British consulate open days in Ontinyent and Caudete

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THE British consular team based in Alicante will be visiting Ontinyent (Valencia) and Caudete (Albacete) on Thursday February 9 to hold two open days, the first of their kind to be held in these towns.

Following the publication of the new padrón (municipal register) statistics last week, it’s clear that many British people are still choosing to come to Spain to live.

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That’s why in 2012, the Consulate wants to make sure it gets out into the community to ensure that British residents know which sources are available here in Spain to get help, support and information.

British Consul, Paul Rodwell said he was looking forward to visiting these two towns adding: “The secret of making a success of life in Spain is to link into the services offered by your town hall and community.

We encourage residents to make the Spanish authorities the first point of call if there are any local issues and to ensure that they are properly registered.

My colleagues and I will be visiting to get a better idea of the issues local residents face and will be providing them with information about living in Spain, all of which is on ukinspain.fco.gov.uk website.”

The two events will consist of a talk given by the Consul around consular services and living in Spain. This will be followed by a presentation from the Pension, Benefit and Healthcare Team who will explain their role and advise who British nationals should contact when they have questions about their pensions, what benefits they can apply for and how to register for healthcare in Spain.

Details of the events are as follows: Caudete: Sala de Reuniones, Centro de Formación y Empleo, C/ San Jaime, s/n (in front of the bullring). Doors 9.30am, presentation begins 10am.

Ontinyent: Palau de la Vila, Plaza San Roque, 2, 46870 Ontinyent.

Doors 12pm, presentation 12.30pm.

Anyone wishing to attend either of the events should register for a place through the British Consulate website www.ukinspain.fco.gov.uk.

Those who do not have access to the internet can register by calling 902 109 356.

 

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