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Wednesday, 31 October 2018


RMAS HIVE  is temporarily closed. In the interim, please direct any enquiries to Aldershot HIVE. Contact details are as follows:

Telephone Civilian: 01252 347650
Military : 94222 2650

Email: aldershothive@armymail.mod.uk

Monday, 15 October 2018

Drug dealing locally - Surrey Police

On Wednesday 3 October officers raided a property in Guildford. Five people were arrested and charged with being concerned in the supply of controlled substances. The five, will next appear at Guildford Crown Court on the 8th of November.
If you have information about suspected drug dealing or crime in your area, please either contact Surrey Police via www.Surrey.Police.UK or by calling 101.
If you don’t want to speak to Police, you can call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111. They never ask your name or trace your call and you could earn yourself a reward.
What are the signs of potential drug dealing:
Lots of visitors, who don’t stay very long, arriving at all times of the day and night
People waiting in cars outside properties exchanging small packets or cash
Lots of visitors bringing items such as TVs or bikes but leaving empty handed
Lone/vulnerable neighbours suddenly having groups of young men living at their address
What we want to know:
Time, date and place
Vehicle registrations and the make, model and colour
Descriptions of people and details of what they were doing
Direction they travelling to and from
How many times you have seen them – is it always at the same time of day?

Monday, 24 September 2018

Employment Support For Ex-Service Personnel

Is Your Child's School Eligible For The 2019 Education Support Fund?

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For further information, CLICK HERE

Common Questions About The HIVE Blog

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Please contact  sandhursthive@armymail.mod.uk
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Service Pupil Premium - Education Funding For State Schools

Service personnel with children in state schools in England only have until 17 January 2019 to notify schools of their children’s eligibility for the Service Pupil Premium (SPP).
The Department for Education introduced the Service Pupil Premium (SPP) in April 2011 in recognition of the specific challenges children from service families face and as part of the commitment to delivering the armed forces covenant.
State schools, academies and free schools in England, which have children of service families in school years Reception to Year 11, can receive the SPP funding. It is designed to assist the school in providing the additional support that these children may need and is currently worth £300 per service child who meets the eligibility criteria.

Pupils attract the SPP if they meet the following criteria:
  • One of their parents is serving in the regular armed forces
  • They have been registered as a ‘service child’ in the school census at any point since 2011, see footnote 1
  • One of their parents died whilst serving in the armed forces and the pupil receives a pension under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme or the War Pensions Scheme
  • Pupils with a parent who is on full commitment as part of the full time reserve service are classed as service children.
    For further information see : www.gov.uk
    SPP should not be used to subsidise routine school activity (trips, music lessons etc.), however, schools may choose to fund school trips just for service children, to help them enjoy their time at school and build a sense of a wider community and understanding of the role their service parent plays (e.g. with military specific trips) to help them cope with the potential strains of service life.

Service Families Accommodation: Process of complaints

If you need to complain about the Service you have received in your Families Accommodation:


Applying For And Allocation Of Service Families Accommodation And Moving Out

To apply for Service Families Accommodation and check entitlement 
As part of your accommodation choices, you can opt to live in furnished, part-furnished, or unfurnished Service Family Accommodation (SFA). All accommodation comes with carpets, curtains and a cooker as standard.

When living in Service Family Accommodation (SFA), you will need to insure your home.   
Moving out
Everything you need to know about moving out of your Service Family Accommodation (SFA).
License to occupy
You will be required to sign a new Licence to Occupy each time you move into a new Service family home. 


Forces Help To Buy Announcement Due to CLOSE at the end of December 2018

As announced by the former Secretary of State for Defence in October 2016,  the Forces Help To Buy scheme is due to close at the end of December 2018. 

Applications can be submitted up to this date. Those contemplating applying under the current FHTB scheme should ensure that they adhere to these timelines.
More info here 

Exmoor Family Break - SSAFA - the Armed Forces Charity

For more information click here: