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News Letter January 2017

 Asociacion de Vecinos – Sierra de Altea C.I.F. : G53784336 BUZON 155, Sierra de Altea Altea La Vella ALICANTE, 03599 ESPANA Web: www.avsa.tigbos.com  Contacto: avsavecinos@gmail.com   SECRETARY – MATT KING - 678657136 23 January 2017 WINTER UPDATE Dear Members On behalf of the Board I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year wherever you were ... Here in Altea and Altea La Vella we saw the normal wonderful Fiesta lighting adorning the streets everywhere and of course the local January Fiesta in Altea La Vella was once again well attended. I write to you with some important points. Firstly, your "rain dances" have worked incredibly well as we have had more rainfall in this area for more than 70 years. Freezing temperatures, snow covering local beaches & mountains, hail, incredible winds and rain, has been continuous for the last 5 days and as I write this, Monday morning, we are still promised more today and more at the end of the week. There has been considerable damage to power lines and buildings in the area and so, if someone has your keys and you are away - it would be prudent to ask them to check your homes and pools this week. Secondly, although the rain is substantial and of course very welcome, it has meant for the moment that the Ayuntamiento has issued a notice about general water consumption informing residents ... NOT to drink or cook with the tap water. However ... This DOES NOT APPLY to residents of our area - the Sierras and Altea La Vella as our water comes from a different source. Thirdly, and a relief for many - a man has been arrested with his wife in La Galleras by the Guardia Civil and is believed to be responsible (apart from many other charges incl violence and illegal gun possession) for many of the thefts locally - hopefully his detention will see a decrease in robberies in this area. The board meets on February 5, so if you have something you would like on the Agenda, please let one of your members know. HAPPY NEW YEAR .................................... ..Matt King