Recent and interesting news in brief from the Costa del Sol

One of the Love and Friendship artworks

One of the Love and Friendship artworks Credit: Manilva Council

Love and Friendship
IN honour of St Valentine’s Day, children in schools in Manilva, Sabinillas and El Castillo were invited to produce different artworks on the theme of Love and Friendship which saw a number of large murals as well as smaller pieces.
Weeding out
ALTHOUGH disinfection work in Benalmadena continues, the Council has appointed a specially trained two-man team to travel around the municipality spraying weeds in public places in using a vehicle containing a compressor to allow speedy application.
Conservation work
WORK in the Iglesia del Llano in Casares moves onto a new phase as conservators will be involved in the recovery of the crypt in the basement of the church and the preservation of the skeletal remains found there.
More firefighters
LAST November, the Marbella Council recruited 15 new firefighters who have now completed 400 hours of training and shadowing existing officers so that in early March they will be added to the existing force bringing the total of firefighters to 78.
Free masks
DURING these still difficult times, a donation of 7,500 face masks by Amate Distributions to the local Food Bank has been appreciated by the Fuengirola Council and these masks will be distributed to families in need throughout the municipality.
Planning permission
PLANNING permission has been given for expansion of the San Francisco de Asís school in in El Coto (Las Lagunas) which will allow the school to integrate a number of new sporting facilities and a small swimming pool as well as a new access road.
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