Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Thursday, November 26, 2015


A unique programme from Citylit in partnership with The Royal British Legion and open to all who are happy to commute and not just those who live in London. For more information and an application form log onto

Monday, November 23, 2015


We are a specialist triathlon and bike shop, selling all things swim, bike, run both in store and online. 

Based at 3 Mercury Road, Gallowfields Trading Estate, Richmond DL10 4TQ. Tel: 01748 825136, web:, email: , open: mon-sat 9am-5pm.

15% Army DISCOUNT 



Made of medical grade silicone, AMRAP rings are a safe, comfortable and durable alternative wedding ring suitable for pretty much anything you can throw at them. We are committed to supporting our serving personnel so now when you buy via use code HIVE-DISCOUNT at checkout for money off.

AMRAP is a Wiltshire based business who supply Silicone Wedding Rings to Army, Navy, RAF, fitness enthusiasts; in fact anyone with an active lifestyle! Never again worry about de-gloving yourself, losing your wedding ring or damaging it either at home, in training or on tour. Our rings include free delivery and are dispatched First Class as standard.

Join the AMRAP community today, shop now at and use code HIVE-DISCOUNT at checkout for money off.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Tuesday, November 10, 2015


As many of you will be aware the responsibility for commissioning the 0-5 Healthy Child Service was transferred from the NHS to local authorities last month as part of the Health and Care Act 2012. North Yorkshire County Council is committed to ensuring this service continues to be delivered in the most effective and efficient way to meet the needs of families. The County Council is now seeking views on the current and future delivery of the service and will be consulting widely through briefings, surveys and engagement events from now up until 30th November.  Your views are important to enable the County Council to ensure it gets the best and right service in place for local families and we hope you will take part and share any view you may have.

If you have views you want to share or wider networks you feel may wish to share views I have attached an overview of the service and a stakeholder briefing which will provide more information and also contains  links to the survey and a booking form link for the stakeholder engagement events.   You can also find each of the links below;

Please also look out for content and further information on the NYCC website and social media feeds.

Thank you in advance for taking part or sharing amongst wider networks also apologies if you receive the invite multiple times,  we are attempting to engage with a wide range of stakeholders and to do so need to cast the net as wide as possible which will inevitably mean some duplication.  If you have any queries or questions please do not hesitate to get in touch.


Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Monday, October 26, 2015

Friday, October 23, 2015

Friday, October 16, 2015



Heyman Woodworth are leaders in the recruitment of ex-forces directors, management and specialist professional staff.

We were founded in the late 1990s when the armed forces faced a post-cold war drawdown. In the commercial world there was a sense that officers, although potentially strong confident leaders, would not fit easily into non-military roles.

Most of our commissioned officer candidates are university educated with a broad spectrum of degrees including civil engineering, economics and geology. Their careers have involved risk analysis and mitigation, project management, logistics and many have strong language skills.

Most of our candidates spend six to eight years in the forces during which they gain effective leadership and management skills but are young enough to dovetail easily into the commercial world.

Examples of feedback: we like them because they make things happen; they are confident in dealing with all stakeholders at board or shop floor level; they are as comfortable being team leaders as team members.

We used to only take on commissioned officers but recognised the wealth of talent amongst the technical senior non-commissioned officers leaving the forces. Individuals with practical experience of managing projects in a wide variety of disciplines including communications, health and safety, civil construction and associated compliance and testing.

We have a close consultative relationship with clients. Job specifications list technical requirements and experience but rarely touch on the underlying issues to be addressed or the soft skills required. We aim to submit no more than three candidates, each of whom have been thoroughly researched, interviewed and assessed before they reach you, the client, saving time and money by reducing internal HR processes.

Please get in touch:

Bob Lisle 07794709355

John Andrews 07771945912

JCCC - New film and app launched

JCCC films and app launched

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.

MOD’s JCCC launches new app and briefing films

MOD’s JCCC launches new app and briefing films

The Ministry of Defence’s Joint Casualty and Compassionate Centre (JCCC) has launched a new mobile app, MOD ICE, and two briefing films to help service personnel and their families access their services, with support from the Vice Chief of the Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach KCB CBE ADC DL BA MPhil DTech DLitt RAF.

