Saturday, 24 June 2017

Diversity & Inclusion Conference - 4th July 2017 Tidworth

The Department of Manning (Army) (DM(A)) will host the annual D&I Conference 
on 04 Jul 17 in Tidworth, Wiltshire. 

The conference is open to Commanding Officers (COs), Regular and Reserve Army Equality & Diversity Advisers (EDA), Assistant EDAs (AEDA, Unit Welfare Officers (UWO), Chain of Command (CoC), Regimental Career Management Officers (RCMO), Adjts and Comd Sgt Majs. EDAs and AEDAs from the RN, RAF and Civil Service who are working within the Army TLB are also encouraged to attend.

Further details on the conference are outlined in ABN 52/17 on DII and registration closes 29th June 2017​

Sparrenmobil in Bielefeld - Running every Saturday and Sunday from April to October

During a one-hour tour, the Sparrenmobil drives to places and buildings of interest around Bielefeld Old Town, Sparrenburg Castle and finishing at the Tier Park Olderdissen.
Running from 10:00hrs until 18:00hrs every Saturday and Sunday (some Bank holidays)


For further information visit

Community Support Bielefeld September Bus Registration - bookings are open now.

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Poster provided from CS

Friday, 23 June 2017

BFBS Enhancement to Services across BFG

Admin Post

Admin post.

We are looking for volunteers for busy bees. We are unfortunately losing some members in September and need help running group.
If we are unable to find any volunteers, regrettably the group will have to shut.


Info provided by Busy Bees

Veterans' Gateway


For a Limited Time Only - RED Letter Days with 20% discount - Offer Ends 30th June 2017




​To take advantage of this offer: Click here to view 
Offer ends 30th June

Please note that events and ​discounts are UK based.​

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Bielefeld Airport open day 24th & 25th June 10:00 - 18:00hrs

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This weekend there is a lot of information about aviation at Bielefeld airfield. The Luftsportverein Bielefeld-Gütersloh and the motor flying school Bielefeld present 
their aircraft and the training possibilities for motor flight.

The sailing club Bielefeld also has an infostand explaining the technology and the training possibilities of sailing.

During both days, interested visitors can travel in single-engine aircrafts and experience the beauty of the region from above. It is also possible to take a round trip in a helicopter. If you are more interested in silent flight, you can take a trip in a glider.
For further information click here

Ramadan event in Bielefeld 23rd - 25th June




Intercultural celebration
As in the previous year, the Ramadan Event Bielefeld will take place in Ravensberger Park. On three days there will be a great intercultural festival with much to encounter. Stage shows, culture and music. Dozens of stands in the form of food, beverages, sales stands, are also part of the festival.

23.06.2017 17 - 23:30hrs

24.06.2017 17 - 23:30hrs

25.06.2017 8 - 21:00hrs

For further information Click here

Free Screening Of Churchill In Support Of Armed Forces Day Sat 24th June 19:30 Kaleidoscope Cinema Paderborn and Mansergh Hall, Gutersloh.

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Haig School's Table Top Sale 25th June 2017 1pm-3pm


Bielefeld Cinema 25th June 2017 @ 18:30hrs


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Post Office Catterick Barracks closure 23rd June



The Post Office will be closed on Friday 23rd June 2017 for staff training. 
Normal opening hours  resume on Monday 26th June 2017.

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

ARMY 7s Event in British Forces Germany 28th June

Monster Action Stunt Show - Sunday 25th June




 The Monster Action Stunt Show comes to Gütersloh. The show will take place at Marktkauf Gütersloh, Hans-Bockler Strasse 14. The show starts at 1500hrs and lasts 90-120 mins including a break. Refreshments are available to buy.
Ticket Prices: Up to 3 Years: free
Up to 12 Years 12 :€15,00 per Person
Over 12 Jahre: €18,00 per Person
Space Surcharge: € 3,00 pro Person
The box office is open 60 minutes before the show

Drowning Prevention


Poster provided by Patient-wise

Civvy Street Magazine - June 2017


Click here to read online. 

Bielefeld Swim news

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I regret to announce that swimming for tomorrow Thu, 22 June 17 is cancelled as our only lifeguard is away in the UK. However, there will be swimming lessons next week Thu, 29 June and 6 Jul which will be our last session before the summer break.

Thrift Shop news

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Bielefeld Station Thrift Shop! We have something for Everyone!
Dresses for Functions to Baby Buggies. A whole range of products on offer for very good prices!
We are located in the old SSVC shop in Bielefeld.
Opening times:
Monday 0900- 1300
Tuesday 0900- 1300
Wednesday 0900-1300
Thursday 0900-1300
Friday 0900- 1300
Saturday 1000- 1400
Maximum 10 items a time
Please Note:  no refunds.


Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Whats On at the Resettlement Centre in July - CTP


Poster provided by CTP Resettlement Centre, Germany

Monday, 19 June 2017

JB's NAAFI Summer Choices





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TAAC Newsletter June Edition




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Saturday, 17 June 2017

Wolverhampton University - Supporting the UNSUNG HERO

Poster provided by Wolverhampton University

Sparrenmobil in Bielefeld - Running every Saturday and Sunday from April to October



During a one-hour tour, the Sparrenmobil drives to places and buildings of interest around Bielefeld Old Town, Sparrenburg Castle and finishing at the Tier Park Olderdissen.
Running from 10:00hrs until 18:00hrs every Saturday and Sunday (some Bank holidays)

For further information visit here


Friday, 16 June 2017

Every Saturday throughout the Summer - Theatre in Tierpark Bielefeld


Every Saturday throughout the summer the outdoor theatre is at Tierpark Bielefeld,
showing Two Flying Boxes Around The World.
Starting at 16:00hrs and lasting approximately 45 minutes,
suitable for children from 3 years,
free admission.

