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Firstly we are receiving more reports of people fly tipping on the spare land between the pool bar and the motorway. This is not an area where dumping is permitted and people can be prosecuted for this. I am hoping to get some signs erected but this is just so as many people as possible are aware.
Secondly if anyone is interested in a cleaner. There is a Spanish lady who lives in the El Rocio area who is looking for work and has worked as a cleaner. Her name is Maria Angeles Sanz and she charges €8 per hour. If you know anyone who wants a cleaner please get in touch and we can arrange to put her in touch.
Once more I have to draw attention to the problems being caused by feral dogs.
In the past week I have received a lot of complaints about stray dogs causing nuisance, dirt and disturbance to a couple of neighbourhoods. If the problems persist we may have to expend some of our limited financial resources to engage a company to come into the area and seize and destroy any strays.
It would appear that people are feeding these animals and by their actions are exacerbating the problems. Whilst it is not against the law to feed strays there can be unpleasant results, one of which is to attract wild boar, which we have plenty of in this area, and they can be very aggressive. The Town Hall requests that people only feed their own pet dogs.
Firstly we held the inaugural meeting to establish the Railway Association for Zurgena this morning at 10.0am in the Renfe. The attendance was a little disappointing but I had received apologies from quite a number who were in the UK or otherwise unable to attend. About 25 persons attended.
Maria Angela gave a commentary to a slide show of the area from the time the Railway was constructed and the history of the Englishman behind the supervision of it. Gustaf Gillman. It was a very informative and interesting explanation about the area and its early development.
After this part we asked for volunteers to ensure we get the association properly established, functioning and legal. I and Maria Angela would like to thank all who attended but especially the 5 volunteers who are to form the committee. These 5 people will be meeting in the next week or so to establish the committee and ensure proper process.
The volunteers are;
Daniel Mc Grory, David Greig, Mike Yendell, Lyn Yendell and Ray Gaskell. Our thanks to them.
I will circulate all those, who are supporting the Association, of this and keep them informed of developments as and when.
The next Town Hall trip is to the Archeological Enclave of Los Millares, north of Almeria on Saturday 12th May. The complex at this location was in use from end of the 4th millennium to the end of the 2nd millennium BC and supported in the region of 1,000 people. It was discovered in 1891.
The agenda for the day is as follows;
0800 Depart Zurgena
1000 Arrive Archeological Museum Los Millares
1230 Visit the ceramica de Alhabia
1600 Guided visit to the church of Alboduloy and the clock tower
1700 Visit the house of Peregrino and Interpretation Centre
1800 Depart for home.
The cost of the trip including guides, entrances, coach and lunch is €12. Places are limited and will be allocated as usual on first come first served.
Once again the Town Hall of Zurgena are thankful to the computer charity PiRDA for their generosity. After installing many computers in our schools and offices they returned to install another machine in the Civil Protection office and upgraded one in the Police office. Thanks to Christine and all at Pirda.