Monday, 14 August 2017

JCCC Films

Does your family know who to contact in the Military if you are faced with an emergency at home? Download the new Joint Casualty and Compassionate Centre (JCCC) app ‘MOD ICE’ to guide you through the most common types of family emergency and how JCCC can help. Two new JCCC briefing films are also available to watch, download and follow key messages. JCCC FILMS

BFPO Indicator List

Please use this link to see the full list of BFPO numbers: BFPO

Welfare Communications Everywhere

Welfare Communications Everywhere, or WelComE, provides all UK service personnel deployed on ‘welfare-entitled’ deployments and exercises with publically funded calls, voicemail and internet access.
For any questions regarding the WelComE service, please contact the WelComE Customer Contact Centre (WCCC) for more information (open from Monday - Friday 06:00 to 22:00 (UK)) by emailing


BFBS offers three main radio services: BFBS Radio for upbeat music-based programming and news, BFBS Radio 2 for music, sport and speech including the best of the BBC, and BFBS Gurkha Radio for Nepali language programmes.
  • BFBS Radio can be heard across the UK on DAB radio, overseas on FM, and online. You can also find us on Sky and Freesat.
  • BFBS Radio 2 can be heard overseas on FM, and online.
  • BFBS Gurkha Radio can be heard across the UK on AM, overseas on FM, and online.

Little Troopers - Tri Service Separation Packs

BRAND NEW Tri-service Separation Packs

Tri-service Separation Packs are now available! Perfect for any British Army, Royal Navy or Royal Air Force family (regular or reserve)
Suitable for short or long separations;
World map & Stickers
10 x Chuff Charts Sheets & complete stickers
6 x Illustrated Postcards
Photo Frame
Little Trooper passport
Separation Booklet

View more and order here.....

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Enhanced learning credits

The MOD's Enhanced Learning Credits Scheme (ELC) promotes lifelong learning amongst members of the Armed Forces. 

The scheme provides financial support in the form of a single up-front payment in each of a maximum of three separate financial years. You are reminded that ELC funding is only available for pursuit of higher level learning i.e. for courses that result in a nationally recognised qualification at Level three or above on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) (England, Northern Ireland and Wales), a Level six or above on the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) or, if pursued overseas, an approved international equivalent qualification with an approved learning provider.

Southampton & Marchwood Service Community Guide

Available from HIVE or Read online

Resettlement: Quest Magazine August 17

Read now.....Quest August 2017

Resettlement: Pathfinder International August 17- Maritime Careers...

Click to read: Pathfinder August 17

Thursday, 3 August 2017

Day Trip to Adventure Wonderland Bournemouth

17 Port & Maritime Regiment RLC - Welfare
Saturday 19th August 2017

To book onto this trip please bring your £5 per person deposit to the  Welfare Office by Friday 11th August 17 (deposit refunded on the day). There are limited seats so please book early to avoid disappointment.
For more information call Welfare: 02380 664341 
Cancellations on the day cannot be refunded. (Min 5 days notice in order to receive your deposit back).

25% Discounts! (Full Park opening 0nly)

We offer a *25% discount on standard park tickets at our gate for armed forces and emergency services personnel as listed below.
  • Armed Forces
  • Police
  • Fire
  • Ambulance Service
  • NHS
The offer is valid for current serving personnel and their families. A original valid ID is required to use this discount. This offer is valid against the following ticket types only: Adult, 3+ Years, 2 Years, Senior Citizen. Offer is not valid in conjunction with any other offer, voucher or discount.

London Day Trip

Moving homes? Redirect your mail to help protect against identity fraud

Why redirect your mail?

All fraudsters need to piece together your ID is a few pieces of mail sent to an old address. The Redirection service is the simple and convenient way to ensure your mail moves home with you, and it’s also an easy way for you to be protected too.
Action Fraud recommends redirecting your mail for at least a year, to significantly reduce the risk of identity fraud.

How it works

  • Redirection forwards all the mail sent to your old place to your new home
  • It can cost as little as £5.25 a month* to redirect your mail
  • You can redirect your mail for 3, 6 or 12 months
  • Already moved? No problem. Tell us now to make sure your mail follows you to your new address

Southampton-Summer in the Square FREE events

Event Programme...

