Silvana Buxton, Councillor for Camposol and International Relations
The summer season is at its peak and so is the presence of tourists, holidaymakers and visitors to our relatively quiet part of the world during the rest of the year. In order to keep us as safe as possible, the Town Hall Services Department has deployed an additional 20 workers during the months of July and August, working 2 shifts 7 days a week, to clean and maintain the areas most used by holidaymakers in the Municipality, thus reducing as much as possible the risk of catching the dreaded Covid-19 virus. However, caution and adherence to the restrictions in force are strongly recommended.
An extremely important change is due to take place for UK residents living in Spain and the British Consulate published some very useful information, which is available on the English Webpage of the Town Hall website www.mazarron.es/en
A new Residency document was introduced by the Spanish Government on 6th July concerning UK nationals who are legally resident in Spain by the end of the year, stating that their rights to live and work in Spain will be protected by the Withdrawal Agreement, as well as access to healthcare for UK state pensioners. It describes the introduction of the new biometric TIE card (Tarjeta de Identidad de Extranjero) which will be issued to anyone registering from now on.
Please see the article from The British Embassy on Page 7 and Spanish News on Page 82.
All the details can also be found in the BOE (Boletin Oficial del Estado) on https://www.boe.es/boe/dias/2020/07/04/pdfs/BOE-A-2020-7276.pdf
The full English translation is available on the English webpage of the Town Hall website.
On a more ‘domestic’ note, residents wishing to dispose of old furniture etc. are kindly asked to note that these are collected by the Town Hall Refuse collection team on the 1st and the 16th of each month (or the nearest day, if a bank-holiday), so PLEASE deposit said items ONLY the night before, in order to avoid days of unsightly and vermin-attracting display of old mattresses, broken wood cabinets etc.
The issue of the disposal of ‘garden waste’ has now been clarified by the Officer of the Environmental Department, who states that ALL garden waste which originates from Camposol can be disposed of in the containers provided around the urbanization, by residents, by voluntary members of the various garden groups, or by small enterprises working for the residents of Camposol. Silvana is actively seeking the provision of additional containers, and is working tirelessly in order to address the infinite number of issues which the present Mayor is endeavouring to resolve in the safest and most satisfactory way, within the legal parameters of the existing legislation.
Enjoy the summer and keep safe.