Christmas spirit

INCA
THE main streets of the centre of Inca have been lit up with Christmas cheer. Mayor Pere Rotger (who is also Speaker of the Balearic Parliament), town council members, and representatives from Traders' Associations attended the “lighting up” event. Illuminations have focussed chiefly on pedestrian areas of the town.

Home not adapted

LLOSETA
ANTONIA Cobos, a disabled resident of Lloseta, has officially complained that her subsidised home provided by the Balearic Housing Institute (Ibavi) at the beginning of the year, has not been adapted to her needs.

A report from the Majorcan Social Services Institute claims that some areas of the dwelling don't meet appropriate standards, particularly in the kitchen where the occupant runs the risk of burning herself because of the height at which the cooking facilities are situated.

Cobos explained: “There isn't a ramp to give me access to the entrance of the building; I have to enter from the parking area”.
She also claimed that the bathroom isn't adapted to her needs and the window height in the home prohibits her from seeing outside.
Threatened strike

FELANITX, INCA, ES PLA
RUBBISH collection and street cleaning services in the municipalities of Felanitx, Inca, and those which go to make up the Pla (Plain) of Majorca, may not be available from 21 December onwards.

The 55 staff working for Cespa S.A. who are responsible for rubbish disposal services in these areas, are threatening to go on strike unless their pay and working conditions are improved.

The strike has been called by the Public Services sector of the General Workers' Union (UGT) with the aim of “moving negotiations forward to reach a satisfactory agreement”.

If the stoppage goes ahead, it will mean that the Christmas festival will be without a rubbish collection service.
Do-it-yourself panels

SES SALINES
THE municipality of Ses Salines has been the first on the Island to install municipal information points, a project launched by the Council of Majorca's Information Systems service.

The facility consists of panels with tactile screens where users can, for free, obtain an application for a local resident's certificate and other printed sheets such as requests for building or construction work permits, and entry forms to take part in local events.

Additionally, the screens offer a variety of other information on municipal matters providing links with the web pages of the Balearic government, the Council of Majorca, and the Press. The panels will be in operation 24 hours a day but in order to use them, local residents will have to go to the Town Hall to collect their “Citizen's Card”. In Ses Salines, the information point is located in the Town Hall and the one in Colonia de sant Jordi, is in the Civic Centre.

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