HIVE

RAF Brize Norton HIVE

RAF Brize Norton HIVE
Community Support Centre
RAF Brize Norton
Oxfordshire
OX18 3LX

Email: [email protected]

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/bznraf

Phone: 01993 895349

Opening times: Monday to Friday 08:30am to 3:00pm.

Childcare

RAF Brize Norton Pre-School

RAF Brize Norton Pre-School is located within the Service Family Accommodation (SFA) area. 

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 01993 897215

Housing

Service Family Accommodation (SFA) in managed and maintained by Carillion Amey. To apply for Service Family Accommodation or to reporting or discuss maintenance / repair issues, contact Carillion Amey.

Family contact and temporary accommodation

RAF Brize Norton has four two-bedroom, four three-bedroom contact / welfare houses and one disabled access bungalow.

The accommodation is booked using a priority system and can be used for child access to family visits.

For more information:

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 01993 895956

Health and welfare

Medical centre

The David Stone Medical Centre is for service personnel, and those dependents who live within the confines of RAF Brize Norton.

Opening times: Monday to Friday, 8am to 6:30pm

Closed on weekends and Bank Holidays.

Contact the Reception:

Phone: 01993 896062 or 01993 896063

Dental Centre

The Dental Centre provides dental treatment for entitled personnel:

  • Uniformed Royal Air Force, Royal Navy, and Army personnel, entitled FTRS and RAuxAF.
  • Foreign exchange personnel

The Dental Centre does not offer treatment to the families of Service personnel.

SSAFA - The Armed Forces Charity

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:

Staff are contactable Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5pm, either in the office or via phone or email on the contact details below. In accordance with current Covid guidelines, please contact us via phone or email to make an appointment before visiting in person.

Andrea Revell:

Phone: 07387 253440

Email: [email protected]

Emmanuel Walcott:

Phone: 07387 253436

Email: [email protected]

Sarah Duviau:

Phone: 07721 261911

Email: [email protected]

Or, contact our Single Point of Contact;

Email: [email protected] (monitored Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5pm)

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

During working hours (Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5pm), calls will be answered by our Admin team who will be able to signpost you to the best source of support.

Webform: https://www.ssafa.org.uk/

Community Support Centre

Appointments for these services can be made through the HIVE:

Solicitor Service

A free 30 minute consultation with a local solicitor is available to all Station personnel and dependants. The service is run fortnightly.

Mortgage Advice

A free one-to-one consultation with a qualified independent mortgage advisor.

Citizens Advice Outreach Service

A confidential, impartial, free and independent service is available for service personnel and spouses by appointment to assist with a wide range of queries or problems inc. housing, benefits, finances and family issues.

RAF Brize Norton’s dedicated Citizens Advice caseworker, Julie Rogers is available Tuesdays and Thursdays 10am to 1pm.

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: 07786 110939

Chaplains

The Padres can provide both emotional and practical support. Including:

  • Worship in the Station Chapel
  • A listening ear to Service personnel and their families.
  • Baptisms
  • Weddings
  • Funerals to Service Personnel
  • Confidentiality
  • Time to help people through difficult life events
  • Life, the universe and everything – a chance to engage with YOUR issues.
  • World Faith Prayer Room (Located in the Gateway House Hotel)
  • Christian courses 
  • Beliefs and Values Program

To locate the Padres, go through the back / No1 gate, turn left and the padres are on the right hand side of the road next door to the gym and adjacent to Café Qualita.

Contact the Chaplains' Clerk:

Phone: 01993 896543

Sports

STATION GYM

The gym has a fitness suite and classes.

You can join the Station gym if you are a dependent of a member of RAF personnel but you'll need to apply for RAF ID if you want to use the gym and sports facilities unaccompanied by RAF personnel.

The Gym is open on a 24hr per day basis, although you must be a member to gain access.

For further information, contact the gym:

Phone: 01993 897908

SPORTS PITCHES AND COURTS

Contact the gym to find out about other sports facilities at RAF Brize Norton.

Brize Norton Swimming Pool

A 25 meter non-public swimming pool is open to all personnel and families, who join the RAF Brize Norton Sports Club.

Contact the Swimming Pool: 01993 845128 or 01993 897201

Astra Bowl

Astra Bowl is open for all Service Personnel during the day, evenings or at weekends subject to lane availability. A bar is also on site, which helps to fund the facility.

Special deals are on offer for Service Personnel wishing to organise bowling events, including birthday parties for kids.

​Call 01993 897289 to make a booking.

For more information visit the Astra Bowl - Home

Social

Bars and Cafes

The bars and cafés on the Station are open to dependants of RAF personnel. You'll need to ask your spouse or partner to apply for RAF ID for you if you want to use them unaccompanied by RAF personnel.

The Common Room

The Common Room is located in the heart of the Junior Ranks’ Village. It is an All Ranks facility until 7pm, so everyone is welcome until then, after which it becomes a Junior Ranks only facility.

The Common Room also features the Lounge Café Bar and the weekly nightclub, every Thursday.

Lounge and bar opening times:

  • Monday to Friday, 8am to 2pm and 6pm to 11pm (7pm to 11pm Junior Ranks Only)
  • Saturday, midday to 2pm and 7pm to 10pm (7pm to 10pm Junior Ranks Only)
  • Sun day, midday to 10pm (7pm to 10pm Junior Ranks Only)

The Spotlight Club opening times: Thursday, 9:30pm to 1am (Junior Ranks Only)

All the above facilities are all contained within the same building. The building is colloquially known as the ‘Spotlight Club’ and incorporates the Lounge Café and Bar, The Spotlight 'Night' Club, and the Costcutter shop.

Astra Bowl

RAF Brize Norton’s Astra Bowl is the available for use by all service personnel.

Families Club

This social club caters for Service personnel and their dependants.

Other facilities

Costcutter (Terminal)

The Air Terminal Costcutter shop stocks daily essentials.

Opening times are displayed outside the shop.

Costcutter (Domestic Site)

The Costcutter shop is open for all Station Personnel to use and is located adjacent to The Common Room.

Opening times: Monday to Friday, 7am to 8pm, Saturday and Sunday, 9am to 8pm.*

The RAF Brize Norton Handbook

The RAF Brize Norton Handbook is available here.

The RAF Brize Norton Station Magazine

Now available online, is the latest RAF Brize Norton Station magazine.

 

 

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