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Saturday, 30 January 2016



Notices will be placed on all garages across Wimbish Station stating that if you are currently occupying a garage you are to notify the Occupancy Services Team on 08007076000 (select Option 3) to register your allocation.  Any garage not registered within the next four weeks will be opened by CarillionAmey.  To that end it is highly recommended that if you currently are allocated a garage, or are using an empty garage for storage, place a piece of A4 paper inside the garage in clear site of anyone who is gaining official entry.  On this paper have your name and contact number clearly displayed.  This will prevent CarillionAmey not knowing what items belong to who.

Thursday, 28 January 2016

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Rinse & Recycle

Uttlesford District Council Notice
Rinse & Recycle
Keep your recycling clean, loose and don't bag it.
No black sacks, textiles, shoes or plastic film.
You can still use the recycling liners - they will take recycling in any other colour bags apart from black bags.

Thursday, 21 January 2016

Big White Wall can help you start to take control and get the support you need to feel better

A safe online community of people who are anxious, down or not coping who support and help each other by sharing what’s troubling them, guided by trained professionals.
Available 24/7, Big White Wall is completely anonymous so you can express yourself freely and openly. Professionally trained Wall Guides ensure the safety and anonymity of all members.
Watch this quick 2 minute video to find out how Big White Wall works.
Big White Wall is available free in many areas of the UK via the NHS, employers, and universities. It is also free to all UK serving personnel, veterans, and their families.

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Mold in your SFA?

AFF / Your Welfare iDepartment  are concerned that mould continues to be a big issue for Service families
If your house has mould the report this to CarillionAmey on 0800 707 6000 and they should send a technical officer to assess it. Please also add your SFA details to our mould database at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MouldRegister; this will allow us to build up a picture of areas where there are clusters of SFA affected by mould and will give us strong factual evidence to take to CarillionAmey and DIO.

If you are not happy with the response of CarillionAmey you can contact AFF's Housing Specialist, Cat Calder, at housing@aff.org.uk 

More info here

In the first instance please contact your Welfare Department - Our UWO's hold a database for this issue and have monthly meeting with Housing and will pass these complaints direct to them

Monday, 18 January 2016

Armed Forces Covenant

The Armed Forces Covenant is a promise from the nation, ensuring that those who serve or have served in the Armed Forces, and their families, are treated fairly. The Covenant is a national responsibility and the Government is committed to delivering the best possible outcomes for the Armed Forces community by working with a range of delivery partners including businesses, local authorities, charities and the public.

Businesses and local authorities who wish to support the Armed Forces community can sign the Covenant, and publicly declare their commitments. The new branding simplifies and clarifies the Armed Forces Covenant, uniting all the delivery partners in their common goal to achieve the best outcomes for the Armed Forces community.

Key Armed Forces Covenant achievements include:
Family Healthcare:
  The Armed Forces Covenant is now at the centre of the NHS constitution, an important step for the delivery of local health care. Now 81% of Service personnel report good access to medical care and 98% of Armed Forces families have good access to GPs.
  £2m grant awarded to create a NHS Specialist Rehabilitation Unit.

Children’s education:
  Children of personnel can now get school places before moving into an area, following an amendment to the Schools Admission Code.
  £21m of Service Pupil Premium payments made to support the pastoral needs of over 60,000 Service pupils in state schools.
  24,500 children from Service families have benefitted from 154 grants for Education Support Funding to help schools mitigate and manage issues caused by Service families moving as a result of deployment.

Spousal employment:
  Spouses returning from overseas can now immediately claim Jobseeker’s Allowance, as they have been made exempt from the need to be a UK resident for three months in order to claim.
  More than 400 spouses of Armed Forces personnel now to be offered £1,000 grants for training and education.

Commercial Disadvantage:
  Mobile phone providers Vodafone, EE, O2 and Three will now allow Service personnel and their families to suspend phone contracts whilst on overseas deployment, so that they are not required to pay for services that they are not using.
  A credit union has been set up to provide personnel with safe, affordable loans.

In 2015, more than 5,200 Service personnel have been helped on to the property ladder through the on going Forces Help To Buy scheme.

Thursday, 14 January 2016

Register to Vote

Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Riding for the Disabled: Volunteers Needed

Tuesday, 5 January 2016

Waste & Recycling Collections 2016

CarillionAmey: Who to call????

Need help with Debt, Housing, Benefits?

Friday, 1 January 2016

Story & Rhyme Time at your local library