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Nº 5 December 2011


Welcome to PARADISE

61st Anniversary Remembrance Against a mountain backdrop, not disimilar in shape to the Montgó that claimed their lives in 1950, Wing Commander Jim Holland, the RAF Station Commander at Gibraltar, placed a commemorative RAF wreath among the memorial graves of the seven dead airmen, who all died in the 5th December tragedy. Wing Commander Holland was accompanied to the North Front Cemetery in Gibraltar on 5th December 2011, by Lt Col (Ret’d) Stuart Green, who recorded the visit for our readers, and reflected that the 19-year-olds at the time of the crash, Air Craftsmen 1st class Neville Jones from Merthyr Tydfil, Roy Owen Ouseley from Shawbury and Peter Field Thorne from Oswestry, would now only be 6 months into their 80s. The We are grateful bodies were taken from the Montgó and buried to Jávea with full military honours. Tourism Councillor Toni Miragall, and his Town Hall The Poppy Appeal colleagues for agreeing that Closer to home, Roger Dawes, Chairman of the Town Hall Tourist Jávea Branch of the Royal British Legion tells us Offices be the principal that public generosity has resulted in a local total, pick-up points for this for the 2011 Jávea Poppy Appeal, of 11.044,37 Directory. €uros, an improvement of 945,88 €uros on last No other publication year. Members distributed, collected (and FOR Jávea and ABOUT counted the content) of more than 120 boxes, in Jávea distributes 2,500 free Jávea, Benitachell, Moraira and Denia. The copies each month INTO Sponsored Walk raised 2176 €uros and the Fun Jávea. There are NO Day held at Digby’s Bar in Jávea another €800 PAID advertisements in €uros, none of which would have been achieved this issue. without YOUR public support. 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 December Sundays: 10:00am - 3:00pm eMail:

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Welcome to Paradise

December 2011


Parador Parking Fiasco


Jávea Town Hall has been ordered by the Coastal Department in Madrid, to prohibit illegal parking of cars on the beach adjoining Jávea Parador and at Granadella. Many users of the Parador have expressed alarm - guests have secure parking on the other side of coast road - but there is good news. Jávea will erect signs but the municipal police will NOT be issuing fines, as the paperwork is the responsibility of the Coasts Department in Madrid, according to a Jávea Townhall spokesperson. The alarm was raised after a coastal aerial survey revealed that cars - 3 deep -

were parked close to the Parador hotel, with the risk (according to Madrid) of cars and their occupants being washed out-to-sea in bad weather. Parking of cars will only be prohibited between the Parador and the position of the second chiringuito ‘beach bar’. It must be coincidence, but effectively removes clients from parking in the region of the FIRST beach bar - which was owned (not sure if it still is?) by the son of former Nueva Jávea councillor, Anna Vasbinder. Surely, politics in Spain couldn’t be that petty or vindictive - could it?

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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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

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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: 603 513 792 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 Amateur Dramatics See Jávea Players 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. 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 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.

Page 3 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 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

Page 4 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. 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

Welcome 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 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.

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) Jávea 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 (currently looking for new premises) 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 Backgammon Club Mondays at 8pm at Grand Cafe, Toscamar. Tel. 96 647 1708 635 377 335 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, 12 (Town) Tel. 96 579 0781

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

December 2011 the Western corner of the ‘La Siesta’ restaurant. The blue paint has peeled off and the concrete is cracked. They are engraved MGOP. Blood Test and Wellbeing Pharmacist Antonio Marin, at his premises in Av. Augusta 30 (100m south of the rear 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 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. 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

Buses 150.000 €uros has been allocated by Jávea Town Hall to build a new Bus Station on land that had been reserved for an Auditorium/Theatre, in Avenida Palmera. Like the ‘New Town Hall’ it will prove to be a ‘folly’ if Jávea’s poor and inadequate bus service in is not improved. The elderly in outlying areas who can no longer drive have been disregarded. There is a subsidised 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

Cable and Satellite TV Many properties in the South of Jávea are served by underground cable from 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.

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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Business Club Argento is a Business and Social Club offering members FREE advertising, business blogs & networking, instant messaging, a chat room and regular Club events. Tel: 96 550 2010 Monthly events enable members to engage in personal networking with an opportunity to directly promote their business, services or sales items. Marina Alta meeting in English held twice a week. Telephone: 96 646 1913

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.

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Bridge Clubs Jávea Bridge Club Av. de Paris, 2 (Arenal) Tel: 96 646 3671 info@já www.já

Jávea School of Bridge and Social Club Av. Tamarits, Edif. Arenal 80 B.1 www.arenalbridgejá

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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.


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.

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This is where YOU can PARK

Spanish Lessons and much more


Page 6 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 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 Repairs and Pre-MoT Talleres Thiviers C/. Arquitecto Urteaga, 25 Thiviers, 03730 (Nr. Notary) Tel/Fax: 96 579 0923 Jaime Mata Cardona Mends cars in any language 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

