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Friday, 20 December 2019

Home Security - Community Messaging

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Bet Regret Campaign

GambleAware is wholly independent and has a framework agreement with the Gambling Commission to deliver the National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms within the context of arrangements based on voluntary donations from the gambling industry.

To visit their website, CLICK HERE

Thursday, 19 December 2019

Renewal Of Fijian Passports

Fiji are converting to a new e-passport system that requires biometrics on application. Rather than returning to Fiji to do this, those needing to renew an expired/about to expire passport can now utilise the new biometrics facility at the Fijian High Commission (FHC) in London.

All bookings need to be made via the FHC:

34 Hyde Park Gate

Tel: +44 (0)207 584 3661
Fax: +44 (0)207 584 2838
Email: mail@fijihighcommission.org.uk

For further details regarding fees and forms,

Catch It. Bin It. Kill It.

Messy Senses For Babies & Toddlers - Starting In Colerne Community Centre Wednesday 8th January

Wednesday, 18 December 2019

The Royal British Legion - Helping Veterans To Live At Home Safely

Did you know that The Royal British Legion have advisers who are able to offer advice and guidance alongside a 'help at home' team?

The teams can support you or your loved ones in order to access any service you might need. This can range from care assessments and grant funding, through to understanding more about power of attorney or assisting with isolation.

Care phones are also available-these provide vital support for the Armed Forces community at the touch of a button.

For further information, CLICK HERE

Tuesday, 17 December 2019

Resilience, Motivation & Confidence Workshop - MOD Lyneham - Thursday 16th January

Leave A Light On

Many burglaries take place when the house is empty during the evening or in the hours of darkness.

Use automatic timer switches to turn lights on when it gets dark, mimicking your usual activity. 

To find out more on how to keep your property secure, CLICK HERE

Monday, 16 December 2019

MOD Domestic Abuse Awareness

Wiltshire Police Advice Regarding Daytime Running Lights

Wiltshire Police are reminding drivers to be vigilant when using Daytime Running Lights (DRL) on their vehicles.

Officers from their Roads Policing Unit have noticed a number of vehicles being driven with daytime running lights on during reduced visibility and drivers have been unaware that these lights do not illuminate your rear position lights.

Please do not rely on these and always ensure you switch the most appropriate lights on for the lighting, weather conditions and visibility.

When visibility is reduced, having your rear lights on warns other road users of your position.

Drivers will potentially run the risk of a fine should they use their lights incorrectly.

Be safe, be seen. Think lights.

Friday, 13 December 2019

Armed Forces Pension & The Effect Of National Insurance Modification

This guide has been provided to assist any members of the Armed Forces Pension Schemes that may be affected by National Insurance and Graduated Pension Scheme Modification.

It includes background information, an example of how this is applied and how to contact the Pension Paying Agent if you require more information.

To read this guide and to find out more online,

Housing Matters Winter 2019

To read the Winter 2019 issue online,

To read previous issues online,

Boomerang - Melksham

Located on the outskirts of Melksham, Wiltshire, Boomerang is one of the biggest and most diverse play areas in the UK, boasting the following:

-Baby play area
-Toddler play area
-Main play area
-Bounce house
-Specific SEN sessions
-Available for parties
-Starbucks & other food and drink available

To visit the website, CLICK HERE

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Thursday, 12 December 2019

Become A Member Of The Royal British Legion - FREE For Serving Personnel

To visit the website, CLICK HERE

A Guide For Army Families

When you married or became the civil partner of a soldier, you also became part of the Army family.

This guide is available electronically for all dependant family members and gives basic information on Army life and the effects on you, your family and your Serving soldier.

The guide also includes a list of Army abbreviations, further sources of support and general information about the Army.

To download the guide, please visit the Army HIVE website and click the "PDF download" link at the bottom of the page. Alternatively, please CLICK HERE

BFPO Information App For Apple Devices

Please note that this app is only available on the app store for iPhone and iPad.

To find out more about the app,

Are You A Parent Of A Child Aged 2-4 Years?

To visit the Rise Trust website, CLICK HERE

Friday, 6 December 2019

Reading Force - Share A Book & Scrapbook Together

To visit the Reading Force website,

Alternatively please pop into the HIVE where you can collect a free scrapbook!

Colerne Cinema Showings - December 2019-April 2020

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What Every Parent Needs to Know About Sepsis

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Are You Winter Ready?

With winter well and truly here, Amey have put together some self-help advice and guidance on common issues such as how to avoid frozen pipes, boiler issues and blockages in gutters and drains to help keep your home protected during the winter months.

Amey employ additional staff as their Customer Service Centre through the winter, to help you as quickly and effectively as possible.

Amey are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Should you experience any issues with your property, there are numerous ways to get in touch.

To visit the website for Amey's top winter tips,

Poppy Pods - Membership Now Open For 2020 Breaks

Hampshire County Council provides the location for these wooden camping Pods providing low-cost holiday facilities exclusively for Service Personnel, Veterans and military families.  

