Carboneras desalination plant FINALLY connected to the network, but I bet you still can’t drink the water

150,000 people will start to receive desalinated water from the Carboneras plant, after the Minister for the Environment opened the taps to allow water to flow from Carboneras to the Levante water network. The desalination plant was built several years ago in Carboneras, because that’s where the power plant is. But it was never connected to the Levante, because the water pipe that existed was designed to take water from Mojacar to Carboneras – and Continue reading Carboneras desalination plant FINALLY connected to the network, but I bet you still can’t drink the water

Independent theatre presents in Cantoria & Arboleas

dj: Press release follows: INDEPENDENT THEATRE PRESENTS: Independent Theatre are putting on a comedy production of ‘Nil by Mouth’ at Teatro Saavedra in Cantoria theatre this coming weekend. (Fri 1st and Sat 2nd July ) and also on the following weekend at Museo Pedro Gilabert in Arboleas (Fri 8th and Sat 9th July) . Tickets are 7.50 euros each and can be purchased from Bar Cantaria in Cantoria, Girosol health food shop and Almanzora’s Group Continue reading Independent theatre presents in Cantoria & Arboleas

Election results, eh?

And so I return to our sunny shores to find a seismic shift in the local power has taken place whilst I was away. The usual allegations of postal fraud, ballot box stuffing and vote buying can now commence. Let’s see… quick roundup of Sunday’s municipal election results? Mojacar: Rosmari has returned to power, with an absolute majority (6 councillors). UM10 got 3, PSOE 2, MPSM 1, MPM 1. The rest, including Angel Medina, are Continue reading Election results, eh?

Large outdoor shopping centre in Arboleas to open soon

Pedro Maria Soto, the owner of “Almería Estates” (lovely chap and I’m sure his involvement in the Operación Costurero will eventually be resolved) has confirmed that his large new outdoor shopping centre will be open within three month (mid April). “Recinto Ferial Los Llanos”, which cost 200,000€ to develop, is, according to Pedro, an outdoor “rastrillo” (basically, an outdoor market) with some 200 stands across 6,000 square meters of land, that will be leased to Continue reading Large outdoor shopping centre in Arboleas to open soon

Cuidadanos Europeos (Arboleas) update

Crispin Welby sent me this update on the Cuidadanos Europeos party in Arboleas, a party of locals and expats who are organising in the village: After our founding meeting on 20 October we have elected a provisional committee, passed Statutes, got our Party recognised in Madrid, have held a second public meeting on 29 November are holding the next one on 22nd. January (3.00pm in the Restaurante Rosaleda, Albox Road, Arboleas if you have time Continue reading Cuidadanos Europeos (Arboleas) update

Cuidadanos Europeos moves into Arboleas

Lenox reports from theentertaineronline.com -he’s far more into local politics than I am, so I suggest you keep up to date via him- that Crispin Welby has setup a new branch of Cuidadanos Europeos in Arboleas. Crispin announced his intention to setup a party on my site here: Fresh new political party in Arboleas. Damn good idea. A national party, focused on immigrants resident in Spain and who want to participate in their villages, with Continue reading Cuidadanos Europeos moves into Arboleas

Fresh new political party in Arboleas

Received today this comment from Crispin Welby, which I reprint here in order to give it a better perspective. I’m not involved in any way, I’m simply passing on the message and wishing him the best of luck. ———————— Dear Mr. Jackson, Many thanks for your very valid views [see: local politics in Arboleas]. I had decided that my new Party would be silent until 2 October so now I can tell you that, YES, Continue reading Fresh new political party in Arboleas

Local politics in Arboleas and the Arboleas forum

I’m not much of a man for forums -too busy- but I was recently made aware of some interesting developments on the biggest of our local English language forums, arboleas.co.uk. All of the busiest forums seem to be up in the Almanzora valley – read Lenox’s interesting post about the different ones here. What with being retired, and being under the threat of demolition, the Brits of the Almanzora Valley have a lot of time Continue reading Local politics in Arboleas and the Arboleas forum

Police seize paperwork from Arboleas

I don’t know, it’s always something. Now the police have swooped on Arboleas townhall. A bunch of plainclothes officers from the Policia Autonomica turned up and started pocketing paperwork. Why the PA? They’ve never done anything interesting before. Since the PSOE rule Arboleas, I imagine it’s so they can destroy anything overly incriminting. Read the story: Police swoop on Arboleas townhall.

New 10 pin bowling centre in Arboleas

I was up at the opening of the new 10 pin bowling centre in Arboleas, the Arboleas Bowling Centre. Amazing place. I walked in and thought I’d been transported to a big city. No expense spared on the decor. 12 high tech bowling lanes, comfy shoes, nice socks and even better prices. Spacy, decent a/c and a large cafeteria serving what looked like quite decent snacks and meals. I predict a rosy future, and if Continue reading New 10 pin bowling centre in Arboleas