The Community Centre had a large garden which was enclosed by a new fence. However there was little in the garden except for a few trees and a bed of shrubs.Having worked with the Army Welfare Service previously, at 5 camps on Salisbury Plain, we were approached by them to find out if we could help them to develop a part of the garden for outdoor learning for toddlers. After seeing the area and discussing design ideas with the AWS, they gave us funding to create the garden.
In 2015, following the re-development of RAF Lyneham, the Community Centre at MoD Lyneham was handed over to the Army Welfare Service for use as a welfare centre. As many RAF families moved from Lyneham to Brize Norton, the married quarters were filled with Army families from throughout Wiltshire and the surrounding areas, many of whom were therefore away from the serving personnel's workplace and main welfare services.