Welcome to Paradise UK: 07866 190 980 Household Appliance Pickup CESPA, will collect up to a maximum of 5 household items for free. You have to phone at least Cash & Carry the day before to advise them of Puga Autoservicio S.L. Avenida del Pla 91 the collection address. (opposite Repsol Garage) Items have to be put out on the street in front of house the Tel: 96 579 2735 night before. Collection is during the morning. Collections are only made Catering/Equipment Hire on Tuesdays and Fridays. Costa Blanca Party Service The girl in the office C/. Benz 8, Benissa 03720 Bob Jager Mob 689 237 235 understands enough English to take your address, and you need Tel: 96 573 1546 to confirm whether collection will Fax: 96 573 0557 be on Martes or Viernes. CESPA telephone number is 900 102 149 C & P Enterprises Summer office hours are Party. Event 8am - 3pm Monday - Friday and Location, caterer Tel: Catherine 686 773 442 Charity Shops Jávea’s first was established by Ann Mason and her friends CARING CARER and is still called the ‘Original In your home or Charity Shop’ with premises when you shop or between Sabadell Solbank visit hospital or doctor. VERY and the beach. caring nature. ‘Carousel’ or UK level 3 NVQ ‘Roundabout’ is now located in Health and on Avenida del Furs, on the Social care. ground floor of a block of 635 836 501 (Eileen) apartments, opposite the CESPA junction with Ovidi Montflor. The contract for collecting ‘Cancer Charity Shop’ household rubbish is held by and its Care Centre, are CESPA. Other towns use located in Jávea Park. FCC. Rubbish is collected by APASA’s is located close driver-operated semito the central roundabout on automatic lorries, that upturn the Ctra. Cabo la Nao. street-level or underground bins into the hopper, whether Cheerful Properties collecting plastic, cardboard Vacation Villas have been and paper or household successfully renting out rubbish. Glass is collected in holiday villas and apartments special ‘dome-shaped’ green locally for 13 years. An containers by a specialist upsurge in demand requires company. additional quality properties CESPA vehicles operate for summer 2012. from a yard opposite the They are a registered, CEPSA service station on the official business, have a high Ctra. Cabo la Nao. Their street office and bags of administration office is in the advice and experience that are Port, Av. Lepanto 2. yours for the asking. Tel: 900 102 149 They offer properties for sale - and sell ‘em. Existing clients are the Grey top bins are for best recommendation. household rubbish, which Tel: 669 386 710 (Christine) should be placed into a - now discouraged - plastic bolsa Chemists from most supermarkets. The following chemists are Yellow-top bins are for plastic responsible for providing a and the ‘bricks’ in which you day and night service buy wine or milk. intended for prescriptions and Blue top bins are for paper emergencies - but they will and cardboard. sell other items. Green domed bins are for Details of which chemist glass and bottles. is on duty can be found on a notice on the outside of each:

December 2011 DECEMBER 24h CHEMIST From 9am on the day of responsibility till 9am next day Date Nº 1st Thur 9 2nd Fri 10 3rd Sat 11 4th Sun 12 5th Mon 13 6th Tue 1 7th Wed 2 8th Thu 3 9th Fri 4 5 10 Sat 11 Sun 6 12 Mon 7 13 Tue 8 14 Wed 9 15 Thur 10 16 Fri 11

Date 17 Sat 18 Sun 19 Mon 20 Tue 21 Wed 22 Thur 23 Fri 24 Sat 25 Sun 26 Mon 27 Tue 28 Wed 29 Thur 30 Fri 31 Sat

Antonio Marin Lluch Avd August 30 Tel: 96 646 1954

Nº 12 13 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 13

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


December 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 Looking for a new venue. Pastor John Hansford

Welcome 96 607 4410 Sunday 11am Many midweek activities www.já Mosaic Church Centro Comercial “La Nao” Pastor Peter Cox 96 647 3205 Sunday 12 noon 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 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

to Paradise is €1.00 per person (or per couple for husband and wife members) per visit. There is a one off joining fee of 10€ per person. Their eMail address is: javeacomputerclub Computer problems P C Solutions Tel: 902 995 116 Mob: 676 662 733 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

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Thought 4 2 day Love Each Other - It's That Simple! are my followers if you love each other. John 13:35 Before Andrew Jackson became president of the United States he was a general in the Tennessee Militia. During the War of 1812 his troops were fighting bickering among and themselves so he called them together and said, 'Gentlemen, let's remember the enemy is over there!' We'd all do well to remember that. It's easy to love God because of everything He's done for us; it's harder when it comes to loving those we have to live with. A respected Bible teacher says: 'If there's anything that would keep me away from Christ if I was would be the attitude of Christians towards one another...When I was a kid and an argument broke dad used to say, "We may have a few differences inside these walls but remember, we're family. If your brother or sister needs you...take care of them...and pull for them."' Everything we need to know...can be found in these two verses, 'Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind let each of you regard one another as more important than himself...look out...for the interests of others' (Philippians 2:3-4 NAS) In other words, think about the other person ...Don't be selfish. Sounds like something a teacher might say to a roomful of nursery children...yet how many adult problems could be solved if that was the driving force in our relationships? How many couples could reconcile their marital differences?' Jesus said, 'People will are my followers if you love each other.' In the hours before He died He was still praying for us to '...become one heart and mind...' (John 17:21 TM) YOU CAN HAVE YOUR OWN FREE COPY OF THE WORD 4 2 DAY IN (3 MONTHS) BOOKLET FORM BY PHONING 96 646 2848.

Page 8 BBVA Caixa 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)

Welcome to Paradise Debts in Spain Those saddled with mortgages on properties they 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.

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

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

December 2011 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

December 2011 Friday 9th 5pm, Our Lady of Loreto Church Christmas Concert Offered through the heart of Jávea "Singgruppe Jávea." Admission is free.

