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Friday, 18 August 2017

Order no. 12 Travelling to the North Side of the Island

ORDER NO 12:
NOTIFICATION BY PERSONNEL TAKING LEAVE AND TRAVELLING TO THE NORTH SIDE OF THE ISLAND 

Following the coup in Turkey, it was identified that the current ‘Cyprus Cascade’ system still falls short of accounting for people who elect to travel to the North side of the island where Cypriot mobile phones do not receive a signal.

It was previously agreed that there was a requirement to develop a baseline system that could accurately record details for all military and civilian personnel which would ensure that in the event of a future incident, all personnel could be reached and given up to date advice on how to best safe guard themselves and their families.

As such, personnel at RAF Akrotiri intending to take leave (even over weekend periods) outside of the Republic of Cyprus  ( To the North side of the Island)  are to ensure they complete one of the following 2 options:

Option 1 Personnel are to submit leave on JPA to allow a trawl to easily identify who is where (if the visit is over a weekend, JPA will not deduct from your ILA).

If the individual does not have a mobile phone that is serviceable in the North, contact details for their hotel are to be annotated along with details of their room number.  The booking details should also be left with an appointed colleague in their section who would be able to offer the Duty Clk additional information if required.

In order to allow a subsequent manning trawl to effectively identify who is in the North, personnel should populate JPA as follows:


Option 2 In the event of an ad hoc visit where an individual will not be able to populate JPA, personnel are to email the PSF Duty Clerk on BFC-AKI-PMS-PSF-ChfClk@mod.uk giving their Service Number, Rank, Name, dates and location of their visit as well as working contact details (phone and email address).

Failure to complete one of these 2 options could potentially put personnel and their dependants at risk, and disciplinary action will be taken against those personnel who fail to comply with the above.

Sponsor: OC Security
 

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Sundance Villas- Last Minute Deals & Short Breaks


SUNDANCE VILLAS

LAST MINUTE DEALS AND SHORT BREAK



Now to 20 August £455 week, 6 nights 3 – 9/9,  No pool. 2 bedroom The Hideaway  House with gym, hot tub jacuzzi, pool table & wi-fi.

10 nights 20 – 30/9 2 bedroom  Villa Aphrodite    Sleep next to the sea, Individual villa 50m from undeveloped beach near Latchi

3 nights 2 – 5/8,  2 bedroom
Villa Filip  Secluded hideaway with sea views nestling within 2500 sq. metres of scented mature gardens. Surrounded by orchards. No neighbours.

7 nights 30/8 – 6/9, 3 bedroom 3 bathroom Argaka Coast Luxury, great for families. Own pool and separate baby/splash pool.

7 nights 20 – 27/9, 3 bedroom
Villa Aurora   Romantic hideaway in Simou, Polis. Secluded, peaceful & rural, overlooking hills and sea.

30/8 – 6/9, 3 bedroom
Villa Nicolas, unique restored stone house in quiet secluded village lane, heatable private pool wi-fi. Web rates are for 2 - 4 persons special offer

3 nights 30/8 – 6/9,  3 bedroom Villa Rosa with heated pool included in rates. Sea Caves area near Coral Bay and Lara Bay, Akamas. Sea views.

4 nights 6 – 10/9, 3 bedroom
Villa Zephirine  Secluded, not overlooked, rural villa on hillside with no neighbours and panoramic views. Please note the bedroom photos are not the promotional ones. These will be uploaded asap.

4 nights 6 – 10/9 4 bedroom Villa Amorosa Sleep next to the sea, Beautiful individual villa 50m from wonderful undeveloped 2km beach. Private pool, next to Akamas. Pool table, table tennis, bicycles  

Luxury. 2 – 9/9, 16 – 30/9 4 bedroom Villa Kingfisher  Exquisite villa 300m from sandy Coral Bay Beach. Broadband. Marble floors and top of range appliances. Car not required. Rates include air conditioning throughout

2 nights 23 – 25/9,  4 bedroom
Villa Vineyard Grove 4 bathrooms, fully air conditioned villa peacefully situated in the vineyards, with sea and mountain views, between Coral Bay Beach and Latchi.

4 nights 5 – 9/9 5 bedroom Villa Alexandros  Large villa with own heatable pool. Satellite TV & pool table. Tranquil location fantastic sea & Akamas views.

7 nights 6 – 13/9    4 - 6 bedroom
Villa Ampelitis    4 bedroom luxurious house plus optional studios. Heated  PRIVATE pool with adjoining baby pool. 360' views. 2 person lower rates on request.

How to book:

1. Please email requested dates to check that they fit with bookings and are available to book, as changeover days apply. I can then reserve a villa for you for up to 48 hours, no obligation. I will email a reply to you.

2. After this, to proceed with a Request, click on the link above/Sundance Villas webpage and  select the
turquoise link to Prices, Availability & Booking. Select your dates/complete the Booking Request.   


Special Rates: Ignore the webrate, I will adjust the Costing.

Irene Hare   Sundance Villas             Tel London 02084406219  http://www.sundancevillas.co.uk/
e.mail:
irene@sundancevillas.co.uk    7 July 2017

Sundance Villas - Military Discount


Housing Office Presentation


Interserve Notice Bank Holidays

Please be aware that the Interserve Helpdesk will be working as normal during the August holiday period, except for the following days:

15th Aug 2017 – (CY Public Holiday) – Will be available ONLY for Emergency Requests on mobile 99670485 from 6:45 – 12:30.  However, emails will be processed during this time.

28th Aug 2017 – (UK Summer Bank Holiday) – Will be out of office, therefore, please call Emergency Requests to your local Out of Hours number:

AKROTIRI                   2527 6788
AY NIC                         2395 7434
DHEKELIA                    99419628
NICOSIA                       99203865/99638407
EPISKOPI/TROODOS   2596 3914

When calling the Helpdesk numbers, (mil) 2596 2477 or (Freephone) 80002400, the caller will be informed where to call for their Emergency Requests.

However, you can always e-mail your routine requests to cyprus.helpdesk@interserve.mod.uk.
 

Akrotiri Cinema Schedule September


Storytime Akrotiri Library


Monday, 31 July 2017

Swimming Pool Timetable


AKROTIRI HIVE ANNUAL LEAVE

DUE TO ANNUAL LEAVE THE AKROTIRI HIVE WILL BE OPERATING  REDUCED HOURS
FROM THE 1ST AUGUST UNTIL THE 11TH AUGUST


THE COMMUNITY SUPPORT/ WELFARE TEAM WILL REMAIN OPEN


IF YOU REQUIRE  FASOURI WATERPARK TICKETS, PLEASE SHOW YOUR MILITARY ID/ DEPENDENTS PASS AT THE WATERPARK AND YOU WILL BE CHARGED THE SPECIAL MILITARY PRICE OF
 €18 ADULTS & €11 FOR A CHILD (age 3 to 11 )




BCL - Luis Fonsi tickets available in the HIVE


BCL - Tickets available in the HIVE


Death Benefit

ORDER NO 13: DEATH BENEFIT NOMINATION FORMS – 05 AND 15 ARMED FORCES PENSION SCHEMES


All members of the Armed Forces Pension Scheme 05 and 15 should ensure that their nominations for death benefit are up-to-date. 

The benefit forms are legally binding and the benefit will go to the nominee, even if there has been a change in the member’s circumstances!  


The relevant form is available from the Gov.uk website at:



Sunday, 30 July 2017

First time applications for Dependency ( Status Stamp)

 
 
FIRST TIME APPLICATIONS FOR DEPENDENCY STAMPS
 
ALL first time applications for Dependency (Status Stamp) must be submitted through the Families Section, Abbeywood.  Full details can be found within the BFC Arrivals guide on the BFC Intranet Page and on the GOV.uk website.
 
SBA Fiscal cannot issue first time stamps.
 
For non-British Citizens, it is advised that individuals transit via UK.  This will ensure that their citizenship clock starts ticking. BFC SO19/AFF Website can provide more detail on this.
 
(Sponsor: UAO  Date: 14 Jul 17)
 

SFA - OCCUPANTS INSTALLING ENCROACHMENTS WITHOUT PERMISSION

SFA OCCUPANTS INSTALLING ENCROACHMENTS WITHOUT PERMISSION
 
All occupants are to be reminded that SFA is MOD property All occupants (military and civilian) must obtain permission to install an encroachment in their SFA such as air conditioning. In general, permission will not be granted to install permanent encroachments such as patios as the MOD does not have funding to repair or remove structures when they fail.
 
