The end of October saw some very special social events where our Mayor Gaspar Miras was Guest of Honour, together with the Councillor for Health and Safety and myself. These included:

• The Poppy Cascade on October 27th at St Nicholas Church on Camposol D, in memory of all our fallen servicemen/women and animals. 

• On the same day the Mayoral team was honoured to present the trophies to the winning teams of the yearly and now very famous MABS Race for Life.

• The Camposol spirit of pride and unity continued to be evident for our Mayor and Council Officials, at our Remembrance Day Service held on Camposol A on 11th November.

A few weeks ago the Spanish Ministry of Education approached Mazarrón Council asking specifically for people from Camposol to join three different groups of Spanish children studying English and their teachers, so that they could practice their new skill with ‘the real thing’. I was given the task of organizing these three separate social encounters and I am delighted to say that, at the time of going to press, a number of Camposol residents were eagerly waiting to meet 48 children and 8 teachers on 14th November and as many on the 21st and on 28th November. 

Looking at more serious, but just as interesting issues, Aqualia are installing a new Sewage Pumping Station in Camposol C by the Golf course not far from the bridge to Camposol B.

Our Police Patrol continue to work incessantly to provide us with greater security and a safer environment. They recently accompanied the Inspector of Works who came from Murcia to check on ‘non-registered workers´ as part of a Regional clamp-down. It is worth mentioning that people having work done by illegal workers are at risk of being fined too. 

The Officials in charge of Refuse Collection assured me that the long-awaited replacement of our green rubbish bins should take place in the next few weeks, but we continue to be plagued by possible outsiders using our garden waste bins, creating an excessive and unsightly overflow of our bins. Please be watchful, and report any dubiously overloaded vehicle to silvanaeb@mazarron.es   

Finally, a useful ‘administrative’ matter:

If you require a ‘Nota Simple’ (which is the extremely important document that shows the registered owner of the property), you can request it at the ‘Registro de Propiedad’ in C/Hortaleza No.1, Mazarrón, with some evidence of the property in question.  You will be asked to return two-three days later to collect it and pay the fee of 3€ which must be paid either by debit/credit card or by bank transfer (no, I am not joking!) which will increase your payment by a few cents.

My warmest wishes for a MAGICAL CHRISTMAS to all Costa Cálida Chronicle readers.