Javea gives help where needed

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NEW INTAKE: 34 more municipal posts in JaveaPhoto credit: Javea town hall

JAVEA’S mayor Jose Chulvi recently welcomed 34 new municipal workers. 

Selected according to social needs and guidelines, they will maintain Javea’s wooded areas and streets or help to clean and control access to municipal buildings in line with health and safety regulations. 

The town hall’s social employment programme is part of the €500,000 Recupem Xabia project introduced during the State of Alarm to counteract the effects of lockdown on the local economy. 

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The programme is directed aJavea residents who have been registered for between three and six consecutive months with the official employment service and do not receive any type of benefit. 

Other municipal initiatives introduced to ease the Covid-19 include help for the self-employed whose activities were curtailed by the State of Alarm. They have until 9am on Friday August 21, to apply for direct grants of €1,500. 

Javea town hall has allotted €1.5 million to this assignment which, if necessary, can be increased by another €1.5 million. 


A total of €6 million has been set aside for the municipality’s response to Covid-19 which has included waiving municipal taxes and €2.8 million allocation to Social Services for emergency help and basic services. 

Linda came to Spain to live when she was 24, just over 52 years ago, and her husband is Spanish. She began writing for English-language local newspapers in the mid-1970s and hasn’t stopped since! She leads a Spanish life, which she believes is vital when conveying the news to English-speaking residents, and along the way she produced two editions of Expand Your Spanish, helping English-speakers to enlarge their knowledge of the language. She was excited to be in at the birth of the Euro Weekly News in 1999 and is still passionately writing for the paper 22 years later.

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