Centro Mar y Salud invites you to their OPEN HOUSE on Friday 14th June from 11:00 to 13:00. Meet the doctors and therapists and find out about all they have to offer. Centro Mar y Salud is celebrating its fifth anniversary. The centre is located on the Paseo Marítimo in El Morche/Torrox Costa and there is easy access and parking in front of the centre. www.centromarysalud.com
The IU has pushed through a motion to promote the ‘espeto de sardines’ as a tourist attraction, authorising the activity in each and every one of the catering establishment in the municipality, without exception, provided they meet certain requirements to be set down in a future ordinance. This was prompted by the intention of the minority PSOE government to reduce the number of authorised establishments to just a few. more
To commemorate World Environment Day, Torrox Council inaugurated a new waste recycling centre – punto limpio – in Llano de la Almazara. Various local dignitaries were on hand for the ceremony.
For the past few months the Council has been using two mobile recycling units but this new one will be permanent and located next to the municipal warehouse. The new facility will be for all manner of items from glass and oils to large domestic appliances.
The Council has created an urban garden of medicinal plants in the central Castillo area of the town, planting twenty examples of local flora. The plants, which will be changed each season, are suitably named in Spanish, German and English. Residents will be able to use the plants for making infusions or for gourmet recipes.
Torrox Council has approved a draft project for the construction of service stations on either side of the A-7 exit to the town. The Council has recently started reclassifying plots of land in the area to allow for construction projects.
A group of French students and teachers from Fontainebleau have been spending the past few weeks with families in Torrox as part of a cultural exchange project in conjunction with the IES Alfaguar. Students from Torrox will be travelling to France in July to improve their French language skills.
This Sunday evening sees the first dedicated soul night on Torrox Costa. The venue is La Casita bar (just off the front behind Safari)
If you are fed up with hearing the usual offering of soft rock and miss Northern soul, Motown, R&B, Philly and classic 70’s music come and meet like minded people. You can bring your own vynal or cd’s and choose what you want to hear.
Torrox Council is proposing to modify the PGOU (General Plan) to allow construction on both sides of the road connecting the A-7 with the N-340, between Barranco Plano and the coast. This area is currently classified as specially protected and cannot be developed, something the Council wants to see changed.
Torrox Council has decided to join ‘Earth Hour’ (Saturday from 20:30 to 21:30) with the implementation of measures to save on energy costs and is urging residents to join in as well as promoting responsible ebergy consumption habits throughout the year.
The Council has removed lighting from some streets in the municipality has replaced other existing lights wilth more efficient, less bright bulbs in an attempt to trim the municipal electricity bill by some €140,000 per year.
The Councillor for Employment, Lauren Salvatierra (PSOE), is proposing a new Employment Plan aimed at encouraging the hiring of employees and the creation of new businesses. more