Saturday 10th Historic Town Centre CHRISTMAS celebrations open. 11am Jávea Tourist Info Centre "The Treasure of Jávea" heritage portrayal by three actors representing historical characters allude to stories of everyday life in our town. Registration: Jávea Tourist Info. Tel.: 96 579 07 36 / 96 579 43 56 / 96 646 06 05. Duration: 1 hour. 30min. Price: adults 4€, 2€ children 8 years and under, free. Places are limited. 5 pm Historic Town Centre Animation Festival, Toy Library for Children between 5pm and 8pm. 8pm Convent Agustinas Christmas Music Concert by Action Group polyphonic Ars Nova. Sunday 11th 7.30pm Ciné Jayan The 7th Seal Film Club Melancholy. Justine and Michael give a sumptuous feast to celebrate their wedding at the home of the bride's sister and her husband. Meanwhile, the melancholy planet is coming to Earth in this psychological and dramatic film of Lars von Trier. Monday, 12th 8pm Ciné Jayan 7th Seal Film Club, Melancholy Tuesday, 13th 10am leaving Plaza Iglesia. Pilgrimage to the hermitage of Santa Lucia accompanied by pipes and Tabalet. On arrival there will be chocolate as a reward.. Wednesday 14th m Music Conservatory Chamber Music Concert by students from the Professional Conservatory of Music in

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December Cultural  Programme We did not receive the Town Hall programme until 7th December, so have deleted events that had already passed.

Jávea. Free admission. 8pm Soler Blasco Museum "Strengthening the immune system" - Lessons from Easter Island. 7-level therapeutic Thursday, 15th 7pm “Mary of Bethany” Day Centre, concert of chamber music groups by students from the Professional Conservatory of Music in Jávea. Free admission. 8pm Casa de Cultura The Thursday of science "Travel Medicine" by Dr. Pe. Maria Jose Mulet, graduated in Medicine from Alicante University. Specialist in family and community medicine. Director of Health Center of Jávea. Friday, 16th 6pm Public Library Stories for children Rain story. The Three Kings

Montgó. 9am. Meet in Pl. Constitution to clean path to Santa Lucia church. Organized by the Association Viva Jávea. 10am in Plaza Convent 26th race organized by Jávea Cycling Club. 7.30pm Ciné Jayan Cyril is almost 12 years old and has only one desire: to find the father who left him in a children's home. He meets Samantha by chance, but does not recognise his love, love the child needs to calm his rage ... Original version with subtitles. 8pm Our Lady of Loreto Port Church Christmas Concert by Choral Society Monday, 19th 7pm Convent Agustinas Day Centre: Concert for string orchestra and choir. Free admission.

Page 9 Persons at the Convent Placita, Post Office and Market Square. 5pm Jávea Old Town Children’s Animation Festival. Entertainment for children between 5pm and 8pm. Location not yet determined.

Saturday 24th Christmas Concert, but venue undecided. Tuesday, 27th 4.30pm Palacio Municipal de Deportes "Miguel Andres Buigues" Youth Christmas. 27th, 28th and 29th December from 4.30pm. Space for children with cirtuit car, car unflatables, games, workshops and adventure. Outside space for Rollerball, Paintball, Bungee Jumping and Extreme Active Jávea Free admission For more information Friday 30th 11:30am Casa de Cultura Children's Film session between 11.30am and 1pm. 5pm Jávea Old Town Children’s Animation Festival Toy Library, between 5pm and 8pm.

8pm San Bertomeu Church Christmas Concert by wind members of the Professional Conservatory of Music of Jávea. Free admission.

8pm Ciné Jayan 7th Seal Film Club The child's bicycle (see Sunday 18th)

8pm Jávea History Cuisine Starting at 8pb, the route of tapas bars and restaurants of Jávea Old Town will be musically enlivened by Xirimitab.

Saturday 17th Municipal Sport Stadium "Miguel Andres Buigues" Election of 2012 Fiesta Queen

Tuesday 20th All day ‘Old Town’ distribution of Christmas cards and singing of carols.

Saturday 31st 11.30am Casa de Cultura Children’s Cinema morning between 11.30am and 1pm.

International Christmas Fayre in Convent Square, all day long. Displays of Christmas items from various countries.

12:00 noon Casa de Cultura Presentation of the magazine "Dau on God" 12noon United Churches Carol Service, opposite Miramar, in the Port.

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!

Wednesday, 21st All day distribution of Christmas cards and singing of carols in the ‘Old Town’.

This programme is subject to change, and times should be confirmed at your nearest Tourist Information Office.

Thursday, 22nd 6pm. Candlelit Carol Service with Sunday School children’s “Nativity” at Jávea Outreach Centre (rear of the Property Registry) in C/. Arquitecto Urteaga, 25. Park at Día and follow the signs.

Tourist Info Centre Plaza Iglesia, 4 Tel: 96 579 4356 F ax: 96 579 6317

11am Jávea Old Town Historical Jávea costume Consult the separate "Jávea History" programme. 5pm Historic Jávea Children’s Animation Festival Entertainment for children between 5pm and 8pm. Venue to be announced. 6pm Casa de Cultura Competition and prizes for Belens. 8pm San Bertomeu Church Christmas Concert by the Choral Society Sunday, 18th Mountain climb to the top of

Friday, 23rd 11:30am Singing of Christmas carols by the Association of Retired

The Tourism Department is not responsible for changes to the programme

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

Page 10 Electoral Roll (Padrón) Everyone who lives in Jávea is OBLIGATED to sign on the list of residents - the 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 Employment The CREAMA office is in the same premises as OMIC (C/. Roques 5) and has details of local vacancies and organises courses for the unemployed. 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

