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Monday, 3 August 2020

Bovington HIVE Blog Notice

Due to staff annual leave there will be no new posts uploaded to the blog between 3 - 7 August.
New posts and blog alert notifications will resume Monday 10 August.
Current and archive posts will remain for information purposes. 

Friday, 31 July 2020

Covid 19 - Some 1 Aug Changes Postponed


The Prime Minister has announced today that some of the proposed changes to the rules in August will be postponed for at least a fortnight. 
This is to keep the virus under control. Read his full statement here

Army Apprenticeships


98% of soldiers enrol on an apprenticeship, making the Army one of the largest apprenticeship programmes in the UK. The courses are designed with other employers, ensuring the training is to industry standards and approved by the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.

The Army apprenticeship scheme is planned to fit around your military training, and will be relevant to your role in the Army. You will develop your literacy and numeracy skills as well as more specialist trade skills.

To read more click HERE

Mandatory MOT Testing To Be Reintroduced From 1 August


For further information click HERE

Beat The Rush By Getting Your MOT Done This Summer


The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) is encouraging motorists whose MOT is due this autumn to get their vehicle’s MOT done as soon as possible to beat the expected rush for tests.

Cars, motorcycles and light vans that were due an MOT between 30 March and 31 July 2020 were given a 6-month extension to help keep motorists moving during the coronavirus pandemic.

Vehicles that are due an MOT from 1 August 2020 will not get an extension and will need to be tested as normal.

MOT centres will be very busy in September, October and November 2020

DVSA is predicting that September, October and November 2020 are likely to be very busy months for MOT centres.

This is because vehicles that were given an extension and those that would normally be due their MOT will both need to be tested.

You cannot use your vehicle if its MOT runs out. You can be fined up to £1,000 for driving a vehicle without a valid MOT.

Click here for further advice and guidance for DVSA.

Debt Advice Foundation


Debt Advice Foundation is a registered national debt advice and education charity offering free, confidential support and advice to anyone worried about loans, credit and debt.

Click HERE for information

Defence Flexible Service - Updated 30 July 2020


Guidance on how the MOD Flexible Service for Armed Forces will work.

Change made
Added a new case study to the Flexible Service Armed Forces page.

To view the updated document  CLICK HERE

AWS 7 Day Challenges - Week 19


To view the 7 Day Family Challenges 

2020 'Virtual Bournemouth Air Festival


Moving to a new online location this year we will still be celebrating air, land, sea and community just from a new online venue for 2020. 
Please click HERE for more information

Farmer Palmer's Outdoor Cinema - New Line Up From Sat 1 - Thur 7 Aug

Farmer Palmer’s is super excited and delighted to host:
A NEW Outdoor Cinema Experience with “Drive-In Theatres by German Events Ltd”
We are providing the field, they are providing the entertainment!

Sat 1 August: The Greatest Showman Gates open at 5.30pm, Movie at 6.30pm

Sat 1st August: Back to the Future Gates open at 8.30pm, Movie at 9.30pm

Sunday 2nd August: Aladdin Gates open at 3pm, Movie at 4pm

Sun 2nd August: Parasite Gates open at 7.00pm, Movie at 8pm

Thurs 7th August: The Goonies Gates open at 5.30pm, Movie at 6.30pm

Thurs 7th August: Pulp Fiction Gates open at 8.30pm, Movie at 9.30pm

Additional Films showing in August

Bridget Jones’s Diary
Bohemian Rapsody
Finding Nemo
The Great Gatsby
A star is Born
Silence of the Lambs
Pretty Woman
Shawshank Redemption
Beauty and the Beast
The Joker with Joaquin Phoenix
Moulin Rouge
    Make your bookings directly with the team at Drive-In Theatres

Click to Book Tickets