My email jiminysimpson@gmail.com

My email jiminysimpson@gmail.com

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Spanish Classes

Jose Manuel (on the extreme right) opened the registration and admin for the new Spanish Classes to be held in the village hall in Los Llanos Del Peral.

A good number have signed put and I hope they all benefit from them.



Monday, June 29, 2015

Busy Busy.

Well our new administration is now formally in place and we have our specific roles. It seems that Luis Diaz Garcia (Alcalde) is determined to manage his councillors by allowing them to take responsibility for their own budgets and departments. Mine include the Police, Civil Protection, Emergency Planning, British Community, Integration and the 3rd Age. So I think I am going to have my hands full.

One area which I am trying to tackle first is our english speaking help desk. We now have in place two persons, Jose Manuel and Andreas. So we now have double the available bilingual speakers to assist our community. I will draw up a proper job description for Jose but basically what we want to achieve is a help desk which if not 100% available, then at least the vast majority of the time, to attend to you. For example if you wish to speak to someone in English you will have Andreas as first option, Jose as back up and me in emergencies! Additionally Jose has been tasked with organising and delivering the Spanish language lessons, which start with the registration etc this Wednesday.

As decisions are made I will communicate them through here.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Rubbish Disposal

Just lately I have received many complaints about the illegal dumping of rubbish including builders waste, dog excrement, packaging, and even glass into parts of the countryside.

It is illegal to dump such waste into the countryside and can be enforced and the perpetrators can be denounced and fined. The system for removing rubbish here, I think, is very efficient, the basuras have plenty of space in them for most reasonable disposals. If you have large items remember that they can be left b the sides of the asuras prior to the 12th and 27th of each month for removal.

So there is no real justification for spoiling the countryside. 

Friday, June 26, 2015

La Alfoquia Fiesta Spanish Classes update

Just advance warning that the La Alfoquia fiesta will be held on the weekend 16th to 19th July. There will be a foam party day on either Saturday or Sunday. I will publish the full agenda when it is agreed.

We have now had at least 20 applications. Jose will be at the village hall on Wednesday at 10.0am. The first day will be just to assess numbers and plan the best way forward and class sizes, dates and times to suit as many as possible etc. 

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Evening Walk

On Saturday 4th of July, Zurgena will host the provincial circuit of routes and trails 2015 DiputaciĆ³n, this year as a novelty, our path is in the category of trails of full moon, so that the time of Departure will be 19:00.
The meeting point will be the railway station, where you will get a brief explanation about the path that it is going to be taken, from there in cars, we will go up to the church of Llanos del Peral, from where we will begin the route (10 Km). To conclude, those who so wish, can enjoy a dinner at the the pool bar.

The registrations must be carried out on the website of diputaciĆ³n, by clicking on this link:
http://rutasysenderosdealmeria.es/ver/zurgena---127/ 

From our city we encourage you to participate in this healthy activity!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Summer Library Hours

Due to having to spread the TH employees over more facilities during the summer months the library will only be open between 1000 x 1230 Monday Wednesday and Friday.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Election of Deputy for our area

Today the councillors from Zurgena attended at the Courts in Huercal Overa to vote for our representative for the Delegation in Almeria.

I went with Luis, Lola, Noelia, and Fran. I met most of the mayors of the Mancomunidad together with their councillors. There was only one candidate standing Juan Anthonio and his supplente was Paco from Albanchez.

We are to have a plan on Thursday evening at which we will all formally be given our roles for the coming period of administration. I will publish them when they have been formally accepted.