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Tuesday, 30 July 2019

Nearly Festival - military discount

For more information please follow https://nearlyfestival.com/
15% DISCOUNT for military personnel and their families. Please contact Magda at HIVE on 01449 728263 or wattishamhive@armymail.mod.uk for discount CODE.

Thursday, 25 July 2019

Armed Forces Covenant - What's in it for you?

Transition IPPD Newsletter issue 17

Transition Individual Planning and Personal Development (IPPD) Newsletter
Issue 17 Published June 19

For full newsletter please click HERE

E-resource: Adjusting to life outside the Armed Forces

Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire Armed Forces Covenant partnership launches innovative e-learning programme aimed at those leaving or who have left the Armed Forces (Service Leavers and Veterans)
For full article, please click HERE

AFC video

A video has been released 'Did you know how the Armed Forces Covenant supports you?'

Service Personnel and commercial disadvantage - please take the survey

The Armed Forces Covenant recognises that Service Personnel, Veterans and their families can have more difficulty accessing commercial products and services than other citizens, we call this commercial disadvantage.
The Armed Forces Covenant team is working closely with organisations that provide commercial products and services to identify and remove this disadvantage.
Please complete this SURVEY to help us to understand better the experiences of the armed forces community.

Welsh Government AFC Report 2018

The Welsh Government has recently published their first Covenant Annual Report (for 2018). 
A copy of the report can be found at: https://gov.wales/armed-forces-covenant-annual-report-2018

Army Engagement Group

For full article please click HERE

Financial resilience - a reminder of sources of support

Financial resilience: there are various support measures that are currently in place for Service Personnel. 
Summarised as follows: 
Money Force provides education and help to Service Personnel struggling with financial debt.

Credit Unions:
* Access to ‘payroll deduction’ system, enabling personnel to save with, and pay off loans from, specific credit unions. Payments are direct from salary or pension at source.
* Details in MOD internal document 2016DIN08-005 (Plane Saver Credit Union, London Mutual Credit Union, Police Credit Union).

* Pay Day loans.
* London Mutual (not for profit) offer a maximum of 3 months and up to £400 at an APR of 42.6% (=£24.35 in interest)

* PlaneSaver offer Pay Day loans of £1000 over 12 months at an APR of 26.8%.
* Compare to other lenders such as Quick Quid, who offer an APR of 1,294%.
* The Credit Union also offers longer term loans at a lower APR for larger amounts - i.e £15k at 5.9% APR – repayment direct from salary. 
SIIAP is an organisation which regulates Independent Financial Advisors, specialising in providing services to members of HM Forces – all of which are FCA approved.

Please contact your local HIVE if you require further information

Service Family Hot Topics Newsletter - May 2019 (although only just published!)

For the newsletter please follow the link https://drive.google.com/open?id=1IoqAR7wRcFbjYLT2DSHvgh8a_0_JlC0X


A Basing and Infrastructure VLOG has been filmed and has now been finalised and is available on the Army YouTube page:
This VLOG is only aimed at the Service personnel and families moving this summer 

Service Leaver's Guide - July 2019 edition now out

The latest edition of the SLG has now been published on gov.uk, please see link below.

Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Careers Fair

Local job advert 22nd July

The Sergeants Mess in Wattisham is looking for 2 x stewards to work a 30 hour shift and 21 hours shift . Please contact Kate for details. Contact number 01449 728261 . 👍👌

Friday, 19 July 2019

Refurbished child care facility on Rock Barracks, Woodbridge

For full article please follow the link https://enjoywoodbridgemore.co.uk/news/sutton-heath-childcare-centre-reopened-rock-barracks-woodbridge-1-6161434

75th D-Day & ABF The Soldiers' Charity 1944-2019 Anniversary Concert



Monday, 15 July 2019

Friday, 12 July 2019

30 hours of free childcare

Play Parks CLOSURE - Wattisham

I'm sorry to inform you but two play parks in Wattisham - outside the Community Centre and near Chestnut Ave are closed until further notice. 

Free Swimming for children

Children aged 16 and under who live in the Babergh District are eligible for free swimming at…
Kingfisher Leisure Centre & Hadleigh Pool & Leisure
during specified free swim sessions
Swimming is a great way to get children active, keep them healthy and have fun during the school holidays.
The scheme runs from Saturday 20th July until Sunday 1st September
For more information please click here

Friday, 5 July 2019

HQ BFG Stratt Comms Team Rebasing Survey 2019

As part of the evaluation process for the communications that have gone out covering rebasing moves this summer, HQ BFG Stratt Comms team have put together a survey. 
Whether you are currently still in BFG or have already left, HQ BFG Stratt Comms team would like to hear your input.
It is only 10 questions and should take no more than about 1-2 mins to fill out.

Information provided by HQ BFG Stratt Comms Team

Forces Network - Draw Down of British Forces Germany

Commander of British Forces Germany Hosts final Reception in Bielefeld
The last Commander of British Forces Germany has hosted his final official reception in Bielefeld. The city has been a key centre for the British Army's senior headquarters since 1946.
Brigadier Richard Clements' guests at the private function included senior German officials.
The Band of the Prince of Wales' Division performed at Bielefeld's Sparrenburg Castle.

The performance is unlikely to be repeated, as British forces prepare to leave the city.
For more than 70 years, the British Army has had a presence in the city. In the past, five barracks were in Bielefeld.

Troops will continue to travel from Britain to train in nearby Sennelager.

The future British presence will include a Royal Engineer Squadron, which will be part of a joint German-British amphibious bridging unit.

Information provided by Forces.Net

Station Church service - Sunday 5th July

Stowmarket Lawn Tennis Club Open Day

Tuesday, 2 July 2019