Thursday, 30 March 2017

Monthly Coffee Mornings on Thorney! Commencing Wednesday 5 April 2017- in the Community Centre


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Hampshire County Council Country Parks Offers & Discounts



Hampshire County Council Country Parks
Offer/Discount: 50% discount for a family tickets:

(See  HERE for further discounts)

Invasive Species Week 27 March- 2 April 2017



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Received a New Assignment Order?


Did you know that HIVE Information Sheets are available for every geographical Assignment area in the UK, Germany, Cyprus and Brunei?

Our network of HIVE Information Support Officers (HISOs) can offer wide ranging local information to make your move that little bit less stressful.

 What is HIVE?

The HIVE is an information network available to all members of the Service community. It serves both married and single personnel, together with their families, dependants and civilians employed by the Services.

Worldwide, the HIVE information centres offer an extensive range of information on relocation, local unit and civilian facilities, places of interest, schools and further education, housing, healthcare facilities, employment and training opportunities.

We network worldwide, sourcing national and local information as needed. Information on relocations is one of our key areas of information support and is available either in advance or on arrival at the receiving unit. Information on the ways to communicate with those serving away on operational deployments is also available through our HIVE information centres.

HIVE information support officers are not trained in welfare counselling. We are however able to advise referral to those professional agencies best suited to the individual’s circumstances. All HIVE staff are bound to a code of confidentiality.

We are proud that our service is recognised and valued across the armed forces for its professional approach, initiative and commitment to you, the Service community.


See the Thorney Island Information Pages at www.thorneyislandhive.blogspot.co.uk

Thorney Island HIVE contact details:
Amanda Hawkins 01243 388308
thorneyislandhive@armymail.mod.uk    
or visit www.army.mod.uk/welfare-support
for a list of Army HIVEs
 

Mission Motorsport- The Forces' Motorsport Charity



Mission Motorsport’s aim:
“The Aim of Mission Motorsport is to aid in the recovery and rehabilitation of those affected by military operations, by providing opportunities through Motorsport.”

“Through participation in competition, our strong team ethos helps to inspire and rebuild confidence; while the development of skills including mechanical competencies, logistics, and management all build capacity for a brighter future.”

Mission Motorsport’s objectives:
Through team participation in Motorsport, engage those in need who are affected by military operations by:
  • Inspiring and rebuilding confidence
  • Helping in the development of new and existing skills to aid them in their future, including providing them with qualifications through our training wing
  • Developing resilience and their ability to cope with a disability in different and testing environments; instilling a greater degree of independence
  • For those leaving the service, demonstrate to a wide audience the qualities of ex-service personnel that make them more employable
  • Providing training and direct vocational support and assistance
  • Get further information from the Mission Motorsport website HERE

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Visit Longleat in Somerset- 30% Military Discount


Further details of this discount HERE


Click HERE for Longleat's full website


Little Troopers- Support Packs Available for Separations



Little Troopers (formally My Daddy is a Soldier Adventures) is a registered charity supporting children with parent(s) in our British Armed Forces, these children face unique daily challenges due to their parents career choice especially when they experience repeated separation of varying lengths of time from their serving parent(s) due to exercises, training, operations and other service commitments.

Access the Little Troopers Shop HERE
for separation packs
Send a Hug Kit and much more..... 

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard- Free entry for Serving Person and 4 guests with MOD 90 (ID Card)

Serving military personnel receive free entry on board HMS Victory and into the National Museum of the Royal Navy for themselves and up to 4 members of their party. 

Serving personnel are also entitled to 25% off an individual All Attraction ticket when purchased directly from the Visitor Centre.

Visit the Historic Portsmouth Dockyard website HERE

 

Royal Artillery Equestrian Centre Thorney Island- Prices from 1 April 2017

RAECTI
Tel. 01243 388323


PRICES AS OF 1ST APRIL 2017

MEMBERSHIP



OLD
NEW
MILITARY
ADULT
£47
£60

CHILD
£39
£50
CIVILIAN
ADULT
£63
£75

CHILD
£42
£55



LESSONS




OLD
NEW
MILITARY
ADULT
1 HOUR
£17
£21


30 MINUTES
£8.50
£10.50

CHILD
1 HOUR
£15
£18


30 MINUTES
£9
£9
CIVILIAN
ADULT
1 HOUR
£27
£33


30 MINUTES
£13.50
£16.50

CHILD
1 HOUR
£21
£25


30 MINUTES
£10.50
£12.50



FACILITY HIRE




OLD
NEW

SHOW HIRE
£27PH
£30PH
+£5ph for second surface
PRIVATE
£27ph
£30ph
+£5ph per horse
EXTERNAL INSTRUCTOR LIVERIES

£10 ph




LIVERY


OLD
NEW
MILITARY
£105
£105
CIVILIAN
£138

£138

Forces Help to Buy Scheme- Help to get on the Property Ladder




Regular armed forces personnel can benefit from a £200 million scheme to help them get on the property ladder. The Forces Help to Buy scheme enables servicemen and servicewomen to borrow up to 50% of their salary, interest free, to buy their first home or move to another property on assignment or as their families needs change.
The pilot scheme, which launched in April 2014 and has now been extended to 2018, aims to address the low rate of home ownership in the armed forces.

Who can use the scheme?

All regular personnel who:
  • have completed the pre-requisite length of service
  • have more than 6 months left to serve at the time they apply
  • meet the right medical categories
However, it is recognised that there may be instances where exceptions to the standard rules may be justifiable, especially where there are extenuating medical and personal circumstances.

How much can be borrowed under the scheme?

This scheme allows service personnel to borrow up to 50% of their annual salary, to a maximum of £25,000. This can be used towards a deposit and other costs such as solicitor’s and estate agent’s fees.

Find out more HERE

Access all Joint Service Housing Advice Office leaflets HERE

 

West Sussex County Council Jobs


Click HERE to access the jobs currently available at West Sussex County Council.

Easy Resettlement Magazine - Spring Edition

Read HERE

Staunton Country Park- Easter Holiday Fun

Staunton Country Park

From 10:30am

Saturday 08 Apr 2017 to Sunday 23 Apr 2017

Come along to the Farm to meet our new arrivals in the barn! Follow the Easter trail and get creative with seasonal crafts. 

Price: Normal admission applies.

Small charge for some crafts and activities.All children must be supervised by an adult.

Telephone: 023 9245 3405

Staunton Country Park Website HERE