The delays with the new Palace of Justice in Torrox, still suffering from planning problems, has apparently prompted the Junta de Andalucia to announce improvement works to the current facility in order to remove architectural barriers, install lifts and resolve problems with moisture in the building.
Torrox Council has approved an amendment to the municipal ordinance relating to the Occupation of Public Roads which will affect the installation of furniture and other items relating to entrepreneurial activity in public spaces.
All parties represented on Torrox Council (PSOE, PP, IU, PIU and PSA) have formally initiated the first ever commission of inquiry in the history of the municipality, the aim being to address the internal and external problems within the Local Police which have been ongoing for several years now.
Repairs to the Plan Guaro water supply network will cause cuts in supply in parts of Torrox between 09:00 and 21:00 on Thursday January 31st, namely in Peñoncillo (Sector URP-3, UE 2, UE 16 and urbanisation Calaceite.
Torrox Town Hall has started a road safety programme aimed at Primary school pupils. The course has started at the colegio Mare Nostrum and aims to involve all pupils in the municipality, some 1,500 in total.
Repairs being carried out on the La Granja municipal indoor swimming pool, which had only been open a few months before being damaged by the storms on September 29th 2012, will apparently allow the Council to save €20,000 per year on electricity costs.
In 2006, Torrox Council decided to convert a perfectly adequate outdoor swimming pool in La Granja into an indoor heated facility at an initial cost of €1.2 million. Due to the usual technical and administrative problems associated with most projects, the new facility didn’t open until February 2012.
The Nerja Councillor for Infrastructure, Antonio García, will present a motion at the next plenary session denouncing the failure of the Public Ports Authority of Andalucia and the Department of Public Works to produce the basic project for the proposed marina.
Torrox Council claims to have reduced the municipal electricity costs during the past year by around €140,000 through the implementation of ‘a number of actions to improve the management of local energy consumption and to reduce it as far as possible’.
Torrox Council has agreed unanimously to review the municipal ordinance relating to the collection of industrial waste following a year when a number of errors and duplicate payments by local businesses were detected. The review will also consider the possibility of correcting the errors and even returning any duplicate payments.