The primary objective of BT Pensioners
site is for all BT Pensioners,
to enable renewed contact with
to discover how they have fared in retirement.
expect this site to appeal to pensioners from the old Telephone Areas, Regional
and THQ. but I hope younger more recent pensioners in BT's post
'Sovereign' era, will see the benefits and
grades and disciplines can now become members Members are all equal and
Rank, Grade or Level is irrelevant. We are all just BT pensioners!
In achieving the
a pensioners forum and Magazine content can also be provided.
content of the site in general,
will depend on
feed back and more importantly members input to the site
BT or the BT
pension scheme offers any social networking opportunities for their pensioners
that I am aware of, unlike some other companies and pension organisations.
mail 'BT today' magazine to over 60,000 pensioners but despite the label "Pensioner
Edition," it is a BT in house magazine, which is of interest and I read
thoroughly but I never find anything that is specifically for pensioners. A
letters page only survived for a for a few issues before it disappeared.
is a sudden and abrupt change of life and it can be a lonely place without that
workplace contact. So since I first
retired from BT, I have nurtured visions of a magazine web site that would provide
opportunities for social contact and help to keep old
workplace friendships going and to keep in touch with former colleagues.
Then along came 'Friends Reunited' (FRU) and
stopped any further development of my ideas as (FRU) appeared to be very similar to what I had in mind but much wider
in scope, very professional and run by people with
skills far beyond my capabilities.
thought (FRU) would do what I
had in mind but it didn't, It is too widely based with no regard to the organisational
structure or people skill sets.
For contacting old colleagues
just does not work for me. I have yet to make a contact through it, so I still believe that there is a place for a site
such as this.
an attempt to address these issues, the Site BT Pensioners Re-Connect' is
founded and developed by me, Bill Rees, who spent a large part of his career in Sales in West
Midlands, Coventry, Midland Region and ultimately in London.
Bill Rees C1987
Bill Rees C2010
is potential for further development of this site but it cannot be achieved with such a simple amateur
site, and a professional
design may be necessary. That will be for the future, meantime I
hope to get started and test the market with what I have.
More recently in
October 2014, substantial improvements were made to the Registration and
Database functions. The Navigation menus were also improved by the
introduction of DropDown menus.
Membership Terms and Information
By registering as a member of this site you confirm
your agreement, to the details you supply, being added to the register of members,
which will be recorded in a database and be available to be searched by all members.
will not be possible for any member to browse the whole database.
As soon as a member has completed his/her registration, the
member will receive confirmation of his/her User Name and Password by e-mail to enable the
member to search at any time, for a former colleague by his/her name and the details
held will be displayed. The users are able to view; update; amend and correct
their own personal data.
Personal information will as far as
possible be safeguarded and not divulged to others or used for any purpose other
than the objectives of this site.
Registration is an Online process
and the database is not held on a PC but on a secure server of a well known and
The names only, of new members registered may, from time to time be published
on the site for the benefit of other members.
When information is available,
the database will record that a Member has died. The death of a BT Pensioner,
who is not a member, may also be recorded. This means that a search for a person
who is recorded a deceased, will show a result as deceased, rather than a
The collection and processing of
personal data is in accordance with the requirements of the the Data
Protection Act, insofar as BT Pensioners Reconnect is considered to be exempt
and is not required by the Data Protection Act to inform the Information
Who Can become Members?
Pensioners and spouses from all Departments/Divisions who are interested in joining this site are
welcome to become members. Pension Scheme Members with deferred
pensions and current employees are also welcome as members of this site.
Registering is Simple and there are no charges
Costs and Financing
Start up, Hosting, Maintenance and ongoing Development costs of this site are borne by
me Bill Rees.
Membership and use of the site is completely free of charge and this will be
maintained for as long as possible.
Development even small changes may mean buying in
expertise with significant costs so at some point
a small fee may be neccesary in the future as the site develops. A modest
income may be possible from advertising on this site, that could fund further development and maintenance.
A modest amount of advertising may appear
on the site and advertising space only is made available to Google
Adsense. This site does not have any control over the actual adverts that
appear on his site. The advertising content is not endorsed by, and does not
in anyway reflect the views, of this site or it's operators who do not accept
any responsibility for any advertising content or goods and services