RAF Wittering

HIVE

RAF Wittering Hive

RAF Wittering Hive
Building 25
The Amenities Centre
Peterborough
PE8 6BS

Email: Sophie.West102@mod.gov.uk or Wit-SptHiveinfoofficer@mod.gov.uk

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/raf_wit_hive

Phone: 01780 417541 07976165303

Opening times: Monday to Thursday, 8:30am to 4:30pm, and Friday, 8:30am to 3:30pm.

Childcare

Flying Start Nursery

The Flying Start Nursery on St Michael’s Road in Wittering village provides pre-school facilities.

Contact the Flying Start Nursery:

Phone: 01780 783150

Opening times: Monday to Friday, 7:30am to 6pm.

Wittering Primary School

Wittering out of school club runs before and after school care for children attending Wittering Primary School. 

Housing

You can get help to find housing when you move to the station or with any problems with your housing from the Service Community Support Officer (SCSO):

Email: Neil.Paylor660@mod.gov.uk

Phone: 01780 417142 

Family contact and temporary accommodation

Emergency accommodation at RAF Wittering is available for RAF personnel.

The accommodation can be used for visits from children of divorced or separated personnel, weekend and school holiday visits from family members, and temporary accommodation when you’re moving into or out of permanent service families accommodation.

To book contact RAF Wittering:

Phone: 01780 417605  

Health and welfare

Medical Centre

RAF Wittering has a Medical Centre, which can be used by service personnel on full commitment and dependents. All routine consultations are by appointment only.

Contact the Medical Centre:

Phone: 01780 416200

Opening times:

  • Monday to Wednesday, 8am to 5pm
  • Thursday, 8am to midday
  • Friday, 8am to 5pm

Dental Centre

RAF Wittering has a dental centre, which can be used by service personnel only.

There is no provision for dental services for service families and dependants of personnel at RAF Wittering. NHS dental services are located in Peterborough and Stamford.

Soldiers’, Sailors’ and Airmen’s Families Association (SSAFA) Personal Support and Social Work Service RAF (PS and SWS RAF)

SSAFA PS&SWS RAF WITTERING

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 on the Station, located in the Amenities Centre (down the corridor from the shop and café) Open Monday to Friday 08:30hrs – 17:00hrs. 

Email:  paula.finch@SSAFA.org.uk

Telephone:  01780 416303 -  Mobile: 07825 016853 

Or, contact our Single Point of Contact;

Email: psswsraf@ssafa.org.uk (monitored Monday – Friday, 8.30-17.00)

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

Sian Payne

Locum PFSW Mon/Tue/Wed

Tel: 01780 417793

Email: sian.payne@ssafa.org.uk

Chaplains

The RAF Wittering Chaplain can be contacted by:

Email: Stewart.Shaw654@mod.gov.uk

Sports

Station gym

Membership of the gymnasium is open to all RAF Personnel, MOD civilian and contractor staff employed at RAF Wittering.

To become a member, personnel must attend an induction briefing.

For further information on induction dates, times and membership fees, contact the Gym Admin Office:

Phone: 01780 417058

Sports pitches and courts

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

Social

Bars and cafés

The bars and cafés on the Station are open to service, civilian and contractor staff at RAF Wittering. 

The Real Bean Cafe

Free Wi Fi is available in the Real Bean Café.

Opening times: Monday to Thursday 8:30am to 3:30pm and Friday 8:30am to 2pm.

Officer's Mess

Contact the Reception:

Phone: 01780 417070

Or Mess Manager:

Phone: 01780 417282

Opening times:

  • Breakfast, Monday to Friday, 6:30am to 8:30am, and Saturday and Sunday, 8:30am to 10:30am
  • Lunch, Monday to Sunday, midday to 1pm
  • Dinner, Monday to Friday,  6pm to 7:30pm, and Saturday and Sunday, 5:30pm to 6:30pm

WO & Sergeants' Mess

Contact the Reception:

Phone: 01780 417070

Or Mess Manager:

Phone: 01780 417282

Opening times:

  • Breakfast, Monday to Friday, 7am to 8:30am, and Saturday and Sunday, 8am to 10am
  • Lunch, Monday to Friday, 11:45am to 1pm, and Saturday and Sunday, midday to 1pm
  • Dinner, Monday to Sunday,  5pm to 6pm,

Junior Ranks' Mess

Located close to SLAM accommodation and the Wittering Bowl. 

Opposite the main entrance to the dining room there are computer terminals allowing Junior Ranks access to JPA. 

Opening times:

  • Monday to Friday 6am to 8:15am, 11:30am to 12:45pm and 4:15 to 6pm
  • Saturday and Sunday 6am to 9am, 11:30am to 12:30pm and 4pm to 5:30pm

Other facilities

Thrift Shop

Family members of RAF personnel can sell things through the Thrift Shop.

Spar Shop

The Spar shop on the Station is open to spouses and partners of RAF personnel who have RAF ID.

Opening times:

  • Monday to Thursday, 7am to 10pm
  • Friday, 7am to 8pm
  • Saturday, 12pm to 4pm
  • Sunday, 12pm to 8pm

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