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Tuesday, 30 June 2020

New Preschool In Stanton St Quintin Coming September 2020





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To visit the school website, click HERE


Jump For July - Action For Happiness Resilience Calendar


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To visit the Action For Happiness website, click HERE


Union Jack Club - Re-Opening Saturday 4 July



London's Union Jack Club will re-open for members from Saturday 4th July.

The Union Jack Club is a famous Tri-Services membership club, established in 1904, for Serving and Veteran Enlisted members of Her Majesty’s Armed Forces.

Today, we are a registered charity dedicated to providing outstanding service for our members and their families. Whilst very much a military club, we are known for our uniquely un-stuffy and welcoming atmosphere, along with a superb location and extensive modern facilities.

To visit the Union Jack Club website, click HERE


Social Housing To Be Prioritised For Veterans


New measures announced to provide improved access for members of the Armed Forces, veterans and their families to social housing.

Other new measures will ensure former spouses or civil partners of serving personnel are not disadvantaged when applying for social housing.

To read more online click HERE


Applying For A European Health Insurance Card (EHIC)



Getting ready to travel abroad later this year? A European Health Insurance Card lets you get state healthcare in EEA countries and Switzerland at a reduced cost or sometimes for free.

To visit the website click HERE

Please note that cards will be valid up to 31st December 2020 as the rules regarding travel to Europe are changing from 1st January 2021. To read more about these rules click HERE


Mandatory MOT Testing To Be Reintroduced From 1 August


Mandatory MOT testing for cars, motorcycles and van owners in England, Scotland and Wales are to be reintroduced to help keep roads safe.

To read more online click HERE


Coronavirus Outbreak FAQs - What You Can & Can't Do After 4th July


The government has set out its plan to return life to as near normal as we can, for as many people as we can, as quickly and fairly as possible in order to safeguard livelihoods, but in a way that continues to protect our communities and our NHS.

The government has published guidance on staying alert and staying safe outside your home. This page sets out key FAQs to cover the next set of changes planned for 4 July.

To read the full list online, click HERE


FANDF Summer Newsletter




































This edition is being sent out to keep you informed about all of FANDF Committee’s ongoing activities.

To read this edition online, click HERE

Alternatively to visit the FANDF website, 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


Headspace - Limited Number Of Free Headspace Subscriptions



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Army Health & Wellbeing are offering a limited number of FREE Headspace subscriptions to Army personnel as part of an evaluation to understand how Apps can support Health and Wellbeing. Headspace is a meditation-based mindfulness App designed to help with wellbeing and to improve sleep.

To request a license please complete the expressions of interest survey HERE. Throughout the year you will be asked to complete surveys to provide feedback to help inform future roll-out. For more information please email Nicola.sides100@mod.gov.uk


Friday, 26 June 2020

Domestic Abuse


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Help Your Pet Adjust When You Go Back To Work After Lockdown



As some of us return to work, the RSPCA are issuing advice to dog owners to help their pets adjust to the change... 

For many of us, life has changed significantly during the COVID19 lockdown - and it's also changed for our pets. As the restrictions are lifting, we will have to adjust again to returning to our normal routines - and our pets will too.

To read this advice online, click HERE


Thursday, 25 June 2020

Victory Service Club


VSC is a prestigious military members club in the heart of London.

We offer accommodation, dining and respite for members and former serving members of the Armed Forces. We also host corporate events and weddings for non-members.

To visit the Victory Service Club website, click HERE


Big White Wall - Armed Forces Day 27th June


Armed Forces Day is a chance to show support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community: from currently serving troops to Service families, veterans and cadets. There are many ways for people, communities and organisations across the country to show their support and get involved.

Big White Wall is a safe place to share how you're feeling, while also providing tools and courses to look after your mind.

FREE for all serving personnel, veterans and their family members aged 16+. To join today click HERE


How Hot Is Too Hot For Walking Your Dog?


