Day: May 27, 2016

Pink Ladies and Más Vida cancer charities get €4,000 in Orihuela

4,000 kilos of glass collected in pink bottle banks in one week A recycling campaign by the non profit company Ecovidrio and Orihuela Town Hall has collected 4,000 kilos of glass in ten pink bottle banks that were put out especially. This was turned in to €4,000 for two local charities that fight against cancer, Maria’s Pink Ladies and Más Vida. The initiative took place from May 15th-22nd with ten of these pink containers which were located in various places around the city and Orihuela Costa. For each kilo of glass deposited, Ecovidrio gave a euros to the charities. As a memento of this campaign’s success, the organisers have decided to leave four of the pink containers – two in the city and two on the...

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Torrevieja Town Hall’s new website will have content in English

Councillor says it’s “incredible” this has never been done before Torrevieja Town Hall will soon present its new website, which will feature audio and video content for the first time. Councillor Javier Manzanares explained it will distribute information to the public in a format for smartphones and tablets, and feature posters, audio and visual material, social networks and more. The Town Hall has acquired a server and the new system will also give the site a new look, and link up all the other municipal websites created in the past, which were all different and made it difficult to find information. There will also be a bank of images and videos, maps to locate the main events going on each day and more information. As well as being able top show recorded videos, it will also be able to show live streams of council meetings and other events of interest. He added that the municipal information will be translated into various languages, “which is vital for a place like Torrevieja and is incredible that previous councils have never done before, despite having promised to on numerous occasions”. He thanked the workers from the Town Hall New Technologies Department, who have been doing everything with the means available to...

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Last summer’s Campoamor Music Festival cost the Town Hall over €25,000

Orihuela Costa resident asks mayor what the plan is to stop people drinking in the street The operation to police and clean up after last summer’s Campoamor Music Festival in Orihuela Costa cost more than €25,000 in local taxpayers’ money. This included €6,886 on renting fencing, €8,372 on the Local Police and €3,706 on cleaning up rubbish, amongst other expenses, according to Councillor Begoña Cuertero, who was answering a resident’s question at Thursday’s council meeting. The same resident of the cast asked the council what plan it has to prevent masses of people drinking in the streets around Campoamor this summer, which the residents have complained about on a multitude of occasions. Cuartero assured they have a clear position against big drinking parties and the disturbance they cause residents. She assured they will “use all the resources and rules within the law” to prevent people drinking in the street and bothering others. But she reminded that if parties are within the law “there are times this cannot be prevented” because “the Town Hall has to uphold everyone’s rights”. For this reason their efforts will concentrate on making sure people do not break the rules that prohibit drinking alcohol in public...

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Torrevieja to get a maritime rescue boat for the summer

It can tow boats in trouble, fight fires and pollution and rescue people at sea This summer Torrevieja will have its own maritime rescue boat to cover the security needs of the port town, at least over the season. Mayor José Manuel Dolón revealed Torrevieja is the only municipality in the Valencian Community that has maritime and nautical sporting and fishing activity without such a boat. Called the SAR MESANA, it is a María de Maetug class tug boat, one of seven that were manufactured in Spain between 2006 and 2010 specifically for maritime rescue work by a public company for the Ministry of Development. They are 39.7 metres long and can tow up to 60 tonnes, and are designed for diverse missions. As well as towing and helping boats with problems, they can also fight fires at sea, fight against pollution in the sea and rescue people in the water. The Town Hall will have to help out with its maintenance while it is in service here but the boat itself is supplied by the Merchant Navy. The mayor noted that the only reason the municipality has not had such a boat before “is simply because it never...

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Pilar to spend €54,000 on new sand for its beaches

Cash also assigned for lifeguards, signposts, public transport, social aid and fixing country roads Pilar de la Horadada Town Hall has hired a company to distribute about 21,500 cubic metres of sand that has been collected on the port beach at a cost of €2.54 per m3 loaded and moved to other beaches from which sand has been washed away, which comes to a total of €54,631. It has also awarded the lifeguard contract for the Municipal Swimming Pools to the company Ambumar SyA S.L. for €95.442 per year for two years. The council also intends to improve signposting for tourism on the coast in El Mojón, Torre de la Horadada and Mil Palmeras, putting up signs for the beaches, the 16th century watchtower, the Nuestra Señora de la Asunción church, the 2nd century B.C. Roman quarries and the Río Seco natural area. All this will be put out to tender for a maximum budget of €39,993. The bus service to Torrevieja Hospital will continue with the company Autocares Costa Azul for €37,620. The regular local bus will also continue and at least one regular route will go between El Mojón, Torre de la Horadada, Mil Palmeras, Pilar de la Horadada and Pinar de Campoverde, costing up to €50,952 per year for a two year contract. In social aid there is €1,299 for four families to help pay their...

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