Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Brill Festival - Saturday 26th - Sunday 27th August 2017

Our 14th Annual Shin-dig will take place once again on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th August, in the beautiful village of Brill.  As always there'll be lots of fun for all the family, with a Beer Festival, Food Fair, Classic Car Gathering, Family Fun Day, and some fantastic live music and evening entertainment

Free parking & Free Entry

12NOON UNTIL 5PM - Food Fair, with Live Music from The Ealing Symphony ORchestra
12NOON UNTIL LATE - 14th Anhual Beer Festival with Over 50 REal Ales and Ciders
EVENING - Live Music from Cool Beans
12NOON UNTIL 5PM - Family Fun Day, bursting with attractions, from Punch & Judy, Archery, Playbus, Steam Train, Vintage Tea Rooms, Crazy Golf, And The MarsH  Gibbon Silver Band
12NOON UNTIL 5PM - Classic and Sports Car Show
12NOON UNTIL LATE - 14th Annual Beer Festival with Over 50 REal Ales and Ciders
5PM - Kid's Disco, and Delicious Food from Howe's Fish and Chips
EVENING - The Great British Fake Off, followed by Live Music from Inter 60's

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

aff Job Board - Oxfordshire/M4 Corridor Co-ordinator - Application deadline Thursday 31st August 2017

AFF is currently seeking a Co-ordinator for the Oxfordshire / M4 Corridor area (including but not limited to Abingdon, RAF Benson, Bicester, Bristol, Brize Norton, Didcot, Hermitage, Innsworth, Shrivenham and South Cerney). Read more
AFF Co-ordinators in the UK cover specific geographical regions. Co-ordinators assist Service families with enquiries and concerns, helping families access the right services and support. The role involves representing the families’ viewpoint to the chain of command and local authorities and attendance at meetings within the area.
The role is community- and home-based, reaching families and other contacts through visits to stations within the area and via e-mail, phone and Facebook contact.
The post is part-time with flexible hours (15 per week) and paid on an hourly basis.
What we’re looking for
Although AFF Co-ordinators are closely supported by their line manager and the whole organisation, they need to be self-starters who are willing to take the initiative to make contacts in their area, be the AFF point of contact for families and be motivated in achieving the best outcomes for their community.
The successful candidate will also need to demonstrate good communication and listening skills, and a strong interest in helping Army families.
A full list of the skills and experience we are looking for can be found in the Job Description.
Applicants should live within the Co-ordinator area of cover. Please note that the home station for this post is Abingdon. This means that:
  • Travel time and costs to and from Abingdon will not be reimbursed
  • Travel time and costs for journeys to other parts of the Co-ordinator area of cover may use Abingdon or the successful applicant’s home location as the start and end point: this will be discussed with the successful applicant.

Is Life Passing You By? Introduction to Mindfulness, Ambrosden Starting Sunday 10th September 2017

Cornerstone Youth Theatre - Age 16-21 - Autumn 2017

Youth Theatre Age 16-21 Autumn '17

Thursday 21 Sep 2017 7:00pm
Class: Theatre
Ages: Young people
Exploring theatre techniques and skills to help children and young people of all abilities to develop their artistic, personal and social skills.
Autumn Term: Week beginning 18 September – Week beginning 27 November
Half Term: Monday 23 – Friday 27 October

Ticket Information

Prices: £75
Class runs from 19:00 to 20:30.
To BOOK please follow this link 
Also classes for the following age groups:

FREE Family Yoga Workshops - Saturday 19th August - Hadland Road Community Centre, Abingdon

Supporting the Unsung Hero - FREE Business Start Up Courses

Bicester Garden Town - Outdoor Cinema - Back To The Future - Friday 18th August 2017

Back to the Future is next up in our Film Friday programme. In this 80s time-travel classic, Marty McFly accidentally prevents his parents from meeting, putting his own existence at stake!
It will be showing on Friday, 18 August at 7.00pm in Garth Park, Bicester.

Tickets are £5 per person or £20 per family. Children up to three years of age will be able to enter free of charge. You can book in advance through The Mill Arts Centre’s box office, although tickets will also be available on the door. Refreshments will be on sale from Savoir Fare.

Book tickets here:

The evening’s entertainment is supported by Cherwell District Council through Bicester’s Garden Town status, and by The Mill Arts Centre, whose staff will be running the screening and box office. Bicester Town Council has supported the series of screenings by providing the venue.

Employment opportunity at The Manor Weston on the Green - Full Time Wedding & Special Events Co-ordinator

**Wedding & Special Events Coordinator position available at 
The Manor, Weston on the Green:
Full Time Wedding & Special Events Coordinator required for a beautiful 4 star property located within Oxfordshire
You will be working on a daily basis to assist in the maximisation of sales and profitability of the Hotel.
If you have experience of working in a similar star property Hotel or have a strong background in event organising then we want to hear from you!
You will predominately be working a 45 hour week (Tuesday-Saturday).

