Wednesday, May 11, 2022
Saturday, May 07, 2022
When we first arrived in Spain, we retained the right to vote in UK General Elections for up to 15 years. We were also entitled to vote in certain referendums although crucially not the Brexit one.
I did apply to vote at the first election and received documentation that said I could vote in the Wirral West constituency*. However, I was not sent a postal vote form so was unable to exercise my right.
That right expired and so I did not pursue the matter.
However, the recently passed Elections Act gives overseas voters like myself the right to vote for life. It only took eight years for the Government to act on their promise to make this change.
* David Hunt was the Conservative MP from 1983-1997. In 1997, the seat changed to Labour with Steven Hesford as its representative. It changed back to Conservative in 2010 with Esther McVey. In 2015, Labour's Margaret Greenwood took the seat back and has retained it since.
Saturday, April 30, 2022
Monday, April 25, 2022
Today, Bigastro participated in the Macro cleaning of waste in the Vega Baja, Organized by the Vega Baja Sustainable Consortium, the cleaning has been carried out in the Azarbe Mayor "El Reguerón".
The event was sponsored by Recykers Shoes, who gave a gift of a t-shirt to all the volunteers in this activity along with a raffle for some shoes.
The amount of rubbish collected in the macro cleaning was 1,061kg.
We want to thank all the people who have participated in this activity, and who have done their bit to have a cleaner and garbage-free Bigastro.