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Thursday, 29 June 2017

HIVE Opening hours week commencing Monday 3 July 2017

The HIVE Information Office has the following opening hours for the week commencing Monday 3 July:

I will check emails periodically, so if you have an urgent query please emaiI

Are Your Travel Vaccinations Up To Date?

If you're planning to travel outside the UK, you may need to be vaccinated against some of the serious diseases found in other parts of the world.

Please click HERE to find out which vaccinations are necessary or recommended.

Little Troopers Launch New App

Little Troopers Treasures is a free, easy to use app that can make story time precious every day and will ensure children never miss a bedtime story from their parents again; they can watch the recordings over and over whenever they miss their mummy or daddy.

For further details please click HERE

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Havant at Home 29 July 2017

Havant at Home is a one-day celebration event in Havant Park and we’d love you to join us!For this special one-off day, we’ll be filling the park with free performances, activities and events for you to get involved in, as well as community stands and some tasty food and drink.

Further details HERE

Monday, 26 June 2017

Walks, Events & Activities in Chichester Harbour- May to December 2017

Domestic Abuse- Guidance and Support for the armed forces community-additional information in Nepali

Follow the gov.uk website HERE

Sunday, 25 June 2017

Army and You - Sizzling Summer Giveaways

To see more great giveaways and to enter please follow

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Jousting & Medieval Tournament 2017 at Arundel Castle

Tuesday 25 - Sunday 30 July, 2017 Under the shadow of the mighty Castle throughout the Catle grounds, experience the thrill of the renowned Arundel International Jousting Competition, as revered knights from around the world gather to test their chivalry and skill at mounted combat in full plate armour.
Set within an authentic medieval style encampment, with the knights and men-at-arms of Raven Tor, Story Teller and the musicians of Rough Musicke, this is a unique week-long tournament.
The thrilling tournament will be accompanied by have-a-go archery and a host of craft displays and entertainment; this really is the highlight of Arundel Castle’s events calendar. Further details HERE

Hot Rod & Custom Car Show- Stansted House, Rowlands Castle

Further details HERE

Drayton Manor Theme Park: Armed Forces Day 2017

They are celebrating the annual Armed Forces Day at the park on Saturday 24th June and invite you to join us as we celebrate all things military with our amazing offer in celebration of the day.
Take advantage of the fantastic all year round offer of FREE ENTRY to all those serving and ex serving members of the British Armed Forces. No need to book, simply arrive on the day with the relevant ID and enjoy a fun filled day out.
Please read the full details in the following link: 

Toby Carvery Free Meal Offer

Toby Carvery Salutes the Armed Forces with free meal on Armed Forces Day

To show their support for all our fantastic military personnel, Toby Carvery will be serving free carvery dinners to members of the British Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force.

If this includes you, or someone you know, simply get your voucher and show it when you order a roast or alternative main meal on 24 June, along with military ID or a Defence Privilege Card*.

Can't make Armed Forces Day?

Armed Forces and Veterans Breakfast Club

For military personnel who can't attend, your local Toby Carvery will be hosting a Veterans Breakfast Club all week from Monday 19th June until Friday 23 June, where former and current members of the Armed Forces enjoy breakfast for just £1 when booked in advance. Please make sure to show your valid Military ID, Defence Privilege Card or Veterans badge to enjoy this offer.

Martin Gosling, Brand Operations Director for Toby Carvery comments, said: “Armed Forces Day is a brilliant opportunity to show our thanks for the work both serving and ex-military have done for our country.

“We are proud to support our troops and can’t think of a better way to thank all those involved than by giving them a roast dinner on us.”
Toby Carvery has also announced its charity partnership with The Royal British Legion, which will see it support the charity with fundraising initiatives over the next two years, and has added a special charity pudding to its menus with 25p from each pudding sale being donated to The Legion. It is aiming to raise £100,000 for The Royal British Legion by the end of 2018.
To download your Armed Forces Day voucher, to book a table or to find out more about the offer, visit the Toby Carvery website.
For more information about Toby Carvery, please visit www.tobycarvery.co.uk

Your nearest Toby Carvery is Hilsea, Portsmouth

The Armed Forces Covenant

The Armed Forces Covenant is a promise from the nation that those who serve or have served in the armed forces, and their families, are treated fairly.

