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This Wednesday, municipal pool opens for islanders with appointment

foto 2020 piscinaThe Formentera Department of Sport reports that the municipal swimming pool will open its doors anew this Wednesday 27 May, in tune with the terms laid out for establishments that reopen amid the Covid-19 crisis. Appointments, available by telephoning 971 32 12 40, must be made 24 hours prior to visiting Poliesportiu Antoni Blanc.

- No more than 6 swimmers at a time in the pool, no longer than one hour each.
- Shower time is restricted to 15 minutes.
- Swimmers must come with their own material; pool material will not be lent out.
- Youth aged 10 to 16 must be accompanied by an adult and be able to swim 25 metres without assistance.


25 May 2020
Department of Communications
Consell de Formentera

Consell de Formentera gives farmers’ co-op €52,000 to help reinvigorate local agriculture

Foto signatura conveni Cooperativa Camp 2020Consell de Formentera president Alejandra Ferrer and Jaume Escandell, chief of the island’s agricultural co-operative (Cooperativa del Camp), have signed into action a collaborative accord worth €52,000. The aim of the assistance is to help the Cooperativa del Camp develop actions around the public programme to revive Formentera’s farming sector and beautify the local rural environment in 2020.

The programme was created to drive the local regrowth of agricultural activity, with all the economic, social, cultural and environmental benefits that come with it. Priority is placed on recovery actions and upgrades on parcels of land which were donated to the group’s “farmland reserve” (cens de terres) initiative, as well as the agrarian revival of a lot in Can Marroig, although the pact signed today includes all of the Cooperativa’s regrowth and improvement efforts generally.

The Consell de Formentera signs a yearly pledge of coordinated action with the farmers’ co-operative to advance the local primary sector; last year’s pact carried with it €115,000 in assistance. While the 2020 pledge is expected to be accompanied by a support package of €130,000, the state of emergency has made signing of the deal temporarily impossible. In the interim, today’s pact was aimed at helping the Cooperativa remain economically viable and operational.


25 May 2020
Department of Communications
Consell de Formentera

This weekend, security forces help bolster patrols

foto 2020 socorrista mascaretaAs the island prepares for its first weekend under phase 2 of lockdown de-escalation, the Formentera Department of Interior reports that this weekend security forces will be on call to see to it that islanders obey emergency orders. Interior conseller Josep Marí remarked that from yesterday, 21 May, whether in open-air public spaces, public-use buildings or other enclosed spaces which are open to the public, masks are required whenever two-metre physical distancing is unworkable.

Lifeguard and rescue service begins tomorrow at Llevant and Arenals, bringing the two beaches in line with Ses Illetes, where lifeguards have been on duty since Monday. Seven lifeguards and a coordinator will oversee bathers’ safety and compliance with rules. Conseller Marí pointed out that “at beaches too, distancing and hygiene protocols are in effect, and groups cannot exceed 15”.

22 May 2020
Department of Communications
Consell de Formentera

New trail for birdwatchers on Camí des Brolls

foto 2020 ruta es Brolls 2The Formentera Department of Tourism unveiled a new ornithological circuit on the country road, Camí des Brolls, that cuts across the area of Es Brolls. Newly erected round the perimeter of Estany Pudent are eight display panels that highlight the area’s environmental particularities, its history in terms of salt extraction and the birds and other wildlife which call the humid stretch of land home. In addition, from 15 June a birdwatchers’ observation screen will go up—a change that was placed on hold due to the fact nearby birds are currently nesting.

The ornithological route runs 4.3K (one way) and can be done on foot (1h 20 minutes) or bicycle (20 minutes). The €5,811 project, an initiative of Strategic Tourism Sectors (Segments Estratègics Turístics), was funded by the Sustainable Tourism Tax. Two more trails are expected to follow: one detailing 14 nearby heritage sites and another, a fitness trail for runners starting in Llevant and snaking around Estany Pudent.

Tourism marketing chief Carlos Bernús traced the origins of all three projects to requests from the island’s tourism sector, and said the aim of the trails was to “offer visitors new experiences in nature, heritage, culture and sport that locals can enjoy too”.

22 May 2020
Department of Communications
Consell de Formentera

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