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Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Welfare Survey

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Thursday, 3 December 2015

Papa Johns

Papa Johns - Buy One, Get One Free both online and in store with your Defence Privilege Card. This is on both collection and delivery (min £10.99 for delivery) and excludes smalls. For offer details and your onlinecode visit www.defencediscountservice.co.uk or open our app to find your nearest store.

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Need Help?

Don't forget:
Wimbish HIVE can help you by finding answers to questions about many aspects of living within a military community and has useful information to help with relocating including how to apply for Service Families Accommodation, Schools, Finding Doctors and Dentists and much more. In addition, Wimbish HIVE always has up to date information about your military community and the local area. You can also let your HIVE Information Support Officer know of any concerns or issues your experience and they can report relevant concerns on your behalf.

Saturday, 21 November 2015

E-Cigarette Notice

Friday, 20 November 2015

REALfriends: Support Club for the bullied young people of Uttlesford.

Club opening times:
Wednesdays from 7pm-9pm, by prior appointment only, venue will remain private.

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Morag Linwood on 07506602284/01371 830403 or email: morag@ethanrees.org

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Recommended Local PC Repairer

Monday, 9 November 2015

Festival of Thanks Photographs

Please click on the below link for some photographs that were taken at The Festival of Thanks (January 2015)

Friday, 30 October 2015

Defence Discount Service

The Defence Discount Service is available to the Armed Forces community. This includes serving personnel, family members of personnel, Veterans, Reservists, MOD Civil Servants, Cadets and NATO Forces serving in the UK.  Register for FREE today!

Monday, 26 October 2015

Bike Theft

Unfortunately suspicious behaviour has been spotted around the married quarter estate, and possible bike thieves are in operation.  Please use this as a warning to lock / store away your personal possessions.
Please be alert to thieves and report all instances immediately.

Immobilise.com is recommended by the Police : go to this link, register for free and input your serial numbers of your possessions, which are then stored on a database which helps the Police identify the owners of recovered property.

Friday, 23 October 2015

Victory Service Club: New Dining Experience NOW OPEN

NOW OPEN! The Club Dining Room, 

The Grill & Coffee Bar!

BD75 @ St. Pauls

To have been a part of the celebrations at St. Paul's Cathedral on Thursday 22nd October 2015 was such a privilege.  

Thursday, 22 October 2015

State Boarding Schools

Friday, 16 October 2015

Housing: Welfare Notice

It has come apparent over the last few months that tenants have been reporting faults  within their SFA to CarillionAmey as is directed to. It seems however, that some are getting the response that CarillionAmey will ring back and contact the families about the work with dates and times of commencement.  Unfortunately CarillionAmey are not always very good returning the promised communications. The Welfare Department have asked if people do receive this information and are not contacted within the given time frame, that they are to contact CarillionAmey on 0800707600 opt 5 (complaints) and make a stage 1 complaint. This is the only way that these issues will become less common place.

Mail needs to be redirected when families are assigned away from the Regiment.  This also needs to be followed up and companies need to be contacted to be informed of the change of address as Royal Mail direction only lasts for a set period and CarillionAmey will not forward on any mail.

People are reminded to check that their heating systems are working fully before the winter sets in, as CarillionAmey are starting to get busier with heating call outs, don’t be the one to leave it too late.

Vermin- People are reminded to use their rubbish bins and food bins correctly now that the farmers have cut all the crops,  all vermin will now be looking for new sources of food. It is easier to deter rodents than it is to remove them!!

Thursday, 15 October 2015

Education: Welfare notice to all parents of school age children

All parents are strongly advised that, if the serving parent is deploying on Defence Engagement Operations abroad, long exercise or on long courses are to inform your children’s school that father or mother will be away for duration (if known), so the School can support your child/children appropriately if required.

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Volunteering Opportunity

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

The Childcare New Business Grants Scheme

Future nursery owners or childminders are being encouraged by the Government to apply for a chunk of £2 million that has been allocated to help them set up their own businesses.
The Childcare New Business Grants Scheme has been introduced to boost the provision of childcare in England and to incentivise entrepreneurship. 