Boss Baby Showing in Bielefeld Cinema Station 18th June 15:30hrs

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Poster provided by Bielefeld CSO

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Saturday 17th June 2017 Bielefeld Carnival of Cultures.

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On Saturday 17th June 2017 Bielefeld presents the 21st Carnival of Cultures. The international street parade with around 2000 actors in about 70 groups presents hot rhythms, imaginative costumes, colourful masks as well as spectacular kinetic large installations. Many international, national and regional artists, actors and performers celebrate with guests from all over the world. The parade begins at 15:00hrs at the Schloßhofstraße, passes through the Altstadt of Bielefeld and finds its destination at around 17:30hrs in the Ravensberger Park. Here will be held a six-hour spectacular music, dance and performance programme.

June Events at RBL Rochdale Barracks

Poster provided by RBL Bielefeld

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Homestart Office Closures - Thursday 15th & Friday 16th June 2017

Please note the Homestart Office will be closed for the Public Holiday on Thursday 15th 
& Friday 16th June 2017
Normal hours will resume on Monday 19th June 2017

HIVE Closures. Thursday 15th June & Friday 16th June 2017

The HIVE will be closed for the Public Bank holiday on Thursday 15th June 
& Friday 16th June 2017.
HIVE will reopen on Monday 19th June 09:00 - 1200hrs

Amazon Web Services - Free Training and Job Placement Programme

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Monty's Coffee Shop Closures - Wednesday 14th - Friday 16th June 2017

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Monty's Coffee Shop will be closed Wednesday 14th, Thursday 15th 
and Friday 16th June 2017
Normal opening hours will resume on Monday 19th June.

Bielefeld Library Opening Times week starting 12th June 2017


AFF surveys families' overseas voting experience

Please click here to take the survey

New Challenge New Beginnings Magazine - BFRS

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Please click here to read the magazine online

Monday, 12 June 2017

Wiltshire College Information Evening - 12th June 2017 18:00hrs

If you're moving back to the Wiltshire area from Germany in the next few years, you may be keen to find out more about what to expect when you return.

Hear from the team about study and work in Wiltshire, with the opportunity to ask questions at the end too!

Monday 12th June - 6pm at Bielefeld Community Room

The Education Clinic - UK Schools Directory 2017/2018



Patient Support Services


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Sunday, 11 June 2017

NEW SESSION - Bielefeld youth Centre - Monday Evenings

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Important Aral Fuel Card Information


Your Aral fuel card has an expiry date, for more information click here
Information Provided by BFGnet.de

Saturday, 10 June 2017

Report Suspicious Persons

Six Genuinely Hip German Cities To Visit Beyond Berlin


Germany has two personas: the kitschy quaint towns filled with gable roofed houses and the edgy underground. Little do most tourists know, the rest of Germany is actually full of cool and colourful places to visit. Here are six genuinely hip cities to visit beyond Berlin. To plan a visit to one of them click here

June Events at RBL Rochdale Barracks

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Friday, 9 June 2017

1 Army Medical Regiment International Day

Poster provided by Britannia Entertainments


RAF FF e-BULLETIN 2 Jun 2017

To view online, please click here
To view online please click here

REME Celebrate 75 Years

Poster provided by 3CS Battalion

Thinking about becoming a childminder?

Thursday, 8 June 2017

Sunday 11th June Free concert in the Tierpark

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Destination for all the family, the animal park is free of charge (2 euro car park fee) and open all year round. There is a lot to see here including bears, wolves and highland cattle. Plus a small petting area where you can feed the goats etc. There is also a walk through bird enclosure. A restaurant, bratwurst stand, picnic area and a good play park for the younger visitor and you are not limited to a set time so can stay the whole day if you so wish.
On Saturdays’ in the summer there are puppet shows from 16:00hrs for children age 3yrs+.
Sunday 11th June there is free concert in the Tierpark from 13:00 – 14:00hrs.

Sunday June 11th 2017 Lenkwerk presents British-Day

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LENKWERK Bielefeld's unique location for old and youngtimer lovers, collectors and enthusiasts. Whether it is the exciting history of the historic building, the elaborate and loving renovation down to the smallest detail, the unique, timeless and elegant charm, the almost limitless possibilities for all kinds of events, exhibitions and not least the atmospheric ambience amidst breathtaking old- And Youngtimer, legendary Harley-Davidsons and gastronomy in the restaurant Kocherei.

On Sunday June 11th Lenkwerk presents British-Day for the whole family with an exciting supporting programme from 10 am to 5 pm for all oldtimer and youngtimer owners and visitors. Expected are unique vehicles and a British flair. A MINI vehicle exhibition plus test drives, Little Britain Supermarket will be selling their wares and there will be British food to enjoy. There is free access/parking in the grounds for those with an English vehicle and other classics.