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Thursday, 20 July 2017

Special Events And Family Activities This Summer At REME Museum

Kids Assault Course And So Much More At REME MUSEUM

Sunny Days Children's Nursery Holiday Club

We know that organising and amusing children during the school holidays can be a bit of a juggle - but we have it sorted! During school holidays Sunny Days, Calne, offers a full day Holiday Club from 7.30am until 6:00pm

Sunny Days Children's Nursery Holiday Club in Calne gives your child the opportunity to take part in a range of exciting programmes, such as trips out, creative workshops, games, sports, crafts, drama, dance, art, cookery, photography, music and culturally themed weeks.
To find out more or to book a place please contact 01249 815307 or email

Kids For A Quid - Lydiard House and walled Garden

Saturday 22 July to Thursday 31 August
Don't miss this amazing offer for the Summer holidays!
Children aged 3-15 years can visit Lydiard House and Walled Garden for just £1 when accompanied by a full-paying adult between Saturday 22 July and Thursday 31 August 2017 during Lydiard House opening hours (Wednesday to Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays, 11am to 4pm).

Under 3s go free!

To get this fantastic offer, please print off the Kids for a Quid voucher and complete your details before handing it to the Lydiard House ticket desk.

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

Find Out About Night-Time Nature

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For Details On How To Join Up

Would You Be Willing To Donate?

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Are Your Valuables Safe?

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

Top Tips For Water Safety

On average, more than 400 people drown in the UK each year. Nearly 60 of these are children and young people. Make sure that you and your loved ones are not counted in next year's statistics.

Click HERE for tips

State Pension Age Increase

The government’s review proposes a new timetable for the rise to 68, in line with continuing increases in life expectancy.

Please click HERE for more information

Monday, 17 July 2017

Employment Opportunities Available Now!

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Friday, 14 July 2017

The Armed Forces Covenant: For Families

● This leaflet is aimed at Armed Forces families, but there are two others aimed at Veterans and Serving personnel you may wish to read 

● You can seek further advice from the Chain of Command or your nearest 

ServiceCommunity/Hive/ HiveSupportDuringDeployments.htm 

● To read the full report on the Armed Forces Covenant and see details of what the government has committed to,

The Armed Forces Covenant: Veterans

Welfare and support for families of serving personnel

 Everyday family life has its up and downs. Life for members of an armed forces family, whether they are regulars, reservists, or veterans, or their spouses, partners or children, can have additional worries, including:
  • stress around deployment
  • extended and repeated periods of separation from spouses and partners
  • social isolation from family and friends
  • additional and sudden caring responsibilities
The Armed Forces Covenant says that the whole nation has a moral obligation to the armed forces community and sets out how they should expect to be treated.

Summer Events At Whitehall Garden Centre Start This Weekend

Family Fun this Weekend at Whitehall Garden Centre

Come along to our Summer Family Fun Weekend on Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th July from 10:30am until 4:00pm.
With lots to do and see including children's entertainment, fun and games with Totally Crazy, Wings & Talons Birds Of Prey, Hog Roast, Chuffy The Train (Sunday only) (All Lacock Only), Face painting and Punch & Judy. 
Come and join us for a great family day out.

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Defence Discount Service: Harry Ramsden's Discount

By the Sea or just fancy Fish & Chips? Just show your MoD90 or Defence Privilege Card and get 30% off the food bill at Harry Ramsden's

To view the restaurants webpage and/or locations of Harry Ramsden's Restaurants click HERE 
For All Information On
 The Discount Privilege Card

Service Families Accommodation

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

JSHAO - Housing Matters Magazine - Summer 2017

To Read The Latest On-Line Edition, Please Click HERE

National Employment & Careers Fair Coming To Tidworth

Are You Looking For A Doctor?

GPs deal with a whole range of health problems. They also provide health education, offer advice on smoking and diet, run clinics, give vaccinations and carry out simple surgical operations.

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

Car Boot Sale - Royal Wootton Bassett - 23rd July

Veterans' Housing Advice

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.

A Special Appearance Of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

A family occasion held on the edge of the New Forest, superbly located and situated by the famous River Avon. 
Vintage, Classic Cars, 
Vans and Motor Cycles portray
 many years of motoring. 
A duck race, 
Fordingbridge Cake Off and much more.

Please Click HERE For More Information

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