IS THE SUN STILL SHINING FOR EX PATS LIVING IN SPAIN

FIGURES RELEASED yesterday by the Spanish National Institute of Statistics reveal 9,344 people of UK nationality registered as living in the province, returned home last year.
The figures are the highest within the Valencia region and run for the full year ending December 31 2016.

The amount of British expatriates living in Alicante Province has shown a steady decline year on year ever since the financial crisis, which crippled the country in 2009.
However, last year saw the greatest exodus back to the UK, putting the amount of Britons living in the province back to the levels of 2004.
The statistics show at January 1 this year 63,010 UK nationals were registered as residing in Alicante province.
This still leaves British expatriates as the largest group of non-Spanish residents in the province, with a total of 16% of all foreign residents.
The report shows that the lack of purchasing power felt by UK nationals since the economic crisis has seen the Alicante population fall by over half since 2008, but the numbers accelerated last year following the Brexit referendum and the decision to leave the European Union.
Although the UK tops the list of people leaving, other nationalities also left the province to return home in significant numbers. German nationals were reduced by 3,054 and French by 354.
The figures show an increase in people moving into the Province from Algeria (144), Morocco (1,131) and Columbia (1,049), wheareas Argentina, Ecuador and Russia all saw decreases in population.
By contrast, the Chinese population continues to increase year on year since 1998, when the statistics were first introduced. There are currently 8,349 Chinese living in the province, an increase of 80% on last year.

Quesada

I imagine these figures reflect the result from leaving the EU!
We are a retired couple leaving in La Marina area and we are very worried about the future living in Spain.
So many conflicting stories of which many are FAKE NEWS!.
Seriously, does anyone really know what the future will bring??

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Quesada

Does anyone know how to cancel an E Bay Bid??
I put an offer of 3 quid on a cowboy outfit and now I am only 6 minutes away from owning
THE LABOUR PARTY. :-)

Commented Support in Alicante 2017-05-10 10:03:54 UTC

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Thousands returned to UK from Alicante province post-Brexit

FIGURES RELEASED yesterday by the Spanish National Institute of Statistics reveal 9,344 people of UK nationality registered as living in the province, returned home last year.

The figures are the highest within the Valencia region and run for the full year ending December 31 2016.
The amount of British expatriates living in Alicante Province has shown a steady decline year on year ever since the financial crisis, which crippled the country in 2009.

However, last year saw the greatest exodus back to the UK, putting the amount of Britons living in the province back to the levels of 2004.

The statistics show at January 1 this year 63,010 UK nationals were registered as residing in Alicante province.

This still leaves British expatriates as the largest group of non-Spanish residents in the province, with a total of 16% of all foreign residents.

The report shows that the lack of purchasing power felt by UK nationals since the economic crisis has seen the Alicante population fall by over half since 2008, but the numbers accelerated last year following the Brexit referendum and the decision to leave the European Union.

Although the UK tops the list of people leaving, other nationalities also left the province to return home in significant numbers. German nationals were reduced by 3,054 and French by 354.

The figures show an increase in people moving into the Province from Algeria (144), Morocco (1,131) and Columbia (1,049), wheareas Argentina, Ecuador and Russia all saw decreases in population.

By contrast, the Chinese population continues to increase year on year since 1998, when the statistics were first introduced. There are currently 8,349 Chinese living in the province, an increase of 80 on last year.

Another law comes in from the EU. Maybe Brexit wasn't as bad as we all thought!

€750 for mobile chat at wheel under new Spanish driving laws.DRIVERS face fines of up to €750 for using a mobile phone while at the wheel from tomorrow (Saturday).

The fines are to be introduced following a controversial change to law that will allow all EU authorities to even trace overseas drivers for fines.

The new laws outlined cover eight offences including speeding, failing to stop at a red light, failing to wear a seatbelt and using a phone while driving.

Until now, foreign motorists could be fined in Spain only if they were stopped by police at the roadside or were in a hire car (where the company holds drivers’ personal details).

Under the new laws, from tomorrow Spain and all other EU nations will be able to obtain drivers’ details.

The Department for Transport in the UK has said it will seek to revoke the rules following Brexit in two years.

Quesada

Me now thinking why did we move from the UK!!

Commented niamcult in Quesada 2017-05-07 19:11:13 UTC

At least the UK has seen sense by saying that this stupid rule will be revoked.
But saying that, when someone has lost a relative or close friend due to someone being totally wrecked behind the wheel, then a €750 fine
is an insult!

Commented twizzlemaid in La Rioja 2017-05-07 19:19:39 UTC

Why should the Dot want to reverse this? If you are caught anywhere within Europe, in my opinion the country in which the offence took place should be able to follow up and impose and collect the appropriate fine on the same basis as if the offender were a native of that country.

Commented virgobob7 in Comunidad Valenciana 2017-05-07 19:23:11 UTC

QUESADA BOWLS CLUB

Good day. Can you please tell me where the Bowls club is in Quesada please?
Thanks
Jim


Hi Jim.
The Quesada Bowls Club is located in Calle Toledo. Their telephone number is 966719439 Email: contactus@bowlingspain.com
or deidre.leeming@gmail.com

Very good club and well worth a visit.

Commented Support in Alicante 2017-05-05 13:18:46 UTC

THE FORUM IS BACK

Hello to everyone in Quesada and those of us that love the place and of course to Quesada life its nice to be back in contact with everyone again, life has not been the same over the last few months without you all.
I see that the site has a lot more things to be added but at least we have our forum back. I would just like to ask everyone to get registered and tell everyone the forum is back so that we can build our on line community again, and so that I have some one to take to.

Quesada

Hi Everyone.

We have just moved to Dona Pepa in Quesada and would love to meet some ex-pats in our age group (60+)
We have been told there are lots of interesting things going on in the area, but not sure where to find them!
I see from the comment that this forum has just been reactivated and looks like we are the first ones on here.
Anyone else out there in our age group that can give us some pointers :-)

Love to hear from you.

Liam and Louise x

Commented niamcult in Quesada 2017-05-05 11:19:51 UTC

Dear Liam and Louise

Welcome to Spain and hope that everything turns out sunny for you guys!
Our Forums and Events calendar are back and we are going to try and get everyone back talking again.
This is just for people who wants to have a chat and to add any forthcoming events that they know of on the events calendar.
It is very easy to use and NOT full of people wanting to sell stuff!!
Any bars that you know of has a forthcoming event, Karaoke, Bingo, Quiz night, then tell them to let people know by putting it on our events calendar!
xxx

Commented Support in Alicante 2017-05-05 12:53:50 UTC

HOLIDAYS.RED DAYS

Hi. Can anyone tell me what are Red Days are please


Hi Bob.
Welcome to the ASL forum.
In answer to your question Red Days are public holidays in Spain.
Some are for just local areas and some are national.
Bars and restaurants are always open and the main super markets normally open in the mornings, but you will find the local smaller supermarkets will be open all day.
Here is the current list of RED DAYS for this year.

Sunday 1st January Año Nuevo New Year’s Day
Monday 2nd January - Public Holiday as New Years Day is on a Sunday.
Friday 6th January El Día de los Reyes Epiphany Day - Declared as a regional Holiday in all regions
Sunday 19th March San José St. Joseph’s Day
Monday Mar 20th March equinox Season- San Jose Local holiday(?)
Sunday Mar 26th Daylight Saving Time starts Clock change/Daylight Saving Time
Sunday Apr 9th Palm Sunday Observance
Thursday Apr 13th Maundy Thursday Common Local holiday
Friday Apr 14th Good Friday National holiday
Sunday April 16th Easter Sunday
Monday Apr 17th Easter Monday Common Local holidays
Sunday Apr 23rd St George's Day Local holiday (?)
Monday Apr 24th Day of Aragón Local holiday (?)
Monday 1st May Día del Trabajador Labour Day
Sunday May 7th Mothers' Day Observance
Sunday 16th July Virgen del Carmen Virgin Carmen Day
Tuesday 15th August Asunción Assumption
Monday 9th October Dia de la Comunitat Valenciana Day of the Valencian Community
Thursday 12th October Fiesta Nacional de España National Day of Spain
Wednesday 1st November Día de todos los Santos All Saints Day - National holiday
Wednesday 6th December Día de la Constitución Constitution Day - National holiday
Friday 8th December Inmaculada Concepción Immaculate Conception - National holiday
Monday 25th December Navidad Christmas Day - National holiday
Tuesday Dec 26th St Stephen's Day Local holiday
Sunday Dec 31st New Year's Eve Observance

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