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Nº 4 November 2011


Welcome to PARADISE COUNCIL RECOGNISES WHAT WE ALL KNEW “Selfless dedication to help less fortunate”

Recognising the contribution of volunteers in the three  Jávea  charity  shops,  Mayor  José  Chulvi presented commemorative plaques to The Original Charity Shop and Library,  Roundabout and Cancer Centre, for decades of dedication. In a ceremony held in the plenary hall, the presidents of each of these groups, Irene Ellis, Gill Rose and Georgie Harvey received commemorative plaques from the Mayor, José Chulvi, who thanked those present for "our thanks and appreciation for the excellent work and selfless dedication for many years to help the less fortunate in society". A spokesman for Cancer Charity Centre said they had We thank Jávea established ECMOR and one Tourism of its first actions has been to Councillor Toni buy and present to Denia Miragall, and his Town Hall Hospital, a machine that colleagues for agreeing that detects cancer in a DNA the Town Hall Tourist sample. It cost 120,000 €uros Offices be the principal and commits ECMOR to four pick-up points for this anual payments of between 20 Directory. and 30,000 €uros to cover No other publication maintenance and other costs. FOR Jávea and ABOUT Cancer Charity Centre, Jávea distributes 2,500 free with 62 volunteers and copies each month INTO established in Jávea since Jávea. There are NO 1998, has remained focussed PAID advertisements in on the fight against cancer, this issue.

raising to date more than 700,000 €uros. The Original Charity Shop and Library celebrates its 40th anniversary and relies on 70 volunteers. Among the recipients of its grants are the Cholbi Residencia, Raquel Paya school in Denia, Jávea Day Care Centre and the Franciscan Refuge in Gandia. For many years they sent weekly bags of clothing to the Caritas store in Real de Gandia. Roundabout Charity Shop, has about 40 volunteers from various nationalities and more than 70 projects have benefited. They started with a shop called "Friends of the Red Cross" and then extended their donations to other organizations such as Friends of the Handicapped, HELP, Emmaus, Residencia Cholbi and even the Guardia Civil!

POLITICS AND RELIGION UNITE FOR JÁVEA Jávea Mayor, José Chulvi, was among the first to congratulate the new Parish Priest of the Port Church, Don Fernando Moño Bixquert. The new priest was educated at the Valencia Catholic University of St. Vincent the Martyr. As well as Castillian and Valenciano, Don Fernando is also fluent in French, Italian and English. He will be assisted by Fr. Frank Suárez.

Avda. del Pla, Calle Pescara, 5 03730 JAVEA Tel: 96 646 1848 Fax: 96 579 5 411 Store opening hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 8:30am - 9:00pm Summer Sundays: 10:00am - 4:00pm eMail:

Welcome to Paradise

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Lest we Forget He marched alongside soldiers, marching six abreast, He knew it was Remembrance Day, he walked along with pride, And did his best to keep in step with the soldiers by his side. And when the march was over the boy looked rather tired. A soldier said. "Whose medals son?" to which the boy replied, "They belong to my Dad, but he didn't come back. He die.........d out in Afghanistan, up on a Helmand Track." The boy looked rather sad, and a tear came to his eye, But the soldier said, "Don't worry son, I'll tell you why," He said, "Your dad marched with us today, all the bloomin’ way, All us soldiers knew he was here, it's like that on Remembrance Day." The boy looked rather puzzled he didn't understand But the soldier went on talking, and started to wave his hand, "For this great land we live in, there's a price we have to pay, To keep our Country free, and fly our flag today. Yes we all love fun and merriment in this country where we live, But the price was that some soldier his precious life must give, For you to go to school, my son, and worship God at will. Somebody had to pay the price, so our soldiers paid the bill. Your dad died for us my son, for all things good and true. And I hope you can understand these words I've said to you." The boy looked up at the soldier and after a little while, His face changed expression, and he said with a beautiful smile, "I know my dad marched here today, this our Remembrance Day, I know he did, I know he did, all the bloomin’ way!....... RESPECT to our Fallen Comrades, Respect to those that have fought for the British nation.

JÁVEA IS THREE VILLAGES Hire/Sale of Tools & Machinery

THE PUEBLO or Old Town

THE PORT or Aduanas

With the Gothic Parish Church of St. Bartolome at its centre, the narrow streets remind us they were designed with horse and cart in mind. Wooden front doors open on the street, behind which is a labrinth of rooms and an inner courtyard where livestock were housed. Many properties have been converted into shops and intimate cafés, each with its own tapas to match the atmosphere. It might look boring but the ‘Old Town’ is always fresh, and delivers on promise.

A reminder to everyone that Jávea was - and still is - an important fishing port, proven by the number of refrigerated vehicles that make their way there from places as far away as Malaga. Fuel tax and EU quotas are strangling those who fish, in the same way as few now harvest oranges and other crops that are left to rot. You’ll discover something new with every visit to the Port - and the ‘Fisherman’s Church’ always impresses.

THE ARENAL or Beach Despite



C/. Liverpool, 11 (Op. Moli Blanc) Tel/Fax: 96 579 2502 Javi will serve you in English of

melanoma of the skin, tourists still pour onto the beach to gain a sun tan that will show their UK friends they’ve had a great holiday. The ‘Sandy’ beach offers safe bathing - not forgetting all bathing by the young or elderly should be supervised - combining sand that is cleaned overnight, with an abundance of nearby bars and restaurants to suit every palate and pocket. There are rope and rubber climbing frames and a special area for disabled bathers at the Southern end of the bay.

Specialist Upholstering Fabrics, finest quality leathers or synthetics We upholster seats, interior overheads, steering wheels, dashboards and doors. We also repair, restore and colour leather. Bespoke floor mats and Convertible tops. Tel: 636 747 632 Avda. Amanecer de España 29

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Welcome to Paradise They charge for connecting new properties to their network, much of which is very old, with consequent huge losses of water from leaking pipes. Cami Cabañes 88 Tel: 96 579 0162 Fax: 96 579 3881

Domestic Water Tariff Agenda 21 For 7 years, residents of Jávea have met with Councillors and Town Hall employees to discuss the relationship between Construction, Tourism and Environment. It was always going to be a difficult road, with jobs for Javienses (those born in Jávea) always being more important than ‘green’ issues. You can follow Agenda 21 news at: Agents Agents are intermediaries, motivated to make enough money to keep them in business - like anyone else. Never buy - whether or not an Agent is involved without making your own ‘independent’ enquiries (at the Town Hall or from neighbours). Better you lose your dream home - because the Agent may tell you he has another keen buyer - than you lose all your money. Air Conditioning Summers in Jávea are unbearable, with excessive humidity, and an AirCon unit that keeps you cool in the Summer, can also keep you warm in Winter. Many units are inexpensive and will justify their cost (don’t forget what it costs to install and ‘gas’) many times over. They make local summers bearable. Airport Parking For short-term parking Alicante and Valencia airports offer parking connected to the Terminal buildings. For those who need to leave a car while they fly, there are cheap and secure alternatives. Alicante Parking Klaus Tel. 96 568 0941 Mob. 619 936 802

Valencia Servirent Leave keys and return info in Fiat Punto, bay 490, in second (blue) level of P1. Tel. 96 152 2085 Mob. 616 330 931 Airport runs You’ll need to be my friend. Tel: 603 513 793 Al-Anon for friends or relatives of alchoholics to share their experiences. No fees. Tel. 96 646 3689 Alcoholics Anonymous If alcohol isn’t fun anymore, contact Tel. 648 169 045 CostaRehab Helping-hand for drink and drug problems, Tel. 688 805 986 Alcalde ‘Alcalde’ is the Spanish equivalent of ‘Mayor’ or ‘Council Chairman’ and is elected by their peers at the first Council meeting following an election. Amas de Casa This Association of Ladies welcomes non-Spaniards and arranges a wide range of classes and activities. Tel: 96 579 4054 Ambulance Valencia Health Service Tel: 112 Red Cross- Cruz Roja 96 579 1963 Amigos Europeos Tel: 96 579 6099 AMJASA Water Company Aguas Municipales de Jávea s.a. is the municipal water provider for Jávea, with offices on the Eastern end of the Camino Cabañes.

Bi-monthly Standing charge Size of feed Cost 13 mm. 20,53 € > 13 < 15 mm. 27,34 € > 15 < 20 mm. 48,60 € > 20 < 25 mm. 75,93 € > 25 < 30 mm. 103,39 € > 30 < 40 mm. 194,39 € > 40 < 50 mm. 303,73 € > 50 < 60 mm. 476,39 € > 60 < 65 mm. 513,33 € > 65 < 80 mm. 777,58 € > 80 < 100mm. 1.224,97 € Prices quoted in previous issues were taken the AMJASA website. The above figures were obtained from the AMJASA office on 24th October, 2011. Water used per cubic metre € / m3 0 - 10 m3 0,15 € 11 - 40 m3 0,63 € 41 - 70 m3 1,17 € More than 71 m3 1,86 € Minimal users (like townhouses) pay less than houses that use more, watering gardens or toppingup swimming pools. If the meter reader does not read your meter, and the reading for 4 months takes you into a higher price bracket, there is nothing you can do about it. We have asked what users should do if the meter is not read, but not received a reply. If you enter the higher tarrif by ONE cubic metre, ALL you water is charged at the MORE EXPENSIVE rate. 10m3 will cost you 1,50€ but 11m3 adds 5,43€, totalling 6,93€. AMJASA now have a desk in the ‘Citizen Centre’ at Portal del Clot, to avoid the need for everyone to travel to the Camino Cabañes office. Anglo Spanish Association Meetings and visits aimed at integration between those born in Spain and others who have come to live here. Tel. 96 575 7847

Page 3 APASA An Association of volunteers who care for Jávea’s stray and abandoned dogs. It has a Charity shop opposite the Bay Radio offices on the Ctra Cabo de la Nao. The Dog Pound is on Cami Sorts, next to the EcoPark and Desalination Plant, a road off to the North West from the Cami Cabañes. Architect (English speaking) Neil Weston Tel: 616 328 799 Art Centre Association Instruction in painting and other art and crafts. Lorely Griffiths has the answers. Tel. 96 647 2049 Art Galleries Cirne Foundation Av. Alicante, 18 Tel. 96 579 6780 Cafe Art Exhibition Room C/. Andrés Lambert. 4-6 Tel. 96 646 0201 Galerie Dada C/. Cervantes, 2 Tel. 96 579 1352 AVIM Art Room C/. Cristo del Mar, 13 Tel. 96 579 3040 SE7

C/. In Grenyó, 7 Tel / Fax 96 579 0675 summer only

Bento's Gallery Av. Ausias March, 9 Tel. 96 577 1900 Tintorera C/. Santa Lucia, 12 Tel. 96 646 3424 Attorney, Power of You can give anyone a Power of Attorney, either specific, limited or general; a poder that can only be prepared by a Notary. It is relatively cheap and grants someone else the right to buy or sell in your name. You need to have complete trust in the person to whom you give your Power, particularly if any part of the deal is so-called ‘black’ money in a brown-paper-bag.

Page 4 A poder ceases to be valid if either party dies, and can be cancelled, but be sure you can prove that you sent details of the cancellation to the holder, and the Notary who created, witnessed and holds the original. Avale Bancario This is a Bank Guarantee and would cover monies you paid to a Promoter or Developer for something not yet built. If it is not renewed each year by the Promoter or Developer, and the appropriate premium paid, it is worthless. Law 57/68 requires the Developer or Constructor to

Welcome keep payments made ahead of construction in a separate account, but there are few who can resist the temptation! Babies Having babies in this part of Spain is no more traumatic than giving birth in the UK. The new La Xara hospital has excellent facilities and Clinica Acquario in Beniarbeig is at the leading edge of innovation and technology. Backgammon Club Mondays at 8pm at Grand Cafe, Toscamar. Tel. 96 647 1708 635 377 335

The Christian Churches Welcome YOU Port Parish of Nstra. Señora de Loreto C/. Pío X, 9 (Port) Father Fernando Mañó - 96 579 1286 Sunday Mass: 9am, 11am, 12noon, 7pm, 8pm and 9pm Monday - Friday Mass: 9am and 8.30pm

Town Parish of San Bartolome Plaza Iglesia (Town) Father Vicente - 96 579 1174 Mass: weekdays 8am and 8pm 7pm and 8pm June 1 - September 30 7.30pm and 8.30pm - rest of the year

Costa Blanca Anglican Chaplaincy Ermita del Popul, Km 4 on the CV734 to Jesus Pobre Sunday 9.45am, Wednesday 10.30am Local Warden: Jenny Borrows - 96 579 4463

Jávea Evangelical Church (Liturgial yet Charismatic) The Christian Centre Arquitecto Urteaga 25, (East of the Old Town) Pastor Clive Read - 96 646 2848 or 669 386 702 Sunday 11am, Wednesday 3.30pm

Jávea Evangelical Community Church L’Ancora Tennis Club, Av. Paris (Arenal) Pastor Leslie Lyons - 96 587 0911 Sunday 12 noon

Jávea International Baptist Church Gran Cafe, Toscamar, Ctra. del Portixol, Pastor John Hansford - 96 607 4410 Sunday 11am

Mosaic Community Church Centro Comercial La Nao (Arenal) Pastor Peter Cox - Tlf: 96 647 3205 Sunday 12 noon -

to Paradise Banks Jávea has ‘bancos’ and ‘cajas de ahorras’ or savings banks, but cheques are rarely used. Both will arrange to pay your utilities bills by standing order - domiciliación - and will welcome you as a client as they use you and your money to boost their profits. Banca March Ctra. Cabo de la Nao Residencial la Plaza Tel. 96 646 3427 BBVA Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria Av. Jaime I, in the Port Tel. 96 579 4161 Av. Príncipe de Asturias Tel. 96 579 2251 96 579 4161 96 579 4612 Paseo Amanecer (Arenal) Tel. 96 579 3071 Banco de Valencia Av. de Alicante, (Town) Tel. 96 579 0166 96 579 0584 Av. Jaime I (Port) Tel. 96 579 5606 Banco Gallego Av. Amanecer de España, 5 Tel. 96 646 1394 96 579 6484 Banco Popular Español Príncipe de Asturias 16 Tel. 96 579 5857 BSCH Banco Santander Central Hispano Av. Príncipe de Asturias Tel. 96 579 1200 96 579 1454 96 579 1204 Banesto C/ Colón (Town) Tel. 96 579 0781 Ctra. Cabo La Nao Tel: 96 579 1959

November 2011 Bankinter Cabo la Nao. Pla 122 Tel: 96 579 6029 Barclays Bank Ctra. Cabo La Nao 160 Tel: 96 577 0112

TRUTH IS TRUTH even if no one believes it.


even if everyone believes it. When we work, we work; but when we pray God Works. GRACE isn’t a little prayer you say before receiving a meal, It’s a way to live. God doesn’t give you the people you want, He gives you the people you need, to help you, to hurt you, to love you, and to make you the person you were meant to be. 10 years ago, people had STEVE JOBS BOB HOPE and JOHNNY CASH now people have NO JOBS NO HOPE and NO CASH In God we should trust: as if there was an alternative. Inner Peace...... I am passing this on to you because it definitely worked for me today, and we all could probably use more calm in our lives. Some doctor on TV this morning said that the way to achieve inner peace is to finish all the things you have started. So I looked around my house to see things I'd started and hadn't finished. I have managed to finish off a bottle of Merlot, a bottle of Chardonnay, a bodle of Baileys, a butle of wum, a pockage of Prungles, tha mainder of bot Prozic 'n Valiuminun scriptins, the res of the chesescke an a box a chocletz. Yu haf no idr how bludy fablus I feel rite now. Plaese sned dhis orn to dem yu fee ar in ned ov iennr pisss. An telum,u luvum. From Henry Lock

November 2011 BBK Av. Alicante, 11 Tel: 96 646 2437 Deutsche Bank Ctra. Cabo La Nao El Pla 17 L. 71-2 Tel: 96 646 0711 Banco Sabadell Solbank Av. del Pla, 129 Edificio Caribe Tel: 96 646 0914 Barber Shop Leeanne’s + Waxing, Facials, Nails Jávea Park (next to Charity Library) Mob: 662 164 653 658 123 737 Blood donors A ‘Blood Bank’ is controlled from Alicante and their donor teams visit Jávea every couple of months. There is confusion as to whether Brits can currently donate blood, if they have lived in - or visited - the UK since the discovery of ‘Mad Cow Disease’. Martyn Standing at the British Consulate in Alicante says there is no prohibition on the Blood Donor website: A mobile collection team comes to the Insalud in Jávea Town to collect blood from people between 18 and 65 years of age, who weigh at least 50Kgs, but cannot donsate more than 3 or 4 times a year.

