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Thursday, 7 December 2017

Gas Bottle Price Change

Please be informed the cost of gas bottles has now to been increased to €11.00 with immediate effect.

Thursday, 23 November 2017

National Insurance Contributions.

If you are returning to the UK you can claim your National Insurance Contributions before you leave. Pop in the the HIVE for more information or click here.

Employment Opportunity for Native English Speakers

Depaho are looking to recruit Native English Speakers 
for their Nicosia Based Click here for more details. 
CVs should be sent to Loiza.karalouca@depaho.com

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Free Story Reading App from Little Troopers

Little Troopers Treasures

Little Troopers Treasures is a project that is partnered with Harper Collins children's books to bring to forces families, currently there are nine books available to record.

> The service family downloads the app then creates a family login, the service person then logs in wherever they may be (WIFI needed) or before they go away and records some stories, the app captures their face, voice and the book pages.

> Once done the app zips up the story with lots of love and immediately the service child can go to the Little Trooper mode of the family login and there will be a surprise story waiting! They can watch the stories, or listen, over and over again.

> There are also some free supporting resources for families to accompany this app, a weekly planner sheet to print off and use plus separation diaries for both parent and child to complete while separated and then share once reunited.

All the information and download links plus the resources files to print off can be found HERE

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Tales of the Service Kids DVD

Tales of the Service Kids is a DVD giving insight to service life by young people who talk candidly about their experiences. 
This DVD is available now free of charge from Nicosia HIVE

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Delivery of Information Packs

All Married Quarters have received updated Information Packs from Nicosia HIVE. 
These contain information on Local Amenities, Recycling, Clubs, Gas Bottles, Useful Telephone Numbers and Medical.

For more information on the Local Area and the Island pop in to me in the HIVE office.

All information has been date stamped. Please dispose of any old information sheets you may have.

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Trinity: Armed Forces Financial Services

What they offer: 

Personal Accident Cover 


Kit Cover 

Home Cover 



For Discounts on Kit and Personal Insurance Cover contact 
Aisling in Nicosia HIVE.

Medical Procedure for Families in BRS

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Thursday, 31 August 2017

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Flea Market of Nicosia re-open on September 2nd

Nicosia Flea Market

Kaimakli, Nicosia.
(From September 2nd): Every Saturday & Sunday 10:00am - 7:00pm

Founded in 2012 and situated in Kaimakli a suburb of Nicosia close to the walled old town the market is Nicosia's first, hosting more the 60 sellers and up to as many as 40 stalls selling a mixture of antiques, furniture, art, vintage clothes and jewellery, nic-nacs and other paraphernalia.


Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Nicosia HIVE Newsletter

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Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Forces Travel Newsletter

Forces Travel specialise in providing travel and holidays for members of the armed forces family.

They offer a range of military discounts and their team of friendly advisers are always ready to do the hard work, leaving customers free to relax and enjoy their holiday.

Please find attached their monthly newsletter here. 
If you would like more details of the services Forces Travel provide please don't hesitate to contact me on

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Castle Auctions Nicosia

Castle Auctions is the leading Auction House in Cyprus, operating from landmark buildings in Latsia, Nicosia  and off the highway at Ypsonas, Limassol. They offer large covered salerooms and external display areas with customer car parking.
You can view previous catalogues here.
The next Auction is planned for September 23rd 

For more information check out their website :

Counter Terrorism Notice

“Whilst the chances of being involved in a terror attack remain extremely rare, holidaymakers travelling abroad this summer are being urged to watch a new video designed to help keep them safe in the event of an incident.” - UK Counter Terrorism Police

Find the Video here:

Summer Fire Safety Information from DFRMO

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Waterworld Ayia Napa Review

 My Family and I went on a day trip to Waterworld in Ayia Napa recently and it was great! Having never taken our daughter to a water park before I was worried there wouldn't be that much she could go on. I was so wrong. Many of the slides have height restrictions of 120cm which was perfect for my 127cm lady! Please see our favourites below!

Chariots Chase is a four person slide where you race on mats down a bumpy slide. This was lots of

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

The Beauty Shop at your local Costcutter Store

AFF achieves housing success on behalf of Army families

The Army Families Federation (AFF) is celebrating a success for those living in Service Family Accommodation (SFA) who have recently faced unfair increases to their accommodation charge.

Many families contacted AFF to say their rental charge or final charge had unexpectedly increased by an unreasonable amount without proper notice and without a chance to appeal.

Fighting for families
On behalf of these families, AFF approached housing organisations Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) and CarillionAmey (CA) to push for a fair outcome in accordance with the original guidelines of the CAAS system.

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Have you heard of Civvie Street?

CivvyStreet are The Royal British Legion’s online Employability service which is available at www.civvystreet.org. As well as a wealth of information about funding, careers and employment, registration provides beneficiaries with a personal account with access to several interactive services such as an online CV builder, thousands of current job vacancies, funding such as The Royal British Legion Employment Support Grant Scheme and a mentoring service.
Did you know that if a spouse or partner needs assistance with funding to complete a course leading to employment, they can also apply for funding as well as access all the other services.  Please tell them about CivvyStreet and ask them to register at www.civvystreet.org

This month's HIVE Hotlist

This month the Hotlist is packed full of things to do to keep cool in the heat.
If you haven't seen the HIVE Hotlist for July yet click below.

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Little Troopers FREE App

Below is a notice from Little Trooppers

Little Troopers Treasures

This weekend we launched a brand new, free, easy to use iPad app that is available now exclusively to serving British Armed Forces families. We'd love you to spread the word to your families about this new resource.