Messy Play Bus @ The Mulberry Centre & Calshot

Back to School: HC3S - Hampshire County Council Catering Services: School menus

Please visit the website for the full details.

CLICK HERE for the full details

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Childcare Choices

Need housing? ......JSHAO Housing Matters -Summer 2017

The JSHAO is the MOD’s tri-service focal point to provide service personnel and their dependants with civilian housing information for those wishing to move to civilian accommodation at any time in their career, and for those during resettlement to assist with the transition to civilian life.

Resettlement: Quest magazine July 2017

Resettlement: Pathfinder July 2017

Big White Wall

#PTSD can impact everyone. @BigWhiteWall1 offer guidance to all personnel, family members & veterans #strongbonds

The Services Cotswold Centre

The Services Cotswold Centre (SCC) is a tri-service facility managed by Headquarters Army Welfare Service (AWS) and funded by Headquarters Support Commands (HQ Sp Comd) on behalf of the MOD. It provides short term transit accommodation for service personnel, their spouses, civil partners and families.

The SCC accommodation comprises of 60 self contained chalet style homes and is located near Corsham, Wiltshire in the United Kingdom.

To Book Telephone: civilian 01225 810 358, military (9)4382 4521

Royal British Legion Break Centres.

Break Centres

The Legion offers much-needed breaks to ex-Service and serving personnel and their families. If you or a member of your family is recovering from an illness, bereavement or other life-affecting event, the Legion can provide a comfortable and enjoyable break.

About our break centres

We have four Break Centres located in prime locations around the country, and for our family breaks, we also have close ties with Parkdean and Haven Holiday Parks.
The Legion also provides Adventure Breaks, where young people of Service families can have a fun and activity-packed week.

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Marchwood Party in the Park: 5th August

Wrist bands can be bought from either the parish council office from 9am till 3pm or from the Marchwood Welcome Co-Op.

Monday, 31 July 2017

West Quays-What's on this summer


Over five days this summer, make and take sessions. 
Kids will be able to create either a unicorn or dragon accessory.

FREE to attend

Friday Fun at the Marlands Shopping centre, Southampton

Free summer fun at the Marlands shopping centre throughout the summer holidays...

Cadet Forces Adult Volunteers

Watch this video of cadets in action – 
it will give you a great overview of the kinds of exciting 
activities you could be helping out with.


Saturday, 29 July 2017

Lepe: Marine Wonders 8th August

Come to Lepe for two days of marine themed fun. The ever popular seashore safaris, arts and crafts, storytelling and much more. No need to book, just turn up and join in. Free event, donations for craft activities welcomed. Sustainable fishy fare available in the cafe throughout this event.

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Poppy Pods Competition

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To celebrate the first birthday of the Poppy Pods, they've got a very special competition.They are asking all the budding artists out there, aged between 6 and 12, to build their very own Poppy Pod! (Use our instructions to help you.) The last day you can submit your entry is 6 August.
The theme is: what I love about being outdoors, so keep this in mind when decorating your pod. The winner will receive an amazing Action Adventure Day at Tile Barn this summer.

If you would like a copy printed ask HIVE

Summer Activities -Handy Trust 2017

Friday, 21 July 2017

Calshot Activities Centre: Adventure Holidays.....

Adventure and Sailing holidays for kids are a great mix of adventure, challenge, excitement and fun. Our top class facilities, excellent equipment and experienced staff combine to make a stay with us a truly memorable experience.

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Hythe Libary: Upcoming events

FREE 'Wild Animal' Crafts on Wednesday 26th July, 2pm - 4pm in the Community Room.
No need to book - just drop in.

Parents/carers should remain in library during the activity.

ZooLab's Animal Detectives
Monday, July 31 at 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

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The Potting Shed Club’ for primary school age children (ages 4 – 11)

Join the Potting Shed Club


Patrick’s Patch runs ‘The Potting Shed Club’ for primary school age children (ages 4 – 11) every year.

The Potting Shed Club runs once a month from March to October on Saturday mornings 10am – 11.30am at Fairweathers Garden Centre, Beaulieu.

Essential to pre-book

Please read the full details here...