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Thursday, 22 December 2016

2016 UK 'Last 'Round Pound'


Did you know that the £1 coin is about to disappear from your change? During next year, the traditional round £1 coin will be replaced by a new ultra secure 12-sided coin, marking the end of an era for UK coinage.

To bid a fond farewell to the Round £1 Coin, The Royal Mint has issued one final design. Only issued in 2016, it will not even enter normal circulation, so you'll never find one in your change.

The Royal Mint is offering a unique opportunity to own the last ever Round £1 Coin before it disappears forever.  For further details, or to buy your collector's item CLICK HERE


Monday, 19 December 2016

Friday, 16 December 2016

Gillingham District Scout Groups


To find a Scout Group in the area, CLICK HERE

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Fraudulent E-mails Claiming to be from Lloyds Bank

Lloyds customers should be on the lookout for a new sophisticated fraud that involves fraudsters sending fake bank letters. 

The convincing letters being sent are a replica template from Lloyds and include their logo, address and signature from a customer service representative.  

The letter tells recipients that there have been some “unusual transactions” on their personal account and asks them to call a number highlighted in bold to confirm they are genuine. 

When victims call the number, an automated welcome message is played and the caller is asked to enter their card number, account number and sort code followed by their date of birth. Victims are then instructed to enter the first and last digit of their security number. 

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

CTP - Future Horizons


To read, download or print the complete leaflet

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Adopt with SSAFA - Adoption for Military Families


SSAFA Adoption Service is an independent adoption agency. Registered with OFSTED, the Scottish Care Commission and the Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority, N. Ireland, SSAFA is one of a network of professional not for profit specialists, who work independently across local authority boundaries to provide consistent high quality support for adopters in the military and their adopted children. SSAFA helps to create families fulfilling lives together and they're here for anyone serving who wishes to create a family through adoption. 

Monday, 28 November 2016

Thursday, 17 November 2016

The Career Transition Partnership (CTP)

The Career Transition Partnership (CTP) is a partnering agreement between the Ministry of Defence and Right Management Ltd, who are global career development and outplacement specialists and part of the ManpowerGroup.

The CTP provides resettlement services for those leaving the Royal Navy, Army, Royal Air Force and Marines. Regardless of time served, all members of the Armed Forces can benefit from CTP support when leaving Service.

The CTP also operate as an intermediary service for employers wishing to hire Service leavers.

To date, the CTP has  assisted over 180,000 Service leavers with the transition to civilian life and supported thousands of organisations looking to employ ex-Service personnel.

For further information, visit the website at https://www.ctp.org.uk/about-us/the-ctp and watch this short video.


Rough Guide to Accessible Britain - FREE

Motorbility has produced a free guide to accessible Britain.  To view the guide CLICK HERE


Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Be Bright, Be Seen

Now we're heading into winter, here are some top tips for children on the journey to and from school...



Thursday, 3 November 2016

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Health and Education Resettlement Guide



When you leave military services you become responsible for registering for your own and your family's health care support through local GPs, dentists etc.  This useful guide produced by the Career Transition Partnership will help you find out more about health services available to you.

Monday, 31 October 2016

Tesco Direct delivers to British Forces Post Office (BFPO) Addresses

Tesco are pleased to inform you that they are now able to deliver to British Forces Post Office locations around the globe.

For more details about how to place, track and manage your orders CLICK HERE.


Wednesday, 28 September 2016

The Sun Military Awards Open for Nominations

Personnel from HMS Bulwark who won the Best Unit Award at the 2015 Sun Military Awards
Nominations are now open for The Sun Military Awards which this year features new categories. The Armed Forces and the general public have until 10 October 2016 to put forward individuals and units for an award.

The Sun Military Awards were first held in 2008 and have been supported over the years by HRH The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry. They provide a morale boost for Service personnel and are a high profile opportunity for the public to recognise some of their excellent work and outstanding achievements.

This year’s Millies will introduce several new awards including the Inspiring Others Award – honouring individuals in the Services, as well as the Cadet Forces who have inspired others to achieve more through their awe-inspiring example. Another new category is the Innovation Award which will recognise firms or individuals who have developed game-changing or life-saving pieces of equipment that transform the work of our Armed Forces.

For further information CLICK HERE

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Medway Junior ParkRun - Every Sunday, 9am


What is the Medway Junior ParkRun?
It is a 2k run for juniors only (4-14 year olds). If you are not a junior please try one of the weekly Saturday parkrun events instead. http://www.parkrun.org.uk/

When is it?
It is held every Sunday at 9:00am.

Where is it?
The event takes place at Strand Leisure Park, Victory Works, Strand Approach Road, Gillingham, ME7 1TT. See Course page for more details.

What does it cost to join in?
Nothing - it's free! but please register before your first run. Only ever register with parkrun once. Don't forget to bring a printed copy of your barcode (request a reminder).

How fast do I have to be?
The aim is to have fun. Please come along and join in whatever your pace!

We're friendly!
Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in The Strand Café - please come and join us!

Betteshanger Junior ParkRun - Every Sunday at 9am


 


What is the Betteshanger Junior ParkRun?
It is a 2k run for juniors only (4-14 year olds). If you are not a junior please try one of the weekly Saturday parkrun events instead. http://www.parkrun.org.uk/

When is it?
It is held every Sunday at 9:00am.

Where is it?
The event takes place at Betteshanger Country Park, A258, Deal, Kent CT14 0BF. See Course page for more details.

What does it cost to join in?
Nothing - it's free! but please register before your first run. Only ever register with parkrun once. Don't forget to bring a printed copy of your barcode (request a reminder).

How fast do I have to be?
The aim is to have fun. Please come along and join in whatever your pace!

We're friendly!
Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in the Betteshanger Country Park Café/Restaurant - please come and join us!


Canterbury ParkRun - Every Saturday, 9am


What is the Canterbury ParkRun?
It is a 5km run - it's you against the clock.

Where is it?
The event takes place at The Pavilion, Parkwood Road, University of Kent (Canterbury). See Course page for more details and directions to the starting point.

When is it?
Every Saturday at 9am.
   
What does it cost to join in?
Nothing - it's free! but please register before your first run. Only ever register with parkrun once. Don't forget to bring a printed copy of your barcode (request a reminder). If you forget it, you won't get a time.
   
How fast do I have to be?
We all run for our own enjoyment. Please come along and join in whatever your pace!
   
Canterbury ParkRun needs you!
It is entirely organised by volunteers - email canterburyhelpers@parkrun.com to help.
   
We're friendly!
Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in The Pavillion - please come and join us!

For further details, see http://www.parkrun.org.uk/canterbury/

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Musical Merry-Go-Round, Maidstone Museum - First Wednesday of Every Month, 10.30am - 11.30am

Pop along to the Maidstone Museum on the first Wednesday of every month for the regular Musical Merry-Go-Round session. Suitable for the under 5s. They can sing nursery rhymes and play musical instruments.

Book in advance or turn up on the day and pay at reception.

£3.50 per child.

For further details CLICK HERE

Friday, 5 August 2016

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Union Jack Club (London)

For further information about the Union Jack Club, see the website
https://www.ujclub.co.uk/

Monday, 25 July 2016

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Heatwave - How to Survive in Hot Weather


For advice on how to survive the heatwave, see the NHS Choices Website

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

MOD Veterans' Support


To mark the centenary of the Battle of the Somme this week, Defence Business Services has produced a short 30 second film to highlight MOD’s veterans' support.

See the film on Facebook at  www.facebook.com/modveteransuk or search Facebook for ‘MOD Veterans UK’ where the film is pinned to the top.

Friday, 10 June 2016

Armed Forces Covenant Website



In January 2016 the Armed Forces Covenant was re-launched under a new, unified brand.

The new website lays out the support that is available to beneficiaries of the Covenant – current Regular and Reserve Service Personnel, Service families, former Service Personnel – with links to further information on individual Covenant measures on GOV.uk


The new website also contains information for supporters of the Covenant, including businesses, charities, the general public and local authorities, and regular news stories about how the Covenant is helping real people

See the website at this link
www.armedforcescovenant.gov.uk