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Thursday, 27 July 2017

Just For Families Magazine - Incorporating The UK Forces Education Guide

To read the on-line version, please click HERE

Carillionamey - Are You Moving In? Can't be there for your appointment? Need a Proxy ?

You can nominate a Service proxy or your spouse to act on your behalf completing the Notification of Proxy form

Service Parents' Guide To Boarding Schools

Click HERE To Find A Boarding School

Need Help With Employment And Skills Info?

Heard about Apprenticeships but are not sure what they are?
Returning to work and would like to know where you can find information about child care support?Have you just finished your GCSE’s and would like to know what are your options now?
Lots of changes have happened over the last decade and there are now more options in your education and choice of employment than ever before.

Click HERE For More Information

Would You Be Willing To Donate?

Please click HERE for more information

Where Do You Keep Your Spare Key?

Latest crime figures, for the year ending December 2016, show there's been a 12% rise in the number of homes being broken into across Wiltshire, a total of nearly 1,500 incidents.

Click HERE for tips on how to beat the burglars.

Become An Antibiotic Guardian

Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats facing us today.

To learn more please click HERE

Recognising The Signs Of Diabetes

Diabetes is a lifelong condition that causes a person's blood sugar level to become too high.

Click HERE For Further Details

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Have You Got Your Blue Light Discount Card Yet?

History of Blue Light Card

Blue Light Card was founded in 2008 with the intention of providing discounts to the Emergency Services and NHS both on the High Street and Online. The Blue Light Card aimed to provide high street discounts on a national basis and provide all members of all services with an equal chance to save no matter what job role or service that they work for.

Are you Moving Primary Schools?

Forklift Training Interest You? Or Maybe IOSH Managing Safely?

Please click on images to enlarge

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

The Union Jack Club Open To British Armed Forces

Open to British Armed Forces personnel

The Union Jack Club is open to all British Armed Forces personnel who carry a military ID card whether they are staying overnight or not.
Situated next to Waterloo Station in the vibrant Southbank area in the heart of London and close to many iconic attractions, the Union Jack Club is acknowledged as the premier Club for the Non-Commissioned British Armed Forces, providing the best level of service, quality catering and affordable accommodation.
Accommodation includes single, double, fully accessible, superior and family rooms along with apartments for our Members and their guests and start from as little as £30 on a Friday or Saturday night and Wi-Fi is free and fast throughout the Club.
Our and Main Bar and restaurant are relaxed and spacious, where you can enjoy starters from £2.95 and main courses from £6.95 and a pint from £2.50. Our dedicated Espresso CafĂ© in Reception serves some excellent coffee and Columbian filter coffee is £1 a cup along with pastries or sandwiches.
If you are planning to visit London then come and see us.
Union Jack Club, Sandell Street, Waterloo, London, SE1 8UJ
Telephone – 02079026000

Think How You Park Your Car This Could Have Been YOUR house

No way through for pumps attending a house fire this morning lead to crews having to run an extra 100m of hose to get water on the blaze. Yes we can do it, but it takes time!

Every minute counts in a fire, so please think when parking - could an emergency service vehicle get through?

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Are You Driving in France? New Rules on Vehicle Emissions

If you're planning to drive to or through France via Paris, Lyon or Grenoble, beware, new rules mean you're likely to need to display a vehicle emissions sticker on your windscreen, while older cars could be banned altogether at certain times.

The three French cities have introduced the 'Crit'Air' scheme, which is designed to curb pollution and requires most vehicles driving within designated 'environmental zones' to display a window sticker (known as avignette).
The stickers cost €4.80 (around £4.13), including postage to the UK. There are six categories of sticker, which are colour-coded according to how much vehicles pollute and range from the cleanest (Crit'Air 1), for electric or hydrogen-powered vehicles, to the most polluting (Crit'Air 6).

While the vignettes only cost a few pounds, if you're caught driving without one in an environmental zone you could be hit with a hefty on-the-spot fine of €68 (£59) for cars or €135 (about £116) for HGVs and buses.

