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Thursday, August 6, 2015

Bowling Green

Just a further short post today.

The Bowling Green has now finally become the property of the Town Hall the Junta attended on Tuesday with the contractors and signed it over to us. So we can now use it!

Further to that, and for the purposes of transparency and openness, I can inform you that the steering group established at the meeting last month are in the process of obtaining the necessary registration with a view to negotiating with the Town Hall to be the body to manage the green going forward. I do have to mention that, whilst this is a good option for the village the process is open to anyone who wishes to be considered as the managing company or individual. If anyone is interested then please contact me.

I am now on holiday until the 4th September however, I will monitor my emails and respond if needed although probably not as quickly as usual.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015


I am trying to clear my desk of outstanding issues as I start my holiday later this week. The list is going down surprisingly well!

We are hopeful that the Bowling Green will finally be handed over to the Town Hall today, once the Diputacion representative has checked it over with the contractors.

Most of the other outstanding issues are either being attended to or are waiting something.

From this Friday, until the start of September, Jose and or Andreas will be working and can help with most things. I will also monitor my emails and respond if needed.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Sunday 2nd August

Just a couple of small bits of progress this week to report.

The work has commenced on the upgrade to the water pipe for the area of Calle Nervion.

The new sink has been fitted to the back room at the church hall in Los Llanos.

Also there has been discussions about the new road layout for Los Carasoles but I do not know if, or when, that will get approval. When I find out I will post.

Friday, July 31, 2015

Bowling Green

We recently had a meeting in the Town Hall with the secretary with a view to progressing the hand over of the bowling green to a maintenance/management organisation. I am pleased to say that the feeling of those involved, in the TH, was that we should try and have local people, who want to use the facility, to be the ones to manage it. So a process has been agreed to try and make this happen. It is too early to say with any certainty but the TH do want this to be the way forward rather than a 3rd party organisation from outside the area. There is already a steering group for the green and they are now in the process of obtaining the necessary documentation to enable them to open discussions with the TH with a view to managing it. So hopefully within a month or two and if all parties are agreeable we could have local people in control of the green.

Selling or Scrapping a Car in Spain

To help people avoid any issues when selling or getting rid of a motor vehicle I have outlined below the procedures that follow relative the the Town Hall. If you do not follow this advice the car will remain in your name and any fines taxes etc will be enforceable on the registered owner.

A. If the there is to be a change of ownership the car papers have to be presented in the Guardia Civil Trafico in Almeria (or done through a gestoría). Thereafterwards the Guardia Civil will comunícate the changes to the Diputación of Almeria and the Diputación will send to the local town hall the official list with the changes that must be done to the vehicles registered in Zurgena.
B. If the car is being scraped (scrapyard), it has to be done through an official scrapyard named by the regional authoreties (junta de andalucia....), the car details and the communication from the scrapyard will be sent to the Guardia Civil Trafico in Almeria (it is up to the scrapyard to do the paperwork), afterwards the Guardia Civil will comunícate the changes to the Diputación of Almeria and the Diputación will send to the town hall the official list with the changes that must be done to the vehicles registered in Zurgena. 
Normally when someone sales or scraps a car and comes into the town hall we tell them:
If the paper is from the scrapyard they are told to save the paper because the TH cannot make any changes until they have been sent or supplied with the list from the Diputación. If there is a mistake in the list sent to us (sometimes it happens) the person will come in with the paper from the scrapyard and the TH can fix the mistake. thats why I tell everybody to save that paper. The TH cannot act until that paper is received.

If the car has been sold to some one else then there is no paper issued that the TH need to see, as the car changes are done directly in the Guardia Civil Trafico or through a Gestoria.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Thursday 30th July

We have a problem with Buzon No 2 opposite La Vida. The lock has completely broken and the boxes are insecure. I have removed the post and will deliver to those who have any. I have arranged for a local locksmith to attend asap but probably not until pm tomorrow.

We have a Pleno tonight but I do not think anything exciting.

Had meetings this morning with bar owners in La Alfoquia regarding the complaints about noise etc and hopefully this will resolve the issue.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Integration Day

This weekend the 5th Annual Integration Fiesta takes place in the area of the Pool Bar. The programme is as below.