Friday, 23 June 2017

Toby Carvery Supporting Armed Forces

To show their support for all our fantastic military personnel, Toby Carvery will be serving free carvery dinners to members of the British Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force.

If this includes you, or someone you know, simply get your voucher and show it when you order a roast or alternative main meal on 24 June, along with military ID or a Defence Privilege Card*.

Can't make Armed Forces Day?

Armed Forces and Veterans Breakfast Club

For military personnel who can't attend, your local Toby Carvery will be hosting a Veterans Breakfast Club all week from Monday 19th June until Friday 23 June, where former and current members of the Armed Forces enjoy breakfast for just £1 when booked in advance. Please make sure to show your valid Military ID, Defence Privilege Card or Veterans badge to enjoy this offer.

Monday, 19 June 2017

Welfare Office Weekly Update

Here is the weekly update for week commencing 19/06/17

Tuesday 20/06/17 - Lily's Singalong at 13.30 in West Camp Community Centre (Main Hall) for Parents/Carers and small children from 0 to school age. The group will last for an hour and will be based around singing and stories so come and join in the fun. Squash and biscuits provided.

Wednesday 21/06/15 - Youth Club -  West Camp Community Centre
As we now have larger numbers the youth club has been split into 2 age groups so that the activities are more age appropriate
The timings are as follows 
For 5 years to 11 years inclusive from 16.00 to 17.45
For ages 12 and above 18.00 to 19.30.
There are lots of activities available including pool, table tennis, arts and crafts, team games and cooking so come along and join in the fun. The cost of youth club is £1 and there is a tuck show available with very low prices and we suggest a maximum of £1 (this will purchase a can of pop, packet of crisps, chocolate bar and pack of jelly sweets) and there will be free squash throughout the evening. We are also looking for volunteers to help out so if you have a spare some time on a Wednesday evening feel free to come along and have a chat to the staff.
Thursday 22/06/17 - 10.00 to 11.20  in West Camp Community Centre (Back Portacabin). Mums and Tots for ages 0 to school age and includes organised activities, snack time, story time, singing and free play. Cost £1 and includes refreshments for parent or carer. Open to all families and dependants of Service and Civilian personnel working at MOD St Athan.

MOD Police

East Camp SFA Bathroom Refurbishment

In view of the ongoing project and the need to access and store materials, the contractor GB Electrical have arranged for a storage container to be situated on the grass area adjacent to Tintern Close.
The container will be used to store bathroom materials only and not as a site office. The area will be Herras Fenced off and secured when not in use. The area and temporary enclosure will be inspected regularly to ensure safe and secure.
In view of this temporary construction can I ask that you ensure that children are told to refrain from climbing on the fencing and avoid playing in the immediate area. Also please be aware that there may well be an increase in traffic at peak times (8.00 AM TO 9.00 AM)  
Operatives have been asked to park sensibly and safely at all times when loading and unloading materials.
Should you see any suspicious activity in the area please contact the helpdesk on 0800 707 6000.
Any feedback on the Bathroom Refurbishment Project can be directed to myself, Gary Mitchell CA Project Manager at
Thanks for your understanding and anticipated co-operation.
Kind regards

Aspire 2 Own

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Monday, 12 June 2017

Thursday, 8 June 2017


Come and celebrate summer and the great outdoors.

Art4U are hosting SKYFEST 2017 Kite Festival for an afternoon and evening of kites and fun for all ages. The event, now in its 8th year has grown more exciting each year and is becoming a real spectacle in the Skies above Barry on the longest day of the year. Prize for the most exciting and creative kite. Some free kits available for those who arrive early.
The Vale of Glamorgan Council will running a free kite and windsock making workshop from 3pm and the kite parade begins at 6pm.

Admission: free (but donations to Art4u are warmly appreciated).
  • Wednesday, June 21, 15:00 PM - 21:00 PM
  • Knap Lake and Gardens, Barry, Vale of Glamorgan
  • Barry and Barry Island
  • Free admission

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Beats, Eats and Treats Weekender


This June enjoy a weekend at Barry Island featuring food from Award Winning Chefs and our Twin Towns in France, Germany and Belgium, drinks, music and a variety of entertainment for the whole family.
  • Craft Stalls
  • Food and Drink Stalls
  • Children’s Activities
  • Cooking Demos
  • Live Music
  • Bro Radio
  • Pop-up Food Stalls
  • Continental Market 
  • V-POD bus
  • Glass Blowing Demos
  • Entertainment
  • Farmer's Market

For further information 

Carillion Amey Bathroom Project East Camp - Request for Feedback

You may or may not be aware that Carillion Amey in conjunction with our Sub Contractor GB Electrical are undertaking Bathroom Refurbishments to 89 SFA on East Camp in St Athan.
Currently work in occupied properties is taking a maximum of 10 working days and I would like to get some feedback whether good bad or indifferent so I can assess the working practises and amend if required.
If you are willing to discuss it would be nice to hear from you. I can be contacted via email or feel free to call in at 5 Kingfisher Square West Camp St Athan.
Thanks Gary Mitchell Project Manager Carillion Amey

Friday, 5 May 2017

JSHAO - Civilian Housing Briefs

Learn Welsh - FREE Taster Course for Beginners


LEARN WELSH - FREE Taster Courses for Beginners

DYSGU CYMRAEG - Cyrsiau Blasu AM DIIM i Ddechreuwyr

To book a course or for more info

I gofrestru ar gwrs neu gael manylion

01446 730402




Monday 1-3pm Llun

5/6/2017 - 3/7/2017 with creche*

Palmerston Centre, Barry CF63 2NT

Monday 4-6pm Llun

5/6/2017 - 3/7/2017

Barry Library CF63 4RW

Monday 7-9pm Llun

5/6/2017 - 3/7/2017 

Penarth Learning Community CF64 2XP

Tuesday 10-12noon Mawrth 

6/6/2017 - 4/7/2017 

The Kymin, Penarth CF64 1JX

Tuesday 12.30-2.30pm Mawrth

6/6/2017 - 4/7/2017 

Old Hall, Cowbridge CF71 7AH

Wednesday 9.30-11.30am Mercher

7/6/2017 - 5/7/2017 

Barry Library CF63 4RW

Wednesday 7-9pm Mercher

7/6/2017 - 5/7/2017 

Palmerston Centre, Barry CF63 2NT

Thursday 7-9pm Iau

8/6/2017 - 6/7/2017

Old Hall, Cowbridge CF71 7AH 

Friday 9.30-11.30am Gwener

9/6/2017 - 7/7/2017 with creche*

Palmerston Centre, Barry CF63 2NT

To book a course or for more info

I gofrestru ar gwrs neu gael manylion

01446 730402


Thursday, 27 April 2017

Monday, 24 April 2017

DIO Information for Army Basing at Salisbury Plain 2019

Care quality Commission Inspection - MOD St Athan Medical Centre

The Medical Treatment Facility (MTF) will be inspected by the Care quality Commissioning (CQC) Team on the 16 May 2017. They may require access to individual medical records, please see below for the current policy and how to opt out if you do not wish for them to gain access to your personal medical record.

Healthcare Governance Assurance Visits(HGAV)1.

During Healthcare Governance Assurance Visits (HGAV) the visiting medical team carry out a quality control check on a proportion of Service and National Health Service medical records.  Any confidential medical information about an individual will not be divulged by the visiting team, however, individuals have the right to deny the HGAV team access to their own documents should they so wish.

Action Required by Service Personnel.

Service personnel are to inform their dependants that if they are registered with the medical centre, that visiting Doctors and Defence Medical Personnel may inspect their medical records.

Action to Deny Access.

Any individual who does not wish their records to be inspected should inform the Senior Medical Officer or Practice Manager in writing. (SMO) or (Practice Manager)

Thursday, 20 April 2017

No Cold Calling Zones - Religious Goups

RBL - Outreach Session St Athan HIVE

MOD St Athan Dental Centre - Serving Personnel Only

Dental Centre opening times:-

Mon-Thurs  0800-1200   1300-1630
Fri -                 0800-1200    1300-1500

Contact Telephone number:-

Civilian:  01446 797421
Mil:  95421 7421

Out of hours dental emergency:-

Please contact the dental centre on where you will be given the duty dental officer contact details.
Civilian:  01446 797421
Mil:  95421 7421
East Camp guard room:  95421 7005
MPGS: 95421 8270

The Astra Cinema - May 2017

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

MOD Police - Action Counters Terrorism - ACT

Bereavement Scholarship

Broadband Cancellation Fees for Armed Forces Personnel

Broadband providers drop cancellation fees for armed forces personnel 17/03/2017 Mark Lancaster, Minister for Defence Veterans, Reserves and Personnel has announced that armed forces personnel will no longer have to face cancellation fees for their broadband and media packages when posted overseas or to another part of the UK not covered by their current provider. The commitment from the UK’s biggest broadband providers representing 95 per cent of Britain’s broadband market comes into force immediately, and will benefit tens of thousands of forces households in the UK and abroad. The change agreed to under the tenets of the Armed Forces Covenant includes BT, EE, Plusnet, Talk Talk and Virgin Media, who have all committed to treating military personnel fairly when cancelling their contracts. Up until now, members of the armed forces deployed overseas or to different part of the UK not covered by their provider could be forced to pay a cancellation fee. They will no longer have to face this cost and be disadvantaged due to the mobile nature of service life The Minister for Defence Veterans, Reserves and Personnel said: “Our armed forces are sent all over the world and across the country to help keep our country safe and they should never be disadvantaged because of this. The removal of cancellation fees by leading broadband providers is yet another example of the Covenant in action, which is making sure our brave personnel are treated fairly. It’s a welcome move and we’re looking forward to seeing what more British businesses can do to support our military.” The Armed Forces Covenant is a promise by the nation ensuring that those who serve or have previously served in the armed forces, and their families, are treated fairly and not disadvantaged by their service. Delivery partners include businesses and trade bodies, charities and community organisations, local authorities and government departments.

Armed Forces Transition Fair Cardiff

DIO - Service Families Accommodation Compensation Claim Fact Sheet

To view this document in full please click here

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Monday, 20 March 2017

Bake For Heroes - 15 - 30 April

Moving Schools Packs For Service Children

Bovington and Blandford HIVEs have a supply of the Moving Schools booklets for anyone that wants them.
 Book 1 is a Guide for Parents
 Book 2 is a Children's Activity Book
Book 3 is a Schooling History Book for them to keep track of where they've been/where they're going.
Pop into the HIVE and collect a free pack from the office or contact Bovington HIVE 01929 403185 or Blandford HIVE 01258 482537
The books can also be downloaded and printed at home from

The Open University - Career Development for the Defence Community

If you are looking to develop yourself or planning to leave the Armed Forces and need additional skills to help with your resettlement, The Open University (OU) can help: 
  • OU work closely with the MOD to support education and training while with the Armed or Civil Services.
  • The OU’s flexible learning allows service personnel to maximise their use of personal time. 
  • OU are proud of their relationship with the Armed Forces, supporting students wherever they are in their studies and wherever they are in the world.
OU have created this website to provide advice, support and free resources to Armed Forces personnel, as well as information to help you find out more about what it’s like to study with the OU.  Click HERE for more information

Thursday, 2 March 2017