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Wednesday, 28 June 2017

MOD Lyneham & CarrillionAmey Meeting

There will be a meeting held:
3rd July 2017 between MOD LynehamGarrison Support Unit and CarillionAmey to discuss Garrison matters and families housing issues.
This is your opportunity to raise ongoing works/complaints. 
Please email details to Garrison Welfare Team at:
DSEME8REMEBHQWelfare@mod. uk
by 08:00 3rd July.
Carillion Amey job Ref.
 SFA address. 
 Description of issue.
Issued byGarrison Welfare Team

The Cheese & Chilli Festival - Lydiard Park


Armed Forces Community - New Challenge, New Beginnings

To read the latest issue online

New Carillion Amey Website

If you live in SFA, them make sure you have a look at the new Carillion website.  

It has all you need to know about:

Access the new Carillion Amey website HERE


AFF Reassured About Housing Safety For Army families

Following the tragic incident at Grenfell Tower in London, the Army families Federation (AFF) has approached the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO), to clarify whether multi-storey Service Families Accommodation (SFA) features any external cladding, which would potentially present a fire risk.

Safety assured
DIO checked the position of this issue and were able to inform AFF that multi-storey buildings are predominantly brick construction. The external wall insulation used on recent energy efficiency upgrades to military housing has also been confirmed as meeting all relevant building and fire regulations.

AFF Housing Specialist Cat Calder said, “Ensuring the safety of our Army families is paramount and AFF has received assurances of safety from all relevant parties involved. DIO has also advised us that a review will now be carried out of all non-habitable areas such as stairwells, plant rooms and communal areas, to confirm the safety of the Army families living there.”

Contact AFF
If families are at all concerned about safety in their SFA, they should contact housing maintenance and repairs contractor CarillionAmey (CA) directly on 0800 707 6000 or contact AFF’s Housing Specialist Cat Calder on

To find out more about AFF’s work in support of Army families, visit

PGL Holiday Adventures

PGL are the UK's leading provider of children's holidays.

To view the holidays please click HERE

Little Troopers Launch New App

Little Troopers Treasures is a free, easy to use app that can make story time precious every day and will ensure children never miss a bedtime story from their parents again; they can watch the recordings over and over whenever they miss their mummy or daddy.

For further details please click HERE

Are Your Travel Vaccinations Up To Date?

If you're planning to travel outside the UK, you may need to be vaccinated against some of the serious diseases found in other parts of the world.

Please click HERE to find out which vaccinations are necessary or recommended.

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Paultons Park-Tickets for Troops


For the second year Tickets for troops will be teaming up with Paultons Park for their Armed Forces Days in September (16th/17th & 23rd/ 24th).
Tickets For Troops members will have the chance to book up to four tickets to take their family for a fun filled day out. 

Ladbrokes Challenge Cup Final – Wembley August 2017 – 40% Off – LIMITED TIME ONLY

Watch the climax of one of Rugby League’s biggest day's out at the iconic Wembley Stadium. This day is LIKE NOTHING ELSE with a full day of back to back entertainment and this August they are taking it to another level with the introduction of Club Wembley ticket access, adult tickets from £12 and junior tickets from £5.

Visit for details or log in to the free mobile app and search for Ladbrokes Challenge Cup Final....

Hello From Home - Activity Book for The Under 9's

If Mum or Dad are deployed or working away from home and you have younger children, get hold of a copy of the Hello From Home activity book. 

The book contains many useful activities for a child to get involved with their parent’s deployment and different ways of keeping in touch. Also included are colouring in charts, postcards and stickers. 

Call in to the HIVE for your free copy.

Royal Wootton Bassett Carnival 5K Fun Run - 16 July

Interested in a career in Hospitality?

