September 2015

As you would expect, August was a quiet month and we hope everyone enjoyed themselves with visiting families and friends and trips away.

Announcement from Mario, Mayor of Alcaucin

On 27th August, the AVANCE of the new Town Planning was approved during the Extraordinary Council meeting. Once published in the official bulletin of the province, it will be exposed during 30 days for public consulting.

Wednesday, 2nd September, the Town Hall will organize a public presentation of the document in the Art Centre of Calle Alta. The presentation will be in Spanish. There will be a session in English the week after, on Wednesday 9th September, starting at 17.00, at the same place.


During August there were two train trips at Zafarraya Gap.

The first was attended by Polly Brown, a news reporter for the Sur in English. She did a very interesting report about the history of the train in the edition of the newspaper week commencing 14th August here.

The second trip was exciting due to a slight derailment! Everyone had to disembark but the driver and engineer soon had everything under control. There was a big cheer from the passengers and the train soon returned without further incident to Bar Gloria where everyone enjoyed a coffee or brandy to warm up! Then there was the visit to the railway museum and lunch.

Due to the popularity of these trips we will be organising more later on in the year.

Forthcoming Events

Sunday 4th October – Car Boot at Pantana Restaurant, Lake Vinuela.

If you have any items you would like to donate for sale, you can do so in one of 3 ways:
Bring along to Meson Sara on Saturday September 19th, 26th or October 3rd between 12.30-1.30 p.m. where a member of the Committee will be sitting outside.
Bring items to the sale on the day of the event, between 9-9.30 a.m.
If neither of these are possible, please contact Mike Stevenson
Email – or telephone 637 591 451

Friday 16th October – Coach Trip to Lobo Park, Antequera & El Torcal

The SOHA fundraising team are very excited about this trip to see the beautiful wolves in the nature reserve, followed by a trip to visit El Torcal.
The cost is Euro 22.50 p.p. which includes the coach and entrance to the Lobo Park.
You can either take a picnic lunch, or prebook ‘menu del dia’ at Euro 9.50 p.p.
For further information please visit our website.
To book please contact Kath – (tel 646 275 190)
Early booking is recommended

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Dear Members and Friends of SOHA
Estimados Miembros y Amigos de SOHA

It’s that time of year again and our AGM is to be held on Wednesday 24th January 2018 at Camping Bar at 19:00 for a promt start at 19:30.
Es esa época del año otra vez y nuestra AGM se celebrará el 24 de enero de 2018 a Camping de La Vinuela Bar a las 19:00 para una pronta puesta en marcha a las 19:30.

All officers are happy to continue in their work, but if anyone wishes to put themselves forward for any of the three positions of President, Treasurer or Secretary can you please let me know by return
Todos los funcionarios están dispuestos a continuar en su trabajo, pero si alguien quiere presentar su candidatura para cualquiera de las tres posiciones del Presidente, Tesorero o Secretario puede usted por favor hágamelo saber a vuelta.

I would also like to remind anyone that has yet to pay for their 2018 subscription, I will be there at the AGM along with our treasurer ready to renew your subscription.
También me gustaría recordar a alguien que todavía tiene que pagar por su suscripción 2018, voy a estar allí en la Junta General junto con nuestro tesorero listo para renovar su suscripción.

Please remember that unlike previous years, our AGM is for members only. If you wish to become a member, you can join by going to our website, and pressing the ‘donate’ button or you can join on the night, just complete the attached membership application form and bring it with you.
Por favor, Recuerde que a diferencia de años anteriores, nuestra AGM es sólo para miembros. Si deseas ser miembro, puedes unirte a nuestro sitio web y presionando el botón ‘donar’ o puedes unirte en la noche, simplemente completa el formulario de solicitud de membresía adjunta y tráemelo contigo.

We look forward to seeing you all.
Esperamos verlos a todos.