Association of Retired Police Officers on the Southern Costa Blanca Spain

Useful sites and other services for information

NARPO UK web site of the Official Narpo HQ Wakefield

West Yorkshire

Swansea Branch

Manchester & District Branch


Police Federation web site

N332 Facebook Page
N332 email for Guardia Traffico Officer Francisco Morales

Telefonica web site in English provides info on Telephone and Internet services. Also includes manual in English for Telefonica Domo system.

UK Government’s proposal of removing the personal tax allowance for non-UK residents

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. Torrevieja Information web site. Lists all manner of interesting facts and links to services, maps and lots more.

The British Consulate have a web site where a wide variety of documents which can be downloaded straight from the page. and

The Torrievieja English page listing a great deal of information about the area and its services.

This site answers a multitude of frequently asked questions and should be the first stop for anyone thinking about settling on the Costa Blanca.

Help Association of Torrevieja. This site has several fact sheets covering aspects of living in Spain including information on the latest Residencia regulations.

The Rough Guide to San Miguel de Salinas. “If you can’t find it here it doesn’t happen in San Miguel”. Spain Expat – Your resource for living in Spain.

A site full of links providing useful information on all aspects of Spanish life and services. is well worth a visit and provides a wealth of information for residents and non-residents alike.

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.

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.


British Midland

East Midlands Easy Jet

Liverpool, Stanstead Jet2

Most Regional Airports Airports around the world – check flight arrivals & departures  Just enter the airport by name or click on the map links Live flight status:  * 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

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