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Tuesday, 30 June 2015

H4H: Hidden Wounds

Our Hidden Wounds psychological wellbeing service can arm Veterans, their families and the families of those currently serving with the skills to understand and manage these emotions. Free and confidential support is accessible by phone, Skype or face to face if living in Wiltshire / Yorkshire. Please visit www.helpforheroes.org.uk/hidden-wounds or get in touch with the team to find out more.


Residents are reminded of the need to remain vigilant and to report suspicious activity to the relevant authorities:

Carver Barracks Area  - Guardroom 01223 203617
Wethersfield Camp Area – MOD Police Control Room 01371 854444

Alternative Contact Numbers are for those living off base:

101 non emergency or 999 emergency
The Counter Terrorism Hotline - 0800 789 321

Monday, 29 June 2015

FAO: Serving Personnel

This is an absolute steal - details of Access courses that will prepare people for who wish to take on an OU Degree course and it will help choose the topic to study for.

At £230, of which you can claim £175 back under SLC, its an absolute winner for anyone who wishes to brush up their academic skills!

Crown Carveries: 10% Discount

Friday, 26 June 2015

Carver Bks Bootcamp Session

A session of the FREE Bootcamp Carver Barracks Wives received from Saffron Bootcamp : looked amazing!

For more deals on sessions available at Saffron Bootcamp click here

Wednesday, 24 June 2015


It has been brought to the attention of the Station Welfare Department that there have been several recent cases of Cyberbullying within our community.  This is a most cowardly act that is poisoning our community.  It will not be tolerated and is to cease immediately.   
To eliminate any confusion as to what constitutes Cyberbullying;  Cyberbullying is bullying that takes place using electronic technology.  Electronic technology includes devices and equipment such as mobile phones, computers and tablets as well as communication tools including social media sites, text messages, chat, and websites.  Examples of Cyberbullying include deliberate malicious text messages or emails, rumors sent by email or posted on social networking sites, and embarrassing pictures, videos, websites, or fake profiles.
So what will be done?  Cases of Cybelbullying will be reported to the Civilian Police for investigation.  This is very likely to include removing all electronic media technology from the addresses of suspected perpetrators for forensic analysis, this includes mobile phones, lap tops, ipads, computers and smart tv’s.  The respective Commanding Officer will also be notified of those involved in order to determine the level of disciplinary action to be taken, this could lead to the perpetrators and their family being evicted from Service Families Accommodation.  We will also advise victims to take legal advice.  In October, 2014, Justice Secretary Chris Grayling said that Internet trolls and cyber bullies might face up to two years in jail under new laws protecting users against cyber threats, cyber bullying, internet trolling and cyber blackmail.  Justice Grayling said “These internet trolls are cowards who are poisoning our national life.” Adding, “No one would permit such venom in person, so there should be no place for it on social media. That is why we are determined to quadruple the current six-month sentence.”

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Carillionamey: Contact Details

Monday, 22 June 2015

Friday, 19 June 2015

Leaving the Forces?

English Garden Party: 18th June 2015

Thursday, 18 June 2015


Enjoy a sense of achievement whilst experiencing the superb taste of your freshly picked, healthy garden produce
Would you like to grow your own vegetables and fruit but don't have the ground available?

If so why not rent an allotment and join the increasing numbers of people doing this.

Don't worry if you lack experience but want to have a go, you will get plenty of advice from other allotment holders.

Debden Parish Council owns over 30 allotments and a few have become available for rent.

For further details contact either Roger Forster on 01799 541409 or Chris griffin on 01799 540587.

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Carver Bks: 75 Years Bomb Disposal @ Saffron Walden Reporter

Carver Barracks celebrates 75 years of bomb disposal specialists

Click Here to read the full article

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Little Monster Soft Play @ Dunmow

Thursday, 11 June 2015

14 Day Observation Form

Please make sure that you complete your 14 Day Observation Report within the 14 day period after moving into your Service Family Accommodation. 

The form is not for reporting maintenance repairs but as a record for future reference. Make sure that you include anything you have identified that was not picked up at your Move In, and that you do not wish to be charged for when it comes to your Move Out. This includes stains on carpets, chips in skirting boards and damage to kitchen units etc. Do not include items that can be repaired, such as a dripping tap. 

These should be reported to the Helpdesk: 0800 707 6000. 

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

CarillionAmey:One Stop Shop

Saffron Walden Opportunity Playgroup

A playgroup for children (0-5 years) with special needs, their parents/carers and under school age siblings.
They meet every Wednesday morning in term time at the United Reformed Church Hall, Abbey Lane, Saffron Walden, Essex.  CB10 1AG. 10.00 am – 12.00pm

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Moving back to the UK from Germany? YouTube Guide



The Army Basing Team (ABT) has produced a film titled Army Movement Guide which covers the end to end process of moving from Germany to the UK under the Army Basing Programme. This is aimed at Service personnel, civilians and their families to support them during their move 

Welfare Notice: Car Theft

We all do it, walk away from the car and with our back turned to the car press the button on the key to lock it, never thinking that it may not lock. Yet a simple thing like looking at the car as you press that button to get the confirmation of it locking with lights flashing, or just pulling the handle to check it is locked can prevent a lot of thefts of or from motor vehicles. Why does it not always lock, it could be fault, battery running low, user error or some individual with device to block your signal nearby. In any case Lock it, Check it and we can prevent some crimes.
As cars become more and more advanced and rely more and more on computers to manage their systems our thieves become more technical too. To cater for both the technical and less technical thief use the locking system on your vehicle and look to the good old fashioned “Krook Lock”, steering wheel, or pedal lock to supplement it, it has a great visual deterrent.
Lastly before you turn in for the night check that all doors, ground floor windows and easily accessible windows are closed and locked. PVCu doors – don’t forget that the door is not fully locked until you have lifted the inside handle and turned the key. To stop the burglar getting to the vulnerable windows and doors to the rear ensure that side gates are closed and locked.
Please also ensure that you put your car keys somewhere safe and out of sight, when you return home. Put your car keys in a drawer (preferably one that is noisy to open) or some other secure place, but don’t take them up to the bedroom with you. 

Art @ Home

10% Discount at the Saffron Walden Art and Framing shop on the production of ID.

See their website for products and location:

Art @ home

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

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