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Community/Public Services news & information for Spain

Society Fri, Aug 22, 2003

Reggae party row

The association of friends of the mentally ill in the Marina Alta (Amadem) have still not collected enough money to be able to build a day centre in the region. They were expecting a boost to their finances when the...

Society Tue, Aug 19, 2003

Pool safety alert

Every summer between 70 and 100 children drown, in the Valencian Community - and 80% of those are in private pools, according to figures published by the Spanish federation of lifesavers.
Current regulations only...

Society Tue, Aug 19, 2003

Foreign children in the welfare system

Four foreign minors are taken in by the social services department every day. During the first six months of 2003, the Valencian government dealt with 652 minors, mostly between the ages of 16 and 18 of 46 nationalities...

Society Tue, Aug 19, 2003

Demo in Les Deveses

Residents of Les Deveses in Dénia are complaining the poor condition of the beach and high crime rates are frightening tourists away. A group of locals is now threatening to hold a public demonstration to force the...

Society Tue, Aug 19, 2003

Foreigners’ office brings in overtime

Anyone who has ever been to the foreigners’ office in Alicante knows all about the queues, inconvenience and long waits involved in obtaining permits and visas.
Yet, despite the large percentage of foreigners...

Society Tue, Aug 19, 2003

Benidorm beach problems

The number of police patrolling Benidorm’s 12,300 metre long seafront is causing disquiet among opposition parties following a rise in the number of beach crimes committed this year. Last year Benidorm’s beaches...

Society Tue, Aug 19, 2003

Power problem in Benidorm

Benidorm was hit by power cuts last week when a power cable in the Lloma substation broke.
Hotels, restaurants and offices in the Rincón de Loix complain the power cuts always happen in the high season putting...

Society Tue, Aug 19, 2003

Xàbia council helps foreigners

Xàbia councillor Amanda Dean is keeping her promise to listen to the concerns and opinions of local residents by running a weekly surgery at her new office at the Casa de Cultura from 17.30 hrs to 20.00 hrs on Mondays...

Society Thu, Aug 14, 2003

Bid to be part of Pilar

Residents of a small urbanisation are petitioning to switch municipalities because they are unhappy with the way they are being treated.
The Association of Co-owners in the Dehesa de Campoamor urbanisation on the...

Society Thu, Aug 14, 2003

Drinking water used to clean streets

Precious drinking water is being used to hose down some of Alicante´s streets, despite an official drought warning and severe water restrictions.
Residents have complained to the town hall but the authorities claim...

Society Thu, Jul 10, 2003

Waste watch

The Polytechnic College of Gandia (EPSG), the Collective Authority of la Safor, the Safor Federation of Business Associations and the Safor Association of Businessmen have all signed an agreement to carry out a plan of...

Society Thu, Jul 10, 2003

This way to La Nucía

In La Nucía this week a total of 32 street signs were installed at the entrances to the various urbanisations. This sign-posting will assist delivery people and visitors in the area to find their way. The panels...