K Subsidies

This coming February, the Balearic Housing Institute (Ibavi) is to begin construction of 77 subsidised homes on a plot of land in the Mandrava district of Inca, ceded for the purposes by the Town Council of Inca. The budget for the project stands at 5'108'527 euros.

Of the total number of homes, 45 will be set aside for rent whilst the remainder will be for sale. The high number of dwellings for rent comes in the wake of a survey carried out by the Town Council and Ibavi amongst 500 people in the municipality. “We have discovered that because of their individual circumstances, many people prefer to rent” said Pere Rotger, local mayor.
K Sexism

Y esterday was the last day of an exhibition in the Casal de Ca s'Hereu which had been organised by the Family Welfare department in Llucmajor Town Council, entitled “The Labyrinth of the Minotaur .... and Ariadne's thread”. Promoted by the Balearic Institute for Women, it's theme and purpose was to tackle the cross-cultural problem of domestic violence and sexism. The Institute has promised that it will be returning to make its mark again very soon.

K Magnetic cards

Restricted access for traffic to parking in the old part of Manacor will be controlled by retractable posts which can be activated by use of magnetic cards.

This latest scheme put forward by Manacor Town Council aims to secure the free flow of traffic through the centre of the town and stop deterioration of road surfacing. It will focus on providing residents and traders in areas of the old town which are restricted to traffic, with magnetic cards which contain a chip capable of activating the retractable posts. An example of the scheme can be seen in plaza de sa Bassa in the centre of the town.

Local traders are delighted and want the project to be set up quickly.
K Flooding

The Balearic government's Environment ministry is planning to start work this coming Tuesday on improvements for the s'Estret torrent (water course) which passes through the town area of Damunts. The remedial work will prevent the torrent from bursting its banks which has been happening up to now in periods of heavy rainfall because the current piping system isn't sufficient to deal with the volume of water.

The works will directly affect some 20 residents in calles Torrent, Coxeti and Ca na Fara but are scheduled to be carried out in strips of 25 metres to minimise disruption.

The Town Council has looked for alternative traffic routes to avoid jams and delays and intends to meet with residents to explain what is involved in the remedial works.


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