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Our little dog from the front cover has hidden herself away in the magazine, can you find her? Last month she was at our Council meeting.

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JUST A NOTE: We do provide all of our advertisers with FREE design work and therefore ask that this work not be supplied and used by other publications.

Hello and welcome to our April edition.

The “Scribe” who always writes the bowls club column is standing down from his post of reporter to our magazine. We thank him for all of his help in getting his stories to us every month, on time. We will miss him and look forward to articles from his successor.

The very sad news this month, has been the passing of Debbie from Legal Solutions. The company always advertise with us, and at the age of 38 with three children under 11, it has come as a terrible shock to everyone. We have received some complaints about us continually using Paddy jokes in our magazine, so we will stop them in the future so as not to offend. Have a good month Sandra & Barry

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We at your Gran Alacant Advertiser continue to bring you all of the news from the Gran Alacant Councillor, Loreto Cascales, as we have since May 2005.

Tree planting More than 150 people were involved in tree planting at Clot de Galvany on March 3rd. The councilmen of Gran Alacant and Environment, Loreto Cascales and Daniel Cheek, were so pleased with all of the effort put in by the local people. In spite of the bad weather, many families of all nationalities were with us and demonstrated they are totally immersed in

the conservation of our environment”. More than 500 units of trees and native plants like lavender, lentisco, coscoja, carob tree, olive tree, palm heart or rosemary, were seeded in the strip that defines the municipal boundry of Santa Pola with the natural place of the Clot de Galvany. A new re-forestation is predicted in which another thousand units will stand. Dog fouling campaign - many people are complaining about dog owners not clearing up after their animals. There has been so much feedback to us, that many of you want a campaign started to “nip this in the bud”. Dick Turpin´s bar in the Sierra Mar complex is starting a petition to give to the Town Hall, so please pop up there and sign it. If any other bars would like to participate, please give us a call. Space and money has been allocated for the allotments in Gran Alacant. The land is in the area of Avenida Carabassi and covers an area of 1280 sqm. Residents can apply for a plot for the purpose of growing vegetables and plants. We will

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foreward all names sent to us, to Loreto, if you would like your name added to the list, just go into the Municiple Office on Gran Alacant. There will be 18 plots plus a larger one for the municiple office. It will all be fenced in and includes a watering system. The pictures below show the plan of the

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plot and the area where this facility will be made available.

Two speakers from the British Consulate from Alicante gave a very informative talk to the local people, held at the Life Resort. The opening speeches from our Mayor and Loreto, explained how in future there is to be more of a coming together between our Town Hall and the Consulate, to help all of the ex-pats in the area. There is so much support out there for us all. Please go to their very information website at www.ukinspain.fco.gov.uk Do not hesitate to give them a call to help with all aspects of health, pensions, benefits etc. Pictures supplied by the Town Hall

In our introduction you will have read of the tragic passing of Debbie from Legal Solutions. Forum members have asked for a memorial and the Town Hall have agreed to site it where and when the community wants. Parking at the Post Office is very limited, we asked about additional parking, but news continued on the next page

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there is no extra space available in this area, we were told that there is plenty of parking space on the various roadways within walking distance of the Post Office. The same thing applies where we were asked about the parking of residents in the area of the Life Resort. The council can do nothing about parking on public roads, and this urbanisation have their own parking provided within the community. Concern has been raised about campervans strewn across the picnic area next to the Clot, this area all comes under the Elche Council, so any complaints need to be made to them. We were asked by members of the Carabasi Bars, if signposting could be provided from the Gran Alacant entrances to their facilities. The contract for all of this signage comes under “Impurser”. We have a sign with this company so have passed on their details to those concerned. We were asked if Baile buses could provide a timetable for getting into and out of Santa Pola during the festivals in September. Loreto is going to discuss this with them. Money is being spent to limit the amount of accidents on the corner between the post office roundabout and the GA centre. Talking of roundabouts, work is under way on one of the prime roundabouts in Santa Pola. The one near to the market. This is to be a fountain, in the shape of a star, with a compass theme inrecognition of the fishermen of Santa Pola.

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There is some land near the bungalows down the hill that is very untidy close to residents houses. It is near to where the new allotments are to be cited. House owners there have volunteered to

contribute with time and cost, but, the Council says that it is their land, so they will tidy it up themselves. The PADRON, yes we know we are always on about it. It does determine how much money is allocated to our Gran Alacant. The EEC have now said that your nie number if you have one, must be added to this form, so please go into the Municiple Office and check that all of your details are correct. May 2011 means it will be election time again. If you want to vote and are on the padron, you must sign a form to be able to vote. When it is time to sign this paperwork, Loreto will let us know, and you will be able to do so at the Gran Alacant Municiple Office. We were asked about the gating of the communities around the area of the school to help with the parking. We have been told it will be provided for in this years budget, so should go ahead later in the year. The Town Hall has been given a 5 million euro subsidy from the central Government. This will be used for the allotments, landscaping the roundabout near the school, tidying up the frontage of the Council Offices and improving one of the pumping stations. Also money is to be spent on upgrading technology at Santa Pola Town Hall. The councilman of Gran Alacant, Loreto Cascales, has announced that “as from Monday 22nd of March the doctor's office of Gran Alacant will have a new daily service of paediatrics in the municipal building”. A paediatrician and an ATS will be,available Monday to Friday between 8:30 to 13:30 hours. Loreto Cascales said that “for us it is a great satisfaction to be able to provide this new service which was a personal persistence of the Mayor. We have obtained it thanks to the help of the


