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This aims to provide generic and local information of relevance to all Service personnel (Regular and Reserve), their partners and families, MOD Civilians, Veterans and the wider military community.

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Please either use the search function on the left, or navigate to information by subject (left hand side column) or location (area tabs above). Alternatively, this front page contains the most recent posts from across the UK.

For Overseas information please visit the International HIVE (iHIVE) blog or the individual blogs of each of our Overseas locations: links can be found on the Army website HIVE worldwide map, or email the HIVEs directly.

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August 14, 2022

Northern Ireland: Junction Retail & Leisure Park End of Term Family Disco - Saturday 27th August

Saturday 27th August 2pm - 5pm

Celebrate the end of the school holidays in style at The Junction's 'Ultimate Cheese' Outdoor Family Disco. Suitable for age 2+

Put on your dancing shoes and boogie on down to The Junction. Fun for all the family from ages 2+. The outdoor playground area will be hopping with the 'Ultimate Cheese' hits - think everything from Baby Shark through to sing along tunes.

To book tickets please click here

Information provided by NI HIVEs

August 12, 2022

Wiltshire: Latest updates from Wiltshire Council


For the latest updates regarding:
  • #BringAPicnicNotABBQ campaign
  • Swimming safety
  • Latest heat and draught warnings for Wiltshire
  • Local roadworks
...please click here.

Information provided by Colerne and Lyneham HIVE

ETS: MS Excel - Basics, Thursday 18th August, 1300 - 1400


How to use formatting and formulas to improve your Excel spreadsheets, including:
  • The use of tables in Excel
  • regular formatting
  • Conditional formatting
  • Basic formulas
  • Pivot charts (if we have time!)
Aimed at anyone wanting to improve their skills in this area. 

ETS: Defence Writing Refresher, plus an introduction to the IRTB, Thurs 18th August, 1500 - 1600


What is Defence Writing (DW)? What is the policy?  Where can the policy be found? What is an IRTB? What parts of the policy were updated in July 2019?

If you would like to know the answer to these questions, then this webinar is for you.

All military and civilian staff are welcome. This may be useful for anyone who wants to refresh their Defence Writing Skills.   

Fife: Fife Coast & Countryside Trust vacancies

We're hiring!

Fife Coast and Countryside Trust have vacancies for a Mobile Parking Operative (part-time) and a Community Tree Planting Officer.

Please click on the link below to take you to the vacancies page on our website for more information.

Information provided by Leuchars HIVE

Maidstone: Free Concert in Brenchley Gardens on Sunday 14th August


Don't forget there is more music to come this Sunday 14 August between 3:00pm-5:00pm with The Jon Hamilton Big Band performing as part of the free Brenchley Gardens Concerts, so make sure you bring a blanket and a picnic and enjoy a wind-down to your weekend.

You can find out more HERE

Information provided by Chatham HIVE

North Yorkshire: Have you downloaded the Library App yet?

Have you downloaded the library app yet? You can take our libraries with you wherever you go!
You can browse the catalogue and reserve books, manage and renew loans, and access a huge range of FREE digital resources! The app is downloadable in all the usual places, just search for ‘North Yorkshire Libraries’

Information provided by Catterick HIVE


Cost of Living Support – Help for Households

 Cost of Living Support – Help for Households

Countries around the world are facing rising goods and energy prices, inflation and cost of living pressures after the pandemic and Putin’s invasion of Ukraine.

We know people are worried, so the government is offering help for households.

To see what cost of living support you could be eligible for go to Cost of living support 

Future Accommodation Model (FAM) pilot update

Future Accommodation Model pilot update

We are now three years into the FAM pilot. Throughout that time Defence has been working to create the best possible accommodation offer for Service personnel, their families and partners.

All those who are eligible can still take advantage of the FAM offer until the pilot end on the 31 March 2023.

Those expecting to be posted to the pilot sites: HMNB Clyde, Aldershot Garrison and RAF Wittering must have a Report for Duty date no later than the 31 March 2023.

What’s next for FAM…

For further information please click here

Medway Council: Message from Council Leader Alan Jarrett


NEWS: The Leader of Medway Council, Cllr Alan Jarrett, has a new message for residents.

In his latest message, the Leader discusses free summer holiday activities for children and young people.

Find out more: https://orlo.uk/zGs06

Information provided by Chatham HIVE