Checking in on the most vulnerable

THE Town Council in Calpe has started an operation to check on the welfare of 3,000 of their potentially most vulnerable citizens during the ongoing health crisis. Those on the list are all registered at the “Mare de Deu de les Neus” civic centre for the elderly. Their contact details will be given to a network of volunteers who will phone them regularly to check on their wellbeing and ask if they have...


Fishing past and present

THERE is a timely presentation in the Calpe campus HQ of the Alicante University on the future of the fishing industry off the Alicante coast. Jose Luis Sanchez, who is a PhD in Marine Science and Biology and is a professor at the UA will be presenting “Fishing in the Alicante Coast: present and future” on 17 March at 7.30pm. Admission is free to the Casa Nova, subject to capacity. This programme forms...

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Take a gastronomic journey

CALPE has its first Gastronomic Journey this Saturday (14 March), starting at midday and running until ten in the evening. Throughout you will be able to sample locally caught white prawns and other shellfish and there is a full bar service. There is children’s entertainment from 1pm until 8pm and live music from La Gran Babylon at 3.30 and Astrolabe at 6pm. There will be plenty else going on over the...


The Carnival is coming!

IN common with many towns, villages and cities across Spain, Calpe will be celebrating “Carnaval” this weekend. The main location is Plaza Mayor and the outdoor bar service opens at midday where well-priced drinks will be available for all. From 1 pm local band Xaranga Bataclan will be playing and at 5 pm is the highlight for many, the children’s parade. From 7 pm there is a DJ playing a set and at...

Splashing the election cash

The PSPV de Calp have accused their rivals in the Partido Popular of “ostentatious” spending during the recent local election campaign. They have submitted an official complaint to the regional Electoral Board claiming that the PP exceeded the expenditure ceiling. The left wing PSPV specified several specific incidents including the closing campaign party which featured a Beatles tribute act and meal...

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