RAF Shawbury HIVE

RAF Shawbury HIVE
Cookson Centre
or [email protected]



Phone: 01939 250351 x7206

Opening times: Monday to Friday, 9am to 2pm.


Full time childcare facilities are available on station at Spring Nursery run by Action for Children.

Contact Spring Nursery on 01939 250351 ext 7282

Or email the Manager: [email protected]

Opening times: Monday to Friday, 7:45am to 6pm - early bird session available from 7:30am. Open 50 weeks a year.



If you need assistance to find housing when you move to the Station or with any problems with your housing, contact the Service Community Support Officer (SCSO), Flight Sergeant Alison Bowyer:

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 01939 250351 x7127

Family Contact and Temporary Accommodation

The Contact House is fully furnished and located off the Station.  Up to five adults can be accommodated and a cot for young children is also available. There is a television, washing machine, tumble dryer, microwave oven, fridge and a brick BBQ in the back garden.

There are two community apartments which are located within the Station. Each apartment is en-suite and fully furnished. Up to three adults can be accommodated in each individual apartment and each has a cot for young children.  

The Station contact accommodation is available to all service and civil service personnel.

Bookings can be made online via the "How Do I" box underneath Announcements on the RAF Shawbury Sharepoint homepage. If you cannot access MODNet please contact below:


Phone: 01939 250351 x7206  

Health and welfare

Medical Centre

The Medical Centre caters to both service personnel and their families located within a 5-mile radius of RAF Shawbury.  

Contact the Medical Centre during opening hours:

Phone: 01939 250351 x7429 or x7449

Opening times: Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm.

Contact the Duty Medic (via MGR) Monday to Friday, 5pm to 6pm:

Phone: 01939 250351 x7518

Out of Hours

Phone: NHS 111

Dental Centre

The Dental Centre on the Station is for Service personnel only.  Dependants of Service personnel will need to register with a local Dental Practice. Details of local Dentists are available from the HIVE.


SSAFA Personal Support & Social Work Service RAF (PS&SWS RAF) is contracted by the MOD 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 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 at the Community Centre, RAF Shawbury and is staffed between 0900 – 16.30 Monday - Friday.

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: 01939 250351 ext 7527

Or, contact our Single Point of Contact;

Email: [email protected] (monitored Monday – Friday, 8.30-17.00)

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




The Station Padre is based in the Station church.  

Contact Padre Wg Cdr Alastair Bissell:

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 01939 250351 x7051  


Station Gym

The Station gym has a multitude of activities and facilities.

You can join the gym if you are a dependant of a service person based at RAF Shawbury.

Contact Gym Reception:

Phone: 01939 250351 x7248 

Sports pitches and courts

Facilities include a sports hall, weights bay, cardiovascular fitness suite, two squash courts, three tennis courts, outdoor astroturf area, indoor five a side football pitch, grass pitches, indoor hockey pitch and high ropes.

For bookings, contact the gym.

Golf Club

Discounted golf tickets and golf membership is available at Hawkstone Park Golf Club.

For further information contact the Station gym.

RAF Shawbury Gliding Club

Challenge yourself and try gliding at RAF Shawbury Gliding Club, exciting flying for the Service Community. 

More information about the RAF Shawbury Gliding Club can be found at



The Cookson Community Centre

The Cookson Community Centre is located at the top right-hand corner of the main car park and houses the offices of the Community Development Officer, the Service Community Support Officer, the HIVE Information Centre, the Station Youth Worker and SSAFA.

It also has a community room, a conservatory, small kitchen and a meeting room which are all available to our community to either book out or drop in to use. 

Contact Community Development Officer, Gail Moore:

Phone: 01939 250351 x7213

Contact the Service Community Support Officer, Warrant Officer Martin Jones:

Phone: 01939 250351 x7127

Contact the HIVE Information Centre, Cheryl Foster

Phone: 01939 250351 x7206

Opening times: Monday to Thursday, 8am to 5pm and Friday, 8am to 4:30pm.

The Aries Club 

The Aries Club is open to all ranks and has SKY Sports with a large screen TV.

Opening times: Monday to Friday, 8am to 11:30pm, Saturday and Sunday, 7pm to 11:30pm.

  • Breakfast - Monday to Friday, 8am to 11am
  • Lunch - Monday to Friday, 11 am to 1:30 pm 

Children and young people

Airplay Senior Youth Club meet twice a week for 11 to 18 years:

  • Monday, 6pm to 8pm
  • Wednesday, 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Airplay Junior Youth Club meets once a week for 8 to 12 years:

  • Thursday, 6pm to 8pm

The youth clubs meet in the Youth Clubs building at the rear of the Aries Club through the garden gate.

The youth clubs are open to young people who are dependants of servicemen and women on the posted strength of RAF Shawbury or, dependants of entitled personnel not on unit strength where their dependants are still resident in the local area. In addition, dependants of MOD civilian and permanent contract staff working at RAF Shawbury are also entitled to membership of the youth clubs.

Membership costs £1 and weekly subs are £1.  

Contact the Station Youth Worker, Suzanne Dunleavy

Email: [email protected]

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