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New exhibition opens in Calle Cristo - 25th Jun 2015
This Friday local artists Luis Santiago and Rodrigo Hernéndez will open a new exhibition of their creations in the Calle Cristo municipal hall. Their collection entitled "Unforgettable Souvenirs Inolvidables" is a satirical look at the world of politics and consumer culture laid out on both paper and canvas with a few other mediums thrown in for fun. If you'd like to take you a look you can do so both mornings and evenings.
Clean up for Nerja's Miradores - 23rd Jun 2015
In one of it's first acts the new Town Hall administration has announced a clean up of some of Nerja's lesser known Miradores. The vantage points of El Bendito and El Tajillo which overlook the beaches of Carabeillo and El Salón respectively, will receive a tidy up improving safety rails, the surrounding vegetation and removing graffiti. The spokesperson for the council José María Rivas remarked that these pretty corners of the town have been overlooked for years and are in dire need of attention.
Nerja represented at European games - 22nd Jun 2015
Any local beach volleyball fans would surely have been glued to the TV last week as local girl Angela Lobato stepped out to represent Spain at the European games held in Bakú, Azerbaijan. Lobato, along with her team mate Paula Soria started well in the competition not losing a single set in their first two matches. They later progressed to the quarter finals of the competition where they were beaten 2-0 by the Swiss team eventually coming fifth in the overall rankings.
Local elections bring change for Nerja - 19th Jun 2015
Rosa Arrabal is the new mayoress of Nerja following the signing of an agreement between her PSOE (socialist) party, Ciudadanos, Izquierda Unida and Espacio Verde-Podemos. The deal which means that Nerja now has a coalition council, brings to an end 20 years of Partido Popular control of the town hall with José Alberto Armijo as mayor since 1995. The agreement came three weeks after the local elections, which saw no one party receive an absolute majority. The new mayoress, a 45 year old lawyer, remarked that "Nerja was celebrating democracy. Nerja asked for change and now we have managed to achieve it".
San Juan beach rules laid out - 16th Jun 2015
With the night of San Juan fast approaching the town hall has set out to remind visitors and locals of the rules for those choosing to camp on the beaches during the celebrations. Last year wood containing metal objects such as nails and staples were burnt on the beach bonfires allowed during the festival leaving dangerous objects behind. Local officials are eager to stress that campers are not allowed to use any firewood that may contain such objects and remind everybody of the rules that should be observed during the period.
Nerja's beach investment continues - 11th Jun 2015
A town hall representative announced today that the investment into Nerja's beaches, associated services and equipment is set to continue in the coming weeks with funds now allocated for further improvements. The committee which represents the municipalities of the Axarquia region has made €120,000 available to the town council for the installation of beach pathways, showers and other typical beach facilities. It means that some 425m of wooden beach walkways will be replaced throughout the municipality by more durable concrete substitutes such as those already installed on Burriana beach.
Volley ball teams continue to impress - 8th Jun 2015
Nerja's impressive run of volleyball achievements continued last weekend with teams from the municipality taking both second and third places in the Andalucía beach volleyball championship contested in Puerto de Santa María, Cadiz. As well as taking up two of the three spots on the podium a Nerja team member, Ana Muñoz Figueroa, was named best player of the tournament. Thanks to this result the second place team of Marina Armijo, Lara Herrero and Ana Muñoz will now qualify to take part in the national tournament which will take place at the end of the month in La Coruña.
New beach cleaning equipment - 3rd Jun 2015
In preparation for the coming summer season the town hall has announced the acquisition of new beach cleaning equipment which should maintain and even improve upon the already high standards that the municipality has reached in recent years. The new equipment consists of machinery which will work in conjunction with the tractor already available, helping clean but also level out the sand after the main work is completed. Eduardo Gómez, local official responsible for the machinery, received a special mention for making this latest addition to equipment possible and for his continuous hard work throughout the summer in keeping the coastline clean.
Nerja Athletics club reaches new heights - 1st Jun 2015
Last Saturday the Nerja athletics club excelled against regional competition at the Enrique López Cuenca stadium in an Andalucía wide tournament. On three separate occasions various age categories of the club were awarded gold medals making them champions of Andalucía in Alevín, Infantil and Cadete age groups. The medals didn't end there though with male and female teams in other age categories taking second and third place.
Road works near completion - 28th May 2015
The various infrastructure improvements which are currently underway in the town are proceeding well according to town councillor Nieves Atencia. Currently work is underway on resurfacing Calle Ánimas and the intersection of Calle Frigiliana and Calle Huertos. The councillor explained that work is moving ahead on time and that the Calle Frigiliana project will be completed within a week with approximately one month needed to complete Calle Ánimas. As well as the resurfacing work Calle Ánimas will also be installed with special bollards, like those currently in use in Plaza Cavana, to close the street to vehicles.
Lifeguard service gets new equipment - 26th May 2015
This summer the Nerja lifeguard service will be better equipped than ever before to deal with emergencies on the beaches following the announcement that a new Jet ski is to be added to list of equipment for 2015. Councillor Nieves Atencia explained that the Jet ski was fully equipped with life vests, helmets and even a floating stretcher which can be used to bring injured people to shore and would be a useful addition to the Zodiac which is already in use. The announcement coincided with the closing of the inscription period for those wishing to work in the service.
Nerja Caves receives certificate of excellence - 22nd May 2015
The Nerja Caves Foundation has announced that for the second year running the caves have received the Tripadvisor certificate for excellence. The award is given to those attractions and establishments that consistently receive good reviews on the international tourism site throughout the year. The general manager expressed his pride at receiving the award and thanked all those that had visited and taken the trouble to leave reviews on Tripadvisor.com.