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The title says it all. Manilva News is a blog dedicated to inform the local residents about the latest activities and provide useful information to the English speaking community.

Lecture on New Foreign Laws
18 February 2013

Dear friends,

The Manilva Foreign Residents Department are organizing on the 21st February 2013, at 17:00 in Villa Matilde, Sabinillas (opposite Supersol, heading to Manilva village) a lecture about the new law for Foreign Residents, NIE and padron and other issues currently of interest for the foreign community.

We have all been in the situation of asking what, how and where I go in order to sort out the paperwork. This lecture will hopefully give you the answers you need and also it will introduce the Department of Foreign Residents as the friendly team willing to attend your questions and help in the daily matters.

The event is sponsored by La Caixa Bank and after will also enjoy some tapas and drinks.
Come and join us for this interesting lecture and also spend an evening with other residents of our community.

For more info please contact the Foreign Residents Department on 952 89 35 48 or e mail

Kind Regards
Manilva Foreign Residents Department

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International Family Day
06 May 2011

Tomorrow, Saturday, 7th of May, in the Duquesa Castle come and join us in the celebration of the International Family Day. In Manilva are more than 70 nationalities living and tomorrow will celebrate their culture, food and traditions!

Kids play a very important role as they will be the key participants: we will have bouncing castle, games, a small train and face paiting .


The party starts at 10.30 in the morning and finishes around 10 pm.


Look forward to seeing you there!

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Duquesa Port Art and Crafts Market
05 May 2011 at 8 pm, Arts and Crafts Market in the Duquesa Port! Come and enjoy a relaxing evening with your friends and family and support the local businesses! Last week it was a great success and it promises to be a hit also today :)

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Duquesa Street Party
28 April 2011

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Vote by post
27 April 2011


The Spanish voting process gives you the opportunity to vote even if you are not in Manilva the 22nd of May.


You will have to ask personally in any post office for the form (Manilva, Sabinillas). An identity card is compulsory to show when requesting to vote by mail. The period is from the 29th March to the 12th May.

·Complete the form with the address where you would like to receive the documentation.  It has to be an address in Spain, it cannot be sent abroad.

·Sign it and give it back to the post officer that will confirm your identity (your passport, residence or any ID card with a photograph will do).  The post officer will stamp the form and will sent it by registered mail (free of charge) to the Oficina del Censo (Census Office)

·- The Oficina del Censo will send to the address indicated in the above mentioned form the documentation to vote.  This process will start from the 25th of April.

·The postman will handle to you PERSONALLY the documentation and will ask you to confirm your identity (ID card, passport, residence)

·If you are absent, he will leave a note asking you to collect the documentation at the post office.  Again this is something that you will have to do personally.


You will receive an envelope containing:

a. A certificate of being registered in Manilva electoral census.

b. A white A5 form for each of the political parties with the logo of the party, listing the names of the representatives leaded by the candidate to mayor, and a small white envelop marked “Elecciones Municipales”).  

c. Another envelope (bigger) addressed to your voting district (Mesa Electoral)

Process as follows:

·Choose the form of the political party you would  like to vote for and insert it into the small white envelope, and close it. (DO NOT MARK THE PAPER IN ANY WAY ( NO X )

·Put this small envelope into the big envelope together with the certificate of  being registered in the electoral census (Certificado).  If you fail to   insert this certificate your vote will not be valid.

·- Close the big envelope marked with the address of your electoral district (mesa   Electoral).

·Take it to any post office before the 17th of May to be sent by registered mail.  This  process is free of charge.


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Arts and Crafts Market
26 April 2011

This Thursday evening, starting with 7 o´clock and finishing around 11, in the Duquesa Port we invite you to an Arts and Crafts Market. It will be a regular event, every Thursday during the summer.For more information contact Richard Docker on 647 678 513 or The Foreigners´Department in Castillo.

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The Duquesa Society of St. George
22 April 2011


The Duquesa Society of St. George held it’s annual St. George’s dinner dance on Thursday 21st April. The Society, which was formed in 2005, organises at least two events each year, the actual St. George’s celebration dinner dance which has been held for the last few years at Macues Restaurant in Duquesa Port, and a summer ball and BBQ which is held at the H10 Hotel in Estepona.
Over the years, the organisers have managed to raise money from these events for charites such as Help the Heroes, Los Claveles Cancer charity, and has raised money to go towards the building of a school in Nepal for the orphans of Ghurka soldiers.
For it’s main organisers, William Downes, commonly known by those that frequent Duquesa Port as “Billy the Fish”, it was his last St. George’s dinner as Billy is leaving Spain to return to the UK to run a Country Inn called the Rose & Crown in Wiltshire.    Billy moved to Spain approximately 10 years ago and opened “Billy’s Fish & Chips” in Duquesa Port.    The current Mayor of Manilva, Antonia Munoz, was also in attendance at Thursday’s dinner dance as everyone showed their appreciation for all the hard work that Billy has put into the organising of the annual events and to wish Billy and his wife, Sandra, a safe journey back to England.   Billy has handed over the future organisation of the events to another well known supporter, Dean Shelton. 

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Art Festival Canceled
21 April 2011

The Art Festival at the Duquesa Castle on the 22nd, 23rd and 24th of April has been cancelled due to rain.


We apologize to all the people involved and we are happy to announce that we have another date already established: the 7th of May. You are invited to a double event organized by the Foreign Residents Department: the International Family Fun Day, where you will be able to enjoy the music, food and drinks from several countries  and the Art Exhibition inside the Castle.


More details to come!



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Duquesa Port
18 April 2011

…I was talking to someone the other day and apparently people don´t know why we have water fountains in the Duquesa port and think they are a waste of money. Did you know that they were done because the septic tank that has caused problems in Duquesa for 30 years is gone. Did you know that from the Town Hall they worked to solve a problem that was driving the local owners crazy every time the sewage blocked and their basements filled with crap and the smell was horrible. The fountain is just a small gesture of beauty after fixing a problem long time due. So….if you are not very happy with the design, that is a personal opinion, but the fountain was placed there as a reminder of the fact that the horrible septic tank is out and in it´s place we have a nice fountain to help make the Port nicer.

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Art Festival In the Castle
15 April 2011


The Foreigners Department in the Duquesa Castle are organizing the 3rd Art Festival for the Manilva residents.
The exhibition will take place on the 22nd,23rd and 24th  of April at the Duquesa Castle.
The places are free, so if you have any art work, paintings, etc. and you want to exhibit, please contact the Castle on 952 893 548.

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