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".

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

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.

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