Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Fulwood Community - Introduction to Playwork course

Fulwood Community Centre - Cooking in January 2018

Fulwood Community Centre Information

Fulwood Community Centre Coffee Mornings

Fulwood Barracks Youth Club Programme Jan/Feb 2018

Youth Clubs

Youth Clubs are in the Community Centre and £1 per person.  All participants must be over 5 years old.  Everyone needs a new registration form for 2018 these will be available on the first session of the year or in advance if you come and get one from the Community Centre.

Age 8+ Tuesdays 4.30-6pm
Age 5-7 Wednesdays 4.30-6pm

Youth Clubs rely on the support of volunteers to ensure that the session can go ahead.  All volunteers must have a returned DBS clearance before you can volunteer in Youth Club.  It is a great opportunity to learn new skills working with children and young people and there are free training opportunities including Introduction to Play Work starting in January.  If you’re interested or could commit one evening every now and again please get in touch to arrange filling in a DBS form and induction. 

Car Seats

The Government guidelines say: ‘Children must normally use a child car seat until they’re 12 years old or 135cm tall.’   So please could all parents whose children fit this criteria ensure a suitable car seat is provided for all trips where transport is required or we’ll be unable to take them.  There is information on booster seats and a mark on the wall if you want to measure your child.

Contact Information

Phone:  01772260473 (please leave a message for me to get back to you)

Please check the HIVE HQ blog for up to date information www.prestonhive.blogspot.com

All Sessions 4.30-6pm

Activity and Information

Tuesday 9th January

2018 wishes, flag preparation

Tuesday 16th January

Painting Flags

Tuesday 23rd January

Australia Day Baking

Tuesday 30th January

Games Night

Tuesday 6th February

Safer Internet Day Activities

All Sessions 4.30-6pm

Activity and Information

Wednesday 10th January

2018 wishes, flag preparation

Wednesday 17th January

Painting Flags

Wednesday 24th January

Australia Day Baking

Wednesday 31st January

Games Night

Wednesday 7th February

Safer Internet Day Activities


This message is for the attention of Regular Forces Service parents based in England.

If your child attends a state school, Academy or Free school in England and has been registered with the school as a Service pupil, the school will be granted a Service Pupil Premium of £300.

The Service Pupil Premium (SPP) is provided by the Department for Education (DfE) to enable schools to offer additional, mainly pastoral support during challenging times; this could include anything from a Service parent being away, being injured on active service, to bereavement. Funds are paid directly to schools with Head Teachers and school Governors deciding how the funds are used.

Schools with Service children in Reception to Year 11 classes are eligible to receive SPP, but only if your child’s name appears on the school roll as being a Service child. The annual census takes place on 18 January 2018 and children must be registered with the school before this date.

You are encouraged to contact the school and make them aware your child is from a Service family. (Pupils with a parent who is on full commitment as part of the full time Reserve Service should be classed as Service children) This information is not shared with other organisations and is protected on the National Pupil database. For more information on eligibility, please see the links below:

For any other queries regarding Service children contact the Directorate Children and Young People’s educational advisory arm, Children's Education Advisory Service (CEAS) via email: DCYP-CEAS-Enquiries@mod.uk or telephone: 01980 618244.

Monday, 11 December 2017



Veterans Advisory and Pensions Committee (VAPC)

Veterans Advisory and Pensions Committee (VAPC) – New Members

Veterans UK is part of the Ministry of Defence with responsibility for the administration of Compensation and Pension Schemes and for the provision of Welfare services to veterans. It also acts as the Sponsor Department for the Veterans Advisory and Pensions Committee (VAPC), a Non-Departmental Public Body whose Chairmen and Members are appointed by the Minister for Defence Personnel and Veterans.

The roles of the VAPC include raising awareness of the War Pensions and Armed Forces Compensation Schemes, the Veterans UK Welfare Service and the availability of cross government support to Veterans and their families assisting veterans in accessing local services as envisaged under the Armed Forces Covenant. The VAPC also provide support to Veterans UK by monitoring its welfare service and assisting individuals with any problems or complaints they have regarding the war pensions or AFCS claims process and much more besides.

The VAPC is looking for new members for 12 of its 13 regional committees and 2 Chairmen, one to lead the Wales committee and another to lead the South East committee. The positions are voluntary, unpaid roles but travel, subsistence and loss of earnings may be payable.

For full details please see these links 

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Moorland School Activities Week for Military Depenndants

Moorland School Activities Week
For Military Dependants

Sunday 11th Feb - Wednesday 14th Feb 2018

"Insight into boarding school life"

The closing date for enrolment is Wednesday 13th December 2017.
For further Information contact 


Kirkham & Weeton Army Cadets - Recruiting Now

Now also on Facebook:


Thursday, 23 November 2017

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Do you receive an Armed Forces Pension?

Have HM Revenue & Customs used the correct primary source of income to calculate your Tax Code?