The Scheme allows people to apply for grants of up to £500 to help start a new nursery or childminding business, £1000 for a new childminding business that will provide care for disabled children and £1000 for a new nursery, out of school club, or childcare on domestic premises. The scheme is available to those new enterprises setting up in England only and the grant is designed to cover start-up costs such as insurance, training and equipment etc.

Applications are required before the end of Dec 2015.

For more information please visit www.childcarebusinessgrants.dcms.gov.uk

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Utility Bill Management

Friday, 2 October 2015

Illegal to smoke in vehicles notice

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Joint Casualty & Compassionate Centre (JCCC)

When families experience incidents at home while loved ones are serving overseas it is very important that everyone is aware of the process in place that can facilitate their immediate return home.

This short Families Brief is to explain the role the Joint Casualty and Compassionate Centre (JCCC) undertakes 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to help families when incidents occur involving Service Personnel or someone at home.

For further information contact:
Joint Casualty and Compassionate Centre
Imjin Barracks
Tel: 01452 519951

CO Lt Col Simon Bradley speaks to BFBS #BD75

This year marks the 75th Anniversary of Army Bomb Disposal.
Lt Col Simon Bradley is the Commanding Officer of 33 Engineer Regiment EOD based at Carver Barracks in Wimbish.
He’s been speaking to our reporter Shirley Swain about BD75, the events marking its 75 year history, as well as his pride at recently taking command of the unit.
Click on the above link to hear the full interview.

Monday, 28 September 2015

£316 Raised for Macmillian

Liz would like to thank everyone within our community that either helped make or purchase a cake at the Bake Sake for Macmillian last Friday.

A whopping £316 was raised.

Stacey Albitt was the lucky winner of the raffle too

Many thanks Carver

Tag Rugby @ Saffron Walden: Open to Girls & Boys - From Under 6's

Thursday, 24 September 2015

Forces Tv: George Cross W01 Hughes


W01 Kim Hughes : 33 Engineer Regiment (EOD)

Speaking to Forces TV, Warrant Officer Kim Hughes was awarded the George Cross Medal after making safe over 80 improvised explosive devices (IEDs) during the Afghan War.

Monday, 21 September 2015

Army Families Federation: Concerns Report

Please find linked below Army Families Concerns report covering Jan-Jul 2015. It covers issues which have been raised to the Army Families Federation so far this year
Click here

Saturday, 12 September 2015

Entry to Station

Please can you make sure that you have your ID pass when entering the barracks - NO ID NO ENTRY!

If you require a dependants pass please contact the Guard Room 01223 203617

Thursday, 10 September 2015

Family Legal Services

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Fat Face

Information for Occupants - Utility Bill Management at Move In

You Tube Clip from the AFF

You Tube Clip from The Army Families Federation

Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Plantation Youth FC: Footballers Needed!

Monday, 7 September 2015

Tang Ting: £117.54 raised

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Op Shader: FREE Mail

BFPO - Enduring Free Mail Service

In response to feedback received from personnel, the MOD has taken the step to extend its Enduring Families Free Mail Service (EFFMS) from 1 September 2015.
It will allow a further 1,200 personnel serving on joint operations on land, sea, and air to benefit from the opportunity to receive letters and parcels from their family and friends for free.
The EFFMS is delivered by the British Forces Post Office (BFPO) in conjunction with Royal Mail, and allows family and friends to send letters and items roughly the size of a shoe box and weighing up to 2kg from one of the 11,500 post offices throughout the UK to Defence personnel around the world.
See full details at this link

Monday, 24 August 2015

Happy Hounds

Friday, 14 August 2015

101 Things to do ....

The Historical Walk Through Audley End House & Gardens are on the list of 101 Things to do in England – How lucky are we having this on our doorstep!

Children's Rugby

Friday, 7 August 2015

Saffron Walden County High Farm Club - Open to all

£2 per adult
Under 18's FREE