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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
London
SW7 5DN

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

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

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,

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
-Nursery
-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,


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!

What Every Parent Needs to Know About Sepsis



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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: