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Built in 2011 at a cost of almost 9 million euros Torrevieja’s Social Care Centre remains closed because it still hasn’t been transferred by the Consell into the hands of Torrevieja City Council and it is still not known when it is likely to open.

The Consell say that they cannot open it yet because it “does not meet the legal requirements and also needs some modifications.

The Torrevieja mayor, José Manuel Dolón, explained that the City Council had found three problems when they were going through the process of opening it as an adult centre, family meeting point and supervised children’s centre.

The first is that the property is “not legalised” since “it has not been formally handed”. This procedure has to be carried out by the construction company that erected the building. However, according to Dolón, the architect who was in charge of the project has refused to sign a statement of completion. “It’s a case very similar to the Municipal Theatre,” said Dolon, who blamed the situation on the PP saying “the normal thing is that when the work is finished everything is signed, but it has still not happened.”

The second of the “unpleasant surprises” that have been found is that money is still owed for the construction of the building. The construction company filed an appeal in the courts to claim 245,862 euros as settlement for the works, of which 79,839 was VAT.

The third problem is related to the building plot itself as formal reports were never made, a process that is carried out prior to the commencement of construction work.

The Centre has been built on a municipal plot of 11,152 square meters, divided into 7,630 square metres of garden and 3,522 square metres of accommodation space on the ground floor. The total constructed area is 5,000 square meters which will eventually be used by such local organisations as AFA, ALPE, AMFA, ADIEM and APANEE

However, the mayor was unable to provide any indication of when the building might open.


what a waste of taxpayers money

Commented steve in Quesada 2018-03-09 10:09:55 UTC

Market work

I'm interested in trading on the local markets, Moraira, Javea, Denia , etc. Can anyone give me any advice? Do i need to register with the town hall, if so what department? Does it cost, do i need a licence ?
Are there any restrictions on the size of stall? or indeed what you sell?

Many thanks, any assistance appreciated!


Ask at the town hall as they will know

Commented steve in Quesada 2018-03-09 08:26:52 UTC

Bars and restaurants

what are the facilities like in Moraira? are there lots of bars and restaurants as were planning a trip there soon... oh and is there any 4g access


Great facilities in Moraira, lost of bars and restaurants and reasonable too, 4G coverage is good in most areas, sure you will enjoy!

Commented Maureen in Javea 2018-03-07 17:22:10 UTC

Looking forward to seeing it soon

Commented steve in Quesada 2018-03-09 08:26:00 UTC


Does anyone know of any yoga classes in Moraira? tia


Ski do a nice strawberry yogurt and I quite like the peach

Commented steve in Quesada 2018-03-09 08:24:51 UTC

Need Urgent Help!

Hi there - we own a property in Cabo Roig which has been looked after by a Property Manager while we're in the UK. He managed to secure a long term tenant for us and all was well for a while. However, we find ourselves now in a very serious situation as we cannot get hold of our Property Manager. The rent and bills have not been paid and we don't even know if there is still a tenant in the property or not. The property management website is also no longer operating! All extremely distressing for us especially as he still has keys to our property. From both a financial and legal point of view this is a nightmare! Can anyone offer any help or advice as to what we can do please?

Cabo Roig

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Commented Support in Alicante 2017-10-21 10:25:32 UTC

Hi there - thanks for your reply. As it turned out, the Property Manager has disappeared and we're not the only ones who've been left in a mess. Not sure if it was all a genuine scam or if he ran into difficulties - I guess we'll never know! Fortunately, we know someone over there who has been helping us out. We've had to have all the locks changed and the property cleaned and some repairs done but the good news is that we've got a new, long term tenant moving in next month. Doubt that we'll ever recover our losses but thankfully we can move forwards more positively now. As for lawyers, our current ones in Spain were useless in advising us on this and so we may be looking to change. We also need to sort out a Spanish Will - is this something you can help with? Thanks

Commented norrisfamily in Cabo Roig 2018-03-08 15:26:20 UTC

Tattooist in Quesada

Hi I'm a fully qualified tattooist from the UK. I work from home overlooking the golf course...
I am cheaper than shops per hour as I don't have any overheads
check out to see some of my work and videos and give me a call sometime


My husband would enjoy this, is this the Bull and Bear opposite Masymas on the main road?

Commented Jayne Clarkson in Moraira 2018-03-07 11:18:45 UTC

yes thats the one x

Commented Jayne Clarkson in Moraira 2018-03-07 11:37:07 UTC

I was at one last year in Guardamar and they had some nice cars there

Commented steve in Quesada 2018-03-07 12:19:24 UTC


The prosecutor’s office will provisionally ask for sentences of between five and six and a half years in prison for his illegal detention and for other injuries sustained while he was held

The events occurred last year, when the victim allowed two of the suspects, a man and a woman, to lodge temporarily with him in his house in Torrevieja.

After a few days, the host told the couple that they had to leave but they allegedly refused and locked him up in one of the rooms.

His confinement lasted for thirteen days, during which time colleagues of the couple also moved into the house, taking it in turns to keep an eye on the man.

The prosecution also alleges that they even attacked him on several occasions, to the point of breaking a rib.

The public prosecutor is demanding sentences of five years in prison for three of the accused and six and a half years for the other three, because in addition to the crime of illegal detention, they are also accused of assault.

According to the Valencian TSJ the trial will start on Monday in the seventh section of the Court of Alicante, which is based in Elche, and continue through to Wednesday.


I was following this I wonder what terms they got

Commented steve in Quesada 2018-03-06 18:31:29 UTC

A Spanish Life News: Rajoy says that Spain and the UK will maintain their current “wonderful relationship” following Brexit

Spain and the UK will maintain their “wonderful relationship” following Brexit says Rajoy

The President of the Government, Mariano Rajoy, stressed in London, where he met with the British Prime Minister, Theresa May, that the second phase of Brexit negotiations will start “as soon as possible”. He also thanked Theresa May for her position on Catalonia.

​At the press conference that Mariano Rajoy and Theresa May offered the media at the start of their meeting, they agreed that Spain and the United Kingdom maintain close and fruitful relations and that these will continue following the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union.

The President of the Government of Spain described bilateral relations as enjoying a “wonderful” period: the United Kingdom is the leading destination for Spanish investments and the fourth ranked trading partner while, in turn, the United Kingdom is the second ranked investor in Spain. “But the most important aspect is the relations between the people”, said Mariano Rajoy, who recalled that 18 million British tourists visit Spain each year, half a million British citizens live in our country and 250,000 Spaniards reside in the United Kingdom.

The President of the Government argued that both governments have been “very active” in defending the rights of citizens in the negotiations for the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union. He also expressed his “absolute conviction” that the second phase of these negotiations will start “as soon as possible”. The goal, he maintained, is “to preserve the wonderful relations” that exist between Spain and the United Kingdom.

Respect for the rule of law

As regards the situation in Catalonia, Mariano Rajoy thanked Theresa May for the support she offered the people and Government of Spain over this matter. “Without respect for the rule of law and for the laws of a country, there is no democracy”, he stressed.

For her part, the British Prime Minister expressed her “support for the President of the Government on the issue of Catalonia” and expressed that “it is fundamental for the rule of law to prevail and for the Spanish Constitution to be respected”.

To end, the President of the Government pointed out that combating terrorism is a priority for both countries. “We have been hit very hard, but we will win this fight and to ensure this it is fundamental, as indeed we have been doing, for our intelligence services work together ever more closely”, he remarked.

Royal British Legion - Orihuela-Costa, Spain

La Marina

lets hope so as a lot of people are very worried

Commented steve in Quesada 2018-03-06 11:40:19 UTC

A SPANISH LIFE NEWS: “Clausula Suelo”: What is it and can you claim money back from the banks?

Over the last 20 years or so, buyers from all over the world have flocked to Spain in order to buy their dream Spanish property. In doing so, many of them used tracker mortgages and, as a result, may have been paying too much interest on the money they borrowed.

Tracker mortgages offer interest rates that track the Euribor (European Interbank Offered Rate) which is a reference rate that is updated daily. It takes into account the average interest across all the countries in the Eurozone. Tracker mortgages are good because if interest rates are good because if the interest rate falls, then the amount of interest a borrow pays should also fall.

Many Spanish banks, however, have been found guilty of not passing the decrease in interest onto their clients when the rates dropped in 2009. Instead, they included a minimum rate of 3% to 4% in their mortgage agreements meaning that borrowers never benefited from the lower rates and banks continued to enjoy high profits from their lending activities.

The “clausula suelo”, or interest floor clause, caused many to lose their entire life savings as well as their homes because they could not keep up the repayments. The Supreme Court in Spain agreed that many of the clauses in the mortgage agreements are unfair and have ruled that mortgage holders are able to claim back their money.

In some cases, the amount of money which can be reclaimed runs into thousands of Euro.

If you have been affected by having a Interest floor clause mortgage and would like our help in recovering your money, then please send us a email to: as we will be able to help you.

La Marina

heres the link I found a few weeks ago they helped me

Commented steve in Quesada 2018-03-06 11:38:39 UTC
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