Blandford Camp Contact House – 22 College Road


By SPP Reporter


The Blandford Camp Contact House is located in the soldiers married quarters area close to Downlands Primary School, and is a four bedroom, furnished terrace house.

The accommodation is available all year round for a maximum of two weeks. Priority is given to single soldiers who have contact rights with their children.Bookings of this nature may be made three months in advance.

It can also be booked by soldiers to accommodate their relatives. These are defined as parents,grandparents, brothers and sisters of the soldier or his/her spouse.

Partners/girlfriends/boyfriends of Phase Two Trainees are not permitted to stay. Bookings can be made one calendar month in advance.

A non-refundable deposit of £40 (one night’s stay) is payable on booking. Family details, contact address,telephone numbers will be required at the time of booking.All linen and towels are provided.

The house can be booked through the Garrison Welfare Clerical Support Officer: 01258 481938.

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This accommodation is located at Blandford Camp in the families quarter area, which is in easy reach of Blandford, Wimborne, Poole and Dorchester.

Availability

The welfare accommodation is available throughout the year for single days, weekends and full weeks, up to a maximum stay of two weeks. Priority is given to single soldiers who have contact rights with their children. Periods around half term and school holidays will be set aside for this purpose. Bookings of this nature may be made three months in advance.

The welfare accommodation is also available to all soldiers to rent for the accommodation of relatives.

These are defined as parents, grandparents, brothers and sisters of the soldier or his/her spouse. AWS Blandford authority is needed before visitors can be accommodated. Bookings can be made one calendar month in advance.

Note: Partners/Girlfriends/Boyfriends are not permitted to stay.

Bookings

Bookings may only be made by families of serving soldiers. They may be made on any weekday between 0830 hrs and 1630 hrs, in person or by telephone; 01258 481938. The address and telephone number for bookings is: Office Manager, AWS Blandford, Williams Building, Blandford Camp, Dorset DT11 8RH.

Tel: 01258 482450.

Details required

Family details, contact address, telephone number and visiting dates will be required for any booking. These will be entered onto the booking form.

Deposit

No booking will be confirmed until a non-refundable deposit of £60 (one night’s stay) has been made. This will be deducted from the rent at the beginning of a stay. Once a booking is confirmed it will stand.

Charges

Charges have been set to cover costs such as laundry, fuel and light, insurance, TV Licence, cleaning materials and cleaning.

Taking into account the above expenses the rent is set at £60.00 per day. Users are required to leave the house as they would like to find it – clean and tidy. The full rent less the deposit is paid on arrival.

Arrivals and Departures

Timings – It is preferable that visitors arrive on a weekday between 1400-1600 hrs. Arrivals and departures outside these periods may take place with prior arrangement.

Arrival – All visitors using the welfare accommodation are required to call Garrison Welfare Office to register to pay the rent for the period and sign for it.

Departure – Departure will normally be at 1000 hrs without prior arrangement.



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