Thursday, 27 July 2017

FLETCHERS FARM RIDING SCHOOL (FORMERLY KNOWN AS THE COLCHESTER GARRISON SADDLE CLUB)


Welcome to Fletchers Farm Riding School & Livery Yard,
Fordham, formerly known as The Colchester Garrison Saddle
Club, newly owned by Emily and Tom Bradshaw. 
The Riding School and livery yard at Fletchers Farm has been established since
2004. The Riding School is registered with the BHS, PC and ABRS.
We have horses and ponies that are suitable for complete beginners to participate
in our full range of lessons, holiday and weekend clubs and activities.
For the more experienced and competitive riders we can offer training, shows and
an array of clinics.  
Fletchers Farm Riding School has 14 horses and ponies ranging from 11hh to
17.2hh and a very experienced team to offer top quality instruction and care in a
relaxed and friendly environment. We also offer lessons on your own horse. 
Fletchers Farm Riding School has access to extensive hacking in the beautiful
Essex countryside with 7km of off road hacking around the farm which joins on to
the East Anglian Farm rides. 

Great Notley Country Park - Home of Sky Ropes, High Ropes and Essex's Longest Play Trail




















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100+ Tips For Cheap School Holiday Fun

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Colchester's Roman Circus Centre

























Opening hours for Centre and Gardens
● 11.00am-4.00pm, Tuesdays to Saturdays until 30th September plus Bank Holiday Mondays.
● Admission free.

Roman Circus Centre, Roman Circus House, Roman Circus Walk, Colchester.
Enquiries and bookings: 01206 501785.

Colchester Archaeological Trust website: www.romancircus.co.uk

Events at Fingringhoe Wick Visitor Centre

Fingringhoe Wick Visitor Centre -

Essex Wildlife Trust's first nature reserve and visitor centre, set in a spectacular position overlooking the Colne Estuary, even on the dullest of days the views are fantastic. It offers the visitor real peace and quiet and a chance to escape from it all. A wide range of habitats are on view here, including grassland, heathland and ponds. 
There is a great range of family events/activities.

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Activities at Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre

Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre - Essex Wildlife Trust - Essex Wildlife Trust
A wetland site of international importance for wildfowl. Up to 40,000 ducks, swans and geese visit each year. Excellent bird watching opportunities and fabulous views over the reservoir.

There are always great family events/activities going on at the visitor centre.

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Joint Service Housing Advice Office Presentations



Monday, 24 July 2017

SFA Customer Satisfaction Survey


Extended Free Childcare Entitlement In Overseas Locations

BACKGROUND
1. In overseas locations the MOD provides services (or access to services) that, so far as is reasonably practicable, conform in type, scope and standard to that required by legislation in England (but paying due regard to the equivalent legislation in the Devolved Administrations).

2. The 2006 Childcare Act provided for 15 hours of childcare per week for 38 weeks of the year for 3 and 4 year olds free of charge. In overseas locations the MOD currently delivers this entitlement through places at MOD-provided settings or through access to the MOD Overseas Nursery Allowance.
3. The 2016 Childcare Act provides for an extension of the current entitlement and offers an additional 15 hours per week for 38 weeks of the year of free childcare for children that are eligible, with effect from 1 September 2017.
4. The additional 15 hours will be available to families where both parents are working (or the sole parent is working in a lone parent family) a minimum of 16 hours each per week. Parents each earning £100,000.00 or more do not qualify for the additional entitlement.

ENTITLEMENT
5. The additional entitlement will be introduced by government on 1 September 2017 across England and is mirrored in MOD locations overseas, using the same eligibility criteria defined under the 2016 Childcare Act above.


6. The additional entitlement has been trialled across England prior to the rollout on 1 September 2017. The MOD entitlement will not be backdated to include these periods.

7. In overseas locations where the MOD-provided settings have sufficient capacity, the additional entitlement will be provided through those settings, free of charge. Free childcare cannot be claimed when using childminders or nannies.
8. In overseas locations where there are no MOD-provided settings, or where MOD-provided settings lack sufficient capacity, the additional entitlement will be provided through the MOD Overseas Nursery Allowance.
9. The entitlement applies to eligible Service Personnel and entitled Civilians only. The latter means UK Based Civil Servants posted overseas or Specially Recruited for Overseas Service. Fee-paying contractors cannot apply.

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