Welcome to Paradise from 10am to 1pm and 5pm chipper to make “original” to 8pm. Saturday, Sunday tasting English chips. and holidays from 10 am to Florist 1pm. Closed Monday. Mayflower Av. del Pla 125 Eye Surgery (50m north of Solbank) People used to return to the Tel: 610 396 543 UK and Moorfields Eye Hospital for treatment, being Fraud told when they gave their address “Why come here - the Jávea has far less crime than 5 years ago, but wherever there best surgeons in Europe are are people with money, there where you live.” will be opportunist crooks. Dr. Carlos Infantes C/. Arquitecto Urteaga 22 Always be on your guard and Tel: 96 579 1229 fear the worst. Fax: 96 646 0424 Freemasonry Ian Hutchinson is credited Family Tree Tracing with introducing English Lyn will enjoy helping you trace Freemasonry to Jávea and your ancestors. Spain, creating a ‘Temple’ Tel: 609 371 030 above the Cave Inn, that became Cheers Bar. Fiestas A new ‘Temple’ has been Details of forthcoming Jávea established in Costa Nova, Fiestas can be obtained from which had an ‘Open Day’ to the Tourist Office. dispel the notion of secrecy and is proud of the donations Finca it makes to non-Masonic It used to be a dream to buy, charities. and convert an old finca, or landworker’s home, but they Funerals have become scarce, Insurance expensive and pose ghastly It was traditional for many problems for those unfamiliar Spanish grandparents with Spain - now rigorously abuelos - to arrange burial imposed - building insurance for new nietos regulations. Best advice: only grandchildren, ensuring future buy what you can see, and low premiums and one less when it is finished and legal. financial trauma, no matter how many years into the Fines see Multas future that child dies. The problem with burial Fiscal representation insurance is that you have no If a non-resident owns one idea how much you will pay. property, they can look after Many policyholders have paid their own financial affairs many times over for a funeral with Hacienda. that has not - yet - been If the non-resident owns needed, but if they stop 2 or more properties, they are paying NOW, they will lose obliged to appoint a Fiscal the benefit of every premium Representative with whom paid. Hacienda can communicate. Pre-payment British companies Avalon and Fish and Chips Golden Leaves both offer preJávea’s first ‘Chippy’ payment where, for the price (established by Malcolm and of a funeral NOW, it will be Liz) was in the Jávea Park provided at any time in the premises now occupied by the future, no matter what the ‘English Library’. price THEN. Plans start at ‘inCODnito’ on the edge 3.150 €uros. of the large carpark at the Pre-Pagado Paz was Southern end of the Arenal specifically created to meet beach, and Scallops, 200m the needs of Brits in Jávea further south on the seafront. who needed more than the 24 In the Port, Merluza hours allowed by Avalon for Romana (battered hake) is the Cremation. Clients could part of the daily menu at ‘Rte. pay extra for additional days, Azorin’ in C/. Toni Llido and a church service, and all ‘Al Capito’ in the plaza to manner of extras. Adumar III, where Pepe uses The PPP plan includes up fresh potatoes, a peeler and to 7 nights ‘refrigeration’ - to

December 2011 await arrival of relatives, and a Thanksgiving Service. PPP Round-Tuit Plan This plan was specifically created to protect the spouse usually the wife - whose husband never got ‘Round Tuit’ with regard to funeral insurance or pre-payment. Even if their loved-one is in Intensive Care (or the Mortuary), provided a funeral company has not been instructed, a Round Tuit plan can be arranged with immediate effect, and often saving a considerable amount of money compared to the price the family would otherwise be charged. Pre-Pagado Paz Apartado de Correos 252 03770 VERGEL Tel: 96 575 5192 Cremation Cremation is increasingly popular in Jávea, which has its own facilities, as well as providing a service for funeral companies from surrounding towns and villages. ‘Balbi’ and his staff at Tanatorio Jávea, on the Jávea to Gata road, are as proud of their facilities as would be a Rolls Royce dealer. Donation of remains Prior to the introduction of Cremation, and because few had relatives to tend a ‘niche’ in the Cemetery, many chose to donate their remains for medical research. It is still possible and arrangements need to be made with the University Teaching Hospital in San Juan. Interment You can choose for your coffin to be placed in a ‘niche’ in the Cemetery, but they are expensive to buy (depending on where, and at which level you choose) and if you rent, and do not renew the premium, the remains can be removed, and re-interred with others, in a communal niche. Gardening Help is available from gardeninginspain The Town Hall has provided 40m2 plots of land for allotments, on the central reservation of Av. Augusta. (see also Palm Weevil)

December 2011 Gas Repsol: Tel: 96 573 0572 CEPSA: Tel: 96 579 1566 Gas Inspectors (See Butano) Gestor A Gestor is a Spanish professional who processes 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

