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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.
La Ermita concert this Friday - 16th Mar 2016
This Friday the 'Duo Ramirez' will give a classical concert in one of the towns most beautiful buildings, La Ermita in Plaza de la Ermita. The brothers, who play guitar and flute, will perform a selection of music including pieces by Vivaldi, Scarlatti and Bach from 8pm onwards. If you'd like to attend the concert be sure to get there early as seating is very limited.
Local Karate kids take top spots - 15th Mar 2016
Nerja's GYM Nerja Karate team had a fantastic result at the Andalucian championship held in Priego de Cordoba last weekend with four first place finishes going to club members. Sofía Ortega, Ana Cabra, Daniel Bacas and Franco Rodríguez all reached the top spot in their various age and weight categories with two more club members Keyti Askhan and Juan Magaña also getting third place finishes. The success was particularly well timed with Andalucia team selectors currently making decisions on who will represent the region at the up coming national championships in Murcia on the 23rd and 24th of April.
Narixa cycle club enjoys weekend success - 9th Mar 2016
Last weekend the Málaga provincial mountain biking season began with success for the local Narixa team with the youngest club member Gael Florkin taking fifth spot in the first race of the youth series. The twelve year old cyclist started well, leading the race initially before slowly losing places as the race progressed, just missing out on fourth in the final stages. The fifth place means he's well in the running for the following four races though with hopes running high at the club that he can improve on the performance and finish the series in one of the top spots.
Provincial council funding for Nerja - 8th Mar 2016
The town hall announced today that it expects to gain access to new funds from the provincial council this tax year as part of a €24.4 million pot for use by all 103 municipalities of province. The funding comes thanks to a plan dedicated to financially sustainable investment primarily focused on infrastructure projects such as new parks and public spaces, road and sewage upgrades as well as protection for historic buildings. The amount of money each municipality receives is decided according to registered population meaning that Nerja with a population of between 20 and 25 thousand residents can expect to receive some €350,000 extra.
Equality march attracts the crowds - 7th Mar 2016
This years equality march which took place last Sunday registered over 450 participants according to Nerja councillor Patricia Gutiérrez Román. The event started in Plaza de España and attracted yet more people along the way from the various streets and alleyways until the circular route reached its starting point where participants could enjoy paella courtesy of Cafetería Hermes. The march which was organised by the "Women Always in Shape" association is part of a series of events celebrating equality which will continue until the 27th.
Sala Municipal exhibition - 3rd Mar 2016
Finish artist Marketta Mäkinen will be inaugurating a new exhibition of her work in the municipal exhibition hall tomorrow at 7pm. Marketta has studied art extensively in North America, completing a masters degree at the Cranbrook art academy in the USA. She centres her work around the environment with time, places and their history being important concepts in the varied pieces of art on display. Her exhibition will be open to the public until the 25th with both morning and evening viewings.
Consulate joins padrón push - 2nd Mar 2016
The British consulate in Málaga has added its voice to those of the numerous regional town halls in encouraging UK citizens and residents of other nationalities to register on the pádron of their local Ayuntamiento. Foreign residents are required to re-register every two years to confirm that they remain living in the area, thereby adding to the overall head count and funding of their local municipality. The Nerja council has warned that it could loose out on significant funds if foreign residents don't renew their details by the 31st of March. If you'd like to know if you should register you can check by sending an email to the foreigners department with your name and NIE to the following address email@example.com.
Good weekend for Nerja athletes - 1st Mar 2016
The Nerja athletics club once again enjoyed success over the weekend with medals and club records being broken in a variety of age groups. Pablo Oliva took part in the 50km speed walk as part of the Spanish National championship in Motril finishing fourth with a time of 4 hours and 31 seconds breaking the previous club record for the event by over 4 minutes. Juveniles were in competition in Antequera on Saturday and Sunday with 24 medals, 9 of which were golds, being awarded over two days of competition. Leaving the very youngest age categories to take part in competitions in Malaga and Carmona bringing in yet more medal place finishes with 14 being added to the weekends already impressive total.