Watch out, plods about!!

€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.

La Marina

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 19:18:52 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 19:24:02 UTC

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

Relocating to Spain

Hi, my wife and I are thinking of making a move to LA Marina. We are a little concerned about such issues like healthcare. Do the Spanish NHS honour our. E111 cards now that we are set to leave europe? We have heard some stories from people that the Spanish authorities have been taking these cards from ex-pats without any explanation.
Does anyone have an opinion whether this is a good or bad time for Brits moving to Spain?
Where would be the best place? We have heard that LA Marina Urb is basically a massive housing estate. We do not want Blackpool with sunshine, any suggestions?


It is most definitely not Blackpool in the sun. I only visit there and have never seen a kiss-me-quick hat yet. It is a place to chill. Outside of the "season" you hear more yapping dogs than people at night. As for the Brexit thing, it is too early to tell. If you want lively give it a miss, but to chill take the leap

Commented silverfox1955 in La Marina 2017-02-26 13:35:55 UTC

Thanks for the comments Silverfox, it's just that we have heard some 'horror stories' about life in the sun. Wasn't sure if Brexit had kicked in as yet, anyway it may make no difference at all. We are due to come over soon so will get first hand experience. On another subject does anyone know when the Processionary Caterpillar season finishes as we are worried about our dogs?

Commented Bill Smyth in La Marina 2017-02-26 20:45:47 UTC

The old yapping dog syndrome rises its head again.!! That will never change,the dogs are far more important than peoples relaxation and sleep.All the people that complain can't all be wrong?

Commented blarter222 in La Marina 2017-03-11 19:06:25 UTC

i havent got a (yappy) dog as you call them,but i would say someone with a dog who makes itself known is less likely to get burgled etc.

Commented exsas in La Marina 2017-03-12 16:51:39 UTC

Sorry,not sure who you are,I was actually addressing the comments from Silverfox1955.He has a very valid and fast increasing point,not really sure what continually yapping dogs throughout the night has to do with burglary. Not heard of any burglaries on the URB of late,I could be wrong though!!

Commented blarter222 in La Marina 2017-03-12 20:40:16 UTC

Hi Bill.
Hope you are well. Did you move to Spain? Be great to hear from you again and join in with us.

Commented Support in Alicante 2017-05-05 12:42:52 UTC

RED DAY

Hello again.
Someone was asking about the Red days on the Quesada forum. So we thought it a good idea to post on yours :-)

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

La Marina

Barclay's Bank

Does anyone know where the nearest Barclay's Bank is?if in fact, there is one!! There was one in Quesada,but that's gone.


THE FORUM IS BACK!

Hello to everyone in La Marina and those of us that love the place and of course to La Marina 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.

Commented twizzlemaid in La Rioja 2017-05-05 12:32:01 UTC

Hi.
Little late in replying...sorry :-)
But Barclays have been taken over by Caxia bank, so no more Barclays bank..well certainly not in this area, unless someone knows different??

Commented Support in Alicante 2017-05-05 12:35:54 UTC

BARS AND RESTAURANTS IN LA MARINA

Our forum is now back online. We have also introduced an events calendar for you to use free of charge.
Please let your customers Old and New know what you have planned in the near future.
Karaoke nights, Bingo, Quiz night. Any event you have planned then let your customers know.
Also any of our users of the Forum would like to tell your local bar about us, then please do as it will help their trade
but more importantly, let you know what they have planned for the future, which you may want to join in the fun!

La Marina

BRILLIANT XXX

Commented twizzlemaid in La Rioja 2017-05-05 12:31:14 UTC

THE FORUM IS BACK!

Hello to everyone in La Marina and those of us that love the place and of course to La Marina 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.


Hi. We have recently moved from the UK ( just before the referendum) to La Marina. Lovely area with lots to do and lovely people.
But very concerned about the future in regards to our pensions and health care after the UK leaves!
Such a worrying time for myself and my wife as we are now pensioners.

Would love to hear from anyone in the area that is in the same situation as us. I have noticed that this site has an events calendar which you can add any events. What would be a great idea if we could all get together in a local bar and have a good ole chin wag!
Then we can add the bar and the date and time on the events calendar?
anyone out there interested?
Our very best wishes.
Bob and Sandra x

Commented virgobob7 in Comunidad Valenciana 2017-05-05 11:11:27 UTC

Dear Sandra and Bob.
Firstly, welcome to Spain!

Many thanks for joining our forum. Like you we are hoping that people will start to use this once more, as it was very popular in the past.
The Forum was designed for the sole purpose to use for people to get in contact with each other.
We do not allow things to be sold on our Forum ( Like others)
You mentioned our events calendar and you are 100% correct in what you are saying.
It can be used by our members to let people know of any forthcoming events. We welcome owners of local bars to post on our events calendar
letting local people know of what their bar has lined up for the future. Entertainment, Bingo, charity events etc.
Just click the date it is happening and let people know!
It is 100% free to use and you can let all our members know of your forthcoming events.

Anything we can help you with, then please let us know.

Commented Support in Alicante 2017-05-05 12:19:10 UTC

Hi Admin

Thats for letting us know. We did try another Forum in the Quesada area, but for too confusing for our old brains!
We will try and help in getting people talking again on here.
Regards
Bob

Commented virgobob7 in Comunidad Valenciana 2017-05-05 12:29:49 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

Commented Support in Alicante 2017-05-05 12:04:21 UTC
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