The Ayuntamiento activated last month the municipal Citizen Safety services, Local Police, Fire Services and Civil Protection to attend to incidents that took place last month during the pre-alert situation caused by the rain, wind and coastal phenomenon, which were all resolved without registering any personal damages.
According to La Oliva's Local Police, the three forces were ready to act according to the weather forecast. Amongst the actions that took place, a palm tree had fallen in the garden of a private property in calle Alga in Corralejo at 16:38, which was removed by the fire services for safety. At about midnight, a street lamp had fallen in calle Anzuelo, also in Corralejo, which was dealt with by fire services with the assistance of the company in charge of the municipal street lighting that disconnected the area's electricity.
The municipal staff also helped drivers whose vehicles had been affected by floods in various locations.
Some electrical failures occurred in the centre of Corralejo due to the heavy rain, which temporarily interrupted the electricity supply and street lighting. At about 8 pm, in the area of Majanicho, the fire services and the company in charge of the electricity supply had to intervene in order to fix an area where the street lighting was producing sparks.
The Ayuntamiento started last month the rehabilitation of public roads, roundabouts, parks and gardens in the urban area of the Natural Park in the southern area of Corralejo. Over the next month and a half, a team of seven workers will come as reinforcement of the municipal team. The required machinery will also be made available in order to remove all the invasive vegetation and renovate the green areas.
The Ayuntamiento is working on various alternatives to carry out improvements in the southern area of Corralejo either by including those projects in the future budgets or by putting out to tender specific projects.
The Ayuntamiento has started planning the investments to renovate the municipality's children's play parks, of which many are in states of advanced disrepair. The first play park to be renovated completely is that of El Cotillo, where the renovations have started and represent an investment of 70.000 Euros. The plan also includes the children's play parks of Corralejo's town hall, for a budget of 50.000 Euros and that will be followed by the play parks of the urban area of the Natural Park and the neighbourhood of Tamaragua for the 2018 budget.
The Carnival of Carnivals of La Oliva already has the poster that will represent the carnival festivities of Corralejo from 22nd February until 4th March 2018. Inspired by the Retro-Vintage allegory of the Northern carnival, the design called «Mascarada Pin Up» was chosen during the contest organised by the Festivities' Council of La Oliva's Ayuntamiento. According to the author and illustrator Jonás Emanuel, «I saw the theme of La Oliva's carnival on the Internet and it caught his attention.
It seemed like a very original allegory to me and I wanted to create something different by creating a poster with an American Pin Up», says the designer making reference to the usual posters from the 50's and «I added to the design elements from that era such as an old telephone or a microphone such as those used by Cristina Aguilera in her video clips».
The most important events of the northern carnival will be, once again, the reading of the speech on 22nd February, the Street Bands' Marathon on Friday 2nd March and the Carnival's Procession on Saturday 3rd.
Touristic renovation of Corralejo within the Second Modernisation Plan The Ayuntamiento recently approved during a plenary session, the first agreements corresponding to the «2nd Plan of Modernisation, Improvement and Increase of Competitiveness of Corralejo» (PMMIC), that includes a total of six business of the touristic area interested in renovating their installations.
The agreement with the owner of the Hotel Playa Park Club was approved with the support of all the groups present during the session and will include the global renovation of the installations, upgrading the category of the extra-hotel complex of apartments to a four-star hotel. The PMMIC also includes an agreement with the owner of a store located in Avenida Nuestra Señora del Carmen to adapt it for commercial use.
Those two agreements will bring in incomes of 245.000 Euros for the Ayuntamiento that will be invested entirely, as directed by the PMMIC, for the improvement of the tourism area. The four remaining agreements could triple this amount as and when they get the approval and at any time more establishments could be added to this list.
The Plan of Tourism Modernisation allows the establishments included to improve the use of the plots where they are located that are within a specific area, as per the technical criteria established in the documents emitted by the Canarian Government. The Ayuntamiento, on the other hand, receives from the promotors or landowners, payments that are equivalent to the plot's value. This plan offers incentives to the tourism sector to help with the renovation of the infrastructures, thanks to a series of options based on three basic lines: the upgrade of the accommodation category thanks to renovations, bringing together the commercial shop fronts for this type of use, or the conversion of some buildings that comply with the conditions into tourism establishments. Regarding the first line, like Hotel Playa Park Club, another two complexes of apartments in Corralejo will soon carry out renovations in order to increase their category and become hotels thanks to this modernisation plan; they are Apartamentos Atlantic Garden and Apartamentos Las Palmeras.
Other establishments that are already in the hotel category are taking advantage of the plan to carry out renovations and improve their offer regarding sports and leisure equipment, etc. Regarding the commercial buildings, the transformation of some commercial spaces is planned in two areas of Avenida Nuestra Señora del Carmen. This initiative aims at bringing together and making the commercial shop front and the seafront more attractive. Furthermore, other spaces like the Bahía Azul Complex, that until now had mixed accommodation types, will be reconverted into hotels as they are located in exclusive tourism areas.