Monday, 31 July 2017

Rushmoor's new council contract offers major savings and improved services to residents

A new ten-year contract to provide Rushmoor Borough Council’s bin collection services, street cleaning, public toilet cleaning, grounds and parks maintenance, launched on Monday 31 July.
As well as saving £650,000 a year, the new contract offers a number of improved services to residents on top of existing services, including weekly collections of small household electrical items and a shift from fortnightly to weekly battery recycling collections.
Residents simply need to leave their small household electrical items and bagged-up batteries on either their rubbish or recycling bin lid on any week and they will be collected for recycling.
As the new bin teams will be now working on all bank holidays, except Christmas and New Year, collection days will no longer normally change, also making it easier for residents.

Do you know when to call 999?

Hampshire Constabulary, along with other emergency services, face an unprecedented amount of calls into 999.
But how many people know when they should call 999 and, in particular, the police rather than other organisations?
Recent information shows that not everyone does, with calls ranging from enquiries about flea infestations to "no credit on my phone". In light of this we are calling on you to help us keep our lines free for your emergencies only.
The campaign will feature a range of examples of calls via our social media channels, all leading back to one, clear message: only call 999 during an emergency such as:
  • a danger to life
  • a crime is happening now (or has just happened)
  • having immediate concerns for safety
  • a dangerous incident on the motorway
  • seeing something suspicious that needs immediate attention.
Call 101 for any crimes that aren't currently in progress or haven't just happened.

Friday, 28 July 2017

Tickets for Troops: Home Building and Renovating Show in London Saturday 23rd September 2017

Rushmoor Borough Council to consult on option to convert Southwood Golf Course into new natural open parkland

Rushmoor Borough Council is to launch a public consultation asking for views on the possibility of converting Southwood Golf Course into new natural open parkland.
Members of Rushmoor Borough Council’s Cabinet gave the consultation on the proposals the go ahead at its meeting on Tuesday 25 July.
The consultation will be available online at on Monday 7 August and run through to Friday 22 September giving the public the chance to have their say on the proposals. 

Thursday, 27 July 2017

Chelsea Under 23 Host Big Names at Aldershot Town

Chelsea's Under 23 Development squad host Manchester United, Manchester City, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur as some of the best young players in the country continue to grace the EBB Stadium during 2017-18.

The Blues begin their season at Aldershot Town on Friday 25 August with a game against Premier League 2 champions Everton, followed by the visit of Manchester United on Monday 18 September. The season ends with two big London derbies, against Arsenal on Friday 2 March and Tottenham Hotspur on Friday 13 April.

The full list of Chelsea Under 23 matches at the EBB Stadium in 2017-18 is:

Friday 25 August, 7.05pm: Everton
Monday 18 September, 7.05pm: Manchester United
Friday 10 October, 7.05pm: Swansea City
Sunday 22 October, 12.05pm: West Ham United
Monday 18 December, 7.05pm: Manchester City
Friday 2 February, 7.05pm: Leicester City
Friday 2 March, 7.05pm: Arsenal
Friday 13 April, 7.05pm: Tottenham Hotspur

Covenant Fund Workshop

Covenant Fund workshop
12 September 10-12
Learning Zone 1,  Farnborough Library

The purpose of the workshop is to :-
-         Promote and provide information on the Covenant Fund
-         Talk about what makes a good application
-         Raise awareness of the needs of our armed forces communities.  There will be a presentation from a representative from the service Families Federations.

RSVPs for this workshop should be forwarded to Annette Lindsay on

Horizon Park new Retail Development - Job Vacancies

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Alton Job Vacancies

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Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Family Lives - Summer childcare issues

According to research by the national childcare charity Daycare Trust, finding affordable childcare during the summer break is one of the biggest headaches for parents. Yet because of the lack of places and the high cost, most parents don’t actually organise their summer childcare until a few weeks beforehand. The costs and shortage of places can be overwhelming, often meaning parents end up taking unpaid leave and using the bulk of annual holiday entitlement to be with the kids With family budgets being squeezed by the effects of the recession, our advice may help ease the burden.

Family Lives - after the 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.
Feeling on edge and unhappy is a natural response to the situation.  Don't walk around on eggshells. Instead, try to talk with your child about their feelings and the choices and options facing them.

