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Torremolinos town hall reaches out to foreign resident population

The informative talk covered a number of concerns.
The informative talk covered a number of concerns. / T. Bryant
  • An informative talk was held in both Spanish and English and covered subjects including tax, the population register, and traffic-related issues

Torremolinos town hall hosted an information day this week aimed at the members of the 20,000-strong foreign population registered in the town. The initiative was to inform the expat community about the administrative procedures that they are subject to under Spanish law.

The informative talk was held in both Spanish and English and covered several subjects, including housing, tax, the population register (padrón), and traffic-related issues, among other concerns.

The event, which was held in the Pablo Ruiz Picasso Cultural Centre, was organised by the foreign residents department of the town hall, in collaboration with the Colegio de Gestores Administrativos de Malaga (CGAM), the Malaga College of Administrative Managers.

The meeting was chaired by the councillor for citizen participation, Aida Blanes, and the vice-chairman of the CGAM, Virginia Martín.

Blanes said, “We want to bring the council closer to the expat residents so they do not see us as a distant institution, but as an institution they can count on.”

The foreign residents registered in Torremolinos amount to 25 per cent of the population.