Friday, 18 August 2017

HIVE Information & Support Service To The Military Community

Your local 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 the following:
Applying for Service Families Accommodation, 
Doctors & Dentists 
.........and much more. 

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

For any enquiries please call into the HIVE office or -
Tel: 01904 66 5253

QUEST - August Edition

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Pathfinder - August 17

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Thursday, 17 August 2017

GO Outdoors Discount 

                                                   10% discount and then an extra 10% off that too!

Service Families Accommodation - Respect Your Neighbours

Civvy Street Magazine August 17

Families Information Service Hub (FISH) & Special Educational Needs & Disability Information Advice & Support Service(SENDIASS) - Special Stars Foundation – Sounding Special

A fun and relaxed music and Makaton group for children and young people with special needs and their families/ carers. This friendly group uses Makaton to support their singing, at a pace that everyone can keep up with and enjoy. Siblings are also welcome at these sessions. Free accessible parking. Refreshments included
Date: Sat 23September 2017
Time: 10:30am to 12pm (first hour music and Makaton, last 30mins refreshments and toys)
Cost £1 donation per child/young person, 
Venue: Special Stars Foundation, 171 High Street, Hull, HU1 1NE or (01482) 227657

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Families Continuous Attitude Survey (FAMCAS)

The 2017 Families Continuous Attitude Survey (FAMCAS) provides the opportunity for Army spouses/civil partners to express their views about a range of issues that affect their life as a Service family. The evidence provided by these views is a vital source of information that assists the Army in developing future personnel policy.

To support this process, it is important that the collective views of spouses/civil partners of Officers and Soldiers alike are communicated to the wider Army.

A link to the report can be found on the website

National Employment & Careers Fair - Tidworth - 7th September 2017

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Discounts - Douneside House



Friday, 4 August 2017

Defence Discount Service Latest Offers

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Toby Carvery
Muscle Food

Windsor Castle - Armed Forces Discount 

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Windsor Castle – Armed Forces Discount

MOD90 or Armed Forces ID card holders can visit Windsor Castle with up to four friends or family for FREE.  That’s a potential saving of £85.
Be sure to check the Royal Collection website to plan and make the most of your visit.
1. Call ahead of your visit on 020 7766 7300 to check that the castle is open to the public   
     (no advance booking required.
2. Bring your MOD90 / Armed Forces ID with you to get you and up to four friends or family       in for FREE.
This discount applies to Buckingham Palace, Holyrood House as well as Windsor Castle.  Phone 020 7766 7304 to confirm.

Click Here for more information 

The Big White Wall

#PTSD can impact everyone. @BigWhiteWall1 offer guidance to all personnel, family members & veterans #strongbonds

SFA - Licence to Occupy Insurance

If you occupy Service Family Accommodation be it SFA or SSFA you will have signed an agreement when you moved into the property called a Service Licence to Occupy Service Family Accommodation (known as a Licence to Occupy). Due to this, you are not classed as a tenant. The Services Insurance and Investment Panel (siiap) have a web page that details a number of insurance providers who can organise policies that have been designed specifically for SFA Occupants. 
For more information Click Here

Service Family Accommodation - House Contents Insurance

See page 10 of the Housing Matters magazine for more information by Clicking Here

Thursday, 3 August 2017

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Beverley Rethink Carers Support Group

Mental Health UK
Rethink Mental Illness

Our goal is a better life for everyone affected by mental illness.
See how we make a difference

Further information
Local Contact details
Pat Lund
01482 869057
East Riding of Yorkshire

Meeting times

The Group meets on the fourth Tuesday of every month from 7.00pm - 9.00pm

Royal British Legion Break Centres

Break Centres

The Legion offers much-needed breaks to ex-Service and serving personnel and their families. If you or a member of your family is recovering from an illness, bereavement or other life-affecting event, the Legion can provide a comfortable and enjoyable break.

About our break centres

We have four Break Centres located in prime locations around the country, and for our family breaks, we also have close ties with Parkdean and Haven Holiday Parks.
The Legion also provides Adventure Breaks, where young people of Service families can have a fun and activity-packed week.
To find out more Click Here <<<

The Services Cotswold Centre

The Services Cotswold Centre (SCC) is a tri-service facility managed by Headquarters Army Welfare Service (AWS) and funded by Headquarters Support Commands (HQ Sp Comd) on behalf of the MOD. It provides short term transit accommodation for service personnel, their spouses, civil partners and families.
The SCC accommodation comprises of 60 self contained chalet style homes and is located near Corsham, Wiltshire in the United Kingdom.
To Book Telephone: civilian 01225 810 358, military (9)4382 4521                             Email:

Operation Camera - Photography Competition

Army hunts for photos in Operation Camera
The Army has launched a new mission, called Operation Camera. In its sights is anyone with a potentially winning photo of the British Army.

For further information Click Here
Closing date for entries is Wednesday 27th September 2017

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Culture: Orchestra - Movies at The Minster - 8 September

Venue: Holy Trinity, Hull Minster
FREE ENTRY for everyone! Donations welcomed on the evening.
Family and friends, please feel free to come dressed as your favourite Super Hero, movie character or Princess! The

For More Information and Program Click Here

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Monday, 31 July 2017

Families Information Service Hub (FISH) & Special Educational Needs & Disability Information Advice & Support Service(SENDIASS) - Edition 23

Spotlight on...Extended consultation deadline until 4 August 2017 - Have your Say!!  
The following consultation is still live on the Local Offer:
·        Review of 'A Parent Carers Guide to Requesting Personal Budgets for Special Educational Needs ( 0 -25) for Educational Outcomes'
For more information and to give your views please visit the Surveys and consultation page of the Local Offer website.

FISH update
Do you have a child (0 – 25 years) who has a Special Educational Needs and Disability? Do you live in the East Riding and registered for LOOK AHEAD services?
Then you may wish to apply for the following discount cards:

Housing Options 

New Arrivals & Relocation

If you have just arrived in Leconfield or Driffield area, please request or call in to the HIVE for your arrival / welcome pack and to find out more about your new location, where to register for doctors/dentists, find a nursery place, schools, employment, local area etc.  

If you are not connected to the internet yet, there are computers in the HIVE with internet services and printers that you can use.

There is also a photocopier, scan
and fax machine available should you need to use these services.  

Leconfield HIVE Cabin is located next to HQ SQN building

Opening Hours: Mon - Thur 8.30am - 5pm / Fri: 8.30am - 12.30pm
Tel: 01904 665253

All email enquiries to

If you are about to relocate to Leconfield, please contact the HIVE to request a pre-arrival information pack .

The HIVE also has information on all Army, RAF and Navy locations within the UK and overseas should you require information regarding a future posting.

Thursday, 27 July 2017

East Riding Colege - Open Events

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Find out more about your options

Come along to any of our open events to talk to tutors and have a look at our great facilities.
You'll also get a feel for the atmosphere of the College and what it might be like to train or study here.
Open events are a relaxed and informal opportunity for you to ask questions and get advice.
You can come along on your own, or bring friends and family for support.

Where and when


  • Saturday 14 October 2017, 11am to 1.30pm 
  • Thursday 16 November 2017, 4pm to 7pm
  • Tuesday 23 January 2018, 4pm to 7pm
  • Thursday 15 March 2018, 4pm to 7pm
  • Tuesday 1 May 2018, 4pm to 7pm
  • Thursday 28 June 2018, 4pm to 7pm


  • Saturday 7 October 2017, 9.30am to 12pm 
  • Thursday 9 November 2017, 4pm to 7pm
  • Tuesday 16 January 2018, 4pm to 7pm
  • Saturday 10 March 2018, 9.30am to 12pm
  • Tuesday 24 April 2018, 4pm to 7pm
  • Thursday 21 June 2018, 4pm to 7pm
For more information Click Here

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Hull Street Food Nights - Thursday Nights (from April-September) 

CTP Employment Fair - Sunderland - 14 September

Hull Explorer, hop on, hop off bus service

Start your adventure here, with Hull Explorer, the city's new hop on, hop off tour bus.
Running every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday all summer, from 22 July* until 3 September, you can experience the city from a new perspective.
Hop on board the open top bus and let the guide tell you the story of Hull and its landmarks, including:
  • Cenotaph
  • Queen Victoria Square
  • Wilberforce Monument
  • Museums Quarter
  • Hull Minster
  • The Deep
  • The Marina and waterfront
Adult day tickets are just £8, child day tickets are £5, and family tickets £21, with concessionary tickets (for students and those with concessionary bus passes) only £6.  Children under 5 travel for free.  No need to book your ticket in advance, just buy it from the bus driver.
There'll be six journeys a day, with each tour lasting about an hour and a half, although you can hop on and off all day - see the full Hull Explorer leaflet.
Are you interested in hiring the bus for a large group or event?  The bus and guide are available for private hires on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, plus evenings and out of the summer season.  Find out more about hiring Hull Explorer. For more information please  Click Here <<<

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Hull Freedom Festival - 1-3 September

Hull’s flagship festival celebrates its 10th anniversary with a spectacular line-up.The Freedom Festival is an annual Music and Performance Arts Festival held in the city of Kingston upon Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is named in honour of the slave trade abolitionist, MP and son of Hull, William Wilberforce. For more information 
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Yorkshire Marathon - York University - 8 October