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Community/Public Services news & information for Spain

Society Fri, Dec 12, 2003

Electricity price hike

Electricity tarifs will rise by 1.6 per cent in 2004, an increase at a rate below that of inflation for the second year running. Electric charges went up by an average 1.69 per cent in 2003 and will remain within the 2...

President gets update on Torrevieja hospital
Society Fri, Dec 12, 2003

President gets update on Torrevieja hospital

During a visit last week by Valencia’s president Francisco Camps the hospital site was on his itinerary and once again promises were made by mayor Hernandez that the hospital would be up and running within two years...

Society Fri, Dec 12, 2003

Underground power debate continues

The debate about the overhead high tension power line that is to pass through la Valldigna is still continuing. However, following a meeting with the local mayors, the regional government is now suggesting that part of...

Hospital demonstrators brave the weather
Society Fri, Dec 12, 2003

Hospital demonstrators brave the weather

Hundreds of demonstrators turned out last Thursday in Pedreguer to protest at the PP Valencia government’s plans for a privately run hospital in the Marina Alta in spite of the cold and rain. The PSPV socialist party...

Society Fri, Dec 5, 2003

Oliva info

Oliva Town Hall's tourism department will open an office to give advice and information to the town's residents.
This will be the first type of its kind in la Safor and the idea came about because of the...

Protest at ‘money making’ hospital
Society Fri, Dec 5, 2003

Protest at ‘money making’ hospital

Heart surgeon María Ibáñez, pictured above, who is representing health workers at Dénia’s La Pedrera hospital is spearheading the campaign of demonstrations throughout the area.
Health workers are mobilising...

Christmas kindergarten in Dénia
Society Fri, Dec 5, 2003

Christmas kindergarten in Dénia

Equal rights and welfare councillors in Dénia are providing a kindergarten service for parents who have to work during the Christmas holidays and have nowhere to leave their children.
The service will be available...

Society Fri, Nov 28, 2003

Petrol fumes stop play

Kindergarten children in Calpe were sent home last week when the stench of petrol invaded their playground. Fuel illegally dumped in the sewage system meant the Virgen de las Nieves council nursery had to be closed on...

Andalucia government pledges to raise pensions
Society Fri, Nov 28, 2003

Andalucia government pledges to raise pensions

The autonomous government held a cabinet meeting at 9.15 hours this morning to decide what measures to take on the issue of social help to the system’s lowest pensions.
This extraordinary meeting was called...

Society Fri, Nov 28, 2003

Santa Pola leads by example

Santa Pola has employed four mentally disabled young people as office helpers as part of a pilot experiment to help the mentally handicapped integrate into society.
The council aims to extend the project next year...

Society Mon, Nov 24, 2003

Rentería Social Centre set to re-open following attack

Leaders of the PSE/EE socialist political party will re-inaugurate the Casa del Pueblo (social centre) in Rentería (Guipúzcoa) next Wednesday, after it was closed following an attack by an unidentified gang on...

Society Fri, Nov 21, 2003

New postal system in Torrevieja

Postal services will improve in Torrevieja next year when a dozen cabins with mailboxes are built for over six thousand residents living on urbanisations. Three of the cabins will be in the Los Balones Urbanisation, six...

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