started by: James-Davis-979325 · last update: 1616667762 · posted: 1616667762

Hi all,Moving to La cala / Benidorm area mid April with work, was wondering if anybody, or know's of a small house with a garden for rent, inland to this area would be great.We have one Spanish rescue dog who is really well behaved.So if anybody can help this would be great,, budget of upto 600 Euro/ maintenance and up keep done by us, I am a fully qualified mechanic if you want to negotiate.Look forward from any help please..James 

started by: OssieJ · last update: 1596164106 · posted: 1429554531

Hi. Does anyone know of a company that will service my Singer sewing machine, ideally between Javea and Calpe? Thanks. 

started by: Andy-Coope-954299 · last update: 1581536842 · posted: 1581536842

Does anyone want or need a friendly reliable and hardworking man to look after their property? Whether it be the garden, the pool or general maintenance your home is safe with me. Maybe you are a contractor or builder that requires a labourer then please contact me. Reliable and trustworthy at very reasonable rates.

started by: Andy-Coope-954299 · last update: 1580631962 · posted: 1580631962

Hi all me and my family are looking to relocate to the area, any help gratefully received. I am a self employed gardener/property maintenance man and my wife cleans and foes changeovers. We will aldo be looking to rent a 3 bedroom property as chapeaply as possible and look for a school for our children to attend. 

started by: Richard-Rodriguez-922760 · last update: 1571663085 · posted: 1528029906

Hi all Im looking for work, I'm 45 years old. With a family, I been going to Spain since I was 8 years old, I 100% want to live in Spain, I need to work, 27YEARS EXPERIENCE WORKING ON NEW BUILDS RENOVATION WORK SHOPS.BARS RESTRAINTS, I HAVE FIRST AID, SSSTS, DIGGER LICENCE,, MY SPANISH IS NOT GREAT BUT CAN LEARN FAST, THANKS RICHARD 

started by: jimlap · last update: 1555776271 · posted: 1555776271

Beware Kev the mobile mechanic Torrevieja. I had a intermittent starting problem with my car, so i called this chap (See business card below). He charged me 20 euros for the call out and said he wasn't sure what the problem was. He then said he would come back the next morning with his friend's diagnostic machine to see if that could tell him what the problem was. He eventually turned up late afternoon and plugged in his diagnostic machine. The machine told him it was the fuel sensor. A couple of days later he came and took the car away and changed the fuel sensor . The car worked fine for 3 days until we had a rain shower and then the original fault started up again. I called him and he said don't worry he always guarantees his work. Two days later he eventually turned up and had another look, only to say he that he would have to come back with his diagnostic machine. After avoiding my numerous calls and texts for 2 days, he eventually answered and said he had damaged his back, doing a stunt for a film movie that they had made him repeat fifteen times(Really). He then said he was in a wheelchair and would not be able to fix my car for about a week. He then added, oh make it 2 weeks because im also flying back to England for a week (yeah right, in his wheelchair?). I told him not to bother and asked him for half my money back, otherwise i would post my view of him, on the local forum. So here i am, Beware.

started by: EDYTA ANNA -MCCLOUD -932970 · last update: 1549805156 · posted: 1549805156

Hola everyone:).Planning to buy a property in Denia this year.Trying to choose the best Estate Agency.Thinking of Spain 4 u.Has anyone had any experience with them?Will be grateful for any informations.Regards

started by: BelleVue22 · last update: 1515882212 · posted: 1515882212

Looking for Long Term let preferable detached property or large flat for retired couple min two bed with private parking and pool or access to pool. ALBIR / ALTEA area from March / April onwards. Payment in Euros or pounds whatever you wish.

started by: Graham-Farthing-901522 · last update: 1513342641 · posted: 1502718321

Delighted to say that our house in Brittany has been sold and we will be en route 23rd October.Wonder if anyone can recommend a removal firm?     We will need to put things in storage until we find a place to buy, not bringing much but will probably need a Luton van, quite a lot of boxes.Thanks to anyone who takes the time to reply.

started by: Daniel H · last update: 1507570361 · posted: 1507391450

Any one got any details about this service? Is it to be available via satellite?

started by: patty-549001 · last update: 1507034222 · posted: 1507034222

Please sign using link below, you will then need to "confirm" from the email in your inbox, thanks - https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/200088

started by: Daniel H · last update: 1497023535 · posted: 1463725149

What are those floating rings (or they look like floating rings when viewed from up high at the castle anyway) out in the sea off the coast of Guardamar del Segura?

started by: zander666 · last update: 1494348322 · posted: 1494348321

We are looking for a holiday let for 2 / 3 weeks incorporating Christmas and possibly New Year   or New Year and into January we are flexible on this.   We have 4 well behaved dogs which we would like to bring and would therefore like a garden of some sort and not an apartment.    We have relatives in Benijofar so any place that is within 1/2 hour drive from there would suit/   We would like internet and if possible english tv/ If anyone has or knows of a place that is available could these please contact me  Thank you.    

started by: fiona-ferbrache-897742 · last update: 1492114101 · posted: 1492114099