Hobbycraft Vacancies in Farnborough

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Morrisons Vacancies in Aldershot

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Rushmoor Borough Council - 2018 Farnborough calendar competition

Local people are being invited to pick up their cameras and get snapping for a chance to have their photo featured in the 2018 Farnborough calendar.
The calendar is a great way to celebrate all that the town has to offer and will be made up of 12 photos of Farnborough taken by local people.
Whether it is your favourite park, buildings, event, view or landmark in Farnborough, please send us your photos of the town throughout the seasons and be in with a chance of them being included in the calendar.
This is the third year we have organised the calendar, which will go on sale across Aldershot and Farnborough from November and will cost just £5.

For more information, please visit:

Rushmoor Borough Council - 2018 Aldershot calendar competition

Local people are being invited to pick up their cameras and get snapping for a chance to have their photo featured in the 2018 Aldershot calendar.
The calendar is a great way to celebrate all that the town has to offer and will be made up of 12 photos of Aldershot taken by local people.
Whether it is your favourite park, buildings, event, view or landmark in Aldershot, please send us your photos of the town throughout the seasons and be in with a chance of them being included in the calendar.
This is the eighth year we have organised the calendar, which will go on sale across Aldershot and Farnborough from November and will cost just £5.

For more information, please visit:

Rushmoor Borough Council - household enquiry canvass 2017

Find out what you need to do to confirm your details on the electoral register.
Every year the Government asks us to check the details of everyone registered to vote in households across Aldershot and Farnborough. We do this between August and November.
We send a household enquiry letter to all households with the information we currently hold on the register for that property. Confirming your information is quick and simple. It will mean that you will continue to be registered and you won't lose your right to vote.

For more information, please visit:

Army Families Federation (AFF) SFA Customer Satisfaction Survey

DIO has appointed a new supplier to carry out their regular SFA customer satisfaction survey.

In future, Opinion Research Service (ORS) will be carrying out these short phone surveys.
Until now, DIO has selected 200 UK SFA occupants to take part in the monthly survey. DIO has now increased this to 500 occupants who will be contacted. The overseas survey will also recommence in October 2017.
Your feedback helps shape the future delivery of Service Family Accommodation. If ORS contacts you, please take the opportunity to let them hear your views.
Please rest assured that your personal data will remain safe and secure.
If you have any queries related to the Customer Satisfaction Survey, please contact the accommodation team at

Peppa Pig At Adventure Wonderland - 2nd August 2017

Come and See Peppa Pig at Adventure Wonderland!
Wednesday 2nd August!
Appearing at 10:15, 11:15, 1:00, 2:00 & 3:45 at our Meet & Greet area
Book your park tickets at for 10% discount and *Fast Track park admission! Don't miss out!

Apprenticeship vacancies based in Camberley

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If you are interested, please email Kayleigh Anstey (contact details below) the following information

  • Electronic version of CV in a word document
  • The Apprenticeship role they are interested in
  • Contact details (Telephone number)
Kayleigh Anstey
Apprenticeship Coordinator
Knights Training Academy Limited
p: 01276 681248  m: 07904240697
a: Knights Group Worldwide LTD, Security House, Trafalgar Way, Camberley, Surrey, GU15 3BN

Armed Forces Covenant survey

The Armed Forces Covenant website has now been live for over a year and is being updated continually but to ensure the content meets the user's needs, we are currently hosting a customer survey - the feedback will help us improve the website's content. The survey will run until 31 July and can be accessed via the front page,   

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Healthcare for the armed forces community

For healthcare information and support for the UK's 10 million-strong armed forces community, including serving personnel, reservists, families and veterans, please visit:

Production Services Technician

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Hampshire Alert - cash machine advice

We are issuing crime prevention advice after we received several reports of suspicious incidents at cash machines in Farnborough and Fleet.

At 8.13pm on Sunday 23 July, we received a report that a device had been placed on a cash machine at the Co-operative store in Fernhill Road, Farnborough.

A customer entered the store to advise the cash machine had not returned his card. It is not clear if any money was taken.

Similar incidents were reported later that evening at the cash machines outside the Co-operative stores in Queens Road, Farnborough and Kings Road, Fleet.

