Friday, 17 November 2017

Big White Wall: November social media campaign

Please find below materials for their November social media campaign focused on a healthy mind and a healthy body with the hashtag #healthymindhealthybody. They have created lots of social media content for you to use. There are roughly 2/3 pieces a week.

-              If you need a hand creating a healthy mindset - online support @BigWhiteWall_AF can help. http://bit.ly/2xP4kdT #healthybodyhealthymind

-             Your body & mind are connected. Help take care of both using @BigWhiteWall_AF's online support #healthybodyhealthymind http://bit.ly/2xP4kdT

EPISKOPI DOG WALKING AREA IN HAPPY VALLEY

 Happy Valley is now open as a dog walking area. However there are restrictions,

-Dogs are to be leashed at all times (no free running)
-Dogs are to be registered with the CSO Office and wearing ID Tags
-Dogs are not allowed on grassed areas
-Dogs are not allowed on the beaches 
-Any fouling is to be picked up and placed in the appropriate bins around the area
-Abide by the notice boards
-Please respect this facility as it's a popular exercise location used by numerous people.

If not respected then the dog walking facility will be revoked by Order of the Station Commander.

St Barnabas' Christmas Baazar


Thursday, 16 November 2017

BARC CASH BINGO



Events in November

FRIDAY 17TH NOVEMBER
              
THE LAST GREEK GODDESS    (PLAY)
A ONE WOMAN PLAY BRINGS TO LIFE THE DYNAMIC, LARGER THAN LIFE PERSONA OF MELINA MERCOURI. THIS EXUBERANT PRODUCTION CREATES A GRIPPING THEATRICAL EXPERIENCE WITH COMPELLING MUSIC. TICKETS AVAILABLE AT ALL ALPHA MEGA STORES OR THROUGH ACS COURIER CENTRES. TECHNOHOROS ETHAL. 76 FRANKLIN ROUSEVELT AVE. LIMASSOL.
START TIME 20.00. TICKETS 10€ PHONE 25877827 FOR INFO.

Book your Christmas party at O'Vrakas Taverna




























If you are looking for somewhere to host your Christmas party this year, be it a company party or a get together for all your friends at this special time of year, then look no further than O'Vrakas Taverna in Pissouri. This year they have delicious menus that you can choose from and they guarantee that their team will ensure that you'll have a stress-free party where you can just enjoy the delicious food and friendly atmosphere. 

Smoothie & Sweetie November Events












18 & 19 November Health & Beauty Exhibition | Limassol

Time: Sat 18 Nov - 1700hrs
           Sun 19 Nov - 1000hrs

Akrotiri Cinema - Slight Change to schedule



















A very slight change to the upcoming schedule for the Astra Cinema Akrotiri. They will now be screening Justice League in 2D on Friday 24th Nov, not 3D.


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Friday, 10 November 2017

Thursday, 9 November 2017

St.John Ambulance


Army Families Federation - Free childcare entitlement in overseas locations


Are you posted overseas with children who are three or four years old? The MOD has published a document giving information about free childcare entitlement in overseas locations. Read our summary to find out if you’re eligible to apply athttp://bit.ly/2xTzNfJ

BFC Indoor Rowing Championships 2017


Warrior Fitness Competition



Letter to Santa


Peter Pants - An Adult Panto


Grand Charity Concert




Castle Auctions Limassol

























Are pleased to announce a sale of Historic Arms, Medals, Uniforms and Militaria to take place within our General Sale on Saturday 9th December at 1pm.

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Operation Christmas Child

























If you would like to donate to this great cause then you can either collect a pre-printed box from the HIVE or pack your own shoe box and drop it in your local Hive.
For more information pop into the HIVE.



Attikon RE:MAINS An audiovisual performance


Episkopi Library

























Aphrodite Hills Soccer School


Friday, 27 October 2017

Dick Whittington Panto at Episkopi 5th Dec



British Forces Foundation (BFF)  Free Pantomime 


There will be 2 showings at St John's School on Tuesday 5th December 2017



1500hrs  Family Show
1830hrs  Parental Guidance Show


The show is free, but please contact the HIVE to add your name to the guest list so that the organisers of the show are aware of numbers attending each performance.


Tel: 2596 2000 or email episkopihive@armymail.mod.uk 

Thursday, 26 October 2017

Drop in Sessions


Experience a Veteran's Reality

Help them fight the invisible enemy..




Air Cadets

























Air Cadets meet at RAF Akrotiri on Tuesday and Thursday nights from 1800-2030. They can take cadets from aged 12 in year 8 up to 18 years old.




Wednesday, 25 October 2017

AFF - Further/Higher Education



















Click here to take their survey or to find out more, click herehttp://aff.org.uk/latest_news_information/index.htm#militarychildeducationsurvey

CALLING WINTER CYCLISTS

Struggling to find the motivation to train over the long winter months?   Then sign up for the BFC Winter Road Race Series held in Dhekelia Garrison from Nov 17 through to Mar 18.  Whether you are a budding Froomey or a weekend coffee shop cyclist it does not matter as the event caters for all standards and your cycling will improve as a result of racing.

NEW BFC PAGE LAUNCHED IN THE CYPRUS MAIL

Starting on October 27, the Cyprus Mail will begin publishing a Bases page inside every Friday edition of the paper. In order for this to be a success, the BFC community are encouraged to submit story ideas, or the completed product with images, to the BFC Internal Comm’s mailbox. 

OCTOBER ''DRIVING TIMES' AVAILABLE

The October issue of ‘Driving Times’ is now available. This monthly leaflet provides the reader with information and advice on Road Safety issues. For further information please contact MTTT&L SNCO, Sgt Wayne Rudd on Ext 6283 or email wayne.rudd273@mod.uk.’


