any of these benefits by either quoting the discount code or by showing some evidence to prove your membership. Staff ID cards should not be shown, * because discounts are negotiated on your behalf as a police sports and social club member and NOT because you are employed by Avon and Somerset Constabulary. The force integrity policy prohibits staff from accepting benefits or discounts for this reason.
All members should be receiving club updates by email, which includes news on the latest member benefits. If you are not getting these, please inform the administrator and you will be added to the distribution list.
IMPORTANT – In order to maintain the integrity of our benefits, please do not divulge any codes shown to any person that is not a paying member of our club. After all why would you want to if they are not subscribing and you are?
The club carries out audit checks with our partners to verify that only paying members are claiming benefits and discounts. If you are aware of any person wrongly claiming benefits or discounts, please let the club know in confidence.
*Some partners offer deals to serving staff only and they ask for proof of employment. If they will only accept a work ID then please show the Force Club card with it and tell them that the discount is accepted by staff on behalf of the Force Club and not because of your association with Avon and Somerset Constabulary. Please tell us where this occurs and we go back to company.
Our deals are current when published but can expire or change without notice.
Please let us know if this happens and we will try to renew it for you.
Please be aware that if you are not happy with anything that you have booked through this website, it is not the responsibility of the Force Club to resolve the issue and you must go direct to the company.
What happens if I leave or retire (and return) from Avon and Somerset Constabulary?
If you leave the Force your membership will automatically cease once your salary stops being paid.
If you retire, unless you request otherwise, your membership and if relevant, Lottery, will automatically continue and be deducted from your Pension
If you retire and then re-join you will need to make us aware to enable us to add you onto the internal mailing list
Booking Form for Theatre Tickets
Booking Form for Force Club Trips
This website contains great offers with National Hotels, savings on Holidays, Restaurants, Theme Parks to name a few – making membership an attractive proposition to every Police Employee and Police Pensioner.
We hope you see this as a unique opportunity for you and your family to benefit from your employment with Avon & Somerset Constabulary.
Force Club Rules
Minutes from the Force Club AGM 22nd May 2015
AGM 2015 (42nd) Minutes 22nd May
Minutes from the Force Club AGM May 2016
AGM 2016 (43rd) Minutes 25th May 2016
Minutes from the Force Club AGM June 2017
AGM 2017 (44th) 28th June 2017
Minutes from the Force Club AGM April 2018
Personal Accident Insurance