Conselleria of Health. The demand has been created by the people of Gran Alacant, especially for the parents of the 1,300 children between 0 and 14 years registered here. Last year the doctor's office was open for paediatrics only on Tuesdays and Fridays. Gran Alacant has 10,277 people on the Padron to date 27 of February of 2010, of which 4,826 are of Spanish nationality and 3,054 are citizens of Britain, this being one the more numerous foreign groups. The doctor's office on Gran Alacant was a profit of the

government team of Miguel Zaragozza who began in his first legislature with one family doctor and, today, offers two family doctors with an ATS, a paediatrician with ATS and a matron in the Health Centre of Santa Pola who comes one day of the week to the doctor's office”. Loreto Cascales points out that this means people of Gran Alacant no longer have to travel to the Health Centre in Santa Pola to take their children to the “Healthy Baby” programme, because it will be possible to get the revisions and necessary vaccinations here, therefore lightening the volume of work in the Health Centre in Santa Pola. “We have carried out alterations in the municipal building of Gran Alacant to accommodate the doctors office and the ATS, as well as a waiting room. The paediatrics area is separate from the adults area and is located at the entrance of the building with perfect accessibility for the babies pushchairs and prams, it has about 35 m2 of surface and has been an investment

from the City council of 5,000 euros in materials, besides the manpower that has been the responsibility of the municipal workers of works, general electricity and services, besides the personnel of the Racó Jove who have adorned the waiting room for us with an infantile mural”. “We are trying to maximise the facilities that we have in Gran Alacant, for that reason the Mayor is working hard with the Conselleria of Health to construct a new health centre here that, by population, is made more and more necessary to continue improving the public services in the area, and that soon will become a reality like so many other improvements that we have made in the last seven years on Gran Alacant”. One thing we have been asked to say is that it has been noticed that some delivery persons are not disposing of their unwanted boxes in the correct bins but in the small bins provided for litter, if bars and restaurant owners could make sure their delivery persons know they must be put in the correct bins please.

Much work goes on during the winter, clearing our beaches of seagrass for the summer. phew!!!!!!!!!!! lots of news

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A MESSAGE FROM OUR SANTA POLA TOWN HALL CAMPAIGN OF AWARENESS ABOUT CLEANLINESS Although the town hall of Santa pola puts the means at disposal of the citizens to deposit all kind of waste, we are dectecting illegal spills in different areas of our public mountains. That is why the town council is increasing the surveillance in those areas. We ask you to deposit the waste in the refuse collection bins or in the rubbish site. When the municipal police or SEPRONA detect illegal spills, the maximum sanction will be imposed according to the municipal ordinance, apart from the other administrations’ sanctions. Sanctions according to our ordinance: Minor offence: warning or fine from 100 up to 750 euros Serious offence: fine from 751 up to 1500 euros Very serious offence: fine from 1501 up to 3000 euros Apart from the fine, the obligation of indemnification of damages will be borne by the responsible persons.

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Genuine emails to our magazine

Hola, Regarding the problems of dog mess, Dogs in non dog areas, unchipped dogs, cruelty to dogs etc. Is the answer a dog warden? Dave Shaw Barry,

Just had a look at the on line magazine. In the news section you are asking about how to stop people allowing dogs to foul to streets. Alicante along with other town halls has introduce heavy penalties http://www.diarioinformacion.com/alican ... 43494.html It is the only way. If not in place introduce and ENFORCE the law. At least any fines raised can go towards the cleaning costs. Paul

Dear Barry Would it be possible in your meeting with our town hall to remind them of the promise last year to sort out the parking problems in Ave de Noruega 165,We owned part of the road and as such it was private an asset owned by all the communitees. Because of the School entrance being placed in this private road we agreed to give the council the road in exchange for certain concessions one of which was to mark out private parking on the north side of the road for communities parking only and to place gates on certain roads. Despite the budget for this being included in the 2008/9 year this so far has not been started. Also can something be done to stop the school buses and cars speeding along this road it seems silly that a road that contains a school has a no overtaking sign and not to my knowledge a speed restriction. thanking you MAJ Gorfin Polignio 4-2-b

You asked for ideas on the problem of dog do's in the area. I remember that in the UK some years ago there was a campaign by the government and local councils to Encourage people to clean up after their dogs, due to the anti-social aspect and the danger to children's health. The idea of the 'pooper scooper' came about, Which were available free together with bags and special dog bins were provided, Which were closed. Dog owners were persuaded to use them, in council newsletters etc. .. and signs saying Clean It Up! It did have an effect, and made the act of 'cleaning up' the accepted norm, as it became unacceptable to just leave it and eventually free bags etc were not needed. Perhaps the time has come for the council here to do the same sort of thing here now and publicized it in the Santa Pola News etc. The same facilities are needed in Santa Pola, such as along the beach. And of course they are needed in all parts of Gran Alacant near urbanisations. The other issue worth mentioning, is the fact that pet shops here usually have puppies in their windows, sometimes encouraging people to buy them, especially young people. This is not something you see nowadays in the UK or the USA As I believe laws were brought in which more or less stopped this practice, Relating to the welfare of the animals. I expect the Valencian government could bring in some similar regulations, Although this would take time. Maybe Loreto could raise the issue with them, being good at getting things done! Could you also please mention to Loreto that the campaign in Britian and the reasons for it also received publicity on T.V. If it does get going in Santa Pola, I would think the Valencial news programme on Canal 9 would be happy to cover it. You probably will remember that one of the reasons was that children can catch a very nasty illness from dog excreta which can make them blind. Dog poo also contains E.coli and other bacteria. You could maybe go on to a webpage such as 'the effects of dog faeces' and print it off for Loreto ? She will then have some information which may help her to get her message over to other members of the council, and maybe even the Valencian goverment!...........Best wishes Rose McManus

