Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Armed Forces Personnel - TV Licence


Find out how to check if you need a TV Licence when you’re on base, what it covers and how much it costs.

A TV Licence is not included in your monthly food and accommodation charges. In Ministry of Defence (MOD) living accommodation, on or off base, you need to be covered by a TV Licence if you watch or record programmes as they’re being shown on TV or download or watch BBC programmes on iPlayer – live, catch up or on demand. This applies to any provider or device you use, including a TV, desktop computer, laptop, mobile phone, tablet, games console, digital box or Blu-ray/DVD/VHS recorder.

Find out more about watching live TV.

It’s your responsibility to check if you need a TV Licence and buy one if you do. The Ministry of Defence fully supports us in applying the law regarding TV Licensing. If we find evidence you’re watching TV illegally, you risk prosecution and a fine of up to £1,000* plus any legal costs and/or compensation you may be ordered to pay.
*The maximum fine is £2,000 in Guernsey.
A TV Licence costs £150.50. You can spread the cost with a Direct Debit or pay in one go.


Monday, 16 April 2018

Have you recently moved into Service Families Accommodation in the village of Southmoor?

Have you recently moved into 
Service Families Accommodation 
in the village of Southmoor?  

Please take a look at the local community link below which gives you information on you new location

Employment Opportunity - School meal Service vacancy

School meal service vacancy.
Oxfordshire County Council have a Catering Supervisor vacancy at Kirtlington Primary school.
The successful applicant is to be responsible for the day to day running of the kitchen including ordering, stock control, catering/cooking lunch for the children, setting up the hall and tidying away after service amongst other duties.
20 hrs per week, term time only. Full training will be given and successful applicant is subject to a full DBS check.
Please email your current CV to or

Thames Valley & Action Fraud

Fraudulent websites alleging to offer cryptocurrency investments are dishonestly using the image of Martin Lewis, the founder and editor for, as an endorsement for their companies.

The adverts using Martin Lewis to promote illicit schemes can be found on social media and other websites. Clicking on the advert takes you to the full article where Martin Lewis image is presented along with fake quotes recommending investments in bitcoin and other digital currencies with the fraudulent “company”. Alternatively clicking on the advert will take you to a page where you are required to input your contact details, the suspect company then phones you and encourages you to invest.

Martin Lewis has published a warning to the public saying “I don’t do adverts. If you ever see one with my face or name on it, it is without my permission, and usually a scam”. The full article can be found here;

Similarly these fraudulent websites are also misusing images and fabricating recommendations from the investors on Dragons Den. These adverts also claim the investors on the panel trade in cryptocurrencies using their services to try and legitimise their company.

What you need to do
  • Don’t assume it’s authentic: Professional-looking websites, adverts or social media posts don’t indicate that an investment opportunity is genuine. Criminals can exploit the names of well-known brands or individuals to make their scams appear legitimate.
  • Don’t be rushed or pressured into making a decision: A genuine bank or financial organisation won’t force you to make a financial transaction on the spot. Always be wary if you’re pressured to invest quickly or promised returns that sound too good to be true.
  • Stay in control: Avoid unsolicited investment offers, especially those over cold calls. If you’re thinking about making an investment, get impartial advice from an independent financial adviser – never use an adviser from the company that contacted you, as this may be part of the scam.
  • Visit Take Five ( and Cyber Aware ( for more information about how to protect yourself online.

Cotswold Centre - Service Families Short Term Accommodation

The secure 25 acre site has a community centre with internet connection, bar, games hall (with large screen TV), launderette and children's playground.

The 3 bedroom chalets and converted flatlets are all self catering. They are fully furnished and include colour TV with freesat, cooking utensils, fridge, freezer, cutlery, crockery, bedding and towels.

For those families who need to stay longer at the site, there is an excellent early years centre for children from 3-4 and the LocalAuthority Run Lypiatt Primary School for 5-11 year olds. Older children can attend Corsham Secondary School, which is nearby.

For further information please call the centre at the numbers below:
Civilian: 01225 810 358
Military: 94382 4524
Or email them at

Finally, there is a leaflet with more information at this link.

Friday, 13 April 2018

Thursday, 12 April 2018

Bicester Volunteer Fair - Friday 20th April 2018

Cherwell District Council, Bicester Healthy New Town and Volunteer Connect 
are hosting
Bicester Volunteer Fair
Friday 20th April 2018
Bicester Leisure Centre
9am - 12pm

Sixth Form students from The Cooper School, The Bicester School and Bicester Technology Studio will be amongst those in attendance to find a volunteer opportunity which is right for them.

Nicola Riley, Assistant Director for Communities at Cherwell District Council, said: “Over 21 million people in the UK volunteer at least once a year, contributing around £23.9bn to the UK economy whilst making a real difference to the lives of others. Young people, with their energy and enthusiasm, can play a crucial role to further boost the impact voluntary groups make in the community.

“As digital natives they can promote the organisations and their activities online, in particular on social media. They might also be happy to give time on a regular basis to help out at events or fundraising.

“Therefore, I would urge community groups and charities operating in Bicester to join the fair and meet these talented students. They might just find the enthusiastic and creative volunteer they have been looking for, who in return will have the chance to learn new skills and gain relevant work experience.”

Bicester Volunteer Fair will take place at Bicester Leisure Centre on Friday, 20 April from 9am until noon. 

Community groups and charities can book a stand for free by contacting Volunteer Connect at or calling at 0300 3030 126.

BFRSS - National Employment & Careers Fair - Aldershot - Thursday 24th May 2018

Millets Farm Centre - Survey



Here at Millets Farm we are...

...constantly striving to improve things and be the "best in our field", that's where our lovely customers come in.

If you have a few minutes spare during April, we would be grateful if you'd take part in the survey linked below.
As a thank you for doing so, you will be entered into a prize draw to win a hamper full of amazing Millets goodies and vouchers!

The winner will be notified by email on the 30th April.

Many thanks, The Millets Team

To take the survey please CLICK HERE
Take our survey

Neighbourhood Policing Newsletter - April 2018