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started by: stocky 46 · last update: 1455202649 · posted: 1455202649

HI, All, we are being plagued in out apt. block by non catholic religious groups getting in to or building! I had to escort the to ladies out to- day. Is there a translation in spanish for "No Cold Callers! Dave.

started by: supersec-611519 · last update: 1454869320 · posted: 1454869320

Hi folks We have our house here in France on the market, with a view to moving permanently to Spain. We haven't quite decided on the area yet. We were in Mojacar for 3 weeks in Jan, which we liked as it seemed to be an active area, but don't think we will be able to get the size of house we want there. We have visited Mazarron a couple of times as we have friends there, and liked that too.  But we have been looking too at estate agents with properties in the Gandia area.  So - who lives there?  What is it like as an expat?  Are there lots of social activites, clubs, groups - keep fit/dancing/aerobics/zumba/singing/walking/lunch club.......  I speak some (rusty) Spanish but would like to be able to meet English speakers of any nationality, especially as my other half is useless at languages! Is there any area to be avoided (eg nr Mojacar there's a town known for its pig farms, and therefore pongy air)?  Areas where it's very quiet?  I know it's best to rent in an area first but we may not be able to do that for practical reasons.  Thanks kin advance for any advice.

started by: MichelleR1 · last update: 1454680287 · posted: 1454680287

British Embassy launches expat awareness campaign If you have been on the electoral roll in the UK within the last 15 years then you can register to vote in the referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union.   The British Ambassador Simon Manley this week launched a major campaign to make expats aware that they may be eligible to have their say in the EU referendum – provided they register to vote in good time.  Speaking at a meeting with representatives of the expat community to launch the registration campaign, Mr Manley said:  “Interest among expats in the EU referendum is high, but awareness that you may be able to vote is low. We want as many expats as possible to be aware that they can have their say.  “You can register to vote in a few minutes via the government website www.gov.uk - and do encourage your friends, family and colleagues to do the same.”  The British Embassy in Madrid is backing a global campaign by the Electoral Commission to encourage Britons who live overseas to register to vote.  Some 283,000 Britons are registered on the padrón as resident in Spain, but just 11,000 are registered to vote in the UK. So the vast majority of expats will miss out on having their say in the referendum – unless they take a few simple steps.   To register as an overseas voter, you must have been registered in a UK constituency within the last 15 years. All you have to do is visit www.gov.uk/register-to-vote with your passport details and National Insurance number to hand, and the postcode of where you last lived in the UK.  You can choose how you want to vote: by post, by proxy (voting by appointing someone you trust to vote on your behalf), or even in person if by chance you will be in your UK local authority area on polling day.  All it takes is five minutes to register. And because overseas voters must allow enough time for their ballot paper to be posted from the UK, you should do it now rather than wait for the final deadline, at which point it may be too late to use a postal vote effectively.  Postal ballot papers will be despatched about a month ahead of the referendum - earlier than for the General Election last year - giving overseas voters more time to receive, complete, and return their ballot pack to the UK.  The Embassy is urging Brits to pass on the register to vote message via its ‘Brits living in Spain’ accounts on Facebook and Twitter, the expat media and a wide range of partners that work with the British Consulates in Spain.  If you are active on Twitter then do tell others that #YourVoteMatters and add the URL http://bit.ly/1RGrh5H so that they can register too.  Go to www.gov.uk/register-to-vote and make sure you can have your say.

started by: Willemite · last update: 1454508693 · posted: 1342760758

Hello, Has anyone recently had their driveways 'resin bonded', or paved in the Almoradi, Catral area. I'm looking for a reliable company to give me a quote. Thank you.

started by: Justy44 · last update: 1454091026 · posted: 1454091026

Hi There Me, my husband and our two little dogs are planning to drive down to the Albea/Altea area in the next couple of weeks.  We are looking for acommodation that would allow the dogs to stay, We would be staying for up to two weeks. We are looking for something that can accomodate us all, the dogs are fully housetrained, very small and no trouble with yapping etc. We are happy with basic accomodation so if you are able to help please to drop me a line with details of what you have to offer and your charges. Thanks very much Justine Greenland    

started by: hondamarcio@yahoo.co.uk · last update: 1453517056 · posted: 1453517056

Hi, Is there anyone interested in starting Spanish-English language exchange in Redovan (near Orihuela - Callosa de Segura)? We´re a small private English school and we´re looking for native speakers who would like to exchange language with our intermediate students. We would provide our installations which can accomodate around 16 people. Many thanks in advance Marcio

started by: devilishdave · last update: 1451964227 · posted: 1447422940

Does anybody know of or where to look for a long let.   But also looking for a bar/restaurant to rent/buy.   If anybody knows of anything please get in touch. Thanks in advance

started by: Trevorp-10058536 · last update: 1451653295 · posted: 1447314497

Driving down Saturday morning we stopped our UK registered MB at Benicarlo Services (junction 43). After returning to the car we had a white Honda CRX 2 door hatch back parked alongside with 4 lads drinking coffee. Thought nothing of it and rejoined the Autopiste travelling South towards Valencia. Within a few minutes my tyre monitor showed the offside rear as punctured. Fortunately, up ahead was a police wagon and I accelerated past him and signalled him to stop. The tyre had been spiked through the sidewall. The police confirmed they were having lots of problems and shortly afterwards a police helicopter headed in the direction of the page at J. 44. it took 4 hours for a recovery tow truck and €270 for 2 matching tyres. Luckily, we were safe and foiled their attempted robbery, but not a nice experience. When we reached Calpe our estate agent who has Italian number plates told us that his car got spiked at Villajahosa recently. maybe, run flats would be a worthwhile investment!

started by: DrZed · last update: 1451520536 · posted: 1443531750

Hi, we are looking to rent a furnished appartment or villa for 2 maybe 3 months from the middle of next January. 2 adults and 1 small friendly and clean dog. Anything considered. Near the sea would be great but it isn`t a priority as we have our own transport. Either reply here or PM me.Thank you

started by: absolutely gallois · last update: 1451519811 · posted: 1451519811

Very good friends of ours from France are spending three weeks in February in Denia. Their accommodation is already organized.  We are looking for in the North Costa Blanca area a very good apartment so we can spend one week with them before they return to France. There are just two of us and hopefully with the apartment on the lower floors for I suffer unfortunately with an absolutely dislike of lifts. - Sorry. We know Javea and the like and thus not strangers to the area. Javea or Denia would be perfect.   best wishes for the New Year.

started by: cssolar · last update: 1451432365 · posted: 1425645913

Hi , we as a family have been living just inland of Alicante near a rural village . We have noticed now properties are cheap some expats moving into the area . So feel free to ask any questions about what it is like to live inland of Alicante  tony

started by: cockers · last update: 1450111561 · posted: 1450111561

Trying to find long lost friend Joy Loveday from Exmouth Devon now living on Costa Blanca. Please pm.   Chris Levy now living in France.

started by: Tumpshee · last update: 1448830654 · posted: 1448830654

I am travelling soon to the Alicante – Denia area to look for a property to buy. I will be travelling in my small camper-van and need somewhere to park up safely and use as a base for my search.  Is there anyone wanting some extra money? I am willing to pay a parking fee if you would allow me to park at your property. I am a retired lady – honest and decent! I have been living in France but have now sold my house and hope to move to Spain. Any suggestions – help for parking up – please contact me - thanks.  

started by: Daniel H-585513 · last update: 1448477439 · posted: 1448477439

If you live in Alcoy and want to make some money posting and receiving letters, PM me. Your post code needs to be between 03800 - 03804. Expires 02/12/15 Thanks!  

started by: sankie-491242 · last update: 1447932107 · posted: 1447932107

Hi. I will be stopping around Le Zenia area for a couple of months & am looking for a reliable garage / mechanic to change the timing belt water pump etc on a Pergeot 206 hdi. I can bring the kit with me if that makes life easier. Thanks

started by: spain22 · last update: 1447451183 · posted: 1447292434

HI All  I have a 2 bedroom top floor duplex that last sunday with the rain flooded  no damage to mine but all downstairs  duplex there is no insurence on mine till after the event  .I had not been for 2years  and the opposite people had used my terrace  as a cat trayand barbaque used as well .we showed the president that just srugged her shoulders they must of blocked the drain then movrd out  which caused the blockage , I suppose im liable for all damage for downstairs any help would be great

started by: boxerhappy · last update: 1446040200 · posted: 1446040200

We have a an empty lorry heading from Cartagena to France early next week, please contact us for any possible loads.

started by: genista-469655 · last update: 1445898672 · posted: 1444231740

Hola. My wife and I are looking for a house to rent near San Pedro marina for two or three weeks. We usually rent in and around El Mojon but have been let down at the last minute. We have a boat in the marina and usually stay on board in the summer. Any thoughts, ideas or offers gratefully accepted. Many thanks.

started by: brucesarn-113877 · last update: 1444730197 · posted: 1398781797

I'm finding Google useless at locating  companies in the Alicante to Denia area that supply and install fibreglass pools - can anybody who has had one installed give me a company recommendation please or just the benefit of their experience of this, good or bad. Thanks. Mike

started by: Rockmollster · last update: 1444231857 · posted: 1442161293

Hi, I have a speedboat located just outside Benidorm and I really need to get it back to Birmingham. Does anyone know of someone who would tow it back to the UK and what the cost would be? Many thanks

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