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Thursday, 21 September 2017

Could you make a difference to the life of an older person?

Goatacre Manor Care Centre is currently recruiting for registered nurses, care assistants and kitchen assistants. If you would like to learn more about the roles and positions available please contact for an informal chat.

Thank you

Steve Oswald
Registered Manager
Goatacre Manor Care Centre
Direct Dial: 01249 760003
Personal Assistant: Allison Davis, 01249 760464

The REME Museum Kid’s Assault Course Tuesday 24th And Thursday 26th October

October Half Term

Activities run from 11 am to 3.30 pm each day
Our brand new kid’s assault course 
will be open for two days offering young ones a chance to
 have a go on our soldier-led activity.
There will be specially laid on craft activities in the 
Museum for all to enjoy. 
This includes sending army 
messages with our authentic 
battlefield telephones as well as making your 
own paper cup phone to take home.
There will also be a chance to make 
your own brake down truck from our 
Thinkertoy, a fun construction toy 
suitable for all ages.
All these activities will run on both the 
24th and 26th October 
and are included in the standard museum admission fee.

The REME Museum Gnome Hunt Tuesday 24th To Saturday 27th October

October Half Term

Gnome hunts run during normal Museum hours, 
10 am to 4.30 pm each day
Treat for every gnome hunter plus a chance to enter the prize draw. Hunt sheets cost 30p.

The REME Gnomes are back!

 Each gnome tells a different part of the REME story and will be hiding throughout the Museum. 
Come along and explore the museum, finding gnomes as you go. Everyone who enters the hunt gets a treat at the end plus one lucky gnome hunter will win REME Museum goodie bag. 
Hunt sheets cost 30p and are available from the Museum shop.

Family Fun Fair- Royal Wootton Bassett 28th Sep to 1st Oct

Great Western Brick Show 7 & 8 October

Experience gigantic LEGO models, inventions and displays as you've never seen them before!
This LEGO extravaganza is a great day out for families and all who enjoy the wonderful world of LEGO bricks.
  • Unique models made exclusively for the show!
  • Classic LEGO model train layouts, with steam and diesel locos, scenery, bridges and stations
  • Interactive building – help the Brickish Association create a giant LEGO mosaic!
  • LEGO Shops for some great deals and exclusive products
  • LEGO play tables for the children (and for adults too!)
  • Competitions – lots of LEGO prizes to be won
  • Brick CafĂ© – to keep you refreshed in first class style 
                              To Book Click HERE

Do you know how to identify the most common bites?

If you were stung by something and you don’t know what it was, we can tell you how to identify the most common bites (5 of them can be extremely dangerous)

Bug bites often cause pain, but the actual bug leaves before the pain starts so the bites are hard to identify. In many cases, not knowing this information can complicate things, and sometimes cause serious problems.
Here are some bug bites you should be aware of and their symptoms: 

Fashion Show 4th October at Hilmarton School Hall 7-9pm

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

CarillionAmey - Rodents – control/treatment – all year round

If you suspect you have rodents in your property, read CA's advice on how to treat the problem and the steps you can take to prevent future infestations. It also advises how we treat different rodents and how long treatment normally takes. Click HERE to read more


We have had some fantastic results getting veterans into employment, training and into permanent, affordable accommodation.   As a result we do have some vacancies in our residences in Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow.  If you are aware of a veteran who is homeless, at risk of homelessness or otherwise needs housing support please do not hesitate to refer them to Scottish Veterans Residences.  They can self-refer simply by getting in contact or completing a short form or as an agency you can refer on their behalf.  Referral forms and leaflets (providing more detail on the respective services) are attached for your information.

For self referral please see LINK


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National Careers Service

National Careers Service information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work.

Longleat Safari Park Military Spectacular - Free Family Ticket Offer

In celebration of the first year of Longleat's incredible new event, The Military Spectacular, we are giving away a family ticket for two adults and two children!

Over 30th September and 1st October Longleat will come alive with a celebration of the Armed Forces - displays, shows, vehicles, music and more!

Our competition offers FREE tickets to Longleat's military spectacular day, furthermore Longleat are providing a 30% discount for the armed forces general tickets.

ENTER HERE: Facebook: /Forcestravel 
Twitter: @Forcestravel 

For more information visit:

Service Families Accommodation Compensation Scheme

The MOD and its industry partners aim to provide the highest possible standard of service to those entitled service personnel and their families who live in service family accommodation (SFA) and substitute service family accommodation (SSFA) in the UK.

For more information on the compensation scheme please click HERE

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Lyneham Primary School is Growing! Community Information Evening Wednesday 22nd November 3pm -7pm

Like all schools in Wiltshire, the number of pupils at Lyneham Primary School is gradually increasing and we anticipate a further increase in numbers from summer 2019, when it is planned that additional military personnel will move into Lyneham and there may be expansion of local housing.
With this in mind, the school has been working closely with Wiltshire Council and a team of architects on plans to expand the school.  This will happens in two phases, resulting in the addition of 7 new permanent classrooms and increasing the school capacity to three classes in each year group.  This work will be funded by Wiltshire Council and represents a significant investment.  
The first phase of work is due to start in summer 2018 and be completed by early summer 2019.  We are still in the early stages of planning, but we are very excited that the first phase will include a purpose-built Early Years unit, and hopefully a new hall and traffic system.  The second phase would then deliver the remaining 4 classrooms and remodelling of some existing areas; although the timescale for this has not yet been confirmed. 
We would like to extend an invitation to all members of the community to a drop-in information session on Wednesday 22nd November in the upper hall at the school from 3pm -7pm to view the final plans and meet the architects and representatives from Wiltshire Council.  This will be an informal event with no presentations, so please feel free to just drop by to take a look.  
We hope to see you at the information evening and if you have any queries about the school expansion please do not hesitate to contact Mrs McFarlane at the school
(Tel 890 413).

