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Friday, 13 July 2018

Partner Employment - Service Family Hot Topics, July 2018

The Army acknowledges that Service life may have an impact on the employment of family members and Partner Employment is one of the nine primary areas of activity considered in the Army Families Strategy.

The recently established Army Families Working Group will work with the chain of command, families, governmental and third sector organisations to address issues identified. Evaluation of research projects in Partner Employment being conducted at the moment will help to better identify where the issues are.

​The 'Service Family Hot Topics', July 2018 issue provides information on a number of ongoing initiatives which may be of assistance to those seeking employment or to change their employment.

Maidenhead Beer and Cider Festival - Thursday 26th July to Saturday 28th July 2018



The Maidenhead Beer & Cider Festival returns to Desborough College, Shoppenhangers Road, Maidenhead SL6 2QB on Thursday 26th through to Saturday 28th July. 

A programme of entertainment and good quality food has now been organised. Opening at 12 Noon, the festival closes at 10pm on the Thursday and 10.30pm on the Friday and Saturday.

For further information CLICK HERE or see the Facebook Page

En Plein Air 2018, Windsor - Saturday 21st July 2018



Windsor & Eton En Plein Air is an open air painting event and competition open to both amateur and professional artists and artists’ groups.


Royal consent has again been granted to allow the competition to be staged within the walls of Windsor Castle.  Artists are invited to create their own masterpiece over a six and a half hour period in one of ten positions within the castle grounds, including the beautiful, secluded private Moat Garden.


MoD Launches its First Strategy to Tackle Domestic Abuse


The Ministry of Defence has launched its first strategy to tackle domestic abuse within the Armed Forces and defence civilian communities. The strategy builds on existing work by the military in this area, such as providing specialist training to welfare staff, and will include the launch of a campaign to raise awareness across the Armed Forces and enhancing support for civilian staff.

The 'No Defence for Abuse' Strategy aims to partner with specialist organisations to help them understand the unique needs of the service community. It will also work to create a culture of safety and support for those experiencing domestic abuse and their children, taking steps to break down the invisible wall that can deter victims from asking for help.

​For more information and to read the strategy:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/no-defence-for-abuse-a-strategy-to-tackle-domestic-abuse-within-the-defence-community

Thames Traditional Boat Festival, Henley on Thames - Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd July 2018


The Thames Traditional Boat Festival was first held at Fawley Meadows 37 years ago as a rally for like minded enthusiasts who wanted to show off their enthusiasm for the older, traditionally built craft that were fast disappearing from the river Thames. 

The Henley Swim - 15th and 21st July and 5th August 2018



Henley Mile
Sunday 15th July 2018

Henley Club to Pub
Saturday 21st July 2018

Thames Marathon
Sunday 5th August 2018



For further information

Royal Windsor Summer Show - Saturday 14th July 2018



The Royal Windsor Summer Show takes place on 14 July, 11am to 5pm at Windsor Castle, St George's School gardens.

Horticultural and floral displays
Trade and craft stalls
Local artisan food and drink
Cookery and gardening demonstrations
Family fete and entertainment
Coffees, lunches and cream teas
Hog roast 

Family Days at the River & Rowing Museum, Henley-on-Thames

Saturday 14 July 10.30am – 12pm and 2 – 3.30pm
Draw with Nick Sharratt!
Join inspirational children’s author and illustrator Nick Sharratt for a fun-filled family drawing workshop and find out what inspires his unique drawings. £7 adults, £6 children.

Thursday 26 July 10.30am – 4pm
Tall Tales and Songs
Dive into the work of Nick Sharratt’s marvellous stories and drawings – you could meet a pirate or a wellyphant, and create your own colourful characters. Free with admission

Thursday 23 August 10.30am – 4pm
Big Birthday Bonanza!
It is the Museum’s 20th Birthday! Help us celebrate in a day full of birthday fun and surprises. 

For further information, CLICK HERE or see the Facebook Page


Kids' Activities and Courses at Bray, Lake, Maidenhead






Bray Lake offers a variety of water sports: learn Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Windsurfing, Kayaking, Dinghy Sailing or take part in Open Water Swimming.

What's on this summer at Bray Lakes

This Summer there are kids' activity courses throughout summer to 5 September 2018.

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