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Dangerous animals require municipal license - 15th Apr 2016
Nerja's local police chief has announced that owners of breeds of dogs considered to be potentially dangerous will soon require a municipal license to walk their pets in public areas. Owners of dogs with a particularly muscular build such as Pit bull terriers, Staffordshire bull terriers and Rottweilers amongst other breeds will require a license for each dog and be expected to be able to present the document upon request whilst in public areas. He also added that such pets will be expected to be muzzled and on the lead at all times.
Residents day returns this Sunday - 13th Apr 2016
This weekend the many foreign residents of the municipality will put their hobbies, customs and cuisine on display with Residents Day 2016 getting underway on Sunday at midday. Jorge Bravo Gallardo, foreign residents councillor, encourages everyone to go along to Plaza de España to get to know first hand some of the traditions, culture and gastronomy of the varied foreign influences on Nerja and maybe catch one of the stage performances too. This year the event will include 42 different stalls with the event finishing (officially at least) at 5pm.
Four in a row for Nerja runner - 11th Apr 2016
Last weekend brought over 7,500 runners to the streets of Málaga with the city's annual half marathon taking place on Sunday. The race, which was in its 26 edition, started on the western side of the city near the Martin Carpena stadium and continued along the coast, around the port and historical centre of the city before returning to its starting point. Abdelhadi el Mouaziz of the Nerja athletics club won the male event in a time of 1 hour 5 minutes and 59 seconds, an impressive achievement given this is the fourth consecutive year that the athlete has won the race.
Bikers lunch in Torrox Costa - 8th Apr 2016
This weekend will see another impressive gathering of motorcycles in Torrox Costa with enthusiasts from all over the province coming to a Sunday gathering organised by the Ruta 340 bikers shop. For a €10 attendants get food and beer, a free t-shirt and ticket for the events raffle as well as enjoying live music by "A Little Less" and the company of fellow motorcycle enthusiasts. The organisers have also collaborated with local charities encouraging locals and visitors to bring along dog food for Podencos and APA Nerja, both of which do much valued work rescuing abandoned pets with free beer for those that donate!
Police receive new vehicle - 5th Apr 2016
Today the local police took possession of a new vehicle from the Director General de Trafico, the government body that is responsible for the Spanish transport network. The car was delivered by Trinidad Hernández, provincial head of the traffic authority in Málaga and comes equipped with radar scanners to catch speeding motorists as well as road side breathalyser testers. The car was officially received by local police chief Miguel Ángel García Cortés and Nerja councillor Cristina Fernández Pinto.
Spring festival 2016 - 4th Apr 2016
The youth department of the town hall has announced that the 4th edition of the increasingly popular Spring Party will be held on Saturday the 23rd of April from 1pm until 11pm. The party, which is organised in conjunction with the various bars and establishments of Plaza Tutti Frutti, will have live music from 'Al Aire Libre', resident DJ's from the nearby bars and free paella for those that attend!
Easter week attracts visitors - 1st Apr 2016
The town hall has released figures today showing that hotel occupancy in the municipality over the Easter period reached a high point of 95.77%. The average occupancy during the seven day period was 90% with the most popular hotels and hostels recording an impressive 95% rate over the same period. Although the figures during this period often reach such heights this year stands out as particularly encouraging with the Semana Santa this year falling in march which has always tended to lead to sub 90% figures.
Light and Colour on display in new exhibition - 29th Mar 2016
Lola and Ana Garcés opened a joint exhibition of their work in the town today at the Sala Municipal in Calle Almirante Ferrándiz. The exhibition, which is called 'Formas, Luz y Color' will be open until the 17th of April and feature two different disciplines with Lola presenting a collection of paintings from her 30 years as a developing artist while Ana displays a number of decorative lamps created with a wide range of materials to create different reflections and projections of colour. If you're interested in taking a look you can go along between 11:30 and 2pm and again from 6pm until 9:30.
Outdoor meditation with Foro ACCE - 24th Mar 2016
In what is becoming a monthly event the Foro ACCE has organised another guided meditation session for the final Sunday of the month in the gardens of the Nerja Caves complex this weekend. The group, which embraces art, culture, science and spirituality, invites everybody interested to join them at 18:15 for the free activity. They recommend wearing loose clothing and bringing a floor mat and cushion.
Subterranean car park closed over Easter - 22nd Mar 2016
Burriana's subterranean parking facility is to be closed during the Easter period for improvements ahead of the busy summer months according to a council representative. The new facility, which has been open for just over a year, is to undergo upgrades to cope with deficiencies discovered during the winter months. Improvements to flood protection measures on the lowest level as well as security improvements for users and staff will be introduced as well as a an ADSL connection for card payments.
Town council show disapproval of refugee deal - 18th Mar 2016
A representative of the administration has announced that the European flag will be removed from the flag poles over the town hall arch near the Balcón de Europa in protest over the recently agreed upon deal between the EU and Turkey concerning the treatment of refugees entering Europe. The move comes at the suggestion of councillor Cristina Fernández Pinto of the Espacio Verde (EVA) political party as the council aims to raise awareness of the problem amongst the local population. The flag will remain absent until the 21st of March when it will be re-raised.
Sustainability plan approved - 17th Mar 2016
Following a meeting yesterday in the cultural centre, Nerja's sustainability forum have approved the contents of the municipality's action plan ready for submission to the town council for final approval. The document, which will provide a framework for the continuing development of the town, aims to balance local social, economic, urban and environmental issues to provide a fundamental reference over the coming years. The document, which is considered a basic tool in the sustainable development of the town, is available for all residents who are interested in the medium to long term future of Nerja.