Welcome to Paradise Good Neighbours’ Club health care, if they produce Originally formed in 1989 to proof of entitlement from raise the £18,000 required to Newcastle. place 2 Heart Defibulator Insalud Health Centre machines on Jávea Appointments Ambulances (another 1st in Tel: 96 642 8150 Spain for Jávea), still meets Port Clinic for lunch on the last Friday of Tel: 96 646 0456 each month, at 1.30pm in the Private Inn Between, Jávea Park. No There are many medical need to book, but look practitioners in Jávea who forward to home cooking, specialise in the care of fresh veg and lemon meringue Extranjeros, whether for cash pie. or payment by an Insurance Provider. Grua Valencia Health Scheme It can mean the elevating Those not old enough to have platform on a delivery lorry, a free reciprocal health care, crane, or - more likely - the can apply to join Convenio de lorry that takes your car away Asistencia Sanitaria a if it is parked illegally. Pacientes Privados and pay 90 €uros a month for health Guardian Angels cover equal to a Spaniard and (See Single Parenting) without exclusion of preexisting conditions. Gymnasia The application form can Academia Profigura be downloaded at Av. Lepanto, 2. (Port) then follow Edif. Puerto Real, D-2. this route in the left-hand Tel/Fax: 96 579 5656 column: Ciudadania > Tarjeta Sanitaria > Convenio de Asistencia Sanitaria a Pacientes Privados > Modelo Karoon Pilates de Solicitud. The form should Studio Jávea be completed with your Bank Av. Palmela, 31 (Town) details, and sent with Tel: 96 646 2235 Copy of Passport (Photo 609 678 433 page only) www.karoonpilatesjá Original Padrón certificate Copy of your Residencia Planeta Fitness Plus certificate C/. Azorín, 34 bajo Letter from Newcastle (Overseas Tel: 96 579 2699 Healthcare Team) +44 191 218 620 26 29 66 1999 by Certificado to: Dirección Territorial de la Sparta Gym Conselleria de Sanidad C/. Rennes, 2 bajo C/. Girona, 26 Tel: 96 646 3639 03001 Alicante Hospitals ‘New’ La Jara hospital Xàbia Fitness Tel: 96 642 9090 Parque Reina Sofía, 3 Denia HELP provide a Tel: 625 710 457 morning Interpreter service on weekdays when they can Centro de Yoga be contacted on 96 642 9346 C/. Gijón, 1 Tel: 635 182 711 ‘Old’ Pedrera now long term & elderly Harley Davidson & Bikers Tel: 96 557 9700 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

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.

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Thought 4 2 day Confront Your Fears (1) God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7 Fear is something you will experience each time you try something new, like a new job or a new relationship or a new investment strategy. You will never succeed as long as you keep giving in to fear. The corporate world risks failure every time they launch another product. The fashion world risks failure with each new clothing line. Yet they're willing to take multimillion-dollar risks to improve their merchandise and boost their sales. Do they always win? No, but without taking a risk they've no chance of succeeding at all. The poet wrote: 'There was a very cautious man who never laughed or played; he never risked, he never tried, he never sang or prayed. And when one day he passed away, his insurance was denied; for since he never really lived, they claimed he never died!' The fact is, we all fail! The failure rate of the human race is one hundred percent, and everyone (you included) qualifies for membership in this club. But that doesn't mean you have to live in the fear of failure. Faith in God is what gives you the courage to confront your fears and live the life He meant you to live. If you don't, you'll suffer the regret of 'what could have been.' You'll never be perfect, so you'll never be perfectly successful. That doesn't mean you will not succeed in life but you must try. Fear is a 'spirit,' and if you let it, it will control you. God offers you three better options: ' sound mind.' You can read part 2 on page 13


Page 12 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 CESPA) 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 Interpreters Carmen Alesanco (knows the best tradesmen) Tel: 609 677 094 Jacqui Blaylock Tel: 61 61 62 324 Susana Bultitude Tel: 96 646 0924

Welcome 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 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 Jávea Players Studio in calle Cronista Figueras Pacheco. Plays put on twice a year in GATA. Chairman Lyn Martin Tel: 96 597 7202 Mob: 618 892 103 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 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.

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

December 2011 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. Marina Alta Business Club Meeting in English held twice a week. Telephone: 96 646 1913 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 Saturday Benissa Calpe Pedreguer Ondara Rastros (Car boot sales) Wednesday Calpe Friday Denia Saturday Vergel Jalón Els Poblets Sunday Teulada Pedreguer Vergel Kaluga (Saturdays only) (100m south of Mas y Mas

December 2011 on other side of the road, on the seafront Tel: 679 121 535 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 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. “Mixta’ vehicles - like minibus - have to be tested at 2 years. 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.

Welcome to Paradise 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 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. 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

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Thought 4 2 day Confront Your Fears (2) You can read part 1 on page 11

God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7 A tourist was driving through the countryside when he saw an old farmer sitting in a rocking chair on his porch. Behind his farmhouse was seventy-five acres of land. The tourist asked, 'Is that your land?' 'Yep,' he replied. 'Well, what are you doing with it? Thinking of growing cotton?' the tourist asked. 'Nope, I'm afraid the boll weevils will get it,' said the farmer. 'What about corn?' the tourist asked. 'No, I'm afraid the locusts will eat it,' he replied. 'Well,' the tourist asked, 'What about raising cattle?' The farmer said, 'I'm afraid the price of beef might go down.' 'So, what are you going to do with all that prime farmland?' the tourist asked. 'Nothing. I'm just going to play it safe.' Is that how you feel? When you choose to play it safe in life, your potential for success is like that barren wasteland. As long as fear rules your life you won't step out in faith and fulfil your destiny. The Bible says that without faith it is impossible to please God (Hebrews 11:6). Isn't it better to risk failure and do what God wants, than risk displeasing Him? We've all experienced the fear that makes us want to pull back. Only those who overcome it go far in life. '..."Let the Lord be magnified, which hath pleasure in the prosperity of his servant"' (Psalm 35:27). Conquering the fear of failure begins with believing, 'God wants me to succeed.' Undergirded by that truth you cannot only defy your fears but defeat them. YOU CAN HAVE YOUR OWN FREE COPY OF THE WORD 4 2 DAY IN (3 MONTH) BOOKLET FORMAT, BY PHONING 96 646 2848.

Page 14 Padrón Municipal (See Electoral Roll) Paintball Paintball Xàbia C/. Bruselas 205 (opposite the Arenal school) Tel: 618 04 97 30 Palm Weevil (Picudo Rojo) If you have - or see - an infected Palm, report its location and the owner’s details if you know it, to the Agricultural Rep in the O@C office in Av. Amanecer 2, who want the plague controlled, and have information available.


