Torrevieja Tourist Office

The High Court of Valencia has received the formal transfer notice from the Supreme Court of the ratification of the sentence to three years imprisonment imposed by former mayor of Torrevieja, Pedro Hernández Mateo. From the moment the document was received, the court may now order the execution of the prison sentence, once they have finalized the conditions to the correctional institutions he will be sent, dependant on certain characteristics that the courts decide are suitable for him to serve the time incarcerated having been found guilty in November 2012 by the High Court of Valencia to three years in prison and seven in disqualification for the manipulated of the bidding process in the award of a waste disposal contract, a decision supported throughout the judicial appeals process.

Registration has now opened for participation in the Carrera Torrevieja Xtrem Running Alicante race, specifically designed for those who like more of a challenge than simply running through the streets, which will take place on the 1st of December. The race will start at 11:00 at the Hombre Del Mar monument, featuring some 15 obstacles along the 6 kilometre route. Entries are accepted between now and the 29th of November, and can be done via the website,, with a 13 and 16 euro fee payable, depending on your status, which increases on the day of the event. Once the serious racers have set off, there will also be a junior version which starts at 12:30.

On Friday the 8th of November, the Tourist Office on Paseo Vista Alegre in Torrevieja played host to a number of officials from various consumer help groups, with the Mayor of the city, Eduardo Dolón, offering information which the town hall hope would help to raise issues that affect consumers in order to create protocols and collaboration among municipalities. The tourist information point itself was the site of a number of complainants the previous Friday, as it was closed for the holiday, when Torrevieja was being visited by tourists from across Spain and other countries, looking to seek information as to what they could do on a city claiming to be of touristic interest. Others also complained about the lack of signs, both relating to the closure on the holiday, and the regular opening hours of the facility.

A Local Police action group has once again launched a special campaign aimed at policing young people of Torrevieja, providing workshops, presentations and assistance on subjects such as drugs, violent youth groups, bullying, internet and new technology risks and have this year added gender violence to their portfolio. The unit was launched nine years ago with a primary objective of continuing to increase security in secondary schools, both inside and outside, offering clear and simple advice and solutions to problems as well as seeking to clarify the doubts that arise.

European residents of Torrevieja attended a conference this week in which the official advisers from Alicante offered information and advice on both the padrón and voting rights in the European elections. There will be another conference on the 14th of November on the Orihuela Costa.

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