My email jiminysimpson@gmail.com

My email jiminysimpson@gmail.com

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Los Llanos del Peral Pozo

In an effort to assist the residents of the area of Los Llanos del Peral (where their waste is going into the pozo to the east of Avenida Poetas)  I have arranged to hold a meeting so that all those affected can hear the options available and the likely costs. I appreciate that this is not a Town Hall issue but one where we need to provide help to the residents to reach some sort of way forward.

We will hold a meeting in the village hall at Los Llanos Del Peral at 12 noon on Wednesday 5th October. I will bring our councillor for Public Works along with me and we can discuss the problem. 

Friday, September 23, 2016

Spanish Classes

We are going to try with the free Spanish Beginners classes again with Jose Manuel in the church hall at Los Llanos del Peral starting from Tuesday 4th October at 0915am. If there is sufficient interest he will continue with them as long as they are wanted but, if insufficient numbers, it may be uneconomic. I will leave it to Jose to determine if there are sufficient numbers.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Almeria Trip

I now have confirmation of the next trip which is organised by the Town Hall on behalf of the Diputacion.

It is on Thursday 20th October and leaves Zurgena at 0845 arriving Almeria at 1000. At 1030 the tour visits the Alcazaba and at 1230 the Refugios (which, for those who do not know, are the underground installations used by the residents of Almeria during the bombing in the Civil War). At 2.0pm lunch is taken and at 4.0pm a visit to the Historical Houses before returning to Zurgena at 6.0pm. The price is €12 per person. There are limited places so if this trip interest you please let me or the Town Hall know together with your NIE number asap.

Bad News - Los Llanos del Peral Communal Pozo Update

Following an inspection it appears that the ground around this pozo is saturated and the only course to remedy this situation being suggested is the installation of another pozo. The Councillor for Public Works can obtain a quote for that or the residents can if they wish.

Our application for the funding (a total of €80,000) to install a connection from this area to the main sewerage pipe has been turned down for this year. The reason the Junta gave for turning it down was they said that this was creating a new urban area. We did argue with them as we maintain it is not a new area, and it is included in our PGOU but they are adamant.

UPDATE

Sorry. To clarify I made the mistake of thinking that once our application had been submitted and accepted by the Diputacion that it was approved, but, when the official response comeback they had refused 3 out of our 9 applications, including the one.

Some of the residents have suggested that our assessment of the problem may still be faulty and that they wish to ensure that they have all the correct facts and are considering commissioning an expert to look at the problem. We are happy to support whatever course of action the residents wish to take and will help where we can.


Jose´s Spanish Classes

We are wondering whether it is worthwhile recommencing the Spanish Language classes at Los Llanos Del Peral village hall like we did last year.

These would be for one hour duration Monday and Tuesday morning at 0915. If we have sufficient interest we will restart them. Just let me know.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Meeting & Possible Fun Day

Last night we held a lengthy meeting (8.0pm until 10.40pm) discussing amongst other things our application within the Provincial plans and those we were successful in and those we had had rejected.  Out of 9 we had applied for  6 were approved and 3 rejected. Our Councillor for Public Works is going to return to Almeria to see if he can convince them to approve more. I will post once we have confirmation of what has been successful.

One a lighter note;

A FUN DAY WITH A DIFFERENCE. 

HAVE YOU EVER FANCIED YOURSELF AS A BULLFIGHTER? NOW DON´T SWITCH OFF AT THIS STAGE - BEAR WITH! 

THERE ARE A NUMBER OF ACTIVITIES WITH ANIMALS WHICH ARE NOT CRUEL OR HARMFUL AND THE PROPOSED ACTIVITY IS ONE SUCH. I HAVE PREVIOUSLY ENJOYED SOMETHING SIMILAR IN HUERCAL OVERA, WHERE ACROBATS JUMPED OVER FULL GROWN BULLS, BUT THIS IS NOT QUITE THAT EXCITING!  

THE IDEA IS THAT WE GO BY COACH (PICK UPS IN LOCAL AREAS from 1200) THE SHORT DISTANCE TO SANTOPETAR WHERE THERE IS A SMALL BULLRING. THERE, THOSE WHO WISH TO, CAN TAKE TURNS AT ENTERING THE BULLRING AND DODGING THE CALVES LIKE A REAL BULLFIGHTER. THE CALVES ARE NOT HARMED OR TIRED IN ANY WAY. THROUGHOUT THE AFTERNOON THERE WILL BE PLENTY OF PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES TO CAPTURE YOUR HUSBAND, WIFE OR FRIEND SHOWING HIS OR HER PROWESS! 

PAELLA, JAMON, CHEESES ETC WILL BE PROVIDED AND A FREE BAR WILL BE OPEN FOR THE DURATION. 

THE DAY WOULD END ABOUT 6.0PM THE COST OF THE BUS, FOOD, DRINK AND FUN IS €30 OR LESS. BEFORE WE CONFIRM THE EVENT WE NEED TO KNOW THAT WE HAVE SUFFICIENT INTEREST. SO IF THIS INTERESTS YOU PLEASE LET US KNOW BEFORE 30TH SEPTEMBER EITHER 

CALL 610194260 OR EMAIL JIMSZURGENA@GMAIL.COM

Monday, September 19, 2016

Harmony Community Fair and Show

Harmony Community Fair & Show will take place on Saturday 22nd October 2016 at the Renfe Complex in La Alfoquia.We will be open to the public from 11.30 until 16.30 with plenty to appeal to everyone.

Lots of classes to enter including vegetables, floristry, baking, needle and papercraft plus children's classes too! Doors are open for entrants at 8.00 and judging will take place at 10.30. Entry forms are available from:

C.A.T. Services - La Alforquia
Total Entertainment - Albox and Arboleas
Tel: 627 635 514  

Plenty to see and do throughout the day with Live Music performances organised by Dave Sharp,Quilt Exhibition, Dog Show, Line dancing, Amigos Classic car Club, Bar, Hog Roast, Revels Eatery, Ice-Cream Van, many Craft Stalls, Games, Raffles, Tombola's plus the Show.

ALL MONIES RAISED WILL GO TO HARMONY COMMUNITY SUPPORT.