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Tuesday, 28 January 2020

Strategy For Our Veterans - UK Gov Consultation Response

We are grateful to everyone who responded to the Strategy for our Veterans UK Government consultation paper. The UK Government's response outlines:

-a summary of the responses received
-a summary of what the UK Government already does to support Veterans
-the Government's plans in response to the consultation

To read this consultation response online, CLICK HERE

Martin's Croft Play Area Project - Waste Plastic Art Workshops

Jemima’s Gift, a wonderful local charity, have funded five days of waste plastic art workshops for local children at Colerne Village Hall.

Thanks to the charity's generosity, children from Colerne will have the chance to take part in these workshops - creating underwater creatures from waste plastic with brilliant local artist Anya Beaumont.

Places must be booked and children must be accompanied by a parent/carer. Ideally children taking part need to be aged 5+ but younger ones are welcome to have a go (they just might find it too fiddly)

The sessions with the artist are 1/2 hour but there will be other craft activities to do and chance to stay longer doing artwork if space allows or they can help repair tree/owl artworks. Refreshments will be sold to cover hall hire costs.

The five workshop days will be:

Sunday 2nd February
Tuesday 18th February (half term)
Thursday 20th February (half term)
Friday 21st February (half term)
Sunday 15th March

Timeslots on each day are as follows:


To book a place please message 'Martin's Croft Play Area Project' on Facebook or email kat@martinscroftplayarea.org.uk with the preferred date & time, child‘s name & age. Max six spaces available at each time slot.

Any questions please message via Facebook or email kat@martinscroftplayarea.org.uk

Co-habiting In Surplus SFA - Four Years' Service Rule Removed

Following a review of MOD policy, from 1st February Service Personnel will no longer need four years' service to apply to co-habit in surplus Service Family Accommodation (SFA) in the UK.

Although the four years' service requirement has been removed, those wishing to cohabit in surplus SFA will still need to have established a long-term relationship and will be required to comply with Para 0301 of JSP464, Vol 1, Part 1.

To read more online, CLICK HERE

RAF Association Free Mental Wellbeing Training Courses For Non-Serving Members Of The RAF Family

Are you or someone you care about finding it tough? 
Throughout 2020, the RAF Association is holding free mental wellbeing training courses for non-serving members of the RAF family at locations across the UK.
We recognise that RAF service can sometimes place a strain on everyday life. And we all need a little bit of help from time to time.
This course is suitable for:
-All partners, parents, siblings and children (over 18) or anyone serving in the RAF
-All RAF Veterans and their families
-Anyone working on an RAF base (eg. MOD Civil Servants & defence contractors)
We welcome people who want to improve their own mental wellbeing, as well as anyone who wants to support their friends, family members and colleagues, and spot any signs that they might be suffering too.
To find out more online, CLICK HERE

Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund - Emotional Wellbeing Support

Winter can be a difficult time for many due to additional family and financial pressures around the festive period. And for those who are already struggling with their mental health, this time of year can be hugely challenging.

To help tackle these problems, the RAF Benevolent Fund has continued to develop the emotional wellbeing services it offers.

These include a Listening & Counselling Service, free membership to the Headspace app and funded welfare breaks for the family.

To read more online, CLICK HERE

Airhop Trip For 21 Signal Regt Families - Tuesday 18th February

Monday, 27 January 2020

MOD Domestic Abuse Awareness

Coming Up At Chippenham Library

Wiltshire Council operate a number of libraries across Wiltshire, including locations such as Chippenham, Corsham, Malmesbury and Lyneham.

To visit the website, CLICK HERE

NHS Start 4 Life

To visit the website, CLICK HERE

Fundraising Coffee Morning & Cake Stall - Hullavington Church - Saturday 1st February