Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Tuesday, 21 November 2017


Attached is an electronic version of the Adult Community Learning 2018 Spring Term Programme (including an enrolment form) for you to browse through and to think about the exciting courses coming up in the New Year 

- http://www.wyedean.gloucs.sch.uk/docs/Adult_Learning_Spring_2018.pdf

Should you need further information or help, please contact the Enrolments Office on 01291 625340 (leave an answerphone message if there is no reply straightaway).

Army & You Winter 2017

Army Mediation Service

Pathfinder November 2017

Quest Magazine November 2017


Joining Forces - Access to Credit Unions for Military Personnel

SFA: Protecting your Family and Service Home in Winter

Tickets for Troops - John Bishop's Winging It Tour - Manchester - 24-25 November 2017

Tickets for Troops provides free tickets to members of the Armed Forces for a variety of sporting, musical and cultural events. The service offers serving personnel and those medically discharged from the forces since 2001, the well-deserved opportunity to enjoy an event of their choice with their friends and families. Further details can be found https://www.ticketsfortroops.org.uk/home.aspx

JSHAO Housing Brief - RAF Odiham Wednesday 17th January 2018

JSHAO Housing Brief - Thorney Island Tuesday 23rd January 2018

JSHAO Housing Brief - Abingdon Station Dalton Barracks 25th January 2018

Thursday, 9 November 2017

New Learndirect Schedule

Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund - Reaching Out campaign in Wales

This is a Neighbourhood Watch Message from Chrissie Parkes.

The District Neighbourhood Watch Association AGM is being held on Thursday 16thNovember at Coleford Police Station at 7pm, everyone is welcome. If anyone would like to serve on the committee they are looking for new members. 
Please contact me on 01452 753784. 
This year the Police Crime Commissioner Martin Surl is the main speaker.

Sixth Form Open Evening

The Panto Bus is back with Aladdin

Torchlight Carol Service - Tintern Abbey

Service Family Hot Topics - October 2017

Click on this link: Service Families Newsletter Oct 17 to view latest issue of Service Family Hot Topics

Defence Discount Services - Alton Tower Services Day 2018 - 3/4 March

After the huge success of Services Day 2017 DDS are hoping that members join them for Services Day 2018 and this year have two dates for members to choose from.   

The Theme Park will remain closed to the members of the public and only available for Defence Discount Service and Blue Light Card members.  There is no opportunity to purchase tickets on the day.

Available dates: Saturday 3rd March or Sunday 4th March 2018
Ticket prices are just £18.50 for an adult, £17.00 for children (11 and under) and free for under 3's.  Members can also enjoy free car parking on the day which is normally £6 per car.
Tickets can be booked online via this link this will provide you your ticket electronically.  Alternatively you can book via the number 0871 222 4001 (13p per minute plus standard network fees, calls from mobiles may cost more).

Defence Discount Service - Drayton Manor Magical Christmas Offer on Selected Dates

Join Drayton Manor for a Magical Christmas experience this festive season, from Saturday 18th November for selected dates until Sunday 31st December.

They are celebrating 10 magical years of Christmas, with live shows, carols, presents, light shows, festive food, Father Christmas and everyday ending with a magnificent fireworks display, plus so much more. 

Please note tickets are for park entry only to Thomas Land and the zoo and do not include Father Christmas visits – this can be upgraded on the day for £6.00 per person subject to availability.
The park is open on the 23rd and 24th of December, however no discounted rates are available.

Click HERE for more information
Offer closes 31 December

JSHAO Housing Briefs 2018

BFPO Christmas Posting Information and Changes to some BFPO Christmas posting dates

See this link for latest recommended posting dates for BFPO mail at

The latest recommended posting dates for BFPOs 618/619/620 has been revised to 20 Nov, due to unavoidable changes in transit times.

Details of eligibility for the Christmas Families Free Mail Service (CFFMS), which is an extension of the Enduring Families Free Mail Service (EFFMS) to certain additional locations over the Christmas period, can also be found on this page.

BFPO addresses are eligible to take part in Royal Mail’s 
Letter to Santa.  All letters must be arrive in the UK by 8 December to receive a reply from Father Christmas

1 RIFLES Partners' End Of Year Party

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Save the Children - Christmas Jumper Day 15 December

Friday 15 December is Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day.
Nothing’s out of bounds. Except good taste. Go big. Go bold. Go BlingyBaubleBells. Sign up for your FREE fundraising pack now and prepare to make the world better with a sweater.

