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javeamigos.com | JAVEA NEWS - RECYCLING KIDS

Schoolchildren have been learning about the importance of recycling in Xbia, thanks to a series of special visits by the Department of Services. They have been discovering the benefits of recycling and have been encouraged to be the ones to set an example, both in the home home and outside through keeping the streets clean and clear of mess left by pets.

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javeamigos.com | JAVEA NEWS - MONTGOROCK XBIA 25 May 2016

MORE THAN 7,000 ATTENDED MONTGOROCK XBIA FESTIVAL
More than 7,000 music lovers attended last weekend's MontgoRock Xbia Festival, its forth edition which featured a full line-up of great rock artists as well as a few surprises for the audience. The quality of acts was led by Loquillo, Quique Gonzlez & Los Detectivs, Muchachito, Arizona Baby, La Pulquera, La M.O.D.A. and Rubn Pozo, amongst others, a bill which proved to be a major attraction which led to record-breaking levels of tourist occupation in Xbia.
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javeamigos.com | JAVEA NEWS  CD JAVEA FINISH 8th 23 May 2016

CD JVEA FINISH EIGHTH AFTER FINAL DAY HOME DEFEAT
CD Jvea finished 8th in Group III of the Regional Preferente after a home defeat by CF UE Ganda on Saturday to bring the 2015/16 season to a close, a campaign that looked so hopeful of securing a play-off spot before the Easter period but ultimately failed after a poor run of just two wins in the final eight games.

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javeamigos.com | JAVEA NEWS  DIOUS DE COMEDIA 23 May 2016

PAQUI ROS, LLUIS SIMO AND JUANMA COLLADO FINALISTS OF COMEDY SEASON
The stand-up comedy season DIJOUS DE COMDIA sponsored by the Department of Culture concluded last week after ten successful performances over the past five months. The organisers estimate than around 2,000 people have attended the shows which have been hosted alternatively in Portal del Clot and the the Port Library building. And three local people will be competing in a special Gran Final next month.

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javeamigos.com | JAVEA NEWS  SUMMER CRAFT MARKET 23 May 2016

SUMMER CRAFT MARKET RETURNS TO PORT FOR ANOTHER YEAR
For the fourth year running there will be a unique craft market in front of the sea in the port this summer after AMATA, the regional craft association, confirmed that it will be joining forces again with local shopkeepers to liven up the port promenade throughout the high season. The weekly craft market that has been held every Sunday in the port will be taking a break at the end of May before returning on Friday 10th June and remaining throughout the whole summer.
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javeamigos.com | JAVEA NEWS  FIESTA DE LA PRIMAVERA
18 May 2016

FASHION TAKES TO THE STREET IN RESCHEDULED SPRING FESTIVAL
The Xbia Histrica business association has re-scheduled the Fiesta de la Primavera that was cancelled due to a poor weather forecast at the end of last month. The trade fair will now be taking place on Saturday 28th May in the heart of the historic centre of Xbia.

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javeamigos.com | JAVEA NEWS - SUMMER SCHOOL 18 May 2016

CD JAVEA OFFERS MULTI-SPORTS SUMMER SCHOOL FOR JULY AND AUGUST
For the first time, CD Jvea has organised a multisport summer school which will run from Monday 4th July until Friday 26th August. It will be a sports-recreational activity aimed at children aged between 5 and 15 years of age who can participate in sports such as football, basketball, hockey, handball, badminton, baseball and traditional games. In addition, there will be activities on the beach and guided tours.

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javeamigos.com | JAVEA NEWS - FOGUERES 2016
 16 May 2016

FOGUERES 2016 PROGRAMME OFFERS CHANGES WITH GREATER ROLE FOR KIDS
There are just four weeks to wait until the start of the 2016 edition of the Fogueres de Sant Joan, without doubt the biggest party of the year in Xbia, and this week the Ayuntamiento welcomed the representatives of this year's main protagonists to launch the official Foguerer Book which includes the full programme of next month's festivities as well as photos of the revellers and the peas as well as special articles written about the fiesta.
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javeamigos.com | JAVEA NEWS - UNEMPLOYMENT APRIL
 14 May 2016

UNEMPLOYMENT IN XBIA FALLS FOR FOURTH MONTH IN A ROW
Unemployment in Xbia dropped for a fourth month in a row with 1,695 people registered as out of work at the end of April, down 32 on the previous month and a drop of 215 since the beginning of the year. The municipality finished the month with an unemployment rate of 9.98%, more than two points less that the regional average. Once again, the large decrease was thanks to more opportunities available in the Services sector - bars, restaurants, hotels, retail etc. - as bars, restaurants and hotels prepare for the onset of the new summer season although the sector still represents just over 70% of the total unemployment in Xbia.
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javeamigos.com | JAVEA NEWS - MONTGOROCK FESTIVAL 13 May 2016

HOTELS AND CAMPSITES FULLY BOOKED FOR MONTGOROCK XBIA
With just a week to go until the MontgoRock music festival in the Arenal, final preparations are being made with 70% of tickets already sold and hotels and campsites reporting that they are fully booked for next weekend with some tourist companies offering apartments for rent on each day to cope with the demand. The MontgoRock Xbia Festival is taking place on Friday 20th May and Saturday 21st May.

