Trees planted

THE gardens at the ACA (Acoustic Creation Area) Foundation are improving year by year. Chairman Antoni Caimari, accompanied by gardener Miquel Aguilar, has started to plant 250 trees and plants there. They are all native to the island and come from Menut in Escorca. The Balearic ministry of the environment has provided a grant of 30'000 euros. The gardens cover an area of 9'000 square metres. Caimari said that oaks, rosemary and arbutus would be planted, among other species, and the Foundation hopes to organise school visits. The garden will probably be completed some time next year.

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IN stark contrast to the gardens in Buger is the rubbish left lying around on the outskirts of Buger, close to where a luxury development is due to be built and near the site of the future sports palace.

All set

EVERYTHING is ready in Alaró for the correfoc which will be held tonight to celebrate the feast of St Anthony. Among those taking part will be demons and the fire-eating beast known as Na Marrantxa. They will go along the Avenida Constitucion, Calles Alexandra Rossello and Petit and end in the town hall square. People can run alongside the demons and Na Marrantxa but should wear protective clothing, including long sleeves and a hat.

Cover requested

MORE than ten stretches of the water course which runs through Manacor will be covered, to put an end to dirt and bad smells. However, it is an expensive project and the council does not have the money to tackle it this year. Mayor Antoni Pastor has promised to seek finance from the Balearic government. Environment minister Jaume Font promised to finance the work during his last visit to Manacor, but for reasons of safety it was decided to give priority to cementing the bed of the water course as it runs through Manacor and widening certain stretches. The Mayor said that changing the route of the water course outside the town centre is not enough to prevent flooding in the rural areas in itself. The covered stretches will be converted into pedestrian zones, with trees and benches. Neighbours are in favour of the project.