Books Charity shops in Jávea may have copies of: Jávea, Dawn of Spain by Charlene Quince, and Jávea/Xàbia - a year in the life of a Spanish town by Charlene Quince with photos by Billie Cook (who MIGHT still have copies at her Studio in Port Market). Boats and Yachting Meeting in English held twice a week. Telephone: 96 646 1913 Bowling Clubs Jávea’s ‘Inn on the Green’ bowling facility was the first in Spain to use Astroturf. Jávea Green Bowls Club Partida Cansalades, 155 Tel: 96 577 1553 Many Jávea residents use the facilities at Benitachell Bowls Club, and there are competitions with other clubs on the Costa Blanca. Bridge Clubs Jávea Bridge Club Av. de Paris, 2 (Arenal) Tel: 96 646 3671 info@já www.já

Butcher (English) Call and see Helen or Neil at The Butcher’s Block (next to Michael’s and Yorkshire Linen on Avenida del Pla. Tel: 96 579 2676. Cable and Satellite TV Many properties in the South of Jávea are served by underground cable from

Jávea Christian Centre C/. Arquitecto Urteaga, 25

the home of Jávea Evangelical Church Providing a Sunday Service in Jávea, since 1992 offering a welcome to anyone disenchanted with religion a 1st Century church focussed on 21st Century needs Sunday

11.00am Morning Service with Holy Communion Refreshments afterwards


3.30pm Midweek Meeting

3rd Wednesday

1.30pm Friendship Lunch at Rte. Azorin 3.30pm Midweek Meeting in the Port

Other meetings announced each Sunday Gifted Musicians welcome

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Sunday School Mini Market Pay what you think Lunches Breakfast Meetings

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Jávea School of Bridge and Social Club Av. Tamarits, Edif. Arenal 80 B.1 www.arenalbridgejá Buses The bus service in Jávea is very poor, with disregard for outlying areas and any elderly who can no longer drive. There is a subsidised

Butano Gas in the Cities may be piped, but in Jávea, most people rely on bottles, though some foreigners and commercial premises have gas on tap - in a tank. There are two suppliers: Repsol, whose bottles are orange and heavy. and Cepsa, whose bottles are much lighter and silver colour.

Your house insurance may be invalid if you have a claim and cannot prove that your gas installation was safe, with a current (valid for 5 years) Certificate. English speaking Sebastian, who lives in Denia, is an independent inspector, authorised by the Ministry of Industry, used by many to inspect and certify their homes. He can be contacted on 687 480 183. Itinerant ‘Gas Inspectors’ - working only on commission for out-of-area companies - regularly visit Jávea, and charge huge amounts for replacing out-ofdate tubing or regulators, using very intimidating tactics. Propane and other gases are available and there is a specialist supplier for oxygen and industrial gases in Benissa.

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Blood test and Wellbeing Pharmacist Antonio Marin, at his premises in Av. Augusta 30 (100m north of the rear

A more extensive range of blood tests is offered at Laboratorio Cholbi Mulet Av. Lepanto 2 in Jávea Port Tel: 96 646 0658 As they usually receive samples via private doctors, when you ask for a quotation, they might give you a discount.

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service from Toscamar to the Arenal, Port and Town, that is cheap and reliable, but little else. If you are a Pensioner there are concessions. Obtain the form from the Services office above Parking El Clot, and hand it - after completing your details, a photo of yourself and the fee, to one of the bus drivers, who will tell you when they will have your ID card with barcode. Those not of pensionable age can buy a ‘Season Ticket’ for 10 €uros that buys 13,50 €uros of journeys. Local services are provided by Autobuses Carrió Tel: 96 558 1036 There are connections to Valencia and Alicante, using the motorway, or visiting villages on the way, using the N-332 and ALSA buses. Tel: 902 422 242


Blue buckets The entire shoreline of Alicante Province was marked in 1988 by a chain of upturned ‘blue buckets’ marking a 100m strip from the water’s edge, within which no construction is allowed. You can see examples along Avenida Libertad (the beach road) the most unusual being built into the Western corner of the ‘La Siesta’ restaurant. The blue paint has peeled off and the concrete is cracked. They are engraved MGOP.

Welcome to Paradise exit to Mercadonna in the Ctra. Cabo La Nao, will test for PSA Colesterol Triglycerates and Glucose for 10€. Immediate results. Tel: 96 646 1954

This is where YOU can PARK

Spanish Lessons and much more


Page 6 Balcon al Mar, and some even receive internet by cable. A vast range of radio and TV programmes from throughout the world are available, the cost depending on the package you choose. For those beyond the reach of the cable network, many of the programmes are re-transmitted terrestially from Costa Nova or Cabo de San Antonio. Initial enquiries via Anne on 679 797 473 or The company phone number is 96 577 1121. Camping and Campsites Jávea has two, both with facilities for static units intended for all-year-round occupation but which welcome tourists and their tents. Neither are ‘close’ to the beach, but Camping Naranjos is less isolated than Camping Jávea. The police discourage parking of Campervans on the beach overnight. Groups of Campervans appear from time to time on the Car Park at Av. Tamarits in the Arenal, and only 200m from the beach. Canine Hairdressser ( See Pets) Car Hire Many residents prefer the friendly, family approach of Autos Jávea, at the start of the road to Benitachell, off the CV-735 from Gata to Jávea. They are associated with Jávea Auto Sales. Tel: 96 579 0163 Mov: 650 109 571 Car Parking For many years parking in the Town and Port was controlled by ‘Blue Zone’ parking, but most residents wouldn’t pay and the scheme was abandoned for 2011. Parking has become much more difficult because drivers from Madrid, who come to the Port for their holidays, leave their cars parked for the length of their stay, reducing availability that will assist shopkeepers. Council-owned underground parking is available beneath the Plaza de la Constitución and Portal

Welcome to Paradise del Clot (see map on page 19) Time Plaza Clot Minute 0,01€ 0,01€ Hour 0,60 0.60 Full month 50,00 45,00 8am-8pm Mon-Sat 30,00 25,00 7.30am-3.30pm Mon-Sat 20,00 15,00 8pm-8am Mon-Fri and 2pm Sat-Mon 8am per month 30,00 25,00 40 year concession 22.887,93 Yearly upkeep 152,59 Car Transport Jávea based CarTranSpain make regular return trips to the UK with cars, motorbikes and caravans, Tel: 96 646 8342 Mob. 664 121 650 UK: 07866 190 980 Cash & Carry Puga Autoservicio S.L. Avenida del Pla 91 (opposite Repsol Garage) Tel: 96 579 2735 Catering/Equipment Hire Costa Blanca Party Service C/. Benz 8, Benissa 03720 Bob Jager Mob 689 237 235 Tel: 96 573 1546 Fax: 96 573 0557 C & P Enterprises Party. Event and Location, caterer Tel: Catherine 686 773 442 CARING CARER

In your home or when you shop or visit hospital or doctor. VERY

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635 836 501 (Eileen) CEPSA The contract for collecting household rubbish is held by CEPSA. Other towns use FCC. Rubbish is collected by driver-operated semiautomatic lorries, that upturn street-level or underground bins into the hopper, whether collecting plastic, cardboard and paper or household rubbish. Glass is collected in special ‘dome-shaped’ green containers by a specialist company. CEPSA vehicles operate from a yard opposite the

CESPA service station in the Ctra. Cabo la Nao. Their administration office is in the Port, Av. Lepanto 2. Tel: 900 102 149 Grey top bins are for household rubbish, which should be placed into a - now discouraged - plastic bolsa from most supermarkets. Yellow-top bins are for plastic and the ‘bricks’ in which you buy wine or milk. Blue top bins are for paper and cardboard. Green domed bins are for glass and bottles. Household Appliance Pickup CESPA, will collect up to a maximum of 5 household items for free. You have to phone at least the day before to advise them of the collection address. Items have to be put out on the street in front of house the night before. Collection is during the morning. Collections are only made on Tuesdays and Fridays. The girl in the office understands enough English to take your address, and you need to confirm whether collection will be on Martes or Viernes. CESPA telephone number is 900 102 149 Summer office hours are 8am - 3pm Monday - Friday Charity Shops Jávea’s first was established by Ann Mason and her friends and is still called the ‘Original Charity Shop’ with premises between Sabadell Solbank and the beach. ‘Carousel’ or ‘Roundabout’ is now located on Avenida del Furs, on the ground floor of a block of apartments, opposite the junction with Ovidi Montflor. ‘Cancer Charity Shop’ and its Care Centre, are located in Jávea Park. APASA’s is located close to the central roundabout on the Ctra. Cabo la Nao. Chemists The following chemists are responsible for providing a day and night service intended for prescriptions and emergencies - but they will sell other items. Details of which chemist is on duty can be found on a

November 2011 notice on the outside of each: NOVEMBER 24h CHEMIST From 9am on the day of responsibility till 9am next day Date Nº Date Nº 1st Tue 13 16 Wed 2 2nd Wed 1 17 Thur 3 4 3rd Thur 2 18 Fri 5 3 19 Sat 4th Fri 5th Sat 4 20 Sun 6 6th Sun 5 21 Mon 7 8 7th Mon 6 22 Tue 8th Tue 7 23 Wed 9 9th Wed 8 24 Thur 10 11 10 Thur 9 25 Fri 11 Fri 10 26 Sat 12 12 Sat 11 27 Sun 13 13 Sun 12 28 Mon 1 2 14 Mon 13 29 Tue 15 Tue 1 30 Wed 3 Antonio Marin Lluch Avd August 30 Tel: 96 646 1954


J.M ª Ripoll 6 Ctra. Cabo La Nao (Cala Blanca) Tel: 96 577 0900 AV Almodovar Morell 9 Plaza Joanot Martorell 5, Tel: 96 646 3994 Belcher Cholbi Ronda Colon 4 Tel: 96 579 1099


Vicente Miralles Salort 12 Crta Cabo la Nao Pla 165 Tel: 96 647 1333 M. Paz Uriol Batuecas 5 Avda de la Playa Arenal Libertat 7 Tel: 96 579 3839 R.Mª Perez 8 Avda del Pla 126, Local E Tel: 96 646 3531 Consuelo Espinos Soliveres Plaza de la Iglesia, 11 1 Tel: 96 579 1801 Mª. S. Martinez Avenida Lepanto 12 Tel: 96 646 2545


Victoria Isa. Garces Castles C / Sevilla 1 4 Tel: 96 579 1520 Ana Maria Garcia Lillo 11 Avd. Palmela 16 Tel: 96 646 3947 Amparo Marsal Romany 3 Avda Juan Carlos I, 33 Tel: 96 579 1955 Lydia Gil Bait Av. Fontana 18 Tel: 96 646 3142


November 2011 Chiringuitos (Beach Bars) From June to September each year, Jávea Council licenses temporary ‘beach bars’ between the Parador and the Port. Tenders are invited for a 3 or 5-year term, which are opened in public, and then evaluated by Town Hall staff to see how fully they match the Tender requirements. There is strong rivalry between those tendering, as well as between those who win. Churches Roman Catholic Port Parish of Nstra. Señora de Loreto C/. Pío X, 9 (Port) Fr Fernando Mañó Bixquert Fr Frank Suárez Minaya Tel: 96 579 1286 Sunday Mass: 9am, 11am, 12noon, 7pm, 8pm and 9pm Monday - Friday Mass: 9am and 8.30pm Town Parish of San Bartolome Plaza Iglesia (Town) Father Vicente - 96 579 1174 Mass: weekdays 8am and 8pm, 7pm and 8pm June 1 September 30; 7.30pm and 8.30pm - rest of the year Protestant Costa Blanca Anglican Chaplaincy Ermita del Popul, Km 4 on the CV734 to Jesus Pobre Sunday 9.45am, Wednesday 10.30am Local Warden: Jenny Borrows - 96 579 4463 Jávea Evangelical Church (Liturgical yet Charismatic) The Christian Centre Arquitecto Urteaga 25, (East of the Old Town) Pastor Clive Read 96 646 2848 or 669 386 702 Sunday 11am Wednesday 3.30pm www.já Jávea Evangelical Community Church L’Ancora Tennis Club, Av. Paris (Arenal) Pastor Leslie Lyons 96 587 0911 Sunday 12 noon Jávea International Baptist Church Gran Cafe, Toscamar, Carretera del Portixol, Pastor John Hansford 96 607 4410 Sunday 11am Many midweek activities www.já

Welcome Mosaic Church Centro Comercial “La Nao” Pastor Peter Cox 96 647 3205 Sunday 12 noon

to Paradise one off joining fee of 10€ per person. Their eMail address is: javeacomputerclub

Jehovah’s Witnesses Kingdom Hall is located at the Eastern end of Cronista Figueras Pacheco, the street at the rear of ‘Bookworld’ on Avenida Amanecer. English services are advertised as 10am on a Sunday and Wednesday at 7.30pm and there are local groups in members’ homes for Bible study. Tel: 96 649 3753

Computer problems P C Solutions Tel: 902 995 116 Mob: 676 662 733

Muslim Information will be added when we have it. Children’s Shoes P-Nanos Virgen de la Merced 3 Tel: 636 383 086 Cinema Cine Jayan in the port, English language films Tuesday to Thursday evenings Coloured Parrots Mick at La Casa Del Pollo told me he’d never read anything about the coloured parrots that are found in trees at Camping Naranjas, and in Gorgos urbanisation on the seafront. I’d never heard of Jávea’s coloured parrots in the 26 years I’ve lived here, but I know the late Roy Turner had a large aviary alongside the Rio Gorgos which attracted ‘hangers-on’ . Community of Owners (See Urbanisations) Computer Club The Club meets at the Jávea School of Bridge and Social Club premises, Edificio Arenal-80, Avenida Tamarits, Jávea, three times a week from 9.30am until around 12.30, on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Annual Membership fee is €20 per person. The entrance fee to Club Meetings is €1.00 per person (or per couple for husband and wife members) per visit. There is a

Conservatives Abroad (See also Labour Int.) Based in Jávea Tel: 96 619 7239 (Secretary) Consumer advice OMIC Tel: 96 579 3499 (See also Ombudsman) Bloque laying, concrete levelling, foundations, crazy paving, slab paving, all kinds of floor and wall tiling, rendering, painting, window fitting, balustrade, landscape gardening, roofing, etc.

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Council Tax (IBI) Collected in the Autumn of each year, but as it funds council activity from the previous January, it is likely the demand will be presented a month or so sooner, each year. For 2011 IBI is payable between 25th August and 7th December. If an owner has NOT received a payment request, they can obtain one from the Recaudación office in Calle Mayor 15, between 9am and 2pm. Any Bank will accept a domiciliación (standing order) but cash can only be accepted by the following: Banca March Banco CAM Banco de Valencia Banco Popular Españo Banco Sabadell (Solbank)l Banco Santander C.H. Bankia Barclays Bank BBVA Caixa

Page 7 Caja de Ahorros de Murcia Caja Rural del Miditerráneo Deutche Bank Nova Caixa Galicia Coto Privado de Caza These signs indicate NO HUNTING and are erected by landowners who do not want hunting and gun carrying people - and their dogs - on their land. Councillors Jose F. Chulvi Español - Mayor (PSOE) Oscar Anton Izquierdo (XD) Finance Contracts Resident Participation Antonio Miragell Espasa (PSOE) Heritage Tourism Juan L. Cardona Salvador (XD) Economic Development Agriculture and Fisheries Sport Francesc Camprubí Martell (PSOE) Internal New Technology Community Involvement Pere J. Sapena Segarra (XD) Planning Francisco J. Torres Marí (PSOE) Projects and Works Water Juan B. Ortolá Bas (CPJ) Activities Public Safety, Police and Civil Protection Fiestas Doris B. Albertine Courcelles (PSOE) Services Environment Maria Teresa Bisquert Vendrell Transport Social Services Elderly Health Youth Mª Desemparats Bolufer Castelló (PSOE) Culture Education Jose J. Castelló Pastor (PP) Jose J. Genoves Garciar (PP) Rosa M. Cardona Pedro (PP) Antonia Sebastía Serrat (PP) Maria Teresa Ern Salva (PP) Eduardo J. Monfort Bolufer (BCX) Josepa Chorro Monserrat (BCX) Vicent Chorro Cabrera (BCX) Mª Teresa Bisquert Vendrell (CPJ) Juan Planelles Alvarez (IND) Francisco Catalá Perez (IND)

Page 8 Council Meetings Council meetings are held on the last Thursday in the month and on other dates if there is an emergency. Local residents are entitled to be present, but if there is anything controversial on the Agenda you are unlikely to have anywhere to sit. There was talk of televising the meetings. Council Tax Calendar March 25 to June 6, 2011, for voluntary payment of Vehicle Tax (IVTM), fee for entry of vehicles across the sidewalks or roads (VADO) and solid waste collection (PEF) From 25 August to 7 December, 2011, for payment of (IBI) and Economic Activities (IAE). Cycle Rental Hammersea Jávea Portixol, 8 (300m south of Barclays) Tel: 96 647 3131 Xabia Bike Centre Av. Lepanto 21 Tel: 96 646 1150 Dance Schools En Danza C/. San Joaquín, 9-11, Tel/Fax 96 579 2803 Estudio de Danza Salomé Rodriguez Av. Juan Carlos I, 17. Tel: 659 336 550 96 579 0769 Valerie Jean School Classes in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, and Funky Street at L’Ancora Studio, C/. Paris, Arenal. Tel: 667 989 430 Day Care The Centro de Día Santa María de Betania de Xàbia (Day Care Centre) is located opposite Mas y Mas on the Eastern exit road from the old town. The Centre provides care for up to 50 dependents over the age of 60 between the hours of 8.00am and 8.00pm. Death see Funerals Debts in Spain Those saddled with mortgages on properties they

Welcome to Paradise cannot sell, can no longer escape their debt by relocating to the UK. Spanish Banks can ignore any value in the property on which the mortgage was secured, and seek possession of any UK asset. Dentists Like teeth, they come in all shapes and sizes and there are many who have welcomed those who do not know the Spanish word for “That Urts” to their client list. Clinica Dental Lepanto (Dra Sylvia Merkler) Av. Lepanto 13 (Port) Tel: 96 646 2519 Karen Marshall www/ Karen Gardner Denuncia It’s nothing more than an ‘official complaint’ that can be made with the Guardia Civil, municipal police, OMIC and every commercial premises has to be able to give you a Hoja de Reclamaciones if you need to complain about services at the establishment. Dive School (See Sub Aqua) Drinking and driving DON’T - it’s not worth it! Driving/Driving Licences There are excellent books in English like "Motoring in Spain" by Brian J Deller, that are updated as needed. In general - be aware that Spanish drivers do not indicate (particularly going left) around roundabouts and will stay in the outside lane all the way around. Use your wing mirrors. They do not indicate when turning off a road either, do not stop for pedestrian crossings nor acknowledge any courtesy you give them. They will also be inches from your rear bumper when on fast roads and will overtake to fill the gap you leave from the car in front, as taught in the UK. This is particularly annoying in the Calpe tunnel, where you MUST leave a 100m gap between yourself and the car in front, when an overtaking car can move into your gap, leaving you with a ‘photo fine’ for travelling too close.

Many people in Jávea choose to use a Gestoria, like Gestoria Font Av. Alicante, 15 Tel: 96 579 0354 to process their documents with’Trafico’ The medical testing clinic I use and recommend: Centro Médico Ondara Av. Alacant 51 (at traffic lights on the N332) Ondara. Tel: 96 647 6600 will remit your application direct to Tráfico for you. If you are resident here you need to have the same regular medical as Spanish drivers, otherwise your licence and insurance are invalid. Drugs and abuse Helpline: 900 161 515 CostaRehab Helping-hand for drink and drug problems, Tel. 688 805 986 Earthquake Torrevieja and Murcia are on a fault line but Jávea has not recently been affected by other than minor tremors, usually out to sea off the Cabo de la Nao. Eateries we use and enjoy A Cal Pito Plaza Adumar 3 C/. Sertorio (Port) Tel: 96 646 0050 96 579 2951 Azorin C/. Toni Llidó (Port) Tel: 96 579 4495 Inn Between (Jávea Park) (opposite Club de Tenis) Tel: 96 579 4248 EKA - European Kids Assn. A fund-raising initiative to raise funds for non-formal educational projects. President: Lauren Staton Tel: 665 012 228 Events: Anne Martin Tel: 680 673 871 Electoral Roll (Padrón) Everyone who lives in Jávea is OBLIGATED to sign on the list of residents - the

November 2011 Padrón. Registration brings access to facilities (use of the library, subsidised bus travel, home-help, education) and the Town Hall receives around 200 €uros a year from central Government funds, in respect of each registered person. Electricity Iberdrola Tel: 901 202 020 Breakdowns Tel: 901 102 210 Client Attention Tel: 902 201 520 Jávea office (Town) C/ Sant Pere Màrtir, 2 1st floor Tel: 96 579 1295 Excursions Caves of Benidoleig Situated on the road between Pedreguer and Benidoleig, Stalagmites and stalactites as long as 300yds, with domes greater than 60 feet. Open throughout the year. Tel: 96 640 4235 Pego Donkey rides  Take the donkey ‘Taxi’ and enjoy the countryside as never before. Tel: 633 164 404 Also 4x4 excursions Tel: 696 724 923 Exhibition Halls/Galleries Casa de Cable Avenida Marina Española, 7 Open Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 1pm and 5pm to 8pm. Sundays and holidays from 10am to 1pm Ca Lambert Calle Mayor, 43 Open Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 1pm and 5pm to 8pm. Sundays and holidays from 10am to 1pm Museum Soler Blasco Plaza Germans Segarra, 1 Open Tuesday to Friday from 10am to 1pm and 5pm to 8pm. Saturday, Sunday and holidays from 10 am to 1pm. Closed Monday. Eye Surgery People used to return to the UK and Moorfields Eye Hospital for treatment, being told when they gave their address “Why come here - the

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EXHIBITIONS Tuesday 1st Bento's Gallery Exhibition of Works of Art collected over the last 22 years. Open until the 30th of November. Al Marge Art Gallery Antonio Santacreu and Alicia Ripoll exhibit of winners of the Marina Alta Painting and Sculpture Competition. Open until the 10th November. AVIMA Art Gallery Autumn Exhibition  by Pity, Chype, Costa Tur and Teos. Open until the 30th of November. Friday 4th 8pm. Casa del Cable Inauguration of paintings by Jorge Carbonell. Open until the 27th of November. Saturday 5th Al Marge Art Gallery Elisa Torres and Loek Groenendÿk, Photography and Installation exhibit. Open until the 24th of November. Friday 11th 7pm. Ca Lambert “A Song of Hope” Plastic artwork exhibit by Pepa Espasa, inspired by the emotion of empathy between women, the intimate understanding of silences and the painful need to express it. A Tribute to the Afghan poet, Nadia Anjuman, who was killed by her husband for the ‘crime’ of having published a book of poems. Poetry Reading and Piano Recital by Marta Espinós. Open until the 9th of January. Saturday 12th 8pm. Soler Blasco Municipal Archaeological and Ethnographical Museum IECMA. 25 years "Institut d'Estudis Comarcals de la Marina Alta". Open until the 25th November.


Friday 4th 9pm. San Bartolomé Church The Marina Alta Orchestra (OMA) will perform J. S Bach works for violin and oboe. Saturday 5th  4.30pm. "Miguel Buigues Andrés" Sports Centre Provincial Chess Championship on the 5th, 12th, 19th and the 26th in the Ball Room (Sala de Baile) of Palau Municipal d'Esports from 4.30 - 9.30pm.

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November Cultural  Programme Sunday 6th 8am. Av. Palmela Carpark Mountain Workdays - plant a tree and take care of a thousand. Montgo's Natural Park Reforestation Project 7.30pm. Cine Jayan (Port) El Seté Segell Cinema Club El amor de Tony (France, 87'/ colour 2010) Monday 7th 8pm. Ciné Jayan (Port) El Seté Segell Cinema Club El amor de Tony Angèle leaves prison after serving her sentence for a traffic accident in which her husband died. Now, her greatest wish is to recover her son. Tony is a fisherman and lives with his mother. His greatest wish is to enjoy life. Thanks to an announcement, they will meet and desire will arise between them. Thursday 10th 5pm. Convent Square Intercultural workshops Painting, Bobbin and Lace workshops. Organized by the Social Services Department. Sunday 13th 7.30pm. Ciné Jayan (Port) El Seté Segell Cinema Club No habrá paz para los malvados (Spain, 109'/ colour 2011) Monday 14th 8pm. Ciné Jayan (Port) El Seté Segell Cinema Club No habrá paz para los malvados. Santos, the Police Inspector, is involved in a triple homicide, but a witness manages to escape and could incriminate him. Thus, Santos decides to track him down and eliminate him. Meanwhile, Judge Chacón thoroughly investigates this murder. They will both discover that this is not just a simple case of drugs but something much more dangerous. Tuesday 15th 7pm. Culture Centre Ciné Cineforum This film tells us about the psychological and physical abuse suffered by a mother and her son, in a very conflictive relationship; it is a drama with an unexpected ending.

Thursday 17th  Municipal Social Centre Gender violence prevention Worshop, designed for an adult audience. Information and pre-registration in the Social Centre, Concejalía de la Igualdad or by telephone: 96 579 4142. 8pm. Culture Centre Book Presentation Imagine you are a Butterfly, by authoress, Annie Sabathé. Friday 18th 8pm. Casa de Cultura Conference: "Salud, The British Contribution to the Republican Medical Service During the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939" An illustrated talk by Linda Palfreeman, with items from Jávea residents Maggie Morgan and John Catanach, whose relatives fought with the International Brigades. The event will be held in Castellano and English. Saturday 19th 5pm. Culture Centre Ciclo "titelles en la nostra llengua" (Cycle: "Puppet Shows in our language") Two performances at 5pm and 6.30pm. Sunday 20th 7.30pm. Ciné Jayan (Port) El Seté Segell Cinema Club Nader y Simin. Una Separación (Iran, 123' / colour 2011) Monday 21st Music Conservatory St. Cecilia Cultural Week From 21st to 26th November. See separate programme. 8pm. Ciné Jayan (Port) El Seté Segell Cinema Club Nader y Simin. Una Separación When Nader is abandoned by his wife, he hires a young woman to take care of his sick father. However, he is unaware that she is pregnant and is working without the consent of her husband. Nader will soon be immersed in a labyrinth of lies, manipulation and confrontations. Tuesday 22nd 7pm. Music Conservatory Extraordinary Concert in honour of St. Cecilia Concert by the Orchestra of the Professional Music Conservatory of Xàbia. Free Admission.

