Friday, 26 January 2018

This week at a glance....

Monday 22nd January
Pinny's Pop Up Tearoom -  9.00 am to 1.30 pm Village Hall (see below poster)
Buffy Bus - 1.30 to 3 pm Entrance to Rowney Ave
Cadets - 6.30 pm Meet at Shop
Homework Club - 4 to 5 pm The Hub

Tuesday 23rd January
Wives PT - 10 to 11 am  Gym £1 per session (9.45 am to drop children at Village Hall)
Coffee Morning - 10 am to Midday Wethersfield Bks (Building 1073)
Families Arts 'n' Crafts - 12.30 to 2.30 pm Village Hall
Health Visitor - 12.30 to 2.00 pm Village Hall
Homework Club - 4 to 5 pm The Hub

Wednesday 24th January
Tots 'n' Tunes - 10 to 11 am Village Hall 
Kid Free Meet Up's - 9.15 am Redwing 
Wimbish Wives Choir - 7.30 to 9.30 pm Village Hall

Thursday 25th January
Weigh In - 8.45 to 9.30 am Village Hall
Messy Play - 9.30 to 11.00 am Wethersfield Bks (Building 1073)
Wives PT - 10 to 11 am  Gym £1 per session  (9.45 am to drop children at The Village Hall)
Story & Rhyme Time - 1.30 to 3 pm Village Hall 
Homework Club - 4 to 5 pm The Hub
Youth Club - 6.30 to 8.30 pm Hub

Friday 16th January
Coffee Morning - 10 am to Midday Village Hall
Weigh In/Coffee Morning - 10 am to Midday Wethersfield Bks (Building 1073)

Friday, 19 January 2018

1/2 Term Show at Rhodes Arts Theatre in Bishop Stortford

Whats On @ Saffron Library

2 King Street, Saffron Walden, CB10 1ES.
Click here  for the opening times at Saffron Walden Library

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Pinny's Pop Up Tearoom : New Group starts Monday 22nd January


Update on Carillion: Defence services to continue uninterrupted 

Today’s announcement about the financial situation of Carillion has no direct impact on services provided directly to those working for Defence, their families and the continuing work of the department.

Housing will continue to be serviced, catering facilities run, and buildings and offices cleaned, as well as other services the company is involved in providing.

There are extensive contingency plans for dealing with issues such as this to make sure that services to personnel and their families continue to be provided to a high standard. This remains a top priority for the department.

The facilities management contracts that provide catering, cleaning and maintenance services to Defence are all joint ventures involving partners in addition to Carillion. Contractually, these partners are required to continue to deliver services if one of the other partners fails. The department remains committed to these joint ventures, and has been working with relevant partners to ensure a smooth continuation of the provision of these services.
The MOD is confident in the robustness of these arrangements and the strength of the supporting suppliers.

Where Carillion is the sole provider of services, for example for construction projects, alternative arrangements are being put into place that will not affect Service personnel.

All Service personnel should continue to use pre-existing processes to report problems, including the use of the 24/7 helpdesk telephone numbers.

Saturday, 13 January 2018

Army v Navy 2018

Army v Navy 2018 : 5th May

All those requiring tickets are to contact W01 (RSM) Bell 
  • The amount of tickets required
  • Transport required?
Ticket are £31 each (£35 Ticket/£6 Wristband)

All ticket monies have to be paid by Monday 5th Feb : Any unpaid tickets will be sent back to the Corps for resale.

Thursday, 11 January 2018

Monday, 8 January 2018

Rapunzel : The Pantomime in Newport Village Hall

Vacancy at Mutton & Kipper

Lifeworks - Support for Spouses : COMING TO CARVER SEPTEMBER 2018

Lifeworks Families Programme As part of the New Employment Model’s (NEM) Partner Employment Project (PEP), the MOD has been supporting the Lifeworks Families programme to spouses and civil partners of Service Personnel. The courses are run by Royal British Legion Industries (RBLI) and are free to all spouses and partners of any serving (or recently discharged) member of the Armed Forces, including Reserves.  Further information can be found at the <RBLI Website> Uptake of the programme has been slow therefore any interested units are to contact RC SO2 Fam Sp (

Service Pupil Premium 2018


This message is for the attention of Regular Forces Service parents based in England.

If your child attends a state school, Academy or Free school in England and has been registered with the school as a Service pupil, the school will be granted a Service Pupil Premium of £300. 

The Service Pupil Premium (SPP) is provided by the Department for Education (DfE) to enable schools to offer additional, mainly pastoral support during challenging times; this could include anything from a Service parent being away, being injured on active service, to bereavement.  Funds are paid directly to schools with Head Teachers and school Governors deciding how the funds are used.

Schools with Service children in Reception to Year 11 classes are eligible to receive SPP, but only if your child’s name appears on the school roll as being a Service child.  The annual census takes place on 18 January 2018 and children must be registered with the school before this date. 

You are encouraged to contact the school and make them aware your child is from a Service family.  This information is not shared with other organisations and is protected on the National Pupil database. For more information on eligibility, please see the links below:

For any other queries regarding Service children contact the Directorate Children and Young People’s educational advisory arm, Children's Education Advisory Service (CEAS) via email: or telephone: 01980 618244. 

Thursday, 4 January 2018

Buffy Bus Spring Schedule

Every Monday Buffy Bus stops at the entrance to Rowney Avenue at 1.30 to 3 pm

Bin Days : Still Tuesday COLLECTION

Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Wimbish Choir : Join Us

Mobile Library Timetable

The mobile library will call fortnightly at Carver Barracks
April's time/date are:
Wednesday 3rd, 17th + 31st January
9.30 to 9.50 am
12.20 to 12.35 pm
The bus will stop at the entrance to Rowney Avenue

Monday, 1 January 2018

Nando's Military Discount

School Term Dates : 2017-2018 & 2018-2019

Protecting your family & home in winter

SFA : Compensation Scheme

Saffron Walden RBL: 3rd Tuesday Meet : All Welcome

Wives PT : Every Tuesday & Thursday

Every Tuesday & Thursday at 10 am
Barracks Gym
£1 per session
Childcare provided in the Village Hall : Drop off 9.45 am

Carver Barracks: Primary School Websites

Station Weekly Groups

Wimbish Station Groups Schedule

Buffy Bus MONDAYS 1.30 pm Entrance to Rowney Avenue

Army Cadets MONDAYS From 6.30 pm Meet at Premier Shop

Wives PT TUESDAYS + THURSDAYS From 10 am Meet at Gym

Families Arts 'n' Crafts TUESDAYS 12.30 to 2.30 pm Village Hall

Youth Club Year 7 + Thursdays 6.30 to 8.30 pm The Hub

Mobile Library WEDNESDAYS (fortnightly) 9.30 to 9. 50 am 
and 12.20 to 12.35 pm Entrance to Rowney Avenue
Tots 'n' Tunes  WEDNESDAYS 10 to 11.00 am Village Hall

Kid Free Meet Up's WEDNESDAYS 9.15 to 10.30 am Redwing

Wimbish Wives Military Choir WEDNESDAYS 7.30 to 9.30 pm Village Hall

Weigh-In THURSDAYS 8.45 to 9.30 am Village Hall

Stay & Play THURSDAYS 1.30 to 3 pm Village Hall

Coffee Mornings FRIDAYS from 10 am Village Hall