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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

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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

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. Grooming Peluqueria Canine J.P Jávea Park, Local 10B (To the right of Mr. Punch) Tel: 686 419 049 Paws ‘N’ Claws Tel: 96 647 2490 Mob 658 887 545

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

December 2011 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. 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.

December 2011 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.

Welcome to Paradise Postcodes Pool Tile Replacement No need to empty the water, Most towns have a single specialist diver fixes pool Postcode: Jávea has 4 but problems. Correos discourage their use, Colin Ackerman and claim it is better to use Tel: 96 558 1921 03730 (where 50% will be Mov: 655 318 617 wrong) rather than the code for your area, which ‘some’ will get wrong. Post Adsubia 03739 Correos has the monopoly for Alborada 03739 carrying letters in Spain. Arenal 03738 Their main office is in Plaza Cala Blanca, Urb 03738 Marina Alta, at the highest Cap Martín 03738 point in the Old Town. Capsades 03739 Stamps are also sold in Catarroja Partida 03737 TABACS. Cerezos, Los 03739 Postmen only deliver to Colomer 03737 certain areas on certain days Costa Nova, Urb 03738 and insist that outlying houses Ermita, Urb 03737 provide community boxes Eurocondal, Urb. 03737 where letters for 50 or more Fontanella 03737 homes can be placed by the Frechinall 03738 postman, for the owner to Granadella, La 03738 collect. Lluca 03739 If a letter that needs a Mandarina, La 03739 signature arrives, the postman Media Luna 03738 will leave an Aviso in the Montgó 03737 ‘buzón’ for you to collect Montgó Carrasquetes 03737 from the Correos office Montgó Toscamar 03737 within 15 days. Panorama, Urb 03738 If you do NOT have a Pinosol 03739 ‘buzón’ the postman will Portichol 03738 likely leave an Aviso under a Rebaldi 03739 stone near your house, in Rimontgó 03737 expectation that you will find Seniola 03737 it!

Page 15 03739 Tarraulla Tosalet, Urb. 03739 Tosals 03737 Toscal 03738 Trencall 03738 03737 Valls 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.

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Page 16 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 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: Property Help Vacation Villas have been helping potential renters and buyers with impartial advice for more than 12 years, creating the need for quality homes that suit others. A registered, official business with high street office and bags of advice and experience - yours for the asking. We also offer properties for sale - and sell ‘em. Existing clients are the best recommendation. Tel: 669 386 710 (Christine) 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.

Welcome 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 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

to Paradise 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 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

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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.

December 2011 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 Int. Mexican Carnaval Indian Palace Indian Jalousie Cocktail Bar La Boheme Tapas/Fish & Meat Monsoon Thai Chinese Shang-Hai Tel: 96 646 3365 676 066 491 Roadside Assistance The RACC is an Association of drivers, like the RAC or AA, but most Spanish 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 La Casa de Pollo Av del Pla, 79 Tel: 96 646 2643 Open 12 noon till 3pm Sunday. 1/2 Chicken - €7.50 Full Rack of Ribs - €12.00 Combo (1/2 chicken and 1/2 rack of ribs) - €15.00 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 Royal British Legion Jávea Branch meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month, in Scallops Restaurant at 11.00am. No need to be ex-service to join, so pop along and enjoy the social events. Everyone welcome. Tel: 96 579 0123 Samaritans Local volunteers provide an evening listening service on 902 883 535.

December 2011 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. 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

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SOME USEFUL POINTERS 1. Marry the right person. This one decision will determine 90% of your happiness or misery. 2. Work at something you enjoy and that's worthy of your time and talent. 3. Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully. 4. Become the most positive and enthusiastic person you know. 5. Be forgiving of yourself and others. 6. Be generous. 7. Have a grateful heart. 8. Persistence, persistence, persistence. 9. Discipline yourself to save money on even the most modest salary. 10. Treat everyone you meet like you want to be treated. 11. Commit yourself to constant improvement. 12. Commit yourself to quality. 13. Understand that happiness is not based on possessions, power or prestige, but on relationships with people you love and respect. 14. Be loyal. 15. Be honest. 16. Be a self-starter. 17. Be decisive even if it means you'll sometimes be wrong. 18. Stop blaming others. Take responsibility for every area of your life. 19. Be bold and courageous. When you look back on your life, you'll regret the things you didn't do more than the ones you did. 20. Take good care of those you love. Sent to us from Texas by Amy B. Johnson Brandon 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

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

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Thought 4 2 day Staying when you feel Like Quitting ...Love...keeps going to the end. 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 When Ed and Alice went for marriage counselling the therapist asked Alice, “What first attracted you to Ed?” She replied, “His strong, silent temperament.” The counsellor continued, “So why do you want a divorce?” Alice answered, “His strong, temperament!” silent Sometimes what drew us together ends up a major irritant. In every relationship there are times when it seems it would be easier to quit than to hang in. But short of physical and emotional abuse, there are advantages to working through your issues. For example, there are: 1) Emotional benefits. Contrary to what Hollywood's culture would have us believe, divorced people are more likely to feel depressed due to loneliness. In fact, many say although there were disagreements in the relationship, they miss having somebody to come home to. 2) Health benefits. Emotional stress leads to physical problems, and being in a relationship, especially a good marriage, can be beneficial for your health. It's like having your own nurse or therapist. 3) Community benefits. What your kids see influences their future choices. Staying in your marriage teaches them how to work through relationship challenges. Couples with strong marriages are helping to build a nation of loving, responsible parents who can guide their children onto the right track. 'Love...keeps going to the end.' Author Christy Scannell says, 'When my husband and I got married, we agreed it was for life... Weeks before our wedding we made a pact to work out whatever problems came our way...Yes, we fight. We accuse. We toss barbs...but we won't be moving out or filing papers...whatever happens we're staying.' YOU



