Issue 192 September 2017
Welcome to Soltalk! The digital version of your favourite magazine, covering Nerja and the surrounding area. September’s issue is packed full of useful information including local and regional news, a ‘What’s On’ guide to local ferias and festivals, puzzles & prizes, a guide to the best books to read plus much much more!
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Welcome to the September edition of Soltalk, this being many people’s favourite month here on the Costa del Sol with what will hopfully be slightly cooler, sunny days and a few more parking spaces available!
We really hope you like the redesigned look of our cover and the improvements to many of our pages. These are all thanks to our new partner Katie Rhead, a very skilled graphic designer. Not only is she proficient at design but we can now offer extra services to clients who need help to develop theirsocial media marketing, websites, logos, branding and much more. Just get in touch with us if you’d like to know more. We are delighted to welcome Katie to the Soltalk team.
Nerja Town Hall has issued a new plea for residents to preventthe town from losing cash grants from central government.The municipality is in danger of falling below a critical population level which would deny the town an annual €150 per person. Nerja presently has 21,500 residents registered at the town hall but these need to be renewed from time to time so that an accurate assessment of the population can be sent to Madrid. Unfortunately, the total is presently in danger of falling below 20,000 at which point dramatic changes could be applied.
The town hall says that municipalities which have fewer than this number of residents are not entitled to have a fire station or more than one health centre, while the numbers of schools and chemists are also restricted. This means, it adds, fewer doctors, police and teachers, as well as a reduction in cleansing and other municipal services.
At present, almost 1,000 people previously registered in Nerja have not come forward to renew their entry on the Padrón, the official list of the municipality’s population. To check if renewal is required, visit the reception area of Nerja Town Hall and ask at the left-hand desk (open weekdays 8.00am to 1.15pm), taking identification with you such as NIE certificate, passport or medical card. Alternatively, email name, address and phone number plus NIE number to firstname.lastname@example.org and a check will be made.
Renewal should be made every two years, or in the case of holders of the green residents’ card, every five years.
Meanwhile, thousands of sneakers have been dredged out of the Chillar river in Nerja. They are the product of the
custom of throwing one’s shoes to dangle from electric cables by those who have completed the popular walk along the river bed. Last month’s clearance was the second clean-up of the river this summer.
And finally, we hope you enjoy our new feature, 10 Things To Do This Month which is on page 32. If your organisation has an event coming up in October please let us know by email to email@example.com as this will be a regular feature.