Plan to repave and upgrade Adeje’s principal roads

 

The Adeje council has been working to upgrade and repave the principal roads throughout the borough in recent months. The work has been divided into two phases, one in the mainly tourist zone and the other in the mostly residential areas with streets and avenues targeted for improvement. The work is to meet the heavy demands of a region that sees over 200,000 people passing through on a daily basis as well as cars and workers who serve the area.

 

According to the councillor for works, Carmen Rosa González Cabrera, “this is an important investment, which could cost in the region of three and a half million euros. We are almost finished in Costa Adeje and are moving onto phase two which is concentrated in the residential villages and neighbourhoods.” She said that included in the plans is work to improve mobility and pavements for those with special needs.

The plan will affect some of the streets with the highest footfall in the town centre; Calles Concha García Álvarez, Universidad de La Laguna, Calle El Castillo,Calle Las Huertas, Calle Tagoror and the Avenida Palo Mayor. In La Postura work will affect Calles Pérez, 30 de Mayo, Viera y Clavijo, La Paz and Tajinaste and in El Galeón it will include the Avenidas de los Océanos, del Poniente and los Vientos as well as Calles Jarcias and La Borda, and Paseo de las Calmas.

In Las Nieves the streets for upgrade include Calles Tegueste, Parque Santa Úrsula,Tágara and Atbitocazpe. In the Las Torres Barranco zone it will be Calle Barranco del Inglés and also the Camino de Las Moraditas.

Fañabe streets up for repaving are the Avenida Islas Canarias and Calles Isla de Tenerife, La Gomera, Fuerteventura, Lanzarote, Alegranza, La Graciosa and La Palma. In Armeñime the main streets affected are Calles la Patrona de Canarias, Poetas Canarios and León Felipe, and Calles La Isa, Malagueñas, Folías Seguidillas and Tajaraste in Las Rosas.

In Los Menores and Charco del Valle work will affect Calles Chabú, Nicolosa and La Tablada while in La Hoya it will be Calles La Milagrosa, Secadero and Morro Afonso Alto. Tijoco Bajo improvements will be along the Calles Virgen del Carmen, El Granero, La Presa, La Unión, and La Pedrera.

Callao Salvaje is also included with improvements beginning along Calles La Zahorra, El Jable, Duarte and Pencatinta. Finally in Ricasa work is scheduled for the road up from Ricasa to Gasparianes

 

 

 

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Trick or treats in Costa Adeje

Happy Halloween Streets in Costa Adeje!

The Adeje/Costa Adeje tourism department’s Happy Streets initiative is taking Halloween to heart this year, and inviting everyone, but particularly younger residents and visitors, to come along to Plaza Salytien on Wednesday October 31st to celebrate Halloween.

Tourism councillor Ermitas Moreira García explained that Happy Streets “offers alternatives in the leisure and entertainment field to our residents and tourists and in parallel helps local businesses, in this case in Plaza Salytien”.

From 6pm tomorrow there will be a range of fun-filled spooky activities, live music, a DJ, performances, face painting, competitions, etc. Food trucks will also be in place to feed the hungry kids and adults, no doubt serving a great variety of ‘treats’ and there will even be a cocktail bar in situ for the adults, whether in costume or not!

As the councillor pointed out –“we have the prefect autumn climate for an open-air event for the whole family, not to mention some excellent entertainment, food, and drinks for all”.

 

 

Remembering those gone before…

All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day are busy days for cemeteries in Spain

The Adeje council have been busy making sure the municipal cemetery is ready for the many extra visitors expected over the coming days, with November 1st and 2nd marking All Saint’s Day and All Souls’ Day respectively. These are celebrated national (and internationally) with extra masses, and families taking time to visit the cemeteries where loved ones have been laid to rest.

The Adeje cemetery will be open to the public today and tomorrow from 8am to 6pm and on November 1st and 2nd from 8am to 8pm. In preparation for the visits the council have been working to make sure the cemetery is in top condition for families who will visit this week, cleaning, painting, planting new flowers in the different patios, etc.

