'the imjin' magazine Summer 2019 - Page 22

WELFARE NEWS Your friendly Welfare Office team are here to help Calling all International Personnel… The International Liaison Officer based at HQ ARRC, is available to help with any issues you may have during your time in the UK. These include (but are not limited to): • • Housing issues (including SFA rules and regulations / insurance) • • Utilities and local services • • Tax Entitlements What’s on during the week INNSWORTH STATION COMMUNITY CENTRE • • Access to the National Health Service and details of local surgeries • • Opening UK bank accounts Monday 9.30 - 11am Parents & Tots 5.50 - 8.45pm  Beavers & Scouts Tuesday Mornings  AIC Coffee Morning (monthly) Wednesday 9.30 - 11am Yoga (Contact Ellie Stafford 07801 653862) Thursday 9.30 - 11am 6 - 8pm • • Education (including information on local schools & nurseries and access to school places) Coffee Morning Cubs Other events are organised during the week, and these will be advertised on the Welfare Facebook facebook. com/groups/Imjinstationcommunity or contact the Welfare Office 01452 362564 (extension 4564) The Community Centre is also available for hire by service personnel for parties and private events. For advice on any of the above, please contact: Fiona Traina International Liaison Officer HQ ARRC Tel: 01452 718000 Email: Fiona.Traina-TMO374@mod.uk Alternatively, further information and guidance on a wide range of issues (everything from driving in the UK, to bringing your pet, installing a home internet connection or getting a UK TV licence) can be found on the HQ ARRC website: www.arrc.nato.int then follow ‘About Us’ then ‘Participating Nations’. CHEPSTOW AND INNSWORTH HIVE The HIVE Information Service provides information on behalf of the chain of command to the Service community and welcomes enquiries from all members of the wider service community serving at Imjin Barracks. Sarah Stokes HIVE Information Support Officer The HIVE BLOG is an internet-based electronic notice board, and includes the most up-to-date news, events and important official Service community information. It can be accessed at www.chepstowhive.blogspot.com Website www.army.mod.uk/hives Telephone 01291 645354 E-mail chepstowhive@armymail.mod.uk HIVE Opening Hours Monday-Thursday 8.30am-4.30pm, Friday 8.30am-4pm Discounted tickets for local attractions Bristol Aquarium Bristol, BT1 5TT www.bristolaquarium.co.uk Bristol Zoo Clifton, BS8 3HA www.bristolzoo.org.uk Cattle Country Adventure Park Berkeley, GL13 9EW www.cattlecountry.co.uk Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm Wraxall, Bristol, BS48 1PG www.noahsarkzoofarm. co.uk available from the Welfare Office WWT Slimbridge Slimbridge, GL2 7BT wwt.wwt.org.uk/wetlands- centres/slimbridge Innsworth Station Welfare Office has discounted tickets for the above local attractions, at £10 family ticket and £2.50 individual. Tickets are booked and paid for in advance, through the Welfare Office. TICKETS CANNOT BE RESERVED OR BOOKED OVER THE TELEPHONE. Booked tickets are collected from the Welfare Office (Monday - Friday), or Station Guardroom (weekends and Stand Downs), on the morning of your visit, and returned to the Guardroom that evening. Check the attraction website for their latest events, as well as for any additional event costs and other information. For further information contact Welfare Office 01452 362550 (extension 4550) or welfarearrc@hotmail.co.uk 22 SUMMER 2019 the imjin Groups / ARRC Community