Friday, 28 April 2017

Panshill Leisure, Open day - Monday 1st May 2017

Join us to celebrate the official launch of our new state-of-the-art Luxury Lodges. The newest addition to Oxfordshire’s Luxury Accommodation. 

Each Lodge individually decorated to the highest standards, with all ‘home from home’ mod-cons. Private Hot Tubs also available for each lodge!

Open day: Viewings from 11am – 3pm Bank Holiday Monday May 1st Our four lodges will be open to view, alongside our other accommodation. Our private lakes and woodland also available to enjoy walks and relaxation.
Panshill Cafe now open! Enjoy a relaxing tea or coffee in our secluded cafe. Or why not treat yourselves to breakfast, brunch, lunch or our home-made cakes & bakes?
PRIZE DRAW: All attendees will be entered into our PRIZE DRAW to win a night’s stay in one of our luxury lodges, PLUS other prizes of prosecco, and our new gift vouchers!

Spring Jousting Tournament at Blenheim Palace Saturday 29th April 2017 - Monday 1st May 2017

Set on the South Lawn, a mighty jousting tournament featuring ‘The Knights of Royal England’.
The weekend will be packed with action and entertainment, including falconry displays, archery, puppet shows, jesters and knights on horseback charging in the traditional tilt, and battling on foot with the mighty mace and quarter staff.

Families can try their hand at archery and enjoy ice creams and delicious hot food including pizza and burgers, all on the South Lawn against the beautiful backdrop of the Palace. Champagne and Pimms will also be served.

Head to the Pleasure Gardens for a BBQ, and if it’s sunny there will be a bouncy castle.
Visitors can also enjoy horse & carriage rides around the Park throughout the weekend, which can be booked at Flagstaff Visitor Information Point.

A park and gardens ticket or annual pass is required.

May Morning in Oxford

May Morning in Oxford is a traditional celebration of the coming of Spring and brings together Oxford's communities to enjoy dancing, singing and revelry from around the city.

The celebrations in 2017 will start at 6am on Monday 1 May 2017 with the choristers of Magdalen College choir singing Hymnus Eucharisticus from the Great Tower.

Hymnus Eucharisticus was composed in the 17th century by a Fellow of Magdalen and has been sung every year from the Great Tower on May Morning.
This will be followed by the bells ringing out over the city for approximately 20 minutes.

Events and Breakfast

May Morning events and activities will take place across the city including Morris Men dancing in Radcliffe Square, Catte Street and Broad Street.

Many bars and restaurants across the city will be open for breakfasts including eateries in the city centre and East Oxford.
For more information about events taking place across Oxford on May Morning, please visit the Daily Info website.

Thursday, 27 April 2017

Harwell Campus & Chilton Village Family Fun Day - Saturday 3rd June 2017

Help to design Apprenticeships Bicester Technology Studio - Friday 5th May 2017

The Hummingbird Cancer Support & Therapy Centre present their 2017 Fashion Show - Friday 26th May 2017

Little Munchkins - Stay & Play - Ambrosden Village Hall - Every Tuesday

Oxford Health - Introducing Solid Foods - Friday 28th April 2017, Friday 26th May 2017, Friday 3oth June 2017

Oxford Health - Sleep Sessions - Friday 19th May 2017 or Friday 21st July 2017

It's BACK - SSVC Movie Machine - Presents ........ Beauty And The Beast - Saturday 29th April 2017

Be part of a Healthy Bicester - Saturday 13th May 2017 - Bicester Town Centre

The Hair Lounge, Ambrosden - Barber Shop Evening - every Friday evening

Ambrosden & Surrounding Communities Children's Groups

Family Fun Day - Monday 1st May 2017 - Common Leys Farm

Come and enjoy an action-packed Family Fun day at Common Leys Farm this May Day!
  Common Leys Farm Menmarsh Road, Worminghall HP18 9UP

Bring a picnic and get involved with a number of awesome activities:
* Petting Corner
* Pony Rides
* Indoor & Outdoor Activities
* Feeding the Animals
* Walk in the Gardens
* Sheep and Lambs, Cattle, Donkeys, Alpacas, Meerkats...and more!

Entry is £2 per person, and kids under 5 go free with a paying adult!

?Oxfordshire Play Assocation - Free Introduction to Playwork Wednesday 24th May 2017 - Community Centre, Dalton Barracks

It's is drawing near to submitting all the names for this course . 

Oxford Play Association
Free Introduction to Playwork 
Wednesday 24th May 1000 - 13:00

Names of those interested please contact Welfare Officer 4 Regt

Oxfordshire Play Association will deliver a three hour workshop, underpinned by the Playwork Principles which introduces learners to Play theory and how this impacts on children’s development through Play. 
 This course gives learners the opportunity to progress to an accredited Level 1 qualification in Playwork.

Aim of session: Introduce learners to Play theory and how this impacts on creating a rich play environment to meet children & young people’s needs.

Learners will:

➢ Describe the theory and value of Play
➢ Explore intervention styles and Play spaces
➢ Create a rich Play environment

The course will cover:
• The benefits of play for children, and the main areas of development play supports
• The ‘Play Cycle’ – how children play
• Adult intervention and how it effects play
• Play Spaces and creating a Rich Play Environment.

Ben Hunt-Davis – Inspirational inside story of winning an Olympic rowing Gold Medal - Thursday 4th MAy 2017 - Burford School

Ben Hunt-Davis – Inspirational inside story of winning an Olympic rowing Gold Medal.

Listen to Bens Story on Thurs 4th May, 1845-2015hrs – Burford School, Cheltenham Road, Burford, OX18 4PL

Ben Hunt-Davis (ex-Oxford Brookes) rowed in the 2000 Sydney Olympics and has an amazing story that would be an inspiration to those who like to challenge themselves.

Do have a look at him speaking

NHS Veterans' Mental Health Transition, Intervention and Liaison Service

Could you be a mentor for SSAFA?

Transitioning from service life to Civvy Street can be difficult even in the best circumstances. But for those who are wounded, injured, or sick, the change from their familiar way of life can become a real struggle.
SSAFA mentors can be invaluable during this time. Offering non-judgmental advice and a listening ear, they aim to ensure these vulnerable men and women who have given so much, are given exactly what they need to succeed post service.
We’re looking for more dedicated mentors to join our team. After all they’ve given to us, please help us give back.
Join SSAFA as a mentor today:

Employment Opportunities at Little Treasures Academy, Witney

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We have the following excitingopportunities to join our team:

BABY ROOM LEADER (Full/Part Time) - Are you an experienced Baby/Toddler Room Leader, who will motivate and inspire our fabulous team?

CASUAL STAFF (Part time) - Are you able to work 16-20 hours per week during OCC term time to cover staff lunches and/or absences? We can provide training induction

AFTER SCHOOL CLUB – Are you able to work from 3-6pm Monday – Friday during OCC term time? We are in the process of opening an after school club at Madley Brook School in Witney.

Are you passionate about providing exceptional childcare and putting smiles on to children’s faces?

If the answer is YES, then we want you to join our team.
Send us a message or call us to take the next exciting step in your career at our growing nursery.
Little Treasures Academy
Email: Telephone: 01993 700123

GEMS - Didcot Primary Academy are looking to recruit a caretaker

We are currently looking to recruit a caretaker for our school. 
The annual salary is £16,716 
and the hours of work are 7.15am to 9.15am and 3pm to 6.30pm Monday to Friday.

Please see the job specification for more details.

If you wish to apply please complete the caretaker application form and email it to by noon on Friday 12th May 2017.

Follow this link to read the job description and person specification and to download the online application form 

If you would like to make an appointment to come and look round the school prior to submitting an application then please call the school office on 077343 62910.

Cleaning vacancies at E P Barrus Bicester

E P Barrus Ltd are the exclusive importers of leading brands across a diverse range of markets including Marine, Garden Machinery and Industrial Sectors.

We are looking for an experienced Office Cleaner at our offices on Launton Road, Bicester.
Duties to include cleaning of office areas, vacuuming and cleaning of floors, office toilets and kitchens and internal windows and glass. 
 Position is Monday to Friday working 2 hours a day 7:30am to 9:30am. 

Applicant must be able to work as part of a team, manage your time effectively, be punctual, reliable and trustworthy and take pride in a job well done.

Competitive salary will be offered to the right candidate.

Please apply enclosing your full CV to: 
Amanda Walden, Human Resource Executive, E. P. Barrus Ltd, Glen Way, Launton Road, Bicester, Oxfordshire, OX26 4UR 
or email:

Bicester Leisure Centre are looking for new full time or part time lifeguards


Are you aged 16 or over and looking for Full or Part Time work? Bicester Leisure Centre are looking for LIFEGUARDS!

We are looking for team players with or without the National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ). Full training can be given to those without.

To apply or to find out more information about the role or working at Bicester Leisure Centre please email

Abingdon Station Contact Houses

Contact/Welfare House

There are 2 contact houses available to rent within Abingdon Station. The aim of the contact house is to provide the opportunity for soldiers who are single or married to have access to local and affordable accommodation, where they can spend time with their children of an estranged relationship or their families.

