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9:30 am Monkey Mayhem @ The Beacon
Monkey Mayhem @ The Beacon
Feb 18 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Monkey Mayhem @ The Beacon | England | United Kingdom
Pre-school stay and play session with bouncy castle and ball pit. Buy tickets on the door – no booking required.   Dates Every Monday & Friday (except Bank Holidays). Price £3.70 per child or £5.70[...]
10:00 am Book and DVD Sale @ Burghfield L... @ Burghfield Library
Book and DVD Sale @ Burghfield L... @ Burghfield Library
Feb 18 @ 10:00 am – Feb 23 @ 4:00 pm
Book and DVD Sale @ Burghfield Library @ Burghfield Library
Book and DVD sale  Monday 18 – Saturday 23 February at Burghfield Library, nothing more than £1. For more information, please contact the library. Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newburylibrary/ http://info.westberks.gov.uk/35189
10:00 am Indoor Bounce & Inflatables for ... @ Swindon MECA
Indoor Bounce & Inflatables for ... @ Swindon MECA
Feb 18 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Indoor Bounce & Inflatables for Halfterm @ Swindon MECA | England | United Kingdom
Monday 18th – Friday 22nd February 2019 10am – 4pm (Daily) UNLIMITED PLAY Bouncy Castles (up to 10yrs) Inflatable Obstacle Course (up to 10yrs) Toddler Soft Play (0-4yrs) 0-6 Months – Free Under 4’s –[...]
10:00 am Monday Rhymetime @ Thatcham Library @ Thatcham Library
Monday Rhymetime @ Thatcham Library @ Thatcham Library
Feb 18 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Monday Rhymetime @ Thatcham Library @ Thatcham Library | England | United Kingdom
Monday Rhymetime at Thatcham Library Rhymetime for under 3’s at Thatcham Library. Every Monday in term time, 10.00-10.20am. For more information, please contact the library. Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newburylibrary/ http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/30286
10:00 am Music Mondays, Wantage @ Vale & Downland Museum
Music Mondays, Wantage @ Vale & Downland Museum
Feb 18 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Music Mondays, Wantage @ Vale & Downland Museum | England | United Kingdom
For under 5s – come and join Music Mondays.  Join in with traditional songs and rhymes accompanied by live music. Children must be accompanied by an adult.  Spaces are limited so please book in advance[...]
1:30 pm Duplo Play Sessions @ Theale Lib... @ Theale Library
Duplo Play Sessions @ Theale Lib... @ Theale Library
Feb 18 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Duplo Play Sessions @ Theale Library @ Theale Library | Theale | England | United Kingdom
Duplo Play Sessions For toddlers and preschoolers: Mondays, 1.30-3.00pm all year round Wednesdays. 10.45am-12.15pm half-term and holidays An informal session to have fun with Duplo. Younger siblings welcome – we have a few baby toys to[...]
1:45 pm Let’s Talk About the Old Days @ ... @ Theale Library
Let’s Talk About the Old Days @ ... @ Theale Library
Feb 18 @ 1:45 pm – 3:15 pm
Let's Talk About the Old Days @ Theale Library @ Theale Library | Theale | England | United Kingdom
Let’s Talk About the Old Days Regular events for older people – Carers welcome. 3rd Monday each month, starts 19th November. Please call or email ahead if you wish to attend – For more information,[...]
2:00 pm Coffee & Craft @ Pangbourne Library @ Pangbourne Library
Coffee & Craft @ Pangbourne Library @ Pangbourne Library
Feb 18 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Coffee & Craft @ Pangbourne Library @ Pangbourne Library | Pangbourne | England | United Kingdom
Coffee and Craft Every Monday in term time, 2.00-4.00pm at Pangbourne Library. Drop in and bring any craft with you. For more information, please contact the library. http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/30285 Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newburylibrary/
2:15 pm Family History Sessions @ Theale... @ Theale Library
Family History Sessions @ Theale... @ Theale Library
Feb 18 @ 2:15 pm – 4:45 pm
Family History Sessions @ Theale Library @ Theale Library | Theale | England | United Kingdom
Family History Sessions Every Monday, 2.20pm-4.45pm at Theale Library. Learn to use Ancestry.com for your personal research. No need to book, just drop in. For more information, please contact the library. http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/30287 Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries Facebook:[...]
4:00 pm VICI Kitchen! Pancakes and Frenc... @ Vici Academy
VICI Kitchen! Pancakes and Frenc... @ Vici Academy
Feb 18 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
VICI Kitchen! Pancakes and French - Children Workshop! @ Vici Academy | England | United Kingdom
Learn to make French Crêpes (so practise new vocabulary), then we bake (to learn lots of action verbs), then we cook (just like French Chefs!) and of course, WE EAT (and play French shop!). The fun of the kitchen is also[...]

