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Friday, 30 August 2019

Colerne Spouses Coffee Morning

Please note that coffee morning is run by and for the military spouses in the area but ALL are welcome including children & Serving Personnel.

Monies raised go into the "wives fund" for events such as the annual Christmas party.

The Welfare team, HIVE Information Support Officer & Community Support Development Worker often attend and there are often planned visits from Amey, AFF, Wiltshire Carers, etc. which are advertised on the blog & Facebook groups

Wednesday, 28 August 2019

MOD Lyneham Community Centre Activities

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Jolly Tots - Hullavington

You can find the 'Hullavington Jolly Tots Baby & Toddler' group on Facebook. Alternatively to visit the Hullavington Parish Council website, CLICK HERE

Combat Stress - Peer To Peer Support

We know it can be a confusing and challenging time when you leave the armed forces and transition to civilian life. For some, you can feel isolated and alone. 

To help former servicemen and women with mental health problems, we have a unique nationwide Peer Support Service. Led by veterans for veterans, it’s a chance to talk and share experiences, receive support and socialise with others who also served in the military. 

It’s the first UK-wide service of its kind for veterans with mental health problems. Veterans have the chance to come along to small group meetings or meet our regional co-ordinators individually. 

To find out more about the service,

Tuesday, 27 August 2019

Veterans UK Services

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To visit the Veterans UK website, CLICK HERE

The Orders Of St John Care Trust - Recruiting In North Wiltshire Now!

To find out more online, CLICK HERE

Any Spare Change Or Foreign Currency?

The Costcutter shop on Colerne camp has a collection box for spare change and foreign coins which will raise money for the Martin's Croft Play Area Project.

Martin's Croft Play Area is situated in Colerne, behind the village hall & scout hut.

To find out more about the Project, CLICK HERE

If you'd like to donate but don't live in Colerne, please contact Colerne HIVE via phone 07973 723221 or email colernehive@armymail.mod.uk

Thursday, 22 August 2019

Family Lives - Supporting You & Your Child Into Primary Or Secondary School

Family Lives is a national family support charity providing help and support in all aspects of family lives.

The following guides have been created to help you and your child as they take the next step in their education. Please click each link to read the associated document.

There's plenty more advice and information online. To visit the website, CLICK HERE

Wednesday, 21 August 2019

Wiltshire Citizens Advice - New Opening Times

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To visit the website, CLICK HERE

Tuesday, 20 August 2019

Fire Safety - Reminder To Take Care When Cooking

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service is reminding people to take care when cooking, especially late at night and when you're feeling tired.

Last week local firefighters were called out to a kitchen fire caused by pizza and chips being put in the over by the occupant, who then fell asleep.

Group Manager Katie Cornhill said: “This person was extremely fortunate that a neighbour saw smoke coming from the kitchen and raised the alarm, rousing them and also calling 999. There was smoke throughout the property, and this could have proved fatal had they not been woken up. We would urge anyone wanting a late night snack to either get a takeaway or not cook.”

The Service has the following top tips for staying safe in the kitchen:

-Avoid cooking if you are tired, have been drinking alcohol or are taking medication that leaves you drowsy

-Never leave cooking unattended

-Keep the oven, hob and grill clean as a build-up of fat or grease can catch fire when hot

-Keep tea towels and cloths away from the cooker and hob, and take care if you’re wearing loose clothing

-Make sure children are never left alone in the kitchen when you’re cooking

-Saucepan handles left sticking out create a danger – there’s a risk they could be caught, leading to the pans being knocked off the hob

-Use spark devices to light gas cookers as they are safer than matches and lighters

-Keep electrical leads and appliances away from water

-Avoid using a chip pan – a thermostatically controlled deep fat fryer is far safer, as it can’t overheat

-Make sure you have working smoke alarms in the property and check them regularly

More fire safety advice can be found on the Dorset & Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service website. To visit the website, CLICK HERE

Costco Wholesale - Armed Forces Membership

Members of the Armed Forces' are eligible to apply for membership of Costco Wholesale. Your spouse or domestic partner also gets a complimentary partner card.

CLICK HERE for more information

Monday, 19 August 2019

Colerne Community Centre Donation Station

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There is now a 'donation station' table in the Colerne Community Centre hallway, where you can drop-off the above items in order to help:

-Bath Cats & Dogs Home

-Martins Croft Play Area

-Oak & Furrows Wildlife Rescue Centre


Please note that electric toothbrushes can also be donated and will be disposed of correctly

Starting School - Top Tips

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To download this leaflet from the Wiltshire Council website, CLICK HERE

Alternatively contact Colerne HIVE for a printed copy

Volunteers Needed In Colerne, Hullavington & Corsham!

