Coastal News Issue 93 07/12/07

Fish Y Chips.


Finally, the lucky expat community of Oliva and surrounding areas have got what many of us miss the most, a Fish and Chip shop. Dad Neal shown in the photo with his son Jake, plus husband and wife team Bob and Paula (Bob being Neal’s brother) produce a very high standard product, duplicating in every way the U.K equivalent. You know the type of thing I’m on about, crispy batter, proper chips, pies, savaloys and dare I say it ‘Jock pies’ (no deep fried Mars Bars yet). The team are introducing a home delivery service and are currently putting in the final touches to the outdoor terrace in the near future.

Fish Y Chips is sure to be a winner and Inland Trader wishes them all the very best for the future. Fish Y Chips is located on the left hand side of the road just up from Bar Institute on the road behind Bar Petit Bleu the ‘Fish Y Chips’.  

Botanico Cavamilles 10 Oliva Tel: 650 00 12 22




HELP charity Bazaar raises 2000 euros

A crowd of people came through the doors to HELP of Denia‘s annual bazaar at the Casa Holanda on Saturday (17th  November).   As usual two of the most popular stalls were home made cakes and scones, which raised over 400 euros between them ( they looked so delicious it’s doubtful they will be saved for Xmas!). The tombola and raffle also raised over 550 euros between them.

Altogether a grand total of 2000 euros was taken, thanks to the efforts of volunteer stall holders and customers alike. A big thank you to everyone!

 HELP is a volunteer group in Denia and surrounding areas, providing support in medical emergencies, and support for carers. Interpretation team sited at Denia hospital in the main entrance, from Monday - Friday between 11.00 and 14.00pm. Interpreters are only available through the doctors on Saturday/Sunday 10-16.00pm.

Medical equipment such as walking frames, etc is available on loan from the HELP charity shop in La Xara, near Denia, Mon- Sat. 9.30am - 1.30pm (Sat 1pm).

Tel: 96 642 7044. General contacts are Mavis on 96 642 1434; Joy on 96 578 7276


Royal British Legion members following the Remembrance Service at the Gandia Congregational Church, the church had record numbers attending.
 

The Royal British Legion Gandia and District Branch will be holding future meetings on the first Wednesday of every month.  The venue remains the same, at Flor Azahar.  The forthcoming social calendar is being compiled, so do join us and enjoy the company of friends who are socialising whilst raising funds for an ever worthwhile charity.  Service and Non Service people are welcome!
 
For further information, contact Cilla Ewers on 676938739




U3A Oliva (University of the Third Age)
 

Around a hundred members of the Oliva U3A attended the third members' meeting at the Centro de Participación Ciudadana (CPC) in Oliva. The President welcomed the existing and newly joined members and spoke about the twenty five groups which are now active. 170 ‘third-agers’ have joined in the first three months and the number is increasing daily.

The highlight of the meeting was a talk by Sr. Pau Pérez Ledo, Oliva Councillor for Tourism and Beaches, who described his work and future plans for developing tourism in Oliva.

Following this, a bouquet was presented to Ana Gilabert Rodríguez, the concierge at the CPC, as a token of appreciation for all the help she has given to the Oliva U3A.

Members also had the opportunity to browse through a book stall and to help themselves to a variety of literature in exchange for a donation to the Red Cross.

Forthcoming activities include a Quiz night and a Christmas Dinner.  Full details of group activities and events are on the website www.u3a-oliva.org

There is no meeting in December - the next Members' meeting is 24th January at the CPC.

Xmas Art Exhibition

 

Twiga Art, who run the internet art website www.twigaart.com are organising their second Art Exhibition on Saturday 15th December 2007 at The Lady Elizabeth Senior School, Lliber. The exhibition will be open to the public between 10.00 am and 2 pm.  Entrance, together with a glass of wine will be free.   

There will be oils, watercolours and painted goose eggs on display from several local artists including Jan Calderwood, Yolanda Fernig, Crystal Henfrey, Keith Geddes, Noel Gregory, Berenice van Thienen and Marian Wright. Noel Gregory, best selling author of several books on Oil painting, will be working on a demonstration painting which he will finish during the day.Some artwork of students of The Lady Elizabeth School will also be on display.