The JCCC, part of Defence Business Services (DBS), provides a focal point for casualty administration and notification and requests for compassionate travel (for those personnel serving overseas) in respect of members of the British armed forces at any time and will take immediate action for service personnel and their families when an emergency occurs.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Joint Casualty & Compassionate Care (JCCC)

Joint Casualty & Compassionate Centre (JCCC)

When families experience incidents at home while loved ones are
serving overseas it is very important that everyone is aware of the
process in place that can facilitate their immediate return home.

This short Families Brief is to explain the role the Joint Casualty
and Compassionate Centre (JCCC) undertakes 24 hours a day,
7 days a week, 365 days a year to help families when incidents
occur involving Service Personnel or someone at home.

For further information contact:
Joint Casualty and Compassionate Centre
Imjin Barracks
Tel: 01452 519951

Monday, September 28, 2015


"New small and friendly swim school offering baby and toddler swimming sessions, swim scheme and private lessons for all ages. 10 % Military discount for forces families. Lessons take place at Active Life Leisure Club, The Holiday Inn, Scotch Corner. New Term starts 4th October but join anytime! Course of 10 weeks costs £60 including swimming badge and certificate and photos/ videos of your child both underwater and on the surface. For more details of to enrol please contact Linda Cassidy on 07813636750 or email Alternatively look for us on Facebook: Lillypad swimmers"

Friday, August 21, 2015


DIO Customer Message

New Stage 2 Service Family Accommodation complaint form
A new electronic Stage 2 SFA complaint form is now available on the Defence Intranet. The online form features simple text boxes with a clear indication of what information needed to be provided before the form can be submitted by email to the DIO Service delivery Customer Service Team at RAF Wyto.

Stage 2 process
If your complaint has been formally closed at stage 1 and you are not satisfied with the response, you can then escalate your complaint to the DIO Customer Services Team. You can now do this in two ways:

1.      Online - by completing the online stage 2 complaint form which is available on the MOD Intranet. For security reasons, you will need to logged onto an MOD Dii computer to complete and submit the form. The form is available on the DIO Service Delivery Accommodation Homepage on the Intranet: 

2.      Letter - by writing to the Customer Service Team, DIO Service Delivery Accommodation, Ground Floor, Swales Pavilion, RAF Wyton, Cambridgeshire PE28 2EA. Quoting the stage 1 complaint reference number - you should briefly set out your complaint, and why you are not satisfied with the Stage 1 response and what outcome you would like.

DIO will acknowledge your Stage 2 complaint within 3 working days and provide you with a reference number. An investigation will then be carried out - but depending on the nature of the complaint - this can take some time

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Friday, August 14, 2015

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Friday, July 31, 2015


WE OFFER 10% ARMED FORCES DISCOUNT (see in store for details, not to be used in conjunction with any other offers). 

Thursday, July 30, 2015


Installing of alarm systems to SFA is allowed. Please can occupants be reminded that it is their responsibility to maintain. All making good following removal for move out needs to be carried out by the occupant and all debts must be settled before vacating the property. Also can it be highlighted that if any alarm were to go off in neighbouring houses that the occupants are to call the RMP or local police and not the CarillionAmey Help Desk as we will not be able to attend and resolve. (If anyone is unsure of what is or is not allowed and what is required to 'make good' please call the CarillionAmey Help Desk and book an appointment for the Accommodation Officer to attend and discuss.)"


Four new films have been added to our website and can be found at the following link.,-booklets-and-films/you-tube-films.aspx

The Move In – this film has been created to help customers understand what happens during their Move In appointment.

Self-Help Films - These films provide simple instructions to help customers with everyday household issues that they can try and fix themselves and include how to reset the electric trip switch, how to bleed a radiator and how to reset a boiler.


Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Friday, July 24, 2015

Wednesday, July 22, 2015


Click on the image to access the comprehensive Carillion Amey move in checklist. This will update you on the new move in standards.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015


Our Walk Away team are experiencing a high volume of interest in the scheme and are currently dealing with a backlog.  They are recruiting more staff to assist but in the meantime it is taking 5 days rather than the advertised 2 days for customers to receive responses to their requests.  Please highlight your Move Out date on any correspondence which will ensure that the team can prioritise their responses effectively.  We apologise for any inconvenience caused and assure you that we are taking the necessary steps to improve our service.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015



The latest NHS Choices pages are now themed towards Serving, Transition and Veteran areas and all the pages have been reviewed to reflect the current commissioning and provision arrangements, as well as a significant refresh of the in-service and wider welfare/charity support elements.  (The pages will remain under continual review to ensure all information is accurate and current.) 

For more information: CLICK HERE

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Thursday, June 18, 2015


Live On Cycle Challenge
12 July 2015
This fully supported 100 kilometre bike ride starts at the Royal Military Academy in Sandhurst in Surrey and wends its way via RAF Odiham in the Hampshire countryside to Portsmouth's Historical Naval Docks on the south coast thereby joining all three of her Majesty's Armed Forces together in one route.
The ride is mostly along quiet hilly and at times narrow country B-roads and lanes through the rolling Hampshire countryside and idyllic villages. The route crosses both the North and South Downs then climbs up, past the village of Southwick (General Eisenhower's HQ during Operation Overlord and the D-Day landings), onto the spine of Portsdown Hill and past Napoleonic-era forts to enjoy fantastic views over Portsmouth, the Solent, the Isle of Wight and most importantly the finish. These views make a great backdrop for photographs before the headlong downhill into Portsmouth and the Historic Naval Docks.
We are very pleased to be working with Greenrock events who will be providing logistical support on this ride.
Registration cost is £40
Sponsorship target is £150
If you achieve your sponsorship target 4 weeks before the ride you will receive an official Royal British Legion cycle jersey.

What's included
·         Catered pit stops to keep you going
·         Fully signposted route
·         Hard copy directions
·         Downloadable GPX file
·         Training support
·         Medical support
·         Mechanical support.
·         Full support prior to the ride including training advice, equipment check list and information on the ride to help you prepare
·         A medal for everyone who completes the ride
·         A certificate of achievement
·         A Royal British Legion fundraising pack
·         A dedicated point of contact

More information
Please contact us if you would like any more information on our bike rides.
Call 020 3207 2273


Monday, June 15, 2015

Friday, June 5, 2015




Monday, June 1, 2015

Wednesday, May 27, 2015


The youth homelessness charity SASH is looking for volunteers in the Richmond area to help provide a new service for vulnerable young people aged 16-25.

SASH prevents young people from becoming homeless by offering them a room in the home of a volunteer ‘host’.  Over 75 per cent of the young people helped by the charity go on to find a permanent, safe place to live after their stay with a volunteer and do not enter a cycle of long-term homelessness and unemployment.

SASH already helps young people in Richmondshire through its Nightstop emergency accommodation project and it is now launching a Supported Lodgings scheme in the area, offering support for vulnerable young people for up to two years.

Jordan (not his real name) stayed in SASH Supported Lodgings for eight months following a family breakdown.  He said: “SASH helped me with finances and budgeting. They gave me advice and a lot of general knowledge, basic things like for example I’d never used a phone before. If it wasn’t for SASH my life would be a whole different story. I don’t think I’d have gone to university.”

Hosts are fully vetted, trained and supported, and receive expenses to cover the costs of volunteering.  Hosting is a unique opportunity to play a direct role in helping to change a young person’s life.

Sarah Ware, Community Coordinator for SASH said: “The best place for homeless young people is in ordinary homes, where they can get the help and support they need. We are looking for hosts who can offer a room and work with the SASH Support Workers to prepare young people to live independently. There are no special skills required to get involved – you just need a spare room and a willingness to help vulnerable young people at a difficult time. If you think you might be able to help, please just get in touch for find out more, we’d love to hear from you!”

Email Sarah on or text 07507 595240

There is lots more information at or call 01904 652043.