Thursday, 25 August 2016

Planesaver Credit Union

How we helped a fellow serviceman save £254 on monthly loan repayments.

Military personnel sometimes have limited access to financial services and particularly affordable credit, leaving them a potential target for high cost credit providers such as payday lenders and loan sharks.

We were recently approached by a serviceman who found himself in a spiral of debt, with a series of high interest Credit Card and Payday loans, with monthly repayments over £555 at an average interest rate of 244% APR.

We were able to lend to the individual responsibly, consolidating his existing debt into one manageable repayment straight from his pay.

We paid off all his existing borrowing, leaving the member with a new monthly repayment of £301 at a more favourable interest rate, meaning he could get back on track with his finances.

The serviceman said "Plane Saver guided me into making better financial decisions, this has made me more aware of how expensive some loans can be. Seeking help from the credit union helped me nearly halve my outgoings on debt. Thank you Plane Saver".

Monday, 22 August 2016

Transition Information Sheet 7 - Guide to Secure Private Accommodation

                                                           Please click HERE to view the Transition Newletter in full

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Dog Owners On Gamecock Barracks


  1. CO’s policy on Control of Dogs (to be found on Moss in the SHEF area.
  2. Regimental Standing Order on Pets in the Workplace (Chapter 23 of Standing Orders).

All dogs in Gamecock Barracks (whether in Single Living Accommodation, Service Families Accommodation, or being brought into the workplace), must be registered with the QM Dept by order of the Station Commander, CO 30th  Signal Regiment.

Owners must read the policy and SO at refs A&B (to be found on Moss, with a hard copy at the Families Office) and complete the forms as directed in the SO at the earliest opportunity. You must complete annexes B,D & E and return them with the vaccination and insurance certificates to either the Unit Safety Advisor at the QM Dept, or to the Welfare Office.

Failure to comply with the policy and SO will result in the owner having to remove their dog from Gamecock Barracks.

For further information contact the Unit Safety Advisor on ext 2921.

Passport to Leisure - Free or Concessionary rates for all Eligible Applicants (including swimming)

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The FREE of charge Passport to Leisure will entitle all eligible applicants to FREE or special concessionary rates on a range of sports and leisure activities including:
  • Swimming
  • Jubilee gym
  • Squash
  • Badminton
  • Tennis
Application forms are available from the HIVE.

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Armed Forces Covenant – Book Initiative!

Making a difference - working together with our colleagues from the library service
across Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire, following our recommendations, they have been able to provide additional support for Service Children, their families and those families with a close service connection, by introducing a selection of relevant books into our local libraries –including specific publications which look at the issues facing children/families from a serving background.  These books are also appropriate for children from non-serving/ex-serving families, to help foster a greater understanding of the issues faced by their peers.  

In Warwickshire the school’s library service and the mobile library service have also taken up this initiative.   Our colleagues working with the mobile service have reported that this has been a great success with the books being very popular particularly at Bramcote barracks.   

For more information regarding the titles of books now in stock visit our website

or contact your local library service.

You Ask....... We Answer

Don't Forget.......Your HIVE can help you by finding answers to questions about many aspects of living within a military community and has useful information to help with relocating including how to apply for Service Families Accommodation, Schools, Finding Doctors and Dentists and much more.

In addition, your HIVE always has up to date information about your military community and the local area.

Monday, 15 August 2016

Friday, 12 August 2016

DDS - 25% Discount on Food at Chiquito

Chiquito offer members 25% discount on their food when showing their defence discount card or MOD90.  

See website or app for full terms and conditions.

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

AFCC News Issue 2 - Out Now

To view the latest edition of AFCC News in full, please click HERE

Armed for Coaching

Friday, 5 August 2016

West Midlands Safari Park - Armed Forces Discount

West Midlands Safari Park - Armed Forces Discount
Please contact the HIVE for Corporate Telephone Number and

Discount Code

Discounted prices are;
Admission Only:
Adult £16.50
Child £12.75
All Inclusive Admission and Wristband:
Adult £22.75
Child £18.85
Military ID may have to be shown on entry.

Safedrive Driving School offer MOD Discount

Monday, 1 August 2016