Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Weekly Walk, Weigh In Every Wednesday - From The Beacon Tree MOD Stafford

Station Coffee Morning will be open in the Beacon Tree Centre Wednesday 28th June 2017

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Station coffee morning will be open in the Beacon Tree Centre on Wednesday 28th June 2017 from 09.30 to 11.30. Everyone welcome.

JSHAO Civilian Housing Brief Liverpool 28th June 2017

Direct Health in the Dixon Community Centre Wednesday 28th June 2017

Direct Health will be holding Interviews in the Dixon Community Centre on Wednesday 28th June 2017 from 1300hrs to 1530hrs.

Direct Health Telford Needs You.

Direct Health will visit the Beacon Tree every 3rd Wednesday of the month during coffee mornings. They are offering training and employment within the health and social sector with a full understanding that military spouses can be posted at short notice. They are keen to recruit in our area and answer any questions you may have. You do not need to book to chat to the team, just turn up on the morning. Should you have any questions prior to their visit do not hesitate to contact a member of the Welfare team on 01785 787872. This affords an excellent opportunity for employment within Staffordshire.

Walton Tennis Club Open Day Saturday 8th July 2017

Stafford and Stone Baby Clinics New Timings

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The Tuesday Mixer Club - The White Eagle Club Stafford

Music and Movement at Stay and Play Every Tuesday Dixon Community Centre 9.30 to 11.30

Monday, 26 June 2017

St Andrew's School Newsletter 35

MOD Stafford Youth Club New Timings

MOD Stafford Youth Club is Open Monday's and Thursday's During Term Time


The Youth Club is open Monday's
from 18.00 to 19.30hrs and Thursday's from 17.30 to 19.00hrs.

The Youth Club is situated in the old Rascals Nursery building behind the HIVE. Subs will be £1.00 per session a tuck shop is also available.

Toddle Tots Monday Mornings Dixon Community Centre 10:00 - 11:30

Toddle Tots in the Dixon Community Centre Every Monday

Cheeky Monkeys Tots Group Monday's 12.30 - 14.30 In the Beacontree Centre MOD Stafford

Hockey Coaching Every Monday Evening - Beaconside Astro Pitch, Weston Road, Stafford

Road Safety Reminder for Young Cyclists from Staffordshire Police

As summer approaches and more people are out on the roads, we're issuing a timely reminder to cyclists on how to stay safe and cycle responsibly.

We've received a number of calls from parents and local residents recently regarding large groups of young cyclists riding their bikes in an anti-social manner on pavements and highways, and engaging in dangerous activities.

PCSO Jordan Hayes, who polices the Wilnecote and Trinity area of Tamworth, said, "We don't want to discourage young people from riding their bikes, but we do want to make parents aware of the dangers of such reckless activities and to ensure the safety of their children and other road users.

"As a cyclist, you still need to follow the Highway Code including observing 'stop' and 'give way' signs and traffic lights and remembering to wear the appropriate protective and reflective biking gear. But ultimately, ride positively, be sensible and stay safe."

For more information on this subject please visit www.staffordshire.police.uk/cyclists

Help For Heroes BBQ Campaign 15th - 30th July 2017

Calvert Trust: Challenging Disability Through Outdoor Adventure

The Calvert Trust enables people with disabilities, together with their families and friends, to achieve their potential through the challenge of outdoor adventure in the countryside.
We aim to do this by providing:
  • A wide range of adventurous outdoor activities, meaningful challenge and adventure within a framework of safety
  • Skilled, qualified and caring staff able to fulfil the needs of visitors
  • Accommodation appropriate to the needs of the visitors
  • Facilities for families and friends to share the enjoyment and experience
The benefits and enjoyment of the activities will be offered to all, irrespective of ability.  These benefits include:
  • The enrichment in the life of each individual through adventure and personal achievement
  • The chance to enjoy countryside of exceptional natural beauty
  • Recreational opportunities that can be transferred into everyday living
  • Personal development and rehabilitation leading to integration

Calvert Trust Super Saver

We are offering three extra special deals for our fully accessible activity breaks on the following dates:

Monday 26th June to Friday 30th June - £100 per person 
(to be booked and paid for by 4.30pm on Friday 23rd June)
Friday 30th June to Monday 3rd July - £75 per person 
(to be booked and paid for by 4.30pm on Wednesday 28th June)
To book your place please phone 01598 763 221 and speak to one of our sales team!

Patrick's Hair Academy 10% Discount for Military Families

Hair Academy

Hair design for ladies & gents

91 Wolverhampton Rd

Open Monday - Saturday

For an appointment call:

01785 252387
 Discount voucher Available in the HIVE

Friday, 23 June 2017

St John's Academy Newsletter 23/06/17

Defence Discount Service

Armed Forces Day 2017

We hope that you have a great Armed Forces Day, wherever you are and whichever event you are attending. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for what you do and have done from all of us here at DDS. Please make sure you share your pictures with us via our Facebook page and make sure you look at our Facebook page over the weekend for our BIG Competition. For those attending Liverpool we hope to see you there. Have a great day!
Armed Forces DayP and OSnow and RockERACMaple Manor Car ParkVirgin Experience Days extra
Privilege Card
Click here to find out moreCotswold OutdoorNOW TVMuscle FoodToby CarveryHotpoint
All offers are subject to terms and conditions, please see the Defence Discount Service or retailers website for full terms and conditions. Defence Discount Service is a provider of discounts for the Uk's Ministry of Defence and Armed Forces Community. Defence Discount Service operated by Blue Light Card is a registered company in the United Kingdom 06581540. You can write to us at: Defence Discount Service, POBOX 10180, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 9HN.

Repair Cafe St John's Church Hall Stafford 1st July 2017

Thursday, 22 June 2017

AFF Reassured about Housing Safety for Army Families

AFF reassured about housing safety for Army families

Following the tragic incident at Grenfell Tower in London, the Army families Federation (AFF) has approached the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO), to clarify whether multi-storey Service Families Accommodation (SFA) features any external cladding, which would potentially present a fire risk.

Safety assured
DIO checked the position of this issue and were able to inform AFF that multi-storey buildings are predominantly brick construction. The external wall insulation used on recent energy efficiency upgrades to military housing has also been confirmed as meeting all relevant building and fire regulations.

AFF Housing Specialist Cat Calder said, “Ensuring the safety of our Army families is paramount and AFF has received assurances of safety from all relevant parties involved. DIO has also advised us that a review will now be carried out of all non-habitable areas such as stairwells, plant rooms and communal areas, to confirm the safety of the Army families living there.”

Contact AFF
If families are at all concerned about safety in their SFA, they should contact housing maintenance and repairs contractor CarillionAmey (CA) directly on 0800 707 6000 or contact AFF’s Housing Specialist Cat Calder on housing@aff.org.uk

To find out more about AFF’s work in support of Army families, visit www.aff.org.uk

Warm Weather Advice from Staffordshire Police

Your latest Smart Alert.

As the warm weather continues, it is important to remember to keep safe as opportunist thieves will seize the chance to burgle your property.

We would remind all residents to ensure all doors and windows are closed and secure - even if you are in the garden or upstairs - thieves can 'sneak in' and take your property.

Store valuables and keys away out of view of doors and windows.

Ensure all bikes, toys and garden furniture are securely stored away and/or suitable locking devices used.

Please ensure all sheds and garages are left secure - always use good quality locks.
Remember to keep hydrated - plan your journey and allow extra time for stops.

If you see an unattended child in a locked car or a distressed animal call 999 immediately. 

For further information about crime prevention and how to stay safe at home visit the force website at www.staffordshire.police.uk.

Always report any suspicious activity to us on 101 or 999 in an emergency or if a crime is taking place.

Stafford Glitz & Glam Crafters in the Dixon Community Centre Thursday 29th June 2017

Royal British Legion Weekend Warmup Every Thursday

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Pathfinder - June 2017 edition

Forces Mutual - Vote for your Everyday Forces Hero


Dance Classes for Children at St John the Baptist Church Hall Stafford Every Thursday

Wriggle Bugs and Boogie Bugs

Contact details

Helen Yeomans
07747 036422

Creative dance and movement classes for boys and girls aged 6mths to 4 years old. They are a chance to spin, jump, stretch and learn in a friendly relaxed setting. The classes involve singing, action games, creating dance stories and learning steps whilst being a fun way to improve co-ordination, balance, and confidence by drawing on your child's imagination and natural movement ability.

If you would like more information and to book your child a space then please give me a call or send me and email.
Runs on: Thursdays

Other Information

Classes take place on :
Thursday mornings St John the Baptist Church Hall, Bedford Avenue, Stafford ST16
Boogie Bugs for 2&3 year olds 9.45am-10.30am
Wriggle Bugs for 6mths to 2 years old 10.45am-11.15am

Places must be booked in advance and are paid for as a term. Your child can come and try a Taster class (£4.50 for Boogie Bugs or £3.50 for Wriggle Bugs) before committing for the rest of the term.
You can now follow us on Facebook www.facebook.com/WriggleBugsandBoogieBugsDance

Stafford Sports and Performance Academy Choir Thursday Nights

Stafford Lancers Marching Bands

We are a marching band and are looking for new young people to join our ranks and anyone that is interested in Marching Music.

We have an open night this Thursday at Sir Graham Balfour High School 7pm till 9pm and possibly the Thursday after.

It is open to anyone 10 years or above no experience necessary we provide all instruments and training and lots of fun.