Inca THE Majorcan Socialist Party (PSM) in Inca claims that plans to demolish and then build a new covered market “could endanger the surrounding blocks of flats.” It will also break the development bylaws of the council itself, as these regulations restrict the maximum area allowed for underground carparks in the town centre to 5'000 square metres. The new covered market will have four storeys of underground parking, and the PSM suggests that part of this should be moved to the Campet des Tren area where a new car park will be built and run by the railway company, SFM. The four-storey carpark would have a capacity of more than 7'000 vehicles, and this, say the socialists, will “mortgage the future pedestrianisation of the town centre.” ARCA, an association which defends the local heritage, claims that damage has been caused to the water cistern known as La Filla del Rei, The King's Daughter, which is centuries old. Spokesman Joan Pascual said that road works have destroyed pipes and drinking troughs and a brick construction put on top of the cistern is completely out of place. The cistern is on what was once the Royal Road of Jaime II which in the 13th century went from the Almudaina Palace in Palma to the Palace in Sineu. Some sources claim that it existed in the times of the Arab domination. THE town council has approved its budget for 2004, at 600'000 euros. The biggest project will be the remodelling of the Rambla Josep Ferrer, which will be financed through the Council of Majorca's Works and Service Plan, at a cost of nearly 55'000 euros. THE rules have been announced for the tenth ceramic competition which will he held during the annual pottery fair of Marratxi, which this year will be held from March 19 to 28. Works will be restricted to one entry per person, using any ceramic technique. The entries must be original and not have been presented elsewhere. Closing date is 8pm on March 18 and works should be submitted to the pottery fair precinct at km 8.5 of the Palma-Alcudia road. Works selected will be on show to the public throughout the fair and will then become town council property, to be exhibited at its Pottery Museum. There will be two prizes of 1'500 euros, for the best modern and best traditional ceramic. There will also be a prize of 1'000 for the best work by a young ceramist, aimed at promoting the work of craftsmen aged between 16 and 35.

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