CALA Agulla has been saved just in time for the start of the tourist season. The results of the project have surpassed all expectations and the natural regeneration project that began at the end of January has produced spectacular results. We started the emergency plan before Easter. We planned to carry out a surface job, but we have done even better, said Ramón Socías, the central Governmnet representative. Socías visited the beach yesterday to get a first-hand glimpse of the emergency plan results. The Capdepera town council along with a Hotel Association told Socías and Víctor Torres, representative for Coastal Demarcation, about their concerns last January. They said that sand was disapperaing and the beach was getting worse and worse. As a result a emergency project was established and carried out before Easter, with the aim to have a more longer term project after the holiday season. We carried out a study on the area, including a geological evolution study to find out if there were any possible solutions. We concluded that the sand was increasing on the dunes but decreasing on the beach. We had to find a definitive solution to stop any future damage to the beach. Therefore we opted to reduce the slope of the beach and in this way, favouring natural regeneration. The swell has dried out the sand and sand has been distributed all over the beach. The results have been excellent. said Torres.
THE Ministry for the Interior has announced that basic training courses for local police should be decentralised and carried out in other regions apart from Palma, such as Manacor, Inca, Ciutadella and Ibiza. The aim of this change is to ensure that local police are more and more nearer and closer to the problems of the areas that they work in. So far, only Manacor has started to hold these training courses. A total of 46 local police officers have carried out their basic training course in Manacor. This significant number of people, who all wish to become local police officers, would not have been possible if we had not sent them to Manacor for their training, said the Minister for the Interior, José María Rodríguez, during a press conference yesterday. Eight of these 46 officers will fill vacancies in Manacor and another eight will fill vacancies in Palma. Currently Manacor has 87 local police officers and by next summer five tourism police officers will be added to the workforce. The Mayor, Pastor, said yesterday that more police officers will be working in the pedestranised centre and in the plaza de Ramón Llull. These areas are precisely those that are the busiest and so therefore need more officers, he added.
THE Inca town council has organised a Easter service for children during the Easter holidays. Children aged between 4 and 10 years old can take part in these Easter avtivities. All events will be held in the municipal sports centre on 29, 30, 31 March and 1 April. Activities such as workshops, games, sports and hikes will be on offer to all children. There are only one hundred spaces available for this Easter fun so it is advised to sign up sooner rather than later. Children's tickets will cost 15 euros. In addition, there will be a free babysitting service between 8 and 9am and 1 and 2pm.
Sports centre closed
THE Llubí town council wants to official open the renovated sports centre on the first of August, and for this reason they will soon be closing the centre down during April, May and June. It is hoped that the renovation work will be completed on the first of July. This project will cost approximately 640'000 euros.