You may have heard of "THE FRIENDS OF SAX
ASSOCIATION" that has been set up in the village of Sax, if not, then I
can suggest to you to find out more about it. It is for all of the
international community that has found their way to our little village
Our aims are to integrate all communities be they
English, Spanish, German, French, etc into one place where they can
feel at home. We are offering different services that will benefit the
members such as Spanish conversation class, information about tradesmen
who offer real prices to the community and legal representation
will be able to join "THE FRIENDS OF SAX ASSOCIATION" for a fee of 25
euros a year for Families and 15 euros for single people this will be
of benefit to all the international community that live in Sax.
Below is a short extract of our aims to the community and Friends of Sax,
A FEW WORDS FROM THE FRIENDS OF SAX ASSOCIATION TO THOSE THAT HAVE DECIDED TO LIVE BETWEEN US.
Why this letter? Because when you decided to live amongst us and
registered as resident in Sax you really became one of us. We must
confess that we did not immediately realize the importance of this fact
but, as British and Spanish people say “better late than never”. We
also realized that, for many different reasons, there are unregistered
people who cannot vote in Sax but we also consider them as members of
our community. Sax is becoming more and more an international
community. In conclusion, we consider you one of us.
Introducing ourselves. The list of our members intends to represent the
society of Sax and it includes persons ranging from university
graduates to housewives. The ages of the candidates are different and
some have experience in public affairs whereas others do not. In
politics, we declare ourselves “independent” because in our group not
everybody thinks exactly in the same way. However, we all share a main
feature: We do not depend on politics to make a living. If you share
this characteristic with us, you are one of us.
problems. As you know, there are always too many problems in a
community to be deeply discussed in a few lines; thus, we will
concentrate on just a few. We will distinguish the general problems
that affect all of us as inhabitants of Sax from the specific problems
that affect you as a person living in a foreign country.
that you chose Sax as a small, secluded attractive village away from
the bustle of the coast and we have thought about your problems but as
we are for the moment mainly Spaniards we are not sure if we were able
to identify them correctly. In brief:
1.- Language problems
because most Spanish people do not speak your language and you have to
make a considerable effort to speak Spanish fluently
2.- The real prices of goods and services because as a foreigner you can easily get ripped off.
Help in your relation with the Spanish Administration, because laws and
rights are not yet the same in all countries of the European Union.
Communication with your country because if you live in the countryside
around Sax the mail services are poor if any, and probably you do not
have a telephone and it is impossible to have an effective connection
5.- Problems with your health because many foreign people living in Sax are already retired.
Total absence of activities for bringing together British and Spanish
people, including ways of participating in political life and the
taking of decisions in our community for those British people who want
to do so.
4.- About solutions and proposals.
We want to be very realistic and specific on these aspects rather than offer you impossible proposals.
1.- Activities about the Spanish language, food, wines, history and traditions etc.
A local office/service that you can contact to help you and advise you
about prices, laws and regulations, etc. and also facilities for
Internet and telephone available most of the day.
Association has legal standing and protection and therefore has greater
legal force than an individual when it comes to obtaining information
or demanding action from the Town Hall/local authorities/ police etc.
when representing its members.
4.- To contact us: You can write in English to us at
Calle Regino Soler, nº 2. 03630. Sax (Alicante)
THE FRIENDS OF SAX ASSOCIATION is Based opposite the "ChapiSax" Garage in Sax, all are welcome.