Benidorm News Headlines
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10th June - Benidorm Islands Illegal Bar - Updates
7th June - National police have detained a man in Benidorm for making a false claim of robbery, he claimed his shoulder bag was snatched with violence.
He claimed he was robbed of 425€, plus other effects worth a totalling 1120€. Two innocent people were arrested, but after further investigation police found out he lost lost his bag due to his own carelessness.
The police have stated that false claims such as the above can result in a jail sentence.
6th June - Yesterday Benidorm Firefighters had a very special mission, to rescue eight ducklings that were born near Terra Mitica and had fallen into a drain. They will stay with Benidorm Local Police until an animal park can be found to take care of them.
5th June - The body of a middle aged man has been found in one of the abandoned nightclubs in Benidorm
National Police have taken charge of the investigation after the body was found around mid-day on Thursday 3rd June.
Police confirm that the man suffered various multiple injuries, the body is awaiting an autopsy to provide further details. More news to follow when available.
5th June - COVID Testing News
Pharmacies in Alicante will sell the first rapid tests without a prescription to diagnose the coronavirus
The test will cost 12 euros and give result in just 15 minutes - Health justifies its release in that it will help the health care system.
Health will give the green light in the next few days. The first shipments of these tests have already arrived in the province of Alicante and now pharmacies are waiting for the imminent approval to be able to market these tests without the need for a prescription. More news to follow.
4th June - ONE HOURS FREE PARKING IN BENIDORM
The initiative, "Benidorm Más Cerca" includes five car parks, and will apply to anyone spending more than 20€ in local establishments
The car park involved are - l'Aigüera, Tomás Ortuño, Mercado and Ametlla del Mar and Ruzafa; all located in the main areas of the urban centre and the Rincón de Loix, providing 1,500 spaces.
How do you get that free hour of parking? Present at the entrance the ticket that confirms the consumption of more than 20 euros in shops, bars, cafes, restaurants or entertainment venues in Benidorm.
15 directional signs will be installed that will mark the route from the main entrances to Benidorm to the car parks, screens will also be installed at the three main entrances to the city
29th May LOW FESTIVAL BENIDORM 2021
Organisers of the festival, Producciones Baltimore, have announced that for this summer a reduced version, of the popular Low Festival called "Low in the City", will be held in the Auditorium Julio Iglesias (old town) July 30th and 31st, 2021.
"Low in the City" offers three concerts a day, with six major national indie-pop bands set to take the stage:
Tickets for "Low in the City" will be on sale soon
The program is as follows:
Friday 30th July 2021
Crazy to the TIE
Saturday 31st July 2021
La La Love You
25th May Road works continue in the Rincon de Loix
The work of 'Renewal of drinking water and sanitation infrastructures on the Avenida de Roma will begin next Monday, May 31st,as advanced by the councilor of the area, José Ramón González de Zárate, meetings were held with the local businesses, hotels and tourist apartments who were asked if they preferred the work to start now or later". it was agreed that the works should begin immediately.
This work will update the drinking water network, and include the construction of a new wastewater collector and a storm water collector, which will allow the capture of rain water which will help to avoid flooding in the streets.
The work will include the junction with Ametlla del Mar to the intersection with Monte Carlo". "the most complex areas of work will be : Stockholm, Stockholm with London and Monte Carlo". The work has an execution period of between 4 and 5 months.
The work is financed from the 2020-2027 Renewal Fund of the water contract and has been awarded to the UTE constituted by Codelsur Proyectos SL and Categor Obras y Proyectos SL, amounting to 697,115.18 euros.
Public lighting will be replaced and pavements increased to a width of 2.25 meters, a green area will also be added that will run parallel to the south sidewalk of the avenue.
22nd May - Night rescue in the Puig Campana. The rescue lasted about 8 hours.
Mountain rescue of 2 climbers, who were anchored on a ledge, a 57-year-old man and a 53-year-old woman, who were surprised by the rain and could not complete the climb. Two rescuers from the Fire Rescue Group of the Alicante Provincial Council (one from Elda and the other from Ibi) attend. Intervention time: 11:25 pm on Saturday 05/22. Intervention end time: 07:16 on Sunday 23/05
Well done the mountain rescue teams
22nd May - Selomar Hotel Updates
20th May - At 8am this morning the Benidorm fire crews were called to a fire in the Armanello area. Due to a large amount of debris a machine was used to move and aid the firefighters. Benidorm Police were also in attendance and the fire has been extinguished.
19th May - New Craft Fair - This will take place every Saturday during May and June - from 18.00 hours until the time allowed by the curfew and can be found outside the Hotel Meliá Villaitana, located in Avenida Alcalde Eduardo Zaplana (next to Terra Mítica)
Stalls will include, ceramics, wood carving, silver jewellery, hand bags, leather items, oil paintings, blown glass, stone and bronze pieces, and more.
18th May - 18 migrants were intercepted Monday morning at around 08.50, in the area of La Torre de Les Caletes after landing in Cala Tio Ximo. The group of immigrants were apprehended by the National Police for transfer to the port of Alicante, where they will be subjected to interviews and PCR tests to rule out possible cases of covid-19.