Click HERE for more information and to sign up for your FREE fundraising pack

Nutcracker Trail

Gloucester QuaysSt Ann WayGloucesterGloucestershireGL1 5SF

Can you find all ten Nutcracker characters around Gloucester Quays? These 6.5ft high, individually painted Nutcracker characters are all different and perfect for taking a Christmas selfie with. There are family prizes up for grabs, including a star prize of annual pass to all Merlin attractions. Pick up a Trail Map from the Customer Service Desk.


Opening Times

Nutcracker Trail(11 Nov 2017 - 24 Dec 2017)
Sunday10:00 17:00

Royal Mail - How to get a FREE Christmas letter from Santa

Gloucester Quays Victorian Market

Gloucester QuaysSt. Ann WayGloucesterGloucestershireGL1 5SH


Opening Times

Gloucester Quays Victorian Market(16 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017)

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Big White Wall: November social media campaign

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-              Get 24/7 anonymous support for your #mentalhealth with @BigWhiteWal_AF #healthybodyhealthymind http://bit.ly/2xP4kdT
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-              Learn how to keep positive & mentally resilient on @BigWhiteWall_AF, available 4 free & 24/7 #healthybodyhealthymind http://bit.ly/2xP4kdT
-              Stress has a big impact on mind & body - be sure to get 24/7 support with @BigWhiteWall_AF #healthybodyhealthymind http://bit.ly/2xP4kdT
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-              If you need a hand creating a healthy mindset - online support @BigWhiteWall_AF can help. http://bit.ly/2xP4kdT #healthybodyhealthymind
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-             Is your body telling you're not feeling ok? Help regain your balance with @BigWhiteWall_AF #healthybodyhealthymind http://bit.ly/2xP4kdT
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Friday, 27 October 2017

Learndirect Winter Schedule

Forces Travel

Hanley Moo's October


Click HERE for more information

Defence Discount Service - Exclusive Screening at ODEON Cinemas Paddington 2 on 11 November

Go onto the DDS Website HERE for more information. Log onto the DDS website to book online via the link provided on the DDS website.

Royal British Legion - Best Practice Guide - Support Service Children in School in England

Click HERE
to view and/or download the Guide

The Royal British Legion has produced a new best practice guide focusing on Service children in school. 
The guide looks at some of the big challenges facing Service children today and by sharing examples of good practice from across England (a separate Wales version will shortly be ready), recommends ways in which local authorities, schools and families themselves can improve the experience of Service children in education. Problems associated with admissions into schools and the adverse effects on a Service pupil’s wellbeing are explored, alongside information on the extra funding available to Service children through the Service Pupil Premium, Education Support Fund and more. Key recommendations include:
  • Encouraging schools to be creative with the use of funding available for Service pupils and share ideas and practice through networks of schools with Service children on the roll.
  • Suggesting that local authorities facilitate collaboration between schools, local military units, and local authority staff to ensure that everyone is aware of the challenges faced by Service children and what can be done to address them.
  • Encouraging Service families to make use of help available from the Ministry of Defence, Department of Education and charities and other organisations such as The Royal British Legion and the three families federations. 

Thursday, 26 October 2017

Gatwick Airport Jobs Fair 15 November

Be Seen Be Safe When You're Cycling

Clock go back Sunday 29th October!!

British Summer Time (BST) ends on the last Sunday in October. This means that you will need to put the clocks back by one hour on Sunday, October 29, 2017, ...

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Army v Navy Rugby 2018 - Tickets on Sale From 1st November 2017

Careers Transition Partnership (CTP) West Midlands Employment Fair - 9th November 2017

Joint Service Civilian Housing Brief - Imphal Barracks York - 9th November 2017

  There will be  a JSHAO  Civilian Housing Brief taking place at Imphal Bks on Tuesday 9th November 2017.  Timing to be confirmed.

If you would like to book to attend this brief please contact Susan Wilson at York HIVE on 01904 676134 or 01904 499267 or e-mail at yorkhive@armymail.mod.uk.