No to gender violence…

The events are taking place in advance of International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

The Adeje council is, as in previous years, organising a range of activities in the lead up to the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women which is always on November 25th. These include workshops, short-story competitions among the borough’s secondary school students, events with young people to promote good relationship habits, information tables, the annual reading of a manifesto declaring the Town Hall’s rejection of this scourge on society and a minute’s silence for all victims of gender violence.

“While we will be working during these days to place the spotlight on violence against women and help for victims, the Adeje council is dedicated to this issue all year round, working with special services, offering help and assistance, workshops, information events, courses and activities for the population in general, with a particular focus on our primary and secondary school students”, commented the Adeje councillor for equality Carmen Lucía Rodríguez del Toro.

This year for the first time all the members of the Network of South Boroughs for Gender Equality will send a united message with a joint campaign on social networks, and in fact anyone interested in being part of the campaign photo should come along to the CDTCA on Thursday at 11am.  Later that day at 6.30pm in the Biblioteca Canaria, an exhibition, ‘Pino Ojeda, te busqué por los sueños’ will be inaugurated with a presentation by feminist writer Covadonga García Fierro.  This is about giving visibility to all women, says the councillor.

During next week there will be a meeting with students from the borough’s secondary schools (3rd year), on giving the young people the necessary tools to detect and combat abusive behaviour.  On Friday November 23rd at midday the institutional manifesto will be read followed by a minute’s silence on the steps of the Town Hall.  At 7pm that evening the prizes for the winners in the short story competition will be awarded.The campaign comes to a close with an event on the eradication of gender violence, ‘I Jornada Miradas Violetas’ with the participation of judicial experts and prior registration for this event is required.

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Tenerife’s champion cocktails!

The Tenerife Barman’s Association is celebrating a double victory in the recent XLV National Cocktail competition held in Zaragoza. The Tenerife association is an affi8liate of the Spanish Federation, FABE.

“Adeje has a close working relationship with the Tenerife Barman’s Association and their work contributes directly to an important element of our tourism brand as part of the ‘food and drink’ offer. We send our congratulations on their recent success”, said the councillor for local economic development. Manuel Luis Méndez Martín.

Over 250 contestants took part with Juanjo Montes Ruiz taking first place and the title of Spanish Champion in ‘Coctelería Acrobática’ (flairtending ). Emilio Rodríguez took first place in the alcohol-free cocktail section and second in the regular cocktail competition. In the ‘Tiki’ category Pedro Pablo González was second.

 

Your voice, your vote!

The following is a summary of information received from the Electoral Census office regarding elections for local Council and European Parliament elections in May 2019

On 26 May 2019 European Union (EU) voters EU citizens may vote in Council (Town Hall) and European Parliament elections in Spain if they express their intent to do so. The deadline to confirm your intention to vote in Spain ends on 30 January 2019.

To be clea,r nationals from EU countries living in Spain and from those countries who have signed an Accord with reciprocal rights have that right to vote.   The national office has sent this information to local Town Halls:Residents from EU member states:Residents of EU member states resident here in Spain who meet the standard requirements to vote (age, etc.) have the right to participate in local and European elections here in Spain.

Although the United Kingdom has expressed its intent to leave the EU on 30 March 2019, the Electoral Census Office (ECO) has not excluded its citizens from the electoral roll for the municipal elections, as well as for the European Parliament elections. However, their inclusion will cease to have effect if the United Kingdom leaves the EU on 30 March 2019.

EU nationals resident in Adeje

In the coming weeks the Electoral Census Office will send a written notice/letter to EU citizens resident here.  In general these will be sent to EU citizens on the ‘Padrón’ (resident register) but who have not voted in the past nor have signed the formal declaration of their desire to be on the census. The letter should include a formula whereby people can indicate online their intention to vote.  Alternatively you can call into the Adeje Town Hall and sign the relevant paperwork there.
You can also use your NIE number to sign up online on https://sede.ine.gob.es though you will need an electronic certificate to use this method, or use the special CTT (telematics communication number that is in the letter that you have received from the Census office), or you can send your signed intent to vote by post to the Census office – follow the instructions in the letter.
Those already registered in the electoral roll after having expressed their intent to vote in Spain maintain their voter status and shouldn’t need to make a new declaration, until they request their removal or cease to reside in Spain.
All this is assuming you are already on the local Padrón.  If not, you have until January 30th 2019 to register both as a resident and a voter.

