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TELEPHONE 01929 403185.

Email - bovingtonhive@armymail.mod.uk

AN ANSWER MACHINE IS IN OPERATION OUTSIDE NORMAL WORKING HOURS OR WHEN NO ONE IS AVAILABLE TO TAKE YOUR CALL.

OPENING HOURS ARE 08:30 - 16:30 - MONDAY - THURSDAY 08:30 - 16:00 FRIDAY. The HIVE is located on King George V Road Bovington (By the Lloyds Cash point Machine)

 
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Garrison Guides & Welcome Packs

The HIVE has FREE copies of the Bovington/Lulworth Garrison Guide. Call in to the HIVE to pick up a copy or if you are being posting to anywhere in the U.K or Overseas,the HIVE has Garrison Guides for most B.F.P.O Postings.There are 155 HIVES worldwide and the majority all have their own Garrison Guides or Welcome packs. The Bovington HIVE can arrange for you to receive a Garrison Guide of your choice if they do not have a copy on display.

Information held at the HIVE

Below is an example of information we hold in the HIVE. We do have more on other facts, so call us if what you need to know is not on the list. We may have it or know somebody that does.

Adult Education
After School Club
Airports
Annington Homes
Army Welfare Service
Au Pair Bureau
Babysitters
Ballet/Dance Classes
Beauty Therapists
Bed/Breakfasts
Benefits
Brownies
Bus/Train Timetables
Carpet Cleaner (Hire)
Childminders
Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB)
College Courses
Computer Courses
Creches
Dentists
D.H.E
Doctors
Dog Warden
Dorset County Council
Driving Schools
Employment
Forces Discount
Hairdressers
Help Lines
Holiday Club(Local)Home Education Tutors
Home Office
Hospitals
Insurance Groups
Internet Access(Free 20min service)
Leisure Centres
Library Services
(br>Locksmith (Local)
Mother and Toddler Group
National Express Coach Travel (Also Flight Link direct)
Overseas Postings
Passport Information
Places to go(Local Tourist attractions)
Pre Schools/Nurserys
Purbeck Council
Registry Office(Births,Deaths & Marriages)
S.S.A.F.A
Schools (Local)
Scout Groups
Social Services
Solicitor (FREE 30 mins advice in BOVINGTON HIVE - Monday 1330 - 1600)
Stables/Horse Riding
Swimming Lessons (Stanley Barracks)
Taxi Services
Vets
Window Cleaner
Youth Clubs.

Santa Outfits

There are 2 Father Christmas outfits (with beards) available for Hire. 
£5 hire charge and £5 Deposit.
Reciepts will be issued for those hiring out through mess accounts.

Book early before the busy festive season.

Welcome to New Arrivals

For you that are not familiar with this part of the country, Dorset is a very scenic and beautiful place that attracts a lot of visitors all year round. There are wonderful beaches and historic places of interest to visit, with the added bonus that for most of the year the weather is warm and mild.
Most of you will know what purpose HIVES serve in their community but if you are not familiar with the term HIVE, we are an information and referral agency that offers a confidential service and that can help you with a wide variety of information , from local bus times, to finding a job, a Childminder or needing help on who to contact to sort out a difficult personal problem, we are here to help you.
If we can be of any service to you now or in the future please contact me at the HIVE. I hope your stay in Bovington will be a happy one.

IF YOU DO NOT HAVE THE CURRENT BOVINGTON/LULWORTH GARRISON GUIDE. PLEASE CONTACT ME IN THE HIVE AND A COPY WILL BE DELIVERED TO YOU OR CALL IN AND PICK ONE UP.

Useful Addresses

BANKS
Barclays Bank
3 North Street, Wareham. 01202 455000
Barclays Bank
100 High Street, Poole. 01202 455000
Halifax Plc
148-150 High Street, Poole. 0845 6005510
HSBC
106 High Street, Poole. 0845 7404404
Lloyds TSB
3 South Street, Wareham. 01929 551505
Lloyds TSB
101 High Street, Poole. 01202 674381
Natwest
Opposite Barclays, Wareham. 0845 6101234
Natwest
High Street, Poole. 0845 6101234

CHEMISTS
Bowsher Pharmacies
Dorchester Road. Wool. 01929 462293
Moss Chemists
2 West Street Wareham. 01929 552737
Roberts Chemists
11-13 South Street Wareham. 01929 552384

Local supermarkets/shopping

TESCO
 Dorchester  behind the football ground
 Poole - Fleetsbridge  by ToysRUs
--Tower Park Tesco's sells its own range of Clothing and Electrial goods.

SAINSBURYS
Wareham
Poole - Pitwinies car park

SOMMERFIELD
Dorchester  Trinity Street

ICELAND
 Dorchester Trinity Street
 Poole  High Street

SAFEWAY
Weymouth Dorchester Road

LIDL
Weymouth  Dorchester Road

ASDA
 Weymouth  Head for Portland
Bournemouth - Wessex Way (near Bus/Coach Station)
Poole -Opposite the Train Station on Holes Bay Road.

ALDI
 Weymouth  B&Q Complex


MARKETS Indoor & Outdoor

Dorchester every Wednesday

Wimborne every Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Weymouth every Thursday

Wareham every Thursday
Matchams (near Ringwood) every Sunday
Note: All markets close about 1400

Advice Clinics

The HIVE holds regular advice clinics with civialian organisations such as:

Humphries Kirk Solicitors from Wareham and Dorchester Branches who hold a clinic in the HIVE on the 1st and 3rd Monday in the month(excluding Bank holidays) from 13:00 - 15:00. The first 30 mins is FREE.

Citizens Advice Bureau from Wareham hold a FREE clinic on a Tuesday Morning in the HIVE from 09:30 - 13:00.


No appointments are neccesary for these clinics. They operate a first come first serve basis.

Meet and greet mornings

Every Wednesday from 10:00 - 12:00, a meet and greet morning is held in the HIVE. This is aimed at new arrivals who wish to meet wives who have also just recently moved to Bovington/Lulworth.We also welcome those who have lived here a while and are keen to meet other wives.You never know you may meet somebody you knew before in Fallingbostal,Paderborn,Hohne,Tidworth or Catterick.The atmosphere is pleasent and friendly and everyone is made to feel welcome

There is a Kiddies corner with lots of toys and books to keep the little one happy. Please come along and meet other new arrivals and wives who have been here a while and who will be pleased to meet you.