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EASYJET FLIGHTS

The latest news from Easyjet is that there will be flights between Manchester and Kalamata this summer, from June until October.

MUSIC QUIZ

Mike Heath reports that the amount of EUR 330 was raised for donation to GAIA. The winning team was "The Brotherhood of Mani", with a number of teams scoring highly.

The staff at Voulimeneas were very helpful, and provided tasty tiropitaki for the contestants at half time.

DIOSKOURI TAVERNA IN KARDAMYLI

Sofia is pleased to announce that the taverna will open again for the season on Friday the 15th of March. For the time being, Dioskouri will be open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Builder needed in the Iklaina area, near Pylos. I need someone to look at an infestation of woodworm or worse, and someone to repair a leaking water tank on the roof. If you can suggest someone please contact me, Sarah on 00447973731373

We understand there are many undelivered parcels at the local ACS office due to lack of complete delivery addresses and/or telephone numbers.  If you are expecting a delivery please contact 27210 79130

The ACS office can be found on the main Stoupa to Kalamata road, as part of the KMOIL garage/filling station at Neo Proastio (Admin 18/02/19)

Message from Pam Garelick:

The official new address if you want to redirect your mail to the new post office in Stoupa is as follows:

TAXIDROMIKO PRAKTORIEO,
ELTA,
Stoupa, 24024,
Messinias,
Greece
 
ΤΑXΗΔΡΟΜΙΚΟ ΠΡΑΚΤΟΡΕΙΟ
ΕΛΤΑ
ΣΤΟΥΠΑ 24024
ΜΕΣΣΙΝΙΑΣ
Greece

There are quite a lot of envelopes and letters which have not been collected. Stathis, who runs the post office is keen to get mail to its rightful owners so why not pop down and look through the mail to check that you've got the right address. You can also alert the electricity company and phone company of your mail address to make delivery easier.

Can you help: For health reasons I have to return to the UK for treatment & may be away for a prolonged amount of time. Is anyone either willing to foster this mum (who is now spayed) & her litter or if someone who can visit them daily (I live in Stoupa close to the Bakery) & feed them until my returns. The mother cat Lily, Ginger Tommy, little Dickie, black and white female Haroula. All know their names. All wormed and front lined. All toilet trained to go in the field or garden. If anyone can offer assistance in anyway please contact Barbara direct on 27210 77838. (AP 5/11/18)

HELP MAKE EASYJET WINTER FLIGHTS A POSSIBILITY - UPDATE FROM MIKE HEATH MAR 2019

I note that Easyjet are flying during the Summer months from Manchester. The petition I sent a few months ago had all of the emails that people sent to me and there was a section indicating the high proportion of those who would prefer Manchester to Gatwick. While this was probably already on the cards I like to think that our collective voice was heard in this case.

Secondly and perhaps, more importantly, I have been in contact with the powers that be at Easyjet and forwarded the information that Kalamata airport is next in line for the modernisation (see Kalamata Airport page) which will almost certainly lead to a full all year round service. This will, and should, hopefully, mean winter flights to the UK. This information was fed through to the department that is planning future flights and destinations . It will inevitably not be an immediate change but we have to watch and wait to see what happens.

HELP MAKE EASYJET WINTER FLIGHTS A POSSIBILITY - UPDATE FROM MIKE HEATH FEB 2019

I had heard nothing so, after Christmas, I wrote to the CEO of Easyjet and got an almost instant response from Robert Carey -the Chief Commercial and Strategy Officer, responsible for their Network. He apologised for not even acknowledging all the information I had sent him. (This included all of the emails in full and names of those who had signed the petition; details of the plans for the top 23 Greek airport reorganization which is currently underway and several articles about what this area offers all year round) and said that he had shared all the information with Bence Szabo (cc'd - our Head of Network), and Jordi Pla Pintre (who is the Manager leading Network Development). They promised to evaluate the market and appreciate all the information that had been shared and to keep me informed.

I have been told that they will keep me informed when any decision is made. It is now a matter of waiting to see what they decide.

Problems with bees, wasps or hornets? Contact John Phipps for free advice: (AP 19/6/18)


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