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Thursday, 7 December 2017

Dog Waste Bins within CBW and the Airfield

It has come to my attention that dog users are frustrated by the lack of dog waste bins or the lack of emptying the dog waste bins within CBW and the airfield. The 4 x dog waste bins within the married quarters area off camp and the 2 x dog waste bins on camp are contracted to be emptied by ISS who work on behalf of Carillion Amey (CA). If you notice that the bins are full please report this issue to either the QM, RQMS GSU or HIVE who will in turn report it to CA. If they are full then please take your own dog waste back home and deposit in your own black bin; do not discard in the local area which is becoming common practice.

The 2 x dog waste bins on the airfield have no contract and they were only emptied by 2 x volunteers who have since ceased to complete this role due to the conditions in and around the bin by dog users. We are in the process of setting up a contract with a local disposal agency but this may take time. In the meantime may I request that all dog owners again take their own dog waste home and deposit in their own black bins; do not throw dog waste bags into the undergrowth.

A gentle reminder to all dog owners that they are responsible for clearing up their own dog mess. Anyone seen in breach of this responsibility may be reported to the local authorities. The airfield is not owned by DIO or UDC so they are not responsible for the dog bins in this area and they have to be emptied via volunteer means or by using CBW money that could be spent better elsewhere.

May I also remind dog owners that the camp is not a thoroughfare to the airfield but if you are using the camp that all dogs are kept on a lead and again you take responsibility for any dog waste.

Please help us to help you!

Major Burgess RE

Monday, 4 December 2017

Station Notice

A gentle reminder to all dog owners

Whilst walking your beloved pet through Carver Barracks please ensure that you 
keep it on a lead at all times.

There have been incidents of dogs running out in front of motor vehicles and cyclists.

It does not bear thinking about the emotional consequences to the pet owner and the innocent driver of the vehicle or the rider of a bike.

Thank you co-operation.

Thursday, 30 November 2017

Site Cleaner Vacancy

Site Cleaner required for Aramark 

Vacancy available early January 2018
20 hours per week on a permanent contract, meets national minimum wage.

Please contact Lindsey Thake on 01799527614 or email 

Monday, 20 November 2017

Charges for your SFA

Charges for Service Family Accommodation.  Customers who want to find the current list of charges for Service Family Accommodation can now find them more easily on the online https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/accommodation-charges-for-service-family-accommodation or at www.gov.uk/dio/sfa (under Entitlement for SFA).

Career Opportunities for AGC(SPS) Soldiers

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Redwing Restaurant : Available to all

Sunday, 5 November 2017

Dealing with Damp & Mould

Friday, 3 November 2017


SFA Customer Satisfaction Survey
DIO have appointed a new supplier to carry out our SFA customer satisfaction telephone surveys. In future, Opinion Research Service (ORS) will be carrying out these surveys on DIOs behalf.

Under the new contract they will be increasing the number of UK SFA occupants surveyed each month from 200 to 500. This will provide more reliable data to inform future planning. The overseas survey will also recommence in October 2017.

Customer feedback helps shape the future delivery of Service Family Accommodation. 

If ORS contacts you, please take the opportunity to let DIO hear your views. 
Please rest assured that your Soldiers personal data will  remain safe and secure

Please ensure your Soldiers are aware of the survey being conducted as they may be called and requested to participate.

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Donation to Buffy Playbus

Donation made on Monday to Buffy Bus for their continued support to our families at Carver Barracks Wimbish
Presenting the cheque to Jo & Rosie from Buffy PlayBus is our 101 Engr Reg (EOD) UWO Ali Tait
Buffy visits Carver every Monday from 1.30 pm : Entrance to Rowney Ave :)

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Just 4 Her : Latest Issue Now Available

The latest issue of Just 4 Her is available to view online ( click here ).  

Plus copies are available at Wimbish HIVE

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

New CarillionAmey Digital Communication Channels

As you may have seen recently, CA has been rolling out their new digital communication channels to make things easier for SFA occupants to talk to them via webchat, text message, Facebook Messenger, and Twitter. This initiative is designed to meet customers preferred ways of communicating with CA. More information about these channels can be found in the CA Communications Pack.

Quilts for Injured Servicemen

Q4IS is a non-profit making, charitable organisation dedicated to bringing comfort, colour, warmth and a smile to our brave, young, injured Heroes.

Monday, 9 October 2017

Quest : Resettlement for all ranks

October's issue of Quest now available online

Friday, 6 October 2017

My hero has my heart...

A heartwarming childrens book written from the viewpoint of a young child with a father who is serving in the Armed Forces. 
Written in rhyming verse and illustrated by children of servicemen and women. 