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Hi It`s me again!!! I know I keep on about this but it`s driving me mad!! I`ve just watched 6 owners in about 20 minutes allowing their dogs to crap opposite the bbva bank with none of them clearing it up. Now thats only 20 minutes. Can you imagine a days worth? I saw on the Gran Alacant website you have something on there about it. I dont subscribe to that so only read the comments. I hope they do bring in a fine. I`m going to try & get an appointment with the council lady, (although I dont hold up much hope there). Sorry but I`m really fed up with people`s disgusting behaviour. Once again not the dogs fault.................lazy owners. Regards Lesley Shortly after the very sad loss of Debbie Milligan a mother of three young children posted on the Gran Alacant Plaza by Legal Solutions I contacted the family regarding the possibility of dedicating a Palm tree to Debbie in Gran Alacant .......keeping the idea positive was important and everyone has been fantastic with Barry from the Gran Alacant Advertiser contacting the Santa Pola council for us to get their blessing. I can confirm that Debbieʼs family would love to have a tree dedicated to her .....It would be a lovely touch from all of us on the forums and Gran Alacant in general to give the family and children a focal point to remember her by for years to come..... There are two fundraising nights planned at the time of going to print over the Easter weekend at Legends Bar and the 3rd and 4th april at Los Belgas Thanks Luton

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Thurs 1st April 2.30 pm Hallelujah Housy and Easter Bonnet Competition Fri 2nd April 9.30 pm Karaoke Sat 3rd April 9.30 pm Easter Quiz and 2 for 1 Cocktails Sun 4th April 9.30 pm Play Your Cards Right and Free Chocolate Eggs for the Kids

We at MABS are organising a Walk for Life on Sunday 25th April to start at 10.00 registering from 9.00a.m. It is a fun one so dogs and families are welcome and there will be a prize for the best dressed Bra! It will be 4kms but people can do it twice if they wish, raise more money? We will be putting posters and leaflets out and have sponsorship forms with maps available already which we will put around. We are starting down by El Clot and back along the school road, then Polonia and keeping off the main roads. If anymore information is needed call Jan 966 697 754 or Angela 616 415 239.

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On the right Jean from MABS, Mac and Angie in the middle, the owners of Aquarius, and Sarah who helped with the meal.

Jean from the Fund-raising team organised the first event of the year which was a Fish and Chip Supper at the Aquarius Restaurante which is on the Carabasi strip in Gran Alacant, where the Staff worked for free. This was on for 2 evenings 7th and 8th March.

We had a very nice 3 course supper, which consisted of soup and rolls, fish and chips of course, then chocolate gateau with half a bottle of wine for just 10 euros, it was delicious and good value for money.

There was also entertainment in the name of Terryoke who sang all the songs we love from decades past, the atmosphere was great and everyone joined in. He and friends dressed up for YMCA, I am sure we have a photo of this. The Quiz which Bill read out with his Welsh cum cornish accent, we did try to answer the questions once we understood what he was actually saying! Irish Bingo, I was the first to sit down, and the customary Raffle of course. Even more entertainment when our friend Ken got up and played the spoons, and he is really good, as well as a lovely Irish gentleman who told such good jokes, he had a very broad accent so again once we understood what he was saying we couldn't stop laughing, must learn Irish too! All these people give their time free and support us to raise money for MABS. The amount of money raised was 400euros. Thanks to everyone involved and here's to the next one!

We hope to organise a Race for Life event towards the end of April, I am happy to let you know all about it once we have permission from Loreto to hold it, then we can get all the advertising done and sponsorship forms out etc.

OUR APRIL HERO sets out on a sponsored walk …………. Starting April 1st, Bob Lewis will walk from his home in Orihuela Costa to Santander then take the ferry to the United Kingdom. All money collected by way of sponsorship, and along the

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route, will be donated to MABS CANCER SUPPORT in recognition of the love, kindness and generosity shown to him and, more especially to his late wife, Carol, when they needed it most. Bob is walking as a tribute to Carol, and will continue his walk from southern England to her home town of Liverpool. Here he will be joined by Carol's children, Stephen and Gaynor and, together, they will lay her ashes to rest alongside her parents. Bob plans his arrival into Liverpool in mid-May - unless he is able to hitch some rides in which case he'll be there sooner. He says he wonʼt be too proud to accept the odd lift! Bob says a big thank you in advance to everyone who makes a lump sum donation. We will keep in touch during his journey and give updates on www.mabscancersupport.org. If you would like a sponsor form please ask Bob or email: Linda@mabscancersupport.org.

MABS Cancer Support Group is registered charity number 7261. The charity offers support, kindness and love to cancer patients in the Costa Blanca and Costa del Sol. It was started in 1999 by five ladies who had suffered with breast cancer but had no one to turn to for advice and support. They decided that others should not have to worry like they did about translation between themselves and medical staff, translation of technical information about their cancer, transportation to and from hospital appointments and support for family and friends. The ladies were firmly determined to address all these things, and more, for cancer patients in the future. There are now seven branches of the charity, all with their Volunteer Carers, Volunteer Drivers and Volunteer Supporters, located from Valencia in the north to Marbella in the south. Please come and join us! We need you! If you or someone in your family has any form of cancer, and you would like some support, some equipment or just a chat, please contact


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'AN EVENING WITH GASP' Our first production 'An Evening with GASP' will take place one week later that originally advertised on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th June. It will take place at the Santa Pola Life Resort in the theatre room at 8.00pm. Tickets will cost 3€ per head which will, hopefully, include a free interval glass of refreshment. Why hopefully? It all depends on the licensing requirements but this will be clarified for the next issue. Ticket outlets will also be advised in the next issue of 'The Advertiser' This will be a light hearted look at life today through the medium of small playlets, sketches and music and is intended as an introduction to this new group. 'HABEAS CORPUS' by Alan Bennett - Just to remind you that our first major production will take place in the Casa del Cultura, Santa Pola on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24th October. Please do not be put off by the title - this is a wonderful comedy! Who are GASP? - We are an international group of enthusiastic amateurs who long to get up there and 'perform'. When I say international, I mean just that. We have English, Welsh, French and Spanish members in the group. Some with vast experience of theatre and some who are budding 'first timers'. Fancy joining us? You will be more than welcome! Contact David on 966 181 113 or 628 774 461.

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Husbands are husbands A man was sitting reading his papers when his wife hit him round the Head with a frying pan. 'What was that for?' the man asked. The wife replied 'That was for the piece of paper with the name Jenny on it that I found in your pants pocket'. The man then said 'When I was at the races last week Jenny was the name of the horse I bet on' The wife apologized and went on with the housework. Three days later the man is watching TV when his wife bashes him on the head with an even bigger frying pan, knocking him unconscious. Upon re-gaining consciousness the man asked why she had hit again.

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The Royal British Legion Gran Alacant Branch 3606

The Royal British Legion meets the 1st Tuesday of every month in the Norwegian Club next to “Not Just Desserts� in the Sierra Mar Urbanisation at 7.30pm prompt and the next Branch meeting is scheduled for 6 April 2010.

Everyone is welcome to attend our meetings and you do not have to be ex forces to join so why not come along and meet new/old friends. For further information please contact Chairperson Brian Hunt. Mobile number 639917971 or email secretarygbr3606@gmail.com

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BINGO NIGHTS All proceeds go to charity APRIL the 7th and 21st Place: Los Belgas Taberna-Restaurant, Carabassí Center, 1st floor Av. Noruega, Gran Alacant Starting Time: 18,00hrs. Nice prices for both lines & full house ! All gifts have been Sponsored by/courtesy of supporters and businesses Marco Polo (Escandinavian Restaurant), Quick Save, Los Belgas of G.A. & Alicante: Akra office supplies. Benalúa market : Ben Mallorquí Cheese shop especialties from Mallorca, & Eduardo´s butcher.

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Hi to everybody, In this month there are plenty of celebrations and parades everywhere, wherever you go you can attend to Holy Week processions, in Santa Pola the programme for the processions is as follows: 1st of April “Charity and Eucharist” From 10’00 to 12’00 h. – Confessions

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20’00 h. – Celebration of the Eucharist for Last

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Supper. Transfer of the shrine, Adoration of the

3rd of April “Stay Awake and wait beside the

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22’30 h. – Procession of Silence. Images: Ecce

23’00 h. – Solemn Vigil

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4th of April “Christ hath overcome death”

Esperanza. Itinerary: Iglesia, mercado, Mayor,

9’00, – Mass

Ángel, Elche, Marqués de Molins, Santa Isabel,

11’00 h. – Procession of the Meeting of the Lord

Glorieta, Iglesia Streets.

with the Virgin Mary

2nd of April “By this death he helps us”

Itinerary: Iglesia, Elche, Marqués de Molins, Santa

10’00 h. – Service of Praise

Isabel, Glorieta, Santa Isabel, San Antonio, Elche,

11’00 h. – Holy hour and the Sermon of the “Seven

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Exclamations of the Cross”

Meeting of images: in front of the castle, there

17’00 h. – Liturgical Celebration of the Passion

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20’00 h. – Procession of Holy Burial.

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Hello, This month we are going to talk about pedicures.

As summer is fast approaching our feet will become more exposed so its time to start to get them prepared. Feet are an interesting part of the human anatomy, one of the most useful and unfortunately the most neglected parts of our body is our feet. We use them continuously, strain them walk for miles on them, they take the weight of our body and yet we forget to take care of their basic needs and comforts. There are so many elements of everyday living that are absolutely torturous for our feet. For example, our local bar and restaurant staff spend many hours standing on there feet. Feet are often taken for granted until they start to hurt and reject the Burdon we place upon them. Lack of good care for feet result in many ailments, such as Bunions, Tinea Pedis, and Ingrowing toe nails. People with diabetes have an increased risk for infections. Therefore, it is important that their feet are well cared for. For all of us it is not just the summer months, but all year round that we need to take care of them. A bunion is a harmless swelling of the joint of the big toe which is particularly common in middle-aged woman. It usually affects both feet. As the joint swells, the skin over it becomes hard, red and tender. The big toe usually becomes displaced, turning inwards towards the other toes. Infections such as Tinea Pedis commonly know as (Athleteʼs Foot) this is a form of ringworm which affects the skin of the foot. The fungus invades between the toes and can spread to the soles and side of the feet. The first signs are itching, flaking, cracking and weeping of the skin between the toes. It is imperative that this is treated. The local pharmacy carry powder and creams to treat this, however, if it persists you must consult your GP Ingrowing toenails the nails of the big toes are the ones which are most commonly affected. Instead of moving along the nail bed in the nail groves, the sides of the nail cut into the nail wall causing skin damage. Inflammation, swelling and pus often occur; the condition has to be treated medically. The two most common causes are ill fitting shoes and cutting the nail down their side outside of straight across. How many of us think about giving them a beauty treatment? Unfortunately very few of us. If you have ever had a professional pedicure you know how amazing if feels to have your feet taken care of, how relaxing and nice it is to have them pampered. So donʼt just there give me a call. As alwaysʼ you can call into the salon or give me a call for any advice or information. Next month we will discuss Massage. See you then ...................Dott

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Santa Pola Club de Futbol By Kevin Rendall

Seven matches remain

Approaching Semana Santa weekend, the second of two with no Preferente football in recent weeks, just seven fixtures remain for Santa Pola CF to stake their claim for a play off berth. Having sat comfortably in the upper reaches of the league table for most of the season, the possibility of relegation has not been an issue for many weeks. At the time of writing, A good month for Santa Pola manager Domingo Grau

‘Pola sit eight points behind third placed Horadada, who, for long periods led the league, but now appear to be struggling. With their poor patch behind them, Santa Pola are coming in to form just at the right time and are presently in the middle of another unbeaten run. Mutxamel and Benisa occupy the top spots with the latter, financed by a wealthy benefactor, seemingly home and hosed. In the Group 4 basement, Aspe have a mountain to climb and are adrift of fifteenth place and safety by a whopping thirteen points.

