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Casal de Joves unveils May activities programme

The Office of Youth of the Consell de Formentera is pleased to announce the activities organised at the Casal de Joves during the month of May. Tomorrow, 3 May, the youth drop-in centre programme begins with a film screening. In fact, on Sunday 24 May there will also be another evening of sofa, movies and popcorn with a theme chosen by Casal youth.

Vanessa Parellada, youth councillor, said that the young people at the Casal will make a mural with Formentera Film Festival on 16 May. "With this great activity, FFF will introduce young people to the world of audiovisuals and make them active participants", said Parellada.

From 6.30pm, Ricardo Cavolo, creator of the FFF 2023 illustration, will make a mural outside the Casal de Joves and a video of the creative process will be made too. Plus there will be music from Baby Milo - DJ Set and, from 9.00pm, the event will continue with a screening of the official youth session and selection of the winning short film.

Another standout feature of the programme is a bike ride and picnic on 27 May. Other proposals include an evening of art, a jump rope tournament, yoga, a sticker workshop, the "hand and foot" game, preparing strawberries and cream, a spin art game and acrobatics workshop.

2 May 2023
Office of Communication
Consell de Formentera

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Start of summer timetable in Formentera's areas if metred parking

foto 2023iv zona blavaThe Office of Mobility of the Consell de Formentera reports that Wednesday 3 May, the summer schedule begins at metred parking areas in La Savina, Sant Francesc, Sant Ferran and Es Pujols. Metred hours will be from Monday to Sunday from 9.00am to 9.00pm.

Blue zone parking passes will be valid for all blue zones on the island. Motorists who are not eligible for discounts will have to pay €1.20 an hour, while residents with valid subsidies will be able to obtain their tickets free of charge.

In summer, parking passes entitle holders to park in the blue zone for a maximum of one day, instead of three days as in winter. As for the green zone, authorised vehicles of Formentera residents can be parked for up to one day in summer, except for accredited residents of La Savina, who can park their vehicles for up to fifteen days, as in winter.

For more information, please visit http://www.zonablava.com.

29 April 2023
Office of Communication
Consell de Formentera

Lifeguard service starts Monday on Formentera

foto 2023iv socorrismeThe Office of Interior of the Consell de Formentera is pleased to report that lifeguards will begin surveilling the beaches of Formentera from 1 May and will continue until 31 October. The interior councillor pointed out that Consell de Formentera funds the lifeguard service with its own resources, and wished lifeguards a good season.

1 May to 1 June, eleven members of staff and a coordinator will ensure safety on local beaches. Fifteen additional lifeguards will come on duty in June, bringing the total number of staff to 26 until the end of September. In October, the team will again be reduced to 11 staff and the coordinator.

Until 22 May, the Consell de Formentera is accepting applications to fill ten lifeguard positions. Interested parties can register here.

These days the lifeguards are taking refresher courses on rescue techniques covering common tasks like resuscitation in order to be prepared in case of emergency.

In low season, in May and October, Ses Illetes, Llevant and Es Arenals will all be lifeguarded. In high season, i.e. June, July, August and September, lifeguarded beaches will also include Es Trucadors, Es Tanga, Es Pujols, Cala Saona and Es Caló.

Adapted and heart-healthy beaches
The beaches of Es Arenals and Es Pujols offer adapted swim options for people with reduced mobility. The service is provided from 12 noon to 5.00pm when the green flag flies. In Es Arenals, this service is provided from 1 May to 31 October, and in Es Pujols, from 1 June to 30 September. To publicise this service, new signs with information and schedules have been installed.

All lifeguard stations are equipped with a defibrillator for possible cases of cardiorespiratory arrest.

New information video
Sea conditions can be consulted at www.platgesdebalears.com. In a first this year, the Consell de Formentera has edited put together video to highlight this information to residents and visitors. The video can be seen at the ferry companies, as well as in the social media of the Consell de Formentera and Office of Tourism.

29 April 2022
Office of Communication
Consell de Formentera

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Franco Giomi shows faces of fabled island at Centre Antoni Tur 'Gabrielet'

Tuesday 2 May, Centre Antoni Tur "Gabrielet" will welcome Argentina-born and Formentera-based photographer Franco Giomi's "Gente seria", an exhibition of images and portraits that, as the artist points out, "is a tribute to islanders, to the fantastic characters in our fabled paradise". The exhibition will open Tuesday 2 May at 7.30pm and continue until 11 May. Hours are from Monday to Sunday, from 11.00am to 2.00pm and 3.00pm to 8.00pm.

28 April 2023
Office of Communication
Consell de Formentera

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