Thursday, 30 March 2017

Building Heroes - 5 Week Training Course in Property Maintenance for Veterans

Courses are taking place at Chichester College, Reeseheath College in Nantwich, Colchester Institute and Tyne Met College Newcastle.

Click HERE for further information and to download Application Form

3 Minute Seated Yoga Office Workout - NHS Choices

To get more ideas of  exercises, click HERE 

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Monday, 27 March 2017

The Little Book of Big Scams - 3rd Edition by Cheshire Constabulary

Click HERE to read 

Home Instead Senior Care - recruiting for staff

Home Instead are recruiting for Care Givers.

If interested, or further information is required, please call Chris Broadbent on 01244 851744 or mobile 07954 587610.

Friday, 24 March 2017

Alpha Plus Fostering are Looking for Foster Carers - Service Leavers

Alpha Plus Fostering are looking for foster carers within the North West
ideally Service Leavers
who are looking for their next opportunity.

Click HERE for further information

Nant Mill Visitors Centre - Wrexham

Nant Mill Country Park

Whether you want to discover local wildlife and history of the Clywedog Valley or take a stimulating walk through splendid woods and countryside, this former corn mill is a great location for walkers or a family visit.

Further details can be obtained HERE

North Wales Wildlife Trust - Marford Quarry - Quarry with Walking Routes

Walking Information
A network of paths over uneven ground, assisted access paths suitable for wheelchair
users, access by Radar key off  Springfield Lane. Dogs allowed.

For further information click HERE

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Moving Schools Guide for Parents

Book 1 is a Guide for Parents

Book 2 is a Children's Activity Book
Book 3 is a Schooling History Book for them to keep track of where they have been or where they are going.
The books can be downloaded  from;
or pop into the HIVE and collect a free pack or request one via 01244 650993

Armed Forces Offer at Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle & Holyrood House

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 0303 123 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 0303 123 7300 to confirm.

Visit HERE for further information

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Childcare Choices Website

UK families will soon see bills cut as date announced for the launch of Tax-Free Childcare. Launch of new Childcare Choices website means parents now able to find available government support...
Click HERE for more information

HM Passport Office - Online Passport Application Roll-out

Customers to benefit from online passport application roll out. HM Passport Office has launched a new online passport renewal service as part of its drive to improve customer services...

Click HERE for further details

Defence Discount Service - National Express


For Defence Discount Service non serving members (such as Veterans and Civil Servants) save 30% on travel.

National Express are offering 30% off travel to over 900 towns, cities and airports across the UK

This offer is valid on all National Express services (excluding third party, events services, Eurolines and Ulster Bus), meaning you can relax on one of its comfortable coaches with leather seats, power sockets, air conditioning and ample leg room.

In order to book, follow the link and enter your destination and dates in the journey planner and the 30% off discount will automatically be applied.

Click HERE for further information 

1st Enable Ltd - Employment Vacancies

1st Enable Ltd are recruiting for various staff - roles ranging from Support Workers to Senior Support Workers and Managers

To apply for for further information, click HERE

Monday, 20 March 2017

Bangor On Dee Racecourse - Race Fixtures

To see the list of race fixtures, click HERE

Sixty British Racecourses Support Tickets for Troops

SIXTY racecourses have invited members of the Armed Forces to join them at the races this season through the military charity Tickets For Troops.
There are 60 racecourses across Britain from Perth in Scotland to Newton Abbot in Devon.
These and all other racecourses including Bangor-on-Dee, Doncaster, Fontwell Park and Sandown Park have all signed up to support the Armed Forces community with a donation of FREE tickets to their prestigious race days.
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.

In partnership with the British Horseracing Authority, Tickets For Troops have distributed over 65,000 free tickets from the horse racing community.

Veronica Bamford, Director of Operations at Tickets For Troops said "In an exciting year for the charity where we'll be donated our one millionth ticket, we're thrilled with the generosity of the horse racing community who so clearly stand behind our servicemen and women and reward them for their service.
This phenomenal level of support once again demonstrates the high regard our nation has for our marvellous troops and we're very proud to be able to help facilitate thousands of tremendous experiences."

Robin Mounsey, Head Of Media at the BHA "Racecourses are more than just sporting venues, they also play an important part in their local communities and the rural economy. The generosity of our racecourses in donating tickets for this wonderful cause reflects that spirit of community, and clear support for the dedication and bravery of our armed forces. We hope that many servicemen and women enjoy the sensational sporting experience that a day at the races provides in 2017."

Jeannie Chantler, General Manager at Bangor on Dee Races said: "Bangor on Dee as a small local track has been delighted to be able to support Tickets For Troops since its inception, it is great to see that there are plenty of folk taking up the offer and even better that many of them come time and time again. To be able to help them is brilliant but also it aids the racecourse with their return visits and no doubt others coming with them on return trips. Well done Tickets For Troops for gathering in all 60 tracks and well done racing for all supporting this very worthy cause."

Cheshire West & Chester Libraries - Volunteers Required

  • Would you like to get involved with your local library service?
  • Do you have time to spare and would you like to give something back to your local community? 
  • Do you have skills to share, or would you like to meet new people? 
  • Would you like to gain some experience in a busy and varied environment?
We offer a variety of roles. Not all the roles will be available in all of the libraries, but if you are interested in getting involved please complete an application form, indicating what role you are interested in, and at which library.
After receiving your completed form we will get in touch to arrange an informal interview. If you have any queries please email us.

Friday, 17 March 2017

Swissport are Recruiting for Staff

Swissport are recruiting for staff:
Customer Service Agent - Manchester Airport
Baggage Handler - Manchester Airport
Click HERE to see list of vacancies available

To get specific Manchester Airport vacancies, you will need to click on 
Search Criteria, Go to Location
 Input Europe, UK, Manchester in relevant drop down boxes
& search for jobs

Pertemps Network - Recruitment Vacancies

Pertemps Network have employment vacancies within Chester, North Wales and North West area
Click HERE to see further information 

Friday, 10 March 2017

Open University - Career Development for the Defence Community

If you are looking to develop yourself or planning to leave the Armed Forces and need additional skills to help with your resettlement, The Open University (OU) can help: 
  • OU work closely with the MOD to support education and training while with the Armed or Civil Services.
  • The OU’s flexible learning allows service personnel to maximise their use of personal time. 
  • OUare proud of their relationship with the Armed Forces, supporting students wherever they are in their studies and wherever they are in the world.
OU have created this website to provide advice, support and free resources to Armed Forces personnel, as well as information to help you find out more about what it’s like to study with the OU.  Click HERE for further information.

Thursday, 9 March 2017

Tile Barn Outdoor Centre - Poppy Pod, New Forest, Hampshire

CLICK HERE to see what activities they have and to see what's available 

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

The Cheshire Salt Industry Today - Lion Salt Works, Northwich

This £10 millon project gives a fascinating and fresh insight into the story of salt, brought to life with fun, interactive and imaginative educational exhibits. Enjoy the 'subsiding house' and the thrill of theatrical lighting, sound and film evoking the giant clouds of steam once produced by the site's huge salt-boiling pans.

Lion Salt WorksOllershaw LaneMarstonNorthwichCheshireCW9 6ES
Tel: 01606 275066

For details of Opening Times click HERE

Drinkaware - Get the App

To get the app and to see further information, please click HERE

JSHAO - Housing Briefs 2017

Monday, 6 March 2017

Visit Chester - Chester Cathedral - free admission

chester cathedral

Free admission to Chester Cathedral (but donations welcome)
To find out more details, click HERE

Thursday, 2 March 2017

Alcoholics Anonymous & the Armed Services

My name is Fred—I'm an alcoholic. I joined the Army in 1965, enrolling in my home city of Liverpool. I wanted to serve in the same corps as my elder brother so joined the Royal Corps of Transport ......... 

To read Fred's Story click HERE

SSAFA Additional Needs & Disability Guide

To see the Guide, click HERE