By SPP Reporter


HIVE Information Service

The AWS Hive Information Service provides information on behalf of the chain of command to the Service community and welcomes enquiries from serving personnel, dependants, partners, extended families, and the wider military community including veterans and MOD civilians.

An extensive range of information is available, focusing on relocation information, local area information, education, accommodation, employment and training opportunities, childcare and travel. HIVE Information Support Officers (HISO’s) research answers to enquiries and have excellent links with Service and civilian agencies. The network of HIVE’s across the UK and overseas provides a valuable point of contact for serving personnel and families during assignment relocations.

HIVE staff work closely with the Unit welfare staff at times of deployment and provide a communication pack detailing how families can keep in touch during these times.

In addition to the information provision role, HISO’s are able to confidentially refer should there be a need for personal help or support and will feedback to the chain of command concerns and issues affecting the Service community.

Latest information from HIVEs is available on the local HIVE blog. Details for all HIVEs and links to HIVE blogs can be found at:

Woodbridge HIVE facilitates an internet suite and various monthly 'drop-in' clinics eg Citizens Advice Bureau, The Royal British Legion and Carillionamey.

Woodbridge HIVE Tel: 01394 421359


Information can also be found on the Woodbridge HIVE blog –

Opening hours: Mon-Thu 0900-1445 hrs, Fri 0830-1230 hrs

Colchester HIVE Tel: 01206 816588



Colchester HIVE also facilitates an Internet Suite and Drop-in Clinics. Contact Colchester HIVE for more information.

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