Almerimar

Almerimar dropped curbs

Over the last few months there has been a lot of work taking place on the zebra crossings in Almerimar. Slowly, over time, all of the zebra crossings are being changed so they have dropped curbs and lightly cobbled pavements. This will make it easier for people in wheelchairs and blind people to cross at the crossings. Well done to the council for doing this work.

Hopefully the next step after this if there is money available will be the re-paving of the parts of Almerimar where the pavement is really bad.

 

I was up in El Ejido earlier today buying some light bulbs and booking a meal for later the week. On the way back to Almerimar I spotted a couple of bits of ground clearance work. They have been going on for a while now. However I have not idea what is going to happen on the land.

The first is at the roundabout close to Lidl just over the other side of the motorway. There is a lot of clearance work taking place on the land between Lidl and the motorway.

The second area is close the the roundabout with the Almerimar sign on it at the top of the hill. As you are driving towards the Almerimar sign from El Ejido there is a lot of clearance work going on to the right of the roundabout. At the top of the cliff overlooking Almerimar.

In both cases there are diggers and trucks working away clearing big boulders and flattening the land.

I guess we will have to wait and see what happens.

Earlier today representatives of the FGS committee met with Miguel, the golf hotel manager, who has recently taken on responsibility for managing the golf course. It was a very good meeting indeed.

You can see a bit more detail about this on the FGS website.

One other thing discussed briefly was the idea of news about the hotel being published on this site. Miguel is considering the idea of using this site as a way of providing information to people about things to do with the hotel. For example, it is likely that there will be a new restaurant opening in the hotel that may try to attract locals to use it as well as hotel guests.

Just a couple of messages from Christina G. Sorry for the delay in publishing. We went away for a long weekend.

A language academy in El Ejido is looking for a native speaking English person to teach English. The place is Centro Europeo and there phone number is 639 57 52 40.

Now that the busy summer season is over Christina is working with the council to help foreigners get help with access to council services. She was in the town hall office between 10:00 and 11:00am this morning to help provide translation services for anyone wishing to deal with issues they have with the council. This was the first of what is likely to become a regular service provided by Christina. (We should be able to give more notice of the service here in the future - the timing this first time was just bad luck as we were away and avoiding phones and computers for a lot of last weekend. So we did not get the opportunity to announce it in advance.)

Rain in Almerimar - 7 September 2015

You can see a lot more photos from the rain earlier today in the Gallery on the site. This is the 9th fairway close to the green.

Rain in Almerimar - 7 September 2015

This is the approach road to Darsena 1.

Tourist office open unofficially in Almerimar - August 2015

Earlier this afternoon I was driving to Mercadona to get the bottles for Friday golf and spotted that the tourist office doors were open. There was also a sign on the door showing the opening times.

I wandered in and had a quick chat with the guy working there.

The office is not open officially yet as they are still waiting for more furniture and display stands etc. However from today, Thursday 20 August 2015, it will be manned during the opening times in the photo above.

There is not much material in there yet. However the guy who spoke to me was very friendly and helpful.

The office is in Porto Fino, over the road from the golf course car park. There is no easy parking directly outside it as it is on a main road. So it is probably best to park in the golf car park if you want to pay a visit to the office.

Jacqui and I have been busy over the weekend so I have just noticed this article that was published on the Portal Ejido site last Friday.

Lets hope that Almerimar gets priority when fibre optic internet rolls out beyond El Ejido. Everyone must know that the internet service in Almerimar is creaking at the moment.

Read More for a Google translation of the article.

Read more: Green light for fibre optic internet in El Ejido

When I was driving past the new tourist office I noticed that there is some furniture in there now. I guess they might be getting around to open it reasonably soon.

We have received the following from one of our readers Eddie W...

"The Bahia Del Golf apartment complex is now owned (Except for a number of families who own their apartments) by Banco Popular.  I have been told that Sun Services have been closed down and the Bank will be starting work In December 2016 to completely bring the site back up to scratch with a community board etc.

Any information that any of your readers might have would also be appreciated."

Almerimar Junta Local Facebook page

A message from Christina G about information about local events this summer......

"What you can do, is inform your readers that if they want to check out the activities being provided by the Junta Local they can consult our Facebook page which is in English and Spanish and is Almerimar Junta Local."

You can access the page here even if you are not on Facebook.

One event I enjoy, 1001 gazpachos, is taking place tomorrow night. Sadly I am double booked.

It is a bit different here from when we used to live in London. Today there were two problems on the roads close to Almerimar.

The first one was on the dual carriageway coming down from the motorway. There was a traffic queue at one of the roundabouts because we had to wait for a herd of goats to go across the dual carriageway.

Then at the Velas Blancas roundabout the road down towards Mercadona was closed and you had to use Calle Alcor. It looked like this was because some gardeners were cutting the grass.

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