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Tuesday, 25 July 2017


Q.  What is the Blog?

A.           The Blog is an Internet based Information Platform on which information pertaining to service personnel and their families is publicised on a daily basis (Monday – Friday). 

The Blog provides information, Education, Accommodation, Transition to civilian life, Local and Tourist Information, Employment, Housing, What’s on in your local community and much more.

Q.I. Sometimes forget to check the HIVE Blog for updates, so probably miss out on what is going on and find out about events too late.

A.           Simply enter your email address in the ‘Follow by Email’ box, (on right hand panel) click ‘submit’, and follow the activation procedure to receive a notification email once a day on the day the blog has been updated.

By using this facility, you will never miss any posts that may be of interest and you’ll be informed when the latest information is available to view.
Q.There is a lot of information on the HIVE Blog, so I can’t find what I want very easily as it takes ages to scroll through the whole Blog.

A.        There are a number of ways to address this.  You can use the tabs and filters to view specific topics of information, or you can use the Labels facility on the right hand side.  Just click on the label and it will display all the information held under that label for example click on Accommodation (59)  and the Blog will display the 59 items under that label.  There is also the list of posts in the ‘Blog Archive’ on the bottom right hand side of the webpage.  

Alternatively, you can use the Blog Search box.  For example, if you wanted information on Service Accommodation, just type, Accommodation into the box and the relevant post will be displayed.

Q. I would like to put information on the Blog such as an event I am organising. I have a poster and would like to upload it for the local community to see.   

A.        Simply contact the HIVE by phone or email (details are on the right hand panel of the Blog home page) and they will upload your poster or information for you - free of charge. 

If you have any ...........

·                     contributions to the Blog 
·                     any event or activity you would like to see featured
·                     questions or queries regarding anything featured or 
·                     questions about what is on in the local area
·                     Local business advertising(can be advertised as long as there is a discount for military personnel and their families)

Please contact the HIVE by email at or call York HIVE  on 01904 676234 or Strensall HIVE on 01904 499267.

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(DMC).  In accordance with the MOD Online Engagement Guidelines, HIVE  Blog content must be limited to unclassified information only which is relevant and useful to the local military community.

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