My email jiminysimpson@gmail.com

My email jiminysimpson@gmail.com

Monday, January 23, 2017

Budget Setting & Health Application

Last Wednesday evening at 8.0pm we had a 2 hour meeting to discuss our plans for each areas´ budgets for 2017.  Each councillor presented their ideas and costings to the meeting and each intention was recorded and compared to the previous years budgets. There will now be a meeting between the Secretary and the Mayor to drill down into the figures and consider all budgets with a view to seeing which can be approved.

These budgets of course do not include the major road and infrastructure ideas which are subject of separate budgets agreed with the Junta de Andalucia.

Second point is there is a new Mobile Phone application for matters connected with health. Some of you may already use the juntadeandalucia.es website to make doctors appointments etc but this new app makes things even easier. The application is available for download from the Google Play Store or the Apple Store.

The application is called ´Salud Response´ and has been commissioned by the Junta de Andalucia.

The site is in Spanish but it is very easy to use. I have just registered using my Health number and NIE number and checked my upcoming appointments. The functionality provides for making and amending appointments but there is much more to the app than that. If you decide to download it please let me know as I will try and see if we can get an english language version if sufficient interest.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Events 2017

We are trying to set up a regular monthly events throughout the year with a mixture of trips, cultural events and walks. I hope to have the programme or most of it ready by the end of this month.

In the meantime and due to time constraints our first event will be a hike around Aqua Arriba on Saturday the 28th January starting at 11,.0am and just consisting of a hike about 8kms (5 miles) and maybe end with a drink in a bat in Zurgena.

If the walk interests you please let me know so we have some idea of numbers.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Theatre Event & St Patricks Day private trip

There is to be a show at the Renfe Building in La Alfoquia this coming Saturday night.
Details below if interested please contact the numbers below or call into the Town Hall.




I have also been asked to mention a trip to Benidorm which a private company is putting on for St Patricks Day 11th to the 18th March pick up locally 7 nights in the 4 star Hotel Marina with entertainment nightly  for a price of €320 full board or €300 half board.If anyone is interested I have the flyers on my desk o you can contact rosie@viajescemo.com 950627019

Monday, January 9, 2017

Fiestas 2017

One thing I have been asked to convey and that is the dates for the Fiestas for 2017. Now in the normal course of events things in Spain are planned at the last minute however with Fiestas there is plenty of planning and the dates were agreed in Pleno in November last.

 The Town Hall fiesta holiday dates are Monday July 17th and Thursday August 31st therefore the fiesta weekends will be the15th, 16th, 17th July and 31st August, 1st, 2nd, 3rd September. 

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Three Kings Procession

Today as you all know is the Day of the Three Kings and following previous years the procession will be starting from the Town Hall of Zurgena at 6.0pm and follow the route as shown in the map below.





Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Earthquake advice

Back in harness although it will be slow the first week or two of the New Year. We are agreeing our budgets for 2017 over the next week. Will update once they are agreed.

In view of the earthquake last night I thought it opportune to reprint this advice from California.

Be Prepared: Before, During and After an Earthquake

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Christmas Holidays

Just finished work today for the holidays. I feel ready for a break especially when the Pleno meeting last night went on from 8.0pm until 11.30pm!!!

I am off until the 3rd January but will monitor my emails and if you have anything urgent please contact Jose Manuel on 687531499. I have also passed all my outstanding issues to him to monitor on my behalf.

Christmas wishes to all and hopes for a speedy resolution of our PGOU in 2017!