Thursday, 23 February 2017

MOD - Arranging Removals

Agility Logistics Limited are the approved MOD provider

Common Questions About The HIVE Blog

Q.I sometimes forget to check the HIVE Blog for updates, so probably miss out on what is going and find out about events too late.

A. Simply enter your email address in the ‘Follow by Email’ box, (top - left hand panel) click ‘submit’, and follow the activation procedure to receive a notification email every day that the Blog is updated.
By using this gadget, you will never miss any posts that may be of interest and you’ll be informed when the latest community information is available to view.

Q.There is a lot of information on the HIVE Blog, so I can’t find what I want very easily as it takes ages to scroll through it.
A. You can browse the list of posts in the ‘Blog Archive’ on the bottom left hand side of the homepage or click on a specfic label heading on left hand panel.
Alternatively, you can use the Blog Search box.  For example, if you wanted to find out about information on employment in the local area  just type job vacancy into the box and the relevant post will be displayed.

Q. I would like to put information on the blog such as a event i am organising. I have a poster and would like to upload it for the local community to see.   

A. Simply contact the HIVE by phone or email (details are on the right hand panel of the blog home page) and your poster or information will be uploaded for you - free of charge. 

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Please contact
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Service Families Accommodation - Charges On Move Out

Charges for damage and deficiencies for SFA and Substitute SFA recovery from pay

When you move out of UK service family accommodation (SFA) or substitute service family accommodation (SSFA), you may be liable for charges for damages or deficiencies that are not classed as fair wear and tear or because you have failed to prepare the property to the correct standard, for example cleanliness.

DIO can take these directly from the pay of serving personnel. Any payments taken depend on the size of the charge and individual monthly income (using MOD guidelines to ensure that deductions do not exceed a set limit of pay).

If you consider that you are not responsible for the charges, or part of them, for example that the damage is the result of fair wear and tear,you are able to dispute the charge raised using the ‘Disputed charges form’.

Full details on moving out of your SFA and recoveries from pay are available in:

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Local & UK Train Services

To plan your journey, check timetables, disruptions or book tickets online go to
For all UK Train Services and timetables go to

Cyberbullying Awareness

Blandford Camp - 'Sticky Fingers' Art & Crafts Group For Pre - School Children

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Moving To Or Within Dorset - School In Year Applications

An in year application for a school place is an application when your child is already of school age and wishes to transfer from one school to another.
This may be when you are moving to Dorset, moving house within Dorset, or requesting a change of school for any other reason.

You may make an in year application at any time of the year as there are no closing dates. In year applications will be processed no more than half a term in advance of when the place is required.

Make it clear on your application if you are applying from your current address or your new address. We can only base your application on a new address if you have given us appropriate evidence of this address.

For more information and how to apply for a school place go to

Military families can contact Bovington HIVE to request a
free moving schools pack.(see below)
Tel: 01929 403185 or email

Blandford Camp - Bonkers Soft Play

Located on Nelson Road
near Families Medical Centre on Camp

Bovington Saddle Club & Stables

The Armour Centre Saddle Club exists for the benefit of all members of the Armour Centre, their wives and children. It’s facilities are also extended to students attending courses at the Armour Centre.

The stables are located near the Bovington Nursery School and Tank Museum. There are 40 loose boxes and 15 pony stalls as well as an excellent indoor riding school and 2 outdoor ménage.

Livery charges are kept to a minimum but are dependent on the current cost of forage. The stables has a number of horses and ponies for hire at very competitive rates. Riders can hack supervised or can have riding lessons from B.H.S qualified staff at very reasonable rates in the indoor and outdoor school, or in the British Eventing Cross Country area. 

There is also a thriving pony club for all ages and abilities, culminating in a Pony Club Camp in the Summer.

The South Dorset Hunt offers members of the Armour Centre excellent hunting at reduced rates.

For further information and current charges contact the stables on 01929 403580 or Mil: 3580.

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Combat Stress 24 Hour Helpline for Armed Forces, Veterans & Families

Our free 24-hr Helpline is here for veterans and serving military 
personnel, and their families.

National Centre For Domestic Violence

For further details click HERE

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Information Support To Service Pupils Moving Between Schools

To view/download this Brochure please click HERE


Blandford Camp - Pregnancy Yoga Classes

Blandford Camp - Yoga Classes

Thursday, 9 February 2017

Matilda's Coffee Shop - Bovington

 Cooked breakfasts served and a variety of hot and cold food choices on the menu board

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Service Life Insurance

          For more information go to

Bovington - Parent & Toddler Group

Bovitots Group URGENTLY need more volunteers to help at sessions,
If you are interested please call in to one of our sessions
or find us on Facebook Bovitots

Meditation Sessions - Winfrith Village Hall