Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Updates / Fire station

Some updating. Latest figures of cheer - September hotel occupancy in Mallorca rose by over 4 per cent this year.

The two-week crackdown on speeding in the Balearics netted over 400 drivers, albeit that this represented a mere 1.8% of vehicles that were checked.

The holiday rental-accommodation regulations resulted in over 2,200 applications for official registration, the greatest number (about a third of all) being in Pollensa. The English reporting of this still refers to “flats”, though the Spanish refers to “viviendas” (dwellings), and I’m still a tad confused given what was reported here on 9 September, namely “that apartments are not covered, i.e. the regulations are focused on villas etc.” Oh well, presumably those who have registered know what they have registered.

Alcudia is geting its own state-of-the-art fire station, which hopefully will cut down on the number of “bomberos” who race up and down the carretera out front of where I live - they come from Can Picafort, which is the nearest station at present for the area. The new station will be close to the by-pass that runs at the back of Bellevue, its exact location meaning that if you happen to be staying at the likes of the Garden Lago, Lagomonte or the Macs they could more or less turn the hoses on without moving.

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