Almerimar

For years the town hall has been trying to get Correos to set up a post office in Almerimar. Without success.

However I have read something on the Almerimar Vivelo Facebook page saying there might be a new service being set up in the tourist office in Almerimar. Correos have launched a package sending and pick up service called Citipaq. You can read about it here on the Correo site. With a more detailed website here in Spain.

I understand that the Junta Local for Almerimar is trying to get this service set up here in Almerimar. Fingers crossed it goes ahead.

Thanks to Shaun P who pointed out this post (in Spanish) by WIllem B on the Almerimar Vivelo Facebook page earlier today....

Here is a Google translation of the post that I have corrected a bit:

Attention to all: Last week I drove my car from Almerimar to El Ejido, passing many roundabouts. Halfway there I was stopped by the Civil Guard in an unmarked car. I did not use my indicator lights when leaving the roundabout. Virtually NO ONE does that. The fine was € 200.-, which is extremely high. So, everyone: be careful and use your indicator lights when you leave a roundabout!

Road To Darsena 1 On 18 March 2019

 I happened to be in the Darsena 1 part of town earlier today. While there I spotted there were some road works going on. It looks like some form of pipe is going to be installed under the road.

The other thing I noticed was the cafeteria and the bike hire shop. They have probably been there for ages. However they have not caught my eye before now.

I also spotted the for rent sign on what used to be Leo's. Not sure whether they have opened up in their new place yet. I guess I will have to wander round Darsena 3 and have a look sometime.

If you click on the image above you can see a bigger version of it.

PS Other news on the bar/restaurant merry-go-round. Looks like Chingon restaurant is now closed.

PPS I hear a rumour that La Plaza might be extending their kitchen or building a new one.

Almerimar Golf Fire 8 March 19

I understand that the garages were on fire earlier this evening in some of the blocks in the Almerimar Golf complex. Thanks to Brian D for some information.

By chance I happened to be in that part of town and took this photo earlier while the fire was happening.

Mossie Spraying In Almerimar - Late Feb 2019

I got the photo above from the Almerimar Junta Local Facebook page. As you can see it is the time of year where the council start spraying to try to reduce the number of mossies here.

Here is a Google translation of the text that was with the image (with the text tidied up a bit):

"Since February the fumigation works have started. During the first hours of the day the treatments are carried out. Mainly in roads and public streets.
We must all be involved in controlling this.
 
For this reason, please could we all pay attention to the main focuses:
✔️ Pools
✔️ Flowerpot plates.
✔️Drains from terraces, etc."
 
I remember that around this time last year the council was trying to get all urbanisations and owners in Almerimar to play their part in this work. The key is that we all have to get rid of areas of stagnant water.

Levante Park 

UPDATED: I assume this is the play area close to Espigon as they say it will be almost 1000 square metres.

I picked this up of the El Ejido Es Mi Prioridad Facebook page. The image above is from the page and there is a press release about the upcoming changes to the Levante park area of Almerimar here: https://elejido.es/…/Comun…/textos/190221_Junta_Gobierno.doc.

Read More for a Google translation of the press release.

New duplexes near D'Bar

I was wandering round Almerimar this morning taking some more photos for the then and now images on the Memorias de Almerimar Facebook page. At the same time I took a few photos of changes I have spotted.

The photo above is from close to the D'Bar. It is a view of part of the new duplex houses that are being built in that area.

New dentist - 14 February 2019

New dentist

As you can see from the photos above Almerimar is now a 2 dentist town. This new one is on the road from the golf course roundabout down to Mario's Bar.

It is a shame we are still a 0 post office town.

Garage in Porto Fino - 14 February 2019

The final photo is what looks like a new garage being built next door to the nursery in Porto Fino. At the moment I have no idea what it is going to be used for. I guess time will tell.

UPDATED 15/2/19 I have been told by a reader of the site, Michael B, that the new place in Porto Fino is going to be a garage and an office. For the council gardeners who look after the gardens in Almerimar.

Just to let people know that it looks like there is work going on with the water supply in the Calle Alcor area of Almerimar again today.

I understand that the supply is cut off from the Mirador de Golf area of Calle Alcor down towards the towers. It may be off in other areas as well but I am not sure.

Last Thursday I spotted some men from the water supply company working in the street when the water was off. They were near the part of the street close to where the 5th hole of the golf course comes close to the road. Over the road from the electricity substation.

If anyone spots people working in the street today please can you comment on the Almerimar Today Facebook page to let me know. Thanks.

UPDATED 14:40pm: It is back on again now. I think it was local to the Calle Alcor area as I saw some men working in the street close to the 5th hole of the golf course early this afternoon.

A few days ago I reported that there were going to be some improvements made to the water supply in the Balerma and Almerimar area.

Our water supply has been shut off since earlier this morning. I am not sure whether this is happening in the whole of Almerimar or just part of town.

Christmas Lights 2018

Christmas Lights 2018

Last night we were at the Italian restaurant in the square for the end of season dinner for the El Ejido Bowls Club. One of the topics of conversation was the quality of the Christmas lights this year.

The local council has done a good job of lighting up the town for Christmas. The photos above are from "the square". However a lot of other places in town also have good lighting as well. Mainly the roundabouts.

Just had the following message from Cristina G about voting in the local elections here in May 2019....

UPDATED 20/12/18 - Cristina has now confirmed that anyone who registers on the padrón has the right to vote.

"It seems we will still be able to vote in municipal elections here even if Brexit goes ahead. The elections will be in May 2019. To be eligible to vote you need to be registered on the municipal register (padrón) before 31 December 2018. It is advisable to check whether you are on the padrón before the end of this year."

I understand that this applies for all UK citizens who are resident here. Cristina is checking on the situation for people who own property here but are not resident in Spain. I will provide an update here about this once I have the information.

Out and About 28 Nov 18 - La Barbera

Earlier today I was in the Levante (east) part of town. Taking some now photos for the then and now pictures on the Memorias de Almerimar Facebook page. I walked along the promenade and then up to the D´Bar area.

I heard recently that La Barbera had closed. As I was walking past, there were some guys repainting the La Barbera building. I ask them if it was re-opening soon. They said that at the moment they were just tidying it up. Once that had been done they would be looking for some new tenants.

Out and About 28 Nov 18 - D´Bar

Next stop was the D'Bar area of town. As you can see preparations are underway for the re-opening of D'Bar later this week.

Out and About 28 Nov 18 - Behind D'Bar

Finally, Just behind D'Bar work continues on the new build properties there.

Just a quick word of warning. Be careful if you go walking in the nature reserve. Our friend Sharon was walking her dogs in the nature reserve over the weekend when she came face to face with a wild boar.

Luckily she managed to collect up her dogs and get away from the animal reasonably quickly.