Summer Festival of Choirs - 8th July

You could lose your best mate in just 6 minutes

Messy Play in the Community Rooms Lyneham Primary School

The Rise Trust - North Wiltshire Children's Centre Programme

Gov.UK - The law on leaving your child home alone

The law doesn’t say an age when you can leave a child on their own, but it’s an offence to leave a child alone if it places them at risk. Use your judgement on how mature your child is before you decide to leave them alone, eg at home or in a car.
  • children under 12 are rarely mature enough to be left alone for a long period of time
  • children under 16 shouldn’t be left alone overnight
  • babies, toddlers and very young children should never be left alone

Parents can be prosecuted if they leave a child unsupervised ‘in a manner likely to cause unnecessary suffering or injury to health

Defence Discount Service: Nissan Qashqai Discount

Applause Store- Free tickets to TV shows

See the huge amount of free recording tickets on 
offer from Applause Store HERE

Military Children Resource Pack For Primary Schools

Our brand new Little Troopers at School Primary School resource pack has over 30 specially created resources to help schools talk about the military in class and provide specific support to military children who may experience separation and moving schools.
The pack contains printed resources & a fully loaded USB stick to make life easy for teachers. The pack costs £59.99 and there's £10 off for the first 50 packs ordered when you use the code LTS10

Resettlement Magazine - Pathfinder Out Now

Hard copies are available (Free) from the HIVE

North Wiltshire Children's Centre Programme

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat 14 and 15 July

Voting is now open to find the Armed Forces and Reserves Heroes of 2017!

To celebrate this year's Armed Forces Day, we asked you to nominate your Everyday Forces Hero to be in with the chance of winning a share of over £1,000 – and what a fantastic response we've had! 
We want to thank everyone who took part and made their hero's day! 

Cholderton Charlie's Playbarn & Activities


Monday, 19 June 2017

Summer care for your DOG

It is important to not only look after yourself over the heat of summer, but you should also take care of your pet's needs. Here are a few things to keep in mind to ensure your pet enjoys summer as much as you do!

Keeping cool and sun protection

Make sure your pet has access to cool, shady areas in your house or backyard. Always make sure your pet has access to lots of cool drinking water. If you’re going out for the day, try dropping a few ice blocks into their water bottle or bowl, so that the water stays colder for longer.

How To Cope In Hot Weather

Most of us welcome hot weather, but when it's too hot for too long there are health risks. If a heatwave hits this summer, make sure the hot weather doesn't harm you or anyone you know.
Please click HERE for further information

The Services Cotswold Centre

The Services Cotswold Centre (SCC) is a tri-service facility managed by Headquarters Army Welfare Service (AWS) and funded by Headquarters Support Commands (HQ Sp Comd) on behalf of the MOD. It provides short term transit accommodation for service personnel, their spouses, civil partners and families.

The SCC accommodation comprises of 60 self contained chalet style homes and is located near Corsham, Wiltshire in the United Kingdom.

To Book Telephone: civilian 01225 810 358, military (9)4382 4521

Fashion Show At Hilmarton School Hall - 5th July - 7pm -10pm

Armed Forces Dependents' Business Start-Up Programme

Please click HERE for more information

Summer Drink And Driving Campaign

Anyone wishing to report an incident of drink/drug driving should call Wiltshire Police on 101 and select option 4 for the Drink Drive Hotline.
In an emergency, dial 999.
If you have any information about drink/drug driving you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their Anonymous Online Form avalaible HERE
No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

Monday, 12 June 2017

SCI-Fi Comic Con - 22nd July 2017

Sci-Fi returns to Trowbridge for a fantastic 3rd year, join us as we celebrate all things science fiction. this year we have added Sci Fi after dark with a screening of the rocky horror picture show complete with mistress of ceremonies.

Horse Riding School and Livery - Rein and Shine

We are a highly commended riding school, incorporating a livery, offering high quality, professional and friendly horse riding services for all the family.

The riding school offers private, semi private and group lessons with British Horse Society qualified people. We welcome all ages and abilities and we include beginners and experienced riders. If you like horses and ponies and just wondered what it might be like to ride, then we can introduce you to this amazing sport. Just contact us anytime.

Plan Your Future Today by Putting Power Of Attorney in Place

M4 Karting - Military Discount Available

M4 Karting, the Premier Indoor Karting and Mini Moto Centre in the South West

Big White Wall Free Support To For Veterans, Serving Personnel And Their Families

Click HERE for full details

The Royal International AIR TATTOO - 14-16 July 2017