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Cleaning crews take on la Savina canal

foto-neteja-canal-de-la-savina1The Formentera Council environment office reports that cleaning operations will be carried out today (30 May) on a canal in la Savina near salterns called salines d'en Ferrer. The administration brought in an outside firm to oversee the work after reports that the freshwater drainage canal was in less than ideal condition due to clogged up waste. A technical study piloted by the Council determined that failure to drain properly meant that water remained stagnant, causing a foul smell and an explosion of insect numbers.

The Council has pledged to pay €1,875.50 (VAT included) for the work, which will be conducted between 8.00am to 6.00pm. The last time similar actions were taken was three years ago. As in the photo below, crews will focus on a segment of the canal which abuts the salines d'en Ferrer and lies between Gregal and Ponent streets, where the canal drains into estany des Peix.

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CiF Office of Environment has pointed out the section in question is crosscut by a number of pipes, among them sewage. The Council's requests to have the pipes removed are currently being processed, an initiative which is included in a strategy to replace and upgrade the local sanitation grid that being driven by the Balearic agency for water and environmental quality, Abaqua.


30 May 2019
Office of Communication
Formentera Council

Islanders take time to clear rock piles

photo-2019-05-29-08-30-40-1-This Saturday, 1 June, volunteers will gather in the es Trucadors area of the island for a morning of education and rock pile removal. All those interested in taking part should reserve their spot by sending an email to educacio@gengob.org.

Volunteers coming from Eivissa will meet at the Formentera ferry terminal at 8.30am and have a free shuttle service. Formentera residents will gather directly at es Ministre car park at 10.30am.

The idea is to remove at least some of the piled up stones in the area. Participants will learn about how stacking up stones poses problems for many native species, not to mention the landscape.


29 May 2019
Office of Communication
Formentera Council

Formentera celebrates 25 years of Jazz a la Plaça, 10 years of Música a les Places

musica-a-les-places es-pujols1The Formentera Council's Office of Culture and Festivities has unveiled the 2019 programme of Música a les Places, a summer-long cultural initiative for tourists and islanders alike. Acting culture councillor Susana Labrador described the series as about “promoting culture and turning enjoyment of our public spaces into a tool to further social integration”. Concerts will be held outdoors in la Savina, es Pujols, Sant Francesc and Sant Ferran from Monday to Saturday.

La Savina
This summer, music returns to la Savina with Mondays in the Port (Dilluns al Port). From 10.00pm every Monday from June to September inclusive, live music awaits visitors of la Savina's port-side promenade, passeig de la Marina.

Es Pujols
Es Pujols's Europa square is gearing up for its own dose of live music from Antena Libre. Performances by the ten-year veterans of the Música a les Places initiative start on June 13 at 8.00pm and continue every Thursday to October 17 (no performances in August). In July concerts will begin at 11.00pm.

Sant Ferran
Sant Ferran welcomes its own live music series every Friday at 10.00pm between June 14 and September 27.

Sant Francesc
Saturday nights are classic—between June 15 and September 14, starting at 10.00pm in plaça de la Constitució, Formentera's most lovable jazz band returns to celebrate 25 years playing the square.

Collaborative efforts
Fuelled from the start by support from Antena Libre and the association Jazz & Co, Música a les Places is, in the words of councillor Labrador, “about conserving and fomenting music of all kinds, including live improv performances”.

An ongoing partnership between the Council and Estrella Galicia has once again been crucial to the organisation of both initiatives. With a self-proclaimed affinity for independent, alternative festivals, Estrella Galicia hosts 150 concerts every year in venues across Spain. The Formentera Council wishes to thank Estrella Galicia for its long-standing commitment to music and culture in our country.

29 May 2019
Office of Communication
Formentera Council

Parents talk about school bullying

suportweb-1-The social welfare division of the Formentera Council reports that at 6.00pm on Thursday, May 30, the multipurpose room of the island's dependent care facility will play host to a talk for parents titled “How to keep our children from becoming a victim of bullying at school”. The conference will be presented by community liaison Aurora Cantero and police liaison officer Pilar Daviu.

Conversation at the event will focus on tools children can use to prevent violence in the classroom, what fits under the bullying banner (and what doesn't), what to do if you find out bullying is going on and what consequences violence has. The gathering is part of the social welfare office's Family Support Group and daycare will be provided.


May 28, 2019
Office of Communication
Formentera Council

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