HIVE would like to hear the views of the Service community about the information service we provide. Please take our short survey here



If you are a subscriber to HIVE blogs, we want to let you know that UK data protection law changes on 25 May 2018 when the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect. This new legislation gives you more control over how your data is used.

We are taking this opportunity to update our subscription sign up options to make sure we provide our HIVE blog readers with the information they want, when they want to receive it. This means that if you are already a subscriber, emails you currently receive will stop and all readers will have the opportunity to sign up for new email updates as soon as the new subscription option is in place.

You can withdraw your permission to receive our emails at any time by using the unsubscribe link found at the bottom of every email you receive from us.

Friday, 18 May 2018

Thorney Island HIVE Closure

Thorney Island HIVE is closed until further notice.
If you require information please contact Marchwood HIVE:  
02380 862172

Information can also be obtained at

Marchwood HIVE Blog

Thursday, 10 May 2018

Military Personnel - Standard Learning Credits

The Standard Learning Credits scheme allows personnel to obtain financial assistance for learning costs.

Military personnel are able to claim 80% of course fees, up to a maximum of £175 per financial year. To qualify for SLC funding, the course of study must lead to a nationally recognised qualification, have substantial developmental value and directly benefit the Service.

Click Here <<<
 for further details. 

AFF Survey - Work/life balance: is your family working to live, or living to work?

Do you think your soldier has a good work/life balance? 

How does that affect your Army family?

In AFF's latest survey, they want to discover more about the barriers that families face when trying to balance their family life with their soldier's workload, and what they feel could be done to improve things.

The short survey is live from 4-31 May and is designed to help us gather evidence of families’ biggest challenges including:

  • Difficulties with taking annual leave
  • Too many compulsory social functions
  • Too much time away from the family
  • Not being able to switch off from work when at home
  • Increased or unmanageable workload

Families’ feedback will be used to inform AFF’s work and help us build a case for approaching decision makers to push for positive changes.

Take our survey and make sure your voice is counted.

Discounts available with Wightlink and Red Funnel

Visiting the Isle of Wight? Discounts on ferries....

Register with the Defence discount service to assess this discount.

The official MoD discount service for the Armed Forces, Veterans and Armed Forces Community

Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Research Study on Civilian Partners of Military Personnel who have experienced Domestic Abuse

Tuesday, 1 May 2018

Drop in for Coffee Every Thursday at the Community Centre

Royal Wedding Celebrations at the Langstone Hotel, Hayling Island

The Langstone House, Hayling Island- Military Discount Offered

Discount on production of the MOD90 or Defence Privilege Card

Find out what's on at The Langstone Hotel Here

St James' School May Fayre

Thorney Island Stables- Job Opportunity

Want a job on camp?

Thorney Island Stables is looking for an instructor to join our team. Minimum of BHSAI, up to date with First Aid and DBS.

Part time hours Mon-Thu  1630-1930hrs & every other Sat 0900-1500hrs.

Must be flexible, able to cover extra hours during busy periods (Battle Back, Pony Days etc), good with children and punctual.

Wage negotiable depending on experience. If interested email