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Friday, 20 October 2017

Dick Whittington Panto at Akrotiri 6th Dec.


British Forces Foundation (BFF)  Free Pantomime 

There will be 3 showings at the Astra Cinema on Wednesday 6th December of Dick Whittington

1500hrs  Family Show
1830hrs  Parental Guidance Show
2100hrs  Op Shader/903 EAW/DcD personnel

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.

Start Your Own Business Course 10 Spaces Left

This a free 10 month business support and mentorship programme run for BFC Dependants – you may have seen it already however we have 10 x spaces available remaining

The course starts on Mon 30 Oct 17 and finishes Thu 2 Nov 17.  The times are from 0830 to 1300 daily with 1 to 1s offered between 1300 and 1500 hours. 

There is e applicants from all areas except for Nicosia so if people have issues with driving I can put them in touch with each other to car pool and share the travel.

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Loan Store - Wheelbarrow Now In Stock

Akrotiri HIVE now closed

The Akrotiri HIVE is now closed until Tuesday 17th October 2017 at 7.30am. 
The Welfare Team/ Community Support remain open.

If you require any HIVE information during this period please contact:

Episkopi HIVE on 2596 2000 or

Halloween Story Time - Akrotiri Library

Thursday, 5 October 2017

The Royal British Legion Concert

Life works - Free Spouse Support Course

LifeWorks Families is a fully-funded support service to help military spouses and partners get the job they want. It focuses on skills such as CV/ letter writing, confidence building, interview skills and job searching   (including for after your time in BFC)

Each course is run over two mornings, with afternoon drop-in sessions for anyone who can't make the mornings. A drop-in visit will allow you to establish a contact who can support you remotely by email/phone from back in the UK. 
The course is free, and we've organised the courses to work around nursery/school times. 

Courses are being delivered both in Episkopi and Dhekelia

Episkopi: Mon 13 - Tue 14 Nov in 55 AEC (the same building as the library). 

0840 - 1100hrs: CV writing / covering letters). 
1430 - 1530hrs:

Drop-ins (one-to-one chats; no problem at all if you have your children with you).

Those wishing to attend either course (or who think they might drop-in one afternoon) should complete the online form at the link below. Nothing else is required.

(scroll down and click 'see all courses' for the Cyprus courses).

If you have any questions, please comment below, drop in for a chat or call us on:
Episkopi: 00357 2596 3800 / 94120 3800

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

New Library Books in October

BFC Youth Service Mama Mia

BFC Youth and the Dramatica project is providing a week-long project being during October half term. 8-18 year olds are invited to get involved in all elements of the production: singing, dance, acting and backstage activities. On the final day they perform their version of ‘Mamma Mia’.

The workshops are being held in Dhekelia.

Transport is provided from Ay Nik, Akrotiri and Episkopi and will include a youth worker as a chaperone.

The closing date for applications is 06 October - application forms can be collected from and returned to the local station youth worker.

MilitaryWives Choir

Friday, 29 September 2017

Malcolm's Cats Open Day

Station Commander Meet & Greet

Meet and Greet with the Station Commander

The Station Commander would like to meet you!

Please come along to a Meet and Greet event at the Akrotiri HIVE

This informal event is for Dependents  and is an  opportunity to listen to his vision for Akrotiri and for you to ask questions

There will be two Meet and Greet Events both on the 14th November 2017
1030- 1200  and 1900 - 2100

Both events with include refreshments . 

We hope that you will come and join us and meet the Station Commander

Christmas Shopping In The Akrotiri HIVE

Grease at Pissouri Amphitheatre

Thursday, 28 September 2017

First Steps Nursery New Telephone Number & Email



Akrotiri First Steps Nursery have new phone lines :

Reception – 00 357 25275701 

Manager -  Joanne Smith – 00 357 25275725


Joanne Smith email address is: (Manager)

Amy Grundy email address is: (Deputy Manager)

New Skill - Horsemanship Course

Recycling Schedule Until End of November

Fasouri - Free Entry on 8th October with old membership cards

Akrotiri Partners Christmas Party 2017


This years Christmas Function will be held at Akrotiri Sgts Mess on
Thursday 30th November.