NEW NEWSLETTER FOR LOCALLY ENGAGED CYPRIOTS

A  HR newsletter aimed primarily LEC staff, but also of  relevance to all employees within the BFC community has been launched.    
Its primary purpose is to improve communications between Human Resources and the LEC civilian workforce by providing up to date news on the issues that affect civilian staff and line managers.  
Currently,  there are plans to produce the newsletter on a monthly basis, with additional issues should important matters arise.  

If you have feedback or have any queries, please email Julie Walker, Head of Engagement’
BFC-HQ-CmdSec-TransGpMailbox@mod.uk


SSAFA BRANCH GOLF DAY

On Saturday  September 30th SSAFA Branch Cyprus held their 23 Cyprus open at the JSGC( Episkopi) Cyprus. 60 players took part, playing a 4 ball better ball competition, for men's pairs, ladies pairs and mixed pairs on a beautiful day full of Cyprus sunshine.

The results were proceeded by an auction. Where the top item of two return tickets to the UK had been donated by COBALT Airline Larnaca.

Friday, 20 October 2017

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Friday, 6 October 2017

EPISKOPI CINEMA CLUB NOTICE

Please can all person's be aware that Cinema Club Passes may have expired. Can you please check your expiry dates.
Episkopi Cinema passes can be renewed at The Hive or in Regimental Accounts in E Block.
The Cinema passes have increased this year please see below prices;
Cinema Cards Rates
Per Entitled personnel per year - €15.00
Family card per year - €40.00

Friday, 29 September 2017

Parentalk


Mail Delivery Update

MAIL DELIVERY DELAYS

1.         Due to the on-going relief efforts in the Caribbean, airfreight capacity to BFC has temporarily been reduced. As a result air mail deliveries will be affected.  Current mail in the system is expected to experience a delay of at least 7 days.

Malaria Update

Its very rare but still best to be aware.















Public Health England has reported three cases of
malaria amongst UK residents who all travelled to
a resort in Ayios Amvrosios in the Esentepe area
of the Northern part of Cyprus. Esentepe is east of
Kyrenia.

Household Recycling Schedule


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A kind reminder to all their customers in Episkopi Station.  The Episkopi Max Store is open Monday to Saturday from 08.00hrs to 19.00hrs and on Sunday from 09.00hrs to 15.00hrs. The Pool Club stocks a range of essential items for you to purchase including milk, bread, coffee, tea, baby-care, medicines and snacks. The Opening hours of the Pool Club are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday from 14.00hrs– 22.00hrs, Thursday 17.00hrs – 22.00hrs, Saturday and Sunday from 12.00hrs – 22.00hrs.

Pool Club tip: Did you know that they are more than happy to deliver other items available in the Pool Club with your pizza delivery.

Thursday, 28 September 2017

SODEXO Helpdesk

Did you know that Sodexo provides you with a central point of contact?

For any positive or negative comments, suggestions, general information regarding their services please communicate directly with their Sodexo Helpdesk on cyprus.helpdesk@sodexo.com or you may call on 25852300.

Let them know how they are doing; your opinion counts!




Friday, 22 September 2017

COMMUNITY NOTICE - Please see notice from JSHU pest control

They have had instances where personnel have been requesting private contractors to carry out pest control activities on camp (not necessarily on Epi Stn) but luckily enough they were denied entry by SFP.
PROVISION OF PEST CONTROL
The Joint Services Health Unit are responsible for the provision of pest controls services across the BFC estate. This service covers workplaces, SFA and SLA and extends to some areas outside of the camps in the SBA for large scale control programmes.

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Plastic Bottle Top Charity


Jazzercise


COMMUNITY NOTICE FROM BFC SODEXO

For those that weren’t aware Sodexo have a means of communication available to everyone to allow feedback both positive and negative to allow them to improve their services.

As valued customers, they would like feedback regarding such ventures as the recently opened pizza delivery service from the “Snug Pool bar” in Episkopi or any other facilities provided.

Aphrodite Hills British Base offer


Roald Dahl Day Prize Draw


Friday, 15 September 2017

HQ BFC POST ROOM CHANGE TO OPENING TIMES

Please be aware that due to changes within the Episkopi Post Office, the opening times for the HQ BFC Post Room in C Block, Episkopi will now be 12:00 – 12:45.
If you would like to discuss why the changes have been made please contact Matt Belton on 2596 3432.

They apologise for any inconvenience caused.


EPISKOPI COSTCUTTER STORE: UPDATES

POOL CLUB IMPROVEMENTS

The pool club, which is now open 7 days a week,  will be offering nearly 200 new product lines to the pool club range including baby-care, toiletries, medicines, ice creams and grocery items.
For ease of purchase,  the club will open its  side shutter so customers can purchase retail items without entering the bar.

NEW CHILLED AND FROZEN FOOD RANGES AVAILABLE


Costcutter has invested £18,000 in energy efficient fridges to offer customers an new exciting range of chilled and frozen foods.  These include pre-prepared salads and yoghurt ranges and new frozen vegan Linda McCartney products.

CLAIMING OF MOD FLIGHT UNDER GYH(O) ALLOWANCE

The claiming of the MOD Flight allowance is to help assist personnel in the cost of booking a return flight to the UK, as at 01 Oct 17 the current rate is £343 per person.  You can only claim the current rate at the time of your flight, not when you book it.  The rules on claiming are laid down in JSP 752, Part 1, Para 01.0108.  If you are unsure when making you claim contact your Unit Admin Office for assistance.


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