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XÀBIA PROMOTES ITSELF AT MEDSEA TOURISM FAIR

JAVEA NEWS | Tourism - MedSea Tourism Fair

Xàbia will be promoting itself at the first edition of the MedSea international tourism fair this weekend, a showcase for all water activities, particularly those which don't use engines and are respectful of the environment. The event, which is sponsored by the Costa Blanca Tourism Board, will be held this weekend Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th March in Hall 1 of the Institución Ferial Alicantina (IFA) which is located close to the Alicante-Elche International Airport some 10 kilometres south-west of Alicante.

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JAVEA NEWS | Fiestas - San Francisco de Paula 24 Mar 2017

SAN FRANCISCO DE PAULA TO BE HONOURED THE FIRST WEEKEND IN APRIL
Representatives from the association of San Francisco de Paula de Xàbia as well as the 'mayorales' of the 2017 edition visited the Ayuntamiento de Xàbia to present the programme of activities for the celebrations to honour the saint which will take place over the weekend of 1st-2nd April. The celebrations honour San Francisco de Paula - Saint Francis of Paola - are some of the oldest in Xàbia, dating back to the middle of the 17th century.
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JAVEA NEWS | Easter Craft Fair 2017
 23 Mar 2017

EASTER CRAFT FAIR OFFERS SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE
More than 80 stalls will enliven the historic centre of Xàbia over the Easter weekend for the annual Easter Craft Fair, one of the oldest such fairs in the Comunidad Valenciana. Organised by the Xàbia Històrica business association in collaboration with the Department of Economic Development at the Ayuntamiento de Xàbia, the 2017 edition promises to offer a programme of interactive fun activities as well as the numerous stalls selling hand-made products and food and drink.
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JAVEA NEWS | Beaches - Clean Up
16 Feb 2017

PLAYA DE LA GRAVA BECOMES XÀBIA'S FIRST WINTER BEACH
A new project has been approved by the Ayuntamiento de Xàbia for the installation of buoys and floating platforms along the coast of Xàbia for the 2017-2020 period, a contract that will soon be put out to tender with a projected budget of 463,634 euros. The Department of the Environment and Beaches, headed by councillor Doris Courcelles, has included the requests made by Tourism in a bid to encourage a more sustainable use of natural resources as well as promoting the enjoyment of the sea all year round and "deseasonalize" visits to the municipality.
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JAVEA NEWS | Heritage - Old Barracks 16 Mar 2017

XÀBIA ACQUIRES OLD COASTGUARD SITES FOR PUBLIC USE
The Ayuntamiento de Xàbia has formalized the purchase of two rural estates in the zones of La Granadella and La Plana that were formerly owned by the State. Mayor José Chulvi and Antonio Rodríguez Laso, Economic and Finance delegate in Alicante signed the document for the acquisition of these properties which once housed coastguard barracks (which, after the Spanish Civil War, were taken over by the Guardia Civil and became the property of the State).
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JAVEA NEWS | Music - MontgoRock Xàbia Festival 2017 15 Mar 2017

FOUR REGIONAL BANDS BATTLE TO JOIN LINE-UP OF MONTGOROCK
Four emerging bands in the Marina Alta region will be competing to join the line-up of the 2017 edition of the MontgóRock Xàbia Festival in May in a special competition organised for the second year by the Department of Youth at the Ayuntamiento de Xàbia. The winning act will see their name added to the line-up for this year's music festival alongside acts such as Leiva, M Clan and La Fuga.

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JAVEA NEWS | Employment - Paro February 2017 14 Mar 2017

UNEMPLOYMENT IN XÀBIA DROPPED SLIGHTLY AT THE END OF FEBRUARY
Unemployment in Xàbia dropped slightly at the end of February to 1,800, down 8 on the previous month. Those registered as being out of work across the Marina Alta dropped to 12,822 whilst unemployment nationally also dropped slightly to 3,750,876. The Services sector, which includes restaurants, bars and hotels and accounts for some 77% of all employment contracts issued in Xàbia, saw the biggest drop, falling 27 to 1,313, almost 73% of those registered as out of work.
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JAVEA NEWS | Fiestas - Jesús Nazareno
13 Mar 2017

JESUS NAZARENO - TREASURED IMAGE CARRIED DOWN THIS SUNDAY
The treasured image of Jesús Nazareno will be carried down from its home in the blue-domed Calvario chapel to the heart of the historic centre in the traditional "bajada" - the "descent" - this Sunday 19th March, the Third Sunday of Lent. This year is the 250th anniversary of the arrival of the treasured image of Jesús Nazareno in Xàbia, a gift from the Duchess of Medinaceli in gratitude for the town's tribute on the birth of her son in 1767. Both the Ladies Guild and the Brotherhood have prepared a special commemorative programme for the fiestas which honour the image in late April and early May.
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JAVEA NEWS | CD Javea 11 Mar 2017

ATZENETA UE 0-0 CD JAVEA
CD Javea's goalkeeper Edu Samblas was the player of the match as the rojiblancos held promotion-chasing Atzeneta UE to a goalless draw despite playing the final 19 minutes with just ten men after leading striker Petu was sent off for a second bookable offence.

