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Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Summer Activities at DMS Whittington from Monday 13 August

NO ACTIVITIES OR GROUPS AT LICHFIELD FROM 23/07/2018 - 10/08/2018

PLEASE NOTE: NEW FORMS MUST BE COMPLETED FOR EVERY CHILD WISHING TO ATTEND
GROUPS OR ACTIVITIES EACH SEPTEMBER.

REGISTRATION NIGHTS FOR YOUTH CLUB WILL BE ON 03/09/2018 AT 18:30-20:00 FOR SENIORS
(AGE 10+) AND 06/09/2018 AT 17:00-18:30 FOR JUNIORS (5-9 YR OLDS)

Monday, 16 July 2018

Lichfield Festival of Sport - 23-27 July

Tasmin Turner and Jamie Dodd portrait
Free taster sessions on offer across Lichfield and Burntwood from Monday 23 to Sunday 29 July 2018. 

Lichfield District Council, in partnership with Freedom Leisure, is kick starting the summer holidays with a week of free classes and activities at Burntwood and Friary Grange leisure centres and at local parks and venues. 

There are more than 40 free tasters on offer for all ages, including keep fit classes, dance, boxing, trampolining, multi sports, parkour, rounders, walking football and netball and many more. 

To celebrate the festival, from Monday 23 to Friday 27 July, under 16s can swim for just 50p at Burntwood and Friary Grange Leisure Centres during public swimming times. To qualify, children need to be accompanied by a full paying adult. 

Beacon Park is also offering two-for-one on foot and disc golf games between 23 and 27 July. The two games need to be bought together, perfect if playing with a friend. To buy one game and get one free, just head to the park’s Ranger Station to pay and collect your flying discs or footballs. 
The council is launching the Festival of Sport in Beacon Park on Sunday 22 July, between 10am and 2pm. Pop over to pick up a festival programme, see dance displays, and have a go at an activity, such as badminton, new age bowls and volley ball.

For the council’s full summer holiday programme, including the free Festival of Sport sessions, go to www.activelichfield.co.uk/holidayfun

CarillionAmey Housing Surgery - Rescheduled for 7 August


West Midlands Safari Park - Armed Forces Discount



http://www.wmsp.co.uk/

Military ID may have to be shown on entry.

 Please contact the HIVE for Corporate Telephone Number and Discount Code










Partner Employment - Service Family Hot Topics, July 2018

The Army acknowledges that Service life may have an impact on the employment of family members and Partner Employment is one of the nine primary areas of activity considered in the Army Families Strategy.
The recently established Army Families Working Group will work with the chain of command, families, governmental and third sector organisations to address issues identified. Evaluation of research projects in Partner Employment being conducted at the moment will help to better identify where the issues are.
​The attached 'Service Family Hot Topics', July 2018 issue provides information on a number of ongoing initiatives which may be of assistance to those seeking employment or to change their employment.

MoD launches its first strategy to tackle domestic abuse

The Ministry of Defence has launched its first strategy to tackle domestic abuse within the Armed Forces and defence civilian communities. The strategy builds on existing work by the military in this area, such as providing specialist training to welfare staff, and will include the launch of a campaign to raise awareness across the Armed Forces and enhancing support for civilian staff.
The 'No Defence for Abuse' Strategy aims to partner with specialist organisations to help them understand the unique needs of the service community. It will also work to create a culture of safety and support for those experiencing domestic abuse and their children, taking steps to break down the invisible wall that can deter victims from asking for help.
​For more information and to read the strategy:

Lichfield Grub Club - 25 July - FREE ENTRY





Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Tickets for Troops - Paultons Park - 15/16 & 22/23 September

TICKETS FOR TROOPS ARE VERY EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THAT FOR THE THIRD YEAR RUNNING THEY'LL BE TEAMING UP WITH PAULTONS PARK TO OFFER MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES TICKETS TO THE THEME PARK IN SEPTEMBER (15TH/16TH & 22ND/ 23RD).
Tickets For Troops members will have the chance to book up to four tickets to take their family for a fun filled day out. Tickets will go live on the Tickets For Troops website in July

What is Paultons Park?
Paultons Park is the theme park for families which has more than 70 wonderful rides and attractions included in the admission price.
New for 2018 is Little Africa! See the Park’s own little corner of Africa and discover the amazing animals and birds of the savannah. From Meerkats, to Porcupines, Lizards to Mongoose there are animals of all shapes and size to delight and entertain.

Monday, 9 July 2018

An Evening with Rory Underwood MBE

Exciting event coming up with former RAF Pilot and England International Rugby star Rory Underwood MBE. This event is free to all officers' and their spouses on 17th September in Bristol. Log on for more detail: www.officerassociation.org.uk/underwood

Thursday, 5 July 2018

Accommodation - Windows and Safety

During the warmer weather, we all like to let fresh air into our homes, especially at night. Please take time to stop and think - do your windows open so wide that a small child could get through?  Are there any objects or furniture nearby that could be used to climb up and reach the window ledge?
We have installed window restrictors for the safety of your family. For our own peace of mind make sure that your window restrictors are connected and test that they work.  It is also a good idea to check the safety of any blind cords in your home.  To reduce the risk posed by looped blind cords, please ensure these are fed back and kept out of reach of children to prevent strangulation injuries.  
If you have any concerns about your window restrictors, please call the CA Helpdesk (0800 707 6000)