Pudding festival

SANT JOAN
The Sant Joan Assembly, an organisation created by the Majorcan Socialist Party (PSM) to encourage participation of residents and neighbours in local affairs, has called on the ruling Partido Popular party in the Town Council to protect the Festa del botifarró (Black pudding festival) which after running for 38 consecutive years, will not be celebrated this year due to differences between the Council and the Motorists Club.

The Assembly claims that the festival is a date which figures on the national tourist calendar and attracts hundreds of visitors every year.
Social Centre

S'ALQUERIA BLANCA
The long-awaited social and cultural centre for the elderly in S'Alqueria Blanca is finally to become a reality thanks to an agreement signed between the Balearic government and Santanyi Town Council. Ministry for the President's Office, headed up by Rosa Puig will finance, to the tune of 60'000 euros, the works necessary to convert the second floor of the Day Centre into a multi-purpose hall.

At the signing of the agreement, both local mayor Miquel Vidal and minister Rosa Puig paid tribute to the president of S'Alqueria Blanca's Pensioners' Association, Josep Vallbona “for his important work in securing funding for the centre”.

Hotel & Golf Course

SANTA MARGALIDA
The Town Hall of Santa Margalida is to sign an agreement with the organisation Golf de Can Picafort, S.L. to set in motion plans for the building of a 825'000 square metre, 18-hole golf course and 450-bed hotel on the Son Real country estate.

Together with Santa Margalida's mayor, Antoni del Olmo, hoteliers in the North of the island have welcomed the move as a response to their long-established call for a golf course to enhance the tourist offer in the area.

The land where the golf and hotel complex is planned is the only part remaining in private hands of the Son Real finca which was purchased by the previous Balearic Socialist government with funds generated by the now defunct Ecotax, a policy aimed at island conservation funded by tourism.

The Son Real proprietors are now the promoters of the project.
Lightning Strikes

BINISSALEM
The Majorcan Socialist Party (PSM) is to ask Binissalem Town Council that it undertakes a study on measures to be taken to avoid a repetition of an incident which occurred some weeks ago at the Nostra Senyora de Robines school, when the premises were struck by a bolt of lightning during a storm. Pupils working in prefabricated classrooms had to be evacuated before further damage was sustained.

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