To join the Membership for 2020 please visit the website and register your details. If you have previously been a member of the scheme you will already be listed on the membership mailing list. The membership is free.

To find out more and to register online, CLICK HERE

Thursday, 5 December 2019

Dead? Or Dead Slow? - British Horse Society's Horse & Rider Road Safety Campaign

Dead? Or Dead Slow? is the British Horse Society (BHS) horse and rider road safety campaign. It’s an appropriate slogan as 42 riders and over 300 horses have been killed on roads in the last ten years. This parish has over 400 horses and only a few bridleways, some of which are hard to use, and the only way to exercise the horses is on our lanes. We have few safe passing places, verges have ditches in them or have been built up with soft soil or taped off with electric fence. All this makes it difficult for riders to get their horses out of the way of other road users.

Four simple steps for drivers:

If I see a horse on the road, then I will...

1. Slow down to a maximum of 15mph
2. Be patient; I won't sound my horn or rev my engine
3. Pass the horse wide and slow (if safe to do so) at least a car's width if possible
4. Drive slowly away

To read more online, including advice for riders themselves, CLICK HERE

Report Suspicious Activity

Please CLICK HERE for top tips to keep your home secure

Did you know you can register your valuables online to help reduce property crime and improve the chances of getting them back in the event of loss or theft?

To visit the Immobilise website and register your items,

Domestic Abuse - Are You At Risk?

Please click images below for further details of support agencies for Serving Personnel, military family members, MOD Civil Servants and the wider public:

Tuesday, 3 December 2019

Argos Product Recall Of Cuggl Baby Gates

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To visit the above-mentioned section on the Argos website, CLICK HERE

Looking After Pets In Winter - Advice From RSPCA

Winter is here so be sure to keep an especially close eye on outdoor rabbits and guinea pigs.

Make sure they're protected from adverse weather by using blankets and covers, and be prepared to move them indoors if necessary!

To read more winter-related pet advice from RSPCA,

Army & You Winter Edition Out Now!

Here's a flavour of what's inside:

This winter’s Army&You is a housing special. With changes on the way for how accommodation is delivered, we hear from families living in their own homes and those wishing to remain mobile. We explore housing options - buying, renting or remaining on the patch. We’ve got an interesting FAM Q&A which focuses on Aldershot.

We hear from the ‘Mrs Hinches’ of the military world on how they make their homes sparkle, plus there’s home makeover tips to jazz up those magnolia wallAcross the pond, there’s an insight into just how diverse a posting to the US is, whilst back on Salisbury Plain, we check in on the recently rebased families. We’ve also explored family life in the South West and there’s much to celebrate across the region.And from modifying ammo bags to making wedding dresses, sewing soldier Neil Stace tells us how he gets handy with a needle and thread. Our regulars include some great giveaways, our ever-popular Book Club and families’ views on our BlogSpot pages.

For more information, or to read the magazine online, CLICK HERE

Stay Well This Winter

Some health problems, such as asthma, sore throat and cold sores, are triggered or worsened by cold weather. 

Please CLICK HERE for advice on how to deal with cold weather ailments.

Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Big White Wall - Anonymous Online Mental Health Support 24/7

Sooner or later, we all go through tough times. We might seem to be ok, but inside we can be feeling worried, or struggling to cope.

Life events such as bereavement, relationship problems or debt can be overwhelming.

If you are stressed, anxious or feeling low, visit the Big White Wall website to join their online mental health community (accessible anytime, anywhere)

Did you know that Serving personnel, Veterans and military family members have free access to the Big White Wall website, and all of it's resources?

To register for free on the website, CLICK HERE

Friday, 15 November 2019

AFF - It's All About Family

This winter, AFF are focusing on family life and what they've been working on in 2019.

Throughout November and December, they'll bring you lots of useful information, news and updates on all the issues that affect you.

To visit the AFF website, CLICK HERE

Booking Leave For The Armed Forces Made Easy

From 1 Nov you can submit your Annual Leave by accessing the ‘My Leave’ application on Defence Gateway.
This can be done from any device without the need to log into JPA. 
Leave can be entered anytime up to 48 hours in advance of the anticipated leave period. Permission must be obtained from a line manager prior to the leave being entered.
To use the tool simply access the Defence Gateway and look for the  ‘My Leave’ application under more applications.
Alternatively to read more online,

Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Plastic Items Needed For Martin's Croft Play Area Project

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A collection box for the above is in the main corridor of the Community Centre building on Azimghur Barracks, as part of the recyling & donation station

Betty Yourself - New Beauty Therapist On Colerne Camp

The owner of Betty Yourself, Michelle, will be on camp every Wednesday in the salon (attached to the Community Centre) with some appointments also available on Fridays.

Please contact Michelle on 07599 158092 or follow her on Facebook or Instagram (details above)