British Consul meets property scandal victims in the Almanzora Valley

AUAN press release, 13th September 2011

AUAN members from the Almanzora Valley affected by the illegal homes scandal hosted a visit from the British Consul for the Andalucia region, Steve Jones and Madrid Embassy official Alexandra Brown, advisor to the Foreign Office on property matters in Spain on Tusday 13th September.

The visit was part of a fact finding mission to receive an update from those directly affected regarding latest developments and to discuss actions taken by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to raise its concerns with the Spanish Government.

Mr. Jones assured those present that the Foreign Office was engaging with the Spanish Government at the highest levels on this issue.

After a lengthy meeting with the homeowners, the officials went on to have introductory meetings with the new mayors of Arboleas and Vera.

“We are pleased that the Foreign Office continues to show an interest in matters concerning it citizens. The problem is not going away and we need all the help we can get” said AUAN president Maura Hillen.

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