By Euro Weekly News Media • 11 November 2011 • 13:59
Image of Valdelagrana beach in Cadiz province.
Credit: Google maps - Alvaro de Ory
THE association Europeos por España (EporE) headed north to Port Pollensa on Tuesday for a meeting at Hardleys Diner.
Local residents had the opportunity to meet EporE committee members and the Mayor of Pollensa, Tomeu Cifre.
Honorary President of EporE, Kate Mentink, explained the aims and objectives of the association including the return of the Residencia Card, its campaign for the right to vote in Spanish regional and national elections, and its fight against the unfair levels of inheritance tax for non-Spanish residents in Spain.
The Mayor of Pollensa, Tomeu Cifre; spoke in English about his work in office and his desire to make Pollensa a better place to live.
He highlighted the two new schools, the football pitch and the improvement in the quality of drinking water in the town and the port. He also explained that an administration centre for the town hall was now operating in the port.
Issues raised by the residents who attended included the proposed pedestrian area in Port Pollensa, ways to improve winter tourism and the lack of information on the internet about the town.
Kate Mentink closed the meeting by explaining how people can save money on electricity bills by joining EporE, thanks to an agreement that the association has with Gesa Endesa.
The meeting served as a successful initial contact between EporE, ex-pats living in the area and the Mayor, and further meetings and interaction will now take place in the future.
There is more information n EporE at www.epore.org.
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