Cortijo Grande water supply condemned

The regional ministry of health has condemned the water supply of Cortijo Grande. Residents expect their water supply to be cut off as early as next week after Turre council failed to act. Councillor Maria Luisa Cervantes (independent) was alerted to the situation last week by residents who contacted her in desperation. One resident told her that in the opinion of Cortijo Grande’s residents, councillor Martin Morales (IU/communist) had dropped the Brits like a hot Continue reading Cortijo Grande water supply condemned

Cabrera land grab cancelled

Turre townhall has cancelled Martín Morales’s proposed “land grab” in Cabrera. Sitting in closed session last Tuesday (Sept 12), the ruling body (made up of 3 PSOE councillors and 1 IU, Martín) decided that the plan to change the way the mountain urbanisation is run is “not economically viable” and cancelled the project. All PSOE councillors voted in favour of the motion, and Martín voted against. Their decision may have been swayed by the vast Continue reading Cabrera land grab cancelled

Cabrera land grab could be annulled

Mayor Morales’s controversial change of Cabrera’s ruling committee structure could be over-turned in this Mondays plenary meeting after the PP tabled a motion to annul his decree. And Morales has tabled a motion to annul the 1993 Cabrera decision on voting rights of residents to try to balance things out. First things first: Morales had unilaterally decided -against the wishes of his fellow councillors, an apparent majority of owners up there and the recommendations of Continue reading Cabrera land grab could be annulled

The Cabrera land grab – a look at how it worked

Costa Almería News broke the news this week that Mayor Morales of Turre had signed a decree to take over the running of Cabrera village. What does this actually mean? I had a read of some documents to find out. First off, let’s explain the situation. Cabrera isn’t run by the council (although home-owners still have to pay IBI). Instead, it’s technically a partially finished urbanisation, which means it’s run by a junta de compensación, Continue reading The Cabrera land grab – a look at how it worked

Turre in land grab move

There is a fascinating article in this week’s Costa Almería News in which Mayor Martin of Turre explains how he’s going to bring the mountain urbanisations of Cabera and Cortijo Grande under council control. It seems there is a plan afoot for the council to take over the running of the Juntas of both urbanisations, and then finish off urbanisation proceedings there. Mayor Martin talks of a 3,3 million euro investment project that will have Continue reading Turre in land grab move

Builder demonstrate at Turre townhall

A group of builders staged a demonstration in Turre’s townhall building today. They were protesting against a council order to stop work on a new building in Cabrera. The workers of Jose Gerez and their families congregated at the council offices to protest against the paralyzing of works. Snr Gerez said that his workers wanted to know “from the Mayor himself why they were not allowed to work and feed their families”. Mayor Morales made Continue reading Builder demonstrate at Turre townhall

Cortijo Grande gossip

From a reader: Hi David! Love your site and all your reviews/gossip etc! We are coming back to Cortijo Grande in a couple of weeks and you seem to know everything about the area/where to eat etc so I was hoping you could answer a couple of questions for me? I heard a rumour that Los Limoneros had closed down? Is that true? Is Finca Listonero re-opened for the evenings yet? Is it still a Continue reading Cortijo Grande gossip

Fire was “probably” caused by a lightening strike

Infoca, the forest fire people, say that the probably cause of the fire was a lightening strike from the storms we had yesterday. While Almeria city and Albox suffered intermittent showers throughout the day, the Levante just had a dry thunderstorm, steady winds and temperatures of up to 40ºC.

Bar Los Limoneros – Cortijo Grande, Almeria

Bar Los Pastores used to be owned by a wonderful Dutch couple. Mater used to call her “my dutch doll”, and, amazingly, she never minded. However, they built up a good customer base, and is logical, they sold out and left the area with a profit. Good on them. It was taken over by a stange English lady who left several comments on my blog about her “5 star rosette” English chef. Fair enough. We Continue reading Bar Los Limoneros – Cortijo Grande, Almeria