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JAVEA NEWS | Sport - Tennis Tournament 09 Mar 2017

I FUTURE VILA DE XÀBIA INTERNATIONAL TENNIS TOURNAMENT
Details have been released for the first Future Vila de Xàbia International Tennis Tournament organised by the Academía Tenis Ferrer at the Club de Tenis Jávea in the Arenal between Friday 10th and Sunday 19th March. Not so long ago, it was an idea. And now that idea which became a project has become a reality.

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JAVEA NEWS | Education - Walking Bus Award 09 Mar 2017

"PAS A PAS, CAMINS ESCOLARS" INITIATIVE WINS REGIONAL AWARD
The walking bus initiative 'Pas a Pas, Camins Escolars' implemented by the Ayuntamiento de Xàbia last year has won an award in the first edition of a set of prizes promoted by the Ministry of Housing, Public Works and Infrastructure at the Generalitat Valenciana.

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JAVEA NEWS | Sports - Sailing - Luis Simó 09 Mar 2017

LUIS SIMO LEADS REGIONAL RANKINGS IN OPTIMIST CLASS
Young sailor Luis Simo, representing the Club Naútica de Jávea, has remained top of the regional rankings in the Optimist class after finished fifth in the Magdalena Trophy in Castellón last weekend. The event took place in difficult conditions with competitors battling against winds up to 22 knots (41 kph) on Saturday and 12 knots (22 kph) on Sunday.

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 JAVEA NEWS | Puertos - Damaged Breakwater08 Mar 2017

PORT AUTHORITY AGREES TO MAKE EMERGENCY REPAIRS IN PORT
The Director-General of Ports Authority at the Comunidad Valenciana Carlos Domingo visited Xàbia to see personally the state of the outer breakwater of the northern harbour wall which was damaged considerably by the severe storms of the 19th and 20th January. In particular he inspected some 80 metres of the defensive wall close to the Tangó cove where the constant barrage from the stormy seas have moved blocks of stone on which the breakwater is set, leaving gaps and stretches of the concrete platform suspended in midair and leaving the harbour wall unprotected against future storms.
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JAVEA NEWS | Environment - Allotments Gardens 08 Mar 2017

MUNICIPAL ALLOTMENT GARDENS AVAILABLE FOR RESIDENTS USE
The Department of the Environment at the Ayuntamiento de Xàbia has started a new stage of management of allotment gardens and has awarded a first batch of plots next to CEIP Trenc d'Alba. These municipal allotments offer residents the opportunity to grow their own vegetables whilst at the same time converting empty land in non-polluting spaces, conducive to biodiversity and improve the environmental quality of Xàbia.

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JAVEA NEWS | Security - European Forum of Urban Safety 07 Mar 2017

LOCAL POLICE FORCE JOINS EUROPEAN FORUM ON URBAN SECURITY
The Policía Local de Xàbia has taken stock of the implementation of the 'Plan Estratégico' two years ago to adapt to the needs of the 21st century and become a closer, mediating, social and empathetic public body.  Councillor Pepa Gisbert (Security) explained that these days citizens demand a closer police force which can be regarded as an accessible service. Consequently her department has taken advice from a specialized company to make a assessment of the situation and what actions needed to be taken to become a different police force.
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JAVEA NEWS | Security - Protección Civil 07 Mar 2017

MAYOR EXPLAINS ORGANISATIONAL CHANGES TO PROTECCIÓN CIVIL VOLUNTEERS
Mayor José Chulvi attended a recent weekly meeting of the volunteers of the Protección Civil de Xàbia to explain to them the new organisational changes to the Department of Citizen Security. These are expected to improve coordination between public security forces and those which are formed by volunteers with both forming part of the planning strategy that is being promoted by the Ayuntamiento de Xàbia with improved preventative measures and social interaction.
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JAVEA NEWS | Services - Ramblars Garden Refuse Site
07 Mar 2017

SERVICES EXTENDS OPENING HOURS OF RAMBLARS COLLECTION SITE
The Department of the Environment and Services at the Ayuntamiento de Xàbia has extended the opening hours of the garden refuse collection side at Ramblars, remaining open without interruption from the morning until closing in the evening. During the winter months (November to March inclusive), the site will be open Monday to Friday from 8.00am until 6.00pm. During spring (April to May inclusive) and autumn (September and October), it will be open from 8.00am until 7.00pm. During the summer (July and August) it will be open from 7.30am until 4.30pm.
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