Thursday, 29 June 2017

Veterans Gateway

Officially launched on 20.06.17, the Veterans Gateway is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week and is made up of a consortium or organisations and Armed Forces Charities including  including The Royal British Legion, SSAFA - the Armed Forces charity, Poppyscotland, Combat Stress and Connect Assist.
They put veterans and their families in touch with the organisations best placed to help with the information, advice and support they need – from healthcare and housing to employability, finances, personal relationships and more.

St Nicholas Parent & Toddler Supervisor Vacancy

23rd June 2017 - Parent and Toddlers/Early Years Support Practitioner St Nicholas Pre - School and Nursery - Working in Partnership with the AWS
St Nicholas Pre School and Nursery, Fallowfield Road, CO2 9LL, email: – Telephone: 01206816597
Job Vacancy: Parent and Toddler Supervisor – you will work part time in the Parent and Toddler group and will be required to provide cover in the Pre - School and Nursery as a support practitioner –  you will not have key children –  your role in the setting is to cover supervisions, team sickness, team training and team administration time.
Start Date: September 2017 (exact date to be confirmed)
Hours: Parent and Toddler – Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings – 08.45am – 12.15pm. Hours in the Pre-School: Tuesday and Thursday 08.45am – 12.10pm. Monday and Friday 12.30pm – 3.45pm.
Salary: Level 2 Qualified £7.50 per hour and Level 3 £7.75 per hour
Two References will be required and a Clear DBS check will be required
You will work with and support parent volunteers, who in turn will support you in the running of the parent and toddlers group.

Great Opportunity for fantastic family activities - register now!

Virgin Holidays MOD Discounts

From your local Virgin Holidays store in Tesco's Extra, Colchester.
Did you know Virgin Holidays offer some great staff discounts for MOD employees on our holiday packages; all put together using our amazing holiday knowledge and expertise.
From African Safaris to a weekend in Vegas, from basking in the sun in the Maldives to touring the golden triangle in India we have it covered!   
We would like to offer your employees the chance to make use of our expert consultants who can tailor make your travel plans to many of our worldwide destinations.
We're here to look after your holiday needs – so whether you're after maximum chills, action-packed thrills or anything in between, we've got the holiday just for you!
At Virgin Holidays we're absolutely committed to providing you with the best holiday in the 'whole wide world and it doesn't stop there, we offer so much more from flexible payment methods to 24 hour emergency assistance when you're on your holiday.
Our contact details:
In Person: Tesco Extra, Colchester, Essex, CO4 9ED
Call: 0344 557 6180
We look forward to assisting you in anyway that we can and welcoming you to our concession very soon.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Christmas Panto 25 Nov - 14 Jan - 20% Military Discount Available

The title Snow White imposed over a forest scene with several Dwarfs surround it

Everyone says Snow White is the most beautiful girl in the land, but when her father, the King, remarries, she must escape the clutches of the wicked new Queen! Thank goodness for her beloved nanny, Nurse Nellie, and her best friend Muddles!
“Mirror mirror standing tall, who’s the fairest of them all?” When the Queen doesn’t get the answer she wants, Snow White finds herself in BIG trouble. Lost in the forest, she is rescued by the Seven Dwarfs who promise to keep her safe in their cottage.
Will Snow White escape the Queen’s evil magic? Will the Seven Dwarfs ever get back home from work with all that singing? And will Nellie and Muddles EVER behave?
Starring panto favourites Dale Superville and Antony Stuart-Hicks, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs promises to be a treat for the whole family – a memory to last all year!
Tickets are now available for the Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Backstage Tour and Touch Tour.

Sunday, 11 June 2017

Summer Crime Prevention

Before you turn in for the night do the “rounds” some may think it is a bit over the top, but you will feel more confident and not become a victim of “the one time I forgot to shut the window……” Check the simple things:-

1.      Cars on the drive? – are the windows shut and doors locked (don’t assume that by pressing the button on the remote it is locked, try the handle too)? Remove valuables from sight. It is worth parking the least expensive car in front of the more expensive one.
2.      Side gate shut and locked, sheds and garages secure?
3.     Doors closed and locked, don’t forget on that UPVC multi-locking door - you may have lifted the handle but until you turn the key on the inside you have not locked all the locks in place.
4.      Don’t forget to check that patio door, someone may have closed it but did they lock it?
5.      Windows, lift the blinds or open the curtains and check them, the sun may have been on the TV so they were drawn with the window open because it was hot. Ensure all accessible windows are closed and locked, if you live in a bungalow or have flat roofs in unoccupied rooms keep the windows closed and locked but if you need a window open for ventilation in occupied rooms lock the big window and just have the small one open. If you only have bigger windows consider a lockable window restrictor or a small alarm sensor on the window to detect entry.
6.    Check unnecessary appliances are turned off, and make sure in case of fire that keys are readily accessible to occupants but not in view of possible burglars.
7.      If you have an alarm, activate the zone for the unoccupied area.
8.   Car keys, don’t take them to bed with you, where possible leave them in noisy drawer/location (if you don’t have an alarm, consider a shed alarm or similar to cover that specific area).
9.      If you do hear a suspicious noise in the house that you are not happy with dial 999, if you have an intruder remember your life is more important than your property, but do get a good description and if possible a car index number.

Last bit of advice, going on holiday? Stop the milk and newspaper deliveries and look after each other, get a neighbour and/or friend to keep an eye on your property, ensure neighbours have contact numbers for a key holder and where possible let them park their car on your drive. Basically if you create the illusion that your house is occupied it is less likely to be broken into.

Stephen Armson-Smith
Essex Police
Crime Prevention Officer – Braintree & Uttlesford districts

Police non-emergency no. 101, extn: 407110

Army & You Latest Edition Available Online or in the HIVE Lounge

Summer Edition out now : Army & You