Monday, 1 May 2017

You Ask We Answer

Don't Forget.......
Your 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 relocating including how to apply for Service Families Accommodation, Schools, Finding Doctors and Dentists and much more. 
In addition, your HIVE always has up to date information about your military community and the local area. 

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

DMS(W) Barbers - Opening Hours - Closed Friday 24th February

Tel: 01543 434207

NB: will be closed all day Friday 24th February 2017.
Open as normal on Monday morning

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Royal Marines Reserve Birmingham - Meet the Marines First Tuesday of every month

Royal Marines Reserve Birmingham will be hosting a “Meet The Marines” day on the first Tuesday of every month.

The next date is Tuesday 7th March at 7:30pm, so come along and see the excellent facilities on offer to you as a potential Royal Marines Reservist. It is also a great way to meet serving reservists and also those who are currently undergoing training.

If you are interested in joining the RMR this is a great opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have and to make your first step to achieving the coveted Green Beret.

To start your application today click on the link:

For more information call us on 0151 707 3346

Tamworth Dog Walk In aid of Statue Memorial to Staffordshire Sgt Watchman V - 2nd April

Sunday 2nd April 2017 -
11am to 3pm Tamworth Castle Grounds / At Our Community Together CIC Centre B79 7ND
Calling all Tamworth Dog Owners to join us in support raising funds for a new Tamworth memorial Statue of Sgt Watchman V of the Staffordshire Regiment. All funds raised will go to the appeal.
The event will include a designated walk around Tamworth Castle Grounds finishing at our hub where activities will take place (Detailed below) and refreshments available.
£10 Entry Per Dog
Registration – Tamworth Castle Grounds opposite the Car Park.
Sign in from 11am with the official walk starting at 12pm by The Mayor of Tamworth Cllr Ken Norchi.
Event will include:
  • Meet Sgt Watchman V
  • Doggie Treat / Info Bags (Courtesey of Pets at Home)
  • A Medal / Certificate
  • Doggie Crafts for kids
  • Refreshments Available

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Youth Club cancelled Tuesday 28th February

Due to the AWS CSDW having to undertake mandatory training in relation to the upcoming Residentials, it is necessary to cancel Youth Club on Tuesday 28th February.


MOD’s Veterans UK organisation, part of Defence Business Services (DBS), has launched a campaign to encourage Service Personnel, Veterans and their families to get ‘Pension Ready’.

The campaign aims to promote the Armed Forces Pension Schemes, which are administered by Veterans UK, and motivate the Armed Forces Community to start thinking about their Pension throughout their Service career and not just as they are reaching the end of it.

Veterans UK provide several tools for Serving Personnel including; a yearly Pension Benefit Information Statement (BIS), one free Pension Forecast per year and the online Armed Forces Pension Scheme Calculator. Our Armed Forces are also encouraged to keep their Joint Personnel Administration (JPA) record up-to-date so when it’s time to apply for their Pension there will be no delays.

It’s also vital for the Veteran’s community to let Veterans UK know about any change of circumstances after they’ve left Service and to remember to apply for their Pension at the right time. Our former Armed Forces personnel deserve the Pension they are entitled to and at present our veterans are failing to claim £320M in Pensions they have built up during their Service.

‘You’ve earned it – you apply for it – we’ll pay it!’

Whether they are a new recruit, or a Serviceman or woman starting to think about the road ahead to Civvy Street, or a Veteran with a Preserved Pension, it’s never too early for them to start thinking about their pension.

Click HERE to read the latest newsletter

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

West Midlands Safari Park - Armed Forces Discount
West Midlands Safari Park - Armed Forces Discount
Please contact the HIVE for Corporate Telephone Number and
Discount Code

Military ID may have to be shown on entry.

Big White Wall - Peaceful Mind

Monday, 20 February 2017

Lichfield February Term Fun

February half term is just around the corner. Check out what activities are on offer? Visit for further information