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javeamigos.com | JAVEA NEWS - BENAVENT
 13 May 2016

FAMILY BENAVENT HONOURED FOR 100 YEARS OF BUSINESS IN XBIA
Xbia has paid tribute to to the Benavent family, owners of a business that has traded for more than 100 years in the historic centre of town and now, with the retirement of the third generation of traders, will begin a new stage outside of the family. Miguel Benavent and his wife Mari Carmen Sendra were received by several councillors at the Ayuntamiento de Xbia and presented with a plaque of recognition for their work and career by mayor Jos Chulvi.
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javeamigos.com | JAVEA NEWS - NEW STREETLIGHTING 12 May 2016

XBIA INVESTS 380,000 EUROS IN NEW STREETLIGHTING
The Ayuntamiento de Xbia has invested some 380,000 euros in installing new modern and more efficient street lighting across town. Councillor Kika Mata (Services) explained that her department has replaced old lights with newer LED lamps which offer greater visibility and lower economic and energy costs than the more traditional bulbs. In some cases, the new installations have provided a major aesthetic improvement, replacing older street lights with a high degree of wear.
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javeamigos.com | JAVEA NEWS  PREPARING BEACHES 12 May 2016

XBIA PREPARES ITS BEACHES FOR THE SUMMER
With summer approaching, the Department of Environment and Services has been preparing the beaches of Xbia ahead of the installation of the tourist summer services. Sunday 15th May is the official start of the season for the umbrellas, sunbeds and beach bars.

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javeamigos.com | JAVEA NEWS  SAN JOAN 2016 11 May 2016

2016 QUINTOS TAKE CENTRE STAGE FOR FOGUERES DE SANT JOAN
With just under five weeks to go until the biggest party of the year, the Fogueres de Sant Joan de Xbia, this year's Quintos have enjoyed the traditional presentation dinner and gala parade at Salones Carrasco, a prestigious event attended by the major and other representatives from the council as well as proud families experiencing a true milestone in many youngster's lives in Xbia.

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javeamigos.com | JAVEA NEWS  SUMMER WORKSHOPS 11 May 2016

SOCIAL SERVICES OPENS GRANTS FOR SUMMER WORKSHOPS FOR CHILDREN
The Ayuntamiento de Xbia is offering another series of summer workshops during the months of July and August, an educational activity promoting the constructive use of leisure time aimed at children aged between 4 and 12 years old (born between 2004 and 2012 inclusive). And there will be financial assistance for families who might otherwise been unable to afford to send their children to the workshops.

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javeamigos.com | JAVEA NEWS  ENERGY POVERTY
11 May 2016

SOCIAL SERVICES PROCESSES 61 APPLICATIONS FOR ENERGY POVERTY PLAN
Last December, the Regional Ministry of Housing of the Generalitat Valenciana approved a plan to combat energy poverty, an initiative to support families who apply to the Ayuntamiento de Xbia for assistance. Energy poverty is the lack of access to modern energy services in order to be able to achieve day to day living requirements.

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javeamigos.com | JAVEA NEWS  SAN BARTOLOME
10 May 2016

TOURISM REQUESTS GRANTS TO HELP IMPROVE CULTURAL HERITAGE
The Department of Tourism has made a request to the Valencian Tourism Agency (AVT), under the arm of the Generalitat's Ministry of Economy, Tourism and Industry, to agree for two grants to help further promote the cultural and monumental heritage of Xbia. One of the benefits from the funding requested is that which will allow the renovation of the exterior lighting around the church-fortress of San Bartolom, a fortified building which has been declared a BIC asset - Heritage of Cultural Interest - since 1931.
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javeamigos.com | JAVEA NEWS - TJJ RACE NIGHT 10 May 2016

CHARITY RACE NIGHT TO RAISE FUNDS FOR DISADVANTAGED FAMILIES
The charity association Todos Juntos Jvea has organised 'A Night at the Races' for Thursday 9th June at 7.00pm at the newly-reformed Palau de Jvea opposite the old church in the heart of the historic centre, an event through which it hopes to raise money to make life a little easier for Xbia's less fortunate families.

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javeamigos.com | JAVEA NEWS - CHARITY SWIM 09 May 2016

CHARITY SWIM RAISES MONEY FOR CRUZ ROJA DE XBIA
Inspired by Raul Bover's successful attempt to climb our majestic mountain of Montg once every week during 2015 to raise money for local causes, local estate agent and keen athlete Jos Ramon Garca has been facing a similar challenge by covering 10,500 lengths of the swimming pool at El Poble Nou de Benitatxell, swimming at least 200 lengths a week, the equivalent of five kilometres, for which he will be donating 5 euros each time to the Cruz Roja de Xbia. And he will be hoping that others will make a similar donation to the cause.
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javeamigos.com | JAVEA NEWS - BLUE FLAGS 06 May 2016

XBIA AWARDED FOUR BLUE FLAGS FOR 2016
Xbia has been awarded four prestigious blue flags once again as a confirmation from the Foundation of Environmental Education (FEE) NGO as an acknowledgment of its quality coast. The distinguished areas are the beaches of La Grava in the port, La Granadella and the Arenal as well as the Club Nutico de Jvea (CNJ), internationally recognised as offering high quality water and excellent services to users.

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javeamigos.com | JAVEA NEWS - XBIA FOLK 2016 05 May 2016

XBIA FOLK 2016 - ECLECTIC MIX OF FOLK MUSIC COMES TO TOWN
The weekend sees the arrival of an eclectic mix of folk music in town for the 2016 edition of Xbia Folk, one of the most popular music festivals of the year, which starts tomorrow Friday 6th May. And due to the forecast of inclement weather, the music has been moved back to the better shelter of a marquee on the Plaza de la Constitucin and subsequently the Sunday morning mixture of music and tradition, such as the cooking of 'coques' in the wood oven, has had to be cancelled.
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