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The Bovington HIVE Blogspot is an electronic community notice board providing up to the minute information on what is happening on the Garrison plus more, all on line.

You will find the following on the blogsite:

Whats on - this page displays local events & activities and information that the HIVE is requested to display. You should see updates daily - to keep you abreast of what is going on.
Notices - This page will have important notices you need to be aware of from the Garrison, Defence Housing, MHS, HIVE, etc As offer and MoD discounts entert he HIVE, they will be uploaded for you to pursue.
Jobs - This page displays current job vacancies on the Garrison & in the local area, useful employment information and details of adult learnign courses.
The Blogpost will expand with more pages and features during 2012. If you would like any notices,events or activities displayed on the site,(free) contact the HIVE on 01929 403185.
Click on to the Bovington/Lulworth families Garrison Guide

Overview of Bovington

Bovington Camp in Dorset has been a Training Camp since 1916.The area surrounding Bovington is rural. Amenities within Bovington are limited so travelling to Dorchester (11 Miles) or Poole (13 Miles) is essential for Supermarket shopping and were you will find all major high street stores. Closer to Bovington is the village of Wool (2 miles). The Train Station there provides a vital link for travelling to Wareham (7 miles), which has a small high street with various local shops and Banks/Building Societies The seaside resorts of Bournemouth, Weymouth and Swanage are all less than 25 miles away. Many former Military houses in Bovington are now owned by civilians. A community spirit has developed between the Military and Civilian population in Bovington and is proving to be successful one with many events being jointly organised and supported by both communities.


Unit Facilities

HIVE, AWS Community Office, Sursetart Families Centre, Memorial Hall/Community Centre, Londis convienence shop & Post Office, ATM Cash Machine, Families Medical Centre, Garrison Church, Unit Welfare Office, Library & PRI Shop Hairdressers, “Food Bar” Café, Launderette, Tank Museum and Gauntlet restaurant, Salvation Army Café, Chinese and Kebab Takeaways, Police Office, Cloudshill Pub/Restaurant, Thrift Shop, Swimming Pool and Gym, Tennis Courts, All Weather floodlit Sports pitch, Youth Club, Riding Stables.

Click here for information and local Purbeck District services
Within the shopping arcade on King George V Road, there is a small selection of shops, you will find Snippets a Hairdressers and Beauty Salon. Motorworld for all spares and repair materials for cars and a selection of bikes for sale.
TV-Video Repair Shop is Situated at the rear of the Memorial Hall.Opening hours:
Mon-Fri 0930-1700
Salvation Army Café is located at the rear of the Memorial Hall, it has a pleasant dining area serving hot food, snacks, beverages etc.Opening hours:
Mon-Thu 0900-1500, Fri 0900-1400

Bovington Amenities

The Londis shop caters for everyone young and old living within Bovington. There is a varied range of food, magazines alcoholic drinks and video hire also a cash point machine and post office are located at the rear of the shop, opening times of the Londis are Monday - Saturday 0700-22-00 and Sunday 0800-22.00.

bovington amenities

Bovington Amenities

Cloudshill pub

Clouds Hill Pub is situated on the corner of Elles Road and George V Road. This recently built establishment is tastfully decorated with Lawrence of Arabia memerobila. There is bar food and a full Restaurant menu with various theme nights taking place during the year. Contact the Cloudshill on (01929) 405749.

Post Office

Post Office � Located to the rear of the Londis Shop
Opening hours:
Mon-Tue 0900-1700
Wed 0900-1400
Thu-Fri 0900-1700
Sat 0900-1200

cash point machines

There are various cash point machines located within Bovington. The main one is on King George V Road at the front of the HIVE building.
Other cashlink machines can be found in the Trax/PAYD facility within Allenby Barracks and in Cloudshill Pub. A cashpoint facility allowing you to withdraw money from your account using your debit card is available through the Post Office counter located at the rear of the Mace shop .
Cash back is available from the Mace tills. A maximum of �5 must be spent to qualify for cash back.
The post of AWS Community Worker for Bovington is currently gapped.

contact houses

There are two 3 bedroom contact houses available for Military personnel, their dependants and relatives.
One house is situated in Bovington on New Road and one in the Oval - Lulworth Camp.
Both houses are are fully furnished ready to use with all mod cons including: Washing Machine, Fridge Freezer, TV, Cooker, Microwave Oven,Toaster, Kettle, Mini Hi Fi, Linen, Towels,Crockery,Cutlery, etc.Hire charges are £30 per night,
To book the Bovington welfare house contact the Garrison Welfare Office on 01929 403317. To book the Lulworth welfare house contact the Station Staff Officer on 01929 404801. Bookings cannot be taken more than one month in advance of the requirement and for a maximum of one week.
Please note this welfare facility is available only to members of the armed forces for welfare purposes and can only be booked by a serving member of the armed forces only.
Full details available on the phone numbers above.
The Dental Practice is for serving soldiers only.
Dental practice.
(01929) 403389
Tuesday – Thursday
9.00 – 16.00.
The Dental Practice is located beside the Medical Centre on Sir Richard Hull Road (via Holt Road for Drivers).