14th May Benidorm political party "Ciudadanos" will be making formal proposals at the next town hall meeting asking that the current 10km speed limit on the Avenida Mediterraneo be lifted to 20km/hr. They will also propose that on Avenida de la Armada Española (Poniente), where there is no single carriageway platform, a limit of 20 Km / h be endorsed.
Ciudadanos will also request "to extend from 30 to 50 km / h the speed limit on Avd Europa and Juan Pablo II, which are 2 or three lanes in each direction, as allowed by law." "We understand that the safety of pedestrians must prevail, but we are convinced that the DGT also watches over them with these regulations that we think are very adequate and sufficient,"
They claim that the low limits are making Benidorm "hostile" to visitors , and business alike, making people choose to go elsewhere.
14th May - The director General of the National police announced yesterday that at long last construction of the much needed National police station in Benidorm will begin shortly. The long awaited police station will be built close to the present courthouse, in the area where the AP/ tolls used to be and will cost in the region of 3 million euros.
12th May - Benidorm shops will be open on Sundays and public holidays from June 15th to January 5th
Benidorm has now been declared a long-term Area of Great Tourist Influx, meaning that local businesses will be able to open on Sundays and public holidays from 15 June to 5th January, this rule apples to businesses of more than 300 square meters.
There are a few exceptions, such as October 9th, December 25th (or December 26th when declared a holiday for Christmas transfer), and January 1st, also Sundays and public holidays for the period between Palm Sunday and the second Easter Sunday (except May 1). The resolution approved by the Ministry is valid for four years
4th May - Benidorm continues with its updating and renovation projects, this time with the remodelling of the pavements of Avenida Bilbao, which will follow the style of the Avenida Mediterráneo. Work starts this week on this main access road to the beach.
23rd April - Benidorm´s new controversial speed radars reveal that six out of ten cars are speeding around Benidorm. Hardly surprising when the speed limit in some areas is only 10kmph that is about 6mph.
The worst area is the Av. de la Armada Española the semi pedestrian road along Poniente Beach.
22nd April - Benidorm town hall finishes 2020 with the accounts in the best shape they have been for years, cutting debt by 4.3 million euros, despite spending an unexpected 14 million euros extra in aid to people and businesses affected by Covid in the town.
The "books" show a "surplus" in the accounts of 23 million, an extra 6 million has been designated for people in need.
21st April - This year the city council of Benidorm will replace the lighting along the Levante Beach promenade. The existing lights have been in place for 30 years and will be replaced with more energy efficient lights.
Total cost is 4.5 million euros, of which 2,050,000 euros will be paid during this current financial year.
Other infrastructures are also planned to receive some of the funds from last year's savings, including the youth hostel and interpretation centre of the Parque de la Séquia Mare; the creation of the El Moralet Green Circuit; or the rehabilitation and generation of new spaces around the Plaza de Toros to house the central library, an association hotel and a large young center. All these projects have an implementation period of several years and are included in the Sustainable and Integrative Urban Development Strategy (EDUSI).
24th March - Benidorm is to add more cycle lanes, currently Benidorm has 91.1 kilometers of bike lanes, second only to our regional capital Valencia. Benidorm plans to reach 134 kilometres of cycling tracks by the end of the year
Among the projects that will allow this increase is the development of the El Moralet Green Circuit, which "will soon go on a tender and which includes the generation of 12.3 kilometers of bike path, which have been drawn by the Mountain Section (BTT) of the Benidorm Cycling Union". This section also includes the development of the Partial Plan 2.1 Westeros, which is in the process of urbanization and which will involve the opening of new roads; as well as the new access to the Salto del Agua and the re-inbanization of Colombia Avenue, both in execution. In addition, it is planned to implement cycling tracks in projects such as the renovation of Mallorca Street, El Murtal Avenue or the future Vial Discotecas.
The bulk of remaining kilometers arises from "the conversion in 'cycle streets' of various roads and avenues mainly in the Centro area, La Cala and the Rincón de Loix". De Zárate noted that "this conversion is possible thanks to the strategy of setting speed limits through the whole city that favor and allow the coexistence of the bicycle with the rest of vehicles".
18th March - 14 arrested for house burglaries
16th March - Lots of work planned in the area of Benidorm´s main tram stop...The one at the top of the avenida de Beniardà, Benidorm Old town.
Firstly a "siding area", where maintenance of trains etc can be carried out, plus the bigger project of eliminating the level crossing by creating a underpass, this work is due to take 22 months to complete.
18th February - Green light for new camping area at Terra Mitica
28th January - Benidorm´s new shopping Centre - Updates
19th January - Plans for Benidorm´s Bullring announced - Benidorm to turn the bullring into a library and civic center. This area stopped hosting events due to structural problems two years ago
The City Council is putting out to ender the drafting of the project, included in the EDUSI, (European development funds for sustainable growth) which will be ready in three years.
Services planned are: a central library with multiple spaces, including study rooms and an auditorium; youth and youth information center with a large exhibition hall, hotel room for associations, multipurpose, rehearsal and training, and kitchen room; and a multicultural and multifunctional center with offices and warehouses for associations. It also includes the creation of a stage in the stands of the bullring and the installation of a fixed stage and sound and lighting equipment. The project has a global budget of 8,695,691 euros and will be ready throughout 2023
Red more HERE. Further updates will follow.
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