Where are the married patches in the Portsmouth area

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  1. Shipmates please help,

    Will be moving down to Portsmouh from Faslane in the new year, can anyone tell me where the married quarters are in the area, I know that there is the peak lane area in Fareham and of course Rowner, however would like to make an informed application for a quarter before I am told I can't have my first, second and third choice !,,

    Cheers !
     
  2. I thought Rowner had been sold off, now called Rowner Village!!
     
  3. Get in touch with the Hives at Nelson, Collingwood and Sultan. They all have useful information leaflets about the SFA patches in their areas and can email them to you.

    The informationi sheets tell you where the SFA are, how many houses there are and of what grade are on each patch. They often include street names, ideal information especially if you are planning a recce or having a look on Google Earth!
     
  4. There are still some quarters available in Rowner (not many though) and I know there is definatley some up Paulsgrove... Hilsea has gone i believe and so has Eastney.

    Happy hunting
     
  5. Contact details for the relevant HIVES:


    Collingwood HIVE Information Office
    HMS Collingwood
    Newgate Lane
    Fareham
    PO14 1AS

    Tel: 01329 333 730

    0900 - 1500 Monday
    0900 - 1500 Tuesday
    0900 - 1500 Wednesday
    0900 - 1500 Thursday
    0900 - 1500 Friday
     

    Portsmouth HIVE Information Office
    Nelson Personnel Centre
    HM Naval Base
    Portsmouth
    PO1 3HH

    Tel: 02392 722151

    0830 - 1600 Monday
    0830 - 1600 Tuesday
    0830 - 1600 Wednesday
    0830 - 1600 Thursday
    0830 - 1300 Friday

     
    Sultan HIVE Information Office
    HMS Sultan
    Military Road
    Gosport
    PO12 3BY

    Tel: 02392 542565

    0900 - 1400 Monday
    0900 - 1400 Tuesday
    0900 - 1400 Wednesday
    0900 - 1400 Thursday
    0900 - 1400 Friday

     
     
     
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  6. There used to be a rather nice Married Patch in Gosport. Google Merganser Crescent. Not too far out of the way and nice accommodation
    Uncertain as to whether MOD still owns it though
     
  7. Cheers guys, thanks for the information !
     
  8. you're thinking of Alver Village, 7 phases of new housing (mostly affordable housing, but some high end) to include a new Tesco and local shops, that is replacing the tower block on nimrod drive and all the low level houses (old MQ's from way back...) in between Nimrod drive and Howe road. I think Taylor Wimpey are doing most of it, and offer armed forces discounts, not sure though...
     
  9. Eastney is still here, 3 bed houses and maisonnettes, 2 bed flats.

    DIO have their own website where all the leaflets on HIC's etc can be view in PDF format, just google it, sorry, don't know how to attach links...
     
  10. it all depends on what you're after. i required a 2 bed and put in for Eastney. they offered me plenty of properties in Rowner however i turned these down. My reasoning:

    Eastney doesn't feel like you are in Portsmouth city, however is close to the city centre, beach is 2 mins away, as is a park, allotments (3 years wait...) and local shops.
    Dockyard easily accessible by bike.
    Sultan is 45 mins maximum by bike and ferry (£16 a week)
    IMHO transport and roads in and out of Gosport (and to some degree Fareham) are shocking, if you don't leave before 7am you won't make the dockyard on time. And you still see the roads full at 7pm coming back in.
    And if you want to do anything remotely intersting you have to travel to portsmouth anyway

    Happy house hunting!!!
     
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  11. sgtpepperband

    sgtpepperband War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    If one has to travel to the Dockyard from Gosport, why drive? The reason there is traffic congestion is because people are making unnecessary journeys - most of the vehicles I see at that time are single occupancy, so car drivers are victims of their own predicament. We live on the Gosport peninsula and can easy make it, door to door, to HMNB in an hour's walk (probably 30-40 mins by bike) via the Gosport ferry. Much nicer scenery than sitting in a car and thus you arrive at work less stressed from road rage.

    Absolute crap! The reason many people live this side of the water is to get away from Portsmouth and all it brings; the houses here are cheaper, the facilities are more than sufficient and there is more than enough to keep you occupied in your spare time (unless you count being hassled by drunken, gobby idiots in Gunwharf/Guildhall Walk "interesting"...) :shock: You attitude smacks of somebody who judges Gosport from what they have seen of the High Street or heard rumours about Rowner (usually untrue, by the way). I spent the vast majority of my Naval career living in various Portsmouth's suburbs and the best thing I did was move over to this side of the water.
     
  12. i totally agree with your comments on driving, hence i do the same, but in the opposite direction

    -the original poster is looking to move into MQs, not buy his own property...
    -there is more to Portsmouth than Gunwharf and Guildhall if you care to venture.... likewise i'd be be happy to suggest things to do. i was young once, but now i have a family i have an appreciation of alternative ways of socialising away from the normal matelot trends.
    -if we're in the business of having a go at folk we don't even know, may i join in? if you get hassled by drunken gobby idiots everytime you go out, may the problem be closer to home? I have frequented gunwharf on numerous occassions since i settled here, day and night, with and without children and family, and at no point was i hassled by drunken idiots.
    -i think you'll find I at no point dissed Gosport or rowner, merely stating interesting things require travel further afield.
    -having lived in rowner before, i agree, its reputation isn't justified.
    -as rowner seems to be the most popular married patch i thought the original poster would like to hear an opinion that differed slightly from the normal, why you had to jump all over me like a rash, i don't know...

    Mod Edit: Alternative POVs are welcomed here but vulgar and insulting language is not. I welcome your input but please do not make it personal. Have a beer and dry your eyes. SPB.
     
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  13. sgtpepperband

    sgtpepperband War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    Shazam: I merely took umbrage to you comment:

    ...which implied theres nothing to do on the Gosport peninsula. As for my social habits, again, you don't know me or my occupation. Suffice to say I have encountered more anti-social behaviour in the two aforementioned areas than in the whole of Gosport (which, in my experience, suffers its own crime issues, but generally members of the Naval Service are not exposed to them).

    My 'alternative point of view' was posted in order to aid the OP to make an informed opinion about the area - which he seems unfamiliar with - and to show that there are other communities outside of Portsmouth (but in the commutable vicinity of) that he had perhaps not considered or had been given 'duff' information about by his shipmates.
     
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    ...which implied theres nothing to do on the Gosport peninsula. As for my social habits, again, you don't know me or my occupation. Suffice to say I have encountered more anti-social behaviour in the two aforementioned areas than in the whole of Gosport (which, in my experience, suffers its own crime issues, but generally members of the Naval Service are not exposed to them).

    Yes I do! It's on your "about me" section.Difficult one that. Now where's my SRR application???......
     
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  15. The Hardway patch was emptied in 1998 so it could be sold on, I lived there at the time. When the houses came up for sale early 99 there were people camping in tents queueing to buy them. I bought the house 2 doors down from where we were moved out from!
     
  16. Don't forget you don't have to go for Pompey, lots of quarters up the A3 for the pongos. Drive in is much the same, but at least you won't meet your CO on a Saturday in town....
     
  17. 7am you won't make the dockyard on time. And you still see the roads full at 7pm coming back in.
    And if you want to do anything remotely intersting you have to travel to portsmouth anyway

    Nothing new there then !It was like that in70.71.74.75two buses(numbers 79 and 3) one single one double decker would get you in on time .The three went near vittling yard then on to the gosport ferry the 79 went to the ferry .To make sure you got on them you had most of the time to walk up the road a few stops and the 3 nearly passed my quarter as well .I got fed up in the end and got a bike
     

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