Dependents need to register with a local dentist. Details can be found on the website below.Please note there may be no dentist in the local area with spaces left for new patients to register, this may mean you will have to travel outside the Bovington/Wool postcode area in order to find a suitable Dentist.
Click here for information on local Doctors,Dentists,opticains,Hospitials in the local area and other health advice.
Sundays at 11.00 Parish Communion. - ALL WELCOME.
Sunday School 1100
Wednesday at 18.00 Mass in the Chapel.
Midweek services,fests and Holy Days as advertised on orders and in the Church.
The Verger is Mrs Karin Archer Tel. (01929) 403398


The Garrison Padre (C of E) can be contacted on 01929 403398
The Officating Chaplains are
The Revd E Coulam (Meth)Tel:(01258)858199
and The Revd Fr G Watts (RC) Tel: (01929) 463334.
Bovington - 403378/403187

Lulworth - 404806,

Stanley Barracks - 403186.

Allenby Barracks Pass Office - 403582/403589/403243.

Guardroom/MOD Police

Contact the Unit Beat Officer at Bovington on � 01929 403849.

In the event that the UBO is unavailable contact Police Central Control on 01752 553384
The Gymnasium and Swimming Pool is located in Stanley Barracks. Dependents can use the facilities with a FREE Sports pass,For more details or how to obtain a Sports Pass, Telephone (01929) 403604. .


MONDAY - THURSDAY 0700 - 2100.
FRIDAY 0700 - 1400.
SATURDAY & SUNDAY 0900 - 1245.

For bookings of the Swimming Pool,Halls or Squash Courts telephone (01929)403604.
For Bookings of the Sports Fields, Telephone (01929) 403317
The Library is open to all military personnel and their families as well as U.K based civilains and MOD agency employees.
There is a large selection of military,non-fiction and fiction books and a large selection of children's books. There are various army training videos,audio language courses and information on resettlement
The PRI shop is located in the Library (Ground floor of Anderson House)
Open Monday to Thursday 10.00 – 14:00. The PRI shop sells a varied range of military clothing, footwear,cap badges, belts and accessories. Also available military pictures,memorabilia & gift items Contact 01929 403496
Monday – Thursday
7.45 – 12.30 and 13.30 – 16.30
7.45 – 12.30
Reception/Appointments - (01929) 403474.
Practice Nurse - (01929)403338.
Pratice Manager - (01929) 403181
Dispenser/Medical Stores - (01929) 403319
Physiotherapist/Rehab - (01929) 403337
The Medical/Dental Centre is situated on Sir Richard Hull Road (via Holt Road for car drivers). There is car parking space nearby.
The Garrison Welfare Office (Bovington) is located within the Garrison Church complex on Allenby Barracks. The Welfare Officer and Deputy Welfare Officer look after the welfare matters for all Phase 2 recruits, permanent staff and Military families. They are also the contact for deployed personnel and those who are housed at Bovington/Lulworth but their duty station is elsewhere. They provide support and advice on variery of concerns individuals may have and work closey with a number of Military and other Welfare agencies. The Welfare team also laise with the Bovington HIVE and meet with new arrivals,wives and families on a regular basis at the HIVE.
Contact the Welfare Office on 01929 403317 or call in to the Welfare office.  
Click here for help and advice from the Army Families Federation
For help and advice on all matters regarding service personnel

Military welfare

The A.W.S opearates from Blandford but is responsible for families and all serving personnel living in the Bovington and Lulworth area.
Contact the Welfare support worker on (01258) 482323 or 01258 482450 for help,support and advice.
Click here for help and advice from S.S.A.F.A .
Click here for help and advice for service Families.

Thrift shop

The Thrift Shop is a popular facility in Bovington. The buidling as been extended to allow more room on the premisis.Items of women's men's children's clothing,toys,babywear,books,toys, household items etc can be sold and bought. All Customers have an account, after which they can take along 6 items at a time and submit 40p to charity. Items can be priced for sale by the indivdual or by thrift shop staff. Items not sold can be returned to the owner or reduced in price or passed on to charity organisations by the Thrift shop. The Thrift shop is for everyone's use and volunteers are always appreciated.
Opening times are Wednesday 1000-1200 and Thursday 1015-1500 The Thrift Shop is open during term times only (closed during school holidays and half-terms)
The Thrift Shop is located on King George V Road by the HIVE and Londis Shop with plenty of car parking at the rear. The Thrift shop does have a direct phone line however contact 01929 403496 or call in to the shop (WEDNESDAY & THURSDAYS ONLY)


Waste Collection

Refuse collection is on Friday Mornings. Bins are emptied on a fortnightly basis.The green recycling boxes are emptied on alternative Fridays. Bin bags placed at the side of wheelie bins will not be collected. An exception is made over the christmas period when one bag may left beside the whellie bin.

There are Bottle Banks and other recycling Containers on Swinton Avenue(Off King George V Road) FREE of Charge.A waste site on the Industrial Estate is for larger items of bulk rubbish and can be found in Wareham behind the Train Station along the Bere Road.
The site is open 6 days a week from 0900 � 1700. Removal of white goods (i.e.: fridges etc) can be arranged through the council.

Mini-Bus Hire

There are 2 PRI Mini-Buses available for hire
�£50 a day.Green card issued for EU travel.
Both the 8 & 9 seater buses are fitted with air-con. Drivers must be aged 25 or over.No mileage limit.Tank must be refilled with deisel on return.
Book on Tel; 01929 403666.
Click to open current information about rail and bus travel - you can print off the pdf. Travelling to and from Bovington - By Rail, Bus and Coach. Information supplied by Friends of Wool Station