Job Vacancies at Sunny Days Children's Nursery Calne

Monday, 18 September 2017

MOD Future Accomodation Model (FAM) - Update

The Ministry of Defence is exploring how it can provide armed forces personnel with more choice of housing and meet their aspirations for home ownership.

The Future Accommodation Model information was updated on the 1 August 2017.   

To access this information please use the following link:

Civvy Street - Resettlement Magazine Sept Issue

To read on line Click Here
Free hard copies in the HIVE

Hallowe'en Events At Old Sarum

Take your little horrors to Old Sarum this Half Term

For dates, times and prices please click HERE

Fancy Joining the Army Reserves?

Army Reserve soldiers get involved in everything the Regular Army does from combat, peacekeeping, humanitarian work and supporting your local community.
You'll do lots of different activities with other Reservists and Regulars, both locally and further afield. Everybody who joins us is first and foremost a soldier, but you’ll also be trained in other skills. Our roles cover things like engineering and communications, music and medicine - which you might also do as part of your day job. Training will help you to develop in areas like leadership and teamwork.

For more information, please visit:

Support For Military Families

Salisbury Half Marathon - Are You Ready?

Salisbury Half Marathon

Sunday 1st October

For further details please click HERE

5 Soldiers - A Portrait Of Army Life

A thrilling and humane portrait of army life telling the stories of five men and women serving on the frontline.

The Longleat Military Spectacular with 30% off for Armed Forces and Veterans

Location: Longleat Grounds

Times: Throughout the day

Prices: Included with an All in One Day Ticket

Dates: 30th Sept & 1st Oct

This autumn, it is our privilege to invite you to visit the historic grounds of
Longleat to celebrate our incredible Armed Forces.

On Saturday 30th September and Sunday 1st October we will play host to a wealth of impressive armoured combat vehicles, interactive demonstrations, immaculate musical processions and inspiring individuals.

The astounding capability of our Armed Forces will be displayed across the extensive grounds of Longleat as well as in our event space, the Longhouse. Throughout both days you will be immersed in an inspiring world of community and patriotism.

Andover Festival Of Motoring

Larkhill Roadworks Delayed By 3 Weeks

Please click on image to enlarge

Combat Stress - 24 Hour Helpline

Friday, 15 September 2017

REME 75 – Celebrate 75 Years Of REME At REME Museum- 1st October

REME Museum is delighted to be hosting REME Corps 75th Birthday commemorations on October 1st
There will be a wide range of exciting activities and family events to mark this special occasion.

This fun day will provide plenty of activities for visitors to the Museum and the REME Corps community.
These will include a children’s obstacle course manned by uniformed REME personnel along with lots of other sports activities stands where our visitors can pit their skills against some REME Reserves.
We will have historic vehicles on display alongside more modern recovery vehicles and there will be Corps engineering displays. 
 We also will have a REME band and other spectacular surprises, to be announced.
No birthday would be complete without a birthday cake, although our cake will be giant-sized and REME-themed. It will be cut by one of the founder members of REME Corps, accompanied by one of our youngest serving Craftsman.

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Quest Resettlement Magazine - Sept Issue Out Now

Click Here 


Food Intolerance - The Correct Facts

A food intolerance is difficulty digesting certain foods and having an unpleasant physical reaction to them.
 For more information please click HERE

Coach Trip To London Winter Wounderland 9th December

Coach Trip To Winchester Christmas Market 25 November


Opening of New Lyneham Pharmacy - 22 Sep 17

Come and Help the Community Celebrate the 'Long Awaited' opening of  Lyneham Pharmacy!

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Rise Children's Centres JOB Club Is Now Running

Pregnant And Thinking About Breastfeeding Or A Mum Already Breastfeeding?

Latest Offers from Forces Travel

Click HERE To Find Out More

Carillionamey: Customer Translator Service

Did you know that Carillionamey have a Language Line?

They subscribe to a service called Language Line, which allows them to create a three way call with a customer who isn’t fluent in our language and may require an interpreter.

If you need the service, or know someone who would benefit, call the Carillionamey 0800 707 6000  number and state the language you need when you’re through to an advisor. 

The advisor will then get a translator on the line.

Easy Resettlement Magazine - Autumn 2017

Messy Play Starts at Lyneham Primary School 15th September

Veterans' Housing Advice

Salisbury's Illuminated Carnival

This year's exciting Salisbury Carnival will take place around the streets of the City on Friday 20 October starting at 7.30pm. 
Location: Parade through Salisbury City Centre

Date: Friday 20th October
Procession Start Time: 
7.30pm from Salisbury Coach Park

All money raised this year will be in aid of The Mayor Of Salisbury’s Appeal which is Alzheimer’s Society.

How To Deal With Cold Weather Ailments

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

Please click HERE 
to see how to deal with them.