RAF Henlow

HIVE

RAF Henlow HIVE

RAF Henlow HIVE
Stapleton-Cotton Centre
Building 58
Bedfordshire
SG16 6DN

Email: HLW-HIVEIO@mod.uk

Phone: 01462 851515 x7964

Opening times: Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

Childcare

The closest childcare facility is Merry Poppets, located just off station. The facility takes children from six weeks to five years old.

Housing

You can get help to find housing when you move to the RAF Henlow or with any problems with your housing from the Service Community Support Officer (SCSO), Warrant Officer Sarah Tuckwell:

Email: sarah.tuckwell974@mod.gov.uk

Phone: 01462 851515 x7617

Family contact and temporary accommodation

There are two welfare flats and a welfare house on station that service personnel can use for emergency family accommodation, visits from children of divorced or separated personnel, weekend and school holiday visits from family members like parents or grandparents, and temporary accommodation when moving into or out of permanent Service Families Accommodation (SFA). To make a booking:

Phone: 01462 851515 x7068

Health and welfare

Medical centre

The Medical Centre is located at JFC Chicksands and is for service personnel only. Dependants of personnel should register with a local GP. 

SSAFA

SSAFA workers provide the help and advice on things like bereavement, finances, housing relationships, mental health. SSAFA works with the Royal Air Force Community Support.

Contact a SSAFA worker:

Email: pam.e@ssafa.org.uk

Phone: 01480 52451 x7097

Chaplains

The Chaplain for RAF Henlow is based at RAF Wyton and we have a local Officiating Chaplain available to all personnel.

Contact Squadron Leader Edward Wynn

Phone: 01480 52451 x7450

Or contact the Community Support Team:

Phone: 01462 851515 x7964

Sports

Station gym

The gym has a fitness suite, a large multi-purpose main hall and several classes every week including spinning, weightlifting and circuits.

Dependants of service personnel can join the station gym.

The gym operates a key card entry system for 24 hour use. 

Sports pitches and courts

Contact the station gym to book a sports pitch or tennis court.

Children and young people

Children's and young people's activities and clubs on the station.

Tiny Troopers, Under 5’s Parent group

A large range of toys with craft activities held each session. Run Tuesday, 10am to 11.30am.

BenPlay

Stay ‘n’ Play sessions offer a friendly place where parents/carers can enjoy play time with their child(ren) and to meet up with other parents/carers. Sessions provide high quality, well planned, stimulating activities & snack time for ages 0-5 years.

Tuesday, 1000 to 1130

Community Centre

Ben Clubs

Play club for 5 -7 years olds with fun activities of arts, craft and games

Wednesday, 1600 to 1730.

Community Centre

Airplay Youth Clubs

  • Youth Club for 8 to 11 years, Thursday, 5:45pm to 8:15pm
  • Hangar 34 for 11 to 13 years, Monday, 6:15pm to 8:45pm
  • Senior Seniors for 13 plus years, Wednesday 6:30pm to 9pm

Facilities at the Club include a pool table, table tennis, table football, computer games, disco/karaoke equipment and a tuck shop. We run a fun and diverse range of activities

We have a number of holiday activities; for more information regarding holiday activities and for the latest news, updates and information on our programmes visit the group on Facebook

Station Youth Worker –  95381 7305 or 07795 505977

Rainbows

Fun and exciting programme about learning by doing for girls aged 5 to 7 years old.

Brownies

Brownies is about trying new things that teaches about themselves, their community and their world for girls ages 7 to 10 years old.

Tuesday

1815-1915

Community Centre

Dotties

Indoor Soft Play area for under 8 years old

Open Mon –Fri 0900-1600

Located within Whittles

 

Other facilities

Thrift Shop

Family members of RAF personnel can sell things through the Thrift Shop on the Station. 10% of the sale price goes to charity.

Opening times: Wednesday, 6pm to 8pm, Thursday, 9:30am to 1:30pm.

Costcutter Shop

The shop is located in Crystals and is open to service personnel and their dependants.

Opening times: Monday to Friday, 7am to 5pm.

 

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