Friday, 30 October 2015

Defence Discount Service

The Defence Discount Service is available to the Armed Forces community. This includes serving personnel, family members of personnel, Veterans, Reservists, MOD Civil Servants, Cadets and NATO Forces serving in the UK.  Register for FREE today!

Monday, 26 October 2015

Bike Theft

Unfortunately suspicious behaviour has been spotted around the married quarter estate, and possible bike thieves are in operation.  Please use this as a warning to lock / store away your personal possessions.
Please be alert to thieves and report all instances immediately.

Immobilise.com is recommended by the Police : go to this link, register for free and input your serial numbers of your possessions, which are then stored on a database which helps the Police identify the owners of recovered property.

Friday, 23 October 2015

Victory Service Club: New Dining Experience NOW OPEN


NOW OPEN! The Club Dining Room, 

The Grill & Coffee Bar!


BD75 @ St. Pauls


To have been a part of the celebrations at St. Paul's Cathedral on Thursday 22nd October 2015 was such a privilege.  


Thursday, 22 October 2015

State Boarding Schools



Friday, 16 October 2015

Housing: Welfare Notice

It has come apparent over the last few months that tenants have been reporting faults  within their SFA to CarillionAmey as is directed to. It seems however, that some are getting the response that CarillionAmey will ring back and contact the families about the work with dates and times of commencement.  Unfortunately CarillionAmey are not always very good returning the promised communications. The Welfare Department have asked if people do receive this information and are not contacted within the given time frame, that they are to contact CarillionAmey on 0800707600 opt 5 (complaints) and make a stage 1 complaint. This is the only way that these issues will become less common place.


Mail needs to be redirected when families are assigned away from the Regiment.  This also needs to be followed up and companies need to be contacted to be informed of the change of address as Royal Mail direction only lasts for a set period and CarillionAmey will not forward on any mail.



People are reminded to check that their heating systems are working fully before the winter sets in, as CarillionAmey are starting to get busier with heating call outs, don’t be the one to leave it too late.


Vermin- People are reminded to use their rubbish bins and food bins correctly now that the farmers have cut all the crops,  all vermin will now be looking for new sources of food. It is easier to deter rodents than it is to remove them!!

Thursday, 15 October 2015

Education: Welfare notice to all parents of school age children

All parents are strongly advised that, if the serving parent is deploying on Defence Engagement Operations abroad, long exercise or on long courses are to inform your children’s school that father or mother will be away for duration (if known), so the School can support your child/children appropriately if required.

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Volunteering Opportunity


Wednesday, 7 October 2015

The Childcare New Business Grants Scheme


Future nursery owners or childminders are being encouraged by the Government to apply for a chunk of £2 million that has been allocated to help them set up their own businesses.
The Childcare New Business Grants Scheme has been introduced to boost the provision of childcare in England and to incentivise entrepreneurship. 

The Scheme allows people to apply for grants of up to £500 to help start a new nursery or childminding business, £1000 for a new childminding business that will provide care for disabled children and £1000 for a new nursery, out of school club, or childcare on domestic premises. The scheme is available to those new enterprises setting up in England only and the grant is designed to cover start-up costs such as insurance, training and equipment etc.

Applications are required before the end of Dec 2015.


For more information please visit www.childcarebusinessgrants.dcms.gov.uk

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Utility Bill Management


Friday, 2 October 2015

Illegal to smoke in vehicles notice


Thursday, 1 October 2015

Any Issues/Concerns?

Do you have any issues or concerns?


This could be housing related, missed appointments, school admissions, employment problems, transport issues or anything else that is causing you concern.

The HIVE can help by reporting these through the chain of command.    If you would like to report a concern in confidence please contact the HIVE.