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Thursday, 24 May 2018

STOLL - Countdown is on to open 34 new homes for Veterans in Aldershot

With thousands of bricks laid and the last few homes now matched to Veterans in need, it’s less than a month before housing charity Stoll’s brand new development in Aldershot is due to open. 
On 14 June, Centenary Lodge will be declared officially open - ready for disabled and vulnerable Veterans to move into 34 brand new purpose built homes in Evelyn Avenue.

Defence Discount Service

Who qualifies?
Serving Armed Forces
Reserve Forces
Spouses/Partners of serving personnel
HM Armed Forces Veterans (ex serving)
 MoD Civil Servants
Bereaved Family Members
War/Service Widow(er)s
Cadet Forces (over 16)
NATO Personnel in the UK
Proud to support our Armed Forces Community
Defence Discount Service provides those in the Armed Forces, Veterans and the Defence Community with discounts both online and in store. The Defence Discount Service also allows small and large companies to get involved with offering a discount and encourage companies in local areas to offer discounts to the Armed Forces Community.
Online Discounts
There are hundreds of online discounts to help those in the Armed Forces, Veterans and the Defence Community save. We are the home of many official discounts from large national retailers and have a wide range of offers from things such as holidays, cars, days out, fashion, gifts, insurance, phones and many other items. The website is free to sign up to and to use the online discounts.
The Defence Privilege Card
The Defence Privilege Card is the official recognition card that can be used on the high street in order to obtain a discount. It allows those not currently serving in the Armed Forces to obtain discounts and gives them a card to show that they were in the Armed Forces or are currently in the Defence Community, as a spouse/partner of someone currently serving for example. Each Defence Privilege Card is personalised for the member and it costs £4.99 for a 5 year membership. Visit:

Hampshire Constabulary - Operation Metre, death of Manor Park baby one year on

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Aldershot Picnic and Pop Festival

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Get Involved - Farnborough

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No 1 Route Job Fair Flyer

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Defence Medical Welfare Service

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Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Step by Step, Sleep Out - Friday 22nd June 2018 at EBB Stadium, Aldershot

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Joint Service Housing Advice Office

JSHAO Housing Briefs

The MoD provides civilian housing information to members of the Armed Forces via the Joint Service Housing Advice Office (JSHAO).  JSHAO is the MOD’s tri-service focal point providing Service personnel and their family members with pertinent information for those considering civilian accommodation at any time in their career, and for those during resettlement to assist with the transition to civilian life.  The bulk of this information is via a 2-2½ hr presentation with 1-1 consults available. 
An Independent Financial Mortgage Adviser who is a member of SIIAP (Services Insurance and Investment Advisory Panel) which is recognised by the MOD as supporting the Armed Forces (refer 2013DIN01-218), accompanies JSHAO at the briefings.

Each JSHAO briefing is notified on all HIVE blogs regardless of location to ensure maximum coverage to the Service community.

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Aldershot Lido gets ready for the summer season

Aldershot Lido is preparing to open its doors for the summer season and just in time for the May half-term holiday on Saturday 26 May.

Visitors to the lido on its opening day, can also enjoy an afternoon of live music organised by the Friends of Aldershot Lido.

There will be live music by the pool from midday with performance by Daniel Hudson, Yacht Club Four and Elaine Martin and Fleet Phoenix Young Musicians.