The Licence to Occupy Agreement, states that you are not to: Erect a TV,satelliteor other communicationsaerial or shedor structure on the propertyor makeanyotheralteration oradditionto the propertyor thefixtures or fittings withouttheprior writtenconsentofthe[SFAsponsors localHousingStaffs]. Written consent can be obtained by following the BFC approved Third Party Works (TPW) process, as detailed in SOP 2001 - Estates and Infra Policy and Guidance.
 
SFA occupants should be aware that using unlicensed tradesmen may present health and safety risks to their families such as exposure to asbestos fibres and fire hazards. If occupants install encroachments without permission, they will be required to retrospectively complete a TPW application requesting Interserve to inspect the encroachment and fund either:
 
a.    Removal of the encroachment and any reparations required to make good the surrounding area if Interserve deem the encroachment unsafe.
b.    The life maintenance and annual inspection of the encroachment (including funding any repairs that arise to make safe).
 
SFA occupants should also note that the Licence to Occupy will be revoked for occupants who repeatedly install encroachments without permission. If a licence is revoked, the occupant and family would be required to vacate the SFA and BFC would not be responsible to provide accommodation, schooling, medical care and access to BFC sites/facilities for the dependants in Cyprus.  The entitled person would be allocated Single Living Accommodation.
 
(Sponsor: HQ BFC Estes SO2 Date: 13 Jul 17)
 
 

Friday, 28 July 2017

Akrotiri Station Heritage Centre NOW OPEN

AKROTIRI STATION HERITAGE CENTRE

Following a considerable period of refurbishment, we are pleased to announce that the RAF Akrotiri Station Heritage Centre is now open to the public on the following days:

Monday                               1000-1200 and 1300-1500
Wednesday                          1000-1200 and 1300-1500
Friday                                  1300-1500

All personnel are encouraged to visit the museum during these opening times. 

There are many interesting exhibits to view and so people are encouraged to come along and see the extensive heritage now on display detailing the many units and organisations located at the base since it was built in 1955. 

 

Akrotiri Pass Office

ORDER NO 21: MAIN PASS OFFICE HOURS

Due to manning issues, with effect from Monday the 10 July 2017, the main pass office hours will be changing. 

The pass office will only be open for issuing of passes from 0700hrs until 1200hrs. 

The day pass office will be open 0700hrs until 1830 hrs.

All holiday guest application forms are requested to be handed in a minimum of 5 working days prior to guests arriving.  Failure to do so may result in delays.


For further information, please contact the Main Entry Point on Ext 6846
 

Arrrivals brief

ORDER NO 12: AKROTIRI STATION ARRIVALS BRIEF

The next Akrotiri Station Arrivals Brief will take place on Wednesday 2 August at 0900 at the FDLC.  T

he Brief is open to all Service Personnel and their dependants. 


The timetable for the brief will be Service Personnel and Dependants to attend from 0900 through to 1030 before dependants depart and SP continue with the remaining presentations until 1300.

Sponsor: SNCO GD FLT
 

Akrotiri PT


The Cyprus Summer Challenge


Monday, 24 July 2017

BaytoBay 2017 registration date extended

BaytoBay 2017 registration date extended to
Wednesday July 26th July
 
 

Library closure


 
Due to staff commitments the Akrotiri library will be closed on Thursday 27th July 2017 between 0900-1200 hours.
 
The library will be open as usual in the evening.

Job Vacancy



Akrotiri Recycling August opening times


Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Updated start time for the running club


Riding club - Dog show


BFBS EXTRA COMING SOON


BFBS Extra (Channel 4 on your Set Top Box)  will be showing: Game of Thrones; The Story So Far and  Thronecast ; The War Room on Saturday 29th July   As a preview to the new series that starts on Monday 31st July

Cyprus Walkdown 2017


Pony Camp 2017 Episkopi Saddle club


Loan store price list

Rip currents


Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Monday, 17 July 2017

Friday, 14 July 2017

Job Vacancy - application forms now in the HIVE


APPLICATION FORMS NOW AVAILABLE IN THE HIVE !