Los Gallardos – Bédar – Lubrín road to be upgraded

The provincial council is to spend €120,000 improving the AL-6109 which connects the villages of Los Gallardos, Bédar and Lubrín. Almost two kilometres of road surface is to be replaced, with other sections of the road being improved. Additional safety features will be installed on dangerous stretches of the road, road markings repainted, reflective surfaces installed on corners and safety signs replaced. The money has become available due to budget under-runs on the 31 road Continue reading

Los Gallardos petrol station robbery

Forgot to post this yesterday. The petrol station in Los Gallardos was attacked in the wee hours of Friday morning, hence the smashed plate glass. It seems two young lads made at the windows with a cheap sledgehammer. After the fifth or six pound on the glass, the head came flying off leaving them a bit nonplussed. All they managed to do was star the security glass, they never got in. They thus decided to Continue reading

Garrucha roundabout to be built

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

Los Gallardos mining row

A row has erupted after people woke up this week in Los Gallardos to discover their land had been seized for a quarry without them being told. A company from the Pais Vasco called Minera de Órgiva has been issued prospecting rights over 240 ha in Los Gallardos and Antas. They’re searching for alabaster (used to make windows), serpentine (used in the steel industry) and marble. The Junta de Andalucia has issued prospecting rights to Continue reading

Los Gallardos building a new theatre

A new theatre is being built in Los Gallardos. Costing €180,000 the works are being underwritten by the townhall, and it’s the building work next to the entrance to Huerta Nueva. The photo would have been clearer, but a young gentleman of unmarried parents in a van behind me was disconcerted by the fact that I’d stopped at a Stop sign, and leant on his horn to encourage me to shift my ass out of Continue reading

Local water declared drinkable

The Department of Health (sanidad) has issued a unified declaration of potability for the water of Galasa across the Levante. It comes after an extensive period of government testing of water at 83 urban centres across Carboneras, Mojácar, Turre, Antas, Arboleas, Cuevas del Almanzora, Garrucha, Huércal-Overa, Los Gallardos, Pulpí, Zurgena & Bédar.

“Clown and coaching with horses” comes to Los Gallardos this weekend

A workshop entitled Clown y coaching con caballos is taking place in Los Gallardos, which aims to help people “break out” from their shyness and develop a sense of self-worth. It’s taking place at the finca of the Equiessence Association in Los Gallardos, from the 1st to the 4th of May.