MORE than 100 local people filled the Social Centre in Urbanisation La Marina to listen to British Consul Sarah-Jane Morris give out the latest information about Brexit.
This was the first of a number of ‘outreach’ events that the British Consulate have organised over the coming few weeks up and down the Costa Blanca, and the more relaxed format was welcomed by those who attended.
Mrs Morris was also joined by Richard Hill from Brexpats in Spain and representatives from the local Cruz Roja, Samaritans in Spain, HELP Vega Baja and the Huntington’s Disease Association.
After being introduced and welcomed by Mayor of San Fulgencio, Manuel Gomez Rebagliato, Sarah-Jane Morris told the very attentive gathering that people who want to live permanently in Spain after the UK leaves the EU and enjoy their current lifestyle choices, must have Spanish Residencia.
“Anyone not sure of what they want to do with the future here in Spain – if they don’t already have Spanish residency – should seriously think about their position now,” she said. “There is no guarantee – deal or no-deal – that anyone coming to live in Spain post-Brexit will have the same rights as those who made an informed choice to come pre-Brexit.”
After the short address, many took the opportunity to have one-to-one chats with the various representatives to get a wide range of questions and concerns answered.