Despite fears caused by the financial crisis affecting most families, tourism figures for the first half of August have exceeded all expectations and now look likely to beat last year’s recent record for foreign tourist arrivals.
In particular, the B…
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Guardamar’s Socials Opposition group have branded the mayor’s partial opening of the pine forest in the municipality to traffic as completely irresponsible saying that it threatens the area’s important environmental heritage.
On the same day that they declared mayor Carmen Verdú’s implementation of paid parking on coastal streets as a complete and utter failure, they expressed their dismay and surprise at the partial opening to traffic of la calle Ingeniero Codorniu which leads through the pine forest.
Councillor Eric Gilabert said that the mayor had no legitimate authority to open the road and she was endangering one of the most important assets of the municipality where, for many years, there had only been pedestrian access to the area which had provided better conservation.
He also stated that all last week, as we approach the height of the holiday season, there were hundreds of empty parking lots in the new blue zone, Benamor and avenida de la Libertad, in the area close to the beach and that trade at the center had “totally collapsed”.
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On Sunday evening the Torrevieja Municipal Theatre hosted a Summer Concert performed by the Torrevieja Musical Union, and sponsored by the Provincial Council of Alicante. The concert was attended by Mayor, Eduardo Dolon, accompanied by various members of the local council and the renowned musician Francisco Grau.
In the first part of the concert the UMT played two works directed by Jaime Belda Cantavella, the overture to “Rienzi” by Richard Wagner, to mark the birth of the composer, and the Symphonic Poem “Poema Montagnard” by Jan Van Der Roost.
The second part of the concert began with the presentation of the award to the winning composer of the tenth edition of the Music for a symphonic Band, entitled: Cirta (symphonic poem), Manuel Seco de Arpe.
After he read the comments from the Jury, Mayor Eduardo Dolon, presented the prize, worth 12,000 euros, to the composer, who also received a ship of salt, from the Jury Secretary, José Miguel Toro
Both made brief speeches highlighting the importance of the prize, which is and incentive for composers, to compose new works and that enrich the musical heritage of our country.
As a finale to the concert the Musical union played the winning entry, a beautiful composition that evokes Arab influences. A set of melodious sounds that resemble a spectacular “Soundtrack of a film set in Africa.” The audience showed their appreciation with a standing ovation.
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The official state bulletin has now been issued, passing into the statutes, that from the 12th of July, 2013, the principal airport serving the Costa Blanca is called “Alicante-Elche” airport.
The renaming of the airport has been an ongoin…