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Friday, 22 June 2018

COTSWOLD OUTDOOR 20% OFF - 25 June-8 July

For an ONLINE DISCOUNT CODE please contact HIVE on 01449 728263 or

GO Outdoors - save and extra 15%


Tuesday, 19 June 2018

FORDING THE GAP internship in Stowmarket

Summer Work Experience / Internship :

You must be 17-18 years old
You must live in Stowmarket South

For other requirements and details, please visit

Vacancies at Wattisham - June 2018

Officers' Mess and Juniors' Mess - Bar stewards
Wattisham Flying Station

Tue-Friday 20-25 hours per week
please contact Katie on 01449 728261/8250

Friday, 15 June 2018

Father's Day 17th June - selection of local events

Great Yarmouth Air Show  -FREE
Click here for details

Teddy Bear's picnic with Dad - Christchurch Park, Ipswich
click here for details

Father's Day picnic at Holywells Park, Ipswich - Big Wild Weekend
click here for details

Bayhlam House Farm - Dad's go FREE
Click here for details

Arfica Alive - Dad's go FREE
click here for details

BeWILDerwood - Dad's go FREE
Click here for details

Sutton Hoo - Solar Observing Sat-Sun
Click here for details

Thelnetham Windmill - Father's Day open day
click here for details

Culford - Roots in a Park, music performances
click here for details

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Latest jobs 12th June

General Duties
Wattisham Flying Station
click here for more info

Store Person
Wattisham Flying STation
click here for more info

Stock Control Administrator
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Estate Agent
Just Recruitment Group Ltd
click here for more info

Assistant Restaurant Manager
The Marquis Hotel
Lower Layham
click here for more info

Admin Support
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Clinical Support Worker
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Contact Centre Representative
Anglian Home Improvements
click here for more info

Monday, 11 June 2018

Wattisham Community Centre - Update June 2018

Military Wives Choirs - Wattisham

Summer Fayre - Alder Carr Farm 16th June

Services Cotswold Centre, Corsham

The Services Cotswold Centre at Corsham provides a secure, affordable place to stay in temporary housing for Service families who may find themselves in short-term need of accommodation.

The secure 25 acre site has a community centre with internet connection, bar, games hall (with large screen TV), launderette and children's playground.

The 3 bedroom chalets and converted flatlets are all self catering. They are fully furnished and include colour TV with freesat, cooking utensils, fridge, freezer, cutlery, crockery, bedding and towels.

For those families who need to stay longer at the site, there is an excellent early years centre for children from 3-4 and the Local Authority Run Lypiatt Primary School for 5-11 year olds. Older children can attend Corsham Secondary School, which is nearby.

For further information please call the centre at the numbers below:
Civilian: 01225 810 358
Military: 94382 4524
Or email them at

Finally, there is a leaflet with more information at this link.

Army Mediation Service Guide

Home Start at Wattisham programme June-July

Emotional Wellbeing Hub

Friday, 8 June 2018

Have fun at 'Duck Race' with the 1st Combs Scout Group 9th June

Pikes Meadow, Combs Ford/Stowmarket - opposite ESSO garage, 54 Needham Rd, Stowmarket IP14 2AN

FREE MEAL for Armed Forces - Armed Forces Day 2018

Tuesday, 5 June 2018

Urgent need for blood donors, especially O- and B-

The NHSBT (NHS Blood and Transplant) is calling on Service Personnel (and family members where permissible) to help top up UK blood stocks. There is now a new urgent appeal. Supplies of two vital blood groups are running low – including O negative, the only blood type which can be given safely to any patient in an emergency situation. The call-up comes because serving (and ex) military personnel are more likely to know their blood type.   

O negative and B negative donors are being prioritised and they can walk in and donate at several of NHS Blood and Transplant's fixed site donor centres. You can find all centre details at or call 0300 123 23 23.
​Anyone with booked appointments are asked to stick to them, but if you know you cannot attend then please let NHS Blood know as soon as possible so that the session can be freed-up for others to donate lifesaving blood.

Kings College London - Research Study for the Armed Forces

The King’s Centre for Military Health Research (KCMHR) is an academic research team at King’s College London. KCMHR has been conducting research into issues relevant to current and former members of the UK Armed Forces and their families since 1996. KCMHR is independent of the Ministry of Defence.  

click here for the participant information sheet

Armed Forces Continuous Attitude Survey 2018

The Armed Forces Continuous Attitude Survey (AFCAS) 2018 has been published.
It is important for the Ministry of Defence (MOD) and the single services to understand the opinions and attitudes of service personnel. The annual armed forces continuous attitude survey (AFCAS) is one of the main ways to gather information on the views and experiences of our personnel. The information from this survey helps shape policies for training, support, and the terms and conditions of service.

Monday, 4 June 2018

IpSwing Vintage Festival of Music and Dance 20-22 July *10% off discount*

Welcome to IpSwing Vintage Festival of Music and Dance! 20-22 July 

IpSwing is a Vintage Festival that will take you back in time with jazz, swing, blues and soul music and dance from the 30’s, 40’s, 50’s and 60’s.

Armed Forces, Emergency Services and NHS Discount Tickets click here for more details

Latest local jobs 4th June

Part-time Sales Assistant (20hrs)
QD Stores
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Deputy Manager
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Sales Valuer
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Customer Account Executive
Polkadotfrog Agency
click here for more info

Housekeeper for 'luxury hotel'
click here for more info

Temp. part-time Administrator (mornings)
Needham Market
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Administrator (temp)
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Retail Store Manager
Interaction Recruitment
Great Blakenham
click here for more info

Trainee Driving Instructor
Red Driving School
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Wattisham Gardening Club June-July 2018