Garrucha is to get a new four star hotel on its beachfront. The “La Palmera” carpark will be the site for the new five storey building, which will have up to 52 rooms. The land is owned by the council, who will lease the site for 99 years, after councillors voted in favour of the plan yesterday. The project has yet to be tendered out to a company, but the council expects the project to Continue reading New hotel for Garrucha?
Garrucha port has ended free parking, and you have to pay and display to park there. Failure to do so will result in a stiff fine by a little old man in a fluorescent jacket whose toothless grin masks a grim determination to bring in enough fines to justify his job. Garrucha council assures me that it’s nothing to do with them – the port area is dependent upon the Junta de Andalucia owned company Continue reading Garrucha port ends free parking
Susana Diaz, the President of Andalucía, visited Garrucha today and held a political rally in front of 1,200 people. She used the meeting to attack the ruling PP party ahead of the national elections, as well as everyone else, and not much else. She recently put her foot in it when she declared that she wanted to leave a better Andalucía “than the one we inherited”. Seeing as to how her party has been ruling Continue reading Andalusian President visited Garrucha today
Here’s a good one from the Holy Week festivities – a 33 year old man from Garrucha has been arrested after sabotaging his own brotherhood. Coppers say the man caused more than €4,000 worth of damage after he started a campaign of intimidation and harassment against fellow guild members. It is understood the motive behind the attacks was personal jealousy after he felt sidelined during planning for the Easter processions, the highlight of the brotherhood’s Continue reading Garrucha brother arrested for sabotaging his own guild
Finally! The dangerous La Simona crossroads leading into Garrucha port from the by-pass is to become a roundabout. The idea was first mooted eight years ago but no agreement has ever been reached. Mainly because the powerful quarries and lorry guild scupper any attempt to improve road safety, as it would cost them more in fuel as they drive up and down that road exporting the province. Now the city council has agreed to proceed Continue reading Garrucha roundabout to be built
Garrucha council claims the previous administration “squandered” resources of the town’s civil protection units by allowed equipment to be “abandoned and ransacked”. An internal audit has laid bare the true cost of not properly maintaining emergency equipment. The council says the worst example is that of two zodiac boats used by lifeguards. The sea patrols have not been in use since 2011 due to budget cutbacks, and the boats have been found in a terrible Continue reading Civil Protection equipment lost – Garrucha says resources were ‘squandered’
Carnivals across the Levante were cancelled this afternoon due to the high winds. Pulpí, Garrucha and others all posted urgent messages on social media urging people not to go to the appointed marches as nothing was going to happen. The area continues under orange alert for high winds until midnight tonight. Nice but colder tomorrow. Oh, and the flag pole carrying the Vera flag on the roundabout outside the Galasa offices just went for a Continue reading High winds cancel carnivals
Garrucha council has said it is “shocked” by the discovery that the previous administration had purchased material at “ridiculous” prices. A warehouse full of “extremely expensive supplies” has been found. According to the invoices, lightbulbs were supplied at a cost of 44 euros each, when their recommended retail price was just three euros. Other items in the warehouse were urinal cakes costing 15 euros each (retail price 3 euros) or 30.000 handtowels costing 15.000 euros. Continue reading Lightbulbs at 44 euros each
Garrucha council has said it is “shocked” by the discovery that the previous administration had purchased material at “ridiculous” prices. A warehouse full of “extremely expensive supplies” has been found. According to the invoices, lightbulbs were supplied at a cost of 44 euros each, when their recommended retail price was just three euros. Other items in the warehouse were urinal cakes costing 15 euros each (retail price 3 euros) or 30.000 handtowels costing 15.000 euros. Continue reading Lighgbulbs at €44 each in Garrucha
The big tower behind Garrucha – an old mining smelting tower – which is normally lit up at night has gone dark – because somebody stole the electrical wiring. The council says it’s investigating and hopes to replace the wiring “soon”.