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Consell removes 186 abandoned vehicles in 2020 and 2021

foto 2021 retirada vehiclesThe Formentera Department of Environment reports that 186 cast-off vehicles were towed from public roads and private land between last year and the first three months of 2021, an effort performed with help from the Formentera Local Police. During the same period, hazardous components were removed from 263 vehicles at the Ca na Negreta vehicle decontamination site, or CAT.

FDE chair Antonio J Sanz said the department had ramped up removals and streamlined the process over the previous year in a bid to tackle what is an increasingly common problem. “Derelict vehicles on the public thoroughfare and private land aren’t just eyesores”, insisted Sanz, “they’re also the source of a substantial amount of environmental pollution”. Islanders who wish to dispose of an old vehicle should go to Es Cap waste management site (CAT) directly or call Ca na Negreta at 971 575 118.

Fines and towing
FDE has issued 81 fines for junked vehicles this year alone. Dumping infractions are typically classed, according to the related municipal bylaw, as “serious” or “very serious”, with associated fines ranging from €751 to €1,500 and €1,500 to €3,000, respectively.

When it is suspected a vehicle has been abandoned, protocol requires that a member of FDE staff and a local law enforcement officer affix a decal identifying the vehicle as derelict. The vehicle’s owner then has one month to rectify the mistake and move their vehicle, otherwise it is towed to the Es Cap tip and the owner receives a notice and fine.

Owners can reclaim their vehicle at any time provided they pay storage and towing fees. When the established wait period elapses, unclaimed vehicles are sent to the CAT for decontamination.

27 April 2021
Communications Department
Consell de Formentera

2021 Formentera Film devotes session to local youth

cartell 2021 ff2021FF2021 (Formentera Film 2021) gets started 1 May, and this year’s opening session is one for local youth. The evening of screenings will be presented by Xènia Fuertes, with viewers gathering under the stars and outside the Casal de Joves from 8.30pm. Capacity at the free event is limited, but admission is open to all youth over 12.

The session will comprise seven short films —documentaries, fiction and animated features— plus a handful of “extrafest” videos. Later in the evening, the audience will pick the best of the bunch, with the winner to be announced the evening of 15 May. Attendees will also have the chance to see a video shot in April with participants in the Casal de Joves’ street-dance course.

Other extrafest programming will include screenings of two films: On és Pere Miquel, a short made during a FF2019 workshop, and Help, filmed over four days during the same festival.

The following programme of screenings for 1 May can also be found online at www.formenterafilm.com:

Nicholas Chin, Ernest Zacharevic
Indonesia | 2019 | 4'03" | documentary
Nata Metlukh
USA | 2019 | 7'37" | animated feature
Nick Hartanto, Sam Roden
USA | 2019 | 12'34" | fiction
Engin Erden
Turkey | 2020 | 12'26" | fiction
Carmen Córdoba González
Spain | 2020 | 9' | animated feature
Renata Diniz
Brazil | 2020 | 14'58" | fiction
Nicolás Sole (scheduled to attend screening)
Spain | 2020 | 10'45" | animated feature

Presented by Formentera Film
in association with Formentera Casal de Joves
4′ | 2021 | Formentera, Balearic Islands

Short film shot over four days at FF2019.
Directed by Niccolò Falsetti
Produced by Formentera Film
4' | 2019 | Formentera, Balearic Islands
Short film shot during LET’S MAKE A SHORT FF2019

FF2021 programming, scheduled to take place between 12 and 16 May, will be released shortly. The local departments of culture and tourism collaborate with FF2021.

27 April 2021
Communications Department
Consell de Formentera

Es retarda al 15 de maig l’aplicació de l’ordenança que prohibeix la realització d’obres que ocasionin molèsties als nuclis urbans i zones turístiques

El Consell de Formentera, a través de l’àrea de Territori, informa que el 15 de maig entrarà en vigor l’ordenança de remors i vibracions que prohibeix la realització d’obres que puguin ocasionar molèsties als nuclis urbans o zones turístiques. Habitualment l’ordenança està en vigor entre l’1 de maig i el 15 d’octubre, segons ha recordat el conseller de l’àrea, Rafael González, que ha destacat que “aquest any l’hem posposat 15 dies, ja que l’inici de la temporada turística també s’ha retardat, i així permetem que es continuï fomentant l’economia local i que es puguin finalitzar certes obres que també a causa de la crisi originada per la covid han pogut patir retards”.

Recordam que cada temporada en els nuclis urbans o zones turístiques només es poden executar les obres que no ocasionin molèsties tals com remors i vibracions que normalment són produïdes per excavacions i construccions de fonaments i estructures. També queda prohibida l’ocupació de via pública amb bastides.

D’altra banda, cal destacar que sí que es podran realitzar obres menors o interiors que no ocasionin molèsties al veïnat i d’altres motivades per la reparació d’avaries en les conduccions existents que han de ser solucionades per motius de seguretat i/o salubritat, o obres urgents que no admetin dilació, amb sol·licitud prèvia que s’haurà d’analitzar i resoldre, cas per cas, per part del Consell.

26 d’abril de 2021
Àrea de Comunicació
Consell de Formentera

This Thursday, ‘Family Talks’ returns with face-to-face lecture from Estela Berenguer

cartell 2021 xerrada berenguerThursday 29 April, social educator and family mediator Estela Berenguer returns to Formentera for the latest instalment in the ‘Family Talks’ (Xerrades per a famílies) lecture series. ‘Siblings: intruders at home?’ starts at 5.00pm in La Savina’s Centre d’Esports Nàutics. Attendees must reserve their seats in advance by calling 971.32.12.71 or emailing educaciosocial@conselldeformentera.cat. Capacity is limited.

According to the ‘El Valor de Educar’ founder, “sibling relationships are riddled with conflict, rivalry, competition... In this lecture I’ll offer four simple guidelines to defuse conflicts, restore harmony and lay a foundation of respect for your children and their needs”.

26 April 2021
Communications Department
Consell de Formentera

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