Alhaurín de la Torre has its first ‘public parking’ (paid) area located below the health centre (Centro de Salud), which is designed to alleviate the shortage of parking in the municipality.
The Guardia Civil and Local Police in Málaga joined forces to capture an escaped convict, described as dangerous, after he robbed a bank in Alhaurín de la Torre.
A 49 year old man needed hospital treatment after a butane gas bottle exploded at his home in Alhaurin de la Torre, Málaga province.
A three million euro investment by Gas Natural Andalucía means that around 75% of the population of Alhaurin de la Torre can now opt for the installation of natural gas if they so desire, even in some of the outlying areas.
Around twenty families in the Santa Amalia area of Alhaurín de la Torre have not yet been allowed to return to their homes after having been evacuated at the weekend due to the storms and flooding.
The El Romeral area of Alhaurín de la Torre is undergoing a major renovation as part of a €300,000 project co-funded by the local and provincial Councils.
According to the latest statistics, the population of Alhaurín de la Torre is the youngest in the province, with 26.3% of the population under the age of 20 years. It also has the lowest number of over 65’s at 9.05% and has the tenth highest birth rate with 516 babies born in 2008.
The main opposition party in Alhaurín de la Torre, the PSOE, has denounced the salary of the Mayor, Joaquín Villanova, as ‘outrageous’ for a municipality of 30,000 inhabitants.
The Local Police in Alhaurín de la Torre have started a campaign to control street drinking (the botellón) and alcohol consumption by minors. Two premises have so far been closed for providing drinks to minors and 81 people have been cited for the consumption of alcohol on the public thoroughfare.
In just one week, thieves have stolen around 5,700 metres of cabling in and around Alhaurin de la Torre with the thieves, in some cases, carrying out their raids in broad daylight.