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Page 9 Thursday 24th 8pm. Culture Centre Music Cycle: Women, Music and Love. Friday 25th 1pm. Town Church Square International Day Against Gender Violence Gathering and Reading of the Manifesto against Gender Violence, organized by the Council of Equality. 7.15pm. Public Library A Minute of Silence to protest against violence against women. 7.30pm. Public Library Information Desk with books about Gender Violence. Inauguration of Reference Desk in the Municipal Library with books about marital violence. Saturday 26th 10pm. San Bartolomé Church Musical Arts Centre of Xàbia Concert in honour of St. Cecilia. Sunday 27th  7.30pm. Ciné Jayan (Port) The Tree of Life (USA, 141' / colour 2011) Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, Jessica Chastain. Monday 28th 8pm. Ciné Jayan (Port) El Seté Segell Cinema Club The tree of life, a story of a Texas family in the 1950s. The film follows the journey of the eldest son, Jack, through the innocence of childhood to his disillusioned adult years as he tries to reconcile a complicated relationship with his father. Jávea’s Tourism Department produces outstanding books and posters for use at exhibitions. Why not call in and ask if you can have samples. They are free - as ratepayers paid for them! This programme is subject to change, and times should be confirmed at your nearest Tourist Information Office. Tourist Info Centre Plaza Iglesia, 4 Tel: 96 579 4356 F ax: 96 579 6317 Tourist Centre Jávea Port Pl. Almirante Bastarreche, 11 Tel: 96 579 0736 Fax: 96 579 6057 Tourist info Jávea Arenal Ctra La Nao Pla The Plaza Arenal beach Tel: 96 646 0605 Fax: 96 579 6258

Page 10 best surgeons in Europe are where you live.” Dr. Carlos Infantes C/. Arquitecto Urteaga 22 Tel: 96 579 1229 Fax: 96 646 0424 Family Tree Tracing Lyn will enjoy helping you trace your ancestors. Tel: 609 371 030 Fiestas Details of forthcoming Jávea Fiestas can be obtained from the Tourist Office. Finca It used to be a dream to buy, and convert an old finca, or landworker’s home, but they have become scarce, expensive and pose ghastly problems for those unfamiliar with Spain - now rigorously imposed - building regulations. Best advice: only buy what you can see, and when it is finished and legal. Fines  see Multas Fiscal representation If a non-resident owns one property, they can look after their own financial affairs with Hacienda. If the non-resident owns 2 or more properties, they are obliged to appoint a Fiscal Representative with whom Hacienda can communicate. Fish and Chips Jávea’s first ‘Chippy’ (established by Malcolm and Liz) was in the Jávea Park premises now occupied by the ‘English Library’. ‘inCODnito’ on the edge of the large carpark at the Southern end of the Arenal beach, and Scallops, 200m further south on the seafront. In the Port, Merluza Romana (battered hake) is part of the daily menu at ‘Rte. Azorin’ in C/. Toni Llido and ‘Al Capito’ in the plaza to Adumar III, where Pepe uses fresh potatoes, a peeler and chipper to make “original” tasting English chips. Florist Mayflower Av. del Pla 125 (50m north of Solbank) Tel: 610 396 543

Welcome to Paradise Even if their loved-one is Fraud Jávea has far less crime than 5 in Intensive Care (or the Mortuary), provided a funeral years ago, but wherever there company has not been are people with money, there instructed, a Round Tuit plan will be opportunist crooks. can be arranged with Always be on your guard and immediate effect, and often fear the worst. saving a considerable amount of money compared to the Freemasonry price the family would Ian Hutchinson is credited otherwise be charged. with introducing English Pre-Pagado Paz Freemasonry to Jávea and Apartado de Correos 252 Spain, creating a ‘Temple’ 03770 VERGEL above the Cave Inn, that Tel: 96 575 5192 became Cheers Bar. Cremation A new ‘Temple’ has been Cremation is increasingly established in Costa Nova, popular in Jávea, which has which had an ‘Open Day’ to its own facilities, as well as dispel the notion of secrecy providing a service for funeral and is proud of the donations companies from surrounding it makes to non-Masonic towns and villages. charities. ‘Balbi’ and his staff at Funerals Tanatorio Jávea, on the Jávea Insurance to Gata road, are as proud of It was traditional for many their facilities as would be a Spanish grandparents Rolls Royce dealer. abuelos - to arrange burial insurance for new nietos Donation of remains grandchildren, ensuring future Prior to the introduction of low premiums and one less Cremation, and because few financial trauma, no matter had relatives to tend a ‘niche’ how many years into the in the Cemetery, many chose future that child dies. to donate their remains for The problem with burial medical research. It is still insurance is that you have no possible and arrangements idea how much you will pay. need to be made with the Many policyholders have paid University Teaching Hospital many times over for a funeral in San Juan. that has not - yet - been needed, but if they stop Interment paying NOW, they will lose You can choose for your the benefit of every premium coffin to be placed in a paid. ‘niche’ in the Cemetery, but Pre-payment they are expensive to buy British companies Avalon and (depending on where, and at Golden Leaves both offer pre- which level you choose) and payment where, for the price if you rent, and do not renew of a funeral NOW, it will be the premium, the remains can provided at any time in the be removed, and re-interred future, no matter what the with others, in a communal price THEN. Plans start at niche. 3.150 €uros. Pre-Pagado Paz was Gardening specifically created to meet Help is available from the needs of Brits in Jávea gardeninginspain who needed more than the 24 hours allowed by Avalon for The Town Hall has provided the Cremation. Clients could 40m2 plots of land for pay extra for additional days, allotments, on the central a church service, and all reservation of Av. Augusta. manner of extras. The PPP plan includes up Gas to 7 nights ‘refrigeration’ - to Repsol: Tel: 96 573 0572 await arrival of relatives, and CEPSA: Tel: 96 579 1566 a Thanksgiving Service. PPP Round-Tuit Plan Gas Inspectors This plan was specifically (See Butano) created to protect the spouse usually the wife - whose Gestor husband never got ‘Round A Gestor is a Spanish Tuit’ with regard to funeral professional who processes insurance or pre-payment.

November 2011 paperwork with Government departments. They charge for their services - like any other business - but you do not have to queue. Gibraltar The story was told that Felipe Gonzalez (Spain’s Prime Minister at the time) met Margaret Thatcher at a European Congress, and told her “You can keep Gibraltar if we can have Jávea back!” Gibraltar is still a popular destination for Brits who want to marry in Spain, but baulk at the need to have documents relating to Birth, Marriage and any Divorce or Bereavement translated into Spanish (currently at 90 €uros each) so they can be submitted to the Spanish authorities, for a Spanish wedding. Many choose to have paperwork from the UK or Gibraltar, and a ‘Blessing’ ceremony in Jávea, where guests believe they have attended the couple’s ‘Wedding’. Golf Jávea Golf Course still only has 9 holes despite many projects to build another 9 or 18, which have always been opposed by neighbouring property owners. There are excellent facilities at ‘La Sella’ - on the Jesus Pobre road to Denia, and Oliva Nova and Paichi in Moraira. Club de Golf Jávea Ctra. Jávea-Benitachell, Km 4.5 Tel: 96 579 2584 Fax 96 646 0554 golfenjá www.clubdegolfjá Mini-Golf Mini-Golf L´Arenal Av. Tamarits s/n Quo Vadis Mini-Golf C/. Cannes, 5 (Arenal) Tel: 96 646 3734 Good Neighbours’ Club Originally formed in 1989 to raise the £18,000 required to place 2 Heart Defibulator machines on Jávea Ambulances (another 1st in Spain for Jávea), still meets for lunch on the last Friday of each month, at 1.30pm in the Inn Between, Jávea Park. No need to book, but look forward to home cooking,

November 2011 fresh veg and lemon meringue pie. Grua It can mean the elevating platform on a delivery lorry, a crane, or - more likely - the lorry that takes your car away if it is parked illegally. Gymnasia Academia Profigura Av. Lepanto, 2. (Port) Edif. Puerto Real, D-2. Tel/Fax: 96 579 5656 Karoon Pilates Studio Jávea Av. Palmela, 31 (Town) Tel: 96 646 2235 609 678 433 www.karoonpilatesjá Planeta Fitness Plus C/. Azorín, 34 bajo Tel: 96 579 2699 620 26 29 66 Sparta Gym C/. Rennes, 2 bajo Tel: 96 646 3639 Xàbia Fitness Parque Reina Sofía, 3 Tel: 625 710 457 Centro de Yoga C/. Gijón, 1 Tel: 635 182 711 Harley Davidson & Bikers Tel: 617 275 016 Health All visitors from EU countries should bring their EHIC European Health Insurance Card - to obtain necessary emergency treatment in Jávea, without having to pay. UK Passport holders who receive a UK State pension are entitled to free reciprocal health care, if they produce proof of entitlement from Newcastle. Insalud Health Centre Appointments Tel: 96 642 8150 Port Clinic Tel: 96 646 0456 Private There are many medical practitioners in Jávea who specialise in the care of Extranjeros, whether for cash or payment by an Insurance Provider. Valencia Health Scheme Those not old enough to have

Welcome to Paradise free reciprocal health care, can apply to join Convenio de Asistencia Sanitaria a Pacientes Privados and pay 90 €uros a month for health cover equal to a Spaniard and without exclusion of preexisting conditions. The application form can be downloaded at then follow this route in the left-hand column: Ciudadania > Tarjeta Sanitaria > Convenio de Asistencia Sanitaria a Pacientes Privados > Modelo de Solicitud. The form should be completed with your Bank details, and sent with Copy of Passport (Photo page only) Original Padrón certificate Copy of your Residencia certificate Letter from Newcastle (Overseas Healthcare Team) +44 191 218 1999 by Certificado to: Dirección Territorial de la Conselleria de Sanidad C/. Girona, 26 03001 Alicante Hospitals ‘New’ La Jara hospital Tel: 96 642 9090 Denia HELP provide a morning Interpreter service on weekdays when they can be contacted on 96 642 9346 ‘Old’ Pedrera now long term & elderly Tel: 96 557 9700 Highway Code Spain has a written Code, the codigo de la circulación, that can be bought at bookshops like Librería Papelería Puerto Jàvea in C/. Cristo del Mar, Jávea Port, and is profusely illustrated. Hog Roast Whether for a private function or a charity event, Sue Coley has her own kit, offering value and dependability. Holiday Homes For owners wanting to rent and tourist seeking a quality place to relax and chill. Vacation Villas Christine Tel: 669 386 710

Holidays in Spain Inserso offers holidays for members of the Pensioner Clubs, that offer much better value than you could obtain elsewhere. Horse and Riding Centro Hípico Jávea Ctra. de Gata, 118 Tel: 650 057 539 www.hipicojá Hotels and Hostals Jávea has few Hotels. The Parador on the seafront is opposite Villa Naranjos, with Sol y Mar on the promenade to the Port, where Jávea Hotel and the Miramar are located. A list of Hostals can be obtained from Tourist Offices. Household Rubbish Pick-Up (See CEPSA) Identity Numbers NIE and Residencia can be obtained from Denia, but most Jávea residents choose to apply in Teulada. (See Residencias) IKEA Shopping The nearest warehouse is in Murcia (though there have been talks about others in Valencia and Alicante) and flatpaxabia will take you to the warehouse, or collect and assemble items you purchase from the catalogue or online. flatpaxabia Tel: 902 881 121 There is NO CONNECTION between this company and people in Jávea trading as ‘ezyflatpax’ Interpreters Carmen Alesanco (knows the best tradesmen) Tel: 609 677 094 Jacqui Blaylock Tel: 61 61 62 324 Susana Bultitude Tel: 96 646 0924 Alma Dorndorf, Tel: 636 898 162 Jan Roylance Tel: 693 926 595 Sally Skelton Tel: 686 453 816 Invalidity/Disability Items can be bought from Mobility Direct, on the outside of Port Market, or hired from CopiShop, Dr. Fleming 2, Tel: 96 579 2649

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TODAY IS THE OLDEST YOU'VE EVER BEEN, YET THE YOUNGEST YOU'LL EVER BE, SO ENJOY THIS DAY WHILE IT LASTS Observations on Growing Older l Your kids are becoming you ... and you don't like them ... but your grandchildren are perfect! l Going out is good.. coming home is better! l The 5 pounds you wanted to lose is now 15 and you have a better chance of losing your keys than the 15 pounds. l Your spouse is counting on you to remember things you don't remember. l The things you used to care to do, you no longer care to do, but you really do care that you don't care to do them anymore. l You used to say, "I hope my kids GET married... now it’s, "I hope they STAY married!" l Now that you can afford expensive jewelry, it's not safe to wear it anywhere. l What used to be freckles are now liver spots. l Now that your husband has retired ... you'd give anything if he'd find a job! Ironing Service Planchado 659 311 666 5€ per Kg - 5 Kg min. Free pick-up/drop Jávea Jávea Int. Magic Club Tel: 96 579 4570 627 046 897 Karting Karting Laguna Jávea C/. Cannes, 1 (Arenal) Tel: 622 886 876 www.kartingjá Labour International (See also Conservatives) Meets Tuesday September 13 at L’Ancora Tenis, at 2.30pm. Tel: 679 231 412 Lorraine 678 213 978 Malcolm Last Will (See Wills) Lawyers Spaniards practicing Law in Spain are not permitted to describe themselves as Solicitors, unless they are

Page 12 members of the Law Society in the UK. The equivalent in Spain is an Abogado, and there is no shortage of competent lawyers who speak English. If your problem is complex, you need to seek a specialist: no good having a man who usually is involved with property transactions, if you want to win a child custody battle. Abogados have to be members of a Provincial College. Legal Aid is available but we do not have details. Ley de Costas See Blue Buckets Libraries The main library is in Carrer Mayor, 9 and is open on weekdays from 9am-2pm and 4pm 8pm. Saturdays 10am - 1pm. Tel: 96 569 3938 Housed within the Carrer Mayor premises is an International Library. The English section is open on Tuesday and Saturday mornings from 10 am to 12 midday. There is a wide selection of books to lend at no cost. The English section is situated on the third floor of the library (there is a lift!) Contact Alma for further information, 96 646 3262 A new library is being constructed (but work has stopped due to a dispute with ECISA, the builders) next to the Port Insalud, to replace the existing Reading Room in Av. Jaime 1, 14 Open on weekdays from 11am - 1.30pm and 4pm 8pm. Tel: 96 646 2652

Welcome to Paradise meet on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7.30pm (men only) at hotel ‘El Rodat’ in Jávea, close to Urbanizacion ‘El Tosalet’. On the 4th Thursday of each month at 7.30pm ladies and guests are welcome. Locksmith Carl Barclay Av. del Pla 116 Tel: 96 646 3712 Mov 659 853 645 Long-Lets (see also Property Rental) There is a good selection at Connect2Spain C/. Cristo del Mar 29 (Port) Tel: 96 646 0133 Vacation Villas Christine Irving Tel: 669 386 710 Lotteries Spaniards seem to be born knowing every facet of the ‘Lottery’. A booklet containing up-to-date information, in English, can be obtained from KickStart, Arquitecto Urteaga Nº 8, in the Old Town. M.A.B.S. This is a self-help group for lives affected by cancer - be it as patient or carer. They offer literature and drivers for chemo or radiotherapy visits. A Jávea point of contact is Founder/President, Jacqui Phillips on 96 579 4083 or 686 305 006 Manaña The word has come to mean anything BUT tomorrow, tending to intimate a future occurrence, but not precicely when.

