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Welcome to the Chicksands Community

Home of the Intelligence Corps

JFC Chicksands is home to the Joint Intelligence Training Group (JITG) and HQ Intelligence Corps, this site is designed to bring the Chicksands service community together with event annoucnements for those posted to JFC Chicksands and their families.

 

EVENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

POLITE NOTICE

October 2019

Parents have been seen parking in the Gilbertine Centre car parks and leaving the engine running whilst dropping of children to Merry Poppets; however it has been noticed that some have been leaving small children in the vehicles' unattended. Please be reminded that parents are responsible for their chldren at all times whilst on site.

Thank you.

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LITTLE MUNCHKINS

Thursday’s - Community room - 1700 to 1830

Every Tuesday evening between 1700-1830 in the Gilbertine community room. Open to all on site and totally free, please bring your own snacks.

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COFFEE MORNINGS

Every Thursday (0930-1200)
Community Room - Gilbertine

Every Thursday, between 0930-1200 Hrs in the Gilbertine Community room, there will be a coffee morning; all are welcome. A selection of teas/coffees and biscuits will be available, with the soft play/toys for the little ones.

Every first Thursday of the month will be attended by the NHS Nurse for all baby health checks and the Unit Welfare team for any new arrivals and/or questions you may have.

PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THE COFFEE MORNINGS WILL NOT BE RUNNIG OVER THE SUMMER HOLIDAYS - THEY WILL RESUME AGAIN ON THURSDAY 5 SEPTEMBER 2019.

For more information please contact the Unit Welfare Team.

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CANDID NETWORK

2019

The purpose of the CanDiD Netowrk is to connect, support and empower members of the Armed Forces CanDiD community living with or affected by a life changing or life limiting medical condition. The ability to connect poeple with a similar lived experience is a powerful tool in facilitating peer support and support to the leadership and management.

You can self-apply for a carers course via the following links:

https://www.facebook.com/DemCarersCount/

https://dementiacarers.org.uk/

If you would like to know more information, please visit the JITG Welfare Team in the Gilbertine.

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MOLE TRAPS

2019
All grassed areas

​Just a reminder that there are still mole traps in and around Chicksands site playing fields. Please do not interfere with or touch these as it may result in a painful experience. 


It is advised that small children and dogs are to avoid the sports pitches and areas with canes/min-tape.


Thank you.

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CHICKSANDS CREATIVES

Tuesdays 0900-2100
Gilbertine Community Room

Chicksands Creatives is a fantiastic group and one for the grown-ups among us. You can bring a craft along or learn a new one!
Teas and coffees provided, just bring yourself and/or a friends along with you.

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FLY-TIPPING AND DUMPING ON SITE

18 September 2019

Due to the fly-tipping and dumping of personal waste/house hold items across the Chicksands site, CCTV is to be installed. Anyone caught illegally dumping/fly-tipping will be dealt with accordingly. For correct disposal procedures of your waste please contact the QMs department.

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STORIES AND RHYMES

Gilbertine Community Room0930-1045First Tuesday of the Month 2020

Come along to meet other families, join in BookStart stories and rhymes, advice/support and self weighing; all provided by Shefford District Children’s Centre.
Being held in the Gilbertine Community Room between 9:30am and 10:45am on the first Tuesday of the month:7th Jan / 4th Feb / 3rd Mar / 31st Mar (due to Easter)
Free BookStart gifts each weekToileting, sleep and behaviourIntroducing solids, healthy eatingBreast feeding supportSelf-Weighing Childcare and early educationServices for children with disabilities 

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CHICKSANDS CONSERVATION GROUP RECRUITING

2019

The newly formed Chicksands Conservation Group is looking for volunteers, of all knowledge and ability levels. To join the group, please email WO2 Kedric Winks at kedric.winks303@mod.gov.uk with your name, contact details and any relevant interests or experience. As a volunteer, you will be emailed our quarterly newsletter. Also you will be invited to assist with various projects within the diverse ecosystems and heritage sites of Chicksands camp and training area. 
We welcome anyone living or working on Chicksands.

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GULLIVERS LAND MK 25% DISCOUNT

1st 7th and 8th December 2019

On the 1st 7th and 8th of December 2019 you can receive a 25% discount off online bookings with Gullivers Land in Milton Keynes by entering code FESTIVE25.

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HONDA DISCOUNTS

2019
Letchworth Garden City

At Honda in Letchworth, Norton Way North, we are very proud to provide huge discounts for UK Police, NHS, Fire & Rescue and Prison service personnel as well as all serving and ex-military personnel stationed in the UK or overseas based military (tax free sales!) 

Benefits

  • Discounts on selected vehicles across the Honda range

  • All colours and optional extras available

  • Nationwide delivery to your door or here at Norton Way, just let us know your choice and we will make the arrangements

  • We can arrange a test drive at a time and place convenient for you

  • Full UK manufacturer warranty included

  • Low rate finance available, including HP and PCP

  • All part exchange vehicles welcome with top prices paid

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BFPO AND MAILING INFORMATION

November / December 2019

If you would like information on posting mail to BFPO address and current HMS Ships / Operations, then please contact the until welfare office on 01462 752 112 and we will be able to email you the current direction from the MOD.

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FAMILY SOLICITOR

2020

Duncan Willox Knowles Benning Shefford Office Family Law Solicitor, over 30 years in Family Law, Resolution Specialists Accredited Panel member; offers family focused legal assistance that seeks solutions not confrontation. They offer free 45 minute initial meeting at the Gilbertine Centre. 
Surgery dates as follows (1000-1300hrs all dates):11Dec1908Jan2012Feb2011Mar2015Apr2006Apr20
For an appointment, ring Mr Willox’s secretary on 01462 814824. Main areas covered are Divorce/Separation/Children Issues/Property and Financial Settlement/Pre-nuptial Agreements/Separation Agreements/Cohabitee Children Issues/Property and Financial Settlement/Domestic Violence/Harassment and other abuse and Warning Letters or Injunction Proceedings.

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FAMILIES CHRISTMAS PARTY

Saturday 14 December 20191100-1300hrs

This years’ Christmas party will be held in the WOSM (Seniors Mess) on Saturday 14 December 2019 between 1100-1390hrs.The part will include a professional children’s’ entertainer throughout, a meal for all children and a present also.
Tickets are £4 per child and are now available from the Welfare Office, first come basis until sold out. Children under 2 are free, however will need a ticket if you wish for them to receive a meal and present. No tickets required for adults.
POC: Stu Donnelly

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Contact Us

Please do not use this form to contact the Unit Welfare Office for any personal circumstances, service families should contact the Unit Welfare Office direct via telephone or walk-in. Thank you.

Chicksands, Shefford SG17 5XS, UK

01462 75 2112/2195