Press release – British Consulate Open Day 6th February 2012

 The British Consulate in Alicante will be holding an Open day on 22nd February in Algorfa, the town with the highest percentage of British residents in the Alicante province.

The event is being jointly organised by the town hall, who have kindly organised the venue, and the Consulate and is open to any British resident or visitors in the area. The Mayor, Antonio Lorenzo Paredes will open the event and it will also be attended by the local councillor for European residents, Samantha Biddles.

The British Consul, Paul Rodwell, will start the consular presentation talking about what the Consulate can and cannot do as well as giving some tips and information on living in Spain. This will be followed by a presentation from the Pension, Benefit and Healthcare team aiming to dispel any myths that people might have heard about how to access healthcare in Spain, or who can claim which benefits whilst living in Spain.

Those attending will also have the opportunity to ask the team questions after the presentation if they have any issues that have not been covered in the main talk. Samantha Biddles will be there also to answer any questions that relate to the town hall.

The Consul said ‘I’m looking forward to finally going to Algorfa and seeing this town where so many British citizens have chosen to live. I am sure that people who live in Algorfa already know that they can turn to their town hall if they have any questions about living in Spain, but I hope this meeting will help to make that happen even more and also understand how the Consulate can help.’

The open day is being held at:

La Finca Golf and Spa Resort

Ctra. Algorfa

Los Montesinos Km 3

03169 Algorfa

Event starts 11:00am (doors open from 10:30)

Those who wish to attend should register for a place as space is limited. Registration is done through the British Embassy website Those who do not have access to the internet can also book by calling             902 109 356      .

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