The Feria del Rosario has started in Fuengirola, continuing until next Saturday, and the Council is determined to maintain a very ‘Andalucian’ character to the event.
The Irish company Primark is set to open its second store in Málaga province on October 17th.
Work has started on renovating calle Arapiles, located behind the colegio Sohail, as part of the Municipal Employment Plan which will also see the renovation of calle Santa Cruz and calle Maestro Albéniz.
The water company Acosol has completed emergency repairs to the main water pipes, damaged on Thursday during improvement works, which affected Fuengirola, Mijas and to a lesser extent Benalmádena.
The Department of Sports is launching a dog handling course in September and the registration period is now open and those interested should go to the Elola Sports Complex.
A one metre tall statue of Isabella and Ferdinand will soon be adorning the plaza del antiguo Ayuntamiento, a commemoration of the fall of Fuengirola castle to the Christian forces on August 7th 1485.
Fuengirola has been a pioneer in the implementation of underground rubbish containers, or ‘ecological islands’ as they tend to be known and the Council is now managing to have them built at no cost to municipal coffers.
Fuengirola Council has started the process to acquire two new vehicles for the municipal cleaning services, these being a sweeper and a flusher. The cost is expected to be around €263,000.
At 23:55 on Sunday night, an earthquake measuring 4.1 on the Richter scale hit the town of Fuengirola, although no-one appeared to notice. The epicentre was just southeast of the town at a depth of 53 kilometres.
A woman has died early this morning following a fire at here first floor home in calle Elías Ramos, Fuengirola. The fire began at around 06:45. The deceased was the only occupant of the apartment and is thought to have died from smoke inhalation.