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Friday, 31 July 2020

Mandatory MOT Testing To Be Reintroduced From 1 August

For further information click HERE

Hullavington Newsletter - August-September

To read this online, click HERE

Online Wellbeing Workshops For Partners Of RAF Personnel

To visit the website, click HERE

Action For Happiness - Webinars & August 2020 Calendar

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Action For Happiness also host live talks on Zoom which are free to view (although donations to the organisation are welcomed)

To find out more online, click HERE

Thursday, 30 July 2020

Keep Your Distance - Slow The Spread

For all the latest updates click HERE

AWS Family Challenge Activities - Week 19

To see this activity sheet 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

Home Working - Managing The Cyber Risks

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To visit the National Cyber Security Centre website, click HERE

Updated Guidance On Self Isolation

Today the Chief Medical Officers for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have issued updated advice on the self-isolation period for symptomatic individuals or those with a positive test result increasing from 7 days to 10 days.

To read more online click HERE

Number Of COVID19 Tests In Defence & Positive Cases In The UK Armed Forces

This fortnightly official statistic provides information on the number of defence personnel who have attended a COVID19 test through the UK National Testing Programme; and for the UK Armed Forces, the number of positive cases of COVID19.

To read this information online, click HERE

Mental Resilience

During this fight against COVID19 the nation has come together; we are working differently and facing new challenges and uncertainties. This period will deliver many lessons and new ways of living. And the British Army Mental Resilience Training (MRT) delivered as part of the OPSMART package of work is just as important now as it has ever been and can help develop many useful coping mechanisms for us all to employ.

To read more about the MRT, some of which can also be used by civilians for positive mental health, click HERE

Wednesday, 29 July 2020

Latest Vacancies

Please click the red links for further information

Snapdragons Nursery, Corsham

New Look, Chippenham

Freedog Trampoline Park, Swindon


Pub Leisure, Corsham

Across North Wiltshire & Bath

Jenner House, Chippenham

Royal United Hospital, Bath

Sparkle Cleaning, Malmesbury

Atelier Nursery, Chippenham


Great Western Hospital, Swindon

The Brunel, Chippenham

Dyson, Malmesbury

Armed Forces Covenant Fund Grants Launched

Following an earlier announcement in May, the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust have now launched two more funding programmes for the Armed Forces communities.

Along with other organisations, individual units are entitled to apply.

Please click the links below to find out more.

Dept For Transport - Bold Vision For Cycling & Walking

To read this new guide online, click HERE

5 Ways To Wellbeing During COVID19

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Alternatively click HERE to view this leaflet online

What's On In & Around Wiltshire This Summer

Please click the links below for activities in and around Wiltshire this summer!

Chippenham Library To Re-Open Tuesday 4th August

Following a recent Wiltshire Council public consultation on reopening some library services during the COVID19 pandemic, the libraries in Chippenham, Salisbury and Trowbridge will open their doors to the public, for the first time since 20 March, next week.

Trowbridge Library will open from 3 August, and Chippenham and Salisbury Library on 4 August, with safety measures in place to ensure social distancing to keep people as safe as possible.

To read more online click HERE

Shared Lives Wiltshire

Tuesday, 28 July 2020

Check In On Your Child

The Childline website has lots of advice and information for parents and children alike. To visit the website, click HERE

'Fix Your Bike' Voucher Scheme

If you are a keen cyclist and have an old bike gathering dust at home, you can apply for a £50 voucher to get it repaired.

To apply online, click HERE

Latest Updates From The Naval Families Federation

The Naval Families Federation are missing seeing you at the families events this year! Although their giant deckchair and chalkboard are on ‘summer leave’, please click HERE to visit their website if you would like to find out more about their tailored resources. Alternatively click on the links below:

Working Away From Home

Brighten Your Day

Forces Families Jobs


Parental absence resource

Family Resource Project

Holiday Offers

Leaving the Service


Horse Owners Urged To Microchip Horses Ahead Of 1st October 2020 Deadline

Microchipping will help ensure that irresponsible owners are rightly held accountable and owners can be more easily reunited with lost or stolen horses.

The Chief Veterinary Officer, Christine Middlemiss, has today called on all horse, pony and donkey owners in England to get their animals microchipped ahead of 1st October 2020 as part of a move to tackle horse theft, improve equine traceability and improve animal welfare.

From this date it will be mandatory in England for all equine owners to microchip their animals.

For information click HERE

National Marine Week - 25th July to 9th August 2020

National Marine Week is The Wildlife Trusts’ nationwide celebration of all things marine.

Despite the name, it lasts 15 fun-filled days to allow for the variation in tide times around the country. This year is slightly different, due to the COVID19 crisis, but there's still lots to get stuck into it! Dive in HERE

Chippenham Minor Injury Unit Is Now Open For Appointments Only (Booked Via NHS 111)

To read more online click HERE

Better Health Campaign - Let's Do This

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Your health matters and there has never been a better time to kickstart your health. Better Health has a range of tools and support to help - find what works for you. Let's do this!

To read more about this new campaign, including details of free apps plus hints and tips, click HERE

Service Family Hot Topics - Parental Support

Combining being a parent with military service is not always easy and can lead to frustrations and conflicts which can be difficult to address.

The Personnel & Family Support team have created this handy information sheet with details of support networks military families can turn to.

To view this document 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

Latest Food Standards Agency Alerts & Recalls

Stay up-to-date with food and allergy alerts, plus FSA's latest news and consultations.

Recent alerts include the following products or companies:

-Uncle Ben's

To visit the website, where you can sign up for alerts, click HERE

Neighbourhood Watch Campaign

As lockdown eases in the UK, a rise in burglaries is expected. Neighbourhood Watch have partnered with the Home Office to create a new social media campaign that alerts those most at risk, giving them practical tools that are proven to prevent burglary by nearly 50 times.

To find out more, click HERE

Monday, 27 July 2020

JSHAO Housing Presentations Online & Via Dial-In

Further to our housing brief schedule being postponed the JSHAO have now successfully launched an online forum, for Service Personnel and their families to attend, via SKYPE Business (those without MODnet access can dial-in separately).

The presentation is still delivered in the same format, with a Financial Mortgage Advisor online, providing details on the mortgage process and answering any queries.

Our new delivery method provides the Service User with the ability to attend via visual access or dial-in for an audible version. (Presentation will be sent to emails for those dialling in). We believe delivery in this nature allows the Service User to enjoy the presentation in line with safe distancing restrictions as well as allowing others to be present, during lockdown restrictions.

We also now have the ability to tailor make our presentation to suit our audience, to fit in with their requirements, as opposed to listen to the full version.

As you will understand, we would like to keep the numbers manageable to enable questions to be answered and booking is essential.

Our initial aim is to run these events twice a month and dates are on the attached posters, individuals should contact our group email box to register:

RFEA - Employment Support For Military Spouses & Partners

To visit the website, click HERE

Union Jack Club - Weekend Special Offer

To visit the website, click HERE

The Big White Wall Name Change

The Big White Wall is being renamed.

The service, which is available for free to all Service Personnel and military families, provides a safe online community to support your mental health, 24/7. 

At the beginning of August the new name will be announced, and you will start seeing communications from the service that look different, including an updated URL and logo.

The service name is changing, but the commitment to providing safe and accessible mental health support remains consistent.

​If you aren't yet a member, and you feel like you need a place to talk, click HERE to find out more

Wiltshire Council Family & Community Learning - New Website

Family and Community Learning includes a range of online, community based and outreach learning opportunities designed to help people of different ages and backgrounds to:

-Gain a new skill

-Reconnect with learning

-Prepare to progress to formal courses

-Learn how to support their children better

Courses are funded by the Education and Skills Funding Agency and are free for Service families!

Are you stuck in a rut or going through a difficult time? We want to hear from people who are unsure about if they can join and we are always happy to talk things through.

To find out more on the brand new website, click HERE

Rise Trust Service Update

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To visit the Rise Trust website, click HERE

Friday, 24 July 2020

Latest Discounts From DDS

To visit the DDS website, click HERE