Reaching out to the British community

Continuing with its established ‘Consulate in the Community’ initiative, the British Consulate in Portimão is presenting a series of talks in São Brás de Alportel on Thursday, March 8.

The event, at the Museu do Traje from 4.30pm to 6.30pm, aims to raise awareness of the consular services and support available to British nationals in the area, and the work done by the consular team.

Talks will be given by British Consul Clive Jewell and Vice Consul Angela Morado, as well as David Thomas from Safe Communities Algarve, who will be talking about crime prevention in the Algarve, and Geoffrey Graham, from the British/Portuguese law firm Neville de Rougement, who will be discussing the importance of making a will in Portugal as a foreign resident.

There are 100 places available and entrance is free so confirmation of attendance is needed by completing an online form at www.ukinportugal.fco.gov.uk by Monday March 5.

The Museu do Traje is located at Rua Dr José Dias Sancho 61.

A further event is scheduled for Wednesday, March 21 at the Hotel Vila Galé in Lagos when speakers will include the British Consul, a representative from the Department of Work and Pensions, who will be talking about pensions and benefits available to British residents in Portugal, Andy Hamilton, head of the Regional Passport Processing Centre in Madrid, and Alison Blair, founder and President of the Madrugada Association, supporting people affected by life limiting illness.

Further details will be released shortly on www.ukinportugal.fco.gov.uk.

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