Nationals resident in Adeje from countries with a reciprocal voting Accord

If you are resident in Adeje and from a non-EU country but one that has a reciprocal voting agreement with Spain and you meet the standard voting requirements, you can ask to be on the census for the May 2019 local elections. Countries that currently have such an agreement are Bolivia, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Korea, Ecuador,Iceland, Norway, New Zealand, Paraguay, Peru and Trinidad and Tobago.

General voting requirements

The general voting requirements for all those who wish to vote are:

  •  That you are over 18 years of age and haven’t had your official right to vote take away
  • That you are on the Adeje ‘Padrón’ (resident register)
  • That you have authorised Spanish residency
  • That you have lived legally in Spain for the requisite time depending on the agreement with your country of origin. If required a certificate can be obtained from the National Police offices.

 

 

Look for the barrels outside participating establishments

This year’s Tapas Route, part of the Adeje gastronomy month, Degusta.Me 2018, begins today, Nov 9th. 20 different establishments are taking part this year.

The councillor for economic development, Manuel Luis Méndez Martín, is encouraging everyone to take advantage of the route, “and discover the fantastic tapas that have been created by the Adeje bars and restaurants for the occasion. This is one way of appreciating what we have and using and enjoying our local produce”.

You can consult the tapas route map online, www.adeje.es. And you can easily identify which establishments are taking part as they will have a lovely barrel outside indicating they are on the route. “As in previous years you can also vote for you favourite and when you vote you are also entering a draw for some great prizes”. The prizes, courtesy of the Zona Comercial Abierta Adeje Centro, include a cruise for two a hotel stay and 18 more prizes consisting of dinners and lunches in the participating bars and restaurants. There’s also a chance to win free tapas if you take and upload photos of them labelled “Tapas en el aire” on Puntasso Go in the Puntasso application. . (More info on the app El Puntasso online, www.adeje.es.)

Each participating establishment should have the voting slips. Request yours and the official stamp or app card from each of the participating restaurants/cafes when you visit. When you have a minimum of 4 stamps you can fill in your personal details on the voting slip and vote for your favourite tapa using the ballot boxes in the establishments, the Adeje youth centre, the CDTCA or the Cultural Centre.

Tapas Route 2018
Participating establishments
01. RESTAURANTE LA RAMBLA
TAPA: Tandem
C/ Grande nº7 – Adeje Town Centre
Tues – Sun, 6.30pm – 10.30pm
922 710 428

02. RESTAURANTE EL PUENTE
TAPA: Aunque no lo parezca, soy dulce
(I mightn’t look like it, but I’m sweet)
C/Grande nº9 – Adeje Town Centre
Thur – Mon, 12 noon – 8pm.
922 711 163

03. HOTEL FONDA CENTRAL
TAPA: Rock & Roll de carne, queso y humo
(Rock & Roll of meat, cheese and smoke)
C/Grande nº26 – Adeje Town Centre
Daily 11am – 10.45pm.
922 781 550

04. OLIVA CAFÉ DELI
TAPA: Oriental
C/ Grande nº19- Adeje Town Centre
Tues – Fri 12 noon – 4pm, 7pm – 10pm.
Sat and Sun 10am – 5pm.
686 325 450

05. IL GASTRONOMO
TAPA: Frittatina di pasta
(Italian pancake/omelette)
C/Grande nº33 – Adeje Town Centre
Thur- Tues 12.45pm – 11pm
922 396 541

06. GASTROTABERNA AMORES
TAPA: ¡Hala! De ave de granja rellena de matices isleños
(Wow – Farm fowl stuffed with local colour!)
C/ Nueva nº 51 – Adeje Town Centre
Mon – Sat 2pm – 3.30pm, 8pm – 10pm.
822 660 463-677 862 944

07. PLAZA CAFÉ
TAPA: Chaja
(Meringue dessert)
Plaza Cruz del Llano nº4 – Adeje Town Centre
Daily 6am – 10pm.
922 711 482

08. TASCA ITALIANA
TAPA: You dream
Plaza Venezuela nº 9 – Adeje Town Centre
Wed – Tues, 1pm -11pm.
922 775 510

09. BAR PASTELERÍA LA FAVORITA
TAPA: Dessert Isla Bonita
C/ El Cerco nº4 – Adeje Town Centre
Mon – Sat 8am – 5pm
661 022 164

10. TAPAS BAR LA SALUD
Tapa: La explosión de sabores
(Explosion of flavours)
C/Manuel Bello Ramos nº46- Adeje Town Centre
Wed – Mon, 4pm – 10pm
922 731 106

11. Tasca Pica Pica A Catedral
Tapa: Empanada de bacalao con pasas
(Cod and raisin pastry)
C/Manuel Bello Ramos nº54- Adeje Town Centre
Thur – Tues 12.30pm – 8pm
619 292 312

12. RESTAURANTE MI GUSTO
TAPA: Gustó
(Taste)
C/Manuel Bello Ramos nº64 – Adeje Town Centre
Wed – Mon, 11.30am – 11pm,
611 221 919

13. TASCA EL CAÑÓN
TAPA: Primavera de berenjena
(Aubergene Spring)
C/Piedra Redonda nº12 – La Postura
Fri – Wed. 12 noon – 2pm, 6pm- 9pm
642 791 498

14. LE CROISSANT
TAPA: Empanada de mozzarella con salsa Romesco
(Mozzarella pastry with Romesco sauce)
C/Piedra Redonda nº34- La Postura
Mon – Sat 12 noon – 8.30pm.
Sun 12 noon – 1.30pm
660 358 569

15. SOLKY
TAPA: Albóndiga Solky
(Solky meatballs)
C/Piedra Redonda nº35- La Postura
Fri – Wed 11am – midnight.
647 662 840

16. FOOD AVENUE
TAPA: Manifesto
Avda. Los Océanos nº9 – El Galeón
Daily 12 noon – 11pm.
922 455 876

17. HELADERÍA SORBI
TAPA: Trilogía
(Trilogy)
Av. Rosas de los Vientos nº12 – El Galeón
Daily 12 noon – 11pm.
642 439 084

18. RESTAURANTE MANY STARS
TAPA: Cocido tradicional Chino
(Traditional Chinese cooking)
C/ Las Jarcias nº8 – El Galeón
Tues – Sun 1pm -3.30pm, 6.30pm – 10.30pm
822 610 937

19. SELFIE PIZZA
TAPA: La Cabrona
C/ Tegueste nº2- Los Olivos
Mon – Sat 7pm -11pm.
922 703 610

20. LA TRATTORIA
Tapa: La Trattoria
Av. De Ayyo nº23 – Las Torres
Mon – Sat 8am -midnight.
922 456 610

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Tapas on tour!

Special Tourist Tapas route

Our tourists and visitors deserve the best, so this year we want to share with our Tapas Route with them. Tours have been organised to sample local gastronomy and enjoy the culture and heritage of Adeje.

When: 9th to 18th November. Sign up at the CDTCA.
Where: Bus from Costa Adeje to Adeje town centre.
Price: € 15 (Includes: transport, guided tour and tasting of 4 tapas+ drink).
Limited places, prior registration.
Registration: Call 922 756 249 Ext 7547 or online https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfmPOtuwO9Bh8LcIbXm6fWrmUdNMv9mf2eMdUuoi5PDsI3B8w/viewform

Payment on the bus

In collaboration with: Employment, Education and Training Programme Prodintur Adeje.

TAPA’S CRAWL ROUTES

Tapas Route Nr 1:

Friday 9th Afternoon 4pm – 9pm

  • La Trattoria
  • Solky
  • Oliva Café Deli
  • Hotel Fonda Central

Tapas Route Nr 2:

Saturday 10th Afternoon 4pm – 9pm

  • Selfie Pizza
  • Restaurante Rambla
  • Plaza Café
  • Tapas Bar la Salud

Tapas Route Nr 3:

Thursday 15th Morning 11am – 4pm

  • Food Avenue
  • Heladeria Sorbi
  • Many Stars
  • El Puente

Tapas Route Nr 4

Friday 16th Morning 11am – 4pm

  • Restaurante Mi Gusto
  • Tasca Pica Pica A Catedral
  • La Favorita
  • Tasca Italiana

Tapas Route Nr 5:

Saturday 17th Morning 11 am – 4pm

  • Le Croisant
  • Tasca El Cañon
  • Il Gastronomo
  • Gastrotaberna Amores

Places for tapas and timetables may vary on any route.

Improving security in Adeje

Permanent co-ordination group of security bodies agreed

During the week Adeje, with the Government delegate Elena Máñez Rodriguez, hosted a meeting of the different security bodies. Also present were the general head of the Guardia Civil in the Canaries, Juan Miguel Arribas, and the Tenerife south national police commissioner, Eloy Román Rodríguez, as well as representatives of the local police in Adeje.