Not all vehicles require a sticker – cars registered before 1997, motorbikes and scooters from before June 2000 and trucks and buses from before 2001 are all excluded from the scheme and can't be driven at all when the restrictions apply.

Be aware that there is at least one non-official site selling the vignettes at more than six times the price on the official website so always buy through the French environment ministry 
CLICK HERE to obtain a sticker through official channels.

You may have to wait 30 days to receive your sticker so don't leave it too late. to apply.

For further information, 

How To Rescue Someone From Drowning

Most people won’t just stand by and do nothing while someone’s in trouble in
the water. On a lifeguarded beach, in an emergency, you’d alert the lifeguards. 
But what do you do out of season or on holiday
when there are no lifeguards and someone’s drowning?

                Click HERE For More Information

Would You Be Willing To Donate?

Please Click HERE For More Information

Are Your Valuables Safe?

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Service Families Accommodation

See information from DIO about Service Families Accommodation in these video links

Are You Looking For A Dentist Near You?

Everyone should be able to access good-quality NHS dental services.
There is no need to register with a dentist in the same way as with a GP because you are not bound to a catchment area.
Simply find a dental practice that's convenient for you, whether it's near your home or work, and phone them to see if there are any appointments available. 

How To Treat Bites And Stings

Click HERE For Advice

Armed Forces Bereavement Scholarship Scheme

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Tax-Free Childcare - Replacing Childcare Vouchers

Tax-Free Childcare will be available to millions of working families across the UK, and over time it will replace childcare vouchers, which will close to new entrants from April 2018. Voucher schemes remain open to existing members.

Eligible parents with children under 12 (under 17 for disabled children) will be able to set up an online childcare account to pay their childcare providers directly. For every £8 parents pay in, the Government will add £2, up to a maximum contribution of £2,000 per child, per year (£4,000 per year for disabled children). To qualify, parents must be in work, this includes self-employment, and each expected to work a minimum of 16 hours per week and earn no more than £100,000 per year.

Using the Childcare Checker, parents will be able to find out which providers have signed up in their area. The scheme will gradually become available to different age groups from 28 April 2017 with all eligible parents being able to access the scheme by the end of 2017.

Parents who have registered with the ‘keep me updated’ tool will be notified when they become eligible.

Childcare providers have a pivotal role in Tax-Free Childcare. They need to sign up so that parents can use Tax-Free Childcare to pay them; thousands have already done so.

To find out more about the new and existing offers, including the introduction of 30 Hours free childcare from September 2017 for eligible working parents and how they can help you, go to the Childcare Choices website at where you will find the childcare calculator to help you compare the government’s childcare offers and check what works best for your family.

MOD personnel based within the United Kingdom will have the same access to these new Childcare Choices as any other citizen, in line with the Armed Forces Covenant. Since 2013 the Ministry of Defence has been working closely with other government departments to ensure that these changes to childcare choices can be mirrored, so far as it is reasonably practicable to do so, for entitled MOD personnel based outside the United Kingdom. Full details of the required changes or additions to MOD policies will be published shortly, once the changes have been published on the Government’s Childcare Choices webpage.

Alternatively, email: for further information.

Lots to do at the Cotsworld Water Park

        Click on the Poster to Enlarge 

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Police Launch Crackdown On Using Your Mobile Phone

Thinking of a quick call while driving - think again!
You can get 6 penalty points and a £200 fine if you use a hand-held phone.
You can also be taken to court where you can:
be banned from driving or riding
get a maximum fine of £1000 (£2500 if you're driving a lorry or bus.
If you passed your driving test in the last 2 years, you'll lose your licence

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Wiltshire Council- What Is An Apprenticeship

What is an apprenticeship?
An apprenticeship is a real job with training… so you can earn while you learn and pick up some recognised qualifications as you go. Apprenticeships are aimed at young people between the ages of 16 and 24 or adults aged 25 and over.