K New museum

Manacor is to lay claim to another cultural item. The emblematic Casal de Ca'n Bonet is to undergo reform to be converted into the future Museum of Mossen Antoni Maria Alcover, the native Manacor-born master of philology, whose name was adopted several years ago by the organisation which will manage the museum, the Antoni M. Alcover public foundation.

The project was announced yesterday by the new managing director of the foundation, Magdalena Gelabert, and Culture councillor, Maria Antonia Mercant. They also presented a selection of very ambitious projects to promote the foundation's activity.

The future Antoni Maria Alcover museum will house a monographic library displaying works by the philologist and other items related to his life and achievements. Gelabert explained: “An inventory will be produced giving a background to the library which can be used by specialists on the subject”. Gelabert herself is the author of studies on Catalan literature, culture and language.

For refurbishing the roof of Ca'n Bonet, Manacor Town Council will receive an important subsidy from the Balearic government which will cover 65 percent of the cost.

K Park will reopen

F ollowing the shocking vandalism carried out last weekend on the Memorial Park when 66 trees were cut down, the Maintenance department of Calvia Town Council has begun to replant the park in Bendinat, which was originally created as a tribute to those who had died during the Spanish Civil War.

Mayor's deputy, Joan Thomas, said that the park would be open in time for All Saints Day on 1 November.
K Golf Course objection

The Majorcan Socialist Party (PSM) has firmly rejected giving support to the new golf course planned for the Son Bosch area of Muro, recently given the green light by the Supreme Court in Majorca.

The PSM say that the construction of the course will have a negative effect on the natural wetlands park of S'Albufera because the course will form an inflexible boundary to the protected haven for migrating birds.

Additionally, they claim that there are already enough courses in the northern part of the Island: in Pollensa, in Alcudia, and one is also planned on the Son Real estate near Ca'n Picafort.

PSM councillor in Muro, Pau Mateu Vives, also pointed out that “we are talking about an area of great ecological value, because it's a wildfowl nesting site and there's a colony of bee-eaters there”. He suggested that the government should have taken the opportunity to purchase the land at Son Bosch to enable the natural wetlands to be extended, a motion put forward by the previous Socialist coalition.

K Bothersome roadworks

T raders in the town area of Magalluf are complaining about construction and repair work in Avenida s'Olivera which has begun before the end of the tourist season.

These works, which have been authorised by the Town Council are being carried out by subcontractors for the power supply giant, GESA. The aim is to increase the electricity voltage to customers in the area by upgrading the cabling.

Traders are lamenting the fact that “the beginning of the tourist season was very slow for business and now that visitors appear to be staying later this year in this part of the Island, street works of this kind are putting our trade in jeopardy. Surely it could have waited just one more week?”


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