Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Chester HIVE will be closed for annual leave from 17-18 Aug 2017

The Volunteer Magazine - The Official Magazine for The Reserve Forces & Cadets in the North West

Copies available in the HIVE
read the on-line version HERE

Taste Cheshire Farmers Market - Saturday 19th August 2017 9.30am-4.30pm

Come and join Taste Cheshire every third Saturday outside Chester Town Hall for the Taste Cheshire Farmers Market. Bringing around 30 great Cheshire based companies together to offer you some of the best local produce. Including: sausages, pies, cheese, preserves, crafts and more… So come on down and support the very best of local produce.

Further details can be found HERE

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Pathfinder Resettlement Magazine - August 2017

Copies available at the HIVE
click HERE to read the on line version

Chester Zoo - Employment Opportunity - Chef - Closing date 20th August 2017

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If you have what it takes to lead a team in one of the main cafĂ© restaurants at the award-winning visitor attraction Chester Zoo - then please read more here and apply via this link:

NCT Chester Branch - August 2017 events

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Chester Racecourse - Full Time Employment Vacancies Available

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Chester Racecourse are hiring for the following positions:

Chef de Partie, Apprentice Chef, Accounts Assistant, Service Desk Analyst, Partnership Executive

Further details can be found HERE

Canal & River Trust - Blacon Fishing Taster Days - Next Events Friday 18th & Monday 21st August 2017

To register for a Taster Day or to find out more information, 
please click HERE

Chester PRIDE Parade Route - Saturday 19th August 2017

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NHS Choices - Stress Anxiety and Depression - Breathing Exercises for Stress

It can often be helpful to take a step back from a stressful situation. See relaxation tips to relieve stress HERE

Cute Kid Competition 2017 - FREE to enter - Competition ends 17th September

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For more details and for terms and conditions, please
click HERE

Family Fun Day - The Dale Barracks - Saturday 2nd September 2017 12-5pm

Debenhams Chester - Part-time Employment Opportunities at The Tea Press Cafe

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WE ARE HIRING! - Debenhams Chester - The Tea Press Cafe
Are you passionate about hospitality, customer service and working as part of a team?

We currently have part time employment opportunities in our stunning Tea Press Cafe

For more information please get in touch!
phone: 07903075538

Chester Roadrunners - Join the new Couch to 5K Course starting Wednesday 13th September 2017

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Summer Fair at St Michaels Church, Devon Road, Newton - 19th August 2017 10am-12pm

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The Whitby Club August Bank Holiday Monday - Car Boot Sale & Family Fun Day

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Saltney Town Soccor Stars Holiday Camp - Tuesday 29th August - Friday 1st September 2017

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Monday, 14 August 2017

Abakhan Fabrics - Free Sessions at Chester - How to Make a Leotard - Saturday 19th August 2017

Free demonstrations at Mostyn & Chester during July & August
Further details can be found HERE

The 2017 Families Continuous Attitude Survey (FAMCAS)

The 2017 Families Continuous Attitude Survey (FAMCAS) provides the opportunity for Army spouses/civil partners to express their views about a range of issues that affect their life as a Service family. The evidence provided by these views is a vital source of information that assists the Army in developing future personnel policy.

To support this process, it is important that the collective views of spouses/civil partners of Officers and Soldiers alike are communicated to the wider Army.

A link to the report can be found on the website

Douneside House - Aberdeen

SSAFA Stepping Stone Homes

SSAFA Stepping Stone Homes

SSAFAs Stepping Stone Homes based in both the North East and the South of England provide short-term supported accommodation, help and advice to female service or ex-serving personnel, the female spouses or partners of serving or ex-serving personnel, and their dependent children.

Support is also provided to women without children or whose children may be living elsewhere temporarily, those seeking accommodation due to welfare needs, and Foreign & Commonwealth cases.  The above list is not exhaustive.  Each case will be considered individually.

Our homes provide a comfortable, secure and female-only place to stay for as long as it takes the resident to get back on their feet.  From our clean and well-maintained communal spaces to private areas for each resident to make their own, we make our houses like home for however long the resident is with us.

The schemes are also registered with local authorities as refuges for those fleeing domestic abuse and, as such, their locations are not to be disclosed to the public.  Referrals can be made via the email addresses below:

North - Longside House :
South - Gildea House:
Head of Housing: Amanda Deakin on

Friday, 11 August 2017

Denbigh & Flint Show - 17th August 2017 - The Green, Denbigh

The Denbigh and Flint Show offers a wonderful day out with a variety of attractions and entertainments to suit the whole family on the 3rd Thursday in August each year. Come and join us!
Attractions include the Food Festival with cookery demonstrations and a wonderful array of locally produced foods to tempt your palate. Also there are hundreds of TradestandsVintage machines and Classic CarsLivestock - CattleSheepPigsHorses including BSJA Show Jumping.

For further information or to book tickets, please click HERE

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Chester Zoo - Dementia Friendly Coffee Morning - Next event Monday 14th August 2017


In partnership with Upton Dene Residential and Nursing Home

Click HERE for information regarding dates & times

Cheshire Pony Afternoons - Tuesday 15th & Friday 18th August 2017 2-3.30pm

Lovely relaxed hour and a half of pony fun for ages 2-7.
Pony grooming and decorating with ribbons and stickers plus short pony ride followed by orchard meander to see what nature has to show us.

For further information or to book, please click HERE

Friday, 4 August 2017

Diddi Dance - Funky Pre-School Dance Classes taking place in August 2017

Family English at Dale Barracks from 14th September to 14 December 2017

FREE Baby Massage Course - To Book A Place, contact CSDW's

Pirates Disco - Wednesday 30th August 2017 5-6.30pm - Community Centre

Army Welfare Service Volunteer - Volunteering Opportunities - Hughes Centre

Coffee Morning at the Community Centre - Thursday 24th August 2017 - 10am-12pm

Defence Discount Service - Toby Carvery

Receive 10% off your food bill Mon-Sat at Toby Carvery
Register with the Defence Discount Service 

The nearest Toby Carvery is in Hoole Village

Civil Service Jobs - Prison Officer - HMP Berwyn, Wrexham - Closing date 31st August 2017

Preventing victims by changing lives HMPPS in Wales works in an integrated way to keep communities in Wales safer and to give the men and women we work with the opportunity to change their lives. We commission and provide offender management services in the community and in custody to deliver the orders of the courts and support rehabilitation. Our aim is to deliver outstanding, seamless offender management services in Wales that protect the public, reduce reoffending, deliver value for money and support our partners. 
To find out further information
or to apply
please click HERE

Thursday, 3 August 2017

Blue Planet Aquarium - Cheshire Oaks

Blue Planet Aquarium, located at Cheshire Oaks, are members of the Defence Discount Service and are offering members £2 off per ticket for up to 6 people with their Defence Privilege Card (Terms & Conditions apply) 

For details visit the Defence Discount Service website.

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Little Troopers Treasures now available on Android tablet & iPad

Now available on Android tablet & iPad!

Brand new app for British Armed Forces families

Little Troopers Treasures is free to download and use for all British Armed Forces families, helping you stay connected even when separated by miles. No military parent needs to ever miss bedtime stories again!
  • Supported by Harper Collins Children's Books there are six book titles you can access now with more coming in October
  • Record your face, your voice and the book pages, once you are done wrap up with love and your Little Trooper can watch and listen over and over again
  • You can access anywhere you just need WiFi
  • You can also record memories in the memory box
  • There are supporting resources that are free to download and print to use with the app including separation diaries for parent & child and activity sheets such as a weekly planner
BBC news recently covered our Little Trooper Treasures app, hear from a Royal Navy family how it made a difference to them HERE
Find Out More

Tickets for Troops - Snowdon Mountain Railway Diesel Service - Enter Ballot

Tickets for Troops provides free tickets to members of the Armed Forces for a variety of sporting, musical and cultural events. The service offers serving personnel and those medically discharged from the forces since 2001, the well-deserved opportunity to enjoy an event of their choice with their friends and families.

To register and enter for ballot, please click HERE
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Museum of Science & Industry - Manchester - MakeFest 2017 19th-20th August 2017 - Free Event

MakeFest is our annual celebration of hands-on, do-it-yourself making.
Artists, makers, crafters and coders will take over the Museum of Science and Industry for a whole weekend to show off their skills and encourage everyone to have a go at making something for themselves.
Further details can be found HERE

Cheshire West & Chester Libraries - Lache Library Lego Club - Starting Monday 14th August 2017 3.30-5pm

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Jinnie Tong School of Dance - Summer Dance Camp - 16th-18th August 2017

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