LOCAL NEWS - THURSDAY 31 MAY 2012
Mark Nolan / 2012-05-31 18:19:20
CALA MOSCA DEVELOPMENT GOES TO THE VOTE
The Orihuela council will meet on Thursday to vote in a notion to apply for an environmental study to be carried out on one of the only remaining clear coastal plots on the Orihuela Costa, the Cala Mosca area, which would either approve or permanently deny any building work being carried out on the plot.
The notion also presents a political dilemma for Councillor Bob Houliston, who had always campaigned against any development work at the site, which means he will have to decide whether he will stick to his historic manifesto, which will mean him offering support to the government team he is now opposing, or forget the promises of the past and stick by his cooperation agreement with the Partido Popular.
CRUZ ROJA WILL NOT BE RETURNING TO ORIHUELA COSTA BEACHES
The tender period for bids to perform life guard duties on the Orihuela Costa has now closed, with the Cruz Roja having not submitted a bid to carry out the work.
The councillor for beaches, Pedro Mancebo, announced that there are two companies in the running for the 300,000 euro contract, which will now be assessed before the award for work to cover the period from 15th June to 15th September is awarded. The councillor also wanted to reassure bathers that the town hall will be monitoring the contract management and will be prepared to penalise the winning bidder, should they fail to provide a satisfactory service to the beaches.
TORREVIEJA WORKING HOUR REFINEMENTS
From Friday 1st April, municipal workers in Torrevieja will see their basic working hour extended to 37.5 hours per week, although there will be some flexibility as to whether the staff want their times to be extended at either the start or the end of their morning shift, or added to that in the afternoon.
Meanwhile, it has also been revealed that the next academic year is likely to see a reduction in between 60 and 70 teaching posts across the municipality, as cost cutting measures are implemented. Their ought not to be a reduction in educational hours however, as existing roles and staff will be spread to cover the deficiencies, making better use of the time allocated to teachers.
THIS IS TORREVIEJA CALLING
The councillor for culture in the city of Torrevieja, Luis María Pizana, has announced that a group of amateur radio enthusiasts will attempt a marathon 48 hour broadcast from the S-61 Delfin submarine this weekend, with the aim of reaching around 1,500 radio enthusiasts across the globe.
Using the call-sign “EG5SUB”, the broadcast will commence on Saturday 2nd June at 09:00, on HF bands, 3 MHz Up to 30 Mhz, and will use equipment installed on both the submarine as well as the Albatross III patrol boat.
MAPPING THE STREETS
A new fleet of Google cars has been spotted around the streets of Torrevieja, taking pictures to update the interactive mapping service provided by internet giant Google.
With unmistakable cameras fitted to their roof, the vehicles drive around taking photographs which will allow the virtual world of Google Streetview to be updated, meaning that visitors on the web can get a more up to date view of the area from the comfort of their own homes.