News in Brief for the Costa de Almeria area

CARBONERAS: Town hall currently filling potholes and re-asphalting streets Photo credit: Carboneras town hall

Smoother ride CARBONERAS town hall launched a €25,000 operation to fill potholes and re-asphalt 50 streets, focusing on those adjoining the covered market, schools, the health centre and Calle Castillo.  The municipal programme also includes a €500,000 project to renew water mains and drainage in the Molino de Viento area.

Canal rescue GUARDIA CIVIL officers, alerted at 11pm on September 22, rescued a trapped driver whose car was practically submerged in the canal at the Cuevas del Almanzora reservoir.  Wading into the water, they finally roused the semi-conscious driver and, assisted by Cuevas’ Policia Local officers, carried him to safety.

Move along THE Junta fined more than 400 motorhome owners as result of the close watch kept each summer to prevent wild camping in the Cabo de Gata-Nijar national park.  According to regional government records, 115 fines were related to overnight stays and another 112 to parking in prohibited areas.  

Forest project RAMON FFERNANDEZ-PACHECO, former Almeria City mayor who now heads the Junta’s Department of Sustainability, Environment and Blue Economy, announced that the regional government was investing more than €3 million in maintaining the province’s forest areas, paying particular attention to removing deadfalls and self-seeded saplings while regenerating fire-damaged areas.

Rest needed ANTONIO GOMEZ CANTERO, bishop of Almeria, was ordered to cancel all public appearances for at least a week after visiting Torrecardenas hospital’s A and E for vision problems.  When an examination revealed the risk of a detached retina, doctors prescribed rest to prevent the condition from deteriorating further.

 

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Linda Hall

Originally from the UK, Linda is based in Valenca and is a reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering local news. Got a news story you want to share? Then get in touch at [email protected]

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