 


 

Carol concert by coral clasica Javiense in santa cruz church,Pedreguer at 7.30pm,sunday 16th Dec
Traditional annual concert with soloist and audience participation. Lovely church and acoustics.
One of Spain's finest organs and organists
10 Euros per ticket Tel 96 579 0371


 

ORBETA CHURCH CAROL SERVICE

 
YOU ARE INVITED TO COME AND JOIN US AT OUR ANNUAL ENGLISH CHRISTMAS CAROL EVENING ON WEDNESDAY 19TH DECEMBER 2007 AT 7.00 PM IN THE MAIN CHURCH JUST OFF THE SQUARE IN ORBA .
FOR  FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THIS AND ALL OTHER CHURCH SERVICES  IN ORBETA PLEASE CONTACT THE CHURCH WARDEN, ANNE WARWICK ON 965 583 804.
ORBETA CHURCH IS PART OF THE ANGLICAN CHAPLAINCY ON THE COSTA BLANCA.


DRUG TRAFFICKING

The Customs officers at Valencia port discovered a stash of 1½ tons of cocaine after scanning a container carrying tins of pineapple from Mexico. The lorries were allowed to continue onto their final destination under police surveillance to Toledo, where six people where arrested. Normally trucks leaving the port are randomly stopped and checked, but recently Government officials have ordered the search of every vehicle, which has resulted in major tailbacks at the port. However the Government hope that a harder line on drug trafficking will reduce the number of shipments entering through Valencia Port.
El mandato no radicó en el tipo de inspección, sino en la frecuencia.Según informaron a LAS PROVINCIAS fuentes portuarias, el motivo por el que se intensificó la vigilancia está relacionado con la prevención de hechos delictivos, como la entrada de droga o bien el tráfico de vehículos robados.

SCOTTISH MAN DIES IN BENIDORM

A Scottish tourist died after being attacked as he left a bar in the town. The 70 year old man and a friend were leaving a bar in Calle San Miguel, in the early hours of December 2nd, when they were attacked by thieves. Cause of death has not been confirmed, early reports such a blow to the head sustained when he was knocked to the ground or a heart attack. The thieves made off with personal effects, a briefcase and money.

CHARITABLE BULLFIGHT

A charitable bullfighting event held in Ondara raised 6,000 euros for those affected by the recent floods in Marina Alta. The event was organised by the Comissió Bous de la Carrer de El Verger and was attended by hundreds of people. Ondara Mayor, Ximo Ferrando and Mayor of El Verger Miguel Gonzalez attended the event.  Ferrando commented, every Mayors "regardless of political beliefs are united more than ever for the same cause." Residents homes in Marina Alta were flooded during the storms in October. Head of Provincial Service Costs in Alicante, Vincent Martinez has confirmed that all clear up work will be completed by February 2008.




TAVERNES

Crime levels in Tavernes have fallen by 20% according to local police sources. At a recent Local Security Board meeting in Tavernes forecasts for the end of 2007 predicted a further 2% drop. Board members said "these initial results are the culmination of great effort and unprecedented coordination between the Guardia Civil and local police." Mayor Vallero, Manolo Vidal, said "We welcome the success of the recent collaboration. It must continue to prevent the crimes and burglaries suffered by our beloved residents".

THREE SUNS FOR KIKO

The 2008 Campsa Restaurant Guide has awarded ¨Three Suns¨ to chef Kike Dacosta’s restaurant, El Poblet in Denia. Seventeen establishments have been awarded the highest accolade of ¨Three Suns¨ in the Campsa Guide, which has sold 390,000 copies. In 2008 the Campsa European Guide will be published on the internet to put an end to the Michelin “dictatorship”, which boasts of being the only international gastronomic guide. The President of the Spanish Academy of Gastronomy commented that the treatment of Spanish restaurants by Michelin was "irritating".


OFFICERS SENTENCES REDUCED

The High Court of Justice has reduced sentences given to two Xeraco policemen accused of illegally detaining a drunk on the beach in August 2004. They were sentenced to four and five years in prison and disqualified from the police force for eight years. A Supreme Court judgement ruled that the officers will not have to serve custodial sentences and reduced the disqualification period to three years. Mayor, Ferran Bofí is reportedly requesting a full exemption of the disqualification for both officers: "We will request that the government pardon the policemen."

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