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Day: April 26, 2018

Orihuela puts beach bars contract out to tender

Still no certainty it will be ready for summer Orihuela Council approved the specifications for the seasonal beach services contract, which includes the beach bars, announced Councillors Francisco Sáez (PP) and Luisa Boné (C’s). The specifications include the beach bars, sunshades, hammocks, pedalos, water sport boards and jet skis. This new contract increases the amount the company must pay the Town Hall from €300,000 to €500,000 per year and it has a duration of four years, and can be extended by another two. They explained the municipal secretary ruled it did not qualify to be considered urgent because the...

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Help to keep Orihuela clean

Town Hall campaign asks residents to dispose of their rubbish properly While the Orihuela Costa rubbish collection service may leave much to be desired, there are also many residents and businesses who make the situation worse by ignoring the rules. The Town Hall has presented a campaign called Juaga limpio (Play clean), ‘to make people aware of the importance of looking after the area by doing small things to keep the streets and beaches clean’, said Councillor Dámaso Aparicio The campaign notes that people can help by using the litter bins, respecting urban furniture, picking up their dogs’ mess...

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Exterminating mosquitoes in Orihuela

Action being taken in the city, coast and riverside Orihuela Town Hall has revealed the action it is taking to control mosquitoes in the municipality. The company contracted for the service regularly checks over 100 focal points, applying totally biological larvicides, said Councillor Miguel Ángel Fernández. These treatments are authorised for use in environmentally sensitive places like the Barranco de las Estacas ravine in Orihuela Costa and stagnant points along the River Segura. The idea is to prevent adult mosquitoes from developing by eliminating larvae, which develop faster as the temperatures increase. Also the frequent rain, varying height of...

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Days of dancing in Torrevieja

Free shows and workshops are on until Sunday Torrevieja has programmed various events to mark International Dance Day between now and Sunday. The initiative is a joint venture by the Municipal Culture Institute, Alicante University and the Municipal Dance School. All the performances are at the Centro Cultural Virgen del Carmen at 8pm. On Thursday April 26th the most outstanding ex-students of the Municipal Dance School will perform a show. On Friday the 27th the Murcian Dance Company will present a show in two parts: Spanish dance with Quiroga, and a flamenco fantasy inspired by the poet Rafael Alberti...

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Pilar 2018 Sevillanas Fair starts on Friday

Five days of music, dancing, horses food and festivities Pilar de la Horadada Town Hall has presented this year’s Sevillanas Fair, with the usual mix. It is taking place from Friday April 27th until Tuesday May 1st at the Recinto Ferial Raimundo Benedicto. It will start with the fiesta lights being turned on and a firework display, followed by the Antonio Cuerva Dance Academy and a wine tasting offered by the Housewives Association (Amas de Casa). Councillor Armenteros noted that about 3,000 square metres of land from the fiesta enclosure to the main road has been asphalted to reduce...

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