Eastern Area Community Information
We represent the Royal Navy Chaplaincy and are an extension of the Naval Chaplaincy Service in HM Naval Base. Our main objective is to encourage, help and support Naval personnel and their families throughout Portsmouth, Fareham and Gosport.
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There are Pre-Schools on most of the Service estates in the area; Eastney, Hilsea, Drayton, Peak Lane and Rowner. All the groups take children for sessions of two and a half hours, most are morning and afternoon, and all are open during school term times. There are also groups on the Rowner estate that cater for children under three for two-hour sessions.
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There are Community Centres, which offer a wide variety of activities at Eastney, Hilsea and Rowner, with smaller Community Houses at Drayton and Old Portsmouth.
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There are Community Learning projects, encouraging groups and individuals to participate in 'life-long learning' throughout Portsmouth.
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If a crime is in progress, or there is immediate threat to life please use the 999 service. For all other incidents / offences please call the Ministry of Defence Police (MDP) Control Room on (02392) 722707 or 722421 or 722407 where the incident will be recorded and dealt with appropriately and as soon as practicable.
More Information: Crime Prevention
HIVE Information Centres
Over the years HIVE has supported Armed Forces personnel and their families across the globe. HIVE Information Centres are able to offer relevant, up-to-date, national and local information and referral on a wide range of issues that affect Service families and are staffed by fully trained HIVE Information Officers (HIO) in Information Centres across the UK and overseas.
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Meet and Greet
This is a good opportunity to get to know your Community Centre and to find out what is going on in your area. You can also chat over a cuppa with people from different service agencies. Children are welcome. Refreshments provided.
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Service Community Guide
This Guide, provided by the Naval Personal and Family Service and Royal Marines Welfare and the Army Welfare Service, is a source of information to Service personnel,families and dependants arriving at their new home or duty station.
It is hoped the information contained within the Guide will be of use at the time of your arrival, and throughout your stay.
The guides are free and available from you local Community Centre.
Phone: 023 9252 4511 - NPFS Community Resource Team for more information
These are Support Groups run specifically for parents / carers of children with special needs and disabilities, as well as for ladies who would like to make some new friends or have a break from the kids.
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There are lots of activities for young people to take part in, organised by the NPFS Community Resource Team.
More Information: Youth Activities