Linedancing New Country Linedancers Beginners, Improvers and Advanced classes at Grand Cafe, Toscamar. Tel. 96 647 0632

Marina Alta Business Club Meeting in English held twice a week. Telephone: 96 646 1913

Lions Clubs Ted Spencer and George Smith are credited with starting ‘Lions’ in Jávea and Moraira. Lions have the motto "We Serve - We Serve" and

Market Days Monday Denia Parcent La Nucia Tuesday Jalón Altea Wednesday Benitachell

Ondara Teulada Thursday Jávea Pego Friday Denia (Bric-a) Gata de Gorgos Moraira Benissa Saturday Calpe Pedreguer Ondara Rastros (Car boot sales) Wednesday Calpe Denia Friday Saturday Vergel Jalón Els Poblets Sunday Teulada Pedreguer Vergel Kaluga (Saturdays only) (100m south of Mas y Mas on other side of the road, on the seafront Tel: 679 121 535 On the Industrial Estate opposite Moli Blanc the former Auto Ciné is the site for a variety of activities, including a Rastro on a Saturday. Marriage and Weddings Residents who have been enpadronado for 2 years can apply to marry in Spain, but will need Long birth certificate Any marriage, divorce or death certificate relating to any former spouse translated into Spanish by a Juridical Translator that costs 90 €uros per page. Banns must be exhibited at the British Consulate (who can undertake the translations). All documents can be submitted via the Juzgado de Paz to the Judge in Denia. Many couples choose to travel to the UK or Gibraltar for a Civil ceremony, and then invite guests to their “Wedding in Spain”. Pastor Clive Read is authorised to conduct both Civil Weddings and Religious Blessings. Tel: 96 646 2848 Mosquito Mosquitos breed wherever there is stagnant water, even a half-full oil drum with water in it, will bring a constant stream of hungry insects to those whose blood smells attractive. Fitting fly screens on windows, buying an ultraviolet light, or small electrical contraptions that burn

November 2011 pastilles, will all deter these blood-sucking creatures. Motor Repairs Talleres Thiviers Mechanical and general repairs, Air Conditioning, Pre-ITV advice. Jaime Mata Cardona C/. Arquitecto Urteaga, 23 Tel. 96 579 0923 MOT tests (ITV) Cars need to be tested once they are 4 years old. The nearest permanent station is in Ondara, and a mobile station visits Jávea twice a year. The concessionaire is Circuit ITV Phone appointments from 902 108 368 who text back to your mobile phone, so you can prove you have one. Motorways Tolls are levied by AUMAR for use of the AP-7 from the French border in the North to Alicante in the South. If travelling North, join the Autopista at Ondara, and at Benissa if travelling South. Multas (Fines) are imposed for all types of infringements: Taking your dog on the beach Opening after hours if a bar Having music too loud Driving too fast Parking where you shouldn’t Town Planning offences You can often get quite substantial discounts for prompt payment. Museum The museum originated in 1969 following the creation of a small collection of historical and ethnographic items gathered by youths led by J. B. Soler and J. Celdrán. A few years later, these materials occupied an office of Justice of the Peace and, in 1973 the chapel of St. Anne. In 1975, the City acquired through the efforts of J. Soler Blasco (then Mayor of Jávea) the old palace house of Antoni Banyuls, which since 1977, has housed the current permanent collection. It was in recognition of the main promoter and first director, Juan Bautista Soler Blasco, that the corporation gave the

November 2011 Museum his name. Since 1985 the Curator has been a local archaeologist who manages and advises technically. Alongside the permanent exhibition rooms are other services: library (with almost four thousand volumes), archeology and ethnography storage and a small restoration laboratory. Excavations and other tasks of prospecting, listing and protection of the rich historical and ethnographic Jávea continue and are disseminated through exhibitions and Museum publications. Tel: 96 579 1098 Music Institute The Conservatory is located in C / Rafael Echagüe, 5, next to the Health Centre (in the old town), where students can study music to elementary and intermediate level. There is underground parking close by. Nature Reserves The Montgo Natural Park is a protected area. Netball Club Meets in L’Ancora Playa, Wednesday 8.00 - 9.30pm Tel. 96 647 2169 660 782 165 Notary Notaries are the elite of lawyers in Spain. Unlike lawyers, their advice is free of charge: they only charge for creating a document and witness its signing. There are two Notaries in the Notaria at Historiador Chabas, 1, 1º in Jávea Town: D. Antonio Jiménez Clar D. Luis Aparicio Marban Tel: 96 646 2631 96 579 0512 There is a Notaria in the Arenal area at Av. del Pla 128, in Centro Comercial IV, 1ª, provided by: D. Juan Luis Millet Sancho. Tel: 96 646 3353 Nursing Care Rapport Nursing offer care in the Jávea area. Tel: 96 579 3980 689 613 787 Ombudsman The Valencia Government has an Ombudsman to guard the rights and liberties of residents. Nationally there is a Defensor de Pueblo.

Welcome to Paradise O.N.C.E. The Organización Nacional de Ciegos Españoles is the largest organisation aiding blind people, but employs agents with any of the disabilities. You’ll see kiosks, from where they sell their lottery tickets, and itinerant sellers visit most bars, on a regular basis. KickStart, who produce this publication, have published a guide to Spanish lotteries, that was written by Terry Harris. Phone 96 646 2848 for your copy. Ostomastes of Spain Founder President, Cynthia, lives in Jávea. Tel. 96 646 0063 Padrón Municipal (See Electoral Roll) Paintball Paintball Xàbia C/. Bruselas 205 (opposite the Arenal school) Tel: 618 04 97 30


From/to UK. Spain or wherever Cheapa Parcels

3-4 days Spain/UK Door 2 Door Collection/Delivery Overnight service in Spain

669 386 702 Party Services and Catering C & P Enterprises Party. Event and Location, caterer Tel: Catherine 686 773 442 Party Travel 9-seater available with driver for airport runs, golf trips. Ikea and Primark, party, hen and stag nights. 24h service. In Time Movements Tel: 661 771 062 (Nicola) Passports (British) Since September 2011, Spain does not renew or issue UK Passports. Applications from UK citizens resident in Spain must be sent to: UK Processing Centre Consulate-General Torre Espacio P de la Castellana 259D 28046 Madrid The current price for a 32 page Adults Passport is 152€ and 97€ for a child, plus 24€ courier fee for bringing the

printed Passport from the UK to your address in Spain. Payment can only be made by Credit or Debit card. Forms and information from: Allow a minimum of 4 weeks from the date the fee is taken from your account for delivery of your Passport. Any original documents sent to Madrid will be returned by Madrid, when they forward your application to London for printing. Free Passports Those born prior to 2nd September 1929 are entitled to a FREE UK Passport, that takes a minimum of 10 weeks to be processed. Passports can be renewed up to 9 months prior to their date of expiry. Pensions Foreign workers in Spain used to have to work 15 years to get a Spanish State Pension, but recent changes mean that any payments of a year or more, will contribute towards your Pension from the last country in which you were employed. The Spanish pension is close to DOUBLE the standard UK pension, but there are 14 payments each year: with double payment in June and November. Pensioners’ Clubs Port Tel: 96 646 2304 Jubilados Duanes de Mar Town Tel: 96 579 2389 Jubilados Amanecer

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WHY UK HEALTH CARE COSTS ARE SO HIGH Bryan had shingles. Those of us who spend much time in a doctor's office should appreciate this! Doesn't it seem more and more that physicians are running their practices like an assembly line? Here's what happened to Bryan: Bryan walked into a doctor's office and the receptionist asked him what he had. Bryan said: “Shingles.” So she wrote down his name, address, medical insurance number and told him to have a seat. Fifteen minutes later a nurse's aide came out and asked Bryan what he had. Bryan said, “Shingles” so she wrote down his height, weight, a complete medical history and told Bryan to wait in the examining room. A half hour later a nurse came in and asked Bryan what he had. Bryan said, “Shingles..” So the nurse gave Bryan a blood test, a blood pressure test, an electrocardiogram, and told Bryan to take off all his clothes and wait for the doctor. An hour later the doctor came in and found Bryan sitting patiently in the nude and asked Bryan what he had. Bryan said, “Shingles.” The doctor asked, “Where?” Bryan said, “Outside on the truck. Where do you want me to unload 'em?”

Pets - Dogs APASA Following on the independent work of Marjorie DarcyStephens and Beryl ‘Serena’ Stanyer’s Animal Sanctuary, a new APASA Association was created to have responsibility for the Municipal Dog Pound, when the disgraceful facilities close to the river bed became more widely known. APASA receives a grant from the Town Hall but depends on volunteer help and money. It has a ‘charity shop’ on the Ctra. Cabo de la Nao.

Pet Transport TravelDog local agent Julio Roldán Jiménez (English speaking) Mov 661 474 785

Grooming Peluqueria Canine J.P Jávea Park, Local 10B (To the right of Mr. Punch) Tel: 686 419 049

Cats Jávea Feral Cat Assn. Established as legal charity in August 2009, but with long history reducing the number

Paws ‘N’ Claws Tel: 96 647 2490 Mob 658 887 545

Page 14 of kittens born to feral cats in Jávea. Operates a TrapNeuter-Return programme, catching feral cats in automatic traps, takes them to the vet for neutering and then return them to where they were found. Traps loaned to anyone who needs to get feral garden cats neutered and the operation can often be at a reduced cost. Blood tests so that no diseased cat is returned to the feral cat community. Always looking for homes for kittens. Relies for financial help on the public as receives no money from the ayuntamiento. In 2 years, they have caught over 600 cats! Vets There are many ‘vets’ in Jávea. The Municipal vet, through whom the Town Hall offers vaccinations against Leishmaniosis, is José Luis Genoves Garcia Principe de Asturias. 11 03730 Jávea Town Tel: 96 646 1717 Other veterinary practices include: Clinica Veterinaria Arenal Carretera Cabo La Nao Pla. 03738 Jávea Tel: 96 579 4560 Clinica Veterinaria Asis Av Amanecer España. 15 03730 Jávea Tel: 96 579 1969 Centro Veterinario La Nao Av Amanecer de España, 37 03730 Jávea Town Tel: 96 579 6862 Garcia Aguilera M. C. Los Fueros. 10 03730 Jávea Tel: 96 579 3551 Minina & Kanina Almirante Bastarreche, 14 Jávea Port Clinic and HOME VISITS Tel: 96 579 1751 609 563 088 24h service  Centre veterinari PETITONS Av.Jaume1, 25, Els Poblets Tel: 96 647 5469 24h: 630 177 395 Fleas Fleas are commonplace and Frontline can usually prevent their breeding.

Welcome to Paradise Ticks - Garapatas Ticks can be small and black, or larger and grey/green in colour. They feed on an animal’s blood, much like the Mosquito with humans. Leishmaniasis This ‘notifiable’ disease is caused when a healthy dog is bitten by an infected sand fly. The vet can help you. Vaccinations Vaccinations give your pet the best chance of a long and healthy life. The Town Hall offers vaccination against rabies. Pet Passport Pets now have the same right of relocation within the EU as humans. There is a delay of 6 months with vaccinations and blood tests to prove the animal is not a danger in another location. Pine Trees Pollen from pine trees will be a major problem to anyone suffering from hay fever, from as early as March, each year. Needles & Caterpillars The strange ‘pear-shaped’ bags hanging from pine trees that look as though they have been created by over-active spiders, are the day-time resting place of caterpillars that graze on pine needles at night. The adult, as a moth, lays around 300 eggs in August that hatch a month later. When fully grown, the Caterpillars can be seen in a procession, as if holding each other’s tail with their own head, and have a poisonous protein on every hair of their body, as they search - usually during March - for soft soil in which to pupate. Contact with human skin can produce extreme redness and swelling and any pet which disturbs a procession should be immediately taken to a Vet. It is said, that by removing pine tree branches below 3 metres (but DO NOT cut them where there are baskets of these enemies) protects the tree because the feeble female moth cannot fly that high. Plumber Paul McKimm Tel: 696 598 019 Plus Valia is the Tax levied by the Town Hall, based on the increase in value of your property whilst in your ownership, when you sell.

An estimate of the amount due can be obtained from the Town Hall Tax Dept. Police There are four distinct Police forces National with responsibility for foreigners and matters of Security. Valencia who are responsible for enforcing Laws passed by the regional Government. Civil Guard  Guardia Civil who are responsible for prosecuting crime, supervising driving and drivers, and Denuncias. Municipal are responsible for safety and traffic movement on Jávea roads. Pool Tile Replacement No need to empty the water, specialist diver fixes pool problems. Colin Ackerman Tel: 96 558 1921 Mov: 655 318 617 Post Correos has the monopoly for carrying letters in Spain. Their main office is in Plaza Marina Alta, at the highest point in the Old Town. Stamps are also sold in TABACS. Postmen only deliver to certain areas on certain days and insist that outlying houses provide community boxes where letters for 50 or more homes can be placed by the postman, for the owner to collect. If a letter that needs a signature arrives, the postman will leave an Aviso in the ‘buzón’ for you to collect from the Correos office within 15 days. If you do NOT have a ‘buzón’ the postman will likely leave an Aviso under a stone near your house, in expectation that you will find it! Postcodes Most towns have a single Postcode: Jávea has 4 but Correos discourage their use, and claim it is better to use 03730 (where 50% will be wrong) rather than the code for your area, which ‘some’ will get wrong. Adsubia 03739 Alborada 03739

November 2011 03738 Arenal Cala Blanca, Urb 03738 Cap Martín 03738 Capsades 03739 Catarroja Partida 03737 03739 Cerezos, Los Colomer 03737 Costa Nova, Urb 03738 Ermita, Urb 03737 Eurocondal, Urb. 03737 03737 Fontanella Frechinall 03738 Granadella, La 03738 Lluca 03739 Mandarina, La 03739 03738 Media Luna Montgó 03737 Montgó Carrasquetes 03737 Montgó Toscamar 03737 Panorama, Urb 03738 Pinosol 03739 Portichol 03738 Rebaldi 03739 Rimontgó 03737 Seniola 03737 Tarraulla 03739 Tosalet, Urb. 03739 Tosals 03737 Toscal 03738 Trencall 03738 Valls 03737 Valls Carrasquetes VA-CA 03737 Valls Planets VA-PN 03737 Valls Tosal VA-TS 0373 Everywhere else 03730 Property David Searle’s ‘You and the Law in Spain’ or the annual guide issued by Blevins Frank with offices opposite the Port Market at the Dolphin roundabout, are worth consulting. Property Registry Jávea’s Property Registry is located in Historia Chaba, 6, on the 1st floor, opposite the town Notaria. Benitachell properties are also registered there. The office maintains the Public Register of property ownership and any liens associated with it. The office collects the “Property Transfer Tax” on each transaction. Following registration, the ‘Escritura’ will be returned to you, as proof of your compliance. You are encouraged to request a ‘Nota Simple’ each year, it costs less than 5€, to satisfy yourself that there are no liens of which you were unaware. It is possible (though unwise) to avoid payment of the Property Transfer Tax, by