For more information use the link below:


Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Log on and sign up for great savings with the Defence Discount Card:


LifeWorks for Families

LifeWorks for Ex-Forces

Service Families Hot Topics Oct 17

Use the link below to view the document 

Go Ape - DDS Discount

Go Ape offer members of Defence Discount Service a 10% discount on Forest Segways and Tree Top Adventures Sundays to Fridays inclusive. To find out more and how to book visit:


DDS - Who is eligible for the service?

Monday, 23 October 2017

Fulwood Community Centre - every Wednesday

Weeton Camp Barber Shop

The Barber shop on Weeton Camp is situated within the HUB

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Job Opportunities at the Houndshill Shopping Centre Blackpool

Please use the link below for any job opportunities available at the Houndshill Shopping Centre Blackpool


Friday, 13 October 2017

JSHAO Housing Information

The Joint Service Housing Advice Office (JSHAO) have released an e-learning package pertaining to Civilian Housing Options which can be accessed via the DLE, details can be found on the ABN at the link below;


Thursday, 5 October 2017

Free Rehabilitation course for Veterans

Are you a veteran and need additional rehabilitation and training following a head or spinal injury?
Contact www.basiccharity.org.uk for more details.

Housing for Ex-Service Community

Are you Ex Armed Forces in the Carlisle area and need housing? 
Haig Housing have a property vacant in Carlisle.

To qualify the applicant must have served a minimum of 3 years (pre 2001), 4 years (post £2001) in the Regular Armed Forces or been medically discharged if they served a lesser time. Further details can be found on their website

For more information and how to apply use the link below

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Lancashire County Council - Free early education for two year olds

Lancashire County Council offer “Free Early Education for 2yr olds” to children of serving armed forces personnel residing in Lancashire, from the term following their 2nd birthday. 
Parents must apply through the Children’s Centres, as online or phone applications for military children are not accepted.

Children born 1 April 2015 – 31 August 2015
If you are eligible, you can still access your free place this term (1 September 2017 – 31 December 2017). Remember to take your letter or email confirming your eligibility with you when you book a place with your chosen childcare provider.

More Information and how to apply can be found at the link below;


Busy Bears Nursery Preston - Discount

Do you work in for the NHS, Emergency services or Military?

We offer families a 10% discount so why not enquire today…
We have recently enhanced our provision and created a new and fresh 2 years old unit, we have a team of highly dedicated staff that has the ability to support and encourage continued learning opportunities for you and your family.

Here at Busy Bears we work together to support and encourage quality learning opportunities; we have baby sign lessons, dancing lessons, swimming lessons and an exciting outdoor garden.
Come and have a look and get any support or information you might need when looking for a nursery.

We can also help you look find out more information about free funded sessions for the 2,3&4 year olds.

Contact Kirsty on 01772 795286 or
2A Manor House Ln, Preston PR1 6HL

Friday, 29 September 2017


Don't take it from us, tell the world the experiences that you had serving and living in Germany

The BFG Legacy Project is beginning – and you can be a part of it. 

By the time the last units in 20 Armoured Brigade leave Sennelager in 2019, British Forces will have been stationed in Germany for nearly 80 years. 
To mark this lengthy period of overseas deployment, HQ BFG is producing a book: 
British Forces in Germany – The Lived Experience.
This is a call for you to share your lived experiences with us. 

Please click on the link to share your experiences​

Monday, 25 September 2017

FAM - latest Information

Read the latest Information by clicking on the link below.

Future Accommodation Model - What's happening now?

Employment Opportunity for Beauty Therapist in Kirkham

Join our team 

Cedar is currently looking for a qualified beauty therapist, must be at least NVQ level 2 qualified with experience in acrylics and shellac.
Further training is available.
Suitable candidates will have a passion for the beauty industry, great customer service skills along with an understanding of sales and an enthusiasm to work within an award winning salon.

Contact the salon on 01772 681881
Or email your cv to info@cedarbeautysalon.co.uk alternatively come down and see us at the salon

Cedar Nail & Beauty
8 Station Road

Thursday, 21 September 2017

New rules for Fylde dogs as from 1st October

New rules for dog walkers in Fylde will be put in place by the council next month. 

People must abide by these new rules or face a £100 penalty or prosecution with a fine of up to £1,000. 

Starting October 1, dogs must be kept on leads at all times on all carriageways and footways in Fylde. They must also be on leads at all times when in car parks provided by the council, including off-street parking places. Additionally, dog walkers are required to put any dog in their care on a lead if a police officer, police and community support officer, dog warden or other person authorised by the council asks them to. This order does not apply in places where dogs are banned or already required to be on leads. These include Park Cemetery in Lytham, childrens play areas in parks which are seperated from the rest of the park by a fence or other enclosure, and ornamental lakes, ponds, streams or other water features in a park or recreation grounds. 
The order does not apply on the Promenade between Fairhaven Road car park and North Promenade car park between Good Friday and September 30. It also does not apply on the sand dunes between St Annes lifeboat station and the northern end of North Promenade car park on those same dates. 
Exceptions to these new rules are if the a person has been given permission to walk their dog off-lead by the owner or occupier of the public place, if the person has a disability and the dog is a guide or assistance dog, or if a person has a ‘reasonable excuse’ for having their dog off a lead.

