ARPO

Association of Retired Police Officers Costa Blanca South

Useful sites and other services for information

NARPO UK web site of the Official Narpo HQ Wakefield

West Yorkshire

Swansea Branch

Manchester & District Branch

Merseyside 

http://www.narpo.org

http://www.narpowestyorkshire.co.uk/

http://www.narposwansea.co.uk/

http://www.manchesternarpo.co.uk

http://www.narpo-merseyside.org.uk

Police Federation web site http://www.polfed.org/default.asp

N332 Facebook Page link   *New*

email for Guardia Traffico Officer Francisco Morales

http://www.facebook.com/TorreviejaTrafficDepartment/N332

n332facebook@hotmail.com

Telefonicaweb site in English provides info on Telephone and Internet services. Also includes manual in English for Telefonica Domo system. http://www.telefonicainenglish.com/
UK Government's proposal of removing the personal tax allowance for non-UK residents http://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/restricting-non-residents-entitlement-to-the-uk-personal-allowance/restricting-non-residents-entitlement-to-the-uk-personal-allowance
Torrevieja Forums a Forum based site where you can post information or browse existing postings. A search facility allows search on any word or phrase of your choice. http://www.TorreviejaForums.com
Torrevieja Information web site. Lists all manner of interesting facts and links to services, maps and lots more. http://www.torreviejainformation.com/
The British Consulate have a web site where a wide variety of documents which can be downloaded straight from the page.

http://www.ukinspain.com

http://www.ukinspain.fco.gov.uk

The Torrievieja English page listing a great deal of information about the area and its services. http://www.torrevieja.com/eng/
This site answers a multitude of frequently asked questions and should be the first stop for anyone thinking about settling on the Costa Blanca. http://costablancaexpats.net
Help Association of Torrevieja. This site has several fact sheets covering aspects of living in Spain including information on the latest Residencia regulations. http://paginas.torrevieja.eu.com/help/index.php?page
The Rough Guide to San Miguel de Salinas. "If you can't find it here it doesn't happen in San Miguel". http://www.san-miguel-de-salinas.com
Spain Expat - Your resource for living in Spain. A site full of links providing useful information on all aspects of Spanish life and services. http://www.spainexpat.com/
Spainvia.com is well worth a visit and provides a wealth of information for residents and non-residents alike. http://www.spainvia.com
Web site dedicated to finding information on the many aspects of Torrevieja. Sections include local facilities such as chemists shops, local government offices and officials etc. with addresses and telephone numbers. http://www.torreguia.es
Argos in Spain - the majority of items are now available in Spain at 9.95 Euros for delivery of orders. http://www.argos-spain.co.uk/wcsstore/argosspain/index.html
English films at Pilar de la Horadada Cinemaclub Films in English are shown most Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings usually at 5.30pm and 8.45pm. Entrance only 5 eiro per person. http://www.cinemapilar.com

Airlines

British Midland http://bmibaby.com East Midlands
Easy Jet http://www.easyjet.com Liverpool, Stanstead
Jet2 http://jet2.com Leeds/Bradford/Newcastle/Belfast and Manchester
Monarch Airlines http://flymonarch.com Gatwick, Manchester
Thomson Direct http://www.thomsonflights.com Most Regional
Airport around the world check flight arrivals & departures http://www.flightstats.com/go/Home/home.do Just enter the airport by name or click on the map links

 Live flight status:     http://www.flightradar24.com    * Click on blue dots for airports & arrow for live flight status *   

Interpreters (local)

If you do not speak Spanish there will be occasions when you will need to employ the services of somebody who can translate for you. These may be to deal with property purchase, attending doctors or hospitals, dealing with the Spanish police and generally conversing with anyone who does not understand English. The following operate professional translation services and whilst members have used these very satisfactorily ARPO cannot guarantee their work:

  • Maria tel: 686 189114 (recommended by George Patterson)
  • Antonia Prieto Centenotel: 965 976466 or 646288005

DIY Equipment Hire

The Torrevieja Hire Centre, Calle Aviles, Local 5, Lakeside Commercial, San Luis (on the CV905 Torrevieja to Quesada road) Tel: 966 786225 has all manner of DIY/Building, Home & Leisure, Mobility and Nursery Equipment, Tiling, Cleaning, Carpentry, Plumbing and Motoring Equipment available for hire at either daily or weekly charges.

The company is English run and if what you need is not on their stock list they will endeavour to add items. They operate totally cash only transactions so cheques and debit cards are not taken. Depending on the item required deposit charges are applied so it is suggested that you telephone for outlay first.

E-mail thehirecentre@telefonica.net


Home Air Conditioning

Mike Peters recommends Climazone from Elche who have recently serviced his system. Under a new law such companies are required to be authorised registered installers. Tel. No. 965465068