Spoon Week Begins on Monday

If you haven’t heard of Spoon Week yet, you have missed out on one of the most popular gastronomic events in Torrevieja, now set to celebrate for the sixth time from Monday 5 to Sunday 11 November, 2018. Think beans, pulses, stews, think winter-warmers, think those perfect dishes granny (or the male equivalent) used to …

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Calls for Young Entrepreneurs

The Department of Employment and Local Development in Torrevieja has launched a competition aimed at young entrepreneurs, “Premios Jóvenes Emprendedores 2018”. The contest is aimed at young people under 35, which aims to “reward people with entrepreneurial initiative, linked to the city, who have developed or launched a business project,” said Víctor Ferrández, the councillor …

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Bird Spotting in Torrevieja

Towards the end of this month, Torrevieja will be a haven for bird spotters, as the Birding Festival Humedales del Sur de Alicante returns to the Parque Natural de la Mata. The dates for your diary are the 26, 27 and 28 October, for an event dedicated to the world of birds and ornithological tourism …

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Renewal Work for Street Lights and Cobbles Approved

The Local Government Board has approved the report, appointed the technician and started the dossiers corresponding to two of the subsidy lines granted by the Diputación to the town to make financially sustainable investments in infrastructure. The first project put in motion is the renovation of public lighting of partial plan 22 “Casa Grande”, for …

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Local Police had a Busy Summer this Year

The special operation group of Torrevieja’s local police, El Grupo de Refuerzo Operativo (G.R.O.), have had a busy summer dealing with a variety of interventions from forgeries to possession. The unit, which operates as a unique and dedicated team, have planned and executed a total of 17 special operations, in addition to their routine duties, …

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Twelve Immigrants land in Torrevieja

Medical staff from the Cruz Roja have met a boat carrying twelve immigrants which landed at Cala del Moro in Torrevieja on Tuesday. The Guardia Civil report that the twelve are all male and of legal age, all saying that they are from Algeria. A local resident alerted the Guardia Civil at around 10:30 of …

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Search Underway for Two Missing Boats

An aircraft from the Customs Surveillance Service has been joined by a Search and Rescue helicopter from the Salvamento Maritimo, searching for two boats some 35 miles off the coast of Torrevieja on Monday night. The Guardia Civil are also involved in the search operation, using their SIVE equipment that monitors the waters of the …

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Property Tax Freeze

According to the councillor for finance on Torrevieja council, José Hurtado, there is “enough margin” so as to not raise the current property tax rate in the municipality, the IBI, known locally as the SUMA on account of that being the name of the collection agency employed to receive the funds. Therefore, the tax rate …

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Water Firm Buys Electric Cars

The Mayor of Torrevieja, José Manuel Dolón of the Los Verdes green party , whose position also sees him sit as Chairman of the Board of the joint-owned water supply company Agamed, accompanied by the company’s manager, José Manuel Nadal, visited the new fleet of electric vehicles that the company has acquired, with the aim …

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