Final San Luis Neighbourhood Watch meeting of the year
Mayor provides updates on La Siesta park, new public contracts, elections, crime and more
A FULL house enjoyed a glass of wine, a huge raffle and music from the Torrevieja Pipes and Drum band for this last meeting of San Luis-La Siesta Neighbourhood Watch (NHW) in 2018.
Mayor José Manuel Dolón had to join the group late, having been called to an unexpected meeting with the president of Valencia region, Ximo Puig. However, he did manage to give the meeting an update on the longstanding issue of La Siesta park. It seems there is still no opening in sight as the mayor revealed a court investigation is underway and until the case is resolved nothing could happen.
There was an update on the planned new contracts for waste services and the bus service with members invited to attend a council meeting to see the contracting process.
Residents were told about how to register to vote in the local elections in May next year and were advised to ensure that they have residency status and change their UK driving licences for Spanish ones before Brexit.
Radio Control Mar Menor Sailing Group
Located at the Seaworld Pinatar centre, Lo Pagán. All radio-controlled sailing boats welcome. Email: rcsailing[email protected] Website: www.rcsailingmarmenor.com Facebook: RC Mar Menor Sailing Group
The mayor, director of parks and local police were due to meet this week with NHW chair Doug Allen and members in order to inspect the area and resolve issues raised by residents, and to identify which elements of the area improvement plan can be completed.
Those attending the meeting were advised that NHW is trying to build up an earthquake team, which would help out in the event of a serious tremor, and members were invited to sign up.
The meeting was also told of three incidents in San Luis lakeside in which residents’ homes were entered, and in one case a person was assaulted. Residents were advised to be vigilant, vary their routines and ring the 112 emergency number if they have any concerns.
The Guardia Civil home team will be attending the NHW meeting in January to advise people on home security.
Residents were also advised that they can take large items of rubbish (furniture, etc.) they want to dispose of to the ecopark situated off the CV-905
Asociación Española Contra El Cáncer (AECC)
Torrevieja office at Calle Torrevejenses Ausentes 33 opens Monday to Friday 10.00-13.00. ‘Early Detection’ appointments for breast, cervical and prostate cancers. Contact 96 571 66 79. English speaking volunteers in the office on Wednesdays and Thursdays. To speak to local president Manoli Flores call 686 666 520
Cantabile Ladies Choir
A friendly group who take their music seriously but enjoy social gatherings and meals out. Rehearsals on Fridays from 15.00-17.00 at La Siesta Church. Always seeking new members. Contact Valerie on 96 679 58 16, Mobile 689 992 119 or email: val[email protected]
Friendly group looking for more players. Fridays 13.00. Reflections Bar, San Luis. Tel: John 966 78 6 7 74 or 634 658 506. Email: carole[email protected]mail.com
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons)
Meets 10am each Sunday, Rambla Juan Mateo Garcia 104, Torrevieja, Missionaries. Tel: 667 533 597 dual carriageway, opposite the Habaneras commercial centre. Alternatively they can contact street cleaning company Acciona directly and arrange a
Official Liverpool FC Supporters’ Club
Why not join us at Kennedy’s Pub, Playa de los Locos, to watch the games? www.lfc-spain.com
Phoenix Solos Club
For those over 50 on their own, who want a better social life. Meetings every Monday from 11.00 to 13.00 at the Marina Club in the International Marina, Torrevieja. Regular activities on several days of the week and others on a one-off basis. See our website: phoenixso los.wix.com/phoenixsolos
Reach Out / Extiende La Mano
Providing help and welfare assistance to the homeless and needy families in the Torrevieja area. Our shops help to provide much-needed funds to meet our mission statement. Donations are appreciated, and more information can be found on our website www.reachouttorrevieja.eu or call 96 571 30 63 in Spanish or English. Volunteers are always needed.
Revival Torrevieja Rugby Club
Based on traditional ethics of rugby, family and respect, as well as a completely new setup. time for them to collect a large item on 96 670 23 90.
The meeting was also told that NHW accompanied local police officers to examine pot Out with the old and in with the new. Thursday evenings touch rugby at 20.00, plus 15s on Mondays and Wednesdays. For more information about all the teams and training places and times, contact the co-ordinator, Tony on 670 972 366.
The Royal British Legion Torrevieja Branch 3456
Meets at Casa Ventura, San Luis on the 2nd Friday of the month at 18.30 for 19.00 start. You do not have to have served in the armed forces to be a member. We look forward to meeting you. Entertainment is usually provided afterwards, monthly luncheons, our bowls team plays at Casa Ventura on Thursdays and Saturdays. Website http://branches. britishlegion.org.uk/ branches/torrvieja or contact Membership Secretary Pauline Grindlay on 96 670 41 46, email Torrevieja.MemSecre[email protected] rbl.community
San Luis - La Siesta Neighbourhood Watch & Residents' Association
Meets at 16.30 on the last monday of each month at Casa Ventura to discuss with the local council and police on crime incidents and residents issues. holes, particularly on Calle Rodrigo. The police advised that ‘they will do what they can’ to address the problem. The group also includes El Chaparral and El Limonar and a Facebook site provides easy means for residents to post and recieve information. Contact Doug on 622 216 477
La Siesta Charity Library
At the annex of Age Concern at Calle Paganini, La Siesta, Torrevieja. Opening hours are Tuesday 10.30 until 12.30. For more information tel 96 678 68 87
La Siesta Evangelical Church
Friendly, English-speaking church. Everyone is welcome. Services at 11.15 every 2nd and 4th (and 5th) Sunday morning in the month and at 09.30 on the 1st and 3rd Sundays. There School, Stones. See our website: www.lasiestaevangelicalchurc h.org or call Pastor Keith on 666 180 108 is
also a Sunday called Stepping Social and theatre group working for the community and raising money for local charities. We meet on Monday and Thursday mornings at Sackos Bar, El Limonar. To be part of this fun loving worthwhile group call Errol on 96 531 98 34. www.therascals.org
The hall at Casa Ventura in San Luis, Torrevieja, was filled with residents of local urbanisations