THE imminent closure of the roads adjacent to the level crossing has forced the police to begin a re-organisation of the traffic system. Underground work to this crossing started a few days ago and the work that is planned to take place over Easter and beyond will intensify the traffic problems. It is estimated that all the carparks on calle Ramón Llull will have to be closed during the next 11 months. Roads that lead to the railway station will be closed after Easter, this being the crossroads at Avenida del Raigeur and Rafel Albertí (coming from Lloseta), the crossing between the Lloseta road and Santiago Rossinyol, amongst others.
T HE Spring celebrations that started last Sunday with the performance of a theatre show, will include many more events that will be held in the Theatre. The town council want to develop the theatre and use it for different events. Amongst those events being offered this spring, is the showing of two films, The Sea Inside and Taxi, which people can watch this Sunday at 9pm and Saturday 27 March at 7pm. In addition, next Wednesday a Greek tradegy play will be performed at the theatre.
THE Minister for Public Works, Housing and Transport, Mabel Cabrer yesterday announced that the 15 subsidised flats to be developed in the former Hotel Caroti will be finished by the summer 2006. The open tender bid for this construction work will end on 22 March and it is hoped that work will get underway this April and will take 14 months to complete.
F IVE volunteers from the Volunteers without Frontiers Association (VSF) delivered around 150 kilos of school and medical material to Phuket in Thailand, where the tsunami hit last December. The expedition consisted of three professional rescue divers, a nurse and someone in charge of the material who all visited Patong Beach in Khaolak and Phi Phi island. On this island waves carried away a whole hotel, 190 bungalows and two shopping streets, said Andrés Llabrés, one of the divers in the group. The nurse, Carmen Sancho, worked for one week in the emergency department in the Patong hospital, which looked after people who have been traumatised by the tsunami. In her second week, she set up a small dispensary unit in Phi Phi island. The divers were busy cleaning the seabed and coastlines, said Llabrés.
T HE town council wants to install security cameras in the Rectory Park to stop the vandalism. This park has been closed for four months and the town council want to re-open it this spring/summer.