Friday, 31 March 2017

HIVE Closed until Further Notice



Wattisham HIVE is closed until further notice due to the position being vacant

Your nearest HIVE is Colchester HIVE


Contact Details:

Telephone:01206 816588

Email: colchesterhive@armymail.mod.uk  


Thank you



Monday, 27 March 2017

Service Children's Education Advisory Service Moving School Packs

Moving School Packs are available from the HIVE

Service Children's Education Advisory Service
The Children's Education Advisory Service (CEAS) provides expert and impartial advice about the education of service children.

CEAS provides information and advice as well as supporting parents at meetings with schools, local authorities, at tribunal etc. No question is too small or too large for us to deal with. If we don’t know the answer ourselves we usually know someone who does.

Friday, 24 March 2017

MOD Service Leavers Guide - Latest Edition Now Available

The latest version of the Service Leavers Guide is now available online at the link below. The booklet provides information on a range of topics to help you transition out of the service. 

Service Leavers Guide

JPA Notice - Service leavers guide
From 1 Jan 2016 the service leavers guide will be available as a digital download only and will be no longer distributed direct to service personnel in hard copy format. Ensuring that service leavers are signposted to the digital copy no later than 9 months to their termination date, is the responsibility of the first line resettlement team. 

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Armed Forces Pension on Divorce or Dissolution




 This booklet explains the various options available to split or share an Armed Forces Pension on a divorce or civil partnership dissolution.  

Information is contained that is relevant to the Service person and the estranged spouse.

Solicitors dealing with an Armed Forces Pension on a marriage breakdown may also find this booklet useful.



To view other Armed Forces Pension guidance booklets (2005 scheme) please click here

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Monday, 13 March 2017

Carillionamey SFA - Are You Receiving Utility Bill/Letters For Previous Occupant?



Have you just moved into a property recently?

If you have received any utility bills/letters relating to the period before you moved in please visit
http://www.carillionamey.co.uk/service-family-accommodation/information-about-our-services/utility-bills.aspx or see the image below:


Thursday, 2 March 2017

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

JSHAO (Joint Service Housing Advice Office)



The contact number for the JSHAO Advice line is:

Mil 94222 7574
Civ 01252 787574

Freephone: 0800 3287641

The JSHAO postal address is:

Joint Service Housing Advice Office
Montgomery House
Hammersley Barracks
Queen’s Avenue
ALDERSHOT
Hampshire
GU11 2JN

Monday, 27 February 2017

Tenancy Deposit Loan Scheme for Service Personnel Launched

A new Tenancy Deposit Loan Scheme has been launched (6 July 2015) to allow Service personnel (SP) to apply for a loan, in the form of an advance of pay. This is to meet the cost of a deposit for a rental property, mirroring a similar scheme for civilian personnel.

Moving home within the private rental sector can be expensive, and sometimes affording a deposit can prevent personnel considering private rental as an accommodation option. The DCLG has developed a new initiative through which they allow staff to apply for an advance of salary to help meet the cost of a private rental deposit. The MOD has implemented a similar scheme for both Service and civilian personnel. For SP it will be provided through the Advance of Pay mechanism. All Regular and Full Time Reserve Service personnel, who have completed at least two months’ service, are eligible to apply for the scheme. However, overseas personnel are already eligible to apply for an advance of pay on assignment and are excluded from the scheme*; other detailed eligibility criteria may be found in the JSP 754 and in T Letter 315/15.

The initiative was developed by the Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG) to assist workers in meeting the cost of a deposit to support mobility. The MOD has adopted the scheme, recognising that this provides a further element of choice, especially for those SP who are not entitled to SFA.

It is limited only to the cost of the deposit and, aligned with current Advance of Pay policy (Chapter 2, Section 5 of JSP 754), must be repaid over 12 months.

* They would become eligible to apply on return assignment to UK.


Tuesday, 21 February 2017

SFA Accommodation: Move In Standard Tick Sheet Booklet

Move In Standard Tick Sheet BookletThis booklet details the Move In standard ensuring that you know exactly what is the recognised requirement for a property at Move In. At the back of the booklet is the Definition of Uninhabitable Property; setting out the exceptional circumstances that would prevent you from moving into your property at Move In

Monday, 20 February 2017

SFA Accommodation - Move Out Standard Tick Sheet: Carillionamey

Move Out Standard Tick SheetThis booklet details the Move Out standard required of your SFA ensuring that you know exactly what is required from you to get your property to the agreed standard. At the back of the booklet you can find details of the Walk Away scheme and the Schedule of Rates detailing the costs that you can pay if you want to simply walk away from the property, allowing our CA services to undertake the cleaning.

Friday, 10 February 2017

Licence to Occupy Insurance

Did you know?If you occupy Service Family Accommodation be it either SFA or SSFA you will have signed an agreement when you moved into the property called a Service Licence to Occupy Service Family Accommodation (known as a Licence to Occupy). Due to this, you are not classed as a tenant.  The Services Insurance and Investment Panel (siiap) have a web page that details a number of insurance providers who can organise policies that have been designed specifically for SFA Occupants.  The webpage can be found at: http://siiap.org/l2o

Friday, 3 February 2017

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

14 Day Observation Form

Please make sure that you complete your 14 Day Observation Report within the 14 day period after moving into your Service Family Accommodation. 

The form is not for reporting maintenance repairs but as a record for future reference. Make sure that you include anything you have identified that was not picked up at your Move In, and that you do not wish to be charged for when it comes to your Move Out. This includes stains on carpets, chips in skirting boards and damage to kitchen units etc. Do not include items that can be repaired, such as a dripping tap. 

These should be reported to the Helpdesk: 0800 707 6000. 

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Wattisham Mobile Library Timetable for 2017



The mobile library will call every 4 weeks at Wattisham Flying Station outside the Mace Shop

on a Thursday 1.45-2.15pm

Dates for 2017
5th January
2nd February
2nd March
30th March
27th April
25th May
22nd June
20th July
17th August
14th September
12th October
9th November
7th December



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Monday, 30 January 2017

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Big White Wall - Support To UK Armed Forces, Veterans And Their Families

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You may be eligible for an armed forces pension if you’ve served in the armed forces.
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You can also apply by post.
Download and fill in the pension forecast request (form 12) - the address is on the form.
The form covers the following pension schemes:
  • AFPS 75
  • AFPS 05
  • AFPS 15