We are currently treating the three incidents as linked. An investigation is underway.

We would like to take this opportunity to remind people of steps they can take to protect themselves when using cash machines.

People should:

• never write down or share your Personal Identification Number (PIN)
• cover the keypad with your hand when you type in your PIN number
• if you think the machine has been tampered with, don’t use it and tell the bank or store
• call your card issuer immediately if a cash machine takes your card
• put your card and cash away securely before leaving
• be wary of anyone trying to distract you

Anyone with information on these incidents should call 101.

Alternatively, people can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, where information can be left anonymously.

AWS What's on during the Summer holidays

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Calvert Trust Exmoor



Friday 4th August until Monday 7th August 2017
@ £100 per person

This break will be fully inclusive of accommodation, meals and activities

Be quick as limited space left!

call us on 01598 763 221 and speak to one of our team

Hampshire Alert - information request

On the 21st July 2017 between the times of 15.30 to 18.00 a large group of young people were dispersed out of the area around Field Way and Deadbrook  Lane in North Town after grouping for a pre planned fight.

Some of the young people were taken home to their parents and others were given words of advice. We are planning on visiting other parents in the near furture.

If you have any information please contact Aldershot Neighbourhood Policing Team quoting reference 44170280913

Parents/ carers do you know where your children are this summer?

Aldershot South Neigbourhood Policing Team

North Town Anti Social Behaviour 

Friday, 21 July 2017

Foal Farm Country Festival with dog show, Biggin Hill - Sunday 23rd July 2017

Sunday 23rd July, 11am - 5pm
Lots of fun for all the family - a great day out for dogs. Starts at 11 until 5 - admission £5 per vehicle or £1 per person on foot.

Lots of stalls, beer tent, live entertainment, dog show and lots more.  There will be a  ball pool for the hot dogs to cool down in - great fun with a £1 donation to KGR.

  For further information, please  refer to the
Foal Farm website.

Hart Families Connect - workshops and courses for parents

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WRVS at Connaught Community Centre

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Veterans Mental Health - Transition, Intervention and Liaison Service

NHS veterans’ mental health services now available for armed forces personnel approaching discharge

Information for patients


Armed forces personnel approaching discharge can now get treatment and support at NHS veterans’ mental health services across England and thereafter into their civilian life, whether this is months or years later. 


If you are experiencing mental health difficulties, these services can provide a range of treatment and support in close liaison with Defence Medical Services (DMS).  This includes recognising the early signs of mental health problems and providing access to early treatment and support, as well as therapeutic treatment for complex mental health difficulties and psychological trauma.  Patients are also provided with help, where appropriate, with employment, reduction in alcohol consumption, housing and social support.

Extended Childcare Entitlement - Overseas Locations


1.               In overseas locations the MOD provides services (or access to services) that, so far as is reasonably practicable, conform in type, scope and standard to that required by legislation in England (but paying due regard to the equivalent legislation in the Devolved Administrations).

2.               The 2006 Childcare Act provided for 15 hours of childcare per week for 38 weeks of the year for 3 and 4 year olds free of charge.  In overseas locations the MOD currently delivers this entitlement through places at MOD-provided settings or through access to the MOD Overseas Nursery Allowance.

Queen Victoria School (QVS) Open Morning 2017

Our annual Open Morning is an opportunity for families interested in sending their children to the School to see around it, meet some pupils and some staff, ask questions and share their views, interests and any concerns.


This year’s Open Morning is on Saturday 16th September.


Visitors are welcome to arrive between 0900 hrs and 0930 hrs, during which time tea, coffee and juice will be served in the Theatre and members of the House staff, parents and pupils will be available to talk with visitors.

JHSAO Housing Matters Summer 2017 edition

Enhanced Learning Credits (ELC) Scheme

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E-Learning Centres

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Parent Voice News

Parent Voice is an information and advice service for parents and carers of disabled children aged 0-25 in Hampshire.
Below you will find current news items and information that may be of interest.

To find a support group in your local area click here.

To search for training, parent meetings and consultations click here.

Rushmoor free and low cost summer holiday activities

For free and low cost summer holidays activities, please visit:

Aldershot Traction Club community open day - 5th August 2017

Aldershot Traction Club, 5 August.