November 2011 delaying the submission of the Escritura at the Property Registry for more than 66 months, by which time the right of the Government to claim the Tax is ‘Proscribed’. Should the Vendor die or incur debts worth litigation, your property could be seized by those to whom they owed money. Tel: 96 579 2319 96 579 3339 Fax: 96 579 4906 eMail: Public Safety Municipal Police Plaza de la Constitucion, 6 Tel: 96 579 0081 96 579 1323 Fax: 96 646 1606 Police (emergency) 092 Emergency Service 112 Civil Guard (Guardia Civil) Avenida del Furs in the Port Tel: 96 579 1085 Civil Protection C / Sanchis Guarner, 13 Tel: 648 015 256 Recycling Jávea is at the forefront of recycling that prevents the need to bury Jávea’s waste on the outskirts of Alicante city, after being amalgamated with rubbish from other Marina Alta communities in a facility on the outskirts of La Xara. There are local collection areas “Punto Verde” at: Adsubia Sol de Este access road Jesus Pobre Road Pinosol/Pinomar Rafalet An EcoPark has been created (between the Desalination Plant and APASA Dog Pound) on Cami del Sorts, where items are separated but access is restricted to those on the Padrón. To use the EcoPark you need to take proof of inscription on the Padrón (to stop out-of-town builders from dumping their rubbish there) for your first visit, to log you on to the Computer. Removals I can speak from many years experience of the services

Welcome to Paradise provided by the following: Dorre Bonner Bath (our UK partner for bringing Unit 21, Leafield Way CORSHAM SN13 9SW Tel: 01225 811 992 Nikki Fice Cooper Removals Tel: 96 573 1024 Fastrack Removals Tel: 96 626 6000 Mob: 629 351 266 UK: 0845 805 5298 Man with a Van (Dave) 20€ an hour Tel: 96 647 4898 Mov: 627 828 124 Renting Property Any ‘rental’ other than that classed as for ‘Tourism’ - no longer than 90 days can, if the tenant has a mind to do so, be extended for 5 years. Some owners granted 11month tenancies, even insisting that the property is vacated in the morning, before being re-occupied after lunch, for a fresh 11-month term, but this arrangement is NOT excluded from being extended for 5 years by a tenant with the intention to stay. Residencia Anyone coming to Spain for a holiday can stay for 90 days. Those who intend to stay for MORE than 90 days, are OBLIGED - as soon after they arrive as convenient - to apply for a Residencia. You need a Certificate from the Padrón office in C/ d'Avall, 39, and the original and photocopy of your Passport, which need to be taken to Denia (our regional centre for Government) but most people take their documents to Teulada, which is far less busy. Those using Teulada should go to the Town Hall, obtaining a numbered ticket from the machine, on the left, inside the front doors. When your turn arrives, take your documents to the vacant desk. Your documents will be checked and you will be given a return appointment. When you return, follow the

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Haunted by his Memories Oxfam aid worker, and regular attender at Jávea Evangelical Church, David McMullan recollects one particularly horrifying experience in 2002, which makes it clear that the aid worker's task, whatever it may be, is still influencing his life after almost 10 years.

An aid work incident The once beautiful town of Cubal in central Angola was being attacked regularly by rebel forces and some nights we were shelled ….. a frightening experience . Oxfam sent two of us, Stuart and myself, to see what we could do to assist as the local population had increased tenfold by the influx of refugees from outlying villages. There was no clean water and many of the people had been wounded either during the fighting or by the anti personnel mines that seemed to be everywhere. Someone told me there had once been a well just outside the town in some waste land . I drove out there alone one morning ….. they said the well had “just broken a long time” … a common African problem. The spare parts had ‘just vanished’ equally common; and the well man … he’d gone too . . . situation normal . I arrived, parked in the open waste land just outside the town wall, rubbish and the debris of war everywhere. Nearby a small boy maybe about 6 or 7, was slowly pulling a man along by one torn trouser leg. I paid no attention till they came near, then as usual - reached into my should bag for a biscuit or some food . You dare only do this if there are no other people around, otherwise a very dangerous situation can develop when people are starving. They will start fighting for the food. I once saw two typically generous

American Marines nearly lose their lives when they started to hand out food from their HumVee in a Somali town . I pulled the biscuit out of my bag, looked closely at the man for the first time and stopped - frozen by what I saw ….. there was nowhere for him to put the food; all the bottom half of his face had been blown off by a mine and of course he was blind . His jaw was almost completely missing and most of his face below the nose was a red gaping hole; a mess made up of torn skin tissue and congealed blood. He was almost unrecogniseable as a human being. I gave the little boy, I suppose his son, the biscuit and thought about giving the man a drink from my water bottle …. but how to do it? I gave up, walked over to my Land Rover got in and drove away . That morning is still with me and I suppose always will be. In the evening, sitting opposite Stuart eating our tins of beans, I told him about it. He carried on eating and without looking up said; “Did it get to you?“ “Indeed it did” I said, and we discussed it no further. He knew! We had both worked extensively on Oxfam missions and knew that every now and then, no matter what awful things you have seen, something will happen - that for some reason - you just cannot cope with. That morning in Angola and the horror of that shattered face will stay with me for a long time ….perhaps for ever. D Mc M

Page 16 Ticket procedure, and you will be given a form to take to the nearby bank and pay the fee. When you come back, hover by the desk, and you will be given your Residencia regarded as a worthless piece of paper, but you will have complied with the Law! Residencial Care The Valencia Government provides care for the elderly unheard of 30 years ago. The Asilo Cholbi home, located between the Port and Town, receives funding from the regional government’s Bono scheme. Avenida Puerto, 6, Tel: 96 579 1080 Bon Repos is a privately owned facility in Calle Cantallops 31, that would be the continuation of the Benitachell road, if it continued across the CV-734 between Gata and Jávea, at the Ferrobox roundabout. Telephone: 96 579 0242 Customer Service: 688 883 155 CARING CARER In your home or when you shop or visit hospital or doctor. VERY

caring nature. UK level 3 NVQ in Health and Social care.

635 836 501 (Eileen) There are a number of qualified nurses who offer convalescent care in their own homes, or supply carers to call - or live-in - as needed. Restaurant Delivery Restaurants To You will take your order, place it with the restaurant of your choice, collect and deliver to you, for a fee of between 6 and 8 Euros depending on where your property is located. They collect from: Acqua Steakhouse Carnaval Int. Mexican Indian Palace Indian Jalousie Cocktail Bar La Boheme Tapas/Fish & Meat Monsoon Thai Shang-Hai Chinese Tel: 96 646 3365 676 066 491 Roadside Assistance The RACC is an Association of drivers, like the RAC or AA, but most Spanish

Welcome insurers include breakdown recovery in their policy. Roasted Chicken A couple of popular suppliers are Asador de Pollos Av. Jaime 1º in the Port Tel: 96 579 0075 In September we said La Casa de Pollo Av del Pla, 79 Tel: 96 646 2643 would open before the end of the month, but it didn’t. It looks as though they will open on 5th November and will offer Chicken and Chips, Baked Potato and Spare Ribs, all cooked over a wood-fired flame. Rotary International Club Meets at Hotel El Rodat, C / Murcia 9, 03739 on a Tuesday at 9pm. Tel: 609 248 655 Royal Air Force Association Meets on Mondays at Las Brisas de Jávea, on the Jesus Pobre Road at 11am. Tel: 96 587 0254 Samaritans Local volunteers provide an evening listening service on 902 883 535. Satellite TV Clive Read installed the first satellite dish in Spain at CA56 in November of 1985 and then installed units for many owners - mostly in Jávea or Torrevieja - where a 2.4m dish, costing £4000, brought only CNN and ONE film channel, Premier Movies. All these years later, and despite cable and repeater services, many owners still need to have their own kit. Among the installers who have been around for long enough to have gained a vast knowledge, are Richard Pollock Tel: 670 362 395 Bill Pole (Connexions) Tel: 660 638 975 Mike Wort Tel: Schools and Education Schooling is a pivot point for many families, when considering relocating.

to Paradise Those who can afford to do so (and that includes many Spanish families) choose an International education for their children. Xabia International College has both Junior and Senior premises on the Ctra. Cabo de la Nao and a Kindergarten facility at Costa Nova. Lady Elizabeth School was founded in Jávea by Veronica Barnes, but has now relocated to Benitachell and Lliber.

ENGLISH CLASSES designed for English children studying in Spanish schools lGroups 2 or 3 at similar level lAged 5 to 10 lTaught to British National Curriculum standards lOnce or twice a week lFun methods used lNo books or Equipment to buy lSpecial needs catered for lMaths, too, if required lIntensive course available for children returning to UK Telephone Veronica on 96 579 0576 or 659 975 781

If there is the possibility of the family returning to the UK permanently before schooling is complete, private education is often preferable, because it follows the UK curriculum (more or less) On the other hand, if you and your children intend to spend the rest of your lives in Spain, best to get immersed as soon as you can, with - free education in a state-funded school. Some schools in Jávea teach every subject in Valenciano, creating double difficulties for children not born here. I am told that parents now have the option to choose a school that does not teach in Valenciano, if they think it would harm their child’s education. Sharers and Carers Established to enable those needing help, to identify others who can provide it. Can be long-term, to prevent the need for someone to leave Spain, or short-term for a single task or two. Sharers may have lost a partner or become more frail

November 2011 or less agile, and carers are those that offer services for a reasonable rate, or in exchange for accommodation. Sheltered Retirement Caring for elderly family is no longer seen as an honour of children and their children, and accommodation for the elderly is a growth industry. Valencia Government has a Bono - voucher - scheme that provides or subsidises care of the elderly, and is another reason why everyone who lives here should register on the Padrón in case they need home help or residencial care in the future. Shooting and Gun Use Campo de Tiro San Jerónimo Ctra. de Denia, 50 Single Parenting ‘Guardian Angels’ supports single parents and is always looking for sponsors. Tricia Barr is the President. Tel: 96 645 5524 622 795 542 Spa

El Rodat Hotel ‘El Rodat’. C/ La Murciana, 9 Tel: 96 647 0710 96 647 07 11 Fax 96 647 1550

Spanish Church In addition to the Catholic churches mentioned on page 6, a vibrant and outgoing Evangelical Church has been our evangelistic partner to Spanish-speaking people in Jávea for 10 or more years. ‘El Faro’ Baptist Church Calle Génova 31, bajo (1 road inland between Port and the Parador) Tel: 692 248 755 Spanish Lessons Castillian Spanish is both ‘easy’ and ‘hard’ - ‘easy’ because every letter has a sound and there are very few ‘silent’ letters, and “hard” for Brits who, not having learned English grammar, find it ‘impossible’ to learn a latinbased language with with genders and tenses. In the past, Jávea Townhall has organised Spanish lessons but as

November 2011 teachers rarely spoke English, there were no explanations. Conversational Spanish lessons are arranged by Jávea Evangelical Church (see churches), LinguaSchool in the Port and The Language Academy in the Town, funded by students. Valenciana Jávea Townhall also arranges lessons in Valenciana. Sport Cricket Cricket came to Spain via Jávea, who won the national trophy and were promised a new ground when their existing ground was turned into a Football pitch. Faced with broken (PP) promises and no place to play, they were welcomed in Alfaz and became: Cricket-Sporting Alfas C.C. and play at Albir, between Altea and Benidorm. Football CD Jávea play at Campo d'Esports in Cami Moli Safranera, in Frechinal. See website for fixtures Rugby Xabia Rugby Club play at Campo d'Esports in Cami Moli Safranera, in Frechinal. Contact Tel: 688 640 092 La Vila Rugby (Spanish champions and play in Amlin Challenge Cup in 2011-12 season) Av Mediterraneo 25, 03570 Villajoyosa, near Benidorm. Contact Tel: 96 589 0376 Stage schools Sue Millington Stamps (for letters) Postage stamps are becoming increasingly rare, as Correos have adopted the practice of taking your money and ‘postmarking’ your letter or parcel indicating the fee has been received. You can invest in the likelihood of inflation by buying “A” value stamps (like a First Class Stamp) and using them when the rate has increased. New postage rates are introduced on 2nd January, each year.

Welcome to Paradise Postage stamps are sold at TABACS (tobacconists). Adhesive stamps are still produced for special events, and Philately is a hobby followed by many. Jávea Philately Society used to meet at Marples Bar, on the corner of Calle Paris, in the Arenal, but now meets at Dedyl’s Bar (next door) on the 2nd and 4th Monday (but NOT in the Summer) at 10am Tel: 96 579 5499 (Derek) SubAqua/Dive Schools Cabo la Nao School Jávea Park, 71 Tel: 609 672 856 (Rafa) Hammersea Jávea Portixol, 8 (300m south of Barclays) Tel: 96 647 3131 Dive Master Paul McKimm Tel: 696 598 019 Tapas Every bar offers ‘Tapas’ - all different, and each believing that theirs offer the best value in cost and taste. Taxi Taxis are licensed by the Council and ‘mini-cabs’ are not authorised. There are taxi ranks in the Town and Port (which constantly seem to be in different locations) and the Radio Taxi service can be reached on 96 579 3224 AutoTaxi: 96 646 0404 Port Rank: 96 579 1015 Town Rank: 96 579 1060 Some Taxis are equipped to carry passengers in wheelchairs. Telephones Fixed Telefonica/Movistar is the only installer of fixed lines in Jávea, but once the line is installed, you have the right to change to be invoiced by another provider. ADSL (Banda Ancha) speed depends on your distance from the ‘Exchange’ and the quality of line in your area. Most ADSL providers include unlimited calls to fixed lines in Spain in their monthly fee. Mobile All the main providers have offices in Jávea.

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COUNCILLORS CUT TAXES AT OCTOBER MEETING IBI rate cut will benefit 24,599 property owners At their October monthly meeting, Council Tax (IBI) was lowered from the current 0.657% to 0.617%. Finance Councillor, Oscar Anton said it was the greatest reduction in the rate authorised by the Jávea Town Council since the 2005 valuation came into effect. In addition, payment facilities will be introduced next year, when a new software tool allows payers to tailor-fit the payment of their municipal rates. The cut is additional to the 2.5% discount already applied to those opting to pay through direct debit. There will be additional discounts, yet to be calculated, to reward early payers. The reduction in the tax rate will depend on the date when IBI payments began on the property. In overall numbers, 24,599 owners will pay less next year. 12,546 will see an increase in their bill. It is claimed the rise will be much lower than that applied in previous years. Had the cuts not been proposed, and the same tax rate maintained in 2012, 34,249 taxpayers would have seen an increase in their IBI bills, 629 would see no changes and only 2,267 would see a reduction. The proposal will bring 1.2 million fewer €uros, but the Council expects to compensate that loss with IBI collected from swimming pools, BBQs and other constructions that had not been contributing, as well as from houses added to the list after years of “not being there”, that should raise 579,000 €uros. Oscar Anton agreed the reduction in tax rates was "ambitious" but said it would have been greater if the Council did not have to meet “inescapable commitments” such as the interest on the purchase of the car parks, the return of 150,000 €uros to the national government and the loss of revenues, for example from the now illegal 150,000 €uro fee charged to

telephone operators, or the 100,000 €uros from concessions in the Fontana Canal, now managed by the Conselleria. Townhall Registry to open till 3pm Councillors decided to extend opening hours for the ‘Registry’ department until 3pm to assist citizens working in the morning. Roundabout approved Councillors approved the full request to the Provincial Council of Alicante to build a roundabout at the intersection of Ctra. Pla and Arenal. Councillors abandon Party Two council members elected as New Jávea Councillors, Juan Planelles and Paco Catala, tabled notification to fellow councillors that "irreconcilable differences" with the NJ board had resulted in their decision to become Independent. They told colleagues they were “not interested in party politics, but just want to do what is best for Jávea. The present administration seems to be doing a good job, and deserves to be supported while they perform well.” The two Councillors were censored when they voted for Chulví at the investiture of the Mayor, not their own party leader as was customary. Short-term Commitment  to long-term needs Councillors also approved a motion of commitment to a Strategic Plan, developing a short-term plan for Economic and Social Dynamism of the city, a diverse range of proposals, that includes forums dedicated to tourism, economic promotion, education and culture, social welfare, and land and environment, funded by money released by the decision of José Cholvi not to receive a salary as Mayor of Jávea.