The councillor with responsibility for the area, Esther Rivero Vargas, commented, “these are important days for the public, when we pay respect to those who have gone before us, and we know it’s essential that the cemetery is in top condition for those families who will be visiting, as it’s a very relevant date for them”. She added that the goal was always to make the place “one of tranquillity and harmony”.

Extra masses:

Wed Oct 31st
5pm: La Milagros Tijoco – La Hoya
6pm: Santa Ursula Mártir
7pm: San José, Los Olivos

Thur Nov 1st: All Saints Day
9.30am: Adeje Cemetery chapel
10am: Armeñime
11am: Santa Ursula Mártir
12 noon: Callao Salvaje
12.30pm: Adeje Cemetery chapel
6.30pm: Adeje Cemetery chapel followed by a blessing of the niches.

Fri Nov 2nd: All Souls Day
9am: Adeje Cemetery chapel
6pm: Adeje Cemetery chapel
6pm: Armeñime
6pm: Fañabe
7.30pm: La Caleta

 

 

 

Special Mass times

All Saints Day Masses

 

Here’s a list of special RC masses in Adeje before and on All Saints Day (Nov 1st) and All Souls Day (November 2nd)

 

Wed Oct 31st

5pm: La Milagros Tijoco – La Hoya

6pm: Santa Ursula Mártir

7pm: San José, Los Olivos

 

Thur Nov 1st: All Saints Day

9.30am: Adeje Cemetery chapel

10am: Armeñime

11am: Santa Ursula Mártir

12 noon: Callao Salvaje

12.30pm: Adeje Cemetery chapel

6.30pm: Adeje Cemetery chapel followed by a blessing of the niches.

 

Fri Nov 2nd: All Souls Day

9am:  Adeje Cemetery chapel

6pm:  Adeje Cemetery chapel

6pm:  Armeñime

6pm: Fañabe

7.30pm: La Caleta

 

 

 

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It’s November, it’s time for theatre, dance, culture

 

The Adeje department of culture has just announced details of the XXI Theatre and Dance festival, which will see performances in the Adeje cultural centre, and on the mains streets of the town, every Friday in November.

The theatrical presentations are, say the organisers, humorous and reflecting social criticism. On Friday November 2nd dance company Nómada present ‘Para Regalo’ and on Friday November 9th it’s the turn of Burka Teatre company who bring ‘Cosas del XVI’ to the streets of Adeje. This second show is free to the public and set in the Middle Ages, with the play starting in the Plaza de España at 8.30pm.

During the second half of the month, on November 16th Impulso will stage Lacura, a prize-winning show starring Bibiana Monje. Abubukaka will bring you ‘Drácula’ to Adeje on November 23rd, an adaptation in verse of the classic Bram Stoker tale and finally LamedinaesCompany present ‘Ay Carmela’ on November 30th.

 

 

 

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Black sea delegation in Costa Adeje!

 

A group of councillors from the Bulgarian resort were in Adeje to discuss tourism development ideas

A group representing the Nessebar town council have been in Adeje on a fact-finding tour, and yesterday had a working meeting with members of the Adeje council to quiz them on how this town has evolved into one of the leading European holiday destinations in the last thirty years.

Leading the Bulgarian delegation was Rumen Kulev, president of the local Nessebar council, accompanied by elected officials and departmental heads, with Carmen Rosa González, Manuel Luis Méndez and Zebenzui Chinea representing Adeje at the round table. Also present and open to answering questions from the visiting delegation were Robert Ucelay, president of CEST (South Tenerife Business Circle), Jordi Esplugas (Association of Adeje Commerce and Enterprise), and those responsible for the ExpoVida project, a health tourism initiative under construction in the borough.

The visitors were interested in how the borough of Adeje evolved from its designation as a mainly rural town to embracing tourism in a sustainable manner. They were also interested in issues such as traffic management, and the parallel developments of alternative types of tourism to ‘sun and beach’.

Nessebar is one of the most well-known tourist destinations and seaports on the Black Sea, in what has become a popular area with several large resorts—the largest, Sunny Beach, is situated immediately to the north of Nessebar. It has a resident population of about 12,000, though caters for

Archaelogical studies have confirmed five chronological periods of urbanisation on the peninsula surrounding Nessebar through the end of the second millennium B.C., which included the Thracian protopolis, the Greek colony Mesambria, a Roman-ruled village to the early Christian era, the medieval settlement and a Renaissance era town, known as Mesemvria or Nessebar. Historically the town has, on several occasions, found itself on the frontier of a threatened empire, and as such it is a town with a rich history. Due to the city’s abundance of historic buildings, UNESCO added Nessebar to its list of World Heritage Sites in 1983.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AMTC offer to regional govt

The meeting of mayors and councillors of Canarian tourism boroughs discussed their presence at Fitur

The AMTC, the association of tourism boroughs, held their general assembly in Gran Canaria at the start of the week, with the key point being the presence of the association in the next Spanish international tourism trade fair Fitur, which takes place in January 2019. Last year the AMTC had an independent stand.

Following a number of discussions the association have now decided to negotiate with the regional Canarian government regarding the option of a united presence at the next event. However the suggested unification on a single stand will not mean that the AMTC will lose their individual identity at Fitur, considered one of the most important tourism trade fairs in the international sector. What it will mean, suggest the association, is that agents working in the tourism industry can do so under a united banner.

The meeting also spent some time looking at the issues of holiday lets

Healthy lifestyle choices

Adeje’s part in the III Regional Workshop on health promotion

Recently Adeje took part in a regional workshop on health promotion, an initiative designed to help councils and cabildos work on an overall health strategy for the region as part of the national health programme.

At the event different councils presented prevention projects they are working on and the workshop also discussed how other international zones (Azores, Canarias, Cape Verde, Madeir ) work to combine promotion and prevention with public health services in an efficient and qualitative manner, improving the health and quality of life of the citizens.
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Adeje’s health councillor, Amada Trujillo Bencomo, said that although “Adeje has only been part of this forum since 2017, we have been committed to promoting healthier lifestyles in our local population for a lot longer, as an effective strategy for disease prevention….we work from a integrated perspective, and are presenting the projects we have undertaken to improve the health of our people”.

Among those strategies in place is better coordination of health resources locally and inter—sectoral education in the community. Here too there are projects helping educate the younger population about healthy choices, classes for pregnant women, and workshops for those older residents to aid them in maintaining a level of autonomy regardless of age.

At the meeting there was a call for the signing, as soon as possible, of a covenant between the department of health, the regional government and the councils to implement a national health promotion plan which would also tackle the need to reduce health-related waiting lists.

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Adeje’s stand against breast cancer

 

This morning, just before noon, a large group of Adeje council elected officials, staff and members of the public gathered together on the steps of the Town Hall to mark World Breast Cancer Day. The event was organised by the Adeje councillor for health, Amada Trujillo Bencomo in conjunction with the AECC, the Spanish cancer association. Later on this afternoon, at 6.30pm, there is a talk/workshop on oncological physiotherapy in the CDTCA (Costa Adeje Centre for Tourism Development).

The councillor said she was sending a message of support to all women and men who are currently fighting this cancer, and urged everyone to remember to have annual check-ups. “I want to remind people of the importance of regular check-ups in the prevention of breast cancer. This is a disease that we can fight before it advances, so early detection and prevention are vital”, she said.

The Adeje council offers a range of services to people with breast cancer and their families, and the department of health has been working to improve the integrated services for oncology patients in the borough. There is also an aquatic programme in the prevention of lymphatic obstruction and a free hospital transport service for patients who need treatment, offered in conjunction with the AECC and the Walk for Life foundation.