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Welcome to the Chicksands Community

This site is designed to provide all service persons and families on Chicksands news, event details and information on the facilities, groups and clubs there are available. 

NOTE: If you require the Unit Welfare Services, all service families/persons are to contact their relevant welfare dept directly via telephone/walk-in.

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The RAF Association is starting a new initiative for anyone who is associated with the Military, whether you are Navy, Army or RAF! Civil Servant or a dependant/family member. These mental health training courses are FREE. They hope to help everyone in coping with life’s ups and downs and improving resilience. Courses start from March 2020 and dates can be found at the link below. Call 08000182361 or book online to secure your place.


HATS Drama Group Panto

31 Jan - 08 Feb 2020

A local drama group based in Meppershall is performing Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves. The show will be held at the Meppershall Village Hall between Friday 31 Jan 2020 and Saturday 08 Feb 2020. Follow the link to book tickets and for price information.This showing of Ali Baba promises to be a fun and exciting one for the entire family to enjoy.




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:



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



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.



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.

For more information please contact the Unit Welfare Team.



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.



Gilbertine Community Room / 0930-1045 / First 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 




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.



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!) 


  • 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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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): 08Jan20 / 12Feb20 / 11Mar20 / 15Apr20 / 06Apr20For 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.