Day: May 31, 2016

British consul meets Torrevieja mayor

Town Hall to ease access to municipal information for British residents Torrevieja mayor José Manuel Dolón received a visit from the British consul, Sarah Jane Morris, and the vice consul, Sara Munsterhjelm for a work meeting. Also present was the councillor for international residents, Carmen Morate and her advisor. They met to tackle matters of interest to the British colony based in the area, who number about 9,000 people on the census (padrón), and Dolón said that the meeting took place in a cordial and relaxed atmosphere The consulate team expressed their concern that her more elderly compatriots need simple access to municipal information that could be of interest, especially that related to Social Services and Health. They asked whether, as much as is possible, documents about these matters could be made available in English. The consul explained that at the moment there are quite a lot of residents whose age means they are unable to learn the language so they have to hire an interpreter to find out information about important matters. The cost of hiring a translator means that many of them do not bother even trying to access these services. Also on the table was the very relevant role that the local social, cultural and charitable associations play. They discussed the possibility of trying to get British and Spanish groups to relate with each other more....

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San Fulgencio to turn Andalusian for charity

Businesses to put on a fair for the weekend of June 10th-12th The San Fulgencio Association of Businesses and the Town Hall have organised the first local Andalusian Fair. It will take place over the weekend of June 10th-12th in the area by the Tourism Office and the Social Centre in Urbanisation La Marina, on Calle Amsterdam. In order to boost the local economy and complete the culture on offer, the businesses have got together to offer residents and tourists visting the area an event that will include an equestrian show by the prestigious Picadero (Riding School) Cándido Pina of Redován. There will also be various musical performances, fairground attractions for the younger ones, an area for dancing, a craft market and a gastronomic area to complete the event. The organisers are taking advantage of this initiative to collect funds for various charities in the municipality. 25% of everything collected from sales of tickets to buy food in the gastronomic area will be donated to the charities Cruz Roja (Red Cross), Help Vega Baja, Pets in Spain, K9 Club and...

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Gastronomic meals in Orihuela city and Costa

Municipality amongst those with most SICTED certified businesses in the Valencian Community The SICTED Gastronomic Days will start in Orihuela on Monday, June 13, announced councillor Sofía Álvarez. SICTED is a seal of quality that shows businesses are working to improve themselves by implementing good practices and annual improvement plans, she explained. Since 2012 Orihuela has been one of the destinations with the most businesses to have these certifications in the Valencian Community, a total of 42 which “shine for their commitment to quality tourism”, she assured. This event is the first to take place throughout the Valencian Community and will be held from June 13th-18th. Menus will be served at all of the restaurants each day at lunchtimes by reservation and will cost €38 per person. Each day a jury will one establishment, so that Monday June 13th will be Restaurante ‘El tapeo de Agus’; Tuesday the 14th Restaurante ‘La Barraca’; Wednesday the 15th the Hotel ‘Palacio de Tudemir’; Thursday the 16th Restaurante ‘Alejandro’s’; Friday the 17th Restaurante ‘Las Villas’; and on Saturday the 18th Restaurante ‘El Joaquín’, for lunch and Hotel ‘Montepiedra’ for dinner. There will also be complementary activities like wine or beer tastings, and live music, amongst others. “This is an opportunity to know the good cookery of these restaurants, in both the city and the coast, which are distinguished for their quality and good...

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€450 fines for disobeying lifeguards

Guardamar to intensify police presence to enforce beaches bylaw and control travelling salespeople Guardamar Town Hall will intensify the presence of law enforcement officers in the summer, when a lot of tourists come to the town. The intention, according to a Town Hall statement, is to make sure the beaches bylaw is complied with, which regulates situations like fishing, the presence of animals on the shore or putting out sun shades in the sand before the permitted time. These actions can all be punished with fines under the municipal regulations. The Town Hall also reminded that last summer three swimmers were fined for not obeying the beaches bylaw, ignoring the lifeguards and swimming when a red flag was flying. The Local Police, as they do every summer, will reinforce their personnel from June 10, and on Avenida Europa they have established a special protocol together with the Guardia Civil to control travelling salespeople along this...

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Rojales is going rafting

The Town Hall is organising an excursion down the River Segura The trip will take place on Saturday, July 9th and the total price if the activity is €13 for children and €17 for adults, including transport and lunch. No previous experience is necessary and participants only need to follow the monitor’s instructions. A basic ability to swim is recommended but everyone will be issued with life jackets. The descent of the Segura will be in inflatable rafts along 12km that mixes rapids and calm water between Cieza and Abarán, ending in Blanca. Registration is available in the Town Hall Youth Department (Concejalía de Juventud) until all the places are filled. The office also has information about all the other youth activities planned in the municipality for this...

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Next Event

  1. Art Exhibition – Mediterranean Cosmopolitas

    July 13 @ 7:00 pm - September 9 @ 7:00 pm
  2. Orihuela Moors and Christians Fiestas

    July 15 - July 21
  3. Ida y Vuelta Hispano-Cuban festival

    July 16 - July 21



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