Friday, 23 June 2017

Bovington/Blandford - HIVE Office Notice



Bovington HIVE Closed until Tuesday 4 July

Blandford HIVE closed until Friday 7 July

Please email any enquiries to bovingtonhive@armymail.mod.uk




REMINDER - Bovington & Lulworth Families Day & Food Festival - SAT 1 JULY



Bovington Garrison - Wives Evening 12 June

The meal at Indiana restaurant (Windsor Close, Bovington) will be subsidised through Welfare funds.

If you are interested in coming along, please give your name to the Welfare office
01929 402239 

Wool - Health Education Evening For Ladies - 29 June


'Cars Are The Stars' At Poole's Quay This July & August

Get up close to stunning vehicles every Friday night in July & August as classic car heaven comes to Poole Quay

Kicking off on 7 July with Land Rovers & Defenders the event is sponsored by Rockley Park, Poole's 5* holiday park & showcases classic cars featuring a different marque every evening from 6pm.  Meet owners, enthusiasts & petrol heads of all kinds against the backdrop of Poole Harbour. 
Don't forget to celebrate the Lotus 7's Diamond Jubilee on 11 August.

Bovington Garrison - Armed Forces Flag Raised In Purbeck

A special flag was raised at Purbeck District Council’s offices on Monday 19 June to mark the start of Armed Forces Week.  

Lieutenant Colonel Matthew Wilkinson KRH, Commanding Officer of the RAC Training Regiment, Bovington; the Royal Navy; and soldiers based at Bovington and Lulworth took part in the ceremony.

Other dignitaries included the Chairman of Purbeck District Council, Councillor Bill Trite and Wareham Town Mayor Councillor Malcolm Russell.

Students and teachers from The Purbeck School, council staff and local residents also witnessed the raising of the flag.

Councillor Trite said:  “On behalf of the people of Purbeck, I express our appreciation and gratitude for all the Armed Forces do in our interests and in the course of their duty to the Nation.  

“The involvement in military operations, when circumstances require, is the ultimate expression of the role of the Armed Forces - a task which demands constant preparedness, the highest standards of training and, indeed, the willingness if necessary to make the ultimate sacrifice in the defence of this country, its people and its way of life. 

“Yet the role of the men and women of our Armed Forces goes much further than that.  They play a full part in responding to and planning for all kinds of civil emergencies across the country. 
This has recently involved their taking over armed security at potential terrorist targets. Here in Purbeck we are fortunate to have the military reassuringly close at hand, so we may anticipate a rapid response if the need were ever to arise here – though we’d rather it didn’t.”

Councillor Trite concluded:  “The Armed Forces play a full, active and welcome part in our community, especially in those villages close to the military camps. They also make a major contribution to the prosperity of local businesses and visitor attractions. I thank our Armed Forces and long may their links with Purbeck continue.”
Lieutenant Colonel Matthew Wilkinson KRH, Commanding Officer of the RAC Training Regiment, Bovington, said:

“Armed Forces Week is about the local communities in which we serve and that is why it is so important we are here today.

“It is a key part of reaffirming each year the military covenant that is the link between the serving community and their families and the local communities in which they live.  When we are away from our families on operations, it is the support of these communities which gives us strength. 

Lieutenant Colonel Wilkinson continued: “This might only be a flag but the message behind is so important to all of us in the military community.  We have always been very fortunate in Dorset and have an incredibly strong relationship with the local communities. We are very grateful for all your support.”

The specially-commissioned Armed Forces Day flag will fly at the Council’s Westport House offices until Monday 26 June 2017.

Armed Forces Day takes place on Saturday 24 June and is an opportunity for the nations to show its support to service men and women past and present.

For information about all the Armed Forces events that are taking place, visit www.armedforcesday.org.uk

AWS - Bovington/Lulworth Summer Activities Programme For Families And Children.


For Chelsea Soccer School
BOOK ONLINE DIRECT
www.chelseasoccerschools.co.uk


Blandford Camp - AWS Summer Activities Programme


AM
PM
Monday 24th July
BABY AND TODDLER SENSORY
Community Centre
10-11.30am
£1pp
STREETDANCE WORKSHOP
Youth centre   6+
2-2.45pm or 3-3.45pm
£3pp
Tuesday 25th July
TRIP TO ROLEPLAY WORLD, BOURNEMOUTH
12-5pm
£1pp
Wednesday 26th July
CLAY WORKSHOP
(All age – accompanied)
Youth centre
10-12PM    £2pp
CLAY WORKSHOP
(All age – accompanied)
Youth centre
2-4pm   £2pp
Thursday 27th July
INTERACTIVE FAMILY STORYTIME
Youth centre
10-11.30AM
£1pp
FASHION DESIGN WORKSHOP
6+
Youth centre   £2pp
1.30-3.30pm
Monday 7th August
FAMILY PICNIC & OUTDOOR GAMES WITH ICE CREAM VAN
TBC  (All age – accompanied)
£2pp
Tuesday 8th &
Wednesday 9th August
CHELSEA FOOTBALL CLUB SOCCER SCHOOL
9.30-3pm   Football pitch  5-12yrs
(£30 TBC) for 2 days
Monday 21st August
ARCHERY  (7-9yrs)
10.30-12pm   TBC
£1pp
ARCHERY (10+)
1.30-3pm   TBC
£1pp
Wednesday 23rd August
WOOD WORKSHOP
(All age – accompanied)
Youth Centre  10-12pm
£2pp
FAMILY ESSENTIAL OILS  WORKSHOP
(All age – accompanied)
Youth Centre  2-3.30pm
£2pp
Thursday 24th August
TRIP TO ARNE NATURE RESERVE
9.30-4.30pm
£2pp
Friday 25th August
COFFEE MORNING
Community centre
10-12pm


***ALL SESSIONS NEED TO BE BOOKED***
Call Sophie to book on 07810 773121 or email sophie.zephirin100@mod.uk 
Booking forms in the Community Centre or Blandford HIVE. 

Sci-Fi Weekend 12 - 13 Aug At The Tank Museum

Meet the stars of your favourite sci-fi adventures at The Tank Museum
After the success of our previous 'Attack of the Daleks' events, The Tank Museum have invited some other sci-fi visitors to join the fray.
Meet the Dorset Storm Troopers, watch the epic battle between the Daleks and the U.N.I.T. soldiers, and enjoy sci-fi themed talks and tours, market stalls, and props around the Museum.*
Annual Passes are valid for this event.
Book your tickets online
*Please note, programme is subject to change.

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