2pm to 6pm

Community open day, open to members and non-members. 

Barbecue, live music, enter cakes into the great 'Traco Bake Off' with money raised going to Phyllis Tuckwell, have a go on one of the fairground rides, bouncy castles, ice creams, tombolas, kids' football, football comp and games. Stalls selling local goods.(get in touch if you would like a pitch) plus more being added all the time.

Suitable for ages: All ages

Cost: Free

Contact: Alan Cook on 0754 8986400 or email

Cycling with confidence - Farnborough Library 22nd July 2017

Farnborough Library, 22 July.

10.30am to 11.30am

Cycling is healthy, convenient, cheap, easy and fun.  This session looks at everything you need to cycle safely, whether for family rides, cycling to school or work, relaxing fun, or even dreaming of being the next Trotty or Wiggo!

As well as tips on bike types, cycle care, group riding and safe riding techniques for dealing with today's road conditions, you may also discover why you should never give a balloon to a hedgehog! 

Advanced booking essential as spaces are limited.

Suitable for ages: 14 years and above

Cost: £3.50

Contact: Telephone 01252 516458 or visit the Farnborough library and learning centre website for more information

Summer full day care schemes

For children aged four to 11 years - four-year-olds need to be at full-time school.

Alderwood Leisure Centre playscheme

Alderwood Leisure Centre, Tongham Road, Aldershot, GU12 4AS

Tel: 01252 344438.

Children can take part in a range of sports, including badminton, short tennis, uni-hoc, kwik cricket, volleyball and football. There are also arts and crafts.
Children need to bring
You'll need to bring a packed lunch.
Times and charges
  • 8.30am to 5.30pm - £18 a child a day
  • 8.30am to 3.30pm - £16 a child a day


Farnborough Leisure Centre day camp

Farnborough Leisure Centre, Westmead, Farnborough, GU14 7EH

Tel:  01252 370411

Fun-filled day for children aged five to 12 years.
Times and charges
  • One-day pass - £22
  • Sibling day pass- £17
  • Full-week pass - £88
  • Sibling full-week pass- £68

Visit the Farnborough Leisure Centre playschemes website for more information.

Squirrels Holiday Fun Club

Priory Park Pavilion, Priory Street, Farnborough, GU14 7HX

Tel: 01252 378402.

Holiday club premises (answering machine) Tel: 07702 202921

For children aged three to 11 years.
What is provided
Healthy snacks and drinks are provided during the day.
Children need to bring
You'll need to bring a packed lunch
Times and charges
  • 8.30am - 6pm - £22 a day
  • 8.30am to 1pm - £15 a day
  • 9am to 12pm - £12.50 a day
  • 1pm to 4pm - £12 a day
  • 1pm to 6pm - £15 a day
Drop off at 8am will cost an extra £3 a day.
There is a discount if booked early. This is between £1.50 and £2 off the price a day.

For more information, see the Squirrels' website.

TGZ Holiday Club

Farnborough Grange Nursery and Community Infant School, Moor Road, Farnborough, GU14 8HW

Tel: 01252 541879 (between 9am - 3pm and term-time only)

For ages four to 12 years.
Activities include sports, arts, play and a variety of games.
Times and charges
  • Mornings only - 8.30am to 12.30pm - £10
  • Afternoons only - 1.30pm to 5.30pm - £10
  • Shorter day - 10am to 4pm - £15
  • Longer day - 8.30am to 5.30pm - £20. Pick ups may be arranged up to 6pm for an extra £2.50 a child.
  • Ten per cent discount if pre-booked and pre-paid for four longer days
  • Ten per cent discount per sibling
  • Twenty per cent discount if pre-paid for ten days of the summer holiday scheme

Princes Hall, Aldershot

For details, see the what's on section of the Princes Hall's website.

West End Centre, Aldershot

See the West End Centre website for information.

SCL holiday activities

SCL offers holiday courses for children aged four to 12. See the SCL holiday activities website for more information.

Surrey rock band holiday club

At Weybourne Infant School in Farnham, for children aged nine to 16. For more information please see the Surrey Rock Band Club website.
More information about playschemes
You'll find more information about playschemes and holiday activities on the following websites: