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6 December 2018

Tyne Valley Garden Centre - Santa's Grotto & Reindeers

Mickley Square, Stocksfield NE43 7BT

SFA Application System (e-1132)

The web address used to access the online SFA application system (e-1132) has not changed as was scheduled. The existing web address (http://apps01.domis.r.mil.uk/e1132/) remains in use for the foreseeable future and is fully operational.
​We apologise if any inconvenience was caused during the system outage period. 

Employment opportunity


Recycling Facilities - Albemarle barracks


The below facilities are for everyone to use who work and live here on Albemarle barracks,

·         Clothing banks are available for all to use, they are located at the QM department and outside the welfare department. Combat stress have placed a number ofclothing banks here in the barracks please feel free to use them.
·         Shoe Bank as above.
·         Tin can/metal can bank is located at the QMs central skip area, This bank does include a recycling waste paper section for household paper only.
·         Glass/Bottle bank is located at the QMs central skip area. This has been a great success and has been emptied 4 times since it arrived in the summer, please keep recycling as it is saving us money!   
·         Battery boxes for small household batteries are located at 20 sites around the barracks look out for them, once they are full please take the box to the QM T for recycling. Or you can cut the middle man out and take them to the QMT department yourself. I will get some more boxes if you require them. There is also a grey battery 120L bin located in front of the general waste skip for your waste batteries to aid the camps recycling targets. Battery boxes are located in each BQMS, Signal store, QMs, QM(T) and the Hub.  
·         Paper, All restricted and above paperwork should be put in to paper bag available from the Subunit BQMS or this department, this can then be recycled at the QMs department. You can place the wastepaper bag in the shredding room which is located next to UAA’s office, you don’t even have to shred as your waste paperwork(unless you have to due to the nature of your paperwork) as it secure with this department as the room is locked at the end of the working day. We also have a contract in place where once a month (or on request) a mobile shredder lorry comes to camp to securely shred all paperwork. Replacement bags are available within this room if you require them.
·         Mobile phones/Fax/laser/inkjet cartridges same as paper can be placed in this room for recycling just look for the clearly marked brown container in the shredding room. The welfare department also have a container for the recycling of mobile phones/Fax/laser/inkjet cartridges it is located just inside the front entrance.
·         British heart foundation(BHF) have supplied a textiles bank which you can recycle the following clothing, shoes, books, DVD’s, CD’s, Games, Toys and Homeware. These are located at the QM department and outside the welfare department. If you have something that is too big to donate and doesn’t fit in the chute do not fly trip it next to the bin just bring it into the QMs department I will do the rest or you can phone the BHF yourself on 08443341400 and they will come and collect it for free!  You can also join freecycle https://www.freecycle.uk and donate your unwanted items for free, I’ve done this many times, it’s easy and it’s the right thing to do!  
Green waste (QMs compound (middle compound) can be also recycled at the QMs department please look for the clearly marked signs, this is available for anyone that works and lives on the barracks. If you have green waste please take the plastic bag home with you as these cross contaminate the green waste, just put your waste on the floor next to the skip ISS will do the rest. Green waste is now available 24 hours a day all year round until further notice.

4 December 2018


The Secretary of State for Defence has agreed that the Forces Help to Buy scheme will be extended for new applications until 31 December 2019.
Forces Help to Buy enables regular Armed Forces personnel to borrow up to 50% of their salary, interest free, to buy their first home or move to another property on assignment or as their family's needs change.
To date more than £242 million been provided to over 16,000 applicants. The extension of the pilot will allow Defence to explore how the policy fits within the wider housing strategy and understand any opportunities for private sector provision of the scheme.
The Secretary of State said:
"Everyone dreams of owning their own home and this hugely popular scheme has already helped thousands of Service personnel realise that dream. By extending the scheme by a further year I really hope we can help many more first-time buyers, families and married couples get a foot on the property ladder."

Brewers Fayre - Military Buy one Get one free.

3 December 2018

Hexham Christmas Market and Abbey Fair

Friday 7th Dec - 2pm-7pm
 Saturday 8th Dec - 9am-3pm

Come along and visit around 70 stalls and shop for
 gorgeous gifts,
unique arts and crafts, fabulous food and of course a 
warming glassof mulled wine. 
This is the place to finish (or even start!) your Christmas
Beaumont Street is lined with colourful stalls, all against the 
backdropof the magnificent Abbey. 
Music on the Abbey flags throughout the event, and Santa's 
reindeer in the Abbey Grounds make this the perfect 
family day out. 
Pop into the bustling Abbey too to discover a huge 
range of hand-made and home-made goodies. 

On Saturday 8th December, visit Santa's Grotto
 Hexham Trinity Church hall 
from 10.00am to 3.00pm and enjoy children's craft activities
 in the Forum Cinema 
from 12.00 to 2.00pm.

Friday 7th Dec - 2pm-7pm (Market only)
Saturday 8th Dec - 9am-3pm (Market and Abbey Fair)