Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Illegal Money Lending Enforcement newlsetter

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Veterans World - Issue 40

To view the magazine, click on the link below;

Veterans World Magazine

Benefits and concessions for the Armed Forces, veterans and their families

This information applies to:
  • people who are serving in the Armed Forces
  • people who used to serve in the Armed Forces (veterans)
  • the dependants of people serving in the Armed Forces and veterans.
There are many different kinds of financial help available for people in the Armed Forces, veterans and their families.
You can use this information to find out what financial help might be available to you, depending on your situation. You can also use this information to find details of organisations that might be able to help you further.

CLICK HERE to find out more.....

Little Troopers

For the Latest news and infomration on Little Troopers please follow the web link  below

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Monday, 26 September 2016

Bicester Technology Studio, Bicester

Discount Travel on National Express - with Defence Discount Service

To find out more on how to book your journey - please follow this link

Discounts at the Oxford Ice Rink

Oxford Ice Rink currently offer  Forces and NHS staff discount on all of their day time public sessions

Discounted rate and session times are below.
Monday - Friday 10.00 - 12.00 and 14.00 -15.45 £4.00.
Saturday 10.30 - 11.00 and 13.30 - 16.00 £6.00
Sunday 10.00 - 12.00 and 14.00 - 16.00 £6.00.

If you require any further information please call the rink on 01865 305010.

Please follow this link to read more about the Oxford Ice Rink

HM Forces Railcard

The HM Forces Railcard costs £17 and it'll save you 1/3 on most rail fares throughout Great Britain for a whole year. That works out to under £2 a month for huge savings. You're eligible if you're a member of the Regular Forces or Volunteer Reserves or a spouse/civil partner of a member, for more details see eligibility.
There are plenty of ways you can use your Railcard, for both long and short trips. Better still you can use it anytime on weekends, Public Holidays and during the week. The only restriction is that if you travel before 10am Monday to Friday (except during July and August) a minimum fare will apply. For more details see minimum fares.
Your HM Forces Railcard will save you 1/3 on many tickets. As with most things in life, there are some exceptions, so take a look at the ticket types you can and can't make savings on with your HM Forces Railcard.
Please note that the railcard can only be used for non-duty (leisure) travel only. Commuting between home and place of duty, work or education is not available.
Please also see the full Terms and Conditions.

Latest Offers from Defence Discount Service

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Army Videos on Transitions to Civilian Life and Redundancy

The films on the poster can be accessed by clicking on the following links: 

Financial Awareness

Guidance notes and advice to have available when approaching a lender or broker are available on the following web site for service personnel.

MoneyForce is specifically customised for Service personnel and their families to help
them make the most of their money both while they are in Service and once they leave the
Armed Forces. Importantly, it includes impartial information on a variety of subjects.

Loan Shark Warning

Cherwell District Council - additional blue and/or brown recycling bins

Did you know that you can purchase additional blue and/or brown recycling bins and we will empty up to five per household on collection day?

Every bin sold comes with a lifetime guarantee so if it is every damaged or stolen we will repair or replace for free. 

Plus our bins come in two sizes; the standard 240 litre or the smaller 140 litre for those with a lack of storage space. What's more, you can swap sizes after your purchase to accommodate your needs.

So if you find yourself constantly struggling to fit all of your recycling into one bin, why not order an additional bin and we will deliver to your house within ten working days.
For more information visit

Friday, 23 September 2016

Big White Wall - Peaceful Mind

Have you heard of Money Saving No! Start Saving today!

This site is packed FULL of money saving ideas, latest offers, discount deals and so much more. You don't have to be in debt to benefit from looking at this site.

Click on this link to start exploring how best to save those hard earned pennies...


Oxfordshire South and Vale CAB

NHS - 111 Number

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

Anti - Terrorist Hotline


REMINDER - Illegal Parking of cars on the Married Quarter Estates and the Parking of Cars on Grass Verges


a.         All car users are reminded that it is a criminal offence to keep a motor vehicle on the public roads (includes all military roads on the estate and parking bays) without the vehicle:

(1)     Being registered with the Driver and Licensing Agency (DVLA)

(2)     Having a valid vehicle tax.

(3)     The owner/registered keeper having the minimum of third party insurance which covers their own use of the vehicle.

b.         If the Keeper of the vehicle does not tax the vehicle because it is not being used or is not being kept or used on a public road, DVLA must be informed by means of a Statutory Off Road Notification (SORN). A SORN is valid for 12 months unless you tax, sell, permanently export or scrap the vehicle in question before the 12 months have expired.

c.         Any vehicle not meeting all of the above and found on Married Quarter patch’s will be subject to investigation and the keeper subject to both being reported for the offence to the civil authorities and to units for disciplinary action to be initiated against them for breach of these Orders and Garrison Standing Orders.

d.         The parking of motor vehicles / caravans / trailers on the grassed areas in front of and around the Married Quarters in the estates is strictly prohibited. It is in contravention of your licence to occupy, these orders and Garrison Standing Orders. RMP, MOD Police and Unit RP staffs have been directed to identify offenders and remind them of the fact and get vehicles removed onto the road. They have been directed to identify Repeat Offenders and they are to report them to this HQ for disciplinary action to be taken against them.

e.         Vehicle keepers and owners of caravans and trailers are to be aware that any damage deemed attributable to parking their vehicle on the grassed areas will be costed and action for recovery of costs will be initiated. The area to the front of a quarter is the occupants’ responsibility.

