Thursday, 15 December 2016

MDPGA Notice to Wetherfield Residents

Wethersfield Residents

The MDPGA have requested that where possible you inform the guard room when receiving deliveries/expecting visitors/MHS visits etc.

Successful LIBOR Grant application for Carver Barrack

Such great news following the successful £500K LIBOR grant to support the Carver Bks Sports Facility

Thursday, 8 December 2016

Offers Military Discount : Local Garage

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Career Transition Partnership

Friday, 2 December 2016

Redwing Restaurant

Busy Bees : New Signage :)

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Backless Booster: New law from Dec 2016

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

101 Engineer Regiment (EOD) : Cultural Awareness Afternoon

Welfare Notice

Please could you inform your child's school if a parent is away from home for a prolonged period.  Either through deployment or course.
Our schools will be better equipped to support our children if they have this information.

Thank you

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Chartered Management Institute : Discounted Family Membership

As part of our commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant and our mission to increase the standards in management and leadership, we're pleased to offer discounted membership to MOD families.

Serving and retired MOD personnel, both regular and reserve are eligible for either free 12 month membership, if they complete one of our qualifications, or a discounted membership should they wish to recognise their professional status, and make use of CMI's membership benefits.
In addition, MOD personnel can now purchase a discounted family membership package, and share CMI's membership benefits with partners and children to provide learning that can enhance both career and educational development.

Family Membership costs £88 and can be purchased online here. To find out more call the membership team on +44 (0)1536 207307 quoting discount code'FAMMOD' or complete our enquiry form and one of the team will get back to you.

Welfare Notice

Please could you ensure that your spouse informs their Chief Clerk should any of the following apply to your family throughout your posting to Wimbish Station
All personnel must notify their Chief Clerks of the following changes in circumstance:

a.       On Marriage.
b.      Change to place of residence.
c.       Birth or adoption of a child.
d.       Death of spouse or child.
e.        The beginning of and stages of the dissolution of a marriage or any form of marital separation, whether or not either party intends to petition for divorce.
f.       Existence of a Court Order for:
(1)     Legal Separation.
(2)     Financial maintenance.
(3)     Custody and control of children.
(4)     Divorce.
g.      Cessation of maintenance payments made under the terms of a Court Order.
h.        Marital reconciliation, following a previous change in marital status.
i.        Any other change in personal circumstances that could affect marital status or entitlement to married benefits.
j.      Removal of a child from the family with a view to adoption or maintenance without expense to the father.
k.        Civil offences pending including alleged offences and any summons to attend a court or legal enquiry in any capacity.
l.     Civil convictions.
m.      Conviction of spouse by the civil power involving a custodial sentence or the removal of children from the spouse's care.
n.      Custodial sentences placed on children.
o.      Removal of a child/children into the care of a local authority.
p.      Child reaching school age.

Friday, 11 November 2016

Remembrance 2016

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

CO 33 Engineer Regiment (EOD) : Message to families

On 7th November, the Defence Secretary announced in Parliament that many military sites will be disposed of in the future. This includes Carver Barracks which has a scheduled disposal of 2031. Units based here will be relocated to another station, the whereabouts of which will be determined over the next 18 months. We've been promised plenty of warning but in short… nothing will happen anytime soon.
Lieutenant Colonel S N Bradley RE | Commanding Officer | 33 Engineer Regiment (Explosive Ordnance Disposal)

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Applying for your SFA

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Registered Childminder at Carver

Thursday, 13 October 2016

Family Mosaic are Recruiting

Friday, 7 October 2016

Tumble Tots

Recommended by a lady at Carver Barracks, Tumble Tots is designed to develop children's physical skills of agility, balance, co-ordination and climbing, through the use of brightly coloured equipment.  The programme is structured to develop children's positive personality traits including confidence and self-esteem.

Each weekly session combines fun, excitement and challenge in a safe and caring environment. All sessions use unique equipment and are run by staff specially trained to get the best out of your child. It is structured according to the different ages and stages of a child's development.
Child psychologists and educators agree that a structured programme in movement should be a part of every child's education.

Find your local centre here

Felix Fund Newsletter

Click here for the Autumn 2016 Felix Fund Newsletter

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Aramark : Housekeeper Vacancy

Vacancy for CO's Housekeeper and the cleaning of Busy Bee's Childcare Centre

Monday to Friday; 28.5 hours per week.

