HIVE

RAF Boulmer HIVE

The Beacon Community Centre
Portal Court
Longhoughton
Alnwick
NE66 3LZ

Email: [email protected]

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RAFHIVEBoulmer

Twitter: https://twitter.com/RAFBoulmerHIVE

Phone: 01665 577673

Opening times: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 8:30am to 4pm, Wednesday and Friday, 8:30am to 1pm.

Childcare

Nursery at Longhoughton Primary School

Longhoughton Primary School has nursery provision in a mixed nursery and reception class for a three hour morning session Monday to Fridays.

Contact Longhoughton Primary School:

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 01665 572133

RAF Boulmer Spring Nursery

Spring Nursery is situated in a purpose built facility in Longhoughton.

Opening times: Monday to Friday, 7:30 to 6pm for 51 weeks of the year.  Closed for Bank holidays and the Christmas break.

They are registered for up to 40 children aged zero to five years and children may attend full time or for just a session as required. Spring Nursery also provide free funded nursery places for two, three and four year olds.

Address: Portal Place, Longhoughton, Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 3JN.

Contact the Spring Nursery Manager on: 01665 607503

 

Housing

The Service Community Support Officer (SCSO) is in The Beacon in Longhoughton village. Contact the Service Community Support Officer:

Email: [email protected] and

Phone: 01665 572593

For Pinnacle Service Families:

Email: [email protected]

Free to call from landline or mobile: 0800 031 8628

If calling from overseas please use: +44 (0) 161 605 3529

Call Options

Option 1 Repairs - Gets you to our Repairs team, available 24/7, every day

Option 2 Moving Home including applications and allocations - Gets you to our Home Services team, available from 8.30am – 3.00pm Monday to Friday

Option 3 Planned maintenance (compulsory safety checks) - Gets you to our Compliance team, available from 8.30am – 4.30pm, Monday to Friday

Option 4 Compliment, complaint, or anything else - Gets you to our Customer Solutions team, available 8.30am – 4.30pm, Monday to Friday

For more information visit: Housing | Royal Air Force (mod.uk)

Family Contact Welfare Houses

RAF Boulmer has two Contact Houses (a 2-bed and 4-bed property), which primarily provide accommodation for welfare and contact visits.

The Community Support Team are available to provide assistance and advice on booking the Contact Houses, Monday to Friday, 0800-1600hrs.

Multiuser Email: [email protected] 

Phone: 01665 572443

Health and welfare

Medical Centre

The RAF Boulmer Medical Centre provides medical and dental care for RAF personnel only. Dependants of personnel should register with a local GP.

The Centre is on the ground floor of SHQ on the Main Site.

SSAFA PS&SWS RAF

SSAFA Personal Support & Social Work Service RAF (PS&SWS RAF) is contracted by the RAF to provide welfare support to all serving personnel (regular and reserves) and their families. Our team of specialist Personal & Family Support Workers and Social Workers are located on stations in the RAF community throughout the UK.

Our service is confidential and independent from the Chain of Command. It is the aim of our service to support you to enhance personal welfare, maintain family stability and empower you to access the support networks you are entitled to.

Our service can support you with a range of issues including addiction & dependency, child support, financial, housing, mental health, personal support, physical health and relationships.

Anyone, regular, reserve or dependent, can refer themselves to SSAFA. You can contact our service by any of the ways below;

Your local Station:

Visit us: Your local office is on the ground floor of SHQ, situated with the Padre.

Staff are contactable Monday-Friday between 0815-1615 either in the office (Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday) or via phone / email on the contact details below:

Email:  [email protected] 

Telephone:  95818 7562 or mobile 07385433240

Or, contact our Single Point of Contact:

Email: [email protected] (monitored Monday – Friday, 0830-1700)

Telephone: 03000 111 723 (available 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week)

N.B. During working hours (Monday-Friday, 0830-1700), calls will be answered by our Admin team who will be able to signpost you to the best source of support.

Chaplains

The Station Chaplain (Padre) is here to support all serving personnel, civilian staff and their families.

The Padre is available, regardless of rank, religious belief or background to confidentially discuss any pastoral, welfare or spiritual problems.

While routine matters are usually handled during normal working hours, if more convenient, appointments can be made in the evening.

Contact the Padre: 01665 607453

Sports

Station Gym

The Operations Site gym is located in the School of Aerospace Battle Management. Equipment includes cardio-vascular / aerobic, fixed weights and free weights.

Personnel will require an induction before using the Operations Site gym for the first time.

The gym is also available to dependants. 

Opening times: Monday to Sunday, 24 hours a day.

Contact the gym:

Phone: 01665 607482

Fitness Suite (Kings Gym)

A modern fitness training facility is located in the gym. It houses aerobic training machines such as rowers, treadmills, steppers, bikes and elliptical trainers. For weight training there are single-station resistance machines and a comprehensive range of free weights.

The building contains full shower and changing facilities.

Fitness suite membership cards and Health and Safety at Work briefings are available from the PEd Flight. Families of service personnel, MOD civilians and contractors are also able to take up membership.

Contact the gym to find out more.

Sports Pitches and Courts

The Station Sports Hall located on the RAF Boulmer main site, can be used for a number of team activities including five a side football, basketball, uni-hoc, volleyball and badminton. It also incorporates cricket nets and a climbing wall.

There are two squash courts with changing / showering facilities. They are situated directly
behind the cricket pavilion on the RAF Boulmer main site.

Contact the gym to find out about other sports facilities on the Station.

Adventurous Training

Various Station expeditions are run each year and are publicised widely throughout the Station. They include mountaineering, hillwalking, canoeing, kayaking, climbing, skiing and mountain biking.

Circuit Training

Circuit training sessions are run from Monday to Thursday, 8am to 10am and 12 noon to 1pm in the Sports Hall.

All standards of fitness are catered for and everyone is welcome.

Sports Clubs

A range of sports clubs exist at RAF Boulmer with a wide variety of both summer and winter
activities organised.

For further information please contact the Physical Education Staff.

Social

Messes

  • The Officers’ Mess
  • The Sergeants' Mess
  • The Combined Mess

These Mess facilities are all on the main site together with the majority of the Single Living Accommodation (SLA). 

Contact the  Officers’ Mess Reception:

Phone: 01665 607487

Contact the Sergeants' Mess Reception:

Phone: 01665 607447

Contact the Combined Mess:

Phone: 01665 607564

For booking the Single Living Accommodation contact the MSS Accommodation Clerk:

Phone: 01665 607670

'Dukes' Club

The 'Dukes' Club is a newly refurbished all ranks and Junior Ranks' bar.

Opening time: lunchtime and during the evening.

The 'Dukes' Club is available for hire for functions (including All Ranks and private functions) through the Dukes Club Committee.

Other facilities

Longhoughton village is approximately one mile from the Main Site and about two miles from the Operations Site. Within the village there is a Co-op shop, coffee shop and cafe.

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