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MijasNews

From 28th of October to 3rd of November 2011

Mijas Semanal

The oldest clock in Mijas village is being repaired It was originally installed in 1902 and cost 2,058 pesetas, i.e. 12,36 euros KM. Repair work has been started on the clock on the façade of the San Sebastián ermita in Mijas village. It was originally installed in 1902 and cost the municipal coffers 2,058 pesetas, i.e. 12,36 euros. The Government team wants to recover the tradition that the mijeños enjoyed every year, eating grapes to the chimes of the clock. The oldest clock of Mijas village is being repaired after nearly two years of being out of action. Residents and visitors can now look forward to their traditional celebration on the last evening of the year.

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MUNICIPAL

The Junta supports the process of regularization of housing undertaken by the Government team KM. The Ministry for Public Works and Housing of the Junta de Andalucía has endorsed the process of regularization of housing thanks to the initiatives undertaken by the Government team of the Mijas Town Hall, as noted in the press conference given by the Councillor for Urbanism, Manuel Navarro. Last Tuesday, the Councillor held separate meetings in Seville with the Director-General of Inspection of the Ministry for Public Works and Housing, Rosa Urioste, and the Secretary General for Land, Gloria Vega, regarding support from the Junta for the regularisation process, which was described by both regional partners as “a reference in the community by the approach taken to initiate the procedure of legalization” and describes it as “political courage” and “a reference in Andalusia”. Councillor Manuel Navarro added that this is why “they have opened up all the doors to us” in order to complete the course of legalization. He also stated that for more than 4 years we have been saying that not all homes can be regularised and residents will have to pay towards regularisation costs.

ROAD SAFETY

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Traffic redirected on the Coin road

Women’s Centre has attended 215 cases of Generic Violence during 2011

KM. The Traffic will be redirected on the Coín road to avoid the bottleneck at its entrances. Vehicles travelling on the A-7053-bound for Fuengirola or Las Lagunas will be redirected to the Avenida de Andalucía. This diversion avoids the continuous traffic jam on the two roundabouts located on both sides of the A7 motorway, by the height of the McDonald fast food restaurant. Thus, vehicles travelling on the A-7053, the carretera de Coín, and dealing with the access to Las Lagunas or Fuengirola will be redirected to the plaza de las victimas del terrorismo by the cerro de las mentiras to the avenida de Andalucía. From this point, motorists can access Fuengirola using Avda. Carmen Saenz de Tejada. The Government team is convinced that this reorganization will be an important improvement for road traffic in the area and has complained that the Ministry for Development has not executed announced actions to increase the ease for vehicles from the freeway and to ensure road safety.

FRD. The Women’s Centre of Mijas has attended to, since the beginning of this year a total of 215 cases of generic violence, according to a statement made at the Monitoring Commission for Generic Violence meeting. This commission is the first of its kind to be celebrated in the municipality in 2011. Present at the meeting were not only representatives of the municipality but that of the Civil Guard Police, National Police, Local Police, Andalucian Health Service, The Andalucian Women’s Institute, the Employment Department of Andalucia as well as representatives of the Spanish Judicial system. These 215 cases are a tremendous increase compared to last years figures; where only 84 women were attended to at the Women’s Centre throughout the whole of 2010. During the meeting of the Monitoring Commission of Generic Violence all the procedures carried out by the Women’s Centre to support and protect female victims from violence, were analysed, as well as the functioning of relationships between the different administrations. The Councillor for Equality of the Mijas Town Hall Silvia Martin expressed her satisfaction for “the great work” carried out by

TOURISM

the municipal staff, “the high level of collaboration and coordination” between the Women’s Centre and the rest of the institutions and public departments that take part in cases of family violence. “This has been the first meeting of the Commission that has been celebrated this year in Mijas, a very positive experience, where all the efforts of the different administrations were highly valued, especially that of the Mijas Town Hall, who give solutions to female victims of violence.” One of the conclusions of this meeting is the necessity of Mijas joining the protocol of the Bodies and Forces of the State Security in matters of Generic Violence, to which 22 municipalities of the province are registered. The Councillor for Equality states that in joining this protocol our Local Police will get better training in matters of this type of violence. Furthermore the Women’s Centre of Mijas will be able to offer more help to victims of ill treatment and victims will have more possibilities for training, through workshops, courses; for personal promotion, self esteem, and training to obtain work.

MUNICIPAL SERVICES

Golf Valley to be restored

Free bus to cemetery

KM. The Mijas Town Hall wants to recover the ‘Golf Valley’ brand and enhance this type of tourist attraction. Recently the Mayor of Mijas, Angel Nozal met with representatives from the 13 golf courses in the municipality to hear their proposals and consider improvements. Three main issues were put on the table. Boosting the ‘Golf Valley’ brand, promoting golf tourism and improving security on the golf courses. To do this, it is essential to combine efforts between the Administration and

KM. A free shuttle service will be available between Mijas village and the cemetery on the 31st of October and the 1st of November, all Saints Day. The minibus will make this journey much easier for people and will be in operation on the 31st of October, between 3pm and 7pm, and on November the 1st from 9.30am to 2pm and from 3pm until 7pm. The shuttle will depart from the BP petrol station located in Mijas village accessing the A-387 and will make stops at

the golf clubs. One of the projects envisaged is to improve signage for all golf courses. The Council also requests greater involvement from the golf clubs in the tourist promotion of Mijas and in terms of security. Two major problems have arisen in this area and therefore the aim is to reduce theft on the golf courses and seek a solution to the damage caused by wild boar. They also intend to increase the tourist visit in this sector, which traditionally, has a high purchasing power.

the Plaza de la Paz, Folk-Museum and Bar el Niño before heading for the cemetery. The cemetery is open until the 2nd of November between the 9am to 2pm and 3pm to 6pm, while Saturday the 29th and Sunday the 30th of October will be between 8am and 1pm. There will also be a free transport service on the 31st of October and the 1st of November, which will link the Miramar Shopping Centre and the San Cayetano park cemetery.

Mijas Semanal Nº450 Del 27 de octubre al 3 de noviembre  
Mijas Semanal Nº450 Del 27 de octubre al 3 de noviembre  

La información de la semana en nuestro municipio

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