In Memory of Lloyd Earle

By Simon Earle

Lloyd Earle

Lloyd Earle, of Marina De Casares sadly passed away on Tuesday February  25th, 2013 in the Costa Del Sol Hospital in Marbella.

Lloyd was born in Kettering, Northamptonshire, England on June 24th, 1949, to George and Ivy Earle.

Lloyd had many passions in life.   Being a keen musician,  he was well known for guitar playing and singing.  He’d happily engage in enthusiastic discussions on any manner of subject with anyone who cared to argue, and he’d enjoy doing both with a decent pint or a glass of red.  Lloyd spent many years of service in the RAF,  where he had a great opportunity for another of his loves, travel.

He is survived by his wife Anne; son and daughter, Simon and Caroline; a sister Ana and brother Gregg. He was predeceased by a brother, Rick.
A short humanitarian service will be held at Manilva Crematorium on Monday 4th March at 12 noon and afterwards at Camping Bellavista Bar/Restaurant. All are welcome.

Memorial donations can be made to Costa Del Sol Hospital, Marbella; Cancer Research or the Stroke Association.

‘Bank Row’ gets a long overdue facelift

Calle Isaac Peral

Works have finally begun on the redevelopment works in Calle Isaac Peral, known locally as ‘Bank Row’ after three year’s delay.

Originally planned in 2010 the works were to be joint financed by the Manilva Town Hall and Malaga Provincial Government but due to administative issues the works were delayed.

Finally after dozens of meetings between the local and provincial authorities the funding has been released and the works awarded to local company AMC Metal Manilva, S.L who submitted the best of three bids for the project which has a total budget of just under 105,000 euros.

The works will include renewal of the underground services including the storm water network which always floods during heavy rains. The road and pavement will be resurfaced and areas for planting created.

II Andalucia Day Football 7 Tournament

Tournament Poster

On Saturday March 2 Manilva will stage the II Andalucia Day Football 7 Tournament contested by young footballers from across the region with teams from Unión Manilva Club de Fútbol, Bolivia, U.D Sa Pedro, Peña Los Compadres, Peña Málaga, Málaga C.F, Atco Zabal, Arsenal Soccer Schools Spain, U.D. Los Barrios, Ath San Pedro, C.D.F. Esteponense, U.D San Roque and Club Deportivo Calderón.

The tournament will be held at the Las Viñas football ground in Manilva.

Mosaic and ceramics course

Ceramics course

Manilva’s Social Welfare department is offering a course on ceramics and mosaics under the tuition of Conchi Ferrer, the artist responsible for most of the public ceramic installations in Manilva.

Classes are on Tuesdays and Thursday from 10 am to 1 pm in the mornings or from 4 pm to 7 pm in the afternoons, a total of 6 hours a week.

The course cost ten euros which includes materials, payable on inscription, and the course runs over 5 months starting March 5, during which you will learn various tecniques including glazing and enamels, decorating mirrors, vases, etc.

For more information or to book your place at the Social Welfare office in the Town Hall, Manilva or at the Edificio Usos Multiples in Sabinillas or call 952 890 065 or 952 893 838.

Iberian Funeral Plans SL celebrate new office opened in Manilva

Iberian FuneralsThere are at least two certainties in life, death and taxes.  Having to arrange a funeral in a foreign country for a loved one can be very distressing. We all know, from our own experience or that of close friends, how traumatic it is to have to cope with paperwork, officials and systems at a time when we are emotionally vulnerable and not wanting to deal with anything except grief. And yet, that is precisely the situation that we find ourselves in when there is no funeral plan in place.

You can make this time of grief much easier on your family by having a pre-planned and pre-paid funeral plan ready in the event of your death.

Iberian Funeral Plans SL. is one of the key professionals in the sector and after dramatic expansion over the last 12 months the company has opened a new office in Manilva.

As Managing Director Stephen Nelson explains: “We want to be able to offer the full range of benefits of an Iberian Funeral Plan to everyone irrespective of where they live”   That is why Iberian has developed a network of locations throughout Spain and its islands.

By pre-planning now you fix the cost of your funeral at today’s prices, which are inflation proof irrespective of how long you live.  Payment can be made in euros or sterling either as a lump sum or by a deposit and regular installments which attract no interest.

Our plans ARE NOT subject to IVA, furthermore we do not charge a set up fee, administration fee or interest – should you wish to pay by installments. All our plans are transferable and fully operational in the U.K.

Iberian is a fully operational registered SL company and all funds are held in secure accounts with Santander and BBVA bank.  We use the services of several major funeral directors enabling us to operate throughout Spain to the highest possible standards.

Come to one of our offices or arrange a home visit by calling 952 490 690 or 952 595 691 or visit our website

New office: Edificio Los Jardines, Avenida La Paz, Bloque V, Local 1B,  Sabinillas Manilva, other offices can be found in Alhaurin el Grande, Ayamonte, Benijofar, Castilla, Nerja, Mallorca, Tenerife, Portimao and Macclesfield in the U.K.

Vanina benefit bingo raises 2,500 euros


Recent fundraising events in aid of local resident Vanina, who suffers from chondrodystrophy, which causes serious mobility problems, have raised just over 2,500 euros.

Organised by Manilva’s Social Welfare department, the aim was to raise funds for Vanina to travel to a specialist clinic in Barcelona for assessment and possible future treatment for her condition.

Some 130 local businesses provided the prizes for the two bingo events and there is also a campaign to collect plastic bottle lids which can be dropped off at a number of locations in the municipality.

A night of rock, pop and soul at El Molino

Rock, pop and soul night

Live Music Spain presents a night of rock, pop and soul at Meson El Molino in Sabinillas on Sunday February 24.

Featuring the ever popular Marcus Myers and Thomas Henry (Sammy Davis from the Rat pack) the evening will feature an eclectic mix of music from rock and pop through to Motown and soul.

Tickets just 15 euros, include a wide range of tapas served at your throughout the evening, and are available from The Bookshop, Sabinillas,  El Molino or call 666 271 618.

Trip to Sanlucar de Barrameda

Sanlucar de Barrameda

Manilva’s Foreign Residents department is organising a day trip to Sanlúcar de Barrameda on Saturday 23 March. departing at 8.30 am from the Castle. Returning at 6 pm. Price is 32€ per person.
The price includes: Bus, visit and wine tasting in Bodegas Delgado Zuleta, guided tour by touristic train, lunch included with drinks and time for shopping.
For more information call: 952 89 35 48 or 663 936 500 email:

Sanlucar trip poster

Flamenco Night in Manilva

Flamenco Night poster

The Manilva Wine Centre Auditorium is the venue for a night of flamenco on Friday March 1 from 9 pm.

Organised by the Peña Cultural Flamenca de Manilva in collaboration with the Town Hall’s Cultural Department there is a great lineup of local artists including  singers Sebastian Andrades, Emi “la del mellizo”, Nina Ledesma, Mari Ocaña and Pepe García. Dancers Nieves Rojas, Eva Cabrera and Cristina Seguín will be performing and accompanying on guitar are José María Quirós “el bola” and Curro Sánchez with José Caley on percussion.

Entry is free and all are welcome to enjoy this evening of traditional flamenco.

Manilva Carnival 2013

Manilva Carnival

Manilva’s Culture department presents the annual carnival celebrations at the Manilva multi purpose pavillion next to the football ground.


4 pm – Parade of floats with children’s entertainers and Brazilian music and dance:

  • 4 pm – Castillo
  • 5pm – Sabinillas
  • 6pm – Manilva

5 pm – Enrolment for the children’s fancy dress contest (all entrants will receive snacks and a gift);
Followed by children’s entertainment, games, face painting, etc.

7 pm – Children’s fancy dress contest.

10 pm – Enrolment for the adult and group fancy dress competition.

11 pm – Adult and group fancy dress competition.

Following the prize giving there will be music into the early hours provided by DJ.

Carnival Poster 2013