Friday, 21 July 2017

Mobile Library Timetable

The mobile library will call fortnightly at Carver Barracks
April's time/date are:
Wednesday 2nd & 16th August
9.30 to 9.50 am
12.20 to 12.35 pm
The bus will stop at the entrance to Rowney Avenue

Debden 3 Counties Cycle Ride : Sunday 3rd September MARSHALS NEEDED

2017 will be a big year for Debdencycle. The Debdencycle in September in aid of The Royal Engineers starts and finishes at Carver Barracks and has a highly revised route from 2016.  Whichever distance you take on, it’s not a race, it’s a ride out to enjoy the countryside of Essex, Herts & Cambs whilst supporting serving and ex-serving men and women.

How the Debdencycle 3 Counties ride on September the 3rd operates:

Meet up from 8am at Carver Barracks CB102YA using the airfield entrance where ample parking is available on the runway. Toilets, teas and coffees also available at the start/finish. Both of the rides start off at the same time (10:30) winding through beautiful country lanes from Debden. Both routes pass through Newport to Arkesden and then split at Duddenhoe End.The 50 mile route goes out past Elmdon and back via Shaftenhoe End where they meet up again with the 35 mile route shortly before the lunch stop at The Woodman Nuthampstead. The return leg sees all riders staying together through the Hormeads, then splitting again in Furneux Pelham with the 50 mile route swinging a wider southerly arc down to Hazel end and then back up through Rickling. The riders come together again in Wendens Ambo for the return to Carver Barracks.


Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Childrens Carver Activity Days

Summer Activity Days Monday 24th & Tuesday 25th July
We are all looking forward to seeing everyone that has sent in a return to attend the Activity days.

There will be two different groups for the days age dependant.

Ages 8-16 Yrs

Could I please ask that a parent or guardian escorts their child on the first morning and to meet at the Gym for registration at 0830hrs on Monday 24th July 2017 and the day will finish at 1645hrs. The second day will start at 0845hrs and finish with a BBQ and prize giving commencing at 1630hrs (at the Sports Pavilion).  Parents are welcome to attend this.  Could I also remind everyone to bring a packed lunch and water each day.

It is advisable that you provide your child with a long sleeve top on the second day for Orienteering.  For the duration of the 2 day programme suitable clothing and footwear and a spare change of clothing in a bag too.

Could you also please provide your child with a waterproof coat, sun hat and apply sun cream.

Ages 4 -7 Yrs

Could I please ask everyone to meet at the Village Hall at 1000hrs on Monday 24th July and the day will finish at 1530hrs. The Second day will start 1030hrs and finish with a BBQ commencing 1630hrs. Could we also remind you that the children aged 4-7 are to escorted by a parent or guardian at all times and to bring a packed lunch and water each day.

It may be advisable to provide your child with a waterproof coat, sun hat and apply sun cream throughout the day.

For your comfort if you would like to bring a picnic rug/camping chairs.  Tea/coffee will be available throughout the day.

If you have any questions the please contact Sgt  Archibald on 01223 203698 5 Rowney Ave, Wimbish.

Friday, 14 July 2017

School Caterer Vacancies

Monday, 10 July 2017

Summer holiday Fun @ Saffron Walden Museum

For opening hours/address please click on the above link

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Monday, 3 July 2017

Teddies Toy Library :Shire Hill, Saffron Walden

Sunday, 2 July 2017

Wimbish Choir : Join Us

Buckingham Palace Visit - FREE

Royal Collection Trust can confirm that complimentary admission to most Royal Collection Trust venues is offered to holders of the MOD90 card, as well as up to four accompanying guests. This includes the Royal Mews, The Queen's Gallery, and the State Rooms, Buckingham Palace during the 2017 Summer Opening.

Pre-booking is not necessary for these complimentary tickets. However, should a large group of 15 or more be coming to the State Rooms at one time, it is recommended to call the Ticket Sales and Information Office on +44 (0)303 123 7300 to let them know.

Please note also that if any visitors require the step-free access route, or require a wheelchair, this should be booked by calling the above number

The Summer Opening of Buckingham Palace 
is 22 July - 1 October 2017.

Saturday, 1 July 2017

School Term Dates : 2017-2018 & 2018-2019

JFAN : Local Secondary School

Forcesline + AWOL Line

Something on your mind?

Forcesline is a free and 100% confidential helpline that is completely independent of the military chain of command. Our experienced civilian staff provide a supportive, listening and signposting service for serving personnel and their families as well as former members of the Armed Forces. You can talk to us about anything including personal concerns, worries and problems. Where possible, we will give you factual information or 'signpost' you to appropriate ways forward, but we will not judge you.

Our telephone support line is available Monday-Friday between 9.00am-5.30pm.

Freephone Number

  • From the UK (Main Line): 0800 731 4880
From Operational Theatres, to enable access through Paradigm's phone system, dial the appropriate access number then enter *201 at the PIN prompt.

Absent without leave (AWOL) line

If you are serving and you are AWOL then call our helpline for confidential advice - Call on

01380 738137

For further info

Wives PT : Every Tuesday & Thursday

Every Tuesday & Thursday at 10 am
Barracks Gym
£1 per session

Apply online for your SFA

The Curiosity Vintage & Craft Fair : 26th August next Fair

Give Blood: Dates for Lord Butler Centre

Blood is something we all expect to be there for us when we need it, yet only 4% of us give blood - many people would not be alive today if it wasn't for the generosity of our donors. Most people can give blood, but all donors have to meet the eligibility criteria before their blood is accepted to ensure there's no risk of us harming you or the patients who will receive it. 
To make sure you can donate, please check this information first
Lord Butler is our closest unit and have various dates available: Next session 
14th September
Other sessions:
13th September
21st September
17th October

Click here for your session finder.

Visit London for FREE!

Make the most of your stay in the city with these free London attractions.
From London's exquisite parks, to world-class museums such as the Natural History Museum, historic houses, stunning art galleries and free activities for kids, there are some amazing free experiences to be had in London. 
The range of free London attractions is incredible. 
Where else in the world can you meet dinosaurs and creepy crawlies, see portraits of Tudor monarchs, travel back to the Battle of Britain, see Darwin's walking stick and the Lord Mayor's 18th-century gold coach, all without spending a penny?

Need removals?

Need to organise removals???

The GRMS web-based Internet-accessible system developed and operated for the Ministry of Defence (MOD) by a contracted service provider, Agility Logistics Limited (Agility) provides the answer and makes 'marching out' a little less stressful!

Buffy Bus @ Carver : Every Monday

July & August at Saffron Screen

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Station Contact House

Wimbish SSAFA #BigBrewUp

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Veterans Gateway

Officially launched on 20.06.17, the Veterans Gateway is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week and is made up of a consortium or organisations and Armed Forces Charities including  including The Royal British Legion, SSAFA - the Armed Forces charity, Poppyscotland, Combat Stress and Connect Assist.
They put veterans and their families in touch with the organisations best placed to help with the information, advice and support they need – from healthcare and housing to employability, finances, personal relationships and more.

Welfare Notice

Please ensure that children are supervised if they are to open or close either of the two security pedestrian gates on camp. 
Where possible children should not manually open and close the gates.
Thank you for your assistance.

Express Set Down Scheme at Stansted for Local Residents

Express set down discount scheme
The Express Set Down Discount Scheme is a free scheme providing special discounts to residents living within 10 miles of the airport.
When dropping passengers off at the airport, residents living within 10 miles of the airport can pay just £1 for up to 10 minutes. Residents living within 5 miles get an extra discount and pay just 50p for up to 10 minutes.  See the below link for details to apply

Monday, 12 June 2017

Rowney Woods : Bird Ringing

Last year the Upper Cam Ringing Group were granted permission to install nestboxes and ring birds in Rowney Woods. We installed 180 nestboxes throughout the woods. These boxes had a high occupancy level (>90%) and low predation levels -only 4 boxes were predated. 

This year we installed another 50 boxes.

The song birds started nesting one week earlier than last year. A larger proportion of these were one year old birds compared to last year. We know this because many of the birds we caught in boxes had rings on which, when typed into the database, told us how old the bird was and, in some cases, which nestbox they were born in.

Average clutch sizes were similar to last year but overall occupancy levels were down, suggesting that optimum box density has probably been reached. Great tit clutch sizes were up with one clutch at 12. We found a clutch of 17 blue tit chicks in another box. In total we ringed just under 1,200 nestlings this year, with the majority being blue tits.

Please get in touch if you see or find a ringed bird, we are keen to find out where these birds are going once they leave the woods.

If you would like to know more about bird ringing in this area you can contact us by email on:

Or go on the British Trust for Ornithology's website

Thursday, 8 June 2017

AFF representative

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Saffron Brewery : Military Discount

Thank you Saffron Brewery
10% for our military personnel

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

For everyone with a soldier in their life :)

Summer Edition out now : Army & You

Felix Fund

Sunday, 4 June 2017

SSAFA Helpline

Saturday, 3 June 2017

Wimbish SSAFA

Friday, 2 June 2017

Latest Reserve Assignments Opportunities List (as of 2nd June)

FTRS Job Opportunities

If you are serving in the Army Reserve, or are a Regular Reserve, and are actively seeking employment you should check this site for new Full Time Reserve Service (FTRS) posts each week. Personnel may only apply for a maximum of two posts at any one time.
                             Click here :                           

Running a business in your service home

Carillion Amey SFA Guide