Last Updated on Wednesday, 7 March 2018 03:11 Written by Paul Tassell Wednesday, 7 March 2018 03:11

February 2018

February brought a mixture of weather, we had some sunshine and then the weather turned dull and cold and then along came storm Emma, with the islands on Amber alert and schools and various events cancelled over most of the canary islands, the storm hit with very high winds, high waves and heavy rain. Tenerife and Gran Canaria were hit the worst. We needed the rain but could quite happily have done without the rest and the subsequent damage. Strangely enough there were still areas that had sunshine!

With the high winds that we have been having I want to remind you that if you have blinds please secure them very well and never leave them down when you are leaving Tenerife, the sudden strong gusts of wind damage them very easily and they bang around causing a problem with noise for your neighbours and keeping them awake.

Animals                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Yet again I am writing about animals on the complex, DOGS MUST BE ON A LEAD ON THE COMPLEX, unfortunately some people do not think the rules apply to them. If your dog is on a lead it should be easier for you to stop your dog urinating/defecating on the complex.  Also dogs down on the pool level are prohibited on health grounds, this is not new it has always been this way, unfortunately we have an owner on C block who does not think this should apply to her, she has been told several times and is still ignoring this health and safety ruling. I have spoken to the bar and they are working with us to enforce it. I have been told of an apartment on D block that has 3 cats these also cause us as many problems, urinating and defecating on walkways and spraying doors on. If you are letting your apartment PLEASE have a no pets clause in the contract.

The swimming pool area will be closed 12th to 16th March to have the pool fence replaced by a new glass fence, closure will be unavoidable while the work is being done but the result will be worth it. This does not affect the running of the pool bar as it will still be accessible during the work.

March 31st is the end of our financial year and I would urge you all to bring your community fees up to date before then to avoid the legal fees when we start to chase the larger debtors. As a whole most owners are very good at paying which helps with the smooth running of the complex

It is carnival time in Los Cristianos (1st to 12th March) there are various events happening every day all over the town. The main parade is on Sunday 11th leaving from Paloma beach at 4pm, this is a lovely time of year so get involved maybe even put on fancy dress.



Last Updated on Saturday, 10 February 2018 09:20 Written by Paul Tassell Saturday, 10 February 2018 09:20

January was kind to us weather wise but very chilly in the evenings, the breeze coming off the snow covered mountain.

at the end of the month the roads up Teide were closed to general traffic after some keen snow worshipers got stuck with there cars.

The pool bar is getting established now and a greater number of people seem to be using it during the day as it is closing at 7 pm at the moment, we wish Mike and Clare good luck in this venture.

Its carnival time in Santa Cruz now, this is a massive carnival and everybody lets there hair down, at this time of year you see all sorts of fancy dressed people waiting at bus stops to go to the capital.

The carnival in los Cristianos follows a few weeks later at the beginning of March.

On a sad note, We wish to send our condolences to the family of Etiene from B506 who passed away suddenly early in January

and also our thanks to Steve and Jaquie who helped his wife after he passed away until her daughter arrived in Tenerife.

Etiene was a very nice person always chatty and helpful he will be missed by all.

We hope to see you all at The Heights soon.



Last Updated on Thursday, 11 January 2018 05:23 Written by Paul Tassell Thursday, 11 January 2018 05:19

Happy New Year

It has been a great Christmas and New Year at the Heights, it was just like old times with the pool bar open again and people enjoying not just the weather, which has been beautiful, but meeting up with friends to have a seasonal drink.

The new year has passed with very few incidents however there has been one which I must draw peoples attention too.     There were two ladies in the lift and a man wanted to get in with his dog but the ladies did not want the dog in the lift with them, the man pushed past them into the lift and intimidated them all the way down. This obviously frightened the ladies. There are numerous reasons why people may not want to travel with a dog in the lift for example they may be frightened of dogs or they may be allergic too them so if somebody is waiting before you for the lift or is already in the lift and they make it clear they do not want the dog in there you must respect their wishes and wait for the lift to come back.

Hopefully now the new year is here we will be able to get on with replacing the green fencing up both sides of the complex and around the pool area. Meanwhile José is busy repairing drain covers and walls and repainting.



Last Updated on Sunday, 10 December 2017 12:15 Written by Paul Tassell Sunday, 10 December 2017 12:15

Another year is coming to an end as we still enjoy nice weather, the nights are a little cooler now but we are still hitting 23 to 25 degrees in the day time.

The pool bar is open again and I am hearing very favourable comments from owners that have tried it, It is being run by Mike and Clare who are a British couple who have experience of a bar in mainland Spain  and they are being well accepted by the customers, if you fancy a beer or just a coffee or juice please pop down and support our local bar, they are also serving bar snacks.

The Christmas decorations are now up and switched on and we have planted a number of Poinsetas around the complex to add to the Christmas feel.

I have yet again had complaints about Dogs fouling on the complex and also the disgusting state of some balconies one in particular I have been sent pictures of is B303 the pictures show the balcony in a terrible state with dog excrement all over it, This is not acceptable on any balcony and the owners have been informed that action will be taken unless the situation changes drastically , again I ask if you long let make sure your tenants do not have pets, dogs or cats.

We now have the licence from the aumiento to carry out the works on the fences up both sides of the complex, the fences are being made and will be fitted as soon as they are ready.

I would like to wish all our owners a very happy Christmas, I know that we will see a lot of you over the xmas period but for those of you who are not coming out all the best for the new year .   Paul



Last Updated on Friday, 10 November 2017 04:30 Written by Paul Tassell Friday, 10 November 2017 04:30


The weather in October has been very good, but still no rain. Although the island seems to be coping with the water situation  it is still good to be careful with water usage.

The Pool Bar is re-opening on the 17th November under new management. We hope that their experience in the bar trade and their many new ideas will make the pool bar a nice place to go and meet friends and become a hub for the Heights community once again. We wish them well in their new venture. We will have more details and pictures in next months blog.

Although I was away for most of October the main problems on the Heights once again was dogs, barking, urinating on the complex and being off   leads. There was a serious incident on block A, the dog of an owner urinated by an apartment and the owner of that apartment asked the lady to clear up the mess her dog had just left instead of getting on and clearing it up the lady attacked the man verbally and physically, obviously he immediately went to the police and denounced her. The whole situation could have been avoided if she had adhered to the rules of the complex .

We are now preparing for Christmas the poinsettias should arrive soon for planting around the complex, and we will start to put up the Christmas decorations.

On a very sad note we would like to inform anybody who doesn´t already know that Mick who had the pool bar for thirteen years sadly passed away at the weekend, the funeral will be held on Monday  13th November at the church on Los Cristianos Square at  12 o´clock. Our sincere condolences to Pat and her family.


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