Almerimar

In an article I wrote the other day I mentioned that I thought that having a national budget in Spain might help local projects.

The article here on the Ideal site confirms that local government has requested funding for 6 projects. Valued at a total of around 22 million euros.

I guess we will have to wait and see what funding gets approved.

Read More for a Google translation of the article.

NightmareDownTheHill18Nov2020

Watch out when you are driving down the hill in to Almerimar today. It is a nightmare according to Jacqui.

The roadworks in Calle Alcor appear to have now moved to "the hill". With a queue of traffic trying to enter Almerimar.

Hopefully the new drains will be put in and covered up pretty quickly.

Plus the police were doing checks on all drivers entering Almerimar. At the Velas Blancas roundabout. I guess that part of it is a good thing!

It appears that there is some new drainage being installed in Calle Alcor at the moment.

The workmen started at the Velas Blancas roundabout and are slowly working their way along from there. At present the roadworks are in front of the first and second blocks of houses in La Ladera. With still some way to go until it reaches the main entrance into the urbanisation.

It is single lane traffic in both directions on the other side of part of Calle Alcor. At one point there were manually operated traffic lights in place. However at the moment you just have to wait and be careful when you go through.

I think that based on the progress so far this disruption will be there for some time. So worth trying to avoid the area if possible. Particularly at peak times.

409 Junction Remodelling

The article here on the council website has details of them chasing up on the proposed changes to the motorway junctions at 409 and 411km.

You can see a bit more detail about the proposed changes in the image above. If you click on it you can see a bigger version of the image.

Read More for a Google translation of the article.

Sports Bar September 2020

As promised, here is a photo of the new sports bar and gambling place that has replaced Minimal. On the corner of the roundabout on the way in to the golf car park.

Last night, the closest football team to us, CD El Ejido 2012, gained promotion to La Liga 2 B. This is a set of leagues that are two levels below the highest football league in Spain (La Liga).

They had a 1-1 draw with Real Jaën. Then gained promotion as they finished higher in the league table.

In other local football news. We now know that Almería will be playing Girona in the play-offs for promotion to La Liga. The other play-off is between Zaragoza and Elche. Fingers crossed the Almería does the business.

UPDATED: Wednesday 3 June 2020 - 14:30 Water back on for us a couple of hours ago. With the pressure building slowly. Thanks goodness.

UPDATED: Wednesday 3 June 2020 - 08:30 I understand that most of Almerimar is OK now according to the council. However higher places in town still do not have water. As the pressure has not built back up again enough. So still problems all along Calle Alcor at the moment.

 

I understand that the water is cut off in the whole of Almerimar today - Tuesday 2 June 2020.

I also understand that the hope is that the issue will be resolved later today.

I have been really busy recently so have not had time to publish much on here. Today, for logistical reasons, I had to drop out of playing Friday golf. So I have found a little spare time to search for stories.

The article here on the Ideal site has some info about future archaeology stuff being orgainsed by the council. For when things return to normal around here.

Read More for a Google translation of the article.

Council Events Ticket Purchase Machine

Earlier this week I was in the tourist/town hall office renewing our empadronamiento. This getting your name on the census of people with property or who live locally. Apparently, you are supposed to renew this every 5 years. You should also renew it in between times iof you change your passport.

While there I spotted the machine in the photo above. It allows you to buy tickets for events organised by the council. It should be good for the concerts at the castle in the summer. Plus things taking place at the theatre in El Ejido.

Earlier today I received the following message from the producer of A Place In The Sun:

"We are looking for an expat who has a motorbike OR an expat who has a boat to come on TV and offer advice tips etc. Filming takes no more than an hour and will be somewhere in the proximity of Adra or thereabouts for A Place in the Sun,"

The filming would take place sometime next week I believe.

If you are interested please get in touch.