Could You Be An On-Call Firefighter?

Earn approx £500/mnth as a Retained Firefighter. Retained firefighters are men and women who do ordinary jobs, but are ready to go to a ‘shout’ the moment that a call comes. They may be part-time, but they are trained and capable people on the front line, saving lives and making headlines. It is a paid position and across Berkshire average earnings are approx £6,000 a year (£500 a month).

To be an on-call fire fighter you need to live or work within 6 – 8 minutes of your local station. For exact times for each station please click here.

There is a shortage at the moment of people who will turn out and help in an emergency especially in rural areas. For example Hungerford fire engine is currently crewed about 50% of the time at the moment. You might be just the person to fill the gap.

Firefighters come in all shapes and sizes, although it’s a tough job and you need to be fit and healthy. We are particularly keen for more women to join.

It is a paid position on an hourly rate with paid holiday time as well. Once you are qualified you will be on call for approximately 70 hrs /week (although this is negotiable dependent on the station’s needs) and can be at hours to suit your schedule. If you live locally these could be night time hours. If you work locally, and you are self-employed or your employer is flexible, you can be on call while you are at work.

Have a Go

To find out more, visit www.rbfrs.co.uk to find out when the next Have a Go Day is – or drop into your local retained fire station on a Monday night when the crew are training.

Have a Go Days are a great opportunity to meet firefighters, ask questions and try out the physical tests that potential firefighters need to undergo to gauge fitness levels.

Here is Scott Farrell talking about how he got on at the Hungerford Have a Go Day in April:

Watch this great series of short videos on YouTube for potential retained fire fighters and their families and employers:

Pay Schedule
Firefighter  Retainer Per Year  Retainer Per Hr  Retainer Per Occasion
Trainee £2,202 £10.05 £3.86
Development £2,293 £10.47 £3.86
Competent £2,935 £13.40 £3.86

For more information please visit http://www.rbfrs.co.uk/working-for-us/retained-part-time-firefighters/

Hungerford Fire Station

Hungerford Fire Station is looking for more retained fire fighters who live or work within an 6 minute drive of the fire station.

You will be expected to attend training every Monday evening 7 – 10 pm.

If you would like to find out more about becoming a retained fire fighter with Hungerford please contact Gary Yorke on 07920821726 or yorkeg@rbfrs.co.uk

Crews: Retained
Opened: 1968
Appliances: 1x fire engine, 1x fire engine Young Firefighters programme
Address: Church Street, Hungerford, Berkshire, RG17 0JG
Accessibility Hungerford Community Fire Station has step free access to the station. There is a fully accessible toilet on site.
Lambourn, Mortimer & Pangbourne Fire Stations

These other stations also are looking for retained fire fighters on the same basis as above. For more details please contact the Crew Managers below:

Lambourn       Crew Manager Maurice Whyte   07899 066 257    whytem@rbfrs.co.uk

Mortimer            Crew Manager Allan Wenn     07717 694 240    wenna@rbfrs.co.uk

Pangbourne       Crew Manager Gary Yorke       07920 821 726    yorkeg@rbfrs.co.uk

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