Arrival and drinks at 7pm, & sit down 3 course meal at 7.30pm.
Ticket cost €40 pp (cash only).

Booking required.

Disco/ Photo booth and top quality raffle included, finishing at midnight.

Three slots available at the HIVE  to come and reserve your tickets-

Weds 1st Nov 0900-1030

Mon 6th Nov 0900-1030

Thurs 9th Nov 0900-1030

Upon purchase of your ticket you must-
Advise of all Names with Menu choices/ vegetarian options/ other dietary requirements.
Place yourself on the seating plan to help ensure everyone can sit with friends and to help the Mess Staff efficiently serve meals on the evening.

Raffle tickets will be mainly available upon booking also, at €1 per strip. 3x cash prizes,


K1 Man 7th October 2017

Parents of Teenages Course

Young People Cafe - Underground/Hang 10

Halloween Hack & Party

Book now for a spooky Halloween Party @ the Akrotiri Riding Club!
Everyone Welcome, booking essential, Limited Spaces.
€5 deposit secures your place!

Spanish Wine Dinner O'Vrakas Taverna Pissouri

Spanish wine dinner at O'Vrakas Taverna

Dear friends,

We are happy to inform you that the "SPANISH WINE DINNER, the second wine dinner of our trilogy Italy - Spain - France, will take place on Friday, October 13
th, at 8.30p.m., at O'Vrakas taverna, in Pissouri village square.
Click for the menu of the Spanish wine dinner, which is offered at the special price of €45.00 per person.

Dedicated to the Art of Food & Wine pairing.

For reservations, you can call at O'Vrakas taverna on +357 99312443 or email at

Thank you for your attention and I hope you will give us the pleasure of your company.

Best regards & SALUD!

Haris Stylianides

Ladies Night - The Grape And Grain In Pissouri

Astra Cinema October 2017

Malaria Update


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.

It has not yet been proven if they caught the illness in the Northern part of Cyprus or elsewhere. The last locally recorded cases of malaria in Cyprus were in 1967.

International, UK, and Cypriot Government experts are continuing to clarify the situation and the Joint Services Health Unit will monitor their findings.

It is important to note that there no other areas of concern on the island. This includes the Akrotiri Salt lake and its surroundings.  In the interim, all visitors to the coastline of the Northern part of Cyprus should adopt the following anti-mosquito bite measures:

·         Ensure that your garments are suitable for protecting as much of the body as possible (long sleeves and long trousers). Particularly when outside on an evening or early morning.

·         Use an insect repellents on all exposed skin that contains an approved active repellent substance such as DEET.  Re-apply as per the manufacturers direction.

·         Anyone who develops a fever like illness or shivering within 4 weeks of travelling to the Northern part of Cyprus  should report it to their local medical centre and inform the Medical Staff that they have recently travelled to Northern part of Cyprus.

·         All personnel are reminded that healthcare in the Northern part of Cyprus is not covered by BFC, the Cyprus government or an EHIC card.  All travel to northern part of Cyprus is to be covered by appropriate health insurance at personal expense.

Mail Delivery Update

Mail Delivery Update


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.

2.         In accordance with BFPO policy, all items greater than 2KG and larger than a standard shoe box will be delivered by ships to and from the UK and not by air.  Customers are to note that shipment can take 14-28 days.

3.         BFC will continue to liaise closely with BFPO and DSCOM in order to seek maximum mail capacity at every opportunity and will continue to provide updates when possible.   Any questions should be directed to local BFPOs in the first instance.

Live Band At The Watering Hole

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Fasouri Waterpark October Opening days

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Akrotiri HIVE Closed Until 27th September

The Akrotiri HIVE is now closed until Wednesday 27th September 2017 at 7.30am.
If you require anything during this period please contact:

Episkopi HIVE on 2596 2000 or