The author of this book is voluntarily helping to raise funds and awareness for forces charity SSAFA.


SFA - Compensation Scheme UPDATE

SFA: Who is responsible for what?

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

1st Debden Brownies : NO WAITING LISTS:)

Welfare Notice

Have you experienced a missed appointment from CarillionAmey?

In order to build a comprehensive database of 'missed appointments' by Carillion Amey, it is important that you see your respective welfare office in order to add your greivance to this log.

Your UWO will need to know:
  • Job Number
  • Date & Time of the Appointment
Have you made a complaint against Carillion Amey?

If so please your Welfare Department know.  Please have the following details:
  • Date & Time of Complaint
  • Complaint Number
  • Name of advisor at CA that you spoke to
This information is required to build a solid database of any failings and for your UWO to ensure a better delivery service from CA.

Monday, 2 October 2017

Sunday, 1 October 2017

02 Military Discount

Online guide to Saffron Walden

Click here for this charming online guide to Saffron Walden

Binwash UK

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Redwing Restaurant

Sunday, 10 September 2017

Saturday, 9 September 2017

Park Street Garage

**SPECIAL OFFER** for all those associated with Carver Barracks. Park Street Garage recognise your dedication and would like to offer a 10% discount on all our services...keep up the great work....

Park Street, Thaxted, Essex CM6 2ND
Tel: 01371 830545

Monday, 4 September 2017

Buffy Bus @ Carver : Every Monday

Friday, 1 September 2017

Storybook Soldier

What is Storybook Soldiers?
As every Forces’ family knows, separation from family and loved ones can be one of the most difficult things to cope with during an operational deployment.
Storybook Soldiers is a FREE scheme which provides a link between parents who are away on operations and their children.
Soldiers are recorded reading a bedtime story for their children to listen to. 
Music and sound effects are added and the finished disk is really special.
The recording session takes no longer than 15 minutes. The soldier chooses a 
story from the approved books (this list is quite exhaustive : you probably have 
the book at home which you can bring with you)
How do I make a Storybook CD for my child?
Just contact Nic @ HIVE and make an appointment - 01223 203772

Storybook Soldiers: Books needed

Carver Barracks will shortly be able to resume the Storybook Soldier facility.  Due to copyright we can only use authorised titles (located above).  If you have any of these books, which you no longer need and are able to donate, we would be most grateful.  Please leave at HIVE/Welfare/MACE
Thank you

Furniture & Removals: A step by step guide

Tailor Shop @ Carver Barracks

Wimbish Station BJJ (Brazilian Jiu Jitsu)

The group trains every Wednesday at Sports Afternoon and we are linked with 2 clubs in Cambridge which holds training sessions weekday evenings (we have had some regular sessions in the gym on a Thursday with a guest instructor)
There is a Closed Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/197203317426254/ and new members are always welcome and those looking to try something new post Summer Leave!
Currently only available to military personnel but always looking to expand.
Training Sessions : Wednesday 1330 to 1500 
& Thurs 1930 to 2130

Friday, 25 August 2017

National Express


 Personnel living in married quarters on Carver Barracks who have visitors are to book the visitors in and out through the guardroom whether on foot or in a vehicle

Under no circumstances are visitors to be let in through the side gates onto camp without first booking in or out through the guardroom.

Thursday, 24 August 2017

Field View B & B

Field View Bed and Breakfast is a family-run business situated in a beautiful rural area near Saffron Walden, Essex. Surrounded by charm, history and a wealth of interesting places and things to do - from farmer's markets to historical venues, and wonderful scenery for leisurely drives.

We are able to offer four bedrooms, all newly refurbished to the highest standards. Tasty and substantial breakfasts are served in our luxurious dining room, in addition to the provision of a private lounge for guests complete with deep, comfortable sofas for complete relaxation.

Perfectly situated for access to Cambridge and London, we hope that Field View's warm and welcoming atmosphere will ensure complete comfort and relaxation - Plus please say you are military from Carver Barracks and you will be given 10% discount!

Email lindymulhall@gmail.com  or telephone 01799 599616 

Monday, 21 August 2017

Radwinter Pre-School

Radwinter Pre-School are for children aged 2-4 years based in Hempstead Village.  
They are open Monday-Thursday for sessions 9am-1pm and 1pm-3pm during term time and accept a variety of government funding or self funding.  
Rated as Ofsted 'Good' in May 2017 they are able to start children throughout the academic year and currently have spaces available for the autumn term. 
For further information check out their website www.radwinterpreschool.co.uk 
and their email info@radwinterpreschool.co.uk 

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

HIVE: Talking to........