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



Many businesses are re-opening as lockdown restrictions continue to ease. Please see the links below for the latest shopping centres, animal attractions and outdoor activities in our area.

(Please note that many establishments will have to enforce restrictions therefore some services are likely to be unavailable, including some shops, cafe's and certain attractions)

Shopping centre's






Animal attractions





(Discounted family pass available to book through Welfare on 01225 745210 or 21welfareteam@gmail.com)


Outdoor activities





Many other local attractions have been featured in the weekly roundups and some have been able to open areas within their establishment. To view the previous roundups please click the links below:



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


Alcohol-Based Hand Sanitiser - Vehicle Fires


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EU Citizens Living In The UK - Protect Your Rights


For more information on the Gov.uk website, click HERE


Immigration Issues For UK Fijians - Virtual Session With AFF - Tuesday 7th July


Join the Marama Alliance on their Facebook page as they go live with Katherine Houlston, the Foreign & Commonwealth Specialist at Army Families Federation - AFF to discuss the pressing immigration matters affecting the Fijian Community in the UK.

They are now accepting questions which will be sent to Katherine before her session to enable her to answer them with ease.

Questions will be dealt with confidentiality if you would prefer to be anonnymised.

All are welcome!

To visit the Marama Alliance UK website, click HERE


Plans To Ease Guidance For Over 2 Million Shielding


Millions of people shielding from Coronavirus (COVID19) will be advised they can spend more time outside their homes from Monday 6 July, the Health and Social Care Secretary has announced.

To read more online click HERE


Time To Renew Your Garden Waste Collections


Households that pay to receive garden waste collections will receive an email or letter this week inviting them to renew their subscription by 14 August. New customers can also sign up to receive this service.

Due to the COVID19 pandemic garden waste collection renewals were delayed this year, but customers now need to renew their garden waste subscription if they wish to continue to receive the service. The cost of having garden waste collected will be £50 per bin for the year.

To renew or sign up, click HERE


Wednesday, 24 June 2020

UK Government Update - New Rules In Place From Saturday 4th July


Everyone’s actions have helped to reduce the transmission of coronavirus in our communities. Fatalities and infection rates continue to fall.

The government has set out its plan to return life to as near normal as we can, for as many people as we can, as quickly and fairly as possible in order to safeguard livelihoods, but in a way that continues to protect our communities and our NHS. The most important thing we can continue to do is to stay alert, control the virus, and, in doing so, save lives.

This guidance explains the measures that will help you to stay alert and stay as safe as possible as we continue to respond to the challenges of coronavirus. It applies from 4 July - until then, the existing restrictions will remain in place. This guidance covers England only. People in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland should follow the specific rules in those parts of the UK.

On 19th June, the UK CMOs changed the COVID19 alert level from level four to level three following a recommendation by the Joint Biosecurity Centre. This means that the virus is considered to be in general circulation but transmission is no longer high or rising exponentially. As a result, the UK Government has decided to continue to ease restrictions in a manner that is safe, cautious and consistent with our plan.

To read more online click HERE


MOD Reserves, Rejoiners & Wider Opportunities



​The MOD’s new, free digital service for an easy way to discover Reserve, Rejoiner and wider opportunities across the Armed Forces and stay connected with Defence.

To visit the website click HERE


GOV.UK Travel Advice


The Gov.uk website shares guidance for British people travelling overseas during the COVID19 pandemic.

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) currently advises British nationals against all but essential international travel. This advice is being kept under constant review and any updates will be posted on the Gov.uk website.

To read more online click HERE


Are You Being Mind Kind?



Are you being Mind Kind?

Standby for a week packed-full of content from BFBS Radio, dedicated to the mental health of Forces families.

Interviews, videos, case studies, practical tips and information... they’ve got it all!

For more details click HERE


Army Reserve Continuous Attitude Survey 2020

















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Visiting Europe From 1st January 2021


Travel to the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein will change from 1 January 2021.