We know that serving parents are so frequently away from home and often communications can be limited or sporadic. We also know that a bedtime story is one of the most important times to a child.

So.....we teamed up with Harper Collins Children's Books to bring families Little Troopers Treasures; it will make story time precious every day and will ensure children never miss a bedtime story from their parents again; they can watch the recordings over and over whenever they miss their mummy or daddy.

Download the app on your iPad HERE

Once you are registered (only register once you just need a family login) you can log in and view the bookshelf with various titles available, then simply record a story. The app will capture your face, your voice and the story book pages while your record, it will all then be immediately wrapped up with love and saved on your device and can be watched or listened to or both over and over again.

There is also some supporting resources such as a weekly planner, separation diaries and time difference sheet for you to print and use to compliment the app.

View more on the Little Troopers Treasures web-page HERE

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

All Ranks Mess Reduced Hours

Due to staff leave the following dates are to be noted below:

The ARM will be closed every Monday and Tuesday from 19 Jun 17 – 29 Aug 17 with the exception of the following dates:

3 Jul 17 – 9 Jul 17 – ARM Mess bar will be OPEN as usual.

The ARM opening hours will resume as normal from 4 Sep 17.

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

BFC Job Vacancy List

Are you seeking employment here in Cyprus? 
The BFC Job Vacancy List may have the job for you.
To be included in the mailing list simply email nicosiahive@armymail.mod.uk


Thursday, 18 May 2017

Cycling Information available in Nicosia HIVE.

If you are interested in Cycling here in Cyprus pop in to the HIVE. I have taken delivery of some great information packs on Cycling Routes for Troodos which include maps, places of interest and hints.
All free of charge and available in your HIVE

AFF in Cyprus

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Friends and Family Visiting the BRS

  • Friends and Family visiting the BRS are not covered by BFC medical or dental care. 
  • Call 112 in an emergency for an ambulance as usual. 
  • Visitors should carry a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) and personal travel insurance is recommended.
  • EHIC does not cover North Cyprus.

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Changes to Postal Services

The Postal Clerk is in Nicosia Community Centre
Every Tuesday and Thursday.

Here you can:
Buy Postage Stamps
Weighing Parcels up to 30kg
Send Parcels.

Red Post Boxes are located outside the
Community Centre and Costcutter Shop.

Post from there is collected everyday.

Also to note:
Post is available for collection in the 
BRITCON Welfare Office 
from 11.30 Monday-Friday

Travel Information and Discounts from Chronos Travel

Nicosia HIVE has lots of information on Tours organised by Chronos Travel going to :
Egypt &
Cruising on the Nile.

Chronos Travel are offering UN and British Military Discounts.

For more information or to view the brochures pop in to me in the HIVE or check out their website:

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

And the winner is.......

Congratulations to Samantha Jobson!!!!!!!!

who has been selected as the Nicosia HIVE/Waterworld Competition winner.

Thank you to Waterworld Water Park for giving us this great prize. The park is open now! 

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Nicosia HIVE Hotlist

This month the HOTLIST is all about Camping. If you missed it click below:

Nicosia Library Newsletter

Please click below to view the current Nicosia Library Newsletter:

Also see below for details of the Children's Easter Egg Hunt.

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Bully went to Dublin!

Another great evening was enjoyed on Friday March 17th when we had a Bull's Eye / St Patrick's Day Crossover event. Four Teams were pitted against each other in a battle of will and wit and victory was with the Wives Team (Go Wives!!!) 
Great food, great entertainment and another brilliant event from our Mess Committee. 
A huge Thank You to the organisers and the bar staff.
Check out below for some snaps of the night.

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Cost Cutter – Entitled Persons

All UK service personnel and dependents are Entitled Persons

Sodexho who run the Cost Cutter shop on BRS have been forced to comply with the customs and tax regulations that are in force in all other UK sites in Cyprus. To that end they will introduce a VAT charge on all purchases made by non-entitled persons who use the shop as follows:

Alcoholic Beers, wines & spirits @ 19%
Fragrances & Perfumes @ 19%
Beauty products @ 19%
All other goods will be charged @ 5%

This change will come into effect on Mon 20 Mar 17.

This will NOT affect the UK community; however if you are not known to the staff you will more than likely be requested to produce ID as follows:

Serving Military personnel: MOD Form 90
Dependents: BRS pass designated BRS Resident 
(visitors of UK residents will not be entitled and will be required to pay the VAT).

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Camping at Happy Valley, Episkopi

Happy Valley Campsite is now open and taking bookings. 
The campsite has shower and toilet facilities and is close to the beach. 
Camping here is free of charge and you can book 
by calling Zoe on 25963340 
or email BFC-Epi-Stn-CmntysptGpmailbox@mod.uk


Introducing citizenAID.
citizenAID™ is a simple, logical system of immediate actions. It is designed to guide the public to react safely, to pass effective messages to the emergency services, to prioritise the injured and to give life-saving first aid. This combination of effective organisation and immediate treatment will save lives.
For more information click here: citizenaid.org

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

TGIF Drive In Movie Night 24/02/17

Friday's TGIF Drive In Movie Event was an epic success. We all had a great time and Thank everyone who was involved in the preparations.

Here are some quotes from the community:

"A HUGE THANK YOU! To all involved in the movie night. What a fantastic evening for children young and old. We loved it."

" ...great effort and well done to all involved."

"Absolutely FANTASTIC night!! Thank you."

"It was great, a big thank you to everyone involved, your efforts are much appreciated."

And here are some snaps of the evening: