Friday, 16 December 2016

Storybook Soldiers - Deployment/Exercise

Contact details for any questions are Jane at Storybook Soldiers Management Team

10 AEC, Bdg 59, Jellalabad Barracks, 

Tidworth SP9 7BN

Telephone : 01980 - 650515 
(Tidworth Mil. 94342 2515)
Click On The Link For More Information

Supporting the Unsung Hero- Business Start up for Dependants

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Thursday, 17 November 2016

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Dancefit Classes - Wool Youth Club

Joining the British Army? Information for Parents and Guardians

Is a son, daughter or loved one thinking about joining the Army? 
We know it’s a big decision. That’s why we want you to have all the facts. By being well informed, you can help your child or loved one get an accurate picture of Army life. Then they’ll be able to decide if this is the right path for them.

Your questions answered: Click here to find out more.....

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

British Forces overseas posting: Cyprus

If you have received your assignment order to Cyprus contact the nearest HIVE for more information

Akrotiri HIVE (RAF Akrotiri)
Contact Akrotiri HIVE on 00357 2527 6390 or email

Ayios Nikolaos HIVE (JSSU)
Contact Ayios Nikolaos HIVE on 00357 2395 7699 or email

Dhekelia HIVE (Dhekelia Station)
Contact Dhekelia HIVE on 00357 2474 4551 or email

Episkopi HIVE (Episkopi Station)
Contact Episkopi HIVE on 00357 2596 2000 or email

Contact Nicosia HIVE on 00357 2235 9316 or email

 HIVEs have information blogs.
 Register for email updates to keep informed about information relevant to you. 

Find out about RAF Akrotiri, accommodation, medical facilities, schools, amenities and recreation: HERE

Friday, 4 November 2016

Credit Unions - Financial Help For Armed Forces

A new service offering simple savings accounts and "affordable" loans to military personnel, who can sometimes struggle to get access to financial products, has been launched by credit unions.
The arrangement, backed by the Ministry of Defence, means Armed Forces personnel will be able to save regularly or repay loans with credit unions directly through their pay packets, via deductions from their payroll.
Credit unions are mutual financial co-operatives that take deposits and give loans to members. Family members and retired personnel receiving a pension are also eligible to join the new service, whose launch coincides with International Credit Union Day.

Credit unions trade association Abcul (the Association of British Credit Unions Limited) says that over the years, people serving in the Armed Forces have reported difficulties accessing credit because their job involves moving regularly and it can be challenging to build up a good credit rating. It adds that some personnel report being targeted by high-cost lenders.

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Friday, 28 October 2016

Lulworth Camp Coffee Mornings

If you have just arrived or been here a while then please come along to our Coffee morning
at Lulworth Camp, community centre on a Wednesday morning from 09.30 - 11.30

The Bovington Welfare team and Wendy from Bovington HIVE will be also drop in to meet and welcome you.
If you have any questions, issues or concerns, the team will be more than happy to help and assist you.

Regardless of your spouses rank, cap badge or service you are welcome to come along and meet other wives living on camp.

There is a fully equipped play area for the little ones and refreshments will be served
during the morning.

Everyone welcome

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Ex Services - Accommodation & Housing

What is SPACES?
Single Persons Accommodation Centre for the Ex Services, SPACES, is a housing advice and placement service for veterans.
SPACES targets the most vulnerable of Service leavers, regardless of rank, length of service, or reason for discharge.  The SPACES office is located within The Beacon at Catterick Garrison, North Yorkshire.
You’ll find:
◦The SPACES office is open Monday to Friday 9am-5pm, with answerphone service out-of-hours.
◦Helps to secure appropriate accommodation when you leave the Armed Forces to reduce the risk of homelessness or rough sleeping.
◦Help to find accommodation no matter where you are located across the UK.
◦Support from up to 12 months prior to discharge if you have housing concern (the SPACES team will maintain contact with you until suitable accommodation is secured).
◦All information treated in strict confidence.
◦Advice and referrals to other specialist agencies if required,
◦If you are married or a single parent, we will direct you to the Joint Service Housing Advice Office.
◦Information to assist Foreign & Commonwealth Service personnel with housing needs.
◦Optional referral to Riversides’ Care and Support bespoke accommodation centres for  single veterans.

