Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Family Fireworks Night at Highbury Stadium - 29 October

At Highbury Stadium, the home of FTFC
Enjoy your favourite characters, mascot race, face painting, live music, food and drink, followed by a fantastic firework display.
Tickets just £3 adults, £2 for U16's
VIP Boxes for 12 guests - with hot buffet included - £180
Buy tickets at the club shop, online at or ring 01253 775080 option 1 to reserve and collect

Job Opportunities at the Houndshill Shopping Centre Blackpool

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

Monday, 16 October 2017

Santa is coming to Guy's - 3 December

2017 Oktoberfest at Guy's - 27/28 October

When: 27-28 October
Price: £25
'Owd Nell's Oktoberfest 
 Why travel to Munich? when we are bringing the spirit of the Oktoberfest to Bilsborrow! You can experience our unique Oktoberfest atmosphere brought together with authentic, Bavarian Biers, Food and Entertainment. It is being held on Friday 27th and Saturday 28th October 2017, in the Festtents (Marquee). Sessions start from 5pm ‘til 11pm! Tickets are £25 to include: Admission to the marquee, Traditional Bavarian Night – Musik – “The Amazing Bavarian Stompers Ooompah Band” plus DJ and a Stein full of Bier. Tickets on Now!!..
Parties of 8 include 1 FREE ticket Friday only.

Bonfire Night at Guy's - 5th November

Wrap up warm and enjoy the music, rides and of course the fireworks!
BBQ and refreshments outdoors from 5pm to purchase..
Kiddies Rides and Attractions.

ssafa - Forces Additional Needs and Disability Forum

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;

Wesham Fire Station Open Day - Saturday 11th November

This is a great opportunity for young people to explore the fire station and use some operational equipment and also an opportunity for 18+yr olds to become retained fire fighters 


Thursday, 12 October 2017

Fireworks Extravaganza in Fleetwood Sunday 5 November 2017

Fleetwood Firework Extravaganza at Marine Hall Gardens

Fleetwood Firework Extravaganza

Sunday 5 November at the Marine Hall Gardens
Fireworks at Marine Hall Gardens
Fleetwood can once again look forward to a spectacular firework display this year. 
Preparations are now complete for staging the town’s Firework Extravaganza to take place between 5.30pm and 9pm on Bonfire Night, November 5th, 2017.
As in previous years the event will take place opposite the Mount and Marine Hall, and if past years are anything to go by you can expect a record crowd to this free event.
Collections will be made on the night to help fund the event, so please donate if you want it to continue. Your contributions will be most welcome.
It is only through the hard work and partnerships between the Police, Lancashire Fire and Rescue, Fleetwood Town Council, Wyre Borough Council, Regenda and Fleetwood Rotary Club that this event happens.
A BIG thank you to everyone who is involved this year, and for bringing this spectacle to Fleetwood.

On the Night

- The fireworks are due to be set off at around 7.30pm.
- Musical entertainment will be provided by local band the Jepps, another special act still to be confirmed, and the cast of this years Panto.
- A wide variety of refreshment options will be available for visitors this year.
- The Marine Hall Wyre bar and Waterfront Cafe and foyer kiosk will all be open from 5.30pm. A meet and greet with this years panto cast will take place from 5.30pm in the ballroom.

Road restrictions will be in place, so remember if coming by car to park safely to and arrive in good time. As in previous years the organisers want this to remain a spectacular and safe event.

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

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Half term fun for all the young strictly fans - Singleton Village Hall - 30th October 17

Half Term Dance Camp

AA Dance Events Ltd are excited to bring another one day dance experience learning Ballroom, Latin American and Cheer Dance. It is aimed at children aged 7-14 and is a fantastic opportunity for your child to build confidence, learn new moves and make new friends.

The day will run from 10am - 3pm on Monday 30th October 2017 and will be held at: Singleton Village Hall, Station Road, Singleton FY6 8LL

Each child should bring a packed lunch and plenty of water to drink. 
The cost of the day will be £25 per child or £40 for your child and a sibling. 

For more info please contact Amy on 
07886438999 or 

Step Into The NHS - Bolton - 28th November

Monday, 9 October 2017

Halloween Disco at the Space Centre - 28 October

Do you love cooking?

We're on the following social media channels

Facebook : Britain's Best Cook
Instagram : @Britainsbestcook
Twitter : @BBCbestcook

Anyone interested in applying can email  or visit our website at 

DIO - SFA Compensation Scheme - High Street Vouchers

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 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

Poulton-Le-Fylde Rotary Club Bonfire & Fireworks Display 5th November 2017

Cottam Hall Bonfire and Fireworks Night
Cottam Hall Playing Fields, Blackpool Old Road, Poulton-le-Fylde, Lancashire, FY6 7RN
Tel: 01253 700833

Poulton Rotary Club will be holding their 32nd Annual Charity Bonfire and Fireworks DisplayCottam Hall Fields - Sunday 5th November.

As well as the bonfire there's a fantastic Fireworks Display - 
a safe night out for all the family.
There will be a range of refreshments to purchase throughout the event
Gates open 6.00 pm, Bonfire lit 7.00 pm and Fireworks Display 7.30 pm.
There will be a live band once again this year

Please remember ALL proceeds go to local charities.
Principal charities:
- Victoria Park Community Centre
- Friends of Jean Stansfield Park
- and other local charities

Admission - Adults £4, 
Children £3, 
Family/2 adults + 4 children £12. 
Cash only on the gate - no prepaid tickets.

Organised and run by Rotary Club of Poulton le Fylde
For safety's sake NO own fireworks, own sparklers or alcohol.

Please note: we can take wood from the public but you must be able to bring it to Cottam Hall between 9 am and 4 pm on Friday 3rd Nov when we build the bonfire - we cannot collect. It must also be suitable - no upholstered furniture, tyres etc.

Festival of Remembrance - 8th November 2017

Kirkham Christmas Lights 2017

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Weeton Community Hallowen Party - under 5's - 28th October 17

Preston Grasshoppers Bonfire & Fireworks Display - 3rd November 2017

The Annual Preston Grasshoppers Rugby Football Club Bonfire and Fireworks Display returns on Bonfire Night, Friday 3rd November.
This is the largest and most popular bonfire night in the area and sells out every year. To avoid disappointment, online tickets are now available, so please purchase one to guarantee your place!
After a break last year due to devleopment work at the club, 'Hoppers are delighted to confirm the return of this popular event.
Hoppers General Manager Richard Ellis said, “We are back with a bang! Our display will be bigger and better, the fairground will have more rides and our new artificial pitch will allow us to put on more entertainment for the crowds.' 
In 2015 the evening once again sold out with just over 4000 people attending. “We pre-sold 3300 tickets prior to the event, unfortunately we had to turn some people away once the capacity of the ground was reached. If you buy a ticket in advance it guarantees entry to event.”
Food and Bar will be available on the night.
Gates Open and Funfair from 6pm
Bonfire Lit at 7pm
Fireworks at 8pm
Advance prices:
£5.50 per person
£16.50 Family ticket - includes 2 adults and up to 2 children.
(Children aged 2 years and under get in free.)



6pm - 11.30pm 

Fylde Rugby Club
Woodlands Memorial Ground
Blackpool Road, Lytham St Annes FY8 4EL
A Forces Families discount is being offered for this event on production of ID.
Admission £2.00
Under 5's FREE

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;

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​

BFBS promoting Forces Money Week

BFBS are promoting Forces Money Week via their website, FB and Twitter and are now seeking questions to put to the panel of experts. 

From 16th -20th October a team of financial experts will join Richard Hutchinson on Forces Radio BFBS & on Facebook Live to answer your questions.

Each day from 1:45pm UK join us live all week on your radio and through Facebook as we answer your money questions from around the forces world. Each day we will be tackling a different subject.

See more here....

Monday, 25 September 2017

FAM - latest Information

Read the latest Information by clicking on the link below.

Future Accommodation Model - What's happening now?

Uncle Guy's "Not So Scary" Halloween Party - 29th October

Our Magical Marquue Opens on Sunday 29th October with Uncle Guy's "NOT SO SCARY" HALLOWEEN PARTY from 12.00noon to 5.00pm - with lots of fun for all the family. Guy's Trick or Treat, visit our Stations, Thomas Bounce Show & his fun Circus Skills Workshop, Uncle Martin's Halloween Punch & Judy Magic Show, Face Painting, DJ Darryl, Fairground Rides & Attractions plus DJ Darryl. Dress up and join in the fun with prizes for the best Fancy Dress. Pumpkin competition for the biggest & best...    Kiddies Rides & Attractions.. 

Food & Drink will be available to purchase in the marquee. FREE Admission. 
Tuesday 31st October A spook-tacular party for all little ghouls... LITTLE MONSTER'S HALLOWEEN DISCO from 5pm to 8pm. Get your fancy dress on again and join us for a spooky evening for all the family. There'll be plenty of creepy activities and a good bone-shaking disco with party games in our Magical Marquee! Join DJ Darryl, Uncle Martin with his frightfully funny Punch & Judy Halloween Magic Show, Thomas Bounce and his Juggling Show and Circus Skills Workshop. Kiddies Rides & Attractions..

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 alternatively come down and see us at the salon

Cedar Nail & Beauty
8 Station Road

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Weeton Community Halloween Party

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:

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 It has details of what the course involves, when courses are taking place and information about extra support RBLI can offer.

Fulwood Community Centre - Lego Club

Fulwood Community Centre - Halloween Family Activities

Fulwood Community - Safe The Date

Fulwood Community Centre - Cake Baking Course

Fulwood Community Centre - YOGA

Fulwood Community Centre - Weeton Wednesdays

Fulwood Community Centre - Cooking & Coffee

Fulwood Community Centre Information Sept/Dec

Fulwood Barracks Youth Club Programme September - December

Youth Clubs

Youth Clubs are in the Community Centre and £1 per person.  All participants must be over 5 years old.  All new members must complete a registration form before coming into youth club for the first time.

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

We’re trying out having different ages on separate nights until Christmas.  As always Youth Clubs running are dependent on volunteer support. 


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 available.  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



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.

Kirkham Christmas Lights Switch On - 24th November

Local Community Police Surgery - 13th October

DIO Information on Compensation Scheme

Friday, 8 September 2017

The Soldier Magazine

View the latest edition of the Soldier Magazine HERE