This page provides an update of the Mojacar Local News in English. We have not been able to supply this update for quite some time, due to the lack of information sent to us. We now update you with local onformation from various sources and ourselves.
Beach Bar Demolished (follow-up previous News Update):
In our previous News Update we mentioned the order of Costas to demolish an illegal beachbar in the Playa del Descargador in Mojacar, which, according to The Entertainer Online, was The Neptuno.
Well, as it turned out, it was NOT the Neptuno, but a way to put pressure on the owner and previous operator of the Hola Ola (before last year called El Paso) to pay an outstanding fine. Which he did and after which nothing happened. End of story.
Earthquake just before Christmas
A magnitude 2.8 earthquake hit Mojacar on the morning of 22nd December at 08:35:49 local time, at about 8km underground. It woke me up, as everything was shaking for about 20 seconds. No damages reported however !
The Entertainer Online wrote the following news item 16th January 2014 :
Mojácar may be the only important foreign-resident town in Andalucía (Mojácar, with 8173 inhabitants, has 5026 foreigners: overwhelmingly British) without a Foreigners' Department in the Town Hall, but the walls are starting to fall down. Following a strong Facebook campaign, the ayuntamiento has agreed to honour a local Briton, long-term resident Bob Jones (Bar Escalera and Rusty Nail), with a Golden Indalo at the FITUR next week. It's a start!
David Jackson wrote 22nd January 2014 :
President Susana Diaz of Andalucia today made the startling announcement that she is launching a job scheme in Carboneras based around the demolition of the Algarrobico hotel, and restoring of the land it sits on back to natural park.
The move is being seen as an attempt to win hearts and minds in Carboneras, as the townhall is firmly against the demolition of the hotel and wants it opened.
President Diaz said that the demolition and restoration of land would be carried out by local people, and that funds would be made available to employ the unemployed of the town in the project.
The Supreme Court recently ruled that the land this hotel is on must return to the natural park of Cabo de Gata and the hotel be demolished. Another ruling on the legality of the building licenses is pending.