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Saturday, 28 July 2018

101 Engr Reg (EOD) : Blackcat Bonanza Festival

No matter what Regiment you belong to, the whole CBW Station is invited to enjoy the entertainment from 1500-2359hrs on the 28 July :) There will be a Hog Roast, Burgers and Pizza available. Ice cream, soft drinks and alcoholic drinks will be available for purchase.  But you    can also bring your own picnic too 

Thursday, 26 July 2018

Friday, 20 July 2018

This Week @ Carver....

Monday 16th July
Pinny's Pop Up Tearoom - 9 am to 1 pm Community Centre
Buffy Playbus - 1.30 to 3.00 pm Entrance to Rowney Ave
Cadets - Meet at Sq 6.30 pm
Cupcake Decorating Workshop - From 7.30 pm Community Centre

Tuesday 17th July
Wives PT - 10 to 11 am Gym (9.45 am to drop children at Community Centre)
Coffee Morning - 10 am to Midday Wethersfield Bks (Building 1073)
Families Arts 'n' Crafts - 12.30 to 2.30 pm Community Centre
Homework Club - 4 to 5 pm The Hub
Cubs - 7.15 to 8.30 pm Community Centre

Wednesday 18th July
Kid Free Meet Up's - 9.15 am Meet in Sq then across to Debden Barns 
Wimbish Wives Choir - From 7.30 pm Community Centre

Thursday 19th July
Messy Play - 9.30 to 11.00 am Wethersfield Bks (Building 1073)
Stay & Play - 1.30 to 3 pm Community Centre
Homework Club - 4 to 5 pm The Hub
Scouts - 7.00 to 8.30 pm Community Centre

Friday 20th July
Coffee Morning - 10 am to Midday Community Centre
Weigh In/Coffee Morning - 10 am to Midday Wethersfield Bks (Building 1073)

Monday, 16 July 2018

Army Photographic Competition 2018

The Army Photographic Competition 2018 is now open and it promises to be better than ever before with another new public category Operation Smart Phone, giving keen videographers, whether civilian, Navy or RAF a chance to use their phone and submit a video with a British Army theme.

All entries can be submitted online, hi-res jpegs and MP4s will be accepted. 

Details on how to submit your entries can be found in the Entry Certificate

Closing date for entries is 19 Sept 18 (Midnight). Entries received after this date will not be counted.

Essex County Council Term Date 2018-19 & 2019-20

Summer Actvities @ Carver

Friday, 13 July 2018

RBL : Family Holiday Breaks

We are no longer accepting new applications for the family holiday service.

We recently suspended taking applications for holiday parks, but have not experienced a significant reduction in the number of applications that we're receiving. As we have a backlog of over 2,000 applications we will continue to place bookings for those who have already applied, prioritising first-time applicants.

We are awaiting the results of the comprehensive independent evaluation of Legion Break Services, conducted by Liverpool John Moores University, which will be published in September, to inform our strategy for the delivery of family holidays going forward.

Severn Trent Services : Hot Weather Update

Thursday, 12 July 2018

Free Summer Event in Saffron Walden

Service Families 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 attached '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.

'No Defence for 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:

Serving Personnel Insurance

As of 30th April 2018, Service Life Insurance SLI365 (https://sli365.com/) has closed to new applications although continues to provide cover to their existing policyholders.

The other MoD endorsed financial providers are:
Joining Forces Credit Union: http://www.joiningforcescu.co.uk/ 
PAX Insurance: https://insurance.aon.co.uk/pax-insurance

MoD's Corporate Governance team engage with Forces Mutual https://www.forcesmutual.org/ over their respite breaks.

Make sure the company has SIIAP (Services Insurance and Investment Advisory Panelhttp://siiap.org/ ) accreditation and that they are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) https://www.fca.org.uk/ together with the Bank of England's Prudential Regulation Authority, replaced the Financial Services Authority in 2013 and between them now regulate the financial services industry in the UK.

Tuesday, 10 July 2018

JSHAO Presentation at Colchester : Wed 25th July

Worried about the mental health of your armed forces loved one (currently serving or veteran)?

Worried about the mental health of your armed forces loved one (currently serving or veteran)?

Worried about the effect of your loved one's mental health on your own wellbeing?

Want to know how to get your loved one to seek help for their mental health?

Help for Heroes and the King's Centre for Military Health Research invite you to take part in the HALO study which will test two different ways of helping you to support your armed forces loved one to seek help for their mental health. In both interventions, you will learn about how you can help yourself and your loved one. We want to understand how people like you respond to each intervention, and whether they affect your wellbeing and the relationship between you and your armed forces loved one. We would also like to know whether giving you information about how to encourage your loved one to seek help affects their help-seeking behaviour.

If you might be interested in participating, please  contact the Hidden Wounds team confidentially 9am - 5pm on 0808 2020144 (free from UK landlines), by email: hidden.wounds@helpforheroes.org.uk  or through the contact form:  https://www.helpforheroes.org.uk/get-support/mental-health-and-wellbeing/hidden-wounds-service/

Lifeworks Course for Carver

To book your place contact HIVE

Friday, 6 July 2018

CarillionAmey : Window Safety Notice

Window Safety
During the warmer weather, we all like to let fresh air into our homes, especially at night. Please take time to stop and think - do your windows open so wide that a small child could get through?  Are thre any objects or furniture nearby that could be used to climb up and reach the window ledge?
We have installed window restrictors for the safety of your family. For our own peace of mind make sure that your window restrictors are connected and test that they work.  It is also a good idea to check the safety of any blind-cords in your home.  To reduce the risk poised by looped blind cords, please ensure these are fed back and kept out of reach of children to prevent strangulation injuries.  
If you have any concerns about your window restrictors, please call the CA Helpdesk (0800 707 6000)