Page 18 Movistar: Pio X in the Port Ctra Pla 126, Arenal Av. Principe de Asturias in the Town Vodafone: Av Lepanto 17 in the Port Orange: Av Lepanto 19 in the Port. Wireless The first provider of wireless connection to the phone network was ‘Teletec’ who have offices in Moraira and provide their service using a microwave aerial on your premises, fed from their mast at Cumbre del Sol. They offer a variety of ‘packs’ depending on the services you need and with internet - the speed you say you require. Tennis Club de Tenis Xàbia Ctra. Cabo la Nao – Pla 118 Tel / Fax: 96 579 0289 clubtenisjávea @clubtenisjá www.clubtenisjá Club de Tenis Los Pinos Ctra. Cabo la Nao, Urb. Balcón al Mar. Tel: 96 647 2529 96 647 0309 Fax 96 647 0226 Club de Tenis L´Ancora Av. de París s/n. (Arenal) Tel: 689 463 207 Toscamar Tennis Friends Mondays and Wednesdays, 10am - 12noon. Tel: 96 649 3900 Tool and Equipment Hire Most Brits in Jávea rent from ‘Cabo Casse, s.l.’ whose warehouse is the last on the left, in C/. Liverpool, opposite the Moli Blanc. They sell a large range of DIY and tradesmen’s tools and Javi is happy to converse in English. Tel/Fax: 96 579 2502 Tourism - Jávea’s ‘Industry’ Jávea’s main ‘industries’ have been Construction and Tourism, but income from both has been drastically reduced since 2009. The infamous LRAU ‘Land Grab Law’ by which a stranger could ‘gain the right to build’ on land they did not own, and charge the owner part of the cost for a new infrastructure, without any opportunity of sharing in any profits, has deterred many buyers.

Welcome to Paradise The LRAU was introduced to prevent a landowner from frustrating ‘Community Projects’ - like a school, hospital or community centre - but was used by corrupt developers and Townhalls to allow luxury homes to be built on stolen land, claiming that ‘high class homes’ were good for the community. Attempts to overthrow the Law by AbusosNo have been unsuccessful, an EU Court recently deciding the practice was NOT unlawful. Spain does not recognise the function of a District Valuer who would stipulate the value of the land involved. Socialists cancelled the River Ebro water project and PP endorsed the LRAU, prompting some to suggest that there is little point in voting in National elections. Tourist Offices Plaza Iglesia in the Town Tel: 96 579 4356 Cabo de la Nao, Arenal Tel: 96 646 0605 Almirante Bastarreche in the Port Tel: 96 579 0736 Townhall (Council) Offices If Jávea has a restaurant or bar for every day of the year, the Council has an office for every day of the month, and a total lack of cohesion. Back in 2003 the (then) Mayor promised to introduce ‘Ventanilla Unico’ - one window - for residents and it has always been a TOP manifesto item! One proposal was for each of the Tourist Offices to act as the Point-of-Contact, receiving requests “expones” and giving an indication of when to call back for the answer. The ‘Expone’ would be moved from office to office, rather than the applicant needing to do so. The traditional Townhall in Plaza de Iglesia in the Town centre, was vacated for refurbishment. At the same time new Council Offices were created as part of the El Clot parking scheme, but remain unoccupied because there are no funds to equip and furnish them.

Town Plan Every town is obliged to have a “Strategic Plan” which states what can - and cannot happen in different zones. It is normally revised at 10-yearly intervals, but the content is bitterly controversial, and its preparation and approval can often take 6 or 7 years. Jávea’s new Plan is overdue. Trains Jávea’s only train is privately owned and run, during the Summer months between the Arenal and Port. It has not been running in 2011. It could be hired for events. Connection to Spain’s national rail network is via Valencia, with Gandia being the closest station. Most travellers from Jávea join the train at its first stop, Xeraco, which is close to the AP-7 motorway exit, and has ample free parking. There is often talk of reopening the former link from Gandia to Denia that was closed in a ‘Beeching’ exercise, but the project has never received central government funding. There is a high-speed AVE connection from Valencia to Madrid (93 minutes) and a connecting bus from Jávea and Denia. FGV The Valencia Government provides a coastal train service between Alicante and Denia, but Gata de Gorgos (a 7Km drive away) is the closest it comes to Jávea. Tel: 900 720 472

November 2011 employment, by providing Educational, Recreational and Leisure Activities for its members. A useful point on initial contact is Peter Allin, the Vice-President: vice.president@u3ajá Monthly meetings are held at the Parador, but not in July or August. Urbanisations Whether you live in a group of houses, or an apartment block, you are governed by rules, which must be obeyed. The Law relating to Horizontal Property applies in the absence of specific rules. Vado A ‘Vado’ is a plaque, issued by the Council, for an Annual fee, so that any citizen can protect the vehicle access from the street to their home or underground parking area. A ‘Temporary Vado’ can be obtained to ensure access for a removal van to park outside your property to load or unload. You first apply at the Council office above Parking Al Clot, pay the fee at a Bank that has authority to accept Town Hall payments (see Banks) then take the receipted form to the Technical Office, and finally, go to the municipal police office on Plaza Constitución, who will issue the permit. ThE abOVE 2 ParaGraPhS


Trespaso The granting - for a price to cover equipment and goodwill - charged for the use of a restaurant or bar. It can be requested by the property owner or the previous tenant.

Telephone providers want you to buy a package of ‘free’ calls for a fixed sum each month, because THEY KNOW you’ll NOT be making all the calls you’re paying for.

Tyre Replacement/Repair Euro Tyre (rear of Repsol gas station) Avda. del Pla, 86 Tel: 902 909 375 Mob: 655 998 482 eMail:

With you pay ONLY for what you use. 14 minutes to UK for a Euro, with NO connection charge and NO minimum.

U3A The main purpose of the U3A is to encourage lifelong learning and friendship for those no longer in full time


Saving money for Jávea people since 1999. Simple sign-up at or call

96 575 5192

4 same day connection

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By July 26th the process was totally changed. You now obtain a Solicitud Ocupación via Pública con Grúas sobre camión from the Municipal Police, and return the completed form to them, accompanied by: a) NIF/Residencia of the applicant, b) Street plan showing where you want the prohibition, c) Insurance Certificate of the vehicle (remover’s lorry) d) Certificate of Insurance cover for Civil Responsibility of the chosen company e) ITV of the vehicle f) Length, breadth and height of vehicle g) Vehicle’s loaded weight. If you need a roll of red and white striped tape, it is available for around 4€ - a similar price to the permit from Cabo Casse hire shop, in C/. Liverpool, opposite the Moli Blanc. Valor Catastral This equates with ‘Rateable Value’ in the UK. It forms the basis for Jávea Townhall to calculate the IBI. Verbal Agreements These are binding in Spain as they are in most other countries. Vets (see Pets) Votes and Voting The first requirement to vote is joining the Padrón list of residents, for which the Town Hall receives around 200€ per person, per year. Once on the Padrón, residents need to apply to join the Censo Electoral to vote in local and European elections. If you are interested in looking at how the 2011 election worked, look at V.P.O’s. Special low-cost housing is created for low-income tenants. Vulnerable Elderly Those living on their own are encouraged to ‘buddy up’ with a nearby elderly person, both of whom phone each other at an agreed time each

Welcome to Paradise morning. One rings the other and lets it ring 3 or 4 times before closing the call. The other rings back, lets it ring 3 or 4 times, and ends the call. Both know the other is alive and well. If the first or second call is not received - try again - and be prepared to phone whoever has the key to the non-responder’s property. Jávea Police will always assist if contacted on 96 579 0081. Jávea Social Services department, the Red Cross (Cruz Roja) and Amigos Europeas Ambulance Services, all provide special telephones with panic buttons on a necklace. Walking Costa Blanca  Mountain Walkers Camino del Santiago Start in Jávea Port and go on to Jesus Pobre, Vergel, Pego etc. Ask Tourist Information offices for details There are also local walks organised by the Town Hall. Details in the Culture Programme (page 8) or Tourist Information offices.

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MONTGÓ PLANE CRASH WAS WELLINGTON TRAINING FLIGHT We are grateful to David Clarke (RAF Retd.) for pointing us to Times Newspaper of 6th and 7th December 1950, and to Col. Stuart of the Military Media Service in Gibraltar for his help. Seven bodies were found in the wreckage of the RAF Wellington bomber that crashed into the Montgó on 5th December 1950 during a training flight from KAF Central Navigation School at Shawbury, (Shropshire) the home village of one of the dead airmen. They were flying 8,440 miles from Shawbury to Gibraltar, then on via Cyprus to their Khartoum destination, returning to the UK via Malta. The longest stage, from Gibraltar to Nicosia - 2,250 miles, and 11 hours - was to have been undertaken during the night, to prove their ability with celestial navigation. When the Wellington flew into the Montgó it was off course and flying below the minimum height. The 3 Aircraftsmen were all born within 8 days of each other. The following lost their lives: 147516 F/Lt Leonard WEST (31) D.O.B. 21/11/19 Leeds, Yorkshire 1553033 W/O Peter PULLAR DFM (29) D.O.B. 8/5/21 Broughton Ferry 181521 F/Lt Robert James BAKER 25 D.O.B. 16/2/25 Bath, Somerset 1130007 F/S Ernest HANSOM (28) D.O.B. 25/11/22 Llandudno 2443004 AC1 Neville JONES (19) D.O.B. 27/5/31 Merthyr Tydfil 2443873 AC1 Roy Owen OUSELEY (19) D.O.B. 20/5/31 Shawbury 2447629 AC1 Peter Field THORNE (19) D.O.B. 3/6/31 Oswestry They were all buried will full military honours in the North Front Cemetery in Gibraltar, their bodies having been repatriated to Gibraltar by RAF Ambulance.

Water Amjasa Drinking (See AMJASA)

pool, but the cost is quite high. Businesses like Jaime Espasa will deliver cheaper water in a bowser.

Desalination Plant For many years water in Jávea had an unacceptably high salt content. Wells were then purchased in the Jalón Valley area as everyone waited for surplus water from the River Ebro to be brought to the Costa Blanca. When the Socialists came to power in Madrid they cancelled the Ebro project, compensating contractors and again left Jávea with the prospect of salty water. Newly-elected Jávea councillor Ana Vasbinder is credited with bringing Jávea’s Desalination plant to fruition. Jávea’s new Government team are discussing water from the salination plant being made available to other towns, to generate income for Jávea. Visitors can tour the Desalination plant on a Wednesday. For pools Water from AMJASA can be used to fill your swimming

Weather Rain Average rainfall (mm) Spain Jávea Jan. 50 49 Feb. 48 62 March 55 51 April 44 125 May 47 109 June 13 11 July 8 7 August 18 21 Sept. 39 67 Oct. 78 46 Nov. 60 117 Dec. 55 111 Temperature ºC Spain Jávea Jan. 7 11 Feb. 7 11 March 11 14 April 13 15 May 16 18 June 22 24 July 24 25 August 24 26 Sept. 20 23 Oct. 16 20 Nov. 10 14 Dec. 7 11

Sunshine  (average hours) Jávea Jan. 6 hours Feb. 6 March 7 April 8 May 9 June 10 July 11 August 9 Sept. 8 Oct. 7 Nov. 6 Dec. 5 Statistics Gota Fria Jávea is prone, in the Autumn, to torrential downpours caused by changes in water and air temperatures. So much rain falls that boats are torn from their moorings, roads washed-away and drivers in their cars washed out to sea. Forecasts weather/forecast/2432 WHY HE CAME... Jesus became like us - so we could become like Him.

Page 20 Websites of interest www.já www.já Wedding Planner So much of my life is built around Sue Coley and her team at that it surprised me that I’d omitted mention of her until now. So many things CAN go wrong, but with Sue they will never affect the Bride’s special day. Wills In the UK you can write your own ‘Last Will and Testament’, have it signed by 2 witnesses, and it will govern what happens to your assets when you die. Spain is totally different. Only a Notary can create the public documents that contains your final wishes, retaining the original in his archives and sending notification to the Registry of Wills in Madrid. Abogados (lawyers) can advise on the wording where there are complications like previous marriages or illegitimate children, but you will have to pay the Notary fee, whether you have an Abogado or not. If your situation is not complicated - just spouse, car, house and legitimate children - the Notary can provide you with a template you complete as and where appropriate, so that all issues are included. The Original Notary's Office is in Historia Chabas, Nº 6 (I think). If you were to travel from the PORT towards the town, passing the Ctra. Cabo La Nao, on your left, and on to one-way traffic, at the junction where USED TO BE SOME TRAFFIC LIGHTS, (with Compters Xabia on your bottom left, and Amparo the Pharmicist top right, TURN LEFT and Historia Chabas is the FIRST little road on your RIGHT. Park anywhere you can find!!!! The NEW Will supercedes and replaces any previous. The ORIGINAL is retained by the Notary, who provides you with a copy.

Welcome to Paradise The Notary is OBLIGATED to notify the Archive of Wills in Madrid (Registro Civil Central de Madrid - de Testamentos y Últimas Voluntades) of the name, and place and date of birth of everyone for whom he holds the original. When the Testator is deceased, on production of a copy of the entry of Death (in Denia Court in the case of Jávea) application can be made TO MADRID, stating the reason you want a copy, and asking where the latest document is held. On production of the authorisation from Madrid, the Notaria will provide you with a Certified Copy of the Original Document. Spanish Law stipulates the inheritance rights of a spouse and children, but allows a Brit to choose to leave their assets as they wish - even 100% to the cat or dog’s home - but family always have the right to contest the intentions of the Testator. Work Non-Spaniards - and especially those who are not fluent Spanish speakers - will find it VERY hard to get employment. Employers pay a punitive tax for employing staff, so there is a huge ‘black’ labour market where the government receives nothing in respect of Income Tax or Social Security, and the employee has no rights, health cover or pension to look forward to. Autonomo - self employed - is one option, but skills that were amply rewarded in the UK (PA to the MD) are worthless in Jávea, where villa-cleaning is all you might be offered. This is a huge generality, but DON’T listen to people who will promise you work if you relocate to Jávea - the chances are 99.9% against. XabiActual This is the title of a TV programme, created each month in English and Spanish by a team of volunteers. It can be viewed on ‘Swiss Cable’ - Channel 25 and rotates with other local information on a continuous loop.