Worried about Brexit? What does it mean for you? What can be done to influence the outcome?Come to our meeting, to hear from the British Vice-Consul, two British academics (the meeting organisers), and speakers from two campaign groups: Bremain in Spain and Europats. Join in debate, have your say about your future and enjoy a light lunch.  Location: Universidad de Miguel Hernandez, Elche: ARENALES Building, Aula 0.2.Wednesday 26 April: 1030-1330, followed by lunch. All welcomeTo view full programme and sign up: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/brits-beyond-brexit-tickets-33587351673

started by: Theresa-Lawrence-895823 · last update: 1491832128 · posted: 1491832128

I am looking to purchase a Static Caravan in Spain to site onto my land in the Alicante region.Too expensive to export one.If you have or know of any for sale could you please contact me.Many thanks

started by: anneinfrance-593152 · last update: 1491825236 · posted: 1491825236

we are a retired couple in our early 60's with a 5 year old well behaved dog , we are looking to rent close to or in Calpe from 1st Jan - 31 March ,preferably 2 bedroom but not written in stone, also internet would be a big bonus but there again it wouldn,t put us off if none.if you have a property that may suot us please send message with details and all costings that would be expected. kind regards 

started by: Daniel H · last update: 1487930248 · posted: 1487930248

Is there a regular English-speaking Christian church service in the Quesada area?

started by: Chris-580865 · last update: 1481876670 · posted: 1481120772

Hi all,From personal experience only, can anyone here recommend a good, professional air conditioning installer, who does a good job, for a fair price please?Chris.

started by: MichelleR1 · last update: 1479392692 · posted: 1479392692

British Consulate Press ReleaseOne year after signing an agreement with the British Embassy, the Red Cross has taken fresh steps to get English speaking charities to work more closely with their local groups and to encourage more English speakers to volunteer. The British Consulate, along with Pedro Dominguez, newly hired by the Red Cross as European residents’ coordinator, held meetings in Calpe and Torrevieja to allow the Red Cross local groups to get to know their English speaking counterparts. They were keen to collaborate and were unanimous in what their main need was – more volunteers. The different groups also discussed how to get more vulnerable British nationals to use teleasistencia, the Red Cross “panic alarm” service which allows at risk people to continue living independently as they can call for help whenever needed. Many British nationals don’t realise that the Red Cross offers this service in English and that it isn’t just a case of pressing the emergency button – volunteers will also carry out regular welfare checks so the user doesn’t become isolated. Following the meeting, British Vice Consul in Alicante, Sara Munsterhjelm said: “A year from signing the agreement to work more closely with the Red Cross, it is fantastic that they have now employed a full time English speaking member of staff to work with European residents. The benefits to the Red Cross and the English speaking charities from working together are clear – the charities can benefit from the Red Cross’ knowledge and infrastructure, and the English speaking charities can help the Red Cross reach vulnerable British nationals and give support with fundraising.” Pedro took note of all the ideas that came up in the meeting, especially the cry for more volunteers. He said “I’m excited about this new role and can’t wait to get on the road to work with all the different associations. I would encourage anyone who is thinking about volunteering to get in touch with the Red Cross or any one of the English speaking charities. It’s a great way to get involved and to integrate into the local community”

started by: MichelleR1 · last update: 1478269878 · posted: 1478269878

British Consulate Press ReleaseAt open meetings in Jávea and Teulada this week, British Consul Sarah-Jane Morris encouraged British nationals to register locally with the Spanish authorities and asked them to only go to official sources for information on the implications of the recent EU referendum. With almost one fifth of local residents British, Jávea ranks in the top ten towns in Alicante for British residents.   Nearby Teulada also has a considerable British population. At the well-attended meetings, the Consul was keen to stress the need to register locally.   Sarah-Jane said, “We are feeding back statistics on how many British nationals are living in Spain so the UK government takes you into account when planning our exit from the EU. The only figures we have are provided by the Spanish authorities – those on the padrón and those with residencia.  It's therefore crucial that you are registered locally so that we can effectively represent you in this process.” The Consul suggested that those having trouble registering could request the services of a local gestor administrativo, or legal secretary, which are commonly used in Spain to assist with paperwork.  In Jávea, Doris Courcelles, councillor for EU residents, said that local residents could visit her for help in registering with the town hall. Sarah-Jane reassured attendees that British people both living in and visiting Spain are a high priority in the information being fed back to London.  She strongly advised Brits to check updates on the exit situation from official sources, and avoid rumours, highlighting the dedicated UK government webpage, which is www.gov.uk/guidance/advice-for-british-nationals-travelling-and-living-in-europe Updates and further information will also be published on the official 'BritsinSpain' Facebook page. Sarah-Jane was accompanied by Martyn Standing from the healthcare team, who responded to questions on how to access healthcare, reiterating the Consul's message that, as yet, nothing has changed: British nationals still enjoy the same rights as before the EU Referendum.  Martyn encouraged residents to check the healthcare website for official information on healthcare provision available for British nationals, which is available at the following link: www.healthcareinspain.eu

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