Friday, 9 December 2016

Forces TV - A Jolly Good Change to Christmas TV!

A Jolly Good Change to Christmas TV!

Bah humbug! If you don’t want to watch wall-to-wall Christmas programmes, like The Snowman or Wallis & Gromit, you’ve come to the right place.

At Forces TV we provide comedy, entertainment, drama and factual programmes… and we can promise that they jolly well won’t be about Christmas!

With hit shows such as The A-Team, Hogan’s Heroes and Goodnight Sweetheart and personalities like Stephen Fry and Geoffrey Palmer, tune in, unwind and let it snow! 

The weather outside might be frightful…but Forces TV is delightful.

Watch Forces TV on Sky 264, Virgin 277 or Freesat 652, or online at Forces TV is also broadcast to British Forces overseas via BFBS TV.
Forces TV is carried on the BFBS TV overseas satellite service so is available to entitled servicemen and women all over the world. - Employment Opportunity - Front Of House Ushers

FOH Ushers

Salary / Fee: 
Closing Date: 
Saturday, 7 January, 2017
Join the Creation team this Christmas! We're on the lookout for some volunteer ushers to help out at Snow White at the North Wall Arts Centre. 
Ushers are essential to a successful show for us, they greet our audience, sell programmes, help them find their seats and generally make sure everyone has a fun and happy experience.
There is no minimum commitment - come along and see the show for free, and help support theatre in Oxford. 
For more inforrmation, email and join the team!
Contact Details: 

Living & Working in North Wales - Thursday 9th February 2017

Thursday, 8 December 2016

Abingdon & Bicester HIVE closed 12th - 16th December 2016

Mental Health First Aid Awareness

Neighbourhood Policing Newsletter - December 2016

Are you deploying or going on exercise in 2017 - Why not record a story for the children through Storybook Soldiers?

NFF Homeport Magazine - Winter 2016

The winter edition of Homeport is out now! Including a 'pull-out and keep' resource for parents, carers and schools supporting Service children and a chance to win a family ticket to the 100th Army vs Navy rugby match.
Click HERE to view latest issue

The Big Curry - Raise Money in 2017 for the Soldier's Charity

Medical Advice On Who To Contact During Festive Period

Latest offers from Defence Discount Service

Homes for Veterans - Cheltenham Borough Homes

Cheltenham Borough Homes Ltd

Phase 1 (AFFORDABLE RENT) advertising 7 Dec 16 for one week:
·         2x 2 bed house
·         3x ground floor flats (all with wet rooms)

Phase 2 (AFFORDABLE RENT) advertising 14 Dec 16 for one week:
·         3x 1-bed flats (1st & 2nd floors)
·         2x 2-bed flats (1st & 2nd floors)

The development has a communal garden and parking available.

Applicants will need to register to allow bidding on Gloucester Homeseekers Plus

For more information and rental costs contact: Contact Louise Oliver on 0800 408 0000 or

Carillionamey: Smoke Alarm Testing

Safety in your home. 
When was the last time you tested your smoke alarms? 
Be sure to push the test button every so often and replace batteries if the warning bleeps start.

Pop into the HIVE for your copy or to read the online version please follow this link

Civvy Street - December 2016

Pop into the HIVE for a copy or to read a copy online please follow this link

Quest Magazine - December Issue 2016

Pop into the HIVE for a copy or to read the full magazine online please follow this link 

Pathfinder - December Issue 2016

Pop into the HIVE for a copy or to read the full magazine online please follow this link

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Career Transition Partnership (CTP) - Early Service Leavers Resettlement Programme

SPACES - Singles Persons Accommodation Centre for the Ex Services

Shrivenham /Academy Players Present - Red Riding Hood - Thursday 26th - Saturday 28th January 2017

Millets Falconry Centre - Calling all Night Owls

For the forth year running we are delighted to announce the return of our highly coveted Owl evenings.
Your chance to come and see our owls flying free in the darkness, special lighting will allow you to see these birds at a more natural time of day, when they come alive! Take an in-depth look in to the world of Owls focusing on their lives in the wild.
Handling and photo opportunities throughout the evening,
Food and drink are served in the interval to warm up the winter evening.
Come and enjoy an evening of natural theatre that you and your family will remember forever.     
The Evening starts at 5.30pm and end around 8.15pm
Adults &  children: £29 per person
These evenings will be run from Millets Falconry Centre!
We recommend only 10 years and over for these events as being an evening young children can be tired and disruptive.
Book now as places are limited
Bring a torch for getting around, and remember to wrap up warm!
Tel: 07912357484  or email
Visit for more details

Millets Farm Centre - Fenside Outdoors Sale - runs until 23rd December 2016

Community Risk Management Plan 2017-22 - Consultation



Have your say

We are seeking views on our proposed five-year Community Risk Management Plan and its accompanying year one Action Plan (2017-18). These are key strategic documents for the service and drive our work.
Your views are vital and allow you to influence our future decision-making and annual projects aimed at improving our ways of working. 
In this consultation we are keen to hear your feedback on the community risks that we have identified for Oxfordshire.  Are these the right risks, is anything missing? We also want your comments on our proposed plans to address these risks and any ideas for what we could do differently.
Enter the consultation portal

Active Women - Back To Hockey at Tilsley Park, Abingdon starting Monday 9th January 2017

