Strange staffing at Turre medical centre

The receptionist at the Turre medical centre is off for a couple of months, and so a substitute must be found. This happens to be the responsibility of the council. So Mayor Martin was somewhat surprised to discover – after a plenary meeting in which the subject wasn’t raised – that instead of normal procedures being followed, the name of the ex-Mayor of Turre Jose Navarro had been put forward as a “done deal”. In Continue reading Strange staffing at Turre medical centre

Turre bridge repairs full of water

I mentioned a couple of weeks ago about the Puente Vaquero in Turre being at risk of collapse because its foundations were being washed out. Since then, a digger has been busy making a mess ahead of fixing the foundations. A bludy big hole was made….. which last night filled with water. I reckon the workers may be swearing a bit when they go back to work tomorrow!

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NIJAR SEAFRONT San José in Nijar is to get a new sea front promenade thanks for a 400.000 euro grant from the national government. Senator Rafael Hernandez (PP) said it was an important investment into a major tourism zone and would help improve tourism figures in an area that was economically dependent upon this sector. Work on the promenade started in 1999 but were cancelled for budget reasons in 2000 by the local council. Work Continue reading News across Almeria

British foodbank dragged into local politics

Opposition party suggests dropping official foodbank and using British Church instead The ruling council of Turre is “baffled” to have received a number of requests by the opposition PP party to start supporting the local British food bank charity instead of setting up an official banco de alimentos in town – especially since the PP had refused to help the Church when they were last in power! In the last plenary meeting, PP leader and Continue reading British foodbank dragged into local politics

Turre’s famous bridge at risk of collapse

The puente Vaquero, the stunning arched bridge over the river, is at risk of collapse because its soft sandstone bases are being undermined, according to an engineer at the road department. Turre council have been warned that whilst an informal report has been submitted to the county council, who own and are in charge of the bridge, not much is being planned at the moment. It should be fine unless we get another big flood, Continue reading Turre’s famous bridge at risk of collapse

Get ready to party or book a hotel out of town, the Turre fiesta is here

And this year it’s going on until 6,30 am! All restrictions on music from businesses have been lifted over the weekend, meaning the music will be rocking all weekend as the plug doesn’t have to be pulled until 6.30 am. Carry on drinking for another 30 minutes and the bars will be opening again for breakfast… The PSOE side of the coalition have organised a whopping fiesta (with an associated cost, but hey, it’s fiesta Continue reading Get ready to party or book a hotel out of town, the Turre fiesta is here

Turre trio charged with selling warehouse as a real home

A couple from Turre, plus a female friend, are all looking at three years in jail after they were arrested for trying to sell a storeroom as a real house to the aunt of the female friend. They managed to flog the home for 177.000 euros, but when the aunt turned up she realised it was a hut in a field and the photos she’d seen were false. The hut was valued at around 20.000 Continue reading Turre trio charged with selling warehouse as a real home

Turre puts out tender for bars during the feria, puts limits on prices

In a surprise move, Turre council has put out to tender the two bars that will be permitted at this years feria. If you want to run one of them it will cost you 2,500€ plus 200€ flat fee for water & electricity. You’ll also need to have all your paperwork in order and a public liability insurance minimum of 50k. Each bar must have a minimum of 15 tables and 60 chairs. You’ll also Continue reading Turre puts out tender for bars during the feria, puts limits on prices

Chap arrested for abusing underage family members in Turre

I am informed that a chap from Turre, believed to be of the gitano persuasion was arrested last weekend for abusing his under-age daughter and some of her friends. The Guardia Civil caught this alleged paedophile last Saturday after a series of complaints and he remains awaiting the decision of a judge. Meanwhile, other members of his community continue to circulate through Turre warning locals of his alleged crimes and of the community justice he Continue reading Chap arrested for abusing underage family members in Turre