Friday, 22 December 2017


Sunday, 10 December 2017

Monday, 25 September 2017

Friday, 15 September 2017

Monday, 11 September 2017

BFBS - Audience Satisfaction Survey




Register for the BFBS Audience Satisfaction Survey for the chance to WIN a Samsung Galaxy Tab A6!
The latest BFBS Audience Survey is online now at It’s an opportunity for our viewers and listeners to have their say about Forces Radio BFBS and BFBS TV.
The survey is simple and should take no more than 10 minutes. All registered names will go into the draw for a Samsung Galaxy Tab A6 and a winner will be chosen at random in the first week of October 2017.
Military personnel, entitled civilians, MoD civil servants and dependants can take part to provide feedback and influence future services.
Even if viewers and listeners have completed the survey in the past 12 months they can register again.
Each survey is confidential and will help BFBS to deliver the best radio and TV services for the British Armed Forces.
Register online now at Good Luck!

Friday, 8 September 2017

Friday, 1 September 2017

Friday, 18 August 2017

Celebrating Victory in Europe (VE) and Victory over Japan (VJ) Day - 19th August 2017

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Little Troopers

Little Troopers is a registered charity supporting all children with parents serving in the British Armed Forces, regular or reserve. They provide fundamental resources, initiatives and events to ease and aid repeated separation periods aiming to keep parent and child connected and bonded even when miles apart

If you are a British Armed Forces Family register HERE : If you need to access Little Troopers at School see HERE

Rushmoor Employment Skills Zone - Princes Trust

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Marwell Zoo - win LEGO prizes!

To celebrate the Great Brick Safari, Marwell Zoo are putting some fabulous LEGO prizes up for grabs. Guess the number of bricks used to make Earl Grey, our 1.5 tonne LEGO elephant and you could win a family tour of the Bright Bricks workshop in Bordon!

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Step by Step Quiz Night - 20th September 2017

Gather your team and join us for what is set to be a great night. With fun quiz rounds including general knowledge, music, brain teasers and even sweet tasting!

All funds raised will help support young people going through hard times including homelessness.
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Stoll lecture on Sir Winston Churchill 12th October 2017

On the evening of Thursday 12th October 2017 we are holding the inaugural Stoll Lecture.  This annual lecture with a military or Veteran related topic will feature a guest speaker of significant influence and specific knowledge with proceeds from ticket sales benefiting the work of Stoll in housing and helping vulnerable Veterans.

Cyclists invited to raise funds for Mayor's charities - 3rd September 2017

The public are being invited to join a fun bike ride with a difference to raise money for the Mayor of Rushmoor’s charities.
The annual Mayor’s Cycle Treasure Hunt sets off from Farnborough Community Centre at 9.30am on Sunday, 3 September. Registration opens at 8.30am.
The aim is for riders to complete as many checkpoints around the borough as they can. There are 13 to visit and participants can visit as many as they like.
Each team or group of cyclists will be given a map showing all the checkpoints. At each, there will be directions for the suggested routes to visit nearby checkpoints. Many are near the start and can be reached on family-friendly routes.   
There are prizes to be won at each checkpoint, so the more the riders visit, the greater the chance of winning prizes. The first team who manage to visit all the checkpoints will also receive a special prize. All participants will receive a medal for taking part.
Those wishing to visit all the checkpoints can expect to ride at least 20 miles and will need to get underway early to achieve this, as it is expected to take around three hours.
Riders return to the community centre at midday for a free raffle and the medal presentation.
Entry fees are £20 for families or teams of four, £10 for adults and £5 for under 18s. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. Anyone who would like to take part can register at
Alternatively, entrants can contact Satish Thapa on 0745 4793456 or Ram Limbu on 07854 546248 for an entry form. 
Proceeds from the event will be shared between the Mayor’s charities, which this year are the Alzheimer CafĂ©, Farnborough, Parkside, Aldershot, for people with learning disabilities and Creating Futures, a charity which helps children and young people across Rushmoor.
The event is organised by voluntary organisation Naya Yuva, the Mayor of Rushmoor’s Charity Committee and Rushmoor Cycle Forum. It will also be supported by Farnborough cycle business, Silvester Bros, who will be on hand to offer free bike safety checks. It is hoped that other local businesses will also offer raffle prizes.
The Mayor of Rushmoor, Councillor Sophia Choudhary, said: “I’m really looking forward to this event. It’s a great opportunity for everyone to take part, explore the borough and get fit at the same time! I hope that lots of people with join me for a fun morning raising lots of money for three brilliant local charities.”
For more information on cycling in Rushmoor please see

Defence Discount Service - Thorpe Park Service Day 4th November 2017

Back by popular demand, Thorpe Park Services Day on Saturday 4th November 2017 10am to 10pm (includes Fright Night from 4pm). Limited ticket availability so early booking is a must, further discounts on hotel stay also available. For more information please visit the DDS website or app.

Safer North Hampshire - Community Safety News

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Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Holiday dates for Schools in Hampshire

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Service Leaver's Guide - July 2017

Are you leaving the Services? If so, pick up your useful Service Leaver's Guide from the HIVE, or alternatively please visit: Leavers Guide Jul 2017

Mum to Mum Market - Aldershot

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Maurice Toye House Playgroups

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Grenadier Guards Coffee and Chat Group - 7th September

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Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Family Lives - After GCSE or A level results

When your child gets their GCSE or A-Level results back, it is likely they will go into some form of further education or training. Nearly 80% of young people stay in learning after Year 11 and this is likely to rise as young people  find ways to cope with the recession.
One in five of 15 to 16 year olds have changed their mind about leaving school to find a job and more than two in five are thinking more carefully about the subjects or qualifications they choose. In these uncertain times, it is more important than ever that your child knows what options are available to them so they can make the right choices. There is a broad range of exciting qualifications and learning routes available for young people to choose from, and some of these are new. Here is a list of 'top tips' and advice to help point your child in the right direction:

Family Lives - after exams

Immediately after the hard work and pressure of exams, parents and young people may feel relieved and relaxed. This may soon give way to an even more stressful period - waiting for and dealing with exam results. This stage can be more uncomfortable than the exams themselves because parents and young people feel helpless. Before or during the exams they could at least do something but now they can only wait. 
Children may get caught up in endless repetitions of regret and recrimination, going over what they did or failed to do and how they might have done it differently. Some young people might feel relieved and glad that it is finally over. However, your child reacts and responds, it is important to give them support and help distract them at this time. Don't walk around on eggshells. Instead, try to talk with your child about their feelings and the choices and options facing them. 

Waiting for exam results

Have a conversation with your son or daughter to find out what their expectations are, and give them the reassurance that whatever the results, you are proud of them and will be encouraging them in the future to achieve their goals. 
If your child is applying for University, equip yourself with information about how to use the clearing system for UCAS (the admissions system for university) as there may be a lot of competition for places. 
If your child is hoping to go to college or sixth form, make sure you know who to call and have numbers to hand in case the grades are not quite what you were expecting. It is still worth having a conversation to see if the grades are close enough to get onto the course or a similar one. 
Your child may be interested in apprenticeships, in which case, find out as much information as you can so you can give them the best support.
If your child is feeling really anxious or stressed out waiting for the exam results, keep the conversation flowing as best you can. Maybe you can suggest relaxation techniques such as exercise or meditation to help them feel calmer. It may do them good to go out and see their friends and enjoy themselves. This will be a good distraction for them. 

Monday, 14 August 2017

Families Continuous Attitude Survey (FAMCAS)

The 2017 Families Continuous Attitude Survey (FAMCAS) provides the opportunity for Army spouses/civil partners to express their views about a range of issues that affect their life as a Service family. The evidence provided by these views is a vital source of information that assists the Army in developing future personnel policy.

To support this process, it is important that the collective views of spouses/civil partners of Officers and Soldiers alike are communicated to the wider Army.

A link to the report can be found on the website

Step by Step Free Counselling

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Going green in Aldershot

A new community project is being planned for the people of Aldershot with the aim of providing free activities in local green spaces that will improve physical and mental health and wellbeing and teach new skills.

Organised by the Land Trust and The Conservation Volunteers, the Green Gym and Green Angels schemes will offer free courses and sessions to serving military personnel, veterans, and their families, as well as the wider community.

As part of the planning and funding process for these schemes, we’re inviting people to fill out a very short online survey. This will help us tailor what we offer to local needs and support our proposals.

The survey can be accessed at:

There are just six questions, and no identifying information is required unless you would like us to stay in touch with you about the project.

Friday, 11 August 2017

Employment Skills Zone - vacancies for Wetherspoon, The Queens Hotel, Aldershot

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Defence Discount Service (DDS)

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Thursday, 10 August 2017

Parent Action Group (PAG) Summer Art Workshops 2017 at West End Centre, Aldershot

Art workshops for children with disabilities. Different activities every day, including making flower crowns, painting, sensory fun with shaving foam, paper birds, and more!
All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Adults free. If you wish to bring an additional adult or child please call our box office on 01252 330040.

Rushmoor Employment Skill Zone - 100 vacancies for the new McDonald's in Aldershot

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Aldershot Job Centre Plus - vacancy for Gardener at Alton

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Defence Fire Risk Management Organisation - bbq fire safety advice

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Hart and Rushmoor Family Support Service - FREE Family Links Parenting Puzzle Workshop starting Monday 11th September 2017

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Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Army Photographic Competition 2017

The Army has launched a new mission, called Operation Camera. In its sights is anyone with a potentially winning photo of the British Army.
"Op Camera”, as soldiers call it, is a new category in the annual Army Photographic Competition, which has previously not been open to the public.

National Employment & Careers Fair - 7th September 2017

Please use attached link to find further information on the National Employment and Careers Fair

British Heart Foundation - Work Experience Opportunity

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Families Continuous Attitude Survey (FAMCAS)

The 2017 Families Continuous Attitude Survey (FAMCAS) provides the opportunity for Army spouses/civil partners to express their views about a range of issues that affect their life as a Service family. The evidence provided by these views is a vital source of information that assists the Army in developing future personnel policy.
To support this process, it is important that the collective views of spouses/civil partners of Officers and Soldiers alike are communicated to the wider Army.
A link to the report can be found on the website

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

PAG Summer Art Workshop

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Rushmoor Community Lottery is now 'up and running'

The Rushmoor Community Lottery is now ‘up and running’ and ‘on track’ to be a huge success, thanks to the support of local Team GB athlete, Steph Twell.

Steph took some time out from her busy training schedule for the London 2017 World Athletic Championships to pledge her support to the lottery.

Steph met with Councillor Gareth Lyon, Rushmoor Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Concessions and Community Support at the Aldershot Military Stadium where she regularly trains with the Aldershot, Farnham and District Athletic Club.

Steph also kindly autographed a British Athletics t-shirt, which has been framed and will soon be up for grabs as an additional prize for one lucky winner who buys their tickets before the first lottery draw takes place on Saturday 26 August.

Councillor Lyon, said: “It was a pleasure to meet Steph and we would like to thank her for giving up her time to support the Rushmoor Community Lottery and by helping us to give away such an amazing prize.  We’ll all be cheering her on as she competes in the women’s 5,000m in London this week.” 

Councillor Lyon added: “The Aldershot, Farnham and District Athletic Club is a great local club that supports athletes of all ages and abilities and is exactly the type of good cause that we are encouraging to be part of the Rushmoor Community Lottery.”

It is not too late for voluntary groups, sports clubs, community groups, societies and schools to sign up now to become beneficiaries. A full selection criteria is available on the website.

Signing up is free and it only takes a few minutes. A web page will then be created for each good cause, with access to personalised marketing materials to help promote the cause to the local community.
Rushmoor Community Lottery tickets are on sale The lottery is an exciting new way for local community groups to raise funds and more than 40 local good causes have already signed up. 

Tickets cost £1 and qualifying good causes (who have registered) will receive 50p for every ticket their supporters buy.

A further ten pence from every ticket sold will go into the Rushmoor Community Fund, which community groups and projects will be invited to bid for. 

The draw will be weekly from then on with a jackpot of £25,000 for a matching sequence of six numbers, other prizes being £2,000, £250, £25 or three free tickets.
Councillor Lyon added: “There’s still plenty of time for local people to buy their tickets for the first Rushmoor Community Lottery draw on Saturday 26 August and with more good causes signing up every day – there’s so many amazing projects that you can support.”

For further information about the lottery or call 01252 27 97 27. 

Also look for Rushmoor Community Lottery on Facebook and Twitter.

SSAFA Stepping Stone Homes

SSAFAs Stepping Stone Homes based in both the North East and the South of England provide short-term supported accommodation, help and advice to female service or ex-serving personnel, the female spouses or partners of serving or ex-serving personnel, and their dependent children.

Support is also provided to women without children or whose children may be living elsewhere temporarily, those seeking accommodation due to welfare needs, and Foreign & Commonwealth cases. The above list is not exhaustive. Each case will be considered individually.

Our homes provide a comfortable, secure and female-only place to stay for as long as it takes the resident to get back on their feet. From our clean and well-maintained communal spaces to private areas for each resident to make their own, we make our houses like home for however long the resident is with us.

The schemes are also registered with local authorities as refuges for those fleeing domestic abuse and, as such, their locations are not to be disclosed to the public. Referrals can be made via the email addresses below:

North - Longside House :
South - Gildea House:
Head of Housing: Amanda Deakin on

TPS WeldTech Customer Service manager - Alton

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FREE Fashion show teaser hosted at Sandhurst - Woolwich Hall.

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This is a FREE Fashion show teaser hosted at Sandhurst - Woolwich Hall.

It opens with an ART Exhibition on Climate change followed by the Commonwealth Teaser show.

5 Soldiers - The body is the Frontline

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Aldershot Military Museum

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Independent Mental Health Network Coordinator

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Marketing and Box Office Assistant - Fleet

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NHS Jobs: Maintenance Operative, Farnborough Closing date 15/08/17

Did you know NHS Jobs advertises around 25,000 jobs a month?
Not all of them are in hospitals. In addition a number of organisations outside the NHS have chosen to advertise their health related vacancies on NHS Jobs too.

Maintenance Operative – Glenside Farnborough. Closing date 15/08/17
We are looking for a individual who has a range of skills including DIY, basic plumbing together with an understanding of C.O.S.H.H regulations.
A full UK driving licence is essential for this role.
Register now so you can receive Jobs by E-mail to view new posts to suit your job search every day.
This job was promoted on @JCPinHampshire the DWP twitter feed sharing jobs, events and essential careers advice for Hampshire. You do not need a twitter account to view the jobs on offer. Take a look
It’s also worth taking a look at @JCPinSurrey  for jobs in Camberley and Guildford.

Monday, 7 August 2017

Arriva Recruitment

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Friday, 4 August 2017

Hart and Rushmoor Homelessness Prevention Trailblazer Newsletter

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Hampshire County Council Countryside Canines

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