November 2011

LOCAL BITS and PIECES Jávea Low-income families get school meal subsidy from Town Hall The Town Hall will allocate 13,335 euros to subsidise the cost of lunches of 127 children aged 3 and 4 years, in Jávea public schools.

Plot clean-up orders Two planning implementation orders have been approved, requiring owners to clean plots that generate health problems and neighbourhood complaints. One of these is the Tossalet Social Club, against which a complaint was filed in the Town Hall during the summer.  New website for  Jávea builders Jávea’s Association of Small Manufacturers, Promoters and Allied Industries (APCPIA) has launched its own website: aiming not only to serve as a directory of professional services, but also as a platform for internal communication and shared support. The website is also accessible through the links and (in Valenciano). They told us: "we want to be a reference page for foreign customers looking for a local professional tradesman."

Town Residents affected by roadworks get free parking Residents in the C/. Jesus Nazareno, Soledat, Virgen de los Desamparados, San Cristóbal, Mare de Déu d'Agost, Popul and extension of San Joaquin can apply for parking in the plaza de la Constitución and Portal del Clot during work in their streets. It doesn’t apply to ALL residents, just to those who paid for a ‘Vado’ to ensure access to their garages, and can no longer get there is their vehicles.

It only affects 43 properties and 84 cars. Mayor, José Chulvi will send a letter to all those concerned detailing the documents they must provide in order to apply for the free card available at the Public Attention Office (OAC) in the Portal del Clot.

New lift maintenance contract saves over 18,000 €uros A new contract for the maintenance of lifts in Jávea’s public buildings and colleges will save more than half the previous contract price. The service contract has been awarded to ThyssenKrupp Elevator Ltd. for 11,370.48 €uros per year (including VAT), allowing the Town hall to save 18,629.52 €uros. Councillor Doris Courcelles explained her regret that no local provider could submit a tender.

ARENAL IMPROVEMENTS Within a week of Mayor José Chulvi and his Deputy, Oscar Anton, visiting Valencia for an update on the longdelayed Arenal refurbishment project, they met with Arenal business owners with “Good News.” Resurfacing the Paseo del Arenal, currently under contract could commence next January. The plan, which includes a change of pavement, lamp posts and railings has a deadline of four months, so everything is completed for next summer. Councillor Oscar Anton had spoken with landowners along the Cami Cabanes to cede land for a roundabout, the 400,000 €uros cost being met by landowners. Dani Silva, President of the Business Owners Association thanked the Councillors for attending the AGM and pointed out “The Arenal tourist area hasn’t received any Town Hall investment for 15 years.”


Welcome to Paradise

November 2011 If you see the ‘XabiActual’ picture, but hear ‘Channel 5 Live’ sound, push the OPT button on the remote control for your ‘Swiss’ or ‘Key’ digibox, then the righthand arrow >, and OK to lock your choice into the digibox. If you (or a friend) has internet, but no access to ‘Swiss Cable’ but would like to see the programme each month an eMail to and we will send you the ‘link’ each month.

You're A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H,  I, J, K After being married for thirty years....a wife asked her husband to describe her. He looked at her slowly...then said, "You're A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K." She asks..... "What does that mean?" He said, "Adorable, Beautiful, Cute, Delightful, Elegant, Foxy, Gorgeous, Hot.” She smiled happily and said, "Oh, that's so lovely, what about I, J, K?" He told her, "I'm Just Kidding!" He is still in intensive care - but feeling much better!

God loves you  just the way you are,  but He loves you  too much  to leave you that way.

ARGENTO International Business Club is a Business and Social Club with local and international members. It offers members FREE advertising, business blogs and networking, instant messaging, a chat room and regular Club events. The Club offers Members FREE advertising in its own bi-monthly Newsletter plus promotional display advertising and links on the Club website. Events are organised each month, enabling members to engage in personal networking with an opportunity to directly promote their business, services or sales items. You can listen to an informative broadcast about the Argento Club

We will remember them There is no feeling so bad as asking someone for news of their loved-one, only to hear that they recently passed into the here-after. To make this less likely, we give thanks for the life of: Lilian Clark And Finally Very few foreigners get rich in Jávea, but the quality of life is hard to find elsewhere.


Pepe Sapena, Geoff Lunn and Enrique Cholbi are a team without equal, sprung from mutual respect for the other's professionalism, resulting in a business offering to ALL nationalities, a NO obligation quotation on any of their extensive services: New construction of any type of dwelling: - Countryside houses - Town houses - Apartments - Terraces - Studios - Offices - Commercial premises - Industrial premises - Extensions - Swimming pools - Gardens General Renovations: - Inside conversions - Bathrooms - Kitchens - Brickwork - Plumbing - Tiling and rendering - Air-conditioning - Electrics - Heating Plastering - Locksmith - Fencing - Painting and decorating - Wood, aluminium and PVC carpentry, Etc Avda. Juan Carlos I, 50, 03730 Jávea (Alicante) Tel/Fax: 96 579 51 90 Geoff’s Mobile: 678 988 928

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HOSPITAL STAFF POINT FINGER AT BOSSES A recent meeting in Denia heard that the private company that operates the new hospital is failing to provide good care. Employee unions claim 36 beds have been closed - 18% of the total - 21 of them in the surgery department, where six E&A staff on the night shift, have been “laid off in the last month without justification” at the same time as “the number of managers is increasing.” The meeting agreed to create a platform to collect complaints from patients and relatives, to bring pressure on the Regional Government to cancel the privatisation agreement and itself administer the facility.

UNEMPLOYED LOSE HEALTH COVER by Patrick Vine Unemployed people in Spain whose benefit has ceased for 90 days, also lose the right to free public health assistance. The change also affects dependent family members. Retired British citizens or those from a European state which has a reciprocal agreement with Spain, and receive a UK state pension and live in Spain, will still be covered. A friend was compromised in 2008 when out of work, following 8 years self-employment, and medical assistance was withdrawn for himself and his 3 children! Fortunately, his wife was employed and he was able to register as her dependant and he and his children had their health cover reinstated. Another self-employed friend who had no work and whose wife was not working, had a child who was diagnosed with cancer and denied treatment because neither of his parents were covered. It was an awful time for this family. Eventually the father found work and the child’s treatment recommenced. Apparently 2,000 Spaniards are relocating to the UK each month to claim benefit for themselves and their families, as they seek work.

NIGHT RATE ELECTRICITY SAVES 900 €uros A DAY Following a 15-day experiment, AMJASA - Javea’s municipal water provider - announced it was saving 900 €uros each day by buying water produced at night, rather than during the day. The desalination plant is operated by acciona whose expertise ranges from every aspect of energy production and waste management to ferries from Denia to the Balearics. The announcement by AMJASA Managing Director, Josep Lluis Henarejos, acknowledged the obligation to “take 50% of the plant’s output” but claimed it intended only to buy 33% and rely on wells for the remainder. Of the average daily supply of 15,000 m3 during the winter, AMJASA will only have to buy 5,000 m3 from the desalination plant, 2,500 m3 less than the amount they said they were contracted to buy! During November the acciona plant will be overhauled, with AMJASA relying on its wells. Under the new arrangement, water produced at night will be pumped to the Rompudetes storage facility, for supply during the following day. AMJASA is also looking at increasing the number of points where chlorine is added to the water to meet the parameter of between 0.4 and 1 parts per million. AMJASA denies there are problems with current chlorination levels, and points out that tests are conducted daily at the desalination plant and at other points of the distribution network.

Environment and Services Av. Amanecer, 2 (Town) 3 Tel: 96 579 0500 (extension 1308) Tel: Refuse 900 102 149 Fax: 96 579 6970 Opening hours: 9am to 2pm Monday through Friday

Press and Communication Plaza de la Iglesia, 4 (Town) 1

Finance (Comptroller, Treasurer, Collection, Revenue) 2 C / Mayor, 15 (Town) Tel: 96 579 0500 Fax Revenue: 96 642 85 00 Fax Collection: 96 642 85 01 Treasury Fax: 96 642 85 01 Fax Operation 96 642 85 02 Open from 9am to 2pm Monday through Friday

Mayor's Office Plaza de la Iglesia, 4 (Town) Tel: 96 646 2795 1 Fax: 96 646 1719 Opening hours: 8am to 3pm Monday to Friday and from 5pm to 8pm on Wednesdays, by appointment

Soler Blasco Museum 12 Plaça dels Germans Segarra, 1 Tel 96 579 1098 museu@museuxabia .e.telefò





FOREIGNERS’ DESK There is a “Foreigners Desk” to keep abreast of problems affecting non-Spaniards, at the new “Citizen Centre” above Parking El Clot, between 9.30am and 1.30pm.


Social Centre, Social Services, Psychologist C/ Rafael Echagüe, 3 Tel: 96 579 1405 9 96 579 4142 Fax. 96 579 4013

Balcon al Mar Volunteer Fire Brigade Apartado de correos, 601 Tel. 96 647 0368

Fire Brigade (Bomberos) Ctra. Denia-Ondara Tel. 085

Correos Plaza Marina Alta Tel. 96 579 0053 Fax. 96 646 1051 MUNICIPAL WATER (AMJASA) Camino Cabañes, 88 Tel: 96 579 0162 Guardia Civil Fax: 96 579 3881 Av. dels Furs, 13 Open 9am to 1:30pm Tel. 96 510 6823 Monday through Friday Fax. 96 510 6824 a-ppl-javea Palacio Municipal de Deportes CESPA Av. de Furs, 8 (Port) Collection of Solid Waste, Tel. 96 579 2000 Cleaning public area and Fax 96 579 2800 collection of large unwanted items Tourist Info Centre 1 Plaza Iglesia, 4 C/ Lepanto, 2 (Port) Tel: 96 579 4356 Tel: 900 102 149 Fax: 96 579 6317

Citizen Participation Plaza Baix, 6 Tel. 96 646 1682

Youth Sexual Abuse Hotline (INFOABU) Tel: 900 222 245

Youth Hotline Tel: 900 100 033 96 386 9296

Technical/Planning Office 4 C/ d'Avall, 39 Tel: 96 579 0500 Fax: 96 579 0268 Open: 9am to 2pm Monday to Friday regidoria.urbanisme

Tourist info Jávea Arenal Ctra La Nao Pla The Plaza Arenal beach Tel: 96 646 0605 Fax: 96 579 6258

Tourist Centre Jávea Port A.P.A.S.A Asociación Protectora Pl. Almirante Bastarreche, 11 de Animales Tel: 96 579 0736 Cami de les Sort, s/n Fax: 96 579 6057 Tel. 96 578 6269 96 354 9878

Townhall Departments

Women’s Legal Advice Centre Tel: 902 011 029

Postnatal Centre C/ Hermanos Gavilá Ferrer, 1-1º 03700 DÉNIA Tel: 96 642 5742

24 hour Women's Centre Tel. 900 580 888

Social Services, Equality and Domestic Violence C / Rafael Echagüe, 3 Tel: 96 579 0500 96 579 4142 Fax: 96 579 4013 Open 9 am to 2 pm Monday-Friday regidoria.igualdad

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Creama C/. Roques, 5 (Town) 6 Tel: 96 579 0500 96 579 4266 Fax: 96 579 0942


Works and City Projects Municipal Consumer Av. Amanecer, 2 (Town) Information Office (OMIC) Tel: 96 579 0500 C/ Roques, 5 (Town) Open from 9am to Tel: 96 579 0500 6 2pm Monday 96 579 4266 3 through Friday Fax: 96 579 0942 infraestructuras Culture, Events, Education Plaza Baix, 6 (Town) General Registry, Tel: 96 579 0500 Statistics, Population 96 579 4344 Management Fax: 96 646 0603 Carrer d'Avall, 39 Open: 8am to 3pm 4 Tel: 96 579 0500 Monday through Saturday Fax: 96 579 5107 and 4pm to 10pm Monday Opening hours: 9am to 2pm through Thursday, and 5 pm Monday to Friday to 9.30 pm Friday and Saturday Secretary, Contracting, Heritage Pl.aza Iglesia, 4 (Town) Tel: 96 579 0500 1 Fax: 96 646 1719 Conservatory of Opening hours: 9am to 2pm Music and Dance Monday through Friday C/. Rafael Echagüe, 5 (Town) Open: 9am to 2pm, 9 Monday to Friday Tel: 96 646 2550 Municipal Police Emergencies: 112 5 Municipal Public Library Plaza de Constitution Calle Mayor, 9 (Town) 2 Tel: 96 579 0081 Tel: 96 579 3938 96 579 1323 Fax: 96 579 0343 Fax: 96 646 1606 Civil Protection C/. Sanchis Guarner, 13 7 Port Reading Room 24h Telephone: 648 015 256 Av. Jaime I, 14 C/ Miguel Hernández Tel: 96 646 2652 Tel. 96 646 2179

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EXPLANATION Information in this publication has been gathered by Clive Read, who chose, with Ann - his wife - and their son Peter, to come and live in Jávea in November 1985. Any views expressed are based on the personal experience of Clive Read and are NOT those of Jávea Evangelical Church, Jávea Christian Centre or its congregation. In compiling this edition of a Directory that Welcomes people to Jávea, and answers some of the obvious questions, Clive has relied upon his own experiences, and acknowledges the additions and suggestions already received. If he has missed something, please send details so that corrections and additions can be made for the December edition. Corrections and additions will be incorporated if details are sent to KickStart, Arquitecto Urteaga, 8 - 03730 JAVEA  eMail: Tel: 96 646 2848

Those who read our October edition will remember that Jávea Evangelical Church member, Lyn Fisher, “Jumped 4 Jesus” to raise more than 700€uros for the Men’s Hospice at Gandia, run by Franciscan monks. Lyn, Tony, Jeanette and Mike visited recently to present a cheque to Father Guillermo. “I’d prepared a card for Father Guillermo” Lyn told us “which told him I had taken part in the tandem skydive and that people had sponsored me, I put a couple of pictures on so he would know what I meant. It’s a lovely place, very peaceful and, if you are a homeless or very poorly man, you are well loved and cared for. The other monk, Father Pepe, was unavailable because he had fallen from the roof of an outbuilding and had unfortunately broken his shoulder! They have their own chickens and grow their own veggies. There are a couple of donkeys in amongst the orange groves and a beautiful integral chapel and a separate one that is away from the main building, which is also very peaceful to be in.”

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A Directory of "What is Where" in the Spanish, East Mediterranean holiday resort of Jávea. Compiled, printed and distributed by Jávea Evange...