Western England and Wales
HIVES are information centres for Forces personnel and their families. To find out about relocation, local unit and civilian facilities, places of interest, schools, housing, healthcare facilities, employment and training opportunities in your location follow the link to the regional HIVE blog or download the area overview from the right-hand panel.
Serving Beachley Barracks, Old Coach Road, Wyvern, St Ewan’s Estates Beachley, Brecon and Innsworth.
Beachley Barracks is well equipped with a large education centre, a gymnasium and a library. At the centre of the camp is the former cookhouse, now re-built and providing a multiuse facility including dining hall, NAAFI shop, Junior Ranks and NCO Mess, hairdressers, plus an IT Suite. The Wyvern Estate is home to the Little Scamps Pre-school and nursery and the Coffee Pot cafe.
UWO Beachley Barracks
Monmouthshire NP16 7YG
Hereford Garrison is split into two main areas, Credenhill and Stirling Estate, approximately 6 miles apart. Please contact the HIVE once you have an address so that the right information can be given to you prior to your move.
The Unit has excellent facilities, some of which are available for use by dependants, such as the gym and the Aquatic Centre. Timetables for these are available from the HIVE. For military personnel there is the Officer’s Mess and the WOs’/SGTs’ mess, an all ranks bar, Army Learning Centre, Library and hairdressers.
HQ Hereford Garrison
Hereford HR4 7DD
Lichfield HIVE (outreach)
Lichfield HIVE receives an outreach service from Birmingham HIVE.
Serving MOD Stafford.
MOD Stafford is in the West Midlands to the north of Stafford in the heart of surrounding countryside. The HIVE can provide you with further information about the surrounding area.
On camp, MOD Stafford has a Londis shop, a gym and sauna open to Service personnel and their dependants. Off camp the Dixon Community Centre holds regular coffee mornings and a parent and toddlers group. The Beacon Amenties Centre is off camp and is available to hire for private functions.
Dixon Community Centre
Stafford ST16 3RA
Serving Tern Hill, Shrewsbury and MOD Donnington.
Clive Barracks in Tern Hill is currently the home of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Irish Regiment. Facilities on camp include a Unit gym, medical and dental centres, and an Army Learning & LearnDirect Centre with free internet access. The Service families accommodation estates are within walking distance of the barracks, and include a primary school, nursery, Army and Air Cadets’ building, Unit Welfare Office.
The HIVE is located within the Unit Welfare Office. The Community Centre is located centrally on Hedley Way, and incorporates the Coffee Pot, bar (open Friday evenings), parents and toddlers groups, health visitor clinics, a children’s soft play area, youth clubs and free internet access.
3 Boscobel Road
Shropshire TF9 2HG