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Bicester Garrison Community Coffee Morning - Every Wednesday

Bicester Garrison Community Coffee Morning

Every Wednesday morning
 9am - 1100am

Everyone Welcome 

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Families Deployment Support Guide - Regular & Reserve Army

Click on this link to read the full guide

TESCO Bags of Help


OPA Playful Woodlands Project - Spindleberry Park, Blackbird Leys

Our Playful Woodlands project at Spindleberry Park in Blackbird Leys has been shortlisted for a public vote in Tesco's #BagsofHelp initiative! 
Vote for us to win the top prize in store!
Please Vote for us in Tesco stores from 26th September to 9th October to help us secure a Tesco #BagsofHelp grant.

Tesco has teamed up with Groundwork on its Bags of Help initiative in hundreds of regions across England and Wales. 

The scheme will see three community groups and projects in each of these regions awarded grants of £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 - all raised from the 5p bag charge.

Bags of Help offers community groups and projects in each of Tesco's 416 regions across the UK a share of revenue generated from the 5p charge levied on single-use carrier bags. The public will now vote in store from 26th September to 9th October on who should receive the £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 awards. In total, there is over £12.5 million up for grabs.

Partner Employment Programme

Monday, 19 September 2016

aff survey - How do you make work "work for you?"

How we work logo  
How do you make work 'work' for you? That's the theme of our latest survey, which aims to understand the barriers you might face in employment as an Army spouse.
Our survey runs from 19-30 September and covers the types of employment Army spouses and partners undertake, how you manage childcare, what support you receive from your soldier (if any) and how you deal with the issue of mobility when working.
Tell us your reasons for working, whether it's financially viable and the secret to your success!
Your evidence will help us to understand better what support is needed, and could help other spouses and partners to forge their own career success.
Click here to take our survey and share your experience. 
  Please forward this email to your Army friends and family!

Thursday, 15 September 2016

10 Facts on the Carillionamey Walk Away Scheme

Latest Offers from the Defence Discount Service

To find out about these and other offers please visit the Defence Discount Service website at

Army v Navy Rugby League - Sunday 18th September 2016

All tickets MUST be PRE-BOOKED and will NOT be available to purchase on Match Day

Find Your Nearest Health Care Services - NHS Choices

Pathfinder - September 2016

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Latest Edition of Easy Resettlement Magazine

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Thursday, 8 September 2016

September Soldier Magazine Available Online Now

To read the full magazine please click on this link

7th Abingdon Cub Scouts looking for new members  

7th Abingdon Cub Scouts
         Is your child aged between 7½ and 10½?
         Are they looking for something new and fun to do?
How about joining Cub Scouts?
It’s open to boys and girls

Adventure is at the heart of everything we do.
It is the single most important thing that sets Scouting apart.
During their time in the Pack, Cub Scouts get a chance to try a wide range of different activities as well as going on trips, days out, and on camps.  Our Cubs go exploring, learn science skills, complete pioneering projects, learn how to light fires and cook on them; learn circus skills and undertake projects in the community.  

Come and try it – your child will have lots of fun learning new skills whilst gaining badges and challenge awards to recognise their achievements.

For more information contact Lorraine Aspell on 07707993454 
or just pop in and visit us:
When? – Mondays in term time from 6.30 – 8.00
Where? – The Scout Hut on Dalton Barracks Army Airfield, Abingdon
Cost? - £25 a term (£75 a year)

Monday, 5 September 2016

FAM - Future Accommodation Model

For more information please follow this link

Thursday, 1 September 2016

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: BBC iPlayer: New TV licence rules come into force

All viewers who use the iPlayer to watch any BBC programmes must now be covered by a TV licence after new rules came into force on Thursday 1st September 2016
Previously, iPlayer users only needed a licence if they were using the service to watch live broadcasts.
That meant it was legal to watch programmes after broadcast on catch-up without paying the annual £145.50 fee.
But the TV licence requirements have now been extended to include catch-up, online premieres and online-only shows.
The changes to the rules are expected to particularly affect younger people, who are more likely to consume content on smartphones or tablets than via traditional television sets.
TV Licensing has already begun making students more aware of the changes, many of whom will be affected at the start of the new academic year.
It says that "in limited circumstances", students can be covered by the licence at their parents' address and advises them to check its website for more details.
Licences cover a household, rather than an individual.

To read full details follow this link

Samaritans Monthly Newsletter

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NSPCC - Is my child ready to be left alone?


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