Jardin Del Mar V, Torrevieja

Welcome to the website for JDMV, Torrevieja

House Thefts on JDMV

Once again, summer´s here and so are the “walk in” burglars. on Tuesday of this week another set of holiday makers came down from the solarium to find strangers in their living room, they had previously asked if the property was for sale.

Of course, this was the “first time” they´d left the property gates unlocked. The thieves made off with the property keys, and jumped down to the property below and made off.

The thieves were described as 2 very well dressed and well spoken Moroccans, one wearing a white suit.

Please keep your property LOCKED at all times.


August 19, 2010 Posted by | Urb. News | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Dog Attacks Two Children in Torrevieja

Two children aged four and six were attacked by a Rottweiler without its obligatory muzzle in the Jardin de Mar Urbanisation of Torrevieja on Tuesday.

One of the children was only slightly injured, but the other suffered injuries to the legs and underwent surgery that lasted four hours. The dog has been taken to a local centre.

Police sources stated that the woman who owned the dog tried to prevent the attack but was unable to do so due to the strength of the animal, and suffered slight injuries herself.

March 31, 2010 Posted by | Urb. News | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Electricity bill fears quashed

Taken from this week´s Costa Blanca News:

FEARS that residents would face whopping cumulative increases in their electricity bills following claims by a local English newspaper have proved groundless.

In Benijófar residents’ councillor Pat Taylor said their office has been ‘overwhelmed’ with enquiries from worried locals and many others from neighbouring municipalities.

“Half the English population has been panicking,” she said.

The article that sparked the confusion alleged that ‘if you use more than 10 kilowatts of electricity you need to and register at one of the dedicated outlets and either sign up with another company or once again with Iberdrola.

“If you don’t the cost of your electricity will be upped by 20% every time you receive a bill.”

The article also claimed ‘those who are consuming less than 10kw will still pay more for their supply if they fail to register but at the lesser rate of 5%’.

Iberdrola spokesperson for the Valencia Region Patricia Corrons assured CBNews this is not the case.

“Firstly it is not the amount of electricity that customers use but the amount of power they have contracted,” she explained.

This appears on bills in the top left, under the customer’s address, where it is marked ‘Potencia’ and a figure in kilowatts.

“Homes almost never have more than 10 kilowatts of power contracted,” indicated Sra Corrons.

“Usually only factories and some small businesses require more.”

January 22, 2010 Posted by | Other News, Urb. News | , , , , | Leave a comment


A 9 month old French Bulldog has gone missing from Nº47 Jardin Del Mar V, Torrevieja, Spain. The dog answers to the name of Greta and was last seen on the evening of 4th January 2010. If you´ve seen the dog please contact the owners on 637 197 778.

January 7, 2010 Posted by | Urb. News | , , , , | Leave a comment

Iberdrola Confussion

There has been many Chinese whispers over what you should or shouldn´t be doing over the changes, or not, to your power supplier.

In May of 2008 Iberdrola sent a letter to all consumers regarding the your different options with regards to staying with them or moving to one of the newly formed companies. What they said at the time was:

If you do not contact us by July 1 2008 then delivery will be automatically assumed by the company of last resort MARKETING IBERDROLA, SA, which will send invoices and charges for managing the power supply as set in RD 485/2009. In this case, we will transfer your data to the company to continue the service.

In other words, if you never contacted them by 1st July 2008 you will automatically stay with Iberdrola. If this is the case you´d have been receiving bills from them and would have been paying them for electricity used.

In December of last year word had it on JDMV that you had to get the administrators to change the whole urbanisation to Iberdrola, which everyone is with already!!! Now, an article has appeared in The Leader newspaper which has caused no end of confusions (you can see the article herehttp://www.theleader.info/article/21070/spain/costa-blanca/iberdrola-spark-confusion/)

After some investigation here is what other people have had to say on the subject:

Maddy wrote this email to them:

Enviado el: jueves, 03 de diciembre de 2009 11:32
Para: Clientes Iberdrola
Asunto: *********

Referencia contrato *********
After July 1st, I did not take any action to change my electricity provider as I want to stay with Iberdrola. Can you please tell me if I acted correctly by not taking any action or should I have signed another contract as I definitely want to stay with Iberdrola.Thankyou.

and received this response:

Dear customer
We are writing you back in order to answer your request. After July 1st, every people that have not received an offer or have asked for new contract, were directly maintained on the same contract conditions to remain as usual.
It is not easy for us to answer that question but as we preserve the same conditions you asked for at one determined moment, your contract is probably the best one according to your needs.
For any other information or further assistance please do not hesitate to contact us by mail or at our customer support centre on 00-34-901202020.
Kind regards

Dave Butler said:

I went to Iberdrola yesterday at Pilar about this matter. Although I had changed my contract in July, They said I still needed to resign to say I was continuing with them. By doing so now I was told be y them that I would receive a discount on the Kw rate I was being charged. I await with baited breath to see if this is true. Although there seems to be conflicting reports about the amount that the increase is I felt that I would have nothing to lose but maybe something to gain by going to sign.

I for one have never had a problem with Iberdrola. They changed my meter to a dual meter when I asked them too, they set up a fixed amount direct debit when I asked them too, I receive my bills online and the fixed amount i pay is adequately covering my useage.

And Reagan says:

I have just got off the phone from Iberdrola and without even asking my account number he said I have no need to do anything.And as my contract runs untill july 2010 that is what I thought

So, as a conclusion MOST people have been told to do NOTHING by Iberdrola. But, don´t take our word for it. Contact your local Iberdrola in person, email them clientes@iberdrola.es or telephone then on 901 20 20 20.

January 5, 2010 Posted by | Other News, Urb. News | , , | Leave a comment

NEW Post Boxes Open on Monday 11th January 2010

The new post boxes will be in use as from Monday 11th January 2010. BUT, the gate to the new post room will have an additional lock during the hours of darkness so access can´t be gained then.

If you don´t yet have your key then you will need to go to the administrators office to collect it.

PLEASE LOCK THE GATE AFTER YOU´VE COLLECTED YOUR POST. People are already leaving the gate wide open.

December 29, 2009 Posted by | Urb. News | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

New Post Boxes


The new post boxes have now been fitted. Details of when and how keys will be given out and when the boxes will be open for use will be given soon.

October 15, 2009 Posted by | Urb. News | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Annual General Meeting


At today´s AGM the president & Vice President were re-elected.

Abdal, the president, can be contacted on: 666 872 653. You can also visit the current president (Oct 09 – Sept 10) at 54 Jardin del Mar V.

We hope to publish the minutes when they are published by the administrators.

October 1, 2009 Posted by | Urb. News | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Winter Pool Opening Hours

jardin del mar v swimming pool

Don´t forget that as it´s now October the communal pool closes at 18:00.

October 1, 2009 Posted by | Urb. News | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Which Fase is Which?

Do you know which Fase is which. Do you know your Fase VIII from XII or Fase IX from VIII? Here´s a handy map showing all the different Fases.

July 6, 2009 Posted by | Urb. News | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Happy Birthday Maria Clery

We´d just like to wish a VERY Happy Birthday to one of our residents Maria Clery (makes it sound like a nursing home doesn´t it) . Feliz cumpleaños Maria.


Maria & Jean-Louis dancing the night away.


Maria in another gin joint.


Maria & Jean-Louis in their wine cellar.


June 20, 2009 Posted by | Urb. News | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Postal Thefts

As you are no doubt aware there have been a large amount of thefts from the post boxes on JDMV. A young female has been seen looking into EVERY post box on the fase on several occasions (and also at the boxes on JDMX), and when she realises that she´s being observed she quickly leaves.

Today, a short video of the girl was made as she looked through the boxes. When she realised that she was being filmed she again walked off and hid her face. The girl is a teenager, Hispanic in looks (but speaks with an Eastern European accent) has long dark hair that is tied with a single bobble. She also wears large dark sunglasses and sometimes a cream coloured blouse and trousers. She is believed to be a resident of JDMV, so this means that when the new post room is open she will have free range to go through the boxes in privacy.


Please be extra vigilant with your post and look out for this girl. The administrators have been advised of these activities.

June 3, 2009 Posted by | Urb. News | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Earthquake in Torrevieja

Today at approximately 17:44 the residents of JDMV, together with the rest of Torrevieja felt an earthquake.  People took to the streets and some were visibly shaken. The quake measured 2.7 in magnitude and happened 22 km´s out to sea, there appears to be no initial damage caused.


The town of Torrevieja was totally destroyed by an earthquake in 1829.

Thanks to ThisIsTorrevieja.com for the details.

May 23, 2009 Posted by | Other News, Urb. News | , , , , | Leave a comment

Bike Thefts

There have been a spate of bike thefts on two other urbanisations on Wednesday evening. Two locked bikes were stolen from a property on Fase X and another was stolen from Fase VII. Also, a bag was stolen from conservatory on Fase X.  Children have also been seen climbing stairs to various properties, where they don´t live, on Fase V. 

bike theft

If you see anything suspicious then call 112. English speaking operators are ALWAYS available.

May 22, 2009 Posted by | Other News, Urb. News | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Swimming Pool is **OPEN**

After repairs for leaks, the JDMV swimming pool has reopened today.

jardin del mar v swimming pool

May 20, 2009 Posted by | Urb. News | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Pool News – 13th May 2009

The re-opening of the swimming pool has been delayed owing to a new leak being discovered in the overflow system of the pool. Exportation work has been taking place yesterday and will continue today.

jardin del mar v 5 new pool repairs

May 13, 2009 Posted by | Urb. News | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment