TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS/LOS MENORES


As a result of ongoing roadworks being carried out by the Cabldo, part of the TF-82, by the Los Menores bridge beyond Las Rosas, will close today, August 31st and tomorrow, September 1st.

The closure will affect the following roads: From km 43 (link to Vera de Erques), to km 48.5 (link to the TF-1) on the days mentioned. There will be a provisional diversion via the TF-1, km 48.5 (Los Menores), although residents will have allowed access from the bridge zone. At km 43 the diversion will be via the TF-465 to the TF-1. There will be signposts advising drivers of the diversions.

Drivers and residents are asked to co-operate and take notice of all the diversions.

For more information contact the Cabildo roads division, 900 210 131.

Slam dunk in Adeje!

Top basketball teams face off this Saturday in a pre-season derby
The Trofeo Costa Adeje, this Saturday (8pm) will see the two top Canarian teams, Iberostar Tenerife and Herbalife Gran Canaria, face each other in the first derby of the season.

Launching details of the match, to be held in the Las Torres pavilion, were Adeje sports councillor Adolfo Alonso Ferrrera, Roberto Konrad from Tenerife Top Training, and Iberostar Tenerife president Felix Hernández.

Both teams have enjoyed a headline grabbing season in 2016/2017, with the Tenerife side classifying for the Kings Cup and the title play-offs with the icing on the cake being victory in the Basket Champions League Final Four. The Gran Canarian side were crowned European Supercup champions. And while Saturday’s game may be a friendly, there is a healthy rivalry between the two sides. “The game has become a fixed part of the national pre-season calendar”, said Adolfo Alonso and Iberostar’s Felix Hernández. The councillor added that these kind of sporting events were very important for Adeje, and thanked both sides for bringing the derby to the borough for the second year in a row.

Tickets for the game are at “affordable prices, as we want to ensure that fans can come and see the game”, added Adolfo Alonso, with the sports department also announcing an increase in seating for the match. Hernández said this was a very important tournament for the players and the public, given that this year they would be seeing the Champions League title holders play the European Super Cup winners, here in Adeje. “Despite the fact that this is a pre-season game we have spent weeks in preparation to guarantee the public that they will see a top class sporting event”.

Hernández detailed too how many of this year’s new season tickets holders were from the south of the island –more than in previous years, “proof that the team is consolidating its base here in the south”.

Roberto Konrad said Tenerife Top Training was delighted to be the sponsors of the match. “Our doors are always open to Iberostar Tenerife. Being able to sponsor events of this kind is part of our commitment to sports in general.”
The match will also be broadcast on Television Canarias on Sunday September 3rd at 11.25am.
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Comedy returns to the Adeje stage in September

The Adeje department of creative development, under councillor Adolfo Alonso Ferrera, is bringing comedy back to the stage this September for the second year running with the ‘Adeje je je’ festival of laughs, continuing to promote theatre as a tool for cultural enrichment.

The councillor stressed that “cultural activities help us reinforce the importance of creativity and creative development. In Adeje we are constantly working to offer initiatives that appeal to all sectors of the public and we know that comedy is always in demand, something we saw last year. That’s why we have decided to mount the festival for the second year running, bringing laughter to the theatre during the month of September.

The comedy nights will be on four Fridays during next month, the 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th of September, in the Adeje Cultural Centre theatre, from 8.30pm. Tickets will be on sale in the centre or at the door on the night. All works are in Spanish.

Friday September 8th, Palante producciones y Darío López with Echadito Palante
Friday September 15th, Abubukaka, with Cuenta Deluxe
Friday September 22nd, Juan cállate with Un Leñador no es un diseñador
Friday September 29th, Doble M with Inspector Sullivan.

Healthcare, connectivity, mobility – “not just our problems, everyone’s problems”


In a recent interview with Diario de Avisos newspaper, José Miguel Rodríguez Fraga, Adeje’s mayor, spoke of the changes he has seen in his many years in public service and how tourism has led to unprecedented growth in South Tenerife. “The southern boroughs are beginning to get some recognition – late though that is. However no-one could have foreseen the changes that tourism would bring to the south. And this part of the island has been neglected in three particular areas which now cause huge problems: connectivity, with the problems with Tenerife South airport; mobility, affecting roads and motorways; and health with the on-going demand for a fully functional public hospital in the south to meet the needs of the local population.
“We have other issues, such as water and water treatment and matters that we, as councils, are resolving bit by bit. But in the other regard we are not simply talking about problems that affect South Tenerife. These are Tenerife’s problems, the Canarias’ problems because we are part of a bigger whole. So solving these problems is solving them for everyone. Connectivity, mobility, health care”.
The mayor stated that all three of these mentioned problems indicate a serious lack of planning and that the development of the affected boroughs and areas hasn’t received the kind of attention it merited and merits. “We are operating with a distinct kind of situation whereby we have to be able to provide services to numbers of residents much greater that those who figure on the census. In the case of Adeje, for example, at times we have four times the registered number of inhabitants (due to tourism) and those numbers need to be reflected when it comes to allocating budgets and financial aid nationally, as we are working to meet the needs of up to 200,000 persons who also generate waste materials, need services and have specific and concrete demands”.
On the issue of the airport, and following the 8-hour closure earlier in the year due to a burst airplane wheel, he pointed out, “I am confident that together with the Tenerife Cabildo, the regional government and the other affected council, we can go hand in hand to the national government to state our case. It’s not about nice words nor is it enough to solely consider this worthy of attention when there is a problem. Those of us who rely upon the tourism sector know the urgent need for some solution to this problem, and have been aware of this for many years. A new runway and terminal have to be priorities. At the moment there is no ‘Plan B’ if something happens to close the runway. The airport would have to close causing incalculable damage to the destination. Those thousands who do come here already have to leave their hotels up to five hours before their flight to ensure they arrive on time, given the traffic jams on the motorway. Then they are asked to wait for their flights in a terminal that is not built to deal with to cater for the numbers of passengers who use it daily.”


The mayor was asked to consider the unprecedented transformation of Adeje given the growth of tourism in the region. And given recent protests in certain tourist destinations in Spain it was of interest that he pointed out the council had and continues to hold in equal part the importance of the quality of life of the resident of Adeje as well as that of the tourist. “Many people are involved here, from the companies who chose Adeje as a destination, to the residents of the borough who have worked to adapt and accept the phenomenon of tourism. And from the council we have worked to adjust to ensure that things work in harmony, from meeting the needs of tour operators to the daily needs of our residents, who are so important as we are generating a wealth that is directed towards our people. I do think we have been successful in this regard and we will continue along these lines”.
The mayor also made specific reference to the work done to increase the advantages tourism brings to a local populace, while at the same time protecting the natural environment and the things that mark Adeje out as different. “From the start our principal has been that the resources that have generated such high levels of tourism have to been maintained, looked after. We are also creating employment, generating wealth in emerging subsectors and seeing new job creation opportunities created. We have a low unemployment level (7%) and are a source of employment for many from all over the island and beyond. However we will continue to work to ensure that the distribution of the benefits of tourism is widespread”. The council has worked with the University of La Laguna, for instance, to develop the third level Tourism Degree (two graduating classes to date). “In the coming years we want to encourage more training and specialisation and create more and better opportunities for everyone”, the mayor continued. “Given this economic resource we can create new social opportunities, improve our cultural offer, move ahead in projects that promote social harmony and integration as well as encourage sustainable development on all fronts”.

 

Adeje Tourism degree, class of 2017

Rubbish! Getting rid of the big stuff?

Regular (organic) waste is collected every night (after 1am) from the streets and rubbish sheds throughout the borough of Adeje, but Ascan Torrebonaf, the company who run the municipal rubbish collection service, also operate a separate collection service for larger items – furniture, household goods, under 50 kilos, etc. Items should be left by the usual collection points on the relevant Tuesday night.

(This does not include industrial waste or rubble from building works)

1st Wednesday of the month:
• Tijoco Alto, Taucho, La Quinta, Las Moraditas, La Concepción, Tijoco Bajo, Los Menores, La Hoya, Las Rosas and Charco del Valle.
2nd Wednesday of the month:
• Armeñime, Iboybo, Callao Salvaje, Playa Paraíso, Las Cancelas, El Puertito, Sueño Azul, Marazul, Ricasa, Boca Cangrejo and Corral del Guanche.
3rd Wednesday of the month:
• Barrio de Las Nieves, Los Olivos, Adeje, Las Torres, Fañabé and La Caleta.
4the Wednesday of the month:
• Torviscas, San Eugenio y las Américas (Costa Adeje), Playas de Fañabé and Costa Adeje.
If you wish to/need to contact the offices directly to inquire about a pick up or whether your particular ítem of furniture can be included, call 922 71 19 89 (but you will most likely need to have someone with you who speaks Spanish).

Punto Limpio,
The Punto Limpio, just beside the Atalya roundabout and opposite the Animal rescue centre, is an installation for depositing electrical goods (televisions, fridges, etc), household goods, but not for industrial waste or dangerous waste.
Opening hours:
Tuesday – Friday, 8am – 8pm
Saturdays, 9am – 8pm.
Sundays, 9am – 2pm.

Recycling containers
These are emptied on a regular basis, but if you are aware of a container that needs to be collected you can call the company requesting they do so as soon as possible – phone 922 71 19 89

The Indian government to donate Gandhi statue to Adeje

 


 

 

 

 

The Indian Ambassador to Spain, Venkatesh Varma, met with Adeje mayor José Miguel Rodríguez Fraga, and visited the Peace Park where the statue will be located.
The Adeje mayor, José Miguel Rodríguez Fraga, hosted a visit from the Indian Ambassador to Spain, Venkatesh Varma, in the Town Hall. Also present were a number of local representatives of the large Hindu community who live in Adeje and other parts of south Tenerife.
Ambassador Varma, who made particular reference to the work Adeje has and continues to do to assist the integration of the Hindu community and all those who come to live here, announced that the Indian government would be donating a sculpture of Mahatma Gandhi to the borough. “For us it is an immense honour that one of our most important icons, a man who was a standard bearer for human values and the fight for peace, will have a place in Adeje”, said the Ambassador, adding that all that was left was to confirm technical details for the transport of the statue to the island.

Rodríguez Fraga invited the Ambassador to visit the site where the Peace Park is to be located, in El Madroñal, and where the statue will stand. For the mayor, it was “a great honour to host this visit of the Ambassador”, adding that the local Hindu community were marked by their levels of participation and integration in all of the social and cultural life of the borough, “and they have helped us promote our objective of creating a town where social harmony, peace and co-existence are the pillars of our identity”. Adeje is home to over 700 people of Indian birth, with over 3,000 Indians living in South Tenerife, and, said the mayor, “they take part in activities to do with their own culture as well as becoming a part of our local culture”.


The Ambassador signed the official visitors’ book and also expressed his sadness at the attacks in Catalonia during the week, also signing the book of condolences outside the Town Hall. He said he was speaking on behalf of the Indian government in passing on those condolences.

Present at the official reception were members of different Hindu associations, Adeje councillors for the presidency, institutional relations, and patrimony, Carmen Rosa González, Zebenzui Chinea and Desiderio Afonso. During the welcome the mayor and the Ambassador exchanged gifts and afterwards visited emblematic parts of the town.


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Better service, cleaner town


This morning the company engaged by the Adeje council to collect organic and recycled waste, UTE Ascan Torrabonaf presented new additions to their waste collection fleet as well as details of the improvements in the service scheduled for the rest of the year.

There are 16 new lorries, 4 road sweeping vehicles and two water pressure lorries newly incorporated into the fleet. The service will also introduce new recycling collection collectors (with a new energy efficient and time saving system, reducing the turn- around to 3 minutes down from 10). These ‘Dule-System’ machines allow the trained operator to work from the cabin of the vehicle in a much more efficient manner and can collect from both sides of the streets. The collection vehicles work at a much lower noise level too, said the councillor responsible for municipal services, Carmen Rosa González Cabrera.

Up to 500 new larger waste containers are also being installed throughout the borough. 350 of these will be for separated waste (paper, glass and plastics), 150 for organic waste and 45 of them will be underground containers, pedal operated and with an automatic shutter to reduce atmospheric smells, the latter primarily in tourist zones. 400 of the existing containers in the municipal rubbish zones will be replaced or repaired.

In residential areas the company will increase the number of selective recycling islands to 100, and all of these containers can be found via geo-localisation, using the Adeje council app. In this way residents can find where their nearest recycling point is. The mayor also pointed to the excellent adaption of residents to recycling habits, adding that the need to increase the number of collections points was to meet the demands of the public.

Adeje, according to figures referred to by the borough’s Mayor José Miguel Rodríguez Fraga, has an excellent recycling record and is one of the top three towns in the Canaries in this regard. But there is always room for improvement. “We have to remember that we don’t just live in our home, we live in the plaza, in the street” he said, referring to the need to maintain good habits outside as well as inside the home.

Francisco Valiño, of UTE Ascan Torrabonaf, said that people often forget about the work needed to manage rubbish collections effectively. “It’s an invisible service for residents. The rubbish is put out at night and gone in the morning”, he said. He also referred to the success of the borough’s recycling system, adding there were was little vandalism of the different coloured containers – “most of those we placed in 2008 are still in place, still usable”.

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Mobile phones and bank matters concern Adeje consumers

 

The Adeje OMIC – the official consumers office, based in the modern building beside the town’s main post office and health centre – remains open throughout the summer, “from 9am to 1pm, Monday to Friday, as we are aware that this is an important free service for consumers and is working to resolve conflicts with arise between consumers and businesses, with the primary goal being to find a workable solution”, says councillor in charge, Amada Trujillo Bencomo.

In the 26 years since the offices opened they have dealt with over 20,000 incidents. They also work to inform the public as to how to avoid potential pitfalls when shopping, such as reading all the small print before purchasing, confirming an item is in perfect working order, apt for purpose, without defects, checking conditions of purchase, comparing prices if possible and asking for all the relevant information needed before buying.

During 2016 the consumers’ office in Adeje registered about 1,000 reports. 204 (27.7%) of them were in relation to mobile phones, there were 62 complaints about banks, followed by issues regarding electro-domestic appliances, airlines, car repairs, health, restaurants and hotels and home repairs. There were also a number of complaints about clothes and shoe purchases, new car acquisitions, food and furniture issues.

During last year the Adeje office also worked to successfully return €227,821 to consumers following a variety of follow-up investigations. In addition, the office works directly with other private and public bodies for the welfare and protection of consumers.
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Open air cinema for the kids


Summer nights for all the family
This year the Adeje council and Fundación CajaCanarias are teaming up to bring you the best kids films, shown in the open, free and fun for all.
Three top films are being shown for the public in August. On Thursday 10th Independence Day 2 will be in La Caleta, on Friday August 11th it’s the turn of El Puertito in Armeñime with Hotel Transylvania 2, and on Saturday August 12th the people in Callao Salvaje can enjoy a screening of Ice Ace: El Gran Cataclismo, in the Plaza del Mirador, the plaza at the bottom of the main street.
All the films will be in Spanish, starting at 9.30pm, free and open to all.