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The Law on Renting out Properties in Andalucia
To the person asking about where to obtain the form in order to register their property under the new Andalusia holiday rental decree;
All the necessary links, as well as plenty of useful information, can be found here:
This new law is due to come into force on May 11th. 2016
Does anyone have the details of Sarah Bright please.
Pat Gaywood patriciagaywood @ hotmail.com
Services Needed –Parcel Service
I have to send a parcel to Scotland.
Is there a service between Nerja
and Velez Malaga ? Who has a
recommendation with a reasonable price ?
Would be happy to get an answer.
Services Available- Making your life in Spain easier
If you need help regarding translations, healthcare, trafico, Spanish bureaucracy, banking, insurance, funeral arrangements, tradesmen, property (management, sale and rentals), learning Spanish and a lot more……….Look no further!! Maria (Spanish/Canadian) maria @ solutions4xpats.com Tlf. 639 936 988
Recommendation- Persiana & window specialists in Velez-Malága
I can recommend Juan Verdun. High quality products properly fitted.
I highly can recommend Toldos Adrimar in Algarrobo, Polygono La Pena behind ITV, just past the concrete plant. Tel. 625 723 297
They think before they start working, top quality of material and workmanship, very fair prices and they speak your language.
Recommendation for Estate Agent
I take great pleasure in recommending Mr. Dierk Pfeiffer, the man who
found our house and has been extremely helpful ever since.
He speaks perfect English, German & Spanish, nothing is too much trouble having excellent and energetic communication skills. His contact E-mail is attached and wish you the very best of luck.
Kind regards, John.
Responses – Driving Licences-
I can’t advise about car hire in Torrox but I have experienced the problems of the demise of Part B – the paper licence. When the UK got rid of them I scanned mine and then shredded the original . You can prove whether you have any points by going to the DVLA website and entering your licence number and your National Insurance number to get a print-out. You can also get a code that you can give to a car hire company so they can check your details. It works just once and has a limited period of validity. I have had enormous problems with Trafico though. When applying for a Spanish licence they demanded the original Part B, they wouldn’t accept a copy, a print out or the code. I had to get a denuncio to say I had lost my Part B and they then wrote to the DVLA to confirm my details. The DVLA took the attitude of “they can check on-line”. It’s 5 months since my application and my solicitor tells me that my documents have gone to the department that prints the cards, but I still haven’t received it. Vic
(1) Ian, you will find at least two types of back bacon in Supersol at Torrox Costa. Go past the bread and veg. section and there is a fridge on the right and there are quite a few different bacons.Hope you find it as tasty as the one from Lidl. We have found that as soon as we find something we like there they discontinue it! Peggy
(2) I suggest that Ian visits Mercadona in Algarrobo Costa, where he will
find English back bacon
( not frozen and in packs) on the shelf opposite the counter where
they carve up various Spanish hams and sausages to order. I noticed
it there recently as I was buying Mercadona’s own streaky, which we
always use because it is much tastier than the English back, and has
less water content. It is probably the same in other Mercadona
stores, but not having visited them recently I can’t be sure. Happy
Breakfasts, Ian !!
Anyone know of supermercados selling hot crosss buns?
Recommendation- Removal Services
Zaff maxwell took my sons motor bike, some furniture and other things to UK for me. All arrived in the same condition as it left here in 2 days.
He had to go out of his way to get to Hunstanton at no extra cost.
Well pleased with the service. No problem
Many thanks Zaff. His phone number is. 634342947
A bouquet to interpreter Pamela Walshe who stayed with me all day 10 hours in fact at Urgencias. Her patience and helpfulness is second to none, I have no hesitation in recommending her. She is a star.
Recommendation – Car Hire
Hi to the person wishing to hire a car Torrox costar area ..look no further than Auto´s 2000 Torrox .I´m always pleased to recommend them ..Efficient and well priced ..The office lady is German ,but speaks better English than a lot of English people I know !! Google them for web and phone no ..
What’s on –Competa Art Walk
As part of the Art Walk in Competa, artists are offering workshops and showing how to raku-fire ceramics.
English artist Annabel Keatley offers a workshop in the Salon de Actos of the Town Hall.
On Saturday 26 March from 4pm to 6pm Annabel will be leading a plant paper making workshop. Participants will learn the whole process of cooking and breaking down plant fiber in order to create their own wonderful fibrous plant papers made from Esparto grass. The process is time consuming but can be carried out afterwards at home and with just about any plant fibre. Participants will also be able to add inclusions and emboss their plant papers. Materials included. 25e per person. Please book in advance; Tel: 699801613 or annabel @ annabelkeatley.com
Danish ceramist Martin will do his raku firing and Danish artist Eva Joensen will offer a kids workshop at her place at Plaza Vendimia
You can make an art trail along 18 locations with works by 28 International artists. It has become a tradition and more and more visitors are coming to Competa around the easter period. Art lovers from the Costa del Sol, the Costa Tropical and tourists from further away will drive their way up into the mountains to visit this beautiful pueblo blanco full of creative spirits. The first two days were very succesful and many visitors came up to the ‘Pueblo’! Don’t miss this chance to experience the vibrant creative flow in the village!
This year everything will take place on Wednesday 23, Thursday 24, Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th March. From 11:00 to 19:00 you will see a wide diversity of art in many different locations. Artists and craftsmen will also be present and happy to talk about their work, inspiration, vision and techniques.
