18 April, 2009


Western Area Community Information

The South Western Area has many varied community facilities for RN Personnel and their families. Facilities are usually close to places where there are clusters of personnel.

If you have queries of a general nature, please visit the Advice / Help Desk or HIVE pages.

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There are three centres in the Plymouth area:

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Royal Naval Air Stations

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Royal Marine Bases and Units

info More Information: 3 CDO BDE RM Stonehouse, Plymouth
info More Information: UKLF CSG Stonehouse, Plymouth
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40 Cdo Taunton
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42 CDO RM Bickleigh, Plymouth
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539 ASRM Turnchapel, Plymouth
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CHF Yeovilton
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CTC RM Lympstone

Royal Naval Pre-Schools in the South West Area
There are RN pre-schools in throughout this area, serving both families of service personnel and children in their local areas. They provide secure, stimulating environments for children. They are all Ofsted inspected with all receiving excellent results.

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Families And Friends of Deployed Units (FAFDU)
Families And Friends of Deployed Units (FAFDU) is a Plymouth based informal group which offers families and friends of a deployed loved one, an opportunity to meet others in similar circumstances on a regular basis for a variety of social events and get-togethers.

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Royal Navy Service PoliceRN Police (Western Area)
The RN Police (RNP) exists to support the Military Criminal Justice System.  Additionally RNP provide some support to Service Dependants living in Service Family Accommodation Estates in Plymouth, geared to improving quality of life on the ‘patches’ particularly in the areas of addressing anti social behavior and crime reduction, co-ordinating with Devon and Cornwall Constabulary and the Ministry of Defence Police.

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Royal Navy Service PoliceMinistry of Defence Police (Western Area)
The Ministry of Defence Police employs a Unit Beat Officer (UBO) who is assigned to the Service Families Accommodation Estates in Plymouth.
Constable Karl Cowling presently fills this position.

The MOD Police and the Devon and Cornwall Constabulary Area Beat Officers work closely together, sharing information as well as offices.

Should you wish to discuss a community issue or require advice, your MOD Police Beat Officer Can be contacted on 01752 553384 (Police Control Centre) or 01752 321201 Answer machine out of office hours. (Unit Beat officer & Crime Prevention Officer)

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The Anchor Support Group
The Anchor Support Group exists to offer support to Service and Ex-Service Families with a Child with a Disability or Special Needs, in Plymouth and surrounding areas.

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Alexandra House picAlexandra House
Alexandra House is a purpose built facility with an experienced and qualified team providing Nursery Day Care, Sessional Care and some short-term Residential care.

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Phone Icon Phone: 01752 781888

Alexandra House
Crownhill Fort Road

Service Community Guide
This Guide, provided by the Naval Personal and Family Service and Royal Marines Welfare and the Army Welfare Service, is a source of information to Service personnel,families and dependants arriving at their new home or duty station.

It is hoped the information contained within the Guide will be of use at the time of your arrival, and throughout your stay.

The guides are freely available from your local Community Centre

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