The government is committed to supporting the armed forces community by working with a range of partners who have signed the covenant. The covenant is a national responsibility involving government, businesses, local authorities, charities and the public.
For more information please visit Armed Forces Covenant.

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Go Outdoors Discount for Armed Forces Week

GO Outdoors proudly support those who support us and for this Armed Forces Week are offering members a 15% off (rather than the usual 10%). This offer is valid 18th June to 1st July.

Just show your MOD90 or Defence Privilege Card at the desk or use the code online found at www.defencediscountservice.co.uk

Go Outdoors website HERE

Paultons Park-Tickets for Troops -TICKET RELEASE IMMINENT



For the second year Tickets for troops will be teaming up with Paultons Park for their Armed Forces Days in September (16th/17th & 23rd/ 24th).

Tickets For Troops members will have the chance to book up to four tickets to take their family for a fun filled day out. 

FULL details can be found HERE

Don't miss out, get the Ticket for Troops app HERE

Pathfinder - June 2017 edition

Southampton Beer Festival: Saint Marys Stadium | 23rd June 2017 - 24th June 2017

New Forest Show: 25, 26, 27 JULY 2017

Union Jack Club Offer: London

Ladbrokes Challenge Cup Final – Wembley August 2017 – 40% Off – LIMITED TIME ONLY

Watch the climax of one of Rugby League’s biggest day's out at the iconic Wembley Stadium. This day is LIKE NOTHING ELSE with a full day of back to back entertainment and this August they are taking it to another level with the introduction of Club Wembley ticket access, adult tickets from £12 and junior tickets from £5.

Visit www.defencediscountservice.co.uk for details or log in to the free mobile app and search for Ladbrokes Challenge Cup Final....

Havant Walking to Health

Short, safe and sociable walks in your local area
Havant Walking for Health is free to attend and suitable for people of all abilities, from beginners to more experienced walkers (progression walks).

It’s a great way to improve your health and wellbeing, and meet new people.
The walks are ideal for people who would like to improve their health by increasing their physical activity levels and discover the beautiful countryside and scenery the local area has to offer. All walks are led by trained walk leaders who are there to offer information and support on the walk. The walks are graded for length and difficulty. New walkers will be asked to complete a brief health questionnaire before the start of the walk. Please arrive a few minutes before the start of each walk for registration.

You will need suitable footwear and comfortable clothing as walks take place in all weathers. We recommend you carry a bottle of water and bring any medication that you may need.
We are in the process of developing some shorter 30min walks for those who cannot manage a longer distance. There is currently one from the Spring Arts Centre in Havant. It is worth checking with your local walk to see if they can offer a shorter walk than the one advertised.

Get further information HERE

Chichester District Wellbeing

Your local Wellbeing service
The Wellbeing service can help you to find local wellbeing information and services.
From this website to the teams in your local area, you can get advice and support on how to make small changes to improve your health and wellbeing, including how to stop smoking, how to become more active or how to make your meals healthier.
Chichester District Wellbeing is a friendly and impartial service which comes from your local authority and other partners, the majority of our services are completely free to users. As well as using this new website, you can find out more about local activities and support services by talking to our friendly Wellbeing Advisors over the phone or in person.
How can the Wellbeing service help me?
  • Have you thought about losing weight, but don’t know where to start?
  • Do you want to get more active and energised, but aren’t sure what’s happening in your area?
  • Do you want to stop smoking, but aren’t confident in taking that first step alone?
  • Do you sometimes feel low and want a boost to your general wellbeing?
If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then this website and the Wellbeing service can help you.
We can offer advice and information and we will also put you in touch with more specialist support if it’s needed.
There are three simple steps to get started:
1) Get ready
Think about the changes you would like to make to lead a healthier lifestyle
2) Get set
Check out this website for local activities or support that can help you achieve your goals. Phone or email for a one-to-one chat with a Wellbeing Advisor, or to make an appointment if you need that extra bit of help.
3) Go
We will give you advice and support on how to take control and build small changes into your life. We understand how hard it can be, but we can help to make it easier.

