Some Owners have queried the increase in Community fees payable after receiving their latest bill in the last day or so. Below is an explanation as to how the increase has been calculated.
Community Fee Payments are due on 1st January and 1st July each year
The full year budget is set at the AGM (usually in March)
The payment made in January is always based on the previous years budget (current year not yet approved at the AGM)
The payment made in July is based on the new budget as agreed at the AGM
The July payment includes the full half year (July to December) and the increase for the first half of the year (January to June)
The discounts are included, where appropriate, in all payments.
Playa Bastian Board
To all owners, you will have received your statement in the last few days for the community fees payment due at the end of June.
Unfortunately there is an error as the old budget was used in calculating the individual owners payments.
The statements will be re-issued in the next few days so please use this for any payments.
Many thanks and apologies for any confusion.
Playa Bastian board
Playa Bastian Zone D Community Rules
On the website’s Official Notices page (Zone D General Information section), you will find a complete set of rules for Zone D.
These have been produced as a single page document in Spanish, English and German for use by Owners and their ‘Guests’.
This is the result of comments from a number of owners regarding people staying on the complex and not adhering to the standards of behaviour we all would expect.
Laminated copies are available from Reception for every Owner to have a copy and hopefully clearly display them in their property.
For those Owners having guests including family and friends or those Owners renting their properties to unknown Guests, we ask that you make ALL Guests aware of our Community rules and ensure they adhere to them at all times.
Following the AGM in April we have had interest regarding supporting the work of the board. Julian Norfolk, who many of you will know from his previous time on the board, has shown such interest and we are co-opting him onto the board with immediate effect. This brings the board back to its full compliment of five members. Of course any other interested parties can express interest and as always all board positions can be ‘fought’ for at the next AGM in 2023.
Below is a brief profile from Julian….
Julian Norfolk profile
I have been an owner with my wife Jacqui, on Playa Bastian since 2004. I had been coming to Lanzarote for many years before as my sister and family lived on the Island.
We were immediately taken with Playa Bastian when we first saw it, and knew straight away that we wanted to buy there.
I am a retired Dental Surgeon by profession, but enjoy being an amateur web designer, and have designed and maintained the Playa Bastian website and blog for many years. Besides enjoying IT stuff, I also like to make ceramics in my little home pottery studio, walk, cycle, spend time gardening, and travel, although haven’t done much of the latter recently for obvious reasons!
I was originally on the committee from 2013 until the 2018 AGM when I stood down. I enjoyed my time on the committee especially helping to get the current way we deliver TV up and running. I now find myself with more free time, and now that Jacqui has fully retired we are hoping to spend more time here than we have been able to do in the past. I feel that I am now in a position to contribute more to the community where I am needed.
Postponement of AGM Zone D
Unfortunately, due to Members of the Board still testing positive for Covid, the Meeting on 26.3.2022 will be cancelled and rescheduled for 2.4.2022,
9 a.m. first calling, at Los Amigos.
Unfortunately, due to Board Members testing positive for Covid we will have to postpone the meeting for one week. The new date
will be 26.3.2022 with the first calling at 9 a.m. The venue will be Los Amigos.
We are very sorry for the change of date.
Owing to Lanzarote currently being on Level 3 we are unable to book or reserve any location for the AGM. Unless the level is reduced we may again have to resort to Proxy Votes for the AGM. Should the Level 3 change the Owners will be notified.
President Zone D
It is with great sadness that I have to report the passing of Tony Dennis. Tony has been an Owner on Playa Bastian since 1982. Tony has been a great support for myself as President with his great Knowledge of Playa Bastian and he will be sadly missed by his Wife Joan and Family, and many friends on the Community and the Island.
We have started a programme to infill some of the rather bare looking garden areas with more colourful shrubs which will also require work with the pipes so the water goes more precisely where it needs to be and are taking advice from a local garden centre. The plan is to start early this year with a few small areas to ensure that they get well established and then to progress over the year.
There are limited places for new larger trees as most properties have been extended since the 1980s and we have to be aware of the potential for root damage. At the moment we are unable to take further action with any potentially infected trees as we need council inspection before consent will be granted and this is taking some months. However we are still planning to start introducing new trees in addition to shrubs later in the year. The objective is to create a more attractive long lasting garden environment for all.
The heat pumps for the Pool at the Ts and Vs area need to be replaced. Owing to significant price increases from January 2022 we have ordered new Heat Pumps, and installation should take place in the next 2 months. According to our information from the Technician the Pumps should be quieter than the existing pumps.
A very Happy and Healthy New Year 2022 to everyone.