Despite the chaos caused by road repairs to a part of the feed road to the N332 at Punta Prima on the morning of Monday 30th, a good number of U3A members managed to arrive, albeit a bit late, at the CMO to take part in their monthly meeting.

The speaker for the day was Juan Castillo who is a Chief Inspector and also the head of the Judiciary police in Orihuela. Juan provided an interesting and informative discussion on several types of scams that regularly occur both physically or by phone, internet, etc. plus we were provided with tips on how to avoid becoming a victim.

Information about a free App that can be downloaded in English to suitable Smartphones was provided. This service, named AlertCops, allows for fast connections to be made to the relevant police departments in cases of criminal emergencies and can also be used to contact others with regard to health emergencies. The app can be downloaded in the normal methods providing that your phone is compatible..

The morning progressed with a talk about Indian customs and dancing by Madhavi who performed traditional danders as well as the more commercial Bollywood styles.

Normally, the May meeting would be the last meeting before the summer break. However, as we have only recently been able to recommence meetings after the Covid pandemic,  this year there will be an additional meeting to be held on 27th June. Fuller details will be available to members via our Newsletter or Facebook page. Details of this meeting and all other facilities available to members can be found on our website Anyone wishing to join our association can also find details on the website.

Barry Weston

Torrevieja U3A Press Officer