And how did we get where we are?

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With a few too many drawn matches

and with them, two points effectively dropped, Santa Pola have rather benefited from some rather curious results involving the teams around them. I last left you on a bleak Saturday afternoon in February where Aspe had tenaciously denied their visitors all three points and battled to a goal-less draw. A week later Santa Pola drew again, this time at home to Alone de Guardamar who led until the fifth minute of additional time at which point defender Miguel Blasco popped up to equalize. A 1-1 draw was soon followed by a 2-2 result when Santa Pola travelled north to take on Altea at the picturesque Garganes ground. Midfielder German opened and closed the scoring either side of two Altea goals as the Marineros took a well deserved point home from a match against very stiff opposition. A morale boosting win at home El Campello a week later maintained the momentum and kept the unbeaten streak alive, Marcos did the damage In the goals, midfielder German. for his first goal in four months and fourteen matches as Santa Pola survived a strong second half revival by the visitors. Next up, another tough away match against a team Santa Pola had been beaten by at home in November; Polop, from north of Alicante. The rather grandly titled home of Polop is anything but; situated in the middle of a bit of a scruffy industrial estate, don’t be misled by the name. The only saving grace about the Nou Camp Terol is the natural grass pitch on which Polop and Santa Pola battled to a one all draw in a match full of incident. The home side opened the scoring with a very fortunate penalty before Santa Pola had two players


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game of football, Santa Pola pulled the goal back amid scenes of great relief to claim a hard earned point.

And what’s coming up next?

Adriano, who notched a late equalizer at Polop

dismissed with red cards, the second of which occurred after the recipient, club Captain Monsa, had just been substituted and was making his way to the bench. With four minutes remaining in a tetchy

With just three fixtures in April, Santa Pola really need to push hard for maximum points. On a positive note, of those three games, two are at home against struggling teams, second from bottom Orihuela B and mid-table Javea. The third of their April matches looks to be the hardest of the entire run-in, away to champions elect Benisa, for whom former ‘Pola player Toni Giminez has been amongst the goals recently.

Santa Pola April fixtures

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permission even if it is a minor works licence.

PLANNING AND WORK ON YOUR HOME The Spanish rules and regulations relating to works carried out on your home vary from Town to Town and differ greatly from the English laws. Many expats on the coast unwittingly fall foul of the Spanish regulations and some find themselves in trouble with the local Town Hall. Some Town Halls have people travelling round looking for skips or signs of work done. In all honesty it’s not pleasant having someone turning up asking what you have done and why, when you thought you were just doing some minor improvements. Everyone should be aware that no matter how small the job, you should check whether the work is allowed or whether you do need

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If you do intend to carry out major work ensure that you instruct a competent architect. You should check out the charges in advance. They should also advise you about the taxes payable on the improvements. You should not undertake any work without permission – you might find if you do that permission that would normally be granted may not ! If you are planning an extension make sure you get a final certificate of works and that the architect gets the certificate sealed by their college. All this should be presented to the Town Hall. It is wise to note that when you come to sell the property there may be a difference in the meterage of the property you bought and the one you sell. With specialist legal assistance this can be resolved where necessary. Don’t make your property unsaleable by not getting


your paperwork in order. There is nothing more frustrating either for you or your prospective buyer because this situation then takes time to resolve and can delay completion for as much as 6 months and the likelihood is that you would lose your sale. The workings of the Spanish laws are not confined to the house. There are different guidelines in each town as to what can and cannot be done in the garden. We all know you need planning permission to put in a swimming pool but not everyone knows that you cannot chop down trees without permission and even then some trees are protected and it will not be allowed.

My best advice for anyone contemplating making improvements to their home or garden is to do your research before you start your project, that way you can enjoy the work. If you don’t you might just find that all that hard earned money has been wasted. Most Town Halls are happy to give you the information. And if you do get problems call us and we will help try and resolve it. For more information contact Costa Blanca Lawyers on 966814506 or email granalicant@costablancalawyers.com

Again there are variations from town to town and you should check before you start and find out what is allowed and what isn’t and what you need permission for. We know of one town hall that doesn’t allow wooden structures in the garden such as a shed or a pergola !

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Monte Mar Bowls and Social Club – Sponsored by Super Valu Crossbar Trophy – England v Scotland We were delighted recently to host the annual challenge match between teams representing England and Scotland, with players drawn from clubs all over the Costa. What great day! The weather was overcast to start with but at least we had no rain to contend with, and eventually the sun managed to break through towards lunchtime. However, The wind was always a problem with equal amounts of almost calm and some quite strong gusts. The six England and Scotland teams did not let

like to thank Jackie Breslin and the Scottish team for providing such stiff opposition; all helpers at Monte Mar for making the day possible; Bill Young for being Umpire of the day; and Antonio and staff at the El Rincon for the after match hospitality. We look forward to next year, and hope it provides as good a day as this.