Things you may need to do before you go include:

-Check your passport
-Get travel insurance that covers your healthcare
-Check you have the right driving documents
-Organise pet travel-contact your vet at least four months before you go

On the Gov.uk website, you can sign up for email alerts and check travel advice for the country you're visiting to get the latest information.

The page will also be updated if there are any changes.

To find out more online, click HERE



AWS 7-Day Family Challenge Week 14





















To view these activities in full, 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


Look Out For Ticks This Summer


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Lyme disease is a bacterial infection that can be spread to humans by infected ticks. It's usually easier to treat if it's diagnosed early.

For more information about Lyme Disease click HERE

For pet safety advice please click the links below or visit the RSPCA or Blue Cross websites:




Sun Safety




It's going to be very hot over the next couple of days. UV from the sun can damage your eyes and skin. Please make sure you wear sun protection if you're out and about.

For more tips on staying safe in the sun and beating the heat, click HERE


Tuesday, 23 June 2020

Reserves Day - Wednesday 24th June


Reservists give up their spare time to serve in the Reserve Forces, balancing their civilian life with a military career to ensure that should their country require them, they would be ready to serve as part of the military.

The Reserve Forces make up approximately one sixth of our Armed Forces personnel and as such are integral to protecting the nation’s security at home and overseas, particularly providing capability in specialist areas such as medical and cyber.

To read more online, click HERE


NHS Armed Forces Briefing UPDATE 3


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To view this document online (with embedded links included) 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


Help Develop Services With Healthwatch Wiltshire's COVID19 Survey





































To complete this survey online click HERE


Op Faran - Background Plus Q&A



To read this document in full, 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


Service Family Accommodation - Statutory & Mandatory Safety Checks




It is really important that Service Families know how essential statutory safety checks on their home will be managed during the COVID19 pandemic.

DIO has worked with Amey to produce the above video to explain more.​


Headspace - Limited Number Of Free Headspace Subscriptions



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Army Health & Wellbeing are offering a limited number of FREE Headspace subscriptions to Army personnel as part of an evaluation to understand how Apps can support Health and Wellbeing. Headspace is a meditation-based mindfulness App designed to help with wellbeing and to improve sleep.

To request a license please complete the expressions of interest survey HERE. Throughout the year you will be asked to complete surveys to provide feedback to help inform future roll-out. For more information please email Nicola.sides100@mod.gov.uk


Latest Army HQ Policy Update - COVID19


To view this video online, click HERE

(Please note that you do not need a personal Facebook account to view the above video)


Amey - Contacting Our Defence Customer Service Centre During The Coronavirus Pandemic


Occupancy Services re-opened the telephone service on 17th June.

You should be aware that we are anticipating a high volume of telephone calls, as we re-open the Occupancy Services telephone functionality.

We continue to work closely with DIO, the single services, Agility and our Industry Partners, in line with UK Government guidance, to reactivate housing services in a phased and orderly way, currently prioritising any entitled service family moves.

To read more online, click HERE


Army Pride 2020



















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To view this document and it's embedded website links online, 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


MOD Drinkaware Pocket Guide



To download the above document, 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

Monday, 22 June 2020

Love Is In The Air For Cats


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RAF Spouses Can Now Access Headspace For Free


RAF partners and spouses can now access online mindfulness platform, Headspace, in a recent initiative launched by the RAF Benevolent Fund. Previously available to serving personnel only, it is now available to the partners of personnel, too.

Headspace is a ‘gym membership for the mind’ offering guided mindfulness and meditation exercises to help improve and maintain emotional wellbeing. These bite-sized 10-minute sessions can be accessed either through a mobile phone app or through a web-browser.

The platform offers various exercises focusing on specific areas of life such as sport, health, or happiness. Research has found that users begin to experience the benefits of Headspace after using it for just 10 minutes a day for 10 days.

To read more online click HERE