Active Women - Back To Hockey at Tilsley Park, Abingdon OX14 1PU
'Coming back to hockey is easy, we can't wait to meet you'
Informal hockey sessions welcoming beginners and former players
Starts Monday 9 January 2017
6 Week Course
9 January - 13 December
£3 a session
Contact Emma Freeman 07801 203550

Tickets for Troops - Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG) Offer Magic Of Christmas to British Troops

Thousands of members of the Armed Forces will be laughing their socks off this Christmas as they flock to pantos all over the country thanks to Tickets For Troops and the Ambassador Theatre Group.
The theatre group, which is a long term supporter of the military charity, have offered troops tickets for pantomimes up and down the country including in Woking, Stoke-On-Trent, Torquay, Glasgow, Bristol and London.
Troops will have the opportunity to take their loved ones along to a whole host of musical comedy productions including Cinderella, Aladdin and Sleeping Beauty, enabling families to spend some well-deserved time together after another busy year for the British Armed Forces.
Director of Operations at Tickets For Troops, Veronica Bamford said: "As one of our loyal supporters, ATG have been generously supporting our soldiers, sailors, airmen and women for the last seven years. We are once again extremely grateful to them for coming together as a company for the festive season and providing even more fun and magical experiences for our troops and their families to enjoy together."
Group Chief Executive Officer at The Ambassador Theatre Group, Mark Cornell said: "Tickets For Troops is a worthy charity and I'm delighted that ATG is continuing to support its annual festive campaign by providing the opportunity for members of the Armed Forces and their families to enjoy a magical night out at one of our pantomimes around the UK this Christmas."
Many troops who benefit from Tickets For Troops ( endure long periods of separation from their families due to operational tours and training exercises or living apart from their families during the week.
Tickets For Troops was set up in 2009 to provide free tickets to the Armed Forces for sports, music, theatre, cultural and entertainment events across the UK.
The charity has distributed over 950,000 free tickets in the last seven years and is proud to offer tickets to troops which they can share with their loved ones, as a small acknowledgement and reward for the work they do for our country.
Organisations who would like to get involved with the charity and donate free tickets to benefit our servicemen and women can get in contact with Tickets For Troops by emailing or calling 0207 932 0808.

Thames Valley Alert - Food Donations For The Elderly And Vulnerable in Abingdon At Christmas

Abingdon Neighbourhood Policing Team will be collecting food donations 
Tesco, Marcham Rd, Abingdon 
Sunday 11 December 10am-4pm.

The donations will be used to make hampers for the elderly and vulnerable in our area, especially those who may not have family to visit over the Christmas period.

Please come down and support us, any donations will be gratefully received.

Thames Valley Alert - Live Web Chat About Drink/Drug-Driving

TODAY there will be a live web chat with Ch Insp Henry Parsons, of the Joint Roads Policing Unit, who will be online to answer your questions about drink/drug-driving.

The session is taking place as part of the Thames Valley Police / Hampshire Constabulary month-long Christmas campaign against drink/drug-driving, which began on Thursday (1/12) to prevent the destruction and distress caused by motorists who drive after drinking or taking drugs.
Thames Valley Police and Hampshire Constabulary are working together as part of the two Forces’ Joint Roads Policing Unit to deter and detect behaviour behind the wheel that puts lives in danger on our roads.
Drink and drug-driving is recognised by independent research as one of the ‘Fatal 4’ factors that result in collisions that cause people to be killed or seriously injured. 
Whether it is about the legal alcohol limit, penalties for drink/drug-driving, how alcohol and drugs affect your driving, or something else related to drink/drug-driving, Ch Insp Parsons will endeavour to respond to your queries.

To take part in the session - anonymously - from 6.30pm to 7.30pm, 

Monday, 5 December 2016

Carillionamey - Simple Steps for Winter Prep

Carillionamey - Simple Steps for Winter Prep

Are you a Young Parent under 25 - FREE Parents chrismtas Event - at the Pump House Project, Faringdon - Monday 12th December 2016

Faringdon Children's Centre - Parent & Baby Film session - Wednesday 14th November 2016

Bicester Military Wives Choir

 Bicester Military Wives Choir have had a busy couple of weeks. Here we are pictured singing at the Christmas Light Switch On.

We have sung at at Longfields school Christmas Market and performed carols at 1 Regt Childrens Christmas Party. 
Our choir is one of over 70 MW choirs who took part in recording a Christmas album which was released last week. 
We have also been involved in recorded a single 'Home For Christmas' which will be released on December 16th just in time to bid for the number 1 slot. 

If you think you might be interested in joining us in the New Year please get in touch.
No auditions and singing experience is needed just a love of singing.

Dalton Barracks Slimming World Group meeting - date change for one week only!

For THIS WEEK ONLY Slimming World at Dalton Barracks Communiy Centre 
is on Monday night at 5.30pm and 7.30pm. 
There will be a 'weigh and go' drop in session from 8pm - 9pm tomorrow 
for those that can't change night.

Sobell House - looking for charity bag packers during December 2016

Replacement road marking taking place in Ambrosden during December 2016

Please be aware that Carillionamey will be conducting road marking over the next 2 weeks in the following areas. 
Could you all please make sure your vehicles do not obstruct the necessary works -
Ploughley Road - 07/12/16
Elm Road - 08/12/16
Birch Road - 09/12/16
Alder Drive - 12/12/16
West Hawthorn - 13/12/16