Wednesday, 21 December 2011



11:00 Inauguration of the 4 positions of Foreign Associations in Plaza Tonoleros, Port of Mazarrón

17:00 Helmet decorating course in Cresta del Gallo, floor 6, Aula Grande

20:00 Inauguration and subsequent blessing of the Centro Social de las Cofradias Cristo del Perdón, Virgen de los Dolores y San Juan. In Calle Olivos, Playasol , Port of Mazarrón


School Visits from 9:30 am until 13:00


School Visits from 9:30 to 12:30





Monday, 19 December 2011

Mazarrón FC report: Thader Murcia 2 Mazarron FC 0

This bottom of the table encounter started disastrously for Mazarron when Jose missed a simple tackle and gave away a corner. This corner was met with a towering header by the Thader centre half to give Thader the lead after just 1 minute and 45 seconds.

After 18 minutes Mazarron’s task became even more difficult when attacking winger Pepe crashed to the ground with a recurrence of a thigh strain and was replaced by the juvenile’s captain, Pescao.

Thader continued to test the Mazarron goal and on 23 minutes Ruben pulled off a fine save to prevent the home team going further ahead. Shortly afterwards a mix up between Jose and Ruben left an open goal which the Thader striker somehow missed. Jose and Diego were booked and then,
as the first half came to an end Edin, once again working as a lone striker, was pulled down when clean through.
Five minutes after the half time break, Jose’s day got even worse as he received a second yellow card and his marching orders for a deliberate handball. Strangely this seemed to spur the team on and a fine attempt by Alfonso was saved.
Mazarron’s young English full back, Matt Clarke, who was outstanding in the first half, then pounced onto a loose ball and after a one-two put the ball into the path of Edin but, with only the keeper to beat, his mistimed shot went wide.
After 62 minutes Edin fired the ball across the face of the goal from the right which only required a touch but it missed the far post by inches.

In the 76th minute Thader increased their lead when, from a hotly disputed corner kick, the ball was drilled home from the edge of the penalty area.
Mazarron’s woes continued when Abdel had to be substituted in the last few minutes following a nasty tackle and five yellow cards plus Jose’s double yellow did nothing to improve Mazarron’s appalling disciplinary record.

Team:Ruben , Jose, Diego, Clarke, Diego (jnr) Alfonso, Chico, Juan Antonio, Pepe (Pescao), Edin, Abdel (Jaguar)
Man of the Match:  Matt Clarke

Saturday, 17 December 2011

ACASA Christmas Appeal

ACASA launches Christmas appeal for money to help Brits in need

ACASA – The National Casework Service of Age Concern España – has launched a campaign to ask expats in Spain to give what they can this Christmas to help Britons who have hit hard times. The charity is hoping to raise at least 50,000 euros to support its work, helping the less fortunate in the British community.

The charity has two client bases – people over the age of 50, and those of any age who serve or used to serve in the British Armed Forces, and their families, as ACASA does the work of SSAFA Forces Help in Spain. It helps people overcome problems of poverty, isolation and illness, and assists them with better mixing into the Spanish way of life. It also helps them access benefits and support, and works to identify charitable grants.

Kim Stollard of ACASA said “One of the best presents anyone can give is help for people less fortunate than themselves. We welcome gifts of any size, whatever people feel they can afford, to help people who need advice and help on living in Spain, or about returning to the UK. Our seventy plus volunteers receive four or five new cases of hardship every week, and hundreds of enquiries a year, and Christmas donations will help us keep up the good work in the New Year.”  

Recently the charity helped a lady with mobility issues source funds to purchase a mobility scooter. She told us the that the scooter she has named ‘Nellie’ has changed her life because she can now go out with her dog or go shopping on her own.

“We could never have done it without the generous help of the British community. A Christmas donation, whatever its size, will help someone else who is in distress. It´s easy to donate just go to our website and press the ‘donate’ button or contact us at 902 00 38 38 or”

ACASA - Official Partner of The British Embassy in Spain, AGE UK, and SSAFA Forces Help

Mazarron FC next game

Mazarron FC's game this weekend is away to Thader Murcia on Sunday 18th December, kick off 6 pm. The Los Amigos de Mazarron FC supporters coach will leave the car park opposite Consum supermarket at 5 pm. Coach tickets are €7 and can be obtained at Thursday's meeting at the Trevi Bar (4 pm)

Monday, 12 December 2011

Mazarrón FC report: Los Garres 5 Mazarron FC 3

With seven first team regulars missing through injury and suspension, it was always going to be tough for Mazarron in this relegation battle. There were six members of the juvenile squad in the starting line up but this was no excuse for the appalling performance in the first 30 minutes which saw the home side take a 3-0 lead and leave the Mazarron players once again looking totally dispirited.

For the eighth away game in a row, Manager Agustino continued his policy of playing a lone striker. Perhaps after obtaining just one point in these eight games, the penny will finally drop. If not, the consequences for the manager and the team will be dire.

After a quiet opening twenty minutes, Los Garres scored three times in a period of just 15 minutes. The first, a shot from outside the box which should have been closed down by Diego, the second another shot from outside the box which seemed to take a deflection and the third when a through ball split the static Mazarron defence.

Then, just three minutes before half time, Diego junior slipped the ball past the last defender and ran 30 yards leaving three Los Garres players in his wake before slipping the ball under the advancing keeper to make the score 3-1. A minute later, Diego senior had the ball in the net but the referee had already blown for an infringement. The first half drama was not over, however, as Edin was blatantly pushed in the penalty area but the referee waved play on , eventually booking Edin for either diving or dissent.

Alcaraz, who was inexplicably named as substitute, replaced Dani at half time and Mazarron were back in the game after 48 minutes when Diego powered a free kick into the roof of the net. Los Garres increased their lead two minutes later when Ahmed unfortunately turned a cross into his own net but Mazarron then came back into the game with a spell of sustained pressure. Both Diego junior and Diego senior shot just wide before Edin reduced the arrears when he ran on to Juan Antonio’s through ball to make the score 4-3.

The games was settled in the 75th minute when a corner was fumbled by Ruben and the ball bundled into the net to make the final score 5-3 to Los Garres.

Mazarron deserve credit for the second half fight back but some serious action is needed to halt the club’s alarming slide.

Team: Ruben, Jose, Diego, Ahmed, Matt Clarke, Alfonso (Habibe), Juan Antonio, Jouad (Ismael), Diego jnr, Dani (Alcaraz), Edin

Man of the Match: Diego jnr.

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Mazarron FC next game

Mazarron's game this weekend is away at Los Garres on Sunday 11th December, kick off 4.15 pm. The Los Amigos de Mazarron FC supporters coach will leave the car park opposite Consum supermarket at 3 pm. Coach tickets are €7 and can be obtained at Thursday's meeting at the Trevi Bar (4 pm) or by emailing

Poligono Representatives Vacancies, Camposol

If you are interested in representing your poligono please speak to the relevant Chairman for more details.

SECTOR B. B4—B7—B20—B22
CONTACT . Glyn White 968 199 506

CONTACT. Bernard Holland 626 513 842

CONTACT. Bob Owen 968 970 577

SECTOR D. D9—D10—D15—D27—D28—D29—D32
CONTACT. Mick Drummond 968 131 971

Bob Owen
Camposol Residents Association
Central Liaison Committee

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Important Notice from El Patio Bar, Pliego

Unfortunately El Patio Bar, Pliego have to announce that this Saturday's Pre-Christmas meal with Lauren is not happening due to Lauren cancelling the event.

Monday, 5 December 2011


Friday, December 2:

12:00 h. Opening of "The Fair Day," by the Mayor and Councilman of Celebration.

Location: Town Hall Square.

16:00 h. Combined tests of athletics "Trophy José Luis Moreno Val".

Location: Municipal Sports "Jesus Canovas Valenzuela", Mazarron.

17:00 pm Inauguration of the third contest "YOUR BEST PICTURE" in honour of Cesar Romero Abolafio

Exhibition open from 2-11 December (inclusive).

Location: Avda Constitution, Plaza del Callao, opposite Universidad Popular.

18.00 h. Opening of Children's Fairground. From 18:00 to 19:00 h, 1 €.

Location: Fairground, opposite Football Stadium in Mazarron

18:30 h. Novena to our patron saint: Holy Rosary, Holy Mass and Novena.

Location: Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

20:00 pm Home Tennis Tournament "La Purisima".

This tournament will be played between 2th and 10th (inclusive).

Location: Sports Centre in Puerto de Mazarron (Bahia).

20:00 pm Home Championship Paddle II "La Purisima".

This tournament will be held on December 2nd, 3rd and 4th, in the morning and afternoon.

Location: Public School "Ginés García Martínez" in Mazarron.

20.00h. Opening of the exhibition grounds and tree lighting, by the Mayor and Minister of Celebration.

Location: Plaza del Convento

21:30 h. Proclamation of the festivities in honour of the Immaculate Conception, by

Don Tomás Fuertes Fernández, President of "EL POZO"

Location: Parish Centre located at Ramon y Cajal, behind the Church of San Antonio in Mazarron.

23.00 h. Orchestra performance the "La Mundial".

Location: Plaza del Convento


10:00 am Opening of Table Tennis Open

Location: Sports Pavilion "The Aceña" in Mazarron.

11:00 am Electric Motorcycle Exhibition and free trials

Location: Town Hall Square.

15:00 h. First of Mazarróns “Tekgraffic Rock Festival.”

Concert: hip hop / rock with local and regional artists.

Price: € 1 tickets for the benefit of Mazarrón Red Cross for the purchase of an ambulance.

Location: portable bullring, installed in front of the roundabout “del economato”

16:00 h. Caliche Championship.

Location: Mazarron Day Centre.

18:00 pm VII National Open Fishing Championship "MAZARRÓN BAY"

Location: Bolnuevo and Playa Grande beaches

18:00 pm Culinary competition for traditional Murcian dishes and desserts.

Location: "Cresta del Gallo" market, Mazarron.

18:30 h. Novena to our patron saint: Holy Rosary, Holy Mass and Novena.

Location: Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

21:00 pm Festival "Dj` s Winter Experience "

Concert: hip hop / rock with local and regional artists.

Price: € 1 tickets for the benefit of Mazarrón Red Cross for the purchase of an ambulance.

Location: portable bullring

21:30 h. Election for "Queen of Fiestas" Mazarrón 2011.

The gala will be entertained by a performance from "Michel Havana".

Location: Plaza del Convento

Sunday, December 4:

9:00 am Singing contest.

Organized by the Ornithological Society "El Colorin."

Location: Sports Centre "Jesus Canovas Valenzuela" in Mazarron.

10:00 am Gathering of custom bikes.

"Custom Alhama Turma VI".

Location: Plaza del Ayuntamiento.

12:00 h. Horse show

The Association “Hipica el Mazarronero" organizes and presents the horse show "Danza a Caballo", where "horse and riders" dance to the music.

PLACE: Portable bullring

15:30 h. Popular Games.

Location: Plaza del Convento.

17:00 pm Election for "Prince of Fiestas”

Location: Plaza del Convento

18:30 h. Novena to our patron saint: Holy Rosary, Holy Mass and Novena.

Location: Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

19:00 pm Opening of photo exhibition "Toda una Vida." Photos by Juan Francisco Belmar Gonzalez and Maria Dolores Olivo Perez

Location: Senior Community Centre, Puerto de Mazarron.

20:30 pm Camposol Group Performance by "Murcia Dance".

Location: Plaza del Convento

21.00 h. Concert by “Los Luisos" and "The Slummin Angel's."

Location: Plaza del Convento


17:00 to 19:00 h. Childrens Fair 1 €.

Location: Fairground, next to Mazarron Football Stadium

17:00 pm Opening of "medieval market", with something for everyone.

Location: Plaza del Convento.

18:30 h. Novena to our patron saint: Holy Rosary, Holy Mass and Novena.

Location: Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

21:00 pm Presentation of the book "MAZARRÓN MINING TOWN."

Written by Antonio Rico Rodriguez of Mazarron.

Location: Universidad Popular in Mazarron.

22:00 h. Performance by "Toni Genil”

Location: Plaza del Convento

23:00 h. Concert by mariachi band "Los Caporales".

Location: Plaza del Convento


9:00 am Extraordinary plenary session on the occasion of Constitution Day.

Location: Plenary Town Hall.

9:30 am Tribute to the victims of the Mauthausen concentration camp.

Location: Garden of Peace (Constitution Avenue in Mazarron).

10:00 am Commemoration of Constitution Day "TRIBUTE TO THE FLAG OF SPAIN".

Location: Avda Constitucion, opposite the bus stop in Mazarron.

10:30 am Mass Rociera.

Location: Shrine of the Immaculate Conception of Mazarron.

10:30 am "Medieval market", with something for everyone.

Location: Plaza del Convento.

11:30 am Rociera Party, organized by the group "Aires of Mazarron."

Parade by Rocieros groups from the Plaza del Convento to the bullring, for lunch and transfer to the marquee

Location: Plaza del Convento

14:00 pm Paella for participants.

Location: Plaza del Convento

18:30 h. Novena to our patron saint: Holy Rosary, Holy Mass and Novena.

Location: Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

21:00 pm Performance by the group "To Plagio"

Location: Plaza del Convento


17:00 to 19:00 h. Children's Fair 1 €.

Location: Fairground, next to the Football Stadium in Mazarron

17:00 pm MEDIEVAL MARKET, with something for everyone.

Location: Plaza del Convento.

18:30 h. Novena to our patron saint: Holy Rosary, Holy Mass and Novena.

Location: Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

20:00 pm Admission of new brothers and children to the “Archicofradio de la Purisima Concepcion

This act shall be accompanied by the Parish Choir, who will perform the traditional Mazarron Mass, composed in honour of Our Lady

Location: Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

23:00 h. Concert by "Andy & Lucas", entry 12 € (advance € 8).

Opening act "Algo a Medias."

Presale: Stand adjacent to Church of the Convent in Mazarron and Tourist Office in Puerto de Mazarron.

Location: Plaza del Convento


9:00 am Mass at the nursing home in Mazarron, with homage to the Patron Red Cross.

Location: Nursing Home "La Purisima".

10:30 am MEDIEVAL MARKET, with something for everyone.

Location: Plaza del Convento.

10:30 am Concert by the band "Maestro Eugenio Calderon" of Mazarron.

Location: Plaza del Convento

12:00 h. Solemn Mass in honour of our Mother and Patroness the Immaculate Conception.

Location: Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

18:00 pm Mass.

Location: Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

19:00 pm Solemn procession with the statue of Our Patroness.

Location: Departure from the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

21:00 pm Musical performance trio "Jam".

Location: Plaza del Convento


10:00 am Exhibition of pigeons

Location: Highway to Puerto Mazarron, km.2-next to workshop "Maypo".

11:00 am Popular Games.

Location: Plaza del Convento.

Mayor Day Lunch (by invitation)

12:30 h. Choir Performance

Location: Plaza del Convento

13:00 h. Award ceremony for the activities during the Mazarron fiestas

Location: Plaza del Convento

13:30 pm Choir Performance

Location: Plaza del Convento

14:00 pm Food for seniors.

Location: Plaza del Convento

17:00 pm Queen and King Election

The gala will be accompanied by "Maria Jesus” and his accordian

Location: Plaza del Convento

18:00 pm Chocolate for all attendees

Location: Plaza del Convento

19:00 pm Mass

Location: Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

22:00 h. Gala concert by various local groups.

Location: Plaza del Convento

Saturday, December 10:

10:00 am Exhibition of pigeons

Location: Mazarron Port Road, km. 2, next to workshop "Maypu".

10:00 am Table Tennis Championships "La Purisima".

Location: Municipal Sports Pavilion "The Aceña".

12:00 h. Grand Prix, general admission € 12 (€ 8 in advance), pensioners and children € 8 (€ 5 in advance).

Presale: Stand next to the Church of the Convent, in Mazarron and Tourist Office in Puerto de Mazarron.

Location: portable bullring

15:30 h. Hiking Trail "Fiestas de Mazarron."

Location: Leaving "La Aceña". The route will be for the Sierra de las Moreras.

21:00 pm Great musical revue "En Esta Noche".

Tonight we visit the most important show of the season, straight from the 7th Region of Murcia.

With the following performances

- Antonio Hidalgo.

- Jaimito Borromeo.

- Angeles Baeza - Finalist "a tu vera".

- Laura Muñoz - Winner of the Magnificent 7.

- Dioni Plazas - Finalist of the Magnificent 7.

- Daniel Valera - Ballet 7 Region of Murcia.

- Eugenio Fernández – Arranger and Pianist of 7 Region of Murcia.

Location: Plaza del Convento

Sunday, December 11:

10:00 am Exhibition of pigeons

Location: Mazarron Port Road, km. 2, next to workshop “Maypu”

11:00 am Parade floats.

Location: Departure from the "Garden of Peace" by Avda Constitucion , Calle San Pascual, Calle Via, to end the tour at the fairground, opposite the football stadium

20:00 pm Delivery of trophies for all events organized during the Festivities 2011.

Location: Plaza del Convento

21:00 pm Jury's Award for floats in the parade

Location: Plaza del Convento

22:00 h. Finale, special music by local groups.

Location: Plaza del Convento

23.30 h Fireworks.

Location: Cabezo de San Cristobal.



It is open enrolement time for participation in the Local Football League which gathers several teams in a tournament that has already become a classic. As explained by the Councillor for Sports, Andrew James, during the presentation of the league, "This year the tournament has several new features." One of the most important is that the amount has been reduced by 100 euros for enrolement.

Another novelty is that it will allow 2 federations per team, "which opens the range to greater participation, which is the goal that we pursue this year." Prizes will be awarded to the top three finishers. The Champion will receive 800 euros plus trophy, the runner-up prize 400 euros, and the third place 200 euros. There will be trophies for the highest scoring player and the goalkeeping record.

Registration can be made until January 4th, the day on which the draw will be undertaken in the league that will begin with the first meetings on Monday, January 9, 2012. To register for the championship, or seek further information, please go to the offices of the Department of Sports Pavilion located in the area "La Aceña" or call 968 59 18 52.

Also, Andrew James took the opportunity to present the large number of sports activities that are scheduled on the occasion of the festivities. Three prominent championships begin on 2 December. Until December 4 a Paddle Tournament will be held at the C.P. Ginés Garcia II and until 10th a Tennis Tournament under the same name in Sports Pavilion of the Bahia. Also starting on the 2nd is a combined athletic event "José Luis Moreno Val" in the public gym.

On Saturday December 3 at 4 pm Championship will be held of Caliche in the Day Centre and also National Fishing "Bay of Mazarron" starts, which runs until Sunday 4th on the beaches of Bolnuevo and the Castellar. Saturday is also the day that was chosen for the celebration of Open Table Tennis School Sports starting at 10 am at City Hall. On December 10th at the Municipal Hall the Table Tennis Championship and the Hiking Club "Friends of Nature" have scheduled a hiking route along the promenade of Mazarron.

Help at Home December Charity Promotion at La Diva Restaurant

Mazarrón FC report: Mazarron 1 Puente Tocino 1

(Abandoned due to Floodlight failure)
Once again a much changed Mazarron team struggled against opponents who seemed to be no better themselves. Included in the changes was the appearance of Ruben in goal for Peru who was injured in the warm up.
The only things of note in the first half were a booking for Rollon jnr for no apparent reason, a shot from Diego jnr which went narrowly wide, and a shot from distance by Pepe which was easily saved by the keeper.
At the start of the second half, Ruben came out to meet a through ball and only succeeded in heading it to an attacker who fortunately put his effort wide. Shortly after this a slip from the visitors keeper put pressure on them but after a scramble in the area a foul was given for a tackle on him by Pescau the smallest player on the pitch.
After 70 minutes, in the gathering gloom, the visitors took the lead from the penalty spot, following which Chico was booked.
Edin was then introduced from the bench and Mazarron began to play better. Edin’s perserverance and pace down the right wing won the ball and his cross into the middle was met by Alfonso who hit the equalizer.
Shortly after this Edin ran onto the ball following a defensive mistake but with the whole crowd standing to acknowledge a goal, the ball hit the inside of the post and rolled to safety.
After what can only be described as a viscous assault by a defender on Diego jnr, for which the referee only awarded a free kick, Pepe was  sent off, presumably for telling the referee what most of the crowd thought of him.
Well into injury time the Chico was given a second yellow card for a tackle from behind reducing Mazarron to nine men. The drama was not over though, as almost immediately, the floodlights went out and, after a wait of several minutes with the ground in complete darkness, the game was abandoned.
Man of the Match:  Edin.
Team: Ruben, Jose, Diego, Rollon (jr), Max, Chico, Diego (jr) (Ahmed), Pescau (Edin), Juan Antonio, Alfonso (Dani), Pepe.

Friday, 2 December 2011

Poligono Representatives, Camposol

Poligono reps are an essential part of the representation and communication system here on Camposol and in fact on any urbanisation here in Spain.

The new council administration has clearly stated that at its meetings with residents, although every one can voice an opinion or propose improvements it is only the recognised groups who will have a vote on those proposals.

To that end it is very important that right down to poligono level we need to be able to communicate with residents. For far too long we have relied on the internet/websites to carry those messages in spite of the majority of residents not having internet access.
The use of newsletters by the CRA and reports in both the Costa Calida Chronicle  and the Camposol Journal both have their places but often are reporting history, by that time decisions have been made.

Would you like to devote a little of your time to represent your poligono. We are talking here about a little of your time,  it is in no way a job requiring hours and hours of your time. You will need to communicate with your neighbours, keep them informed of developments and generally be the focal point for communication on your poligono.

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Fun Day Sunday Christmas Market and Dog Show in aid of M.A.R.A. Animal Rescue Murcia

Please note the venue has changed from the advertisement in the printed edition of the December issue of the Costa Cálida Chronicle.  This advert is for the new venue.

Monday, 28 November 2011

Mazarrón FC report: Ucam Guadalupe 4 Mazarron FC 0

On an early Sunday Morning with a 10.15 am kick off, when suspensions, injuries, work commitments and fiestas meant many players were missing, it seemed that those who were on the pitch had also forgotten to turn up. Mazarron contributed absolutely nothing to the game and were fortunate that Guadalupe took pity on them and only scored 4 goals.
Within 3 minutes, the score was 2 – 0 with Guadalupe scoring with their first attack from a 25 yard shot and then scoring a second more or less straight afterwards following  a Mazarron corner! The ball was cleared, Jose missed a through ball and it ended up in the net.
No more goals came in the first half but there was time for Robert to have his usual show of petulance with the referee booking him for dissent. He then went for a 50/50 ball with the keeper and a defender and came out of this holding his side and complaining. This time his protest went on far too long and he was eventually given a red card by the referee. Even then he continued with his antics and it was quite some time before the match resumed.
All that can be said of the second half is that Guadalupe scored twice and missed several sitters leaving the end result as 4 – 0. There was time, however, for an English lad named Max to make his debut. I wonder what he made of things.
Man of the match Diego (snr) with Alcaraz in second place.
Team: Peru, Jose, Borja, Diego, Diego (jr.) (Habibe), Guillermo (Ahmed), Alcaraz, Juan Antonio, Alfonso, Pepe (Max), Robert.
This Sunday, 4th December, Mazarron are at home to Puente Tocinos, kick off 4.30pm. As this is the last home game before Christmas, Los Amigos de Mazarron FC will be providing the traditional free mince pies, sausage rolls and cider for all supporters. Admission is just €5 and Santa hats are recommended.

Friday, 25 November 2011


Foreign residents living in Camposol held on the morning of 11 November a ceremony to commemorate Armistice Day in the "Garden of Memory", located in sector A of the development. The event was attended by the Mayor of Mazarron, Campillo Gines, Councilman for the Care of Foreign Residents, Jose Gomez, the Councillor for Culture, Tourism and Education, Maria Celeste Soria, the Mayor of Social Policy, Equality and Health, Maria Martinez, Councillor for Citizen Participation and the Environment, David Fernandez and the opposition councilor, Alicia Jimenez.

They, along with more than a hundred foreign nationals have participated in a Mass officiated by the Rev. Len Eaton of the Church of St. Nicholas. A two minute silence in memory of soldiers and civilians killed in war also took place. After the ceremony, those present, who wore on their lapels the popular poppy which has made a donation to needy ex-combatants, proceeded to offer wreaths also in remembrance. These offerings of plants are then grown in the garden.
The Mayor of Mazarron, Ginés Campillo, has provided a small pine tree from the municipal nursery representing the City. Those in attendance also placed along the garden a variety of crosses, adorned by the popular poppy which symbolizes this day and of which some were engraved of the names of loved ones who have been victims of war. All members of the corporation wore on their lapels their paper poppies and even sung the hymns of the ceremony which was held entirely in English.

Armistice Day or Remembrance Day is a day to remember the sacrifices of members of the armed forces and civilians in times of war, specifically since the First World War. This celebration takes place on November 11 as the official end of World War I, since major hostilities formally ended the war at 11 am on 11 November 1918, with Germany.


This weekend, art will take over Mazarron with two new exhibitions that can be seen in the Universidad Popular de Mazarron (UPM) and the Town Hall. The exhibition will be inaugurated by the Mayor of Mazarron, Ginés Campillo, one on Friday night and another Saturday afternoon. Both represent further additions to the large number of activities that are programmed into the city from tomorrow.

The first exhibition will open Friday at 10.00pm at Universidad Popular. The exhibition is entitled "Horas de Luz" and is the work of artist Lucia R. Morata from Murcia. This artist, who has painted "from ever since I have memory," has done paintings which highlights a number of works on landscapes of Mazarron. His style is close to impressionism and has strong focus on quality in its execution, as well as an elaborate colour work.

The Town Hall will host the second show of the weekend. It will be on Saturday 26th starting at 7.30pm, when attendees can enjoy "Gea, Crono y las Hesperides" by artist Juan Antonio Cortés Abellan.. These works cover in concept of earth and time and surprises us in life and its benefits. Paintings, photographs, and video performance make this a cultural event which will appeal to all.

Both exhibitions are in addition to the large number of activities scheduled from tomorrow. On Friday 25th, is the Day Against Violence Against Women, where floral wreaths will be offered at the town's patron saint, La Purisima Concepcion, initially departing from the nursing home.

On Saturday 26th, the Hotel "Balneario de Mazarron - Sensol" will host the Youth and Children Festival Queens from 4.30pm whilst at 8.30pm the "Nine Miracle Statements" reading takes place at the Sanctuary of La Purisima. In Leiva, starting at 9 pm, the Social Centre will host a talk on olive cultivation and olive preparations. A comprehensive program for all tastes and ages.

Painting and Photography Exhibition

26 November 2011 – 13 January 2012

Exhibition of paintings and photography - "Gea, Crono y las Hesperides" by Juan Antonio Abellan Cortes in the Cultural and Exhibition Hall of the Town Hall in Mazarron Square

Open Monday to Saturday, 10.00am – 2.00pm (closed last Saturday of the month) and between 5.00pm and 8.00pm Thursday and Fridays

Floral Offering for The Miracle

The wreath of the Immaculate will now take place on Friday 25th and Reading of the 9 Miracle Statements on Saturday 26th.

Both events had been suspended last week, on account of the days of mourning declared in the municipality

Mazarron Town Council has decided to hold the events planned to mark the celebrations of the Miracle. Thus,the popular floral offering to the patron saint, La Purisima Concepcion, will be held on Friday, November 25 from 5 pm. The procession will leave the nursing home in Mazarron to go to the Sanctuary of La Purisima where the offering will take place.

Also, the staged reading of the "Nine Miracle Statements" will take place from 8.30pm on Saturday 26th, also at the Shrine of the Plaza del Convento. Because the pilgrimage of the Miracle was delayed one week because of its coincidence with the general elections, the council has sought to retain these two occasions for its strong tradition among the people of Mazarron.

Mass Schedule

Phone: 968 592 302

Monday 8.30am Nursing Home

Tuesday 8.30am Nursing Home
Tuesday 7.00pm San Antonio

Wednesday 8.30am Nursing Home
Wednesday 7.00pm San Antonio

Thursday 8.30am Nursing Home
Thursday 7.00pm San Antonio

Friday 8.30am Nursing Home
Friday 7.00pm San Antonio

Saturday 7.00pm La Purisima

Sunday 8.30am Nursing Home
Sunday 10.30am Ermita de Bolnuevo
Sunday 12.00pm San Antonio
Sunday 7.00pm San Antonio

Other places of worship
Leiva and Majada

Sunday 5.00pm

Last Sunday of the month: 11.30am

Mass Schedule in Puerto de Mazarron
Phone: 968 59 40 16

Monday 7.30pm San Jose

Tuesday 7.30pm San Jose

Wednesday 7.30pm San Jose

Thursday 7.30pm San Jose

Friday 7.30pm San Jose

Saturday 6.00pm Church of the Assumption (La Isla)
Saturday 7.00pm San Jose

Sunday 12.00pm San Jose
Sunday 7.00pm San Jose

Opening Hours for the Museums In Mazarron

Archaeological Museum
Calle la Torre
Puerto de Mazarron
Phone: 968 595 242

Tuesday and Wednesday: 10.00am-1.00pm
Thursday and Friday: 5.00pm-8.00pm
Saturday: 10.00am-1.00pm and from 5.00pm-8.00pm
Sundays: 10.00am-1.00pm

Normal: 2.50 €
Children 5 to 12 years, students, large families, unemployed, retired, minimum group 20 people: € 1.50

Phoenician Museum
Avda Tierno Galvan Avenue (Garden Gachero entry)
Friday: 5.00pm-8.00pm
Saturday: 10.00am-1.00pm and from 5.00pm-8.00pm
Sundays: 10.00am-1.00pm

Museum of the Horses
Bolnuevo (Torre de los Caballos)

Friday: 5.00pm-8.00pm
Saturday: 10.00am-1.00pm and 5.00pm-8.00pm
Sundays: 10.00am-1.00pm

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Mazarron FC next game

Mazarron's fixture this weekend is away to Guadalupe on Sunday 27th November, kick off 10.15 am. The Los Amigos de Mazarron FC supporters coach will leave the car park opposite Consum supermarket at 9.00 am. Coach tickets are €7 and can be obtained at Thursday's meeting at the Trevi Bar, 4 pm

Monday, 21 November 2011

Mazarrón FC report: Mazarron FC 1 Cieza 2

It was a case of déjà vu on Sunday when, with Mazarron, a goal to the good against a poor team, they attempted to protect a slender lead instead of going for the kill with the usual result.
With a string of injuries and suspensions Mazarron were forced into numerous changes, with Pepe at right back, Robert as captain and Alcaraz and Rollon jnr in the centre of defence.
Despite this, most of the early chances fell to Mazarron with shots from Pescau and Rivero being blocked and Robert causing confusion in the visitor’s defence on a regular basis. Once, he was hacked down just outside the area but nothing came from the free kick.
However from a quickly taken throw in from Pepe, Robert powered his way down the wing and his cross was superbly put away on the volley by Guillermo in the 37th minute.
At this stage Mazarron were well on top but no further goals came in the first half. After the interval, Mazarron once again went onto the defensive and after a booking for Pepe, from the resultant free kick the ball was driven along the ground and apparently through the wall into the net.
Shortly afterwards the visitors had a further free kick which somehow stayed out of the net but this only postponed the inevitable. Robert was booked for dissent, following which Mazarron ground out a  couple of chances with Robert forcing a good save following a run and cross by Rivero.
However, a further free kick saw Cieza break away and score the winning goal, sending Mazarron into the bottom two in the league.
Man of the match Pepe
Team: Jose, Pepe, Borja, Rollon Jr, Guillermo, Alcaraz, Juan Antonio, Pescau (Diego jr.), Chico (Hamed), Rivero (Imaen), Robert.

Homes wanted

Homes wanted for a herd of Black Pot Bellied Pigs (approximately 13).  For further information please call (another)  Linda on 968 989 632
No fee asked but a donation would be appreciated.

Helping Hands
Animal Charity Support Association

Golf Offer!


Here’s your chance to take up a free introductory 20 minute Golf Lesson 
with David Gay on Wednesday the 7th December 
at Roda Golf and Beach Resort between 10am and 3.30pm

Absolutely FREE! No Charge, including Range Balls, and Club Hire.
To reserve your time, please contact David on 670 083 939, or email

Limited slots available, maximum of 2 people per lesson

Thursday, 17 November 2011


The official opening of Wedding and Home 2011 takes place on Friday November 18 at 12.30pm until Sunday November 20 at the Palace of Fairs and Exhibitions IFEPA of Torre Pacheco, Gerardo Molina Avenue, 45. Torre Pacheco (Murcia).

The official opening event will take place on Friday November 18 at 12:30 pm and will be chaired by the Director of Consumer Affairs, Commerce and Handicrafts, Maria Dolores Martinez Alarcon, accompanied by the Mayor of Torre Pacheco and President of IFEPA, Daniel García Madrid, and Managing Director IFEPA, Antonio Miras Morente, among other authorities. There will be 3 exhibitions: one for celebrations, one covering everything for the Home and the 3rd for Mother and Babies. These 3 days gives opportunities to see, enjoy and buy. This meeting, despite its short history, has become the most important fair of the sector in the Region of Murcia, and a must for all those who are planning a celebration, equipping your home or for new and expectant mothers . This is an attractive trade show whose goal is to encourage and promote entrepreneurship, improving business competitiveness and increase contact with potential customers. An interactive exhibition combines the diversity of supply and recreation. This year the meeting has, in addition, a fashion show and an extensive program of activities.


During A recent press conference the Mayor revealed that as of this week works are being carried out to the infrastructure of urbanization Sector A Camposol. These works, which could be described as "historical" consist of cleaning, improved street lighting, renewal of pavement areas in poor condition and signalling work with painting, among others. They are being carried out by operatives of the consistory, and by a large group of workers supplied by the developer MASA, thanks to agreements being reached between the company and the consistory Mazarron. They remain in talks to improve services and quality of life for residents of this important population centre.


This initiative is aimed at saving 100,000 euros a year

Mazarron Town Council continues to work in defense of the environment and has today launched an initiative to improve the management of recycling in the municipality. Specifically, the department head David Fernandez has sent a letter to commercial establishments to inform them that from Tuesday 15 November, garbage collection truck will pass through the main streets of Mazarron, the Port and Bolnuevo to collect cardboard produce the shops.

Specifically, the collection will take place on Tuesdays and Fridays from 7 pm to 10 pm. As the mayor explained, "this initiative aims to optimize waste collection service since, according to our calculations, we can save up to 100,000 euros a year." All traders have to do is "flatten the cardboard and keep on the premises until Tuesday or Friday, at which time it must be then handed over to the cardboard collection truck."

The Mayor of Mazarron, Ginés Campillo, stressed that the objective in addition to cost savings, is "getting to recycle cardboard in a more effective way". This service will be carried out on a trial basis for two months . Campillo has commented that the reception of the idea among traders "has been quite good and we hope that next year we can develop it further."

This measure applies only to businesses, and citizens should continue depositing cardboard generated at home in the blue recycling bin. The initiative adds to the many activities and projects from the Department of Environment being put in place for protecting the natural heritage of the municipality.


2 days of mourning announced for the murder of Manuel AGUILAR VICENTE

All the festivities of the celebration of the miracle are suspended with the exception of the Religious Ceremonies.

Mazarron Town Council has decreed two days of official mourning for the murder of Ecuadorian citizen resident in Mazarron, Manuel Vicente Aguilar. The flags that represent Mazarron will fly at half mast and black ribbons will be worn from 00:00 am on November 16 to 23:59 am on 17 November.

It also suspends reading of the "Nine statements Miracle" that was going to take place on 16th November at the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. As Thursday is a holiday in the municipality, it has also been declared a day of mourning and has suspended the flowering offering to the Virgin that was scheduled for 5 pm and the raffle and musical performance of "The Louis" in the Bolnuevo tent.

Only the religious ceremonies are to be held. At 12 noon on Thursday, Mass at the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception will take place. At 7 pm there will be a Solemn Mass in the same place and subsequent procession of the image of the "Virgin of the Miracle" in the main streets of Mazarron, visiting the parishes of San Andres and San Antonio.

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Mazarrón FC report: Pinatar 5 Mazarron FC 0

Despite a spirited display in the first two thirds of the game, Mazarron suffered a heavy defeat although 3 of the goals came in the last 20 minutes, after both Poyato and Diego were forced off injured and Jose the reserve keeper was playing as an outfield player as all 4 other subs had by then been used.
For the first 30 minutes play was open and chances came at both ends, notably for Mazarron, when a neat back heel from Rivero saw Robert shoot narrowly wide. In the 33rd minute, after Pinatar had a goal disallowed for offside, a brilliant through ball from Poyato set Robert free. Unfortunately he shot wide when perhaps he should have passed to an unmarked Rivero. Then Pinatar forced a corner from which the ball was eventually put into the net for the first goal.
Mazarron continued to give a good showing and a double save was needed from the Pinetar keeper to prevent Robert scoring  and Mazarron went in at the interval very unfortunate to be trailing. The first booking of the game did not come until the 54th minute for a foul on Robert and immediately afterwards, Poyato then played a poor back pass but, fortunately, Peru was able to deal with the resultant shot. In the 65th minute two Pinetar players who both seemed to be well offside were allowed to continue and score the second goal.
Poyato then went off injured and Diego was also lying injured in the box when Pinetar carried on playing and made it 3 – 0. At this stage Mazarron were down to 10 men and before Diego was replaced by Jose the reserve keeper, a well worked goal saw the score reach 4 – 0.
As the game degenerated there were a string of bookings and, to rub salt into the wounds, Pinatar scored a fifth goal in injury time to give a totally unfair look to the scoreline.
Man of match Robert
Team: Peru, Borja, Guillermo, Diego (Jose), Alcaraz, Poyato (Rollon jnr), Robert, Chico (Diego jnr), Juan Antonio, Rivero (Pescau), Pepe (Habibe)
This weekend Mazarron are at home to Cieza, kick off 4.30 pm. Admission is €5

MABS Christmas Fayre, Camposol, Mazarrón

Friday, 11 November 2011

MABS Mazarrón need volunteers!


The Theatre Group of  ADAPT  association are this year putting on a presentation of the pantomime  Cinderella.   But with a twist!!
This will be a fun performance which will include some of the children from  Los Pinos  school  San Pedro,  and with the proceeds going to the  Holidays in Peace  (Vacaziones en Paz) organisation which in Summer brings children from the swealtering dessert regions to  Spain  for a little respite.
The last  ADAPT  Theatre Group´s performance, a range of comedy sketches, was a huge hit and  Cinderella  is promising to be as successful with tickets for the first show on December 3rd having sold out.
Due to overwhelming demand there will be another performance on 
THURSDAY  1ST DECEMBER at 7.00 PM.  at the Casa de Cultura in  San Pedro.
The  TICKETS  are priced at just 2 euros  (but any amount over that will be gratefully accepted for the children´s charity)  and can be bought from our producer  Eric Berg and team at the PENSIONISTA CLUB,  SAN PEDRO, on  SATURDAY  12TH NOVEMBER  from  11AM UNTIL 12 NOON.
Enid Winskill
See website

The Centre of Puerto de Mazarron Anniversary Celebration of Theatre, cinema, music, dance, lectures and two exhibitions.

