Residents of Albox now have a dedicated foreign residents association which is to be known as AVEA or Asociación de vecinos extranjeros de Albox. The association aims to promote good relations with other members of the community, to encourage integration into Spanish society and to provide support, advice and most importantly representation for its members to the town hall on issues relating to living in Albox.
According to its President, Claire Barrett, “The only requirement for joining is that you are registered on the Padron in Albox. Membership is free and is as simple as filling out an application form which can be found on our blog (https://alboxforeignresidentsassociation.blogspot.com.es/) or by emailing us on info.AVEA.Ass@gmail.com. Alternatively, a copy of the application form can be picked up from Girasol Health Food Shop C/Malaga, Albox.”
She continued “The more members we have the better! So please spread the word. Remember this is completely free and is for your benefit. We will keep members informed and up to date on all changes and achievements. We want your input and ideas so that we can make the best use of our time and work on projects that concern you no matter how big or small. This will decide our priorities and help to focus our attention on behalf of our members”.
Local Councillor, Maura Hillen, welcomed the new association saying “Residents Associations are an ideal way of establishing an effective means of communication between the town hall and the community. I wish them every success and they have my full support”.