Author: Claire Richards

La Mata Town Hall feels Forgotten

La Mata might officially be classified as part of Torrevieja, but it also has some of its own distinct facilities, including its own branch of the town hall. However, residents there have felt for many years that they are the forgotten neighbour when it comes to the provision of services and some have even called for La Mata to be registered as a town in its own right. Now, the latest concerns voiced relate to the town hall in La Mata itself. Those using it claim that councillors in Torrevieja have forgotten the public building and that it is...

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Local charity makes new ambulance possible with €31k donation

Local charity Help at Home Costa Blanca (HAHCB) has donated a staggering €31,000 making up the total needed for the Cruz Roja to buy an ambulance to be used across the Vega Baja. The fundraising was undertaken in memory of well-known and much-loved charity volunteer Kathleen Vahey who lived in Orihuela Costa passed away a few years ago. The cheque presentation took place at the Emerald Isle, La Florida, where HAHCB holds its weekly charity market. Many of the charity’s volunteers were present as was President Carmen Perez, Charity Secretary Patricia Muirhead and Charity Fundraiser Silvia Sakir. The Cruz...

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Finca Castellana going the Green Mile

It is always busy at Finca Castellana in San Miguel, but the last few months have been particularly manic. The cattery team has been inundated with requests for help with feral cats and kittens. They rescued a kitten, which was on its way to the airport…in a car engine! They also had to scale a chimney to retrieve a Mummy cat that had given birth to three kittens inside of the chimney and were unable to get out. In addition, the volunteers have just started a project called ‘The Green Mile’ to raise funds to pay for the release...

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Baby Summer School

More than a hundred babies and toddlers aged from 0 to 3 years old have started Summer School in Orihuela and on the coast. The Councillor for Education Begoña Cuartero visited the Municipal Children’s School in the hamlet of La Murada to mark the start of ‘Baby Summer School’ which also began at several other schools across the municipality including the Palm Grove in the city centre and the E.I. Planetarium in Orihuela Costa. The Councillor for Education said: “The objective of these summer schools for the little ones is to provide families with care for children during the...

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