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Sunday, August 28, 2016

Zumba Fitness Classes Resume

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Thanks Again to the Church at Los Llanos Del Peral

Once again we have to thank the congregation of the church at Los Llanos del Peral for their generosity.

We have received another 12 large food parcels for the needy of the village and these will be distributed during Zurgena Fiesta week. 

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Waste Disposal

We tried to obtain permission to finance a few skips to receive and dispose of garden and building waste for our own municipality however, we discovered that we were too small to warrant the financial support for that so I am afraid we have to use the only one available which is the one at Arboleas. I was informed that this site was closed but have checked today and although closed on Wednesdays it is open 0900 x 1300 and 1700 x 1900 Monday Tuesday Thursday and Fridays. There is a small charge for builders and garden rubbish but it is very small.

The site has a website at punto limp arboleas

Almeria Trip

There are limited spaces available for a trip to Almeria on the 13th September.

The trip is organised by the Diputacion of Almeria Health department and the first place to visit will be a sports centre where the participants will have a gentle work out. They then go for some lunch before going on a tour of the Alcazaba in the afternoon.

The total cost of the trip including lunch and coach is €10. 

If interested please contact the Town Hall as soon as you can.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Zurgena Fiesta 2016 Programme

Please find below the programme for the Zurgena fiesta.

Friday 26th 

1300 Fair an Bar Pepe and in Park Gines Parra
1830 Bicycle Procession children and adults 
2000 Basketball 3x3
0030 Gala of Queen if the Fiesta and election of the Juvenile and Infant queens, Miss Sympathy Miss Tourism and Mister 2016
0100 Dance Party 

Saturday 27th 

1100 Games for infants below Library
1300 Fair Bar Pepe and Park Gines Parra
1700 Table Tennis tournament under the municipal library 
1800 Foam Party sports area by the rambla
0000 Dance Party with Orchestra and the Duo Azabache

Sunday 28th

1100 Infant workshop under the municipal library
1300 Fair Bar pepe and Park Gines Parra
1900 Horse Parade in the rambla.
0000 Performance by Santi Sanchez and Inhuman Friends
0130 Dance Party 

Monday 29th

1300 Fair Bar Pepe and Park Gines Parra
1800 Giant water slide 
2300 Kalafa Rock music

Tuesday 30th 

1300 Fair Bar Pepe and Park Gines Parra
1800 Cycle Route round Zurgena
Children day with attractions
2300 Performance by traditional Spanish singer Miguel Angel Maldonado
0030 Dance Party by Quartet Tucan

Wednesday 31st

0930 Free Churros with chocolate for the 3rd Age 
1300 Fair Bar Pepe and Park Gines Parra
1830 Procession in honour of our San Ramon Nonnato
0000 Dance Party with Orchestra Kaos 57

0200 Castle of Fire to end the fiesta

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Mobile Phone Application Update & Possible Computer Course

The mobile phone application for the town Hall in English is doing very well with an average of 10 new downloads each day. (can be downloaded for Android or Mac in the usual places any problems or if you are unsure please contact me).

We will increase the content over time but due to holidays little has been added lately. Remember there is the function to report issues, and/or forward photos of anything you think we should be aware of, through this medium.

The promotional video is being well received with a total of 1,140 views  so far and with feedback that suggests it is really helping to promote our area. We are not even pushing it yet, as we felt it better to wait until the PGOU is approved, and then really promote it.

I am aware that some people may have limited computer skills which may affect their ability to access some of our content and with this mind I am looking at holding small basic courses in english at the Town Hall to cover the use of the app, the web site and basic computer skills. If this is something you may be interested in please contact me at the usual email address and include what areas you would like some assistance in and we will endeavour to do that.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Sad News and Help

Firstly the sad news that our bi lingual helper in the Town Hall Andreas Bonillo (Andrew) has lost his father today. It was a sudden death but he had had health problems over the past few years.

Secondly a plea for accommodation. Does anyone know of a 2/3 bedroom villa available for rent at around €400 pm. We have family who have young children who need a place to rent fairly urgently. If you know of anywhere please contact me and I will pass the details on. The children go to school in La Alfoquia so it needs to be fairly local.

Kayak and Snorkel

There is limited spaces available on a trip to the Cabo de Gata on 4th September for residents to go for a kayak and snorkelling excursion. The cost is €12 for adults and €10 for children. Each adult has to be accompanied by 1 child.

If interested please reply by email to with your NIE, mobile telephone number and address please.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

San Ramon Nonnato. Zurgena Fiesta week

The Zurgena Fiesta week commences Saturday August 20th.

There is to be a Petanque Tournament at 0900 on Sunday 21st August on the Petanque court in Zurgena with the usual prizes Hams, Cheeses etc. If you are interested please contact the Town Hall or call 658821010.

There is also to be a domino tournament and registrations will be taken at the Bar Pepe or contact us. I have no further details yet regarding this but will post as soon as I find out.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Back from Holidays

Just returned from an extended holiday in the UK spending time with grandkids. Got home late last night so will be back in the office from tomorrow. Sorry but for obvious reasons I cannot give advance notice of when I am going away on holiday.

I will try and address any outstanding issues as and when but if you think I may have forgotten your issue please remind me.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Correos Problem

I have received this from Mike Foulkes regarding the delivery of mail through he Spanish Correos.

Can you put something on your blog about the correo office. I can't get round
to everybody and with no return address on it's impossible to know where
they come from
They have suddenly started NOT POSTING cards and letters which
have insufficient postage on them.

They keep them in the post office for a couple of weeks and heaven knows what
happens to them after that.

People buy stamps from the TABAC and assume that one stamp with the King's
head on it will see it safely through to its destination....NOT CORRECT

People who recently posted letters with one stamp on will be able to go to the correo office in Zurgena
where the cards are sitting and pay the excess to see it safely on its way or risk losing it.

Monday, August 1, 2016

Trapeze Show

The Town Hall have announced a Trapeze show in the Plaza del Olmo on the 5th August.