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Yoga Classes - Wool

Classes for all abilities.
Every Thursday 09.00 - 10.15
at Bindon Abbey, Wool
For more information call Lynne 01929 551742

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Wool Toddler Group

Thursdays (term time)
 9am - 10.30am

£2 per adult and child
Includes refreshments
In Kids Of Wool Pre-school

All welcome

 For more information
01929 405144

Wool Country Market

10am - 11.30am

Every Thursday

D'Urberville Hall, Colliers Lane.

Monday, 17 October 2016

Join the Army Reserve

Click HERE for more information

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

MOD ICE (In Case of Emergencies) App

12 months ago the MOD ICE App was launched.  The app, which has been developed by the Ministry of Defence’s Joint Casualty and Compassionate Centre (JCCC), has now been downloaded over 25,000 times by British service personnel and their families since the launch in October 2015.

The MOD ICE app is available from the Defence Gateway internet site:

Friday, 7 October 2016

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Friday, 30 September 2016

Friday, 26 August 2016

Dorset School Transport - Travel Passes, Routes & Timetables

Information on the new travel passes,

Update on School Bus Passes (Smart Cards for school contracts)
The cards are now being printed and will be sent direct to your home address by second class post, although some might arrive a few days later than planned.
Update on Scholars Bus Passes (passes to use public bus routes)
The cards will be available from your school on the first day of term. A letter will be sent direct to your home address by 1 September 2016, which will allow you to travel on the first day of term.
If you have any questions about the new process, please contact School Transport.

New plastic passes are being introduced for students using free or paid school transport, instead of the paper passes issued previously. These will be for the life of attendance at your school or college, subject to transport entitlement and so will not need to be re-issued every year.
The plastic passes will contain both a barcode and an electronic chip. The barcodes will be used to carry out periodic checks on the validity of the pass in the short term. Over the next 18 months all school vehicles will be fitted with electronic chip readers that will allow passes to be checked and details of the journeys recorded.
When will passes be sent out?
You should receive your new pass, issued directly to your home address from mid to late August. If you haven't received your pass by Thursday 25 August, please let us know via the School Transport enquiry form.
Routes and timetables
In previous years, we specified the boarding location for school transport services but students can now board and alight the service at a stop best suited for them. The pass will only be valid for the designated route and will not be able to be used on alternative services without authorisation from the School Transport team.
If you have moved since you first applied for a school place you must notify us using the change of address form.
New route maps and timetables for 2016/17
Lost passes
If a bus pass is lost during the academic year you must obtain a temporary pass from your school office in order to continue using school transport until a replacement pass can be issued.

Monday, 1 August 2016

Bovington Personnel & Families Access To Blandford Camp Cinema

Serving personnel and Military families living at Bovington/Lulworth can access the cinema at Blandford Camp providing they produce valid MoD ID on entry to Blandford Garrison.

Cinema showings are from 7pm. Doors open at 6pm.  

For details of latest releases and entry prices go to

Thursday, 21 July 2016

Little Troopers - Summer Support To Families During Deployment

Free Local Careers Advice For Adults

Appointments available with Emma on Fridays at Wareham Citizens Advice
01202 677557.
Info on

Friday, 24 June 2016

Carillionamey: Service Families Accommodation - Patch Management

Improving the way we manage your patch

As part of the improvement plan, CarillionAmey have rolled out a new initiative which we are hoping will assist with better communication. Each Accommodation Officer (AO) is responsible for making regular checks on the Service Family homes and the surrounding communal areas for which they are responsible. 
They conduct regular inspections looking out for things such as graffiti, fallen trees, and potholes in roads. During their walk-around they also take a look at the exterior of properties, and may often notice things that families miss, such as a leaking drainpipe or blocked guttering and should alert the occupants so that a job can be raised.

Nowadays with so many families where both partners work, sometimes issues are identified when no one is home, and although the AO will raise the job with the Helpdesk, families may only find out about it when an engineer arrives to complete the job. We recognise that may be a concern for some families so CarillionAmey’s new patch management inspection card aims to solve this problem. Once the AO has identified an issue with the exterior of a property, the details will be completed on the card and posted through the letterbox, helping to prevent small repairs becoming bigger ones. 

Here is a reminder of what CarillionAmey are responsible for within your patch: