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Chiclana Events

Chiclana Ayuntamiento has supplied ChiFRA with information about various events in Chiclana. If you decide to go to any of these events, please remember that we are level 2 so please wear a mask if you are close to other people.  

 

  For events from 20th September 2021 

 Please click here                

  Additionally there are a number of events for the Día Internacional del Turismo 2021 

 

Please click here     

 

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Luz Photo Group

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Luz Photography Group meet on Tuesday mornings, new members are always welcome. To find out more please call Les Rowe on (0034) 647 126 388 

 

 

 

 
Cycling Group
Find out more about Pago Pedal Pushers cycling club at their website 
 

ChiFRA Supporters

 Temple Cambria Logo  Legal Advisors that specialise in helping the English speaking community.


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ChiFRA Events

AFO Meeting

I have arranged for JA the ChiFRA solicitor to explain about the costs of proceeding with an AFO application on Wednesday 19th February 2020 at 6pm in the Venta El Florín, Ctra Fuenta Amarga, Chiclana.

Any member contemplating an AFO should attend, and of course, all members will be made welcome with the first drink free!

 

Newly Added

New Items June 2015

Newly added items include: 

- Issue 16 Cadiz Casa Newsletter

- EGM/AGM CHIFRA

- What's on in Chiclana

- Age Concern Newsletter 

 

 
Weather Links
These have been updated and now include Chiclana Weather Station and tide tables. Click the button in the public menu to view.
 
British Consulate Newsletters

Click here In the May edition you can read about important changes to be aware of when applying for your passport from overseas, advice on how to trace a lost pension and other useful information.

 
Age Concern CLS

Click here to view the latest Age Concern newsletter

 
Death & Funerals

New in the information section an article about arranging a funeral and the legal steps necessary when someone dies. Click here to read.

 

Electricity problems – do you need help? 

If you have had to pay large sums of money to an electricity project and still have no supply, or have been fined for electricity you have not used or you are having any other problems with Sevillana Endesa  read how ChiFRA may be able to help you.

CFRA members can now read Juan Antonio's informative and definitive guide on how to contest a fine imposed by Endesa.

Welcome to  the Chiclana Foreign Residents Association for English speaking residents in Chiclana de la Frontera. Membership continues to be free courtesy of our sponsors.

To become a member please email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it with your name, Home address, Mailing address (if different), NIE number or passport number and your telephone number. If you wish to use a different email address please include that also. 

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Día de Turismo
Thursday, 23 September 2021

Hi Folks. 

From the 27th September to the 2nd October there are some special events on in Chiclana. They are detailed in the "What's On - Chiclana events" in the left panel 

 

Davexf  

 
21st August 2021 update
Saturday, 21 August 2021

Hi Folks, 

The Level 2 restrictions have been updated as of today: 

You can now have tables of 6 inside but cannot sit at the bar to eat or drink. 

 

Blevins Franks have provided some more interesting articles, the first is entitled "UK-based financial advice and services post Brexit.  4 things to consider"  and  the second "Balancing the Chancellor’s books… could your UK pensions be affected? 

To read these articles, click on the tab marked Finance at the top of the page and scroll down 

 

Dave Fisher 

 
Brexit pension news
Tuesday, 18 May 2021

Hi Folks, 

Blevins Franks, always up to date, have two interesting articles on taxation changes you should consider if you are still working as your past pension contributions may be considered taxable. 

Davexf  

 

 
New Blevins Franks article
Thursday, 18 March 2021

Hi Folks, 

If you have recently become a resident of Spain by obtaining a TIE as opposed to the old green residencia certificate, then you should read the Blevins Franks article on Modelo 720 31st March deadline - What do you need to do?  Click on the word "Finance" on the www.chifra.org webpage  

 

If you have possessions in any of the three categories worth more than 50,000€ then you MUST declare them on your income tax return form. Remember, you are making the return for the period 1st January 2020 until 31st December 2020. So, if you didn't spend 183 days or more in Spain in 2020, you don't have to do it until next year.      

Dave Fisher  

 
New Restrictions
Saturday, 16 January 2021

Hola, 

The Junta de Andalucia have announced new COVID-19 restrictions after Saturday 16th January 2021. All members should have received an email detailing all restrictions.   

As a result, from 12.01 am on Sunday 17th January:

- All bars, restaurants and shops will have to close at 6pm

- The number of people allowed to meet in social gatherings, including in bars and restaurants, will be limited to four people

- Travel between the eight provinces of Andalucía will not be permitted (without a justified reason)

- Travel into and out of municipalities with a Covid-19 incidence rate of more than 500 per 100,000 people in the last 14 days will not be permitted (219 are currently affected)

- Bars, restaurants and non-essential shops will not be allowed to open at all in municipalities with a Covid-19 incidence rate of more than 1,000 per 100,000 people in the last 14 days (91 are currently affected)

- The night time curfew will remain the same (10pm to 6am) unless central government approves a change for it to begin at 8pm 

Davexf

President  

 
Brexit Agreements
Sunday, 27 December 2020

The link to the various Brexit agreements is below

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/agreements-reached-between-the-united-kingdom-of-great-britain-and-northern-ireland-and-the-european-union?utm_source=f7b429ab-2670-413f-a3c4-013bbfe623c3&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=govuk-notifications&utm_content=daily 

 
New Lockdown
Tuesday, 10 November 2020

Hi Folks, 

From 00.01 Tuesday morning 10th November 2020 we are in a new lockdown as follows: 

The entry and exit of all municipalities covered by the provinces of the Autonomous Community of Andalusia is restricted, except for those trips justified for the reasons indicated

a)      Assistance to health centres, services and facilities.

b)      Compliance with labour, professional, business, institutional or legal obligations.

c)      Attendance at university, teaching and educational centres, including children's schools.

d)      Return to the place of habitual or family residence.

e)      Assistance and care for adults, minors, dependents, persons with disabilities or particularly vulnerable persons.

f)       Displacement to financial and insurance institutions or refuelling stations in neighbouring territories.

g)      Actions required or urgent before public, judicial or notary bodies.

h)      Renewals of permits and official documentation, as well as other non-deferrable administrative procedures.

i)       Conducting non-deferred official examinations or tests.

j)       Displacement for the realization of harvesting events in orchards by their owners or tenants, as well as the care and feeding of pets.

k)      Displacement for the purchase of food products by those who are habitually resident in localities that, being otherwise municipal, lack establishments that allow the purchase of such products and are localities bordering the municipalities with mobility limitation.

l)       Assistance to veterinary care centres for emergencies.

m)   Displacement of athletes of absolute category, high level or high performance, coaches, judges or federated referees, for the sports activities of official competitions that are authorized at all times by the health authorities, which will be accredited by sports license or federal certificate.

n)      Because of force majeure or situation of need.

o)      any other activity of similar nature, duly accredited.

  Dave Fisher

 
Driving Licences
Monday, 05 October 2020

Hi Folks,

Driving Licences.

If you are resident in Spain, then you need to change your driving licence before 31st December 2020 OR face having to take a driving test in the Spanish language in 2021 i.e. after Brexit.

I have just spoken to JA, the ChiFRA solicitor; he has been trying to get appointments for people to change their driving licences and has had to have a meeting with the DGT (Director General Trafico) to ascertain what the problem was.   

Normally to exchange your British licence for a Spanish licence, you would ask for canje; now they are saying that there are only one or two appointments a day for “canje”, they suggest you ask for “Conductores” which is drivers.

However, the DGT suggested that it would be better to have a group that want to change their licences rather than individuals. Therefore, if you need to change your British licence to a Spanish one, please contact JA This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or Phone: 956 44 01 72 and he will organise it so you can complete the process with the minimum stress. 

Davexf 

05/10/2020 

 
 
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