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Thursday, 4 June 2020

Neighbourhood Watch Week - 7th-13th June

We’ve seen a surge in neighbourliness as people look out for the vulnerable and talk to those next door more than ever before - a silver lining to the cloud COVID-19 has cast over our daily lives. We think now is a good time to say thank you and celebrate those actions our neighbours have taken no matter how small or big.

To kickstart the week, we are inviting you to take part in the Big Virtual Lunch activities, organised by Eden Project, on the 6 and 7 June!

The Big Lunch have put together ideas of small things you can do to celebrate community connections with your neighbours such as making your own bunting and spreading some neighbourly joy by hanging it out for all to see; putting together a lunch for someone or a small food parcel and leaving it on a doorstep, join in with The Big Lunch from your doorstep or host a Big Virtual Lunch online from the comfort of your own home.

To read more online click HERE

RAF Families Federation - Envoy Magazine - Summer Edition Out Now

To read this issue online click HERE

Zoom Kidzone Youth Club For MOD Corsham & Services Cotswold Centre Families - Starting Thursday 11th June

To download the registration form, please click HERE

If you are a MODnet user and unable to view the attached document, please email colernehive@armymail.mod.uk and a copy can be emailed to you

Annington Trust & AFF Brighten Your Day - Closing Date Friday 12th June

To visit the AFF website click HERE

Get Ready To Get Silly With The Summer Reading Challenge

It’s almost time for this year’s Summer Reading Challenge.

For 2020 it’s all about funny books, happiness and having a laugh!

Click HERE to find out more about Silly Squad, the Summer Reading Challenge 2020, starting Friday 5th June.

New Online Booking System For Wiltshire's Household Recycling Centres

Today Wiltshire Council are launching a household recycling centre (HRC) online booking system. You’ll be able to advance book slots for visits from Monday 8 June.

As of Monday, you can’t visit a HRC without a booking – you must book a slot online in advance and bring ID.

Other changes from Monday:

-New opening times
-Stanton St Quinton HRC is reopening
-HRCs can now accept soil, rubble, plasterboard and, with notice, asbestos (some sites only)
-Other restrictions – including no trailers or vehicles 3.5 tonnes or over, and only one person can get out of the car – remain in place.

Please note the postcode entry system remains in place until Monday.

For further information, click HERE

What's Re-Opening In Our Area? Weekly Roundup

Please click the red links below for details of establishments re-opening some or all of their facilities in our local area (please note that many social media pages are being updated quicker than websites so please also check out their pages on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook for up-to-date information)

To read more guidance on the Visit Wiltshire website, where you can also find information on other open businesses across the county, click HERE

Please note all venues will have safety precautions in place in-line with the latest Government advice. Please ensure you adhere to these rules at all times

Wednesday, 3 June 2020

Border Control

From 8 June, there will be new rules in place for entering the UK because of coronavirus (COVID-19). The rules are for residents and visitors.

When these rules are in place, you will:

-need to provide your journey and contact details when you travel to the UK

-not be allowed to leave the place you’re staying for the first 14 days you’re in the UK except in very limited situations (known as ‘self-isolating’)

You do not need to do these things now. But you should check the latest public health advice on coronavirus before you travel, or if you’ve just arrived in the UK.

To read more online click HERE

Army Policy Update - Army HIVE Facebook

Click HERE to view this short video.

Please note that you do not need to have an account with Facebook to be able to watch this video.

If you do have an account, why not 'follow' or 'like' the new Army HIVE page? Click 'Army HIVE' then 'visit page' when you've clicked the link and watched the video, or type 'Army HIVE' into Facebook's search box.

Child Safety Week - Monday 1st-Sunday 7th June

Child Safety Week is an annual community education campaign run by the Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT).

In response to COVID19, we’re changing what we do this year, to meet the changing needs of families and the frontline staff who support them.

To visit the website, where you'll be able to download the parents pack shown above, click HERE