Page 18 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 teachers rarely spoke English, there were no explanations. Conversational Spanish lessons are arranged by LinguaSchool in the Port, The Language Academy in the Town and Carmen Alesanco (see Interpreters). Valencian Jávea Townhall also arranges lessons in Valencian. 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

Welcome to Paradise 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. 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. Movistar: Pio X in the Port Ctra Pla 126, Arenal Av. Principe de Asturias in the Town Orange: Av Lepanto 19 in the Port. Vodafone: Av Lepanto 17 in the Port PhoneHouse Av. del Furs, 7 (Port) 10am-2pm, 5 - 8.30pm. Saturday 10am - 2pm Tel: 96 646 1496 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

December 2011 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. The LRAU was introduced to prevent a landowner from frustrating

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December 2011 ‘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 -

Welcome to Paradise 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 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 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. Tyre Replacement/Repair Euro Tyre (rear of Repsol gas station) Avda. del Pla, 86 Tel: 902 909 375 Mob: 655 998 482 eMail: U3A The main purpose of the U3A is to encourage lifelong learning and friendship for those no longer in full time 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.

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GUARDIA CIVIL ARRESTS 25 ‘ILLEGAL’ GAS INSPECTORS Following local complaints, including some from people who have been charged hundreds of Euros for replacement pipes and regulators that REPSOL or CEPSA would have replaced for 80 or 90% less, the Guardia Civil has arrested twenty-five false gas installers. Vulnerable property owners, confronted by uniformed men at their gates, faced with the threat of losing their gas supply, parted with cash, paid by credit card, or were driven to the bank to withdraw cash. Hiding behind a "front" company in Alicante city, the ‘inspectors’ were sent early each morning to homes likely to be occupied by the elderly or foreign nationals in Pedreguer, Jávea, Denia, and Gata de Gorgos. The twenty-five arrested, twenty-three men and two women, 23 of Spanish nationality an Ecuadorian and another French, have been reported to the Courts for crimes of fraud and conspiracy. 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 wERE CORRECT, wHEn wRiTTEn, aT THE EnD OF JUnE, 2011. 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.

Page 20 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 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. Water Amjasa Drinking (See AMJASA) 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.

Welcome to Paradise Visitors can tour the Desalination plant on a Wednesday. For pools Water from AMJASA can be used to fill your swimming pool, but the cost is quite high. Businesses like Jaime Espasa will deliver cheaper water in a bowser. Weather Rain Average rainfall (mm) Spain Jávea 50 49 Jan. 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 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.

December 2011 The ORIGINAL is retained by the Notary, who provides you with a copy. 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.

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December 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 the ‘link’ as soon as we receive it - each month.

Know something we don’t Know? Then PLEASE take the time to write, phone or eMail and tell us what we’re missing, or what has changed and needs updating for the next issue. Welcome to Paradise KickStart Arquitecto Urteaga 8, baja 03730 Jávea (Alicante) Tel: 96 646 2848 (Msg.) eMail: 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: Jacqueline Jagger

And Finally Very few foreigners get rich in Jávea, but the quality of life is hard to find elsewhere.



Thieves targeted Montgo homes in the second week of December, in the area around Pic de la Batalla, even entering homes when the owners were ‘at home’. Owners in every area are warned to maintain their vigilance, and ensure that their doors and gates are securely locked, even when they may be expecting guests to arrive for a seasonal celebration.

MUNICIPAL POLICE CATCH 8 POACHERS WITH HUNDREDS OF SEA URCHINS Local Police have caught eight divers who illegally mined sea urchins (known locally as bogamarins) in the Pallers cove at Portichol. Those caught were each estimated to have caught 300 creatures, each of which was individually returned to the sea, with the expectation that most would survive. Government Decree 50/2005, which regulates fishing for this native species carries a maximum fine of 600 €uros. In the case of repeat offenders, the fishing or diving gear they used can be confiscated. Regional rules impose a total ban from March to December and prohibits the removal of urchins by diving, whether snorkelling or bottles.

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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APASA Annual Grant

Ecopark Changes

The grant for 2012 has been cut from 54.000 €uros in 2011 to 45.000 - leaving a bigger need to be met by volunteers. Albeiter Veterinary Centre (the vet for the ‘dog pound’ are offering a subsidised service for microchipping, pet passports and rabies vaccination. January and February 2012 will focus on cats and cat neutering, together with diagnosis of parasitic diseases.

Opening times at the Cami de les Sorts Ecopark will be changed to 9am-1.30pm and 4-6pm, Monday to Saturday, instead of 8am-8pm.

Grants for Parents The Parents Associations of the town ‘Instituto’ Antoni Llidó, and IES 1 in the Port have both received 1.102 €uro grants from Jávea Town Hall. The Arenal, Trenc d’Alba and Vicente Tena schools will each receive 964 €uros. Four regional associations helping people with disabilities (ADIMA, APROSDECO, ACOMAD and AMADEM will each receive 2.800 €uros.

Regional Criticism The Valencian Government have disagreed with parts of Jávea’s General Town Plan proposing dispersed construction of more villas and chalets, and have recommended high density apartment housing, claiming it will reduce the cost of providing services. Existing developments should be completed before more are considered. They also list La Guardia, Cansalades, Lluca, Granadella and Capsades as being unsuitable for additional development.

AMJASA BOSS GETS THE PUSH AMJASA Manager, Vicente Arribas received a letter telling him he was sacked from the 60.000 €uro a year job he’d held for 10 years, on the grounds that he lacked qualifications. BLOC councillors estimate it may cost as much as 120.000 €uros in compensation if Vicente decides to litigate for wrongful dismissal, when it was not even on the Agenda at the recent Board meeting.

Plumbers fix leaks Jávea’s plumbers will be used by AMJASA to repair leaks to the municipal water supply, rather than use their own employees.

Practical Democracy 22 children aged between 10 and 12 years of age, winners of a ballot of 422 fifth and sixth-grade pupils, will meet as a “Children’s Council” to advise the Town Hall on policies affecting children.

Recycling success More than 100.000 Kgs of old clothing was donated by Jávea residents in the past year for overseas charities, an increase of 26%. Had the clothes been placed in the ‘grey bins’ it would have cost 6.500 €uros for disposal as garbage.

English lessons 75 students recently received diplomas issued by Jávea Council, having been taught by 11 native British residents, thanks to an initiative of the ‘Help Desk’. Classes will recommence in the new year, offering German tuition, as well.

It’s Rain Dear According to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, while both male and female reindeer grow antlers in the summer each year, male reindeer drop their antlers at the beginning of winter, usually late November to mid-December. Female reindeer retain their antlers till after they give birth in the spring. Therefore, according to EVERY historical rendition depicting Santa's reindeer, EVERY single one of them, from Rudolph to Blitzen, had to be a girl. We should have known ... ONLY women would be able to drag a fat man in a red velvet suit all around the world in one night and not get lost.

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)

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


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


Technical/Planning Office C/ d'Avall, 39 4 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

Music and Dance C/. Rafael Echagüe, 5 (Town) Youth Hotline Tel: 900 100 033 Open: 9am to 2pm, 9 96 386 9296 Monday to Friday Tel: 96 646 2550 Youth Sexual Abuse Hotline MUNICIPAL WATER (AMJASA) (INFOABU) Municipal Public Library Camino Cabañes, 88 Tel: 900 222 245 Calle Mayor, 9 (Town) 2 Tel: 96 579 0162 Tel: 96 579 3938 Fax: 96 579 3881 Citizen Participation Fax: 96 579 0343 Open 9am to 1:30pm 8 Plaza Baix, 6 Monday through Friday Tel. 96 646 1682 Port Reading Room Av. Jaime I, 14 Palacio Municipal de Deportes Tel: 96 646 2652 CESPA Av. de Furs, 8 (Port) Collection of Solid Waste, Tel. 96 579 2000 Cleaning public area and Fax 96 579 2800 Soler Blasco Museum collection of large 12 Plaça dels Tourist Info Centre unwanted items Germans Segarra, 1 1 Plaza Iglesia, 4 C/ Lepanto, 2 (Port) Tel 96 579 1098 Tel: 96 579 4356 Tel: 900 102 149 museu@museuxabia Fax: 96 579 6317 .e.telefò



FOREIGNERS’ DESK is the responsibility of Cllr. Oscar Anton, located in the “Citizen Attention Office” above Portal El Clot parking, in Av. Amanecer 2, open between 9am and 1.30pm, weekdays. Tel: 96 579 0500 Ext. 1316 Contact: 3

Guardia Civil Av. dels Furs, 13 Tel. 96 510 6823 Fax. 96 510 6824 a-ppl-javea

Correos Plaza Marina Alta Tel. 96 579 0053 Fax. 96 646 1051

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

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

Culture, Events, Education Plaza Baix, 6 (Town) Tel: 96 579 0500 96 579 4344 Fax: 96 646 0603 24 hour Women's Centre Open: 8am to 3pm Tel. 900 580 888 Monday through Saturday and 4pm to 10pm Monday through Thursday, and 5 pm Postnatal Centre C/ Hermanos to 9.30 pm Friday and Gavilá Ferrer, 1-1º Saturday 03700 DÉNIA Tel: 96 642 5742 Women’s Legal Advice Centre Tel: 902 011 029 Conservatory of

Municipal Consumer Information Office (OMIC) C/ Roques, 5 (Town) Tel: 96 579 0500 6 96 579 4266 Fax: 96 579 0942

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

Civil Protection C/. Sanchis Guarner, 13 7 24h Telephone: 648 015 256 C/ Miguel Hernández Tel. 96 646 2179

Municipal Police Emergencies: 112 Plaza de Constitution Tel: 96 579 0081 96 579 1323 Fax: 96 646 1606

Secretary, Contracting, Heritage Pl.aza Iglesia, 4 (Town) Tel: 96 579 0500 1 Fax: 96 646 1719 Opening hours: 9am to 2pm Monday through Friday

General Registry, Statistics, Population Management Carrer d'Avall, 39 4 Tel: 96 579 0500 Fax: 96 579 5107 Opening hours: 9am to 2pm Monday to Friday

Works and City Projects Av. Amanecer, 2 (Town) Tel: 96 579 0500 Open from 9am to 2pm Monday 3 through Friday infraestructuras

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Come and celebrate Welcome to Paradise reminds you that

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Thursday 22nd December at 6pm, followed by seasonal free Buffet Sunday 25th at 11am

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and THANK YOU for your support during 2011.

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

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Welcome to Paradise - December 2011  

December Directory to WHAT is WHERE in Javea.

Welcome to Paradise - December 2011  

December Directory to WHAT is WHERE in Javea.