Bernard Pearce Memorial Trophy sponsored by New2U Furniture Stores On Saturday 13th March, we held our annual day’s bowling to celebrate the birthday of our late, first Honorary President, Bernard Pearce. We had a fantastic days bowling of triples play, with the first part of the day being a league format, followed by the two top teams playing off in the final. The final was contested by Joan Feabes, Fred Taylor and Harry Dobson, who were pitted against Pauline Merry, Ted Hyman and Danny King. Danny’s team won the final, and were presented with the Memorial Trophy by Mrs. Jakki Pearce. This was another good day of

the weather ruin their competitive edge, and so battle commenced. After a good morning bowling, Team England came out on top by 110 shots to 84, but to be fair the result was in doubt until the last few ends, and several of the rinks were very close.

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Dave Melville, the manager of Team England, would like to thank the team for a great effort today against the ‘auld enemy’. He would also

bowling at Monte Mar, and all those who took part and especially those who helped to organise the day, are thanked for their efforts. Special thanks go to Karen, the owner of New2U Furniture Stores, who kindly sponsored this event and presented commemorative glasses to the winners and runners-up.


Prospective Members Our club is not solely about bowling, as we have an active social side to our club, with weekly Quiz and Bingo nights, monthly dinner dances, and excursions both single and multi-day to various parts of Spain.

Coaching School Club coaching, conducted by Bill Young are now being held on Sunday mornings. Existing and prospective new members are invited to contact Bill on 966796851, or E-mail to mailto:info@montemarbowls.com info@montemarbowls.com If you have never bowled before come along, you may surprise yourself

Pictured right, Our April hamper and wine winner with our chairman

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The International Library of Gran Alacant offers the following activities: All the activities and courses which had started in February, will continue till May (included). PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES Pilates: 20€ a month Group A; Tuesdays and Thursdas 09.30-10.30 Group B: Tuesdays and Thursdays 18.00-19.00 Group C: Tuesdays and Thursdays 19.30-20.30 Latin Dancing; 15€ a month Fridays 19.00-20.00 Ballroom Dancing: 15€ a month Saturdays 12.30-13.30 Batuka+ Bellydance: 25€ a month Tuesdays and Thursdays 20.00-21.30 Batuka+Fitness; Bellydance and hip-hop never started because there weren't enough people interested. CULTURAL ACTIVITIES Spanish: 20€ a month Beginners A: Mondays and Wednesdays

11.30-12.30 and Fridays 09.30-11.30 Beginners B: Mondays and Wednesdays 09.30-11.30 Intermediate: Tuesdays and Thursdays 10.00-12.00 Language Club: Free. Information and registration in the library Valencià: 20€ a month Group A: Mondays and Wednesdays 09.30-11.00 Group B: Mondays and Wednesdays 18.00-19.30 Creative workshop (+6 years): 5€ each session Theatre; 20€ a month (Spanish) Group +6 years; Saturdays 10.00-11.30 Group 3-5 years; Saturdays 12.00-13.30 English for travellers: 35€ a month Mondays and Wednesdays 19.30-21.00

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ALLERGIC PROBLEMS BETWEEN PETS AND OWNERS When spring is approaching, the number of cases of allergies usually starts increasing, due to the bigger quantity of plants, insects or parasites which appear everywhere when temperatures rise. In the other hand, we go out more often, so we are more exposed to lots of different things which are able to cause allergies. In this point we must say an allergy and a local reaction against irritant plants or chemicals are not the same problem. An allergy implies an abnormal reaction of the organism (implying the skin in lots of cases) against something which wouldn’t produce a so big reaction (or any reaction at all) in a normal individual. Apart from skin symptoms, we may report digestive, ocular or respiratory symptoms. As you can imagine, animals that live indoors have less chances of suffering from parasitic or allergic problems, but of course keeping the animal permanently locked at home is not a solution, because most allergens (substances that are able to produce an allergic reaction), such as pollen, mites, animal fur, etc, go through the air,

and besides, we ourselves may be a source of those allergens for our pet, since they may travel in our clothes or shoes. People may also suffer from allergies for the same reasons our pets do, and our pet may be a source of allergens for us. Sometimes it’s very difficult to find out what is exactly causing the allergic problem, because there are millions of different substances around us. Just think about chemicals and food preservatives we eat everyday: allergies against them are becoming more and more common. Anyway, the two most common causes of allergies in pets are still food and fleas. Alimentary allergy normally is not a seasonal process, despite sometimes it gets worse in spring because it gets associated with fleas or some other allergens which become more common in spring. Some pet owners believe their dog or cat doesn’t have any flea at all, because they’ve never seen one on the animal, and because they use an insecticide regularly. A certain quantity of fleas around the animal is a normal condition, and it’s not related to a deficient pet or home hygiene, because flea is a highly evolved and specialized parasite, which knows very well how to live with us without becoming evident, by using the

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environment we provide them at our homes, carpets, upholstery, which offer the flea the right darkness, moisture and temperature for completing its cycle. Fleas normally don’t survive at the street, their habitat is our home, but we usually forget fleas are insects which suffer a metamorphosis like butterflies, so adult flea is only the final phase of the cycle. Earlier phases such as larvae may survive for long periods of time in extreme conditions, and when the moment is right (that means, when a dog or cat or human is coming close), they can become adult fleas within a few minutes. Fleas know perfectly who are biting, and they prefer to bite some species better than others, because they’ve been living with dogs, cats, people and ruminants for centuries. For that reason we probably won’t get bitten by dog and cat fleas, so we won’t be able to detect them. In the other hand, if the pet is not allergic against flea saliva, won’t scratch itself remarkably. But if we are talking about an allergic animal, only one flea bite is enough to produce a strong pruriginous reaction that will last for some days. That’s because some people refuses to accept the diagnosis of a flea bite allergy: mustn’t be a flea related problem, because my dog is completely free of fleas. Nowadays there are plenty of medicines for controlling fleas on healthy animals, but from the moment the animal becomes allergic, a total control of every phase of flea cycle is required, by using anti-adult, anti-larvae and anti-ova insecticides,