Read more at: www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/news/new-rules-for-fylde-dogs-1-8763388

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

LifeWorks Families Programme 2017/18

As part of the New Employment Model’s (NEM) Partner Employment Project (PEP), the MOD has been supporting the Lifeworks Families programme for spouses and civil partners of Service Personnel.

1.         The courses are run by Royal British Legion Industries (RBLI).

2.         The courses are FREE to all spouses and partners of any serving (or recently discharged) member of the Armed Forces, including Reserves.

3.         The Lifeworks Families course provides expert advice and guidance by developing key skills such as CV writing, job searching, interview techniques, aptitude awareness, managing change, motivation and building confidence. Attendees are supported and helped to identify personal strengths and career goals in order to gain future employment.

4.         RBLI have an excellent website specifically for Lifeworks Families http://www.rblilifeworksfamilies.co.uk/. It has details of what the course involves, when courses are taking place and information about extra support RBLI can offer.

Fulwood Community Centre - YOGA

Fulwood Community Centre - Cooking & Coffee



14 Aug 17



1.       As you will be aware, the CAAS charge for individual SFA is established following a review of three factors – Scale, Condition and Location.  As part of the introduction of CAAS, the first 2 factors were assessed via a widespread survey programme of houses – from which some extrapolation was undertaken for like houses on the same estate – along with ongoing surveys to ensure that, ultimately, 100% of all SFA have been surveyed.  The Location factors were applied using a desktop methodology drawing on nationally available data that was collated and analysed by the University of York.


2.       The baseline for the Location factors was drawn from information and data that was compiled in 2013.  In line with the current JSP 464 policy, the Location factors were due to be updated in 2017 as the data was 4 years out of date.  Moreover, MOD and DIO were aware that some of the underpinning data had been subject to change and, specifically, availability and speed of broadband.  Accordingly, a revised data set was requested from the University of York, with receipt of the revised Location data in Feb 17.  It was initially planned that the revised data would be applied to charges from 1 Apr 17 but this was delayed until Sep 17 in order to provide occupants with at least 93 days’ notice of a change.  The revised data would have resulted, mainly due to reported increases in Broadband speed, in the charge for many SFA increasing.  Some SFA would have seen a decrease. 

3.         Following the decision to delay the implementation until Sep 17, it has become clear that some of the factors require further analyse to ensure consistency and transparency.  This will include, but is not constrained to, reviewing the broadband baseline, and exploring how to make supporting data more accessible to increase the transparency of the process.  As a result of this review and the potential change to the broadband baseline, it has been decided to delay any changes to charges until 1 Apr 18.

4.         Once the review is complete, SFA occupants will be notified if there is a change to their charge – giving 93 days’ notice - before these are applied from 1 Apr 18.  The changes will not be backdated.  For those SFA that are already at a final CAAS band, an adjustment will be made to that banding.  For those SFA that will be still be on a transition pathway on 1 Apr 18, the amended Location factors will be applied and the final CAAS Band-for-Charge will be adjusted accordingly.  JSP 464 will be amended to reflect any changes made.


5.         There was an expectation amongst some occupants that they may receive news of an increase (or decreases in a small number of cases) initially with effect from Apr 17 and then Sep 17.  However, in light of the review detailed above, no letters have or will be issued to occupants to advise of any changes until the review is complete.  As the number of properties affected by the revised data is not known, it is not possible to write to occupants individually to advise of the delay.  Accordingly, I would ask that you arrange for communication to be promulgated via your various channels – drawing on the content of this note – to ensure that SFA occupants are advised of the delay.  The key message should be that the data is being reviewed to ensure accuracy and the underpinning information clarified in order that SFA occupants can have confidence in it.  Additionally this detail will be published on the CAAS intranet page.

DIO Information on Compensation Scheme

Friday, 8 September 2017

The Soldier Magazine

View the latest edition of the Soldier Magazine HERE

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Protecting your little bundle - CDPO booklet

This document has been produced by West Mids Region - howeverm the content is local and national and rellevant to all areas

To view the booklet use the link below; 
CDPO Final Version

thingamajigz - Indoor Fun Play Centre

Find out more at the link below


Farmer Parrs Animal World - Fleetwood

If Ewe Like Animals, Ewe’ll Love Farmer Parrs.

Gallop on over for a MOO-vellous Family Day Out!

For Times and Prices click on the link below


Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Wyre Netball Club - Mini Movers

Our new mini movers sessions started today and it was fantastic. We'd love to welcome more youngsters aged 4-6 next week! 
Get in touch for more info!


Wednesday, 2 August 2017