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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........

Monday, 7 August 2017

London Stansted becomes first airport in England to sign the Armed Forces Covenant

London Stansted has become the first airport in England to sign up to the Armed Forces Covenant outlining how it will support both serving and retired military personnel and reservists.
The Armed Forces Covenant is a promise from the nation via businesses, charities and organisations to ensure those who serve or who have served in the Armed Forces, and their families, are treated fairly.
At a special event at Stansted Airport on Tuesday (July 26), the Covenant was signed by the airport's HR Director, Liz Austin, and witnessed by Lt Colonel Dawber, who was representing the armed forces.
Liz Austin, Stansted Airport's HR Director, said:
"We're proud and delighted to be the first airport in England to sign up to the Covenant. With our close proximity to Colchester Garrison and Carver Barracks we would like to increase the number of ex-military personnel working at Stansted to demonstrate our commitment to being an armed-forces friendly airport. Members of the armed services can bring real value to businesses like Stansted Airport and we recognise our duty to support those individuals who fulfill difficult roles across the world and return to civilian life."
Kristina Carrington, Regional Employer Engagement Director at the Ministry Of Defence, said:
"This is a great way for employers to highlight to their customers and the community that they support the Armed Forces. I invite every employer to get in touch to emulate London Stansted in publicly declaring their support for the military community."
Over 12,000 people work at Stansted and there are a number of former service personnel and reservists working in various roles across the airport.
Robin Challacombe, who lives in Saffron Walden, was an Army captain for nine years and is now Stansted's Engineering Operations Manager. He said:
"Upon arriving at Stansted I immediately saw and experienced the similarities of working at the airport compared to that of the military.  There are many different departments doing a great job at their specific tasks but all working towards the same goal which ultimately unites them. There is an ethos at the airport of always trying your best and helping others out, just as there is in the military."

Sunday, 6 August 2017

Family Mosaic are Recruiting

Thursday, 3 August 2017

Give Us Time : Support the charity that supports military families

Go Outdoors Discount for Forces

An extra 10% Discount on top of discount card price
 Show your Defence Privilege Card in store or MOD90 and receive 10% discount on your purchase. A valid GO Outdoors Discount Card is required. Discount Cards are available in store for just £5.

JSHAO Presentations

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Joint Service Housing Advice Office

The MoD provides housing information to members of the Armed Forces via the Joint Service Housing Advice Office (JSHAO). The JSHAO is the MOD’s tri- service focal point to provide Service personnel and their dependants with civilian housing information for those wishing to move to civilian accommodation at any time in their career, and for those during resettlement to assist with the transition to civilian life.


The JSHAO delivers “Housing: The Options” briefs across the UK and overseas, which are design for Service personnel and their dependants looking to settle in the
UK. Details of the annual programme, including dates and locations, can be found on the GOV.UK’s JSHAO website. The briefs include property purchase, private rental, financial advice on mortgages and social housing.

The MOD Referral Scheme is managed by the JSHAO to support those who cannot afford to get on the property ladder and are envisaging having to rent via their local authority. Through this scheme, some housing associations support those who would otherwise have problems being prioritised high enough to have a realistic chance of being housed by local authorities. For more information and an application form, go to GOV.UK
The JSHAO produces a quarterly magazine called Housing Matters. The intention is to convey as much relevant information to the reader in as timely a fashion as possible. The magazine focuses on different regions within the UK, particularly in relation to Local Authority information, and contains information and articles designed to help you when you are considering your civilian housing options. The current and previous editions are available on GOV.UK.

For more information about this service, please contact the JSHAO:

Joint Service Housing Advice Office Floor 2 Zone 2

Montgomery House
Queens Avenue

Aldershot GU11 2JN
Advice Line: 01252 787574 Mil: 94222 7574