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Consell d'Entitats extends formentera.eco season and doubles fees

foto 2022xii cde feco ampliat AYesterday at 7.30pm members of local associations gathered for the second session of the Formentera Council of Entities (Consell d'Entitats) to determine the 2023 fees and enforcement period for formentera.eco, a project to regulate vehicles brought and driven on the island. Association representatives voted to extend the regulation period to 1 June to 30 September and raise associated fees to €6/day for cars (€30 minimum) and €3/day for motorcycles and scooters (€15 minimum) – double the rates in 2022.

Ana Juan, president of the Consell de Formentera, explained, "This second session served to set the fees and enforcement period for next summer, bringing us in line with the legislative goal of lowering the vehicle ceiling by 16% in four years". "However, we will continue to work locally on policies for increasingly sustainable mobility", she assured the president, "and in this, residents must be involved as well." She asserted, "Within government we will work to provide alternatives with quality public transport and road safety improvements for both motor vehicles and bicycles".

For his part, Rafael González, councillor of mobility, welcomed the extended regulation period "because it will allow us to better control the months of June and September where we have seen increases in incoming vehicles". As for the fee hike, the councillor insisted that a lengthened enforcement season and new minimum fees last year "brought very positive results", asserting that visitors were staying longer and the number of one-day visits had dropped. González expressed hope that with the changes approved by the Consell d'Entitats for summer 2023 "results will continue to improve".

Enforcement period
The decision taken yesterday by the Consell d'Entitats to extend enforcement and double formentera.eco fees will be taken to the January plenary session of the Consell de Formentera. The formentera.eco website will come online in the first half of February, making it possible for people to reserve their authorisation to drive during the regulation period. The fee increase must also receive initial backing from the plenary and undergo a period of public consultation. Definitive approval and entry in force of the change are therefore expected to occur between April and May. Pending entry into force, drivers seeking authorisation will continue to pay the fees approved in 2022: €3/day for cars (€15 minimum) and €1.5/day for motorcycles (€7.50 minimum).

Lastly, Vanessa Parellada, councillor of citizen participation and moderator of last night's Consell d'Entitats session, applauded the participation of the 28 groups that voted and underscored the fact that, "as always, they look to achieve a more sustainable mobility for our island".

Formentera.eco restrictions do not affect cars, motorcycles or other vehicles belonging to Formentera residents, though they must still obtain accreditation. Residents of the other islands in the region are also exempt from payment, but they must obtain accreditation to drive on the island during the months of regulation.

13 December 2022
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

The Christmas Collective: fourteen Formentera artists show work at Ajuntament Vell exhibition space

foto 2022xii CN 3The Office of Culture of the Consell de Formentera is pleased to report that at 7.00pm, Monday 12 December, the Ajuntament Vell exhibition space in Sant Francesc pulled back the curtain on the Christmas 2022 -2023 group exhibition (Col·lectiva de Nadal).

The display features an assortment of works running the stylistic gamut by fourteen artists who live on Formentera or keep a close relationship with the island. The show includes paintings by Álvaro Mendoza, Ana Celada, Enric Riera, Teresa Matilla, Maribel Escandell, Marco Sánchez, Fran Lucas, Raquel Caramazana and Diana Masiliauskas, drawings by Elena Vinyarskaya, collage by Jorge Traverso and illustrations by Juan Moreno. There will also be sculptures by Aaron Keydar and Franz Kokowashi.

From 13 December to 6 January, the space will open 11.00am to 2.00pm and 6.00pm to 8.00pm, Monday to Saturday. The exhibit will be closed Sundays, holidays and Monday mornings.

13 December 2022
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

Formentera pupils get trained in emotional management

foto 2022xii gestio emocionaLThe Office of Social Welfare of the Consell de Formentera is pleased to announce the return this year of an emotional management programme for children from year four of early-childhood education to year six of primary school. The activity will take place from October to March at CEIP El Pilar, CEIP Sant Ferran de ses Roques and CEIP Mestre Lluís Andreu.

The programme will take the form of four- or five-part workshops and content will be tailored to the characteristics of each group.

Image: Year-six pupils in early-childhood education at CEIP Mestre Lluís Andreu on Day of the Diversely Abled. The pictured activity dealt with visual impairment and colours of flowers and varying textures.

12 December 2022
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

Stabilising 242 jobs at the Consell de Formentera

The human resources department of the Consell de Formentera reports that today's issue of the Official State Gazette (Boletín Oficial del Estado, BOE) contains details of the process to stabilise 242 public servant and staff positions in 59 groups and categories at the Consell de Formentera. From tomorrow, interested parties will have 20 working days to apply.

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This process is open to everyone, employees of the Consell de Formentera or not. Any person who meets the requirements of a particular position may apply and the offer is not exclusive. Applicants with questions or seeking more information may contact the human resources department by e-mail at selecciopersonal@conselldeformentera.cat or by phone.

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A form designed to facilitate the process is available on the Virtual Citizen Information Office (OVAC). Interested parties can also get help with their application by making an appointment at the Citizen Information Office (OAC). Applicants need only fill out a form; no documents are required. A useful guide has been given to all Consell de Formentera staff and can be found on the Consell de Formentera website.

12 December 2022
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

 

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