Thursday, April 27, 2017

Formentera

A man is in a grave condition after hitting several cars in Formentera

A 48 year old man suffered a serious chest injury following a collision between a car and a motorbike last night in Formentera. The event took place yesterday night, at 9.05 pm on the San Fernando-La Mola (exit San Ferran) road. The driver involved crashed into several cars, according to the emergency services. The man was taken to hospital in …

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Formentera rejects Port Authority Es Cap café plan

The president of the Consell de Formentera, Jaume Ferrer, has objected to a letter sent by Alberto Pons, president of the Port Authority, to request the Consell’s collaboration in the installation of a coffee bar at the Cap de Barbaria lighthouse, as part of the ‘Faros de España’ project promoted by the Ministry of Development. Jaume Ferrer objects to this …

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The Consell de Formentera opened an illegal property record every five days in 2014

The Consell de Formentera set in motion 77 official complaints against unlicensed works, or those without proper permits, last year. This represents a new file every 4.7 days. Of these cases, 14 resulted in completed demolition orders while 19 have completed the legalisation of the building, either because the builder has obtained the appropriate license, or because the building has …

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Drunkard arrested for driving in the wrong direction

Formentera Local Police arrested a 46 year old native of Jaen, (FMP) on Saturday night at 11.00 pm when he drove the wrong way down the Avinguda Joan Castelló Guasch in Sant Ferran. The car was confiscated by the local police after the driver failed a breathalyser test, which recorded a blood alcohol level of 1.51 grammes at the first …

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Applications for council works in Formentera fall

On Formentera 253 applications for minor works were submitted during 2014 – 21% less than in the previous year, when 329 were requested. On the other hand, applications for ‘simple minor works’ grew to 136 in 2014, while 112 were requested in 2013. The Department of Works for the Consell explained that of the 253 applications for minor works, 137 …

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Work to begin on improving the Ca Marí water tank

On Wednesday the Consell Insular de Formentera and the concessionaire of the integrated management of water on the island, Aqualia, will begin work on improving and maintaining the Ca Marí water tank. They announced in a joint statement that, “the work involves the installation of some stairs to the plastic shell in order to enter and execute maintenance, and to …

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Formentera will be present at overseas tourism fairs

The Consell de Formentera, in the form of the Tourist Board, will have a presence at five tourism fairs to be held in the Netherlands, Finland, Germany and Austria during the next two weeks. These include the Vacantibeurs Fair in Utrecht (Netherlands) from January 13th to 18th, with two presentations and a gastronomic event presented by Restaurant Can Dani (recently …

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The sales are not quite buzzing in Formentera

Winter in Formentera is highlighted by the closure of most of the shops on the island. There are only about a dozen still open offering clothing, footwear and accessories, and these are mostly in Sant Francesc Xavier. While everyone has hung sales signs offering discounts of between 35 and 50 percent, there is little interest from the public. It seems …

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‘Amore i Odio’ kiosk should be dismantled this week

The Consell de Formentera announced yesterday that it has obtained the first two favourable judgements for breach of contract against tenants, notably 370/2014, of 15 December, Marcos Negron, and 495/2014 of 23 December, Riusados SA. Nine other proceedings are ongoing. Of these, one has been withdrawn and two have been resolved in favour of the Consell. The rest are awaiting …

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The Kings’ gifts finally arrive in Sant Francesc!

After an intense night during which the Kings delivered gifts to Sant Ferran, Es Pujols, Es Caló and La Mola; this morning was the turn of Sant Francesc, ses Bardetes, Cala Saona, Es Cap and La Savina. Following the Missa de Reis, the Jardí de ses Eres hosted a magical court for the arriving Kings and about 100 small children, plus a …

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