The four star Hotel MS Amaragua in Torremolinos, part of the MS chain of hotels owned by Miguel Sánchez, is reopening after extensive renovations including new lighting, an improved entrance and a parking area sufficient for 215 vehicles.
Workmen were today putting the finishing touches to a wall to close off one of the few remaining free car parking lots in town. The land owners had no objection to the unused plots being used for parking, as they have been for years, but have they have gradually been forced to erect barriers to end such free parking.
Councillor Lee Rowley, Westminster’s cabinet member for parking, said the council’s vehicles ‘are permitted to park on yellow lines when carrying out statutory duties… Our drivers are instructed to park safely and considerately’. So, why are the yellow lines there in the first place then?
As I set off this morning, the author Laurie Lee suddenly sprang to mind, and I began wondering, if he were around today, would he have changed the title of his autobiography to: As I Walked Round It One Midsummer Morning. Never seen such a humungus pile of residual canine waste right in the centre of the pavement in avenida …
The IU has criticised the decision by the ruling PP (several months ago) to order the owners of plots of land in the centre of town to erect walls around these plots to prevent them being used as free parking. These plots were used as free parking areas for many, many years without problem.
Parking in the centre of Ronda is a little easier now as a new car park for 200 cars and 30 motorcycles has been opened on the site of the former Concepción military barracks. Parking is free.
The junction of calle Diputación and avenida Castilla Perez was always a regular haunt for the local Trafico police but they have been conspicuous by their absence recently. Hence loads of people taking advantage of the situation by parking on the corner, stopping in the middle of the street or occupying the area reserved, in the evening, for taxis.
The construction of a cycle path on avenida de La Pasionaria in Vélez-Málaga has provoked indignation from the Partido Popular due to the fact that the project removes fifty parking spaces along the road.
The Council has approved a project to redevelop the parking areas along calle Chaparil and it is hoped to award the contract shortly so that the works can begin as soon as possible.
The Wally Trolley now has a parking place on calle Diputación while the works continue in Plaza Cavana, so when an inconsiderate van driver stops in the space…