plus environmental insecticides. Besides, the allergic animal mustn’t contact other pets which haven’t been treated against fleas, and those dogs cannot visit the place where the allergic pet lives. The problem becomes economically more important if we have more than one pet at home, because in that case we have to treat all of them. When flea population at home is under control, we can treat the hypersensitivity itself, but the first step for a right diagnosis and treatment will always be eliminating the fleas (adults, larvae and ova). A similar case would be alimentary hypersensitivity: for making a right diagnosis the animal must be on a hypoallergenic diet for several weeks, and then that diet becomes the main part of the treatment. In some cases, this hypersensitivity appears in animals which have been on the same diet for years. In this case we have two possibilities: the animal has been getting sensitive very little by little, till the problem appears suddenly, or maybe one of the ingredients of the diet (not the main one, but a colorant or preservative), has changed. In both cases the best option is to try a hypoallergenic diet and see the results, because trying different brands of ordinary food will only delay the solution of the problem. Liliana Aldeguer Cerdán col 793 English translation by Sergio Reina Esteban col 747

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WHAT’S THAT IN THE CLOT? by Mark Etheridge

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A major feature of the internet is the various discussion forums which have arisen over the years. These range from the esoteric (Brain Surgery) to the banal (GA Chicken Wings), and one wonders sometimes if the participants in the latter should not seek assistance from the members of the former. Internet critics will argue that pointless forum postings are one reason why the internet is a Bad Thing, but with regard to our birds this month, it is the British Birdwatching forums which have been spreading the news about both these species appearing more and more in the UK where previously they were rare or unknown. Not that it takes an internet forum to generate interest – who could fail to be somewhat startled at the sudden appearance of a pure-white heron in Britain? But of course, because we’re in the heartland of the breeding ranges of these birds in Spain, they are commonplace to us. You may well have seen one, and then if you were very observant, seen another one which was just not quite the same as the first. So let me introduce to you the Cattle Egret and the Little Egret, both smaller cousins of the more familiar Grey Heron. In my photos, you will see that the Cattle Egret has a yellow bill, the Little Egret has a black one. Both are roughly the same size, about half as big as a Grey Heron. The Cattle Egret is a gregarious bird, if you see one there’s usually more nearby, and the name comes from their feeding habit of hanging around cattle to see what might be disturbed by the movement of the herds. They have also discovered that farmers ploughs do the same thing, and although you might think that a heron-like bird would only exist on fish, here’s one which has adapted to a more earthy (or wormy) diet. The Little Egret is more of a loner, and of a more aquatic persuasion, doing the

traditional Heron thing and terrorising the local fish with that dagger bill, but on a smaller scale. They have spread northwards into the UK in some numbers and are now regular breeding birds; the Cattle Egrets are lagging behind but becoming more regular

Cattle Egret

Little Egret Both birds are common in the Clot; last year there were twenty or more Cattle Egrets at one time, the Little Egret is less frequent but there’s usually one around somewhere Double vision is unsettling at the best of times; it can be caused by walking into walls, too much sangria, heading a Ronaldo piledriver out for a corner, or seeing these two birds in the Clot which could be twins, but aren’t. See you next month.


Lawrence at Flannagans would like to welcome Gavin to the new kitchen and remind readers that all Premier football is shown on our wide screen t.v.

h April 9t from music e v i l t a e d gr Mac an Jimmy lvis tribute) yan (E Ricky R Gavin the new chef at “The Pantry Kitchen” at Flannagans would like to wish all the best to Maribel, Chris, Lisa, Camila, Natalia, Maria and Pedro from his previous employment at OʼDuills. The new Pantry Kitchen will now be open for Irish breakfasts, a full a la Carte menu and Daily Specials which includes homemade soup and homemade brown bread, plus, steak & guinness pie, lasagna, salads and many more signature dishes . Sunday lunches are also available from 12-30. All desserts and cakes are homemade on the premises. Birthday cakes can be made on request. ring Gavin on 693 478 429

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For Adoption Bobby was rescued from a finca the day before he was due to be put to sleep, he is now in a foster home. He is an 12 months old Alsatian

cross, a little nervous when you first meet him but once he gets to know you he is a real

character. When he is at ease he loves to run

around and play.

Harry was thrown from a moving car so is

nervous in and around cars. He has a face

only a mother or father could love, but is very

loving and kind. He is fully vaccinated and neutered, he walks well on a lead and is

housetrained. He just wants someone to love.

Buster is a beautiful black & tan small

dog with floppy ears. He loves everyone and is good with other dogs and cats.

Charlie is in need of a new home because

his owner died recently. Charlie is 2 years

old, very intelligent and he has a

contented laid back personality. He loves

to sit on someone’s lap, he does not jump

onto worktops. He is neutered. He likes to

go and play with a neighbour’s cat so it

looks like he can be integrated with another cat or cats.