The Senior Social Centre of Puerto de Mazarron will celebrate in style 19 years with a full program that begins Wednesday 9 November from 5pm with a special dance and banquet for attendees. Tomorrow, Thursday 10, from 4.30pm will see everyone gathering for coffee and a talk entitled "Seniors and pets"

The events continue on Saturday from 12pm until 5.30pm with a dance and entertainment by the duo "New Moon" , during which a lottery will take place. On Monday 14 a lecture in collaboration with the Health Centere will be on the "Prevention of Urinary Incontinence", while on Tuesday 15 will be the "Tarde de las Chorales " from 5pm. On Saturday 19, "Duo Nerea" will liven up proceedings ! A Lottery will also take place.

On Wednesday 23 The Culture Centre will take over and after breakfast has been served at 10.00am, the exhibition "Homage to Mazarron" will be opened, which can be visited from 23 to 28 November between 10.30am to 1 pm and 5 pm to 7pm. At 4 pm on 23rd, there will be movies for all with the screening of the film "Nim's Island," an adventure for all ages.

Friday 25 is the day of the Theatre. At 6 pm the "Sunrise Group" will stage the play "Tribute to the Wine." The next day, Saturday 26, there will be another dance with the performance by "Paco" and another lottery. On Monday 28 is scheduled a trip to Aguilas and Tuesday 29 actors will be at the Centre for Senior Residence "La Purisima" Mazarron where, beginning at 5 pm, the choir perform "Bay of Mazarron" .

The finishing touch to this comprehensive program will be a photo exhibition which opens on Sunday December 4 at 5.30pm. The exhibition, entitled "A lifetime," picks up more than 50 snapshots in which can be seen different crafts and professions that have been captured by photographers Juan Francisco and Maria Dolores Olivo Belmar over an entire year's work.

Thursday, 10 November 2011


The next few days 22 and November 23, the Second Conference on Education, Employment and Local Development of Mazarron will be held in the Municipality. Several workshops and lectures make up these days in which citizens can participate all they want. You just need to complete a form that can be obtained from the offices of the Local Employment Centre or the Local Development Agency, both located on the second floor of the Town Hall in Mazarron.

The conference will delve into topics such as training resources that are developed from the City of Mazarron, or offering training offered by the Regional Employment Service and Training (SEF). On Tuesday 22 this will take place in the morning and evening, while on Wednesday 23 only morning sessions are available.

Among the activities to be highlighted is a roundtable to discuss training opportunities in the region of Murcia, which will feature professional PlacidoVaró, Director of the Centre for Agricultural Training and Experience Torre Pacheco, Ginés Celdrán Marín, Director of Integrated Training of Lorca, Ramón López Muñoz, Director of Training of the Regional Federation of Employers of the Metal of Murcia.

Also participating in this roundtable Javier Plaza Garcia, director of FOREM (CCOO), Maria Paz Anguita, technical training of the Ministry of Employment, Training and Orientation of UGT Region of Murcia, Ramón Romero González, Director of the National Reference Centre for Family Formation Chemistry of Murcia.

It is also noteworthy that one of the workshops will focus on training resources and employment for people with disabilities. Others will talk about local labour markets or business opportunities in franchising. The closure will be borne by the Mayor of Mazarron, Ginés Campillo, and Juan Pedro Fernandez Romero, Deputy Director of Training SEF.

For more information please call 968 33 93 21. The conference with the participation of the SEF, CCOO, IFP Lorca, FEAPS, UGT, Adele CARM, FREMM and FAMDIF - COCEMFE Murcia.

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Mazarron FC next game

This weekend Mazarron FC are away to Pinatar on Sunday 13th November, kick off 4.45 pm. The Los Amigos de Mazarron FC supporters coach will leave the car park opposite Consum at 3.15 pm. The fare is €7


The municipality of Mazarron is now ready for the holiday celebrations of the Miracle, which this year will be the longest in history due to the lowering of the Virgin being delayed a week due to the usual date being the same as those of the General Elections . The celebration program was presented by the Mayor of Mazarron, Ginés Campillo, the council of Celebration, Isidro Coy, the village Headman of Moreras, Jose Antonio Gonzalez, and Secretary of the Party Commission. The program consists of 11 days of celebrations to be held between 11 and 27 November.

The events begin Friday 11 November at 8pm and at 11.30pm an audiovisual projection of Bolnuevo will take place in the tent located next to the Bolnuevo erosions. An hour later will be a proclamation by the lawyer Jose Arias and then there will be a flamenco show starring Carmen Lara and David Andreu. On Saturday performances will take place by Laura Muñoz, winner of the TV show "The Magnificent 7" and Ricky "The Andalusian Boy" and his dance group.

On Sunday 13 there will be the rise of the Virgin from Bolnuevo to Mazarron. Commencing at 8 am there will be floral offerings followed by breakfast for the pilgrims, made of chocolate with churros. Half an hour later the Virgin will leave her hermitage to go to the garden of La Purisima in Mazarron, which will be received by the religious authorities and civilians who accompanied her to her sanctuary in the Plaza del Convento. This place will be hosting the staged reading of "The Nine Statements Miracle".

On Thursday 17 at 12 noon at the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception Solemn Mass will be celebrated in commemoration of the miracle during which she will renew the vote of the town to the patron saint of the municipality. This day is also the first in which they carry out a new activity: the "Ruta de la Tapa” in Bolnuevo. Within certain bars in the area, citizens can take a drink and tapa for only 1.50€. At 7 pm the blessing and distribution of oil and subsequent procession of Our Lady of the Image will commence.. In Bolnuevo , also at 7 pm, there will be a raffle entertained by the musical group "Louis."

On Friday 18, Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 repeats the "Ruta de la Tapa", being on Saturday where they will concentrate the activities for that weekend. Some activities will begin at 3 pm with a pitch contest. In this day and for the first time a party has been organized of equestrian parades with carriages, dressage and will be a great show. At night, starting at 8.30pm, there will be a great rock and pop concert which will involve the group "The Jackson Four", "Sharabi", and "Kingdom of Hades."

On Friday 25 at 6 pm there is a Migas contest organized by the Neighborhood Association of Bolnuevo. At 9 pm sees the entertainment by local artists with performances of "Tory", "Level Braconte", "Tania", "Juan Antonio" and a surprise group.

On Saturday, 26 another new activity will open the events for that day. 10.00am sees the start of the Mountain Bike ride including a lunch for the participants at the price of 10 euros. At 11 am is the parade of classic motorcycles organized by "Motorcycle Padi 'and a children's party for street children. At 12 noon is the fair and an exhibition of graffiti for €. At 7 pm DJ show and at 9.30pm you can taste baked potatoes with garlic and at 11 pm the disco is with DJ Jony.

The big day is Sunday 27, the day of the Miracle Pilgrimage. The procession will leave Mazarron once the Mass at the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception has finished (which is being held at 7.30am). Upon arrival of the Image at Bolnuevo Church, the popular sardine festival takes place for all pilgrims. The Image of the Virgin is then transferred to the chapel where she will rest until next year, while the citizens spend the day eating and drinking until at 6.30pm in the afternoon when the fireworks are launched to end the festivities.

The Mayor of Mazarron, Ginés Campillo, has invited all the neighbors to take part in these celebrations and congratulated the Festival committee for "the great work they have done to make this holiday an outstanding event at the regional level" . The council of Celebration, Isidro Coy, stressed that "this year the holidays will be heard again thanks to an elaborate schedule and and everyone will realise Bolnuevo is alive throughout the year."


The popular garden of La Purisima, one of the hubs of social life in Mazarron, sports a new image in regard to its street lighting service. Mazarron Town Council is carrying out the installation of new streetlights much more in line with the environment and are replacing the old lamps, which were in an advanced state of deterioration.

This improvement in street lighting will also be carried out in the Calle Via once work in the garden of La Purisima is complete. Specifically, the streetlights will be replaced in the section from the municipal sports pavilion to the sports centre. These works come after a request from locals who had asked the Town Hall to renew the street lighting.

It also will carry out pruning work and maintenance of the vegetation of the garden of La Purisima in line with the work that has been conducted in other green areas of the municipality. During the last few weeks, works undertaken have included cleaning and improvement of gardens in Playasol 7, where even a shovel was used to clean debris from some streets, Bolnuevo, the garden of La Paz in Mazarron and also on the promenade of the Port.

All these actions are in addition to those carried out in areas in need of such work as including the Town Hall Square and Constitution Avenue, and the green areas of La Canada, La Majada and Cañada de Gallego, amongst others. The Department of Urban Public Services Management continues in this manner in response to citizen demands against the neglect suffered in the maintenance of the municipality during the previous legislature.

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Mazarrón FC report: Mazarron FC 1 CD Bullense 1

Perhaps a draw was the fairest result in a poor match in which little good football was played. Unfortunately the result was also influenced by many questionable refereeing decisions.
With new signing Guillermo having a free role and Rivero and Abdel playing wide up front there was a more positive feel to the approach of Mazarron with Robert no longer isolated.
In the first quarter of the game, Mazarron were the better team and it took a good save from the Bullense keeper to prevent a shot from Rivero putting them in front. Several other good attempts also came to nothing but in the 27th minute following a collision between Robert and the keeper, a penalty was awarded and the keeper was booked.
Unfortunately Poyato blasted the penalty against the bar and the opportunity was gone. However Mazarron continued to press and a strong run down the right by Guillermo resulted in a good cross which was hammered into the net by Robert to give Mazarron a slender lead at the interval.
Having had a quiet first half, the referee sprung to life after the break and questionable free kicks were awarded on a regular basis with a string of yellow cards for players on both sides, many of them for no apparent reason.
Play was never allowed to flow and, as a result, the second half was a poor spectacle. Then, in the 7th or 8th minute of added time, the referee awarded a free kick to Bullense for a perfectly fair tackle by a Mazarron player. The resultant free kick was hammered into the top of the net to give Bullense a share of the points and spark a wave of protests from Mazarron players and supporters. The goal was the final kick of the game.
Man of the match: Rivero
Team. Peru, Borja, Diego, Poyatos, Guillermo (Pescau), Alcaraz, Juan Antonio, Chico, Rivero, Abdel (Pepe), Robert (Rollon jnr).

Help Murcia Mar Menor - A Night at the Races

Help at Home


HAH are delighted to announce that their new SOCIAL GROUP, CHATTERS is up and running, and will now be held the 3rd Wednesday of the month (next one being November 23rd). The venue is The Garden Bar (formerly El Jardin) and is situated behind Euromarina in Los Alcazares.  Starting at 11am, all will be welcome, and our aim is to provide you with the chance to meet and make new friends, to have a bit of fun, a chat over a cup of coffee, or a chance to talk to our Nurse Practitioner Lynda if you have any medical issues. As the group grows, we hope to arrange trips, talks, lunches out etc., any ideas will be welcome.  Please don’t be afraid to come if you are on your own, so are lots of other people, and our volunteers will be on hand to make you welcome.
Mary Westcott who suggested the group said “we have had so much success helping people in their own homes that we thought now was the time to branch out further.  This group is not only for HAH clients, but  also for anyone wishing to become a volunteer, or  who would just like to meet people and have a bit of extra company,  is more than welcome, please just turn up on the day”.
Last month alone HAH volunteers gave 203 FREE hours of care to the community, and this figure is representative of the amount of people we are currently helping  Over the past year, we are delighted to have been able to help over 100 people on the road to recovery.   If you would like help, or advice please tel: 633 673 034 Email us on or visit our website www to find out more about HAH Help at Home.

Friday, 4 November 2011

Camposol Train Update

I have just had a meeting with Kelly to clarify. The train has not been utilised very well for the past few weeks and has not been able to cover its costs despite reducing the carriages etc. We always knew it would be a case of "use it or lose it". The mechanical failure last night was simply the last straw as it will cost to repair and there is no money available. It is a very sad situation and we have been promised that it will return in the Spring and run from March until October. Unfortunately this does not help our case for requesting a bus service now and the lack of support for the train will show that there is not enough call for it, as if there was the train would still be running. Sorry just passing on the information as requested.

No Camposol Train today!

Due to a mechanical failure there will be no Camposol train today (Friday 4th November)
Apologies for any inconvenience caused but it is unavoidable.

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Mazarron FC next game

This weekend, Mazarron FC are at home to CD Bullense at the Estadio Municipal on Sunday 6th November, kick off 4.30 pm. Admission is just €5.     

The Royal British Legion in Spain - Poppy Appeal 2011

11-11-11-11 is very poignant and the only time this will occur in our lifetime.  On 11th November this year millions of people around the world will stop, reflect and remember those who have given their lives or been injured in all the many conflicts.  

The Royal British Legion is not only the custodian of Remembrance, but more importantly, has a duty to the living and all year raises funds to support its many beneficiaries.  The annual Poppy Appeal is the most well known of all the fundraising activities when money is raised to assist those who are serving or who have served and their dependants.  Last year around £34m was raised worldwide to support not only the Heroes of today, but the Heroes of yesterday.  With veterans as young as 18, it will be seen that these vital funds are going to be needed for years to come.

Please support The Poppy Appeal but wearing a poppy and making a donation to support those who have and are continuing to serve their country.  Our television news programmes  bring it home to us all the terrible sacrifices our Armed Forces personnel make every day of their serving lives.

Legion Branches here will be holding their Remembrance Services and to find a service locally, please go to our website: and click on the Remembrance Services button.

 Our gratitude goes to all those members, friends and businesses who give of their time each year to support the Legion.

Peggy Wyatt,
District Public Relations Officer,