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Community/Public Services news & information for Spain

Society Fri, Aug 22, 2003

Tights stretch Calpe sewage team

Drains leading down to the Arenal-Bol beach in Calpe were flooded with sewage last week, just hours after the councillor for beaches guaranteed this would not happen unless the town suffered further prolonged power cuts...

Alicante water restrictions
Society Fri, Aug 22, 2003

Alicante water restrictions

Two months after water restrictions were agreed with the regional Mancomunidad de Taibilla water authority, Alicante council has decided to restrict the use of drinking water for sluicing down streets and watering...

Flood alert
Society Fri, Aug 22, 2003

Flood alert

Floods, storms, hailstones and gale-force winds will hit the Valencian Community.According to weather experts, the exceptionally hot summer means there will be a dramatic drop in temperatures at any moment. This will...

Reggae party row
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...

Pool safety alert
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...

Foreign children in the welfare system
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

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 forming...

Benidorm beach problems
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 lifts,...

Demo in Les Deveses
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...

Xàbia council helps foreigners
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...

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