We are looking for someone who is highly organised and extremely passionate in what they do in order for the Bride & Groom/Event organiser to be at ease with the plans for the day.

You will also be heavily involved in the sales of events at the Hotel from social media postings, to tours of the Wedding & Events venue to promoting Christmas and special occasion parties.

Job Type: Full-time
Salary: £18,000.00 /year

Please send CV to, with a covering Letter

Monday, 14 August 2017

Bicester Summer Events 2017

Want to repair your own bike but don't have the tools or expertise? Bicester Green can help on Saturday 19th August 2017

Want to repair your own bike but don't have the tools or expertise? Saturday 19th August, anytime between 10am-4pm at Bicester Green is for you!

Bring your bike and for £5 you can use our tools, workshop and get guidance from our bike mechanic too! 

Let us know you plan to come by sending us a message or email:

Abingdon-On-Thames - Events Diary 2017

Abingdon For All - Community Led Plan

To read more:

Are you serving in the RAF? Have you completed the Quality of Life 2017 Survey?

Quality of Life Survey 2017
Please do take the time to complete this survey. You have until the 18th September to share with us your views on 'your' quality of life in the RAF as servicemen and women as well as your non-serving family members. Your evidence will help us inform among others, the Senior Leadership in the RAF and will be used! 

Exclusive MOD offer from IMS - Independent Mortgage Solutions Bicester

We are delighted to offer service personnel and veterans exclusive offers on our range of services.

IMS is an independent sales and letting agent, mortgage broker and property investment group providing bespoke solutions for all your property needs. Whether you are looking to sell your home, have a property to let, require a mortgage or need advice on property investment, we are committed to providing the best possible choice, value and service to get the right result for you. Located in Bicester, we provide an unparalleled service throughout Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire and London.

Our exclusive offers include free mortgage advice and discounted property fees for lettings and sales.

Thursday, 10 August 2017

"What's On" at Sceince Oxford - Summer 2017

Here are just a few of the "What's On" events taking place 
over the Summer School Holidays

To find out lots more please follow this link to the Science Oxford Website

Forces Cars Direct - Latest Skoda Deals

 To find out more please follow this link

See What It's Like To Be A Radio Presenter at Radio Bicester on Sunday 20th August 2017

Have you always wanted to be a radio presenter? Are you curious to learn how a radio show is put together?

Join us on Sunday 20th August as Radio Bicester opens its doors for a once-off workshop where you’ll work alongside professional presenters to produce your very own show. Invite your friends and family listen to you on the radio, as we broadcast your show, the following weekend.

In this workshop, you’ll learn new skills in radio production, editing software, script writing as well as finding out more about your local community radio station.

Open to all ages.
(Children ages 10 and below need to be accompanied by an adult)

Sunday 20th August | 10am-1.30pm
£4 (per participant)

@ The Studio, Bicester, OX26 6HY

Book online at or contact or 01869602560 for further information.

#Music #Radio #RadioBicester #OxonMedia #Oxfordshire #Events #Bicester #OpenDay #Workshop #Getcreative

Oxford Children's Hospital - ABSEIL! Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th September 2017

Register for the BFBS Audience Satisfaction Survey for the chance to WIN a Samsung Galaxy Tab A6!


Register for the BFBS Audience Satisfaction Survey for the chance to WIN a Samsung Galaxy Tab A6!

The latest BFBS Audience Survey is online now at It’s an opportunity for our viewers and listeners to have their say about Forces Radio BFBS and BFBS TV.

The survey is simple and should take no more than 10 minutes. All registered names will go into the draw for a Samsung Galaxy Tab A6 and a winner will be chosen at random in the first week of October 2017.

Military personnel, entitled civilians, MoD civil servants and dependants can take part to provide feedback and influence future services.

Even if viewers and listeners have completed the survey in the past 12 months they can register again.

Each survey is confidential and will help BFBS to deliver the best radio and TV services for the British Armed Forces.

Register online now at Good Luck!

Do you want to know your credit score?

Are you thinking of applying for a mortgage?
Are you looking for that loan to help you buy a car?

Are you just genrealy  interested in finding out about your credit rating?



Family Cycling Day At Blenheim Palace - Sunday 13th August 2017

Have You Got Your Tickets? Just 3 Days To Go ................................

DON'T DELAY & BOOK ONLINE TODAY for fast track entry!

Adults (Over 16's) £10
Children (Under 16's) £5
Under 5's go free.

Gates open at 4pm with a fabulous evening of live music with Hannah Clive (singer/songwriter) from 5pm, The Awesome Rhythm Street from 6:15pm and Hip Shakin Bustin' Loose from 8pm.

There will be Real Ales, Cider, a fabulous selection of Wines, Prosecco & Pimms available from our pub and if you get hungry there's our mouth watering gourmet menu from the ward winning Savoir Fare and some awesome Pub Games including Darts & Pool with a twist!

Scottish Veterans Residences

Cherwell District Council - Animal Welfare

Did you know that dog theft has risen by 24 percent nationally in the last three years?
So, the council is reminding residents that, since last year, microchipping and tagging their dogs have been legal requirements to help increase the chances of finding a lost or stolen dog.
Dog owners are also recommended to be considerate of other walkers and keep their dogs under proper control as the council has already received several reports of dog on dog attacks and out of control dog issues.
In order to facilitate the rescue of a lost dog, in addition to microchips and security tags, owners are advised to take pictures of their dogs from various angles. These can be used to advertise the missing dogs and prove ownership.
Further information can be found on the Animal Welfare web page of Cherwell’s website at

Just For Families Magazine - Incorporating The UK Forces Education Guide

  Come into the HIVE and collect your FREE copy 
to read the on-line version, please follow this link

Do You Have Learning Credits To Use? NEBOSH Course Available

Distance Learning Centre


Discount offered at Dounside House

To find out more please follow this link

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

100+ Tips For Cheap School Holiday Fun


We are now a few weeks into the School Holidays

 Are you running out of ideas to keep the kid entertained?

Follow this link for lots of fun ideas

SSAFA Stepping Stone Homes

Windsor Castle - Armed Forces Discount

Windsor Castle – Armed Forces Discount

MOD90 or Armed Forces ID card holders can visit Windsor Castle with up to four friends or family for FREE.  That’s a potential saving of £85.

Be sure to check the Royal Collection website to plan and make the most of your visit.
1. Call ahead of your visit on 020 7766 7300 to check that the castle is open to the public (no advance booking required.
2. Bring your MOD90 / Armed Forces ID with you to get you and up to four friends or family in for FREE.

This discount applies to Buckingham Palace, Holyrood House as well as Windsor Castle.  
Phone 020 7766 7304 to confirm.

Pathfinder - The Original Resttlement Magazine


Pick up a FREE copy from your local HIVE

Latest copy of Quest available to read online or pick up a FREE copy from the HIVE

Hard copies of the magazine are available, FREE from the HIVE

Latest offers from Forces Travel

To find out more please follow this link

Forces Cinemas Movie Machine - "It's On" Disney Pixar - Cars 3 - Wednesday 9th August 2017

Monday, 7 August 2017

Backpack Mondays: Journeys around Oxford

  • Backpack Mondays: Journeys around Oxford

    • Date: 24th July 2017 - 21st August 2017
    • Every week
    • Location: Gift Shop, Museum of Oxford
    • Time: 10:00 - 17:00
    • Cost: FREE
    Pick up your backpack and start your journey around the Explore Oxford galleries. Find out about how people travelled in and around Oxford from Anglo Saxon times, through the Civil War to the present day! Backpacks available from the Gift Shop – ask a volunteer for assistance

    For more infomration please follow this link

CAMO coffee morning at Millbrook School, Grove - Every Friday morning during Term Time

Come and meet others

Come and Join us at our "Military Coffee Morning"

Everybody Welcome
Held at:
Millbrook Primary School
School Lane
OX12 2LB
(Not just for parents of children attending Millbrook School)
Every Friday 0850 - 1000

Support for all Service Families
The Welfare Team from Abingdon attend once a month to answer any welfare related questions or to discuss any issues
Fun, Games and Toys for the children
coffee, Tea, Squash, Biscuits provided

For more information please contact 
 Billy Wing on 07747853599

Dalton Barracks Community Centre and Youth Hub Activities

Community Centre and Youth Hub Activities

Thursday, 3 August 2017

What HIVE can do for you during Deployment - Abingdon

Please follow this link to find out more and to obtain useful contact details

Army Navy Tickets 2018

For details and to book tickets please follow this link

Bournemouth Air Festival Thursday 31st Aug - Sunday 3rd September 2017

Bournemouth's fantastic free festival
Thursday 31st August to Sunday 3rd September - get set for the UK's biggest air festival, 4-days of action and entertainment in the air, on land and at sea!
Award-winning and internationally renowned, the Bournemouth Air Festival has entertained more than 8.5 million people since 2008.

*Red Arrows display times confirmed* – a first for the festival on Thursday 6pm, followed by Friday 3.30pm and Saturday at 12 noon.

Full details of air festival line up