Are you interested in volunteering to support the local military community?

The Army Welfare Service Community Support team are always looking for volunteers to help run sessions such as youth clubs, toddler groups, school holiday activities, etc. 

Volunteers are particularly sought after in Hullavington & Colerne.

If you're interested in these opportunities, please contact the Community Support Senior Development Worker Huw Solly on 07973 725641 or via email huw.solly100@mod.gov.uk

Differing Entitlements To 30 Hours Free Childcare - England, Scotland, Wales & NI

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Friday, 16 August 2019

Crucial Academy - Cyber Security Courses For Service Leavers & Military Spouses

As well as offering a military transition programme, Crucial Academy are now offering free training to military spouses who would like to break into the cyber security industry through flexible learning.

You can learn via Crucial Academy's online platform, in your own time, up until you feel prepared to take the next step.

To visit the website, CLICK HERE

Thursday, 15 August 2019

Army: What We Do - Infographics

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News & Events - Stay In The Know

To read the latest news and events online,

A Career In Teaching

Have you thought about teaching? 

​ETUK Academy trains and supports Armed Forces Personnel, Veterans and Spouses or those who wish to change their career and would like to become an influential classroom teacher through our one-year Diploma in Education & Training (DET) with QTLS Programme. The new programme combines teacher training and practical teaching placement. After completing the induction element, you will be able to start your practical teaching placement within the classroom, gaining new skills and experience to support your teacher training.

There are places available on our next TEACH UK Programme.

To find out more, CLICK HERE

Public WiFi Warning

Avoid accessing email, social networks & online banking using public Wi-Fi. For safety, use mobile data services such as 4G instead!

Hackers can easily set up malicious hotspots which appear to be legitimate and yet can intercept and record people’s personal data, allowing them to steal usernames, passwords, credit card details, bank account information and more, yet a recent survey found that 86% of respondents choose convenience over safety. 

Thursday, 8 August 2019

Planesaver Junior Saver Workbook For Children

To access this workbook for printing at home,

Armed Forces Covenant Fund

Job Opportunities On Colerne Camp

Looking for employment in Colerne?

Compass Group have an immediate steward position 
(must be 18+) 

There are also chef positions and a vacancy for a part-time shop assistant.

Want to know more?

Call Clair the Site Manager on 07747 758170

Alternatively email her at

To read more about Compass Group, CLICK HERE

Navigating Secondary School - Online Safety Guide

Keeping up with digitally savvy teens as they progress through secondary school can be a challenge. 
To offer support, a guide has been produced to give advice on the key issues they may face and how you can encourage them to make smarter choices online.


Please note that the guide contains useful information for both parents and teachers.

To access the guide

RAFA - Corsham & Chippenham Branch

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To visit the RAFA website, CLICK HERE

Wednesday, 7 August 2019

Splash! @ Boomerang Family Play Centre, Melksham

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The Splash! Outdoor Fun Pool is now open at Boomering Family Play Centre in Melksham.

Book a Splash! session + unlimited soft play before and after your session for children aged 3 - 12 years for £7.95 (online bookings only)

To book online, CLICK HERE

Everybody Needs A Good Neighbour

Would you know what to do if you thought a domestic incident was taking place?

Please CLICK HERE to watch a short video

Third Edition Of The British Army's Newsletter - IN FRONT

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To view this edition online, CLICK HERE

Include - A Local Group For Parents Of All Nationalities - Re-Starting Wednesday 4th September

For more information about The Rise Trust, including details of other sessions they run, CLICK HERE

Don't drive?

You can catch the Coachstyle bus (from Hullavington & Stanton St Quintin) or the Faresaver bus (from Corsham) and the Charter School Rise Hub is approx. 10 minutes walk away from Chippenham bus station.

Please see map below for directions
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For bus schedules, please click 'travel' to the left of this page. Alternatively, CLICK HERE

Pre-Deployment Financial Advice

Moneyforce a joint initiative between Standard Life Charitable Trust, The Royal British Legion & the Ministry Of Defence and is the home of money advice for UK Service people.

The Moneyforce website aims to assist all Serving Personnel plus their partners, families & dependants, to be better equipped to manage their money and financial affairs.

The Moneyforce website has put together information on getting your finances in order before going on deployment, including dealing with creditors, facilities when you're away, giving someone else control over your affairs and readjusting when you get back.

To visit the website, CLICK HERE