Please contact Lindsey Rivett 
Tel: 01799527614 for further details/application form

Forces Help to Buy Scheme Extended

The Secretary of State for Defence today announced the excellent news that the very popular Forces Help To Buy scheme will be extended into 2018. As you will be aware, the scheme which was launched in 2014, allows serving military personnel to borrow up to half their salary up to a cap of £25,000, interest free over ten years so they can buy their first home, extend a current one or move up the property ladder.
The news is featured on the Armed Forces Covenant website and includes comments from L/Cpl Baffour Asante whose family has benefitted from the scheme.

For more information on the Scheme please click on the link below:

Inside & Out Cleaning Services

Inside & Out Cleaning Services have vacancies which may suit dependants within our military community.

If you are interested in these vacancies (hours/days to suit) please contact Kelly Allinson
Tel: 01799 500788
Mobile: 07890 916419

Monday, 3 October 2016

Stansted Airport Vacancies

The latest job vacancies for Stansted Airport can be found here 

On site shop: Now Premier

Saturday, 1 October 2016

Friday, 30 September 2016

Macmillian Coffee Morning 2016

Thursday, 29 September 2016

Hello Autumn with CarillionAmey

Are you pet prepared?

Friday, 23 September 2016

Big White Wall : September Newsletter

Wimbish Wives Choir : Article Sep 2016

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Bridge End Gardens: A hidden gem

Located on the north side of town, Bridge End Garden has been described as a hidden gem.  It is a beautiful restored Victorian Garden made up of a number of small interconnecting gardens and is full of surprises.  There are entrances from Castle Street and Bridge Street.

Please note The Maze and Walled Gardens are open at the following times:-
     9am - 3pm Monday to Thursday
     9am - 1pm Friday
     10am - 4pm Saturday and Sunday
For enquiries regarding The Maze and Walled Gardens telephone the Tourist Information Centre on 01799 524002; or email

Bridge End Garden closes at 4pm on Christmas Eve each year and re-opens at 11am on 26 December, Boxing Day.

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Book A Ride

An excellent service and as we live in a rural location, all dependents at Carver Barracks can access this.

Thursday, 15 September 2016

Winter Prep by Carillion Amey

Protecting your home in winter

Jack Wills Military Discount



10% discount is only valid in store. Offer valid in all UK & Ireland stores, excluding Outlet locations (Bicester Village, Gunwharf, Halifax, Kildare and Kilver Court) and Jersey store.
Discount can not be redeemed through the in store iPads.
Discount is only valid for MOD90 or Defence Privilege Cardholders. 
For more information visit

Discount is not valid online unfortunately.
Jack Wills reserve the right to not accept ID that they deem invalid or fraudulent.
Discount cannot be used on sale items, combined with any other offer, other discount and/or transfer to previous purchases.
Discount cannot be applied towards the purchase of charity items

Families Friday at The Redwing

Friday, 9 September 2016

Army & You : Autumn Issue

Hard copies available from HIVE
View online : click here

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Home Start - Every Tuesday

Monday, 5 September 2016

AFF Big Survey 2016 Results

NI Credits to help protect your state pension

Friday, 2 September 2016


It is the responsibility of the head of household to register any member of his/her family that has a disability and or additional needs (including education) with his Unit Welfare Officer.  This is a simple process that takes very little time, however its completion is extremely important in order for your family’s circumstances to be understood, taken into consideration and supported by the Chain of Command when deciding future assignments (postings). 

A common name for this registration is called AGAI 108 which is the main document of Reference, a copy of which can be obtained on request from your Chief Clerk or Welfare Team.  

So, what will Your Assignment (Posting) Officer in the Army Personnel Centre (APC) do?  They will ensure that:
Subject to the over riding needs of the Army, that account will be taken of the personal preferences of the serving person and their family’s needs.

There is more help that can be afforded your family but this can only be done provided that you are registered. 

If in doubt ask your Welfare Team for advice, and if you need to register do so promptly. 
33 Engineer Regiment (EOD) 01223 203698
101 Engineer Regiment (EOD) 01223 203691

Saffron Walden Walk

Walk around Saffron Walden markets and mansions

This short walk allows you time to take in the delights of Saffron Walden as well as viewing the picturesque Audley End House and its surrounding grounds.
Click here for the route

Thursday, 1 September 2016

Coffee Morning : Every Friday