THE bars and restaurants on the Paseo Maritimo in Santa Margalida are slowly but surely installing their tables and chairs on the pavement. Last year the Government started imposing fines for those establishments that were using this seafront pavement. If the bars and restaurants did not remove their tables and chairs then they would have had to pay some big fines. This change in situation is due to the permission granted by the central Government representative, Ramon Socias. Tables and chairs are authorised as long as they do not take up more than a metre of space and as long as they leave a free four metre gap so that emergency vehicles can pass if and when they need to.
Internet for all
THE Internet for everyone campaign has arrived at the Calvia University Centre in Bendinat, with the aim to teach residents about the advantages of using the internet. It also hopes to teach people how to use the internet. In this way, people can go to the centre and be taught by an internet guru for 45 minutes, where they will be able to use the internet for pleasure, for work and for communication. The teacher will also show them reports from people who started using the internet, which helped, in some way or other, to change their lives for the better. This campaign intends to promote the use of the internet, especially promoting those people who currently do not know how to use the internet, such as housewives, retired people, immigrants and handicapped people. This initiative was started by the Ministry for Industry, with help from the Calvia Local Co-operation Department and carried out by the public company, Red.es.
THE coll de Soller, where work is being carried out to improve the surface of the road, will be open to traffic this weekend. While the work is being carried out people and drivers will still be able to access the roads to restaurants, homes and businesses in this area. These works will be finished on 26 April, said spokespeople from the Roads Department in the Council of Majorca. Due to these roadworks, the Council of Majorca would like to thank all those drivers that are bearing with any inconveniences, and also reminds these drivers to take all precautionary measures possible in this area.
AROUND 450 residents older than 16 years in Colonia de Sant Jordi will take part in the decisions for investment in this area. This pilot plan is being run by Arta town council, who for the first time ever are allowing the residents to decide on how to spend 60'000 euros to improve the area. Leaflets have been sent to the homes of people living in Colonia de Sant Jordi, s'Estanyol, Betlem and other country villages, so that residents can mark their choices of which initiatives they deem the most important. Julian Adrian, councillor for Residents Participation Department, said that because this is a pilot project, there are sure to be errors. These errors will be taken into account for future projects, as long as enough people take part in the initiative.
Post office open
THE main Post Office in Plaza de l'Angel will once again open its doors to the public this Monday 25 April after nearly two years of closure. During these last two years residents have had to use a temporary office, while major renovation works were being carried out to the main post office. More than 700'000 euros has been spent on improving the post office and this Monday four desks will be open to deal with all postal queries.
THE underground works for the level crossing at Crist Rei started yesterday and there were a few traffic delays throughout the day. The main traffic problems took place at midday and late in the afternoon on Avenida Germanies in the direction of Sant Domingo. At 10am yesterday local police officers closed one of the two lanes of the first section of Avenida Germaines, so that the tunnel work could begin.
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