A 70 year old Danish national was killed and another person was slightly injured on Monday afternoon following a collision between a car and a lorry on the A-356 near Colmenar, Málaga province.
The A-7204 between Venta Baja and Colmenar will be closed to traffic between 07:00 and 22:00 on Monday December 10th as work is being carried out to repair damage caused by recent landslides. The work will be at km 10.700 between Periana and Mondrón and traffic will be diverted via the A-356 and A-402.
The new Fire Station in Colmenar, costing €820,000 and totally funded by the Junta de Andalucia, is now operational and will serve the municipalities of Alfarnate, Alfarnatejo, Almogía, Casabermeja, Colmenar, Riogordo and Villanueva de la Concepción. The new station has a total of 17 staff.
The provincial executive of Izquierda Unida has suspended the membership of three councillors in Colmenar for agreeing a pact with the PP and Convergencia Andalucía parties which allowed Antonio Jesús Fernández, PP, to become mayor of the town.
Energy saving is one of the fashionable topics at the moment, and the small town of Colmenar has just invested €1,000,000 to become the first municipality in the Málaga province, and one of the first in Spain, to have a 100% efficient public lighting system.
The Málaga provincial Council has started work on a new fire station in Colmenar, the project costing €500,000 with a completion period of six months. The new station will provide cover for Colmenar, Alfarnate, Alfarnatejo, Riogordo and Casabermeja as well as a stretch of the A-92.
As part of an initiative to enhance cultural tourism in the Axarquia, Colmenar now has a new museum, the Casa Museo de la Miel de Málaga, which shows everything relating to the history, production and harvesting of honey as well as the life of the honey bee.
Thousands of people attended the popular Fiesta del Mosto y la Chacina (Wine and Pork) in Colmenar on Sunday and according to local traders, around 6,000 kilos of pork was sold during the festivities.
Colmenar Council has launched the first ‘Escuela de Espalda’ aimed at people over the age of 50 years of the municipality which will see various workshops taking place during December to promote healthy physical activity.
Colmenar Council is proceeding with a project to install artificial turf on the local football field at a cost of €462,173.56, half of the money coming from a grant from the Ministry of Tourism.