Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Monday, 13 November 2017

Little Troopers Treasures

Little Troopers Treasures is a project LTT partnered with Harper Collins, to bring children's books to forces families, currently there are nine books available to record.

> The service family downloads the app then creates a family login, the service person then logs in wherever they may be (WIFI needed) or before they go away and records some stories, the app captures their face, voice and the book pages.

> Once done the app zips up the story with lots of love and immediately the service child can go to the Little Trooper mode of the family login and there will be a surprise story waiting! They can watch the stories, or listen, over and over again.

> There are also some free supporting resources for families to accompany this app, a weekly planner sheet to print off and use plus separation diaries for both parent and child to complete while separated and then share once reunited.

All the information and download links plus the resources files to print off can be found HERE

JSHAO Housing Briefs 2018

Tickets for Troops: The Gruffalo's Child, Lyric Theatre, London - 22nd November to 7th December

Following hot on the heels of The Gruffalo’s monstrous West End success comes The Gruffalo’s Child - with attitude! Just how brave is she? Find out for yourselves by joining her in the West End this Christmas.
The Gruffalo said that no Gruffalo should ever set foot in the deep dark wood...
One wild and windy night the Gruffalo’s child ignores her father’s warning and tiptoes out into the snow. After all, the Big Bad Mouse doesn’t really exist... does he?
Tall Stories returns, bringing Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s award-winning sequel to life in this magical, musical adaptation.
Tickets for Troops is giving away tickets for this show for several dates between 22nd November and 7th December at the Lyric Theatre in Shaftesbury Avenue. For further details and to book tickets https://ticketsfortroops.org.uk/search?q=gruffalo

Thursday, 9 November 2017

CarillionAmey - Simple Steps for Winter Prep

FIREARMS SURRENDER: 13-26 November 2017

Police forces are appealing for people to hand in unwanted firearms during a two week surrender of firearms and ammunition, starting on 13 November 2017.  This firearms surrender will be taking place in England and Wales.  The firearms surrender will not be taking place in Scotland.

Many firearms are held in innocence and ignorance of their illegality or are overlooked and forgotten in people’s homes.  Others are acquired and distributed by criminal networks to harm, threaten and intimidate their local communities.  The surrender gives people the chance to dispose of firearms or ammunition by simply taking them to a local police station and handing them over.  Surrendering unwanted, unlicensed firearms avoids the risk of them becoming involved in criminality and means that members of the community can dispose of firearms in a safe place.

During the surrender period, those surrendering firearms will not face prosecution for illegal possession of a firearm at the point of surrender of the firearm to lawful authority and they can remain anonymous.

Firearms and ammunition can be surrendered at any civilian police station but anyone handing in a firearm, ammunition or any other weapon during the surrender is advised to check the opening times of their station by calling 101 or visiting the police website.

If you know of people involved in illegal firearms, call police on 101 or Crime stoppers on 0800 555 111.

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Twycross Zoo Heroes ~Day - 8 December - Free entry for Armed forces & Emergency Services Personnel

Discounted entry for accompanying guests – Bring the whole family for a festive, family day out.
Adult – £16.50
Child (3-16 years) – £12
Infant (under 3s) – FREE
Concessions – £14.50
*Terms & Conditions
Free entry and discounted entry prices can only be redeemed on the gate, on the day of visit (advance bookings are not available). Free entry will be applied upon presentation of a valid ID (eg; blue light card) if the ID does not have a photo on it, additional photo ID must be supplied. This offer is only valid on Friday 8th December 2017. Normal zoo opening times and operations will be in place and the zoo is open to general public for normal admission prices. This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers. For more information email info@twycrosszoo.org.

Send Mail with the British Forces Post Office (BFPO)

See this link for latest recommended posting dates for BFPO mail at

The latest recommended posting dates for BFPOs 618/619/620 has been revised to 20 Nov, due to unavoidable changes in transit times.

Details of eligibility for the Christmas Families Free Mail Service (CFFMS), which is an extension of the Enduring Families Free Mail Service (EFFMS) to certain additional locations over the Christmas period, can also be found on this page.

BFPO addresses are eligible to take part in Royal Mail’s 
Letter to Santa.  All letters must be arrive in the UK by 8 December to receive a reply from Father Christmas!

Tuesday, 7 November 2017