You can find more detailed information about Wellbeing services in different areas of West Sussex by selecting the location you are interested in on the Your Local Wellbeing Hub page.

See HERE for further details

Emsworth British Food Fortnight- coming in September

To keep updated with the events over Emsworth British Food Fortnight, see the website HERE

Defence Employer Recognition Scheme

The Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) encourages employers to support defence and inspire others to do the same. The scheme encompasses bronze, silver and gold awards for employer organisations that pledge, demonstrate or advocate support to defence and the armed forces community, and align their values with the Armed Forces Covenant.

Tickets For Troops New App

Resettlement: Quest June 2017

To read, download or print CLICK HERE

To read previous copies online CLICK HERE

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Tuppenny Barn, Southbourne- Open Day 25 June 2017

Come along to our annual Family Open Day, on Sunday 25 June 2017, to explore Tuppenny Barn and join in the fun and activities.

We’ll have kids games and activities, including a wildlife discovery station for the kids, and you can have a tour of our growing beds to see how and where we grow our organic fruit and veg!

Also ‘Pick Your Own’ soft fruit, visit the Tuppenny beehives – and meet Adrian our beekeeper, wonder around the orchard, have a cream tea and other homemade refreshments in the marquee, and shop our organic range of jams, chutneys, marmalades, cordials and vinegars.

We will have plenty of activities to keep the kids busy and entertained, and a choice of child and adult-friendly tombolas!

Tickets on the gate cost £3 per adult, or £5 for a family ticket for 2 adults and 2 children. Children go free.

Tuppenny Barn website HERE

Latest offers from Defence Discount Service

All offers are subject to terms and conditions, please see the Defence Discount Service or retailers website for full terms and conditions. 

Sevastopol's War: Author talk by Mungo Melvin -Aldershot

FREE-Open to Service personnel, MoD Civil Servants, Veterans
and dependents accompanying SP.

Joint Service Housing Advice Office

The Services Cotswold Centre

In beautiful countryside, one mile south of Corsham, midway between Bath and Chippenham, just off the M4, is fully equipped, short term accommodation, in a peaceful, secure setting, at a modest cost.

Cosy, single storey, centrally heated two to four bedroom chalets
Self catering, fully furnished with cooking utensils, fridge, freezer, cutlery, bedding and towels
Colour TVs with Free SAT channels

Contact details - 01225 810358

Vacancies At Recruit For Spouses

Please click HERE to view

SE EDUCATION FAIR & FESTIVAL OF LEARNING – 19 Jul 17 – Aldershot Garrison Sports Centre

On 19 Jul 17 HQ 11 (Inf) Bde will host a SE Education Fair & Festival of Learning to promote a wide variety of education opportunities and courses to all of our Serving Personnel, Spouses, Partners and young family members.  The event will cover to themes:

1.     Education into Industry (E2I):

Arms & Service professional bodies will partner industry groups, civilian professional bodies and academic institutions to provide advice & guidance to help identify structured career paths mapped to civilian qualifications. Key aims are:

o   PROMOTE wider understanding of Industry skills requirements in light of future employment growth areas, skills gaps & key recognised qualifications.

o   PROMOTE In-Service & external professional development opportunities.  

o   ENCOUARGE networking to facilitate long-term planning and development of personal learning journeys (educational pathways).

E2I will be supported by 77 AEC LDOs & IEROs, CTP, OA, DWP to provide advice on access to funding, process etc…

2.     Festival of Learning:

Explore an exciting array of wider vocational learning opportunities to encourage our Armed Forces Community (spouses, partners, families) to embrace lifelong learning.  FE / HE and other Learning providers will promote regionally-run courses, Have-a-go taster days, apprenticeships, volunteering opportunities  etc.. all supported by DWP to identify  government education funding schemes and potential onward employment.

Guide to Armed Forces Compensation

For further information

The Ripple Pond - Support Network For Families Of Physically & Emotionally Injured Personnel/Veterans

MORRISONS - Armed Forces Day FREE Hot Drink

Find your nearest Morrisons store HERE