For more info see:
What’s NOT on – La Tasca – Monday
La Tasca at Torre del Mar will be closed on the coming Monday 28th.
We apologise to all our customers.
What’s on – Don’t miss the Organic and Crafts Market at Garden Centre El Algarrobo this Saturday 26th March.
Enjoy a great morning out in a lovely venue with a wide range of organic products, tasty food and handcrafts.
Plus Hot Cross buns, handmade chocolates eggs and Simnel cake!
Pre-order so as not to miss out!
And for the kids there is an Easter Egg Hunt at 12 o’clock.
Find us on the A356, km 39, 10 minutes from Torre del Mar towards La Vinuela, opposite the Canillas de Aceituno turning.
Plus yoga at 12.
What’s on – Support the British Legion
A chance to support the nerja branch
Of the royal british legion.
Thursday 31st march 6.30 pm
Hotel al andalus (just by the caves)
A glass of wine, relax and listen to
An hour of light classical music
And then scampi & chips – just €10
Followed by another hour of music
Just forward your booking numbers to
Dave graves, chairman of nbrbl at
Dgdeepblue @ gmail.Com
See you there,
What’s on -Sunday Roast at Silks
Chef Marc’s Sunday roast at Silks Sports Bar & Grill
12.30pm to 6pm
Sunday 27th March
Tel: 952967266 (bookings advised)
Roast topside of beef with homemade Yorkshire pudding
Roast chicken with homemade pork,lemon & coriander stuffing
Roast pork with homemade crackling & honey mustard sauce
Vegetarian option available
Accompanied with roast and creamy mashed potato
Blanched cabbage with toasted flaked almonds
Sautéed carrots with garlic and orange
Silks sports bar & grill, local 2, Bloque 8, Urb Costa del Oro, Torrox Costa
Located 10 meters off the Paseo Maritimo next to the large Chinese clothes shop
What’s NOT on – No Move It To Music! class this Saturday
Please note there is no Move It To Music! class at Time Sport Gym in Nerja this Easter Saturday, 26 March.
Next class on Saturday 2 April at 11 am, and every Saturday throughout April.
(moveittomusic @ yahoo.co.uk)
What’s on – Fund Raising Therapy Spa Day at lsa Orquideas on April 9th-
Spring is here and time for another spa day !!
I am writing to invite you to the next Food for Change fundraiser
at Las Orquideas hotel in los Romanes
Monica is kindly allowing us to host the event there from 11 am to 3 pm on Saturday 9th April
As we had such a good time there last October- with the use of the sauna and pool and so far the therapies on offer are a selection of healing, deep tissue massage, Reiki, Swedish massage Tui na and Acupuncture, Aromatherapy & Reflexology
Hopefully a few more therapies are to come as people are on holiday
Last time together we have raised over 2000- euros for the Malaga free food kitchen
it would be great to see you there, so if you are interested please mail me back
just to say you would like to come -as you remember its first come first booked
Traceys lovely flyer with more info on therapists will be sent as soon asap
happy Semana Santa
maggieculver77 @ yahoo.com
What’s on- Trip to Gib
We have just had our second outing to Gibraltar ;we are just a small group ,out to enjoy our day and do some shopping
We pick up in Nerja and Torrox Bus stop
Our next day out is on April 28th.
Our price is 17 euros as we have to cover the cost of the Coach.
Why not come and join us .
If you are interested – phone Barbara on 942532758
What’s on-El Pilon, Competa
Tomorrow, Saturday, 26th Aire Flamenco will be back to El Pilón. The show will start at8pm. Come and enjoy the night with El Pilon´s incomparable food and the best live music. Only a few tables are available. Reserve your table right now calling to 952553512 – 687029147.
What’s onBar Amalia, Archez
Easter Sunday lunch served from 1.30-5.00 pm.
Choice of Roast Beef, Lamb or Turkey served with
Roast and Lyonnaise Potatoes, Yorkshire Pudding,
Seasonal Vegetables and Gravy.
Vegetarian Option – Sweet Potato and Chickpea Stew. 8 euros
Homemade Puddings include Sticky Toffee with Toffee Sauce,
Apple Crumble and Custard, Chocolate Sponge with Chocolate Sauce
and Pineapple Upside Down Pudding.
To book your table give Dot a ring on 634302480.
Wanted –Large Wardrobe
Competa – Torrox – Algarobbo triangle area
labedabe at gmail dot com
For Sale- Dining table and 5 chairs, also Storage Boxes
Table & Chairs
160 x 85 cm
4 Storage Boxes
73 x 41 x 32 cm
Pick up Competa
labedabe at gmail dot com
For Sale-Folding Electric Bikes
Folding Electric bikes for sale, less than 1 year old, 1 red, 1 silver, 26” wheels. Removable lithium 36v battery concealed within bike frame, 6 speed shimano gears, max rider weight
115kg, 18 stone, 30-50km range, 3 modes – Full throttle, Pedal assist, Pedal.
Comes with Carry bags and chargers. As new condition, good reason for sale.
Bargain 690€ each
Tel Joy 610955826 (Torrox)
UK registered right hand drive small van wanted in good condition upto 2,000euro(Citroen belingo type)must have current mot & tax
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