HIVE

RAF Waddington HIVE

HIVE Office
The Pip Beck Centre
High Dike
Lincoln
LN5 9NB

Email: [email protected]

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WaddingtonHIVE

Phone: 01522 727675

Opening times: Please check the RAF Waddington HIVE social media pages for current opening times.

Childcare

RAF Waddington children and families services offer a range of facilities that cater for children from three months to 13 years old.  

The before and after school club, run by 4Children operates from the Integrated Welfare Facility during term time.

Contact RAF Waddington HIVE:

Email: [email protected] 

Phone: 01522 727675 or 01522 727313

Housing

The RAF Waddington Contact Houses are a facility of the Station Community Welfare Support System.

The houses are intended to provide temporary accommodation for a wide variety of purposes such as compassionate cases, child custody visits, emergency re-housing due to fire, flood or simply to accommodate visiting family and friends.  

The Waddington Lodge is a 4 bedroom property which can accommodate up to a maximum of six people (one double room, one twin room and two single rooms).

The Waddington Manor is four bedroom property that has recently come online

The Bungalow is a 2 bedroom property which can accommodate up to a maximum of four people (one double room and one twin room).

All properties are fully furnished including white goods, TV, bedding and toys for the children.

For availability and booking please contact the Booking Clerk:

The Warrant Officer from Community Support can help with any housing issues when moving to station.

Health and welfare

The Pip Beck Centre

The Pip Beck Centre is home to a range of Community & Welfare Support personnel including the HIVE, SSAFA and the Chaplaincy Team.  As the Station community centre, various community groups operate each week from within the building across both daytime and evening sessions.

The Pip Beck Centre was opened in September 2021 and has its own Costa coffee Shop, Soft Play and large hall area to accommodate events and activities.

The rooms are available to hire out as either as one-off request or for regular sessions. Hire of the Soft play for private events is also possible, subject to availability.

Regular groups that reside in the Pip Beck Centre include:

  • Before & After School Club (Kids Club)
  • Holiday Club
  • Airplay Youth Club
  • The RAF Waddington Under 5's Group
  • RAF Benevolent Fund Stay and Play, Community Yoga
  • Girl Guides
  • The Tang So Doo Martial Arts Club

For more information about what the Pip Beck Centre can offer, enquiries can be made through.

Medical and Dental Centre

On station is a brand new Medical and Dental Centre for all RAF Waddington personnel.  Dependants of personnel should register with a local dental and medical practice. 

SSAFA, the Armed Forces Charity

SSAFA Personal Support & Social Work Service RAF 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 can support you with a range of issues including addiction & dependency, child support, financial, housing, mental health, personal support, physical health and relationships.

Visit us: Your local office is in The Pip Beck Centre – Chaplaincy and Community Support Services.

Staff are contactable Monday - Friday between 8am to 5pm either in the office or via phone / email on the contact details below;

  • Email: [email protected]
  • Telephone: 07384 452250  /  01522 727227  /  95771 7227           
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Telephone: 07500 916705  /  01522 727227  /  95771 7227

Or, contact our Single Point of Contact;

Chaplains

The Chaplains at RAF Waddington are here to support the whole community including serving RAF personnel, dependants, civilians and contractors.

Chaplains provide a confidential listening ear for those facing ethical difficulties, problems at work or difficulties at home.

With a wealth of experience of service life and deployments, the chaplains can offer advice and support and can engage with other areas of the Station and welfare providers on and off the Station in order to resolve issues.

Contact the Senior Chaplain:

  • Email: [email protected] (this is a multi-user account to contact all the Chaplains)
  • Phone - 01522 727063
  • Out of Hours - 07775 566965

Sports

Station Gym

The Station has a fully equipped gym which offers an annual gym membership.

Serving RAF personnel, dependant of a serving RAF personnel, a civilian personnel or contractor. 

A gymnasium induction is to be attended to familiarise themselves with the facilities and Health and Safety orders.

Opening times - Monday to Sunday, 24 hours

Telephone - 01522 727013

Sports pitches and courts

Outside facilities include tennis courts, football and rugby pitch, all weather pitch, and squash courts.

There is also a resistance training area, a multi-purpose indoor sports hall, an astroturf area and climbing wall. 

Social

Integrated Welfare Facility

The RAF Waddington Integrated Welfare Facility (IWF) is currently being extended and therefore the temporary housing of the IWF occupants is located at 9 Slessor Street (Service Family Accommodation).  It is home to the Community Support Team including the Hive, Warrant Officer Community Support, Sergeant Community Support and SSAFA, the Armed Forces Charity.

Whilst the IWF is under construction, various groups including Mums & Toddlers, Youth Club and Brownies & Guides are housed across various locations across the unit. Full details of all the groups including contact information, please contact the Hive:

Ravens Bar

Evening entertainment, quiz nights and live music performances.

Opening Times - varies due to COVID-19

Costa

Serving beverages, sandwiches, cakes and hot food.

Opening times: 8am to 2pm, Monday to Friday

Subway

Serving sub sandwiches, wraps, salads and beverages.

Opening times: 8am to 5pm, Monday to Thursday  /  8am -to 2pm, Friday  

Cost Cutter

The supermarket on station offers a variety of food, beverages and household products.

Opening times - Monday to Friday, 7am to 9pm  /  Saturday and Sunday, 9am to 8pm

Children and young people

Children and young people’s activities and clubs are run by Airplay in the RAF Waddington HIVE Community Centre in term time:

  • Cooking and games. Monday, 6pm to 8pm, ages eleven to eighteen, cost £1
  • Junior youth club. Tuesday, 6pm to 8pm, ages eight to eleven, cost £1
  • Senior youth club. Wednesday, 7:30pm to 9pm, ages eleven to eighteen, cost £1
  • Physical activities, sports and fun. Thursday, 6pm to 8pm, ages eight to eighteen, cost £1

Mums and toddler groups and other groups such as Brownies and Guides are held in the Integrated Welfare Facility.

For more information contact RAF Waddington HIVE:

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 01522 727675 or 01522 727313

Other facilities

RAF Waddington Spring Nursery

The nursery is based at RAF Waddington and cares for children’s and babies from 0 years 3 months to 4 years 11 months.

Opening times - 7:30am - 17:30pm, Monday to Friday.

The Heritage Centre

The Centre is open to all civilians and RAF personnel on an appointment basis.  It is free, although a small donation to enable the upkeep is appreciated.

To make a booking, contact the Visits Co-coordinator or the Officer in Charge (OIC):

Email: [email protected]

Bring valid photo ID, e.g. driving license or passport.

The Heritage Centre team would like to hear from anyone with memories of RAF Waddington from any period of its distinguished history.  Please feel free to contact the Officer in Charge who can arrange for you to tell us your story.

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