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For more information please call 676 447 682 Email: k9club@lamarina.info To view more animals for adoption please go to: www.petsinspain.info


Orihuela Costa Resort hosts - ‘This is Spain Exhibitions’ trade fair The four star luxury Orihuela Costa Resort is to be the venue for the next ‘This is Spain Exhibitions’ trade fair which is to be held on the 23rd, 24th and 25th April 2010. The venue is ideal for an exhibition like this with an elegant, purpose built pavilion containing a large exhibition hall and plenty of outdoor space for people with larger products to display. To reach the Orihuela Costa Resort, come off the N332 at the La Zenia roundabout, head towards the sea, take the first right and follow the signs. You will find the resort on your left. The Resort has an elegant restaurant as well as an outdoor bar and snack area. You could also bring your swim suit as there is a pool at the Orihuela Costa Resort! The ‘This is Spain Exhibitions’ are the most popular amongst the ex-pat trade fairs and the stands fill up very quickly. There are still some stands available but you need to book your space now to ensure that your product or service reaches the widest possible audience! Stands come in a variety of sizes and prices to suit all business needs. There will be a wide range of exhibitors, as always, covering financial and insurance products, homes and gardens, jewellery, food and drink plus new products that have not been in Spain before. For gardening enthusiasts, Richard and Clodagh Handscombe, whose regular gardening features appear in the Round Town News, will be promoting Richard’s new book and will be available to answer all your gardening questions. Several well known charities will also be represented at the show. As well as the stands, there will be all day entertainment with music provided by TKO radio and Phoenix Promotions and dancing from Raquel Pena’s THE SEVILLANAS CLUB FLAMENCO DANCERS, the Kingsbury Academy of Dance, and Ghost Academy. Should anyone wish a change in career, an experienced magician will be on hand to teach the tricks of the trade and sell the necessary props! This will be a great day out for all the family, with many bargains and exhibition offers to suit all budgets, great entertainment and the ever popular raffle, all included in the 1 euro entry fee. For more information, and to book your stand, call Christine Roche on 627 409 881 or 96 563 2835 or email her at info@exhibitions-spain.com. See the website at HYPERLINK "http://www.exhibitions-spain.com" www.exhibitions-spain.com for regular updates and details of the businesses who will be exhibiting.

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WORDSEARCH

WORDSEARCH

English words beginning with “U” and “V” and their Spanish counterparts

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SUDOKU ANSWERS ON ALICANTE MAP PAGE

To solve the puzzle each 3 x 3 box, each row and each column must contain all the numbers 1 to 9.

While the rules of this logic puzzle may be simple, there are numerous strategies to help you solve Sudoku. For hints and information visit www.sudoku.org.uk DOODLE AREA

Difficulty rating:easy Difficulty rating: hard

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A map to help you find places of interest, and the locaton of all of 22 CARABASI BAR COMPLEX (DOWN THE HILL) SANDHILLS PHOENIX - OCEAN 11 PHOENIX NIGHTS O始DUILLS - LOS BELGAS YELLOW SUBMARINE HISPANIA - AQUARIUS ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS

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NEW PETANC AND CHILDRENS PLAY AREA

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Vet GA Exotics Darby始s Chippy Monte Mar cafe & restaurant Flannagans

GA BOWLS CLUB

TOP-UP DELIVERY POINT Euronics

EURONICS ELECTRICAL

CHIROPODY & PHYSIOTHER-

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SUDOKU SOLUTIONS

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Aquagest 24hr............. ..........902 250 170 Aeropuerto..............................966 919 000 Ayuntamiento-Gran Alacant. ............966 692 276 Alicante Bus Station...............965 130 700 Alicante Train Station.............902 240 202 Bomberos (Fire).....................085 Biblioteca (Library)..................966 692 773 Butano gas..............................966 672 222 Guardia Civil............................062 Guardia Civil............................965 411 290


our advertisers on Gran Alacant. Get your business on our map. TOP-UP DELIVERY POINT Phoenix

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HOMEFINDERS/SOLEIL DESTINATIONS GRAN NET

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PROPOSED SITE FOR A NEW HEALTH CENTRE, AND A SECOND SCHOOL

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ARMONIA HAIR SALON & QUICKSAVE EVANGELICAL CHURCH

below, ARE THE BUS TIMES TO AND FROM THE AIRPORT via SANTA POLA, ARENALES, & EL ALTET. THE MAIN BUS TIMETABLES ARE ON THE FOLLOWING PAGES

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NEW ORBITAL BUS ROUTE ON GRAN ALACANT

Below, and on the next page are maps of Alicante, and Santa Pola to help find your way around. The Santa Pola map includes our advertisers.

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Map to help you to find your way around Santa Pola. It also includes our advertisers

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Bicimotos Santa Pola's Casa de Cultura Theatre in Calle Elche

SANTA POLA FOOTBALL STADIUM GAES

1. McDonalds 2. Market and red cross bus stop 3. Main Elche street 4. Castillo 5. Town square 6. Tourist info Police station Town hall 7. Fishing port 8. Post Office

9. Tourist info 12. Salt Lake museum 13. Civic & Social Centre 15. Casa de Cultura 16. Lyneli hair 18 Santa Pola Marina. 19. Bailen

20. Aquarium 21. Suma Office 22. Public refuse tip 23. site for New swimming pool 24. Indoor market 27. Police station 28. Model boating lake

29. Pola Max shopping centre

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WEEKDAYS SANTA POLA to ALICANTE

WEEKDAYS ALICANTE to SANTA POLA


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SUNDAYS & FESTIVAL DAYS

SATURDAYS SANTA POLA to ALICANTE

SUNDAYS & FESTIVAL DAYS

SATURDAYS ALICANTE to SANTA POLA


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N332 to Santa Pola to Alicante

DARBYʼS ARE HERE. ALSO SEEMAYOR MAP AT PLAZA SQUARE BACK OF THIS MAGAZINE

This months Special Battered chicken breast & chips €3.95

Due to the success of our March Lunchtime SPECIAL, we are extending it into an

APRIL SPECIAL

Monday - Saturday 1pm - 4.30 pm Small fish & chips €3.50

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