It seems to be a sad reality that the UK Government’s rules and regulations on BREXIT are viewed by many UK citizens abroad as a mixture of confusing information to be ignored. However, they attract heavy penalties if not complied with. The following websites may serve of guidance for the appropriate procedures to follow:
www.gov.uk/livinginspain (for every type of information)
Important BREXIT Update For Vehicles With UK Number Plates:
As the BREXIT Transition Period has now finished, vehicles with UK number plates have new GB sticker requirements.
If you are in Spain, Cyprus or Malta, you MUST display a GB sticker, no matter what is on your number plate.
For more information, including documentation requirements, go to the following link to the UK Government advice for driving and using UK vehicles in the EU:
Taking A Vehicle To Spain
If you register as a resident, or spend longer than 6 months of the year in Spain, or intend to leave the vehicle in Spain for longer than 12 months, you must register your vehicle with the Spanish authorities.
In addition to the technical certification, CoC (Certificate of Conformity), Test Certificate etc and modifications for Spanish use (changing headlights of right hand drive vehicles etc), you will need to register the vehicle with the DGT (Dirección General de Tráfico). A Gestoria or a Specialist can assist with the appropriate procedures and relative costs.
You must tell DVLA if you are taking your vehicle to Spain for 12 months or more. This is known as permanent export.
Further information can be found on https://www.gov.uk/taking-vehicles-out-of-uk
Nearer to home, Camposol will soon have its own ‘five-a-side football pitch’ and the little ones will be able to enjoy their very own ‘children’s play-area’. The works on both facilities are nearing completion and it will be a great achievement for the two indefatigable campaigners, Julie Townsend and Tracie Smith-Rowley and all their supporters, who can finally see their dream become a reality after many years of planning and promises.
The above success stories and many other issues related to the well-being of the residents of Camposol are all part of a day’s work in the busy life of our Councillor, whose objective is to represent the needs of the Foreign Community at Government level and to strive towards a satisfactory solution which, at times, comes with hard-to-swallow compromises. The residents’ co-operation, understanding and positive attitude in addressing the many problems of our urbanization is greatly valued and appreciated.
Finally, the Puerto de Mazarrón branch of the Cáritas Organization and your Councillor, Silvana, wish to thank the organizers and the many donors who made the Children’s Christmas Gift Appeal an enormous success, ensuring that more than 100 local children from 0 to 15 years of age received the visit of the Three Kings on 6th January.
This Is Our Camposol
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