The session dealt with a number of on-going and current issues, and talked in detail about the need for co-ordination and better security in Adeje as the main challenges to be faced. There was also mention of the creation, in the future, of a service or an office dedicated to the needs of foreign visitors. The meeting heard that in recent months there had been a drop in crimes reported across the board, something welcomed by both the government delegate and the Adeje mayor Jose Miguel Rodriguez Fraga, “although we are never happy when any crime is committed”, he clarified. He added, “The better figures are a result of the work by the men and women of the security forces in the borough”. He also said that the work of the local and national police and the civil guard was to promote social harmony too among all residents and visitors, something vital for the good of the tourist industry. “No tourist chooses Adeje because we offer top security, but they won’t return if it is lacking”, he added.

Other matters discussed included the number of vacant homes and premises in tourist zones currently occupied by squatters, the intrusion caused by PRs on the streets, and the need for more police in both the national police and civil guard teams in Adeje and South Tenerife – the mayor said there was currently a need for at least 120 more agents to meet daily demands.

There was agreement across the board on the important issues, and on the use of co-ordination tools to improve the overall security in the region. The creation of a permanent co-ordinating body was approved by all with representation from all three of the operational security forces, to meet once a week. The mayor commented that “up to now the co-ordination that has existed has worked well, with good fluid communications between all the security forces, but we have decided to create this permanent body which will serve to improve security overall in terms of services and attention to the public”.

 

 

 

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Have you seen a fallen Cory Shearwater? Call 112!

The Adeje council through the department of the environment under councillor Esther Rivero, are reminding the public that this is the time of the year when a large number of young birds are taking their first flight over the sea. Many of the young Cory Shearwaters can become disoriented and can fly off their path towards the sea and fall to earth. This year’s campaign is dated for this time of the month as the new moon affects the flights of the chicks.

The councillor noted that “Adeje has a large Cory Shearwater population given the amount of ravines and mountains in the borough, and in fact it is one of the better places for their observation and conservation.”

There is a protocol to follow if you find one of these young Cory’s Shearwaters lost or injured – call 112 or 922 445 777 (9am – 11pm) and tell them where exactly the bird is. The second number is that of Centro de Recuperación de Fauna Silvestre, and they will send one someone trained in dealing with these young lost birds.

While it is not advised, if you need to pick up the bird before the authorities arrive do so with extreme caution as their beaks are sharp and strong, so use of gloves and a towel is advised. Once you have picked up the bird, place it in a box with air holes and keep it in a safe quiet place. Do not constrict the bird’s wings, and don’t give the bird food or liquid.

Given the high Shearwater population in Adeje, the councillor says this campaign this year can also be seen as a good tool to teach the local population more about this species who also live in our borough. “We can learn to know, admire, value and care for these ‘Adeje birds’, birds that play an essential part in our environmental balance”, she added.

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Award winning public plaza in Adeje

 

Adeje’s Plaza de España has won the top prize in the Canarian ‘Manuel de Oráa y Arcocha 2008-2017 architecture awards, in the landscape and public space category. The prize is for the plaza’s projection as a reference point in both modernity and the preservation of local heritage. The plaza was also the winner in the World Architecture Festival New & Old section in the Public Space category a few years ago.

The prize is awarded by the Official School of Architecture of Tenerife, La Gomera and El Hierro, and is dedicated to recognising work in creating spaces that respect and emphasise the worth of local heritage and natural resources. The Plaza de España does just that, flanked by the Convento de San Francisco on one side, the Santa Úrsula Martir church on the other and with the awe-inspiring Barranco del Infierno as a backdrop, each a recognised point of cultural and natural interest, with the Plaza designed to enhance each of these features.

The renovation and redesign of the Plaza de España was the work of Tenerife architect Fernando Martín Menis (Estudio Menis Arquitectos) who is also responsible for the Magma & Congresos building, two structures that have become focus points in the borough for different groups and events, as well as viewpoints in their own right.

The Plaza de España is 1,182m2 with a 446m2 stage space and a garden zone. Work on the renovation and redesign was carried out in 2009 and 2010 financed by the Plan E2009 and Plan E2010. Since it reopened it has helped revitalise local businesses and become a much-used centre for events and public get-togethers.

 

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