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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Rubbish Reminder

Just a simple reminder to people to please be thoughtful about disposing of your waste. The basura system here, I think, is very good and people should help suppport it by ensuring the correct waste is put in the correct bins and not leave general rubbish at the side of the bin attracting vermin etc.

Remember there are two days a month when the Consorciuo will collect larger items which can be left at the side of the asuras and that is the 12th and 27th. So if you have any larger item please place it by the basura the previous evening for collection.  

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Zurgena Fiesta

Now that La Alfoquia´s fiesta is over we are preparing for the Fiesta for Zurgena which is over the week ended 3rd September.

In preparation for this fiesta we will include any and all social events which are being organised by the expat communities.

So two things, firstly if you have any events (social or sport) during this week please let me know for inclusion in the programme and secondly if you are a proprietor of a business and wish to have an advert in the Fiesta magazine please also contact me.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Temporary Suspension of Free Doctors Interpreters Service & IBI Discounts

Unfortunately, and due to anti corruption legislation, we have to suspend the free doctors interpreters Service for a couple of months. This is to allow the bidding process for the contract to be completed.

We anticipate the service will be restarted in October but I will post on here once the new contracts are agreed.

Regarding the process for receiving a discount on IBI when paying by direct debit, we have now passed this in Pleno. For the process to be applied to your individual IBI accounts it is necessary to complete a solicitude in the Town Hall. The paperwork for this will be available from 1st October until the 31st December but can only apply from the next financial year. No matter what your current payment method is if you wish to avail yourself of the discount you will need to call in to the Town Hall to complete the form between early October and 31st December and it will apply to the following years.

The process for using CATS for your doctors appointments continues. It is just that you will be required to pay them for the services of the interpreter.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Dogs Fines

For information the Polizia Local have issued a total of 6 fines, in the past few weeks, to dog owners for allowing their dogs on the public ways without a lead. 

Charity Walk in Cantoria

On Saturday the 29th July there is an organised walk in aid of Association Duchenne Parent Project which is raising funds to help tackle Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

There is a timed run with microchips for runners. This run is for anyone over 16 years and is of 8.5kms and starts at 8.0pm. Registration for this event (ONLY) online at www.

There is also a walk (for those non competitive types!) over 8.8kms on the Route PeƱon del Lugar Viejo which starts at 7.0pm from the Plaza de la Constitucion in Cantoria. Entrance for all events is €10. This includes a backpack, shirt and sweatband. To register for the walk go to a branch of Unicaja and pay your €10 into the  account Unicaja ES02 2103 5270 65 0030005139 against your name and event.

There is also a timed run with microchips for runners. This run is for anyone over 16 years and is of 8.5kms and starts at 8.0pm. Registration for this event (ONLY) online at

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Work Offer & Johnson

A friend of mine is looking to find a temporary replacement for her at her place of work due to maternity leave for a period of 4 month which could be extendable.

The work is in an Estate Agents office and is for 20 to 30 hours per week. It involves admin work in the office. The work entails writing contracts, checking paperwork, organising signing at Notary offices etc. Must have sufficient Spanish to have basic conversations.

If you or anyone you know is interested just email me or call.

Does anyone know of contact details for a Dennis Roy Johnson or his wife Amanda Gillian Johnson. This couple are the owners of 1, Calle Finlandia and we need to contact them. We have no contact details in the Town Hall and it would be in their interests to make contact. If you know of this couple or anyone else who may know them please pass the message on.

New Roundabout

I have had many people question me as to what the new roundabout is going to look like. Questions such as is it an advert for a new MacDonalds? is it going to have a fountain? etc.

The plan for the roundabout is to replicate one of the double arch railway bridges in the area.

We are still looking for something to erect on the top. Originally it was hoped we could get some old railway machinery but the prices for such were astronomical €30,000 for one so we are still looking at other options. One suggestion below!!!