The Opposition groups in Torrox, the IU, PA, PIU and PP), have forced the PSOE government to stop using the El Morche football field as a car park.
The reduced rate parking fee for Nerja residents of €7 per month at the Los Huertos de Carabeo car park was due to start on July 1st, but this has been brought forward by the owners and it will now start today, Wednesday June 8th.
The Los Huertos de Carabeo car park does not, naturally, appear to be as popular since it became a paid facility. Residents will have a special rate of €7 per month as from July 1st but, looking at the current notice at the site, the free parking option no longer applies.
According to the Mayor of Nerja, José Alberto Armijo, the owners of the Los Huertos de Carabeo car park have agreed a special discounted parking tariff for residents of Nerja (i.e. registered on the census/padrón) of €7 per month and applicable as from July 1st 2011.
The Nerja History Museum remains closed to the public and continues to be a major subject of rhetoric between the two main political parties in the long run-up to the municipal elections.
Plaza Cavana was a little on the quiet side yesterday evening but not so in other areas of town. The various bars and terraces on the Balcon de Europa were packed, hardly a seat available.
According to the PSOE leader in Nerja, Ángel Ramírez, the agreement between the municipality and the owners of the Los Huertos de Carabeo land to allow free parking for local residents only extends to May 20th.
The Councillor for Municipal Parking, Antonio Navas, has announced the imminent creation of 650 new parking places in the town, 400 in the area near the proposed new Health Centre and 250 in El Chaparil.
Residents of Nerja will not be charged for using the Los Huertos de Carabeo car park until an agreement is reached between the owners of the land and the Council on season ticket prices for those living in the area.
The El Carmen parking facility in Vélez-Málaga is to extend its opening hours on Fridays until 02:00 at the request of the Association of Merchants and Entrepreneurs of Vélez (ACEV).