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news Seafront plans get the go ahead.
Facelift for local markets.
Local tax calendar.
Around the world in five days from Fuengirola THE 20th edition of the International Peoples’ Fair will be held in Fuengirola from April 30 to May 4. The local councillor for Tourism, Ignacio Souviron, said that this year the fair, which attracts up to a million visitors and is one of the town’s most popular events, will be more special than ever. The slogan is ‘Around the World in Five Days’ and visitors will get a taste of the customs, gastronomy and folklore of 33 countries from around, including newcomers Austria, Jamaica and Senegal. Spain will have a special role. The fair will be open from 1pm to 4am every day with the inauguration on April 30, a commemorative event on May 1, and the traditional parade of all participating countries on Saturday, May 3. Sponsors include San Miguel, Coca-Cola, Club la Costa, Solan de Cabras and the Andalucian Tourism Board.
The Feria Internacional de los Pueblos is a popular and colourful event. More than 500 direct jobs will be created, 500 artists will be in the city, and it is hoped that hotels will be fully booked. More information available on www.visitafuengirola.com. There will be a ‘Taste of Malaga’ stand, to promote local products at the entrance to the fairground where several businesses will
promote their honey, olive oil, wines, cakes, olives and cheeses. The stand will open 1pm to 10pm. There will also be an International Trade Fair with 75 stalls with food, leisure and fashion products.
Green light for fourth phase of the seafront AFTEr years of planning, the fourth phase of Fuengirola seafront promenade has finally been given the go-ahead by the central government. Work on the €4.2 million project is due to start after the summer and has been approved at a council meeting. The news was announced by the mayor, Esperanza oña, who reported that she had received a letter from the Environmental Ministry, which approved an agreement between the town hall and the government to go ahead with the work, which has been on hold for 10 years. The project has often met with the opposition of the local socialist party in this time. reformation works will be carried out between El Bote restaurant and the boundary with Benalmadena, which is an extension of 1,680 metres, in the Carvajal area. The project will make the area similar to the rest of the seafront, with the same lay-out, and traffic circulation and parking will be maintained. The town hall will put forward €600,000 which will be made back over approximately five years thanks to fees for authorizations for beach activities in that area, such as sun beds, beach restaurants and cooking facilities. These amounts are normally sent to the central government, but in this case, they won’t be. The central government will assign the contract for the work which the mayor said will improve the quality of life of local residents as well as attracting more visitors to the area. She said that she hoped everyone in Fuengirola would be pleased with the development.
Mayor Esperanza Oña shows the plans for the seafront promenade.
Smiling faces as the long wait is finally over.
Fuengirola Pop Weekend FuEngIroLA Pop Weekend will be held from July 17 to 19, and the lead acts are Paul Collins Beat and The Imperial Surfers. The seventh edition of the festival is supported by the town hall, with a donation of €1,000 and promotion via municipal media, to obtain crowdfunding to pay for the event. The councillor for Culture, rodrigo romero, said that the independent and alternative music festival is different from most events held in the town and attracts many visitors. The organiser, Antonio Sanchez, thanked the town hall for their collaboration and explained that they already have
The town hall is supporting the event with a donation. 80 patrons who have made contributions to the festival, most of them from outside Malaga Province. To find out more about how to collaborate,
visit www.fuengirolapop.com. There will be no tickets on sale and no invitations, as the festival is exclusively for and by its patrons.
This year, the festival will be held at PogS old Irish rock Bar and Disco Maxy, and will include the performances of Free Soul Band, Zombie Valentines, Briatore, Poorhouse rockers Soundsystems, Freddie DiLevi, Los Tsunamis, La granja, Fila India, goodfellows, Smoking Victims, Mawino, Betamax and Kurt Baker. There will also be guest DJs guillermod, Sabinillas Dancingmood, Carlito Brigante, Kike Canalla, Kurt Baker, Jomi Beat, Dani Peluso and Toni Fontana. There will be different styles of music, including Pop, rock, Powerpop, Punkpop, garage, Beat, Surf and Soul.
Facelift for local markets THe stalls at fuengirola’s Tuesday and sunday street markets have been given a facelift. The market held at the fairground on Tuesdays, with more than 530 stalls, will be called ‘Multicolor 1’ and all the stalls will have awnings of the same colour, as well as front panels in different colours with the name of fuengirola and providing information on the type of business and what they sell. The market on sunday in Calle Mendez nuñez, with 132 stalls, will be referred to as ‘Multicolor 2.’ The aim is to smarten up the markets and make them more attractive to both locals and visitors. The mayor, esperanza oña, and the councillor for occupation of the Public way, ignacio souviron, visited the Tuesday market to see how the stalls will now look. The Tuesday market in fuengirola is the biggest in andalucia and one which attracts the highest number of visitors. Traders at the market were given six months to change the appearance of their stalls. The front panel, which is removable and will only be used by traders when they are in fuengirola, is colour-coded, so stalls selling fruit
The market stalls will now all have a similar appearance. and vegetables have a green panel; those selling jewellery and gifts a yellow panel; clothes and household items, purple; antiques, orange; shoes and leather goods, blue; and those selling nuts and dried fruits will be magenta.
a panel explaining this will be placed at the entrance to the markets. The mayor said there are also plans for extra shading between stalls to make visiting the markets more pleasant in the hot summer months.
Ayuntamiento de Fuengirola ConcejalĂa de Residentes Extranjeros Councillorâ€™s Office for Foreign Residents www.fuengirola.org
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