The contact houses are fully furnished 3 bedroom houses, the houses are sited on the Abingdon Station patch, booking should be made as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Both houses are self supporting, all bedding is provided and domestic appliances include a washing machine, fridge freezer, cooker, television and video as well as most other home comforts.

The houses can be rented for the visit of family members and friends and are not restricted to married personnel. They provide the single soldier with the opportunity to invite their families down to visit them in the local area.

The houses can be rented for as little as £20 a night

4 Regt RLC Unit Welfare Team for more details Tel: 01235 543562

Dalton Barracks Community Centre - weekly activity programme

Dalton Barracks
Community Centre  
Monday To Friday 8am - 5pm

Baby Sensory Room - Available To Use During Opening Times
Learning Suite - Available To Use During Opening Times

 The Lighthouse Chapel Bible Studies - 7pm till 8pm
Slimming World - 5.30pm & 7.30pm
Bingo - 7.30pm
Coffee Morning - 10am
  Health Visitors - 11.30am till 1.30pm (Every Thursday From 6th April)
Oxfordshire Autistic Society Information & Support - 9.30am till 11.30am
1st Friday Of The Month (5th May, 9th June, 7th July)

Baby Weaning Session - 1pm till 2pm (28th April, 26th May, 30th June)
Baby sleep Session - 10.30am till 11.30am (19th May Or 21st July)
Contact Kerry Saxton (community nursery nurse) 
on 07584617142 Or 01235537167 
To Book A Place

Social Evening - 7pm till late (Under 18's must leave at 9pm)

Due to unforeseen circumstances this event has been cancelled

Due to unforeseen circumstances this event has been cancelled

A new date will be arranged as soon as possible

Monday, 24 April 2017

Bicester Village - Job Fair - Wednesday 26th April 2017


Bicester Village Job Fair


From 4 pm until 6.30 pm

Bicester Village is looking for candidates who can bring passion to a luxury, fast-moving retail environment.
A number of boutiques and restaurants in the Village are seeking enthusiastic candidates who would like a new challenge, or are looking to return to work. There is a selection of roles and shift patterns on offer, as well as flexible hours to suit your needs.
Retail experience is not essential – but passion is.
If you are looking for a full-time or a part-time position, either permanently or temporarily, come and meet our brands to find your new challenge; join us on Wednesday 26 April from 4 pm until 6.30 pm at John Paul II Centre in Bicester and present yourself during a short interview. Register HERE >
Address: John Paul II Centre
Webb Court, Causeway
Bicester OX26 6AW

Are Your Dependent Children Registered on JPA?

Declaring dependent Service children on JPA can enable appropriate allowances to be obtained, enable paternity and adoption leave requests and can have an influence on allocation of Service housing and potential assignments.

To complete the registration process, the military member of the family should provide a copy of the child’s birth certificate to their unit HR who will complete the JPA process.

For more information, contact

Old £5 note will be withdrawn from circulation 5th May 2017

Army Welfare Service Support To Serving Soldiers & Their Families

The Army takes the welfare of its soldiers and their families very seriously and offers a wide range of support. This section provide information and contact details regarding welfare, legal, youth and community support; and Foreign and Commonwealth Citizens information.

Army Welfare Service Personal Support

Personal Support (PS) Staff provide accessible, independent, confidential and professional specialist welfare services to soldiers and their families with any personal or family difficulty, thereby strengthening and enhancing the resilience and resourcefulness of the soldier and their family.

PS provides specialist advice to the Army Chain of Command and outside agencies and is delivered by Army Welfare Workers (AWWs) and Personal Recovery Unit Social Workers (formerly Casualty Key Workers), assisted by Gurkha Support Workers (GSW).

Issues AWS can help with:

Relationship difficulties
CSA concerns
Parenting skills
Child care
Special Needs
Benefits information
Equal Opportunities issues

Contacting the Army Welfare Service

For all Personal Support enquiries and referrals please contact the Intake and Assessment Team on the below details:
Civ: 01904 882053
Mil: 94777 3053

A TV Licence is Not Standard issue

To find out more please follow this link

Register to vote in the General Election - Thursday 8th June 2017

Register by 22nd May to vote in the General Election on 8th June 2017. 

You don’t need to register again if you’ve already registered.  It’s too late to register for the 4 May 2017 local elections.

To register online

You can also use the above link to amend your details if you've registered previously but your address or name have since changed.  

If you are a member of the armed forces, please see below.