Friday, 20 October 2017

Families Bonfire Night & Fireworks Display - Friday 3rd November 2017

Legoland & Sealife Manchester - Wednesday 1st November 2017

Children's Halloween Spooky Disco - Tuesday 31st October 2017 5-6.30pm

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 login/register, please click HERE

Cheshire West & Chester Council's Library Service - FREE 8 week creative writing course at Storyhouse & Ellesmere Port Library - Starting 30th October 2017

Cheshire West and Chester Council’s Library Service has secured funding to run a series of free creative writing workshops for adults at libraries across the borough this winter.
A grant of £3,971 has been awarded by the Arts Council England’s National Lottery funded ‘Grants for the Arts’ programme.
The Write Time Write Place project is a series of eight-week adult creative writing courses taking place in libraries from October to December 2017. The one and half hour sessions will take place during the daytime and will focus on such areas as inspiration, characterisation, settings and plotting stories, revising and editing.
Following on from the workshops, participants will be encouraged to finish their stories and submit them for a Write Time Write Place anthology, which will be professionally published and each course member given a copy. Cheshire West and Chester Libraries will also keep copies for their lending collection. Participants will also be given the opportunity to read extracts from their stories at an event at Storyhouse, for World Book Day 2018.
Write Now Write Place is the brainchild of Charles Lea, a local writer and principal of literacy project company Read Now Write Now. The first set of workshops will start in October at Storyhouse, Ellesmere Port, Northwich and Winsford Libraries.

12 Week Football Course for Boys & Girls - Queens Park High School, Chester

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Football courses for children aged 2-11 years, sessions are on Wednesday's 5.00 till 8.30pm contact 07514316534 /

Halloween in The Park - 28th & 29th October 2017 - Grosvenor Park, Chester

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Ellesmere Port Library Coding Club - Monday 4.30-5.30pm, starting Monday 6th November - FREE 6 week course for 9-11 year olds

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Blacon Library Book Sale - Until Saturday 4th November 2017

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Be Seen Be Safe When You're Cycling

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Chester Vintage Kilo Sale - 29th October 2017 - 10am-4pm - Carriage Shed, City Road, Chester

Supplied by Europe’s largest vintage wholesaler, The Vintage Clothing Kilo Sale lets you pick from thousands of items, from the 1960s – 1990s, menswear and womenswear, weigh what you want to buy and then pay only £15 per kilo. There is no minimum spend so if it’s just one light item you want, expect to pay as little as 75p!
Further details can be found HERE

Cheshire West & Chester - Chester Indoor Market

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Visit Chester Indoor Market to get a £1 parking discount at the Market Car Park

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Tickets for Troops - Cage Warriors, Liverpool Echo Arena - Saturday 28th October 2017

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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, please click HERE

Tickets for Troops - The Cake & Bake Show, Manchester - Saturday 11th November 2017

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, cplease click HERE

Defence Discount Services - Cinema Savings

Cinema Savings for Defence Discount Service members

Defence Discount Service is proud to offer its members discounts on cinema tickets provided through the main cinema chains Cineworld, ODEON and VUE.  These have become ever increasingly popular discounts and regularly feature in the popular offers on the website.
To find out more details or to register,
please click HERE

Magic Lantern Festival - Manchester - 24th November 2017 - 1st January 2017

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Magical Lantern Festival Manchester makes its debut this year following amazing tours and hugely successful festivals in London, Yorkshire, and Birmingham! The stunning landscaped grounds of Philips Park (just behind the Eithad Stadium), plays host to the festival.
For further details or to purchase tickets, please click HERE

citizenAID App

Simply download The free, no adds citizenAID App from either Google Play, Apple App or the Windows store.
The citizenAID App will reduce the anxiety from difficult decision making in an unfamiliar situation. Follow the logical steps to do the right things in the right order. Stay safe and help us… to help you… to save lives.
The citizenAID app is free to the UK public and is designed initially for use in the UK.
 Click HERE for more information

Veterans' Housing Advice

Handy pension information at your fingertips

Using your smartphone, you can now access all things to do with the Armed Forces Pension super quickly, and in one nifty place including the Pension Calculator. 
This facility is quick and easy access to enable you to find out more about your Armed Forces pension and what it is worth.  It provides handy links to more in depth pension information and booklets if required and the pension calculator where a personalised forecast can be generated in a matter of minutes.  It is a one stop shop for you as current serving personnel and veterans accessible anywhere via your Smartphones.
To save it to your smartphone, simply load the website by typing in to your browser. Then click on the 'menu' button (Android) or tap on the 'add to homescreen' function on the Safari control bar (Apple) and then you will see your own icon appear to use as you need it!

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The Woodlands Trust - Leading Lanterns in Plas Power Woods, Wrexham - 21st October 2017

At this magical time of year, what better way to celebrate our heritage than in the ancient Plas Power Woods. Local children will wow you with the lanterns they made this week.

You too can make one to join the procession into the woods where Creeping Toad will be on hand to enchant you with stories from the trees. Fireside drinks and snacks provided.

Arrive half an hour prior to your booked procession to make your lantern.

Procession Times: 5.30pm, 6pm, 6.30pm, 7pm, 7.30pm and 8pm. Event closes at 9pm. Cost: £2 per child and Adults Free. Booking is essential.

Any queries or further information, please contact or call 03303 335 302.

Don't Miss the Mail this Christmas - Latest Recommended Posting Dates for BFPO Mail

The British Forces Post Office (BFPO) has announced it's recommended posting dates for Christmas, as well as Royal Mail's Letter to Santa deadlines! 

Details of eligibility for the Christmas Families Free Mail Service (CFFMS), which is an extension of the Enduring Families Free Mail Service (EFFMS) to certain additional locations over the Christmas period, can also be found on this page.

Click BFPO mail over the Xmas period to see recommended posting dates for BFPO mail


Families occupying Service Families Accommodation at The Dale should be aware that if anyone is found to be discarding rubbish, unwanted furniture / household goods and general waste (this includes babies nappies) on the married quarters area, except in prescribed bins and skips, then they can expect the bill for clearance services and will be reported to the Local Council who can impose fines of up to £5,000.    
Don’t do it ! If you have waste to get rid of then a list and the locations of local Waste Recycling Centres can be found at

Local Police and Estate Wardens have been informed and will prosecute anyone found to be Fly-Tipping.

Lou Lou’s Liverpool Vintage Fair - Britannia Adelphi Hotel, Liverpool - 22nd October 2017

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Lou Lou’s Liverpool Vintage Fair takes place in the stunning ballroom of the historical Britannia Adelphi Hotel. At more 100 years old, several of the rooms in the hotel are said to be replicas of rooms in the Titanic.
Browse through 40 stalls of vintage shopping, stop for a slice of cake at the tea party and get a makeover at the pop up salon.
Further details HERE

Baltic Farmers Market - 22nd October 2017 - Liverpool

We’ve gathered some of the best local producers in one room for an afternoon of sheer indulgence. Fresh bagels, cheese, organic vegetables, bread, local honey, dog treats, pies and so much more.
Further information can be found HERE

Christmas Craft Fair - Theatre Clwyd, Mold - Saturday 21st October 2017 - FREE

Over 65 stalls to come and browse for some hand-crafted Christmas gifts! Join us for our Christmas Craft Fair on Sat 21 October, showcasing local crafts, food & drink, 10am - 4pm
Further details can be found HERE

News from Reading Force

Click HERE for the latest RF newsletter for teachers, Service Pupil Champions, HIVE officers, and club leaders. It includes the chance to win £150 worth of books for your school!

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Pathfinder - The Original Resettlement Magazine - October 2017

Copies available at the
or read the on-line version 

What Next ? Resettlement Guide - Issue 2 2017

To read the on-line version,
please click

Chester Cathedral - Public Workshop celebrating 50 years of partial decriminalisation and discuss 'where do we go from here'? - 22nd October 2017 6.30-8pm

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Merseyrail have teamed up with Mattel Play! to offer free train travel for all the family - Monday 23rd October 2017

Merseyrail have teamed up with Mattel to offer you and your family FREE train travel to the fantastic Mattel Play! at the Albert Dock on Monday 23rd October. For further information or to complete the form, please click HERE

JTM Dance - Strictly Ballroom at Waverton Village Hall, Waverton - Sundays

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Further details can be found HERE

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

With the nights drawing in earlier please ensure your homes are kept secure

Please be aware that there have recently been a number of thefts here at The Dale Barracks.
Items stolen were bicycles and items from garden sheds.

Please ensure that your property is properly secured when not in use and garden sheds are locked at night.

Residents are also encouraged report any suspicious persons seen hanging around married quarters to the Police.

For further guidance from Cheshire Police please click HERE

National Hate Crime Awareness Week - 14th-21st October 2017

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Cheshire Police are supporting National Hate Crime Awareness Week (14 – 21 October).

If you've been targeted because of your sexual orientation, your race, or because you have a disability, it's important that you report it to the police.

Visit their website to find out more about Hate Crime and how you can report it:

Recruitment for Police Staff - Central Ticket Office Clerk - Force HQ Winsford - Closing Date 27th Oct 2017

Job Description 
Accurately input offence data and process all associated documentation, including the assessment of correspondence, in respect of fixed penalty notices / conditional offers of fixed penalty. Utilise various databases including the Police National Computer to ensure legislative timescales, policies and procedures are adhered to. For full job description or to apply, please click HERE

12 Makes of Christmas - Hobbycraft, Sealand Road - Saturday 21st October 2017 - Home Decor Demo

Join our colleagues in your local store as they show you how to transform plain mache reindeers and houses into bright and fun home décor.  FREE event
Further details can be found HERE

Oasis Craft Club Autumn Fair - Saturday 28th October 2017 - Matthew Henry Church, Blacon

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Fairy Tales Gone Bad with Joseph Coehlo - Ellesmere Port Library - Tuesday 31st October 2017 11am

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Join Ellesmere Port Library this Halloween for Fairy Tales Gone Bad with Joseph Coehlo, all tickets £4.
Further details can be found from this link -

Countess of Chester Hospital - Charity Car Boot Sale - Sunday 22nd October 2017

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Further details can be found HERE

Mind, Body & Spirit Festival, Theatre Clwyd, Mold - Sunday 29th October 2017 11am - 4pm

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