Entemanser offices open in Adeje

Entemanser offices open in Adeje

Entemanser reopens its public offices in Adeje

The office was reopened following an adaptation process to install security and hygiene measures for the protection of clients and workers – the online “aqualiacontact” service will continue to operate

Entemanser, the water company, has reopened its public office in Adeje following a process of adaptation to install security and hygiene measures recommended by the health authorities, to reduce the risk of infection for clients and workers.

The offices are open to the public via appointment which can be booked by calling 900 82 26 06. The over 65s will have a priority service between 9am and 10 am every day.

Pedro Antonio Gómez, head of the Adeje service, says that “since we opened in Monday we have already dealt with over 200 clients, most coming to settle payments (although this can be done through bank machines) and other service matters.

Entemanser/Aqualia recommends that clients attending the office wear a mask and gloves in the office.  The company has gels, disposable tissues and special wastepaper bins for clients’ use in the office too.

Since the start of the pandemic crisis the company have reinforced the option of telematics contact with clients through Aqualia Contact, online, with a virtual office option, an app (Aqualia Contact), and a Twitter account (@aqualiacontact).

Entemanser/Aqualia is working to guarantee a fully dedicated service to its clients with the same level of attention as before and has apologised for any inconveniences caused by the temporary closure of their offices.

Online training courses.

Adeje 18 May 2020

Adeje is offering three courses for those currently unemployed

Training will be online and registration is from now until 22 May

The department of development and job creation, under Councillor Manuel Luis Méndez, is offering three online training courses for people currently unemployed, computer literacy; dealing with clients in English and German. Registration is open from now until May 22nd online, www.adeje.es.

Among the requirements to gain a place on one of the courses, as well as being on the live register (in the DARDE system) you should be registered on the Adeje Job Seeker’s list, and have completed a work orientation course, be on the Adeje ‘padrón’, and have access to your own computer/tablet/smartphone, and internet connection to be able to complete the training online.

The Councillor with responsibility for economic development and citizen participation, Raquel Rodríguez Alonso, said that “over the coming months we will be rolling out more on-line training activities”.

The computer literacy course is 30 hours of training, and will teach students the theory and practise of information technology.

The courses in English and German centring on interaction with clients are 60 hours long each and the final aim is to give the student the ability to deal with clients in each language in a productive fashion, both written and oral. You will be able to talk to clients, produce short written texts, and in general conduct business in either language.

The computer literacy course begins on May 25th and lasts until June 14th and the language courses begin on May 25th and last until July 5th.

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Adeje: Sports Release

Adeje 14th May 2020

Adeje’s 2019/2020 sports calendar comes to an end 

Those who have paid the second half of the year can opt to have that as the first payment of the next sporting year

The Adeje department of sports, under Councillor Adolfo Alonso Ferrera, has announced that the 2019/2020 sporting year is now at an end.  The decision has been taken given the conditions created by Covid-19 and the measures applied by the government and the different phases “towards a new normality”.

The councillor said that those people who would have paid in full for the 2019/2020 campaign could opt to have the second half of the fees moved to cover the first payment for 2020/2021, or request a return of the money if they preferred. So for people who have decided not to continue with their chosen sport or the child involved has now moved into a different age bracket, money can be returned.

Regarding renewing membership and matriculation for a course, this will be carried out by the sports department and of course will depend on the evolution of the current pandemic.  The department hope to be in touch with clients towards the end of this month and will offer appointments in the mornings and afternoons. Firstly they will contact all the current users of the facilities and those registered for courses to let them know about places, dates, hours, etc. for next term.  Thereafter matriculation will be open to the public, probably in July, depending on other factors.

There will also be information from the Sports Department on all the borough’s social networks and usual information channels. The department will also publish information regarding the new protocols and health and safety measures they are installing to ensure safety for monitors and students.

Given the current situation there is, as yet, no confirmed date for the start of the 2020/2021 sports calendar, though it is hoped that it will be in September, but nothing is 100% certain right now. All decision will have to be taken in accordance with advice from the national department of health and the education authorities who will also be looking at the dates for the start of the next school year.

Alonso Ferrera noted the excellent contribution the professional sports team, monitors and teachers, have made and continue to make during the current phase, with online tutorials and videos to keep contact with students over these two months.  At the same time these professionals have made a detailed report about each student, which will be sent to parents if requested during the renovation period.

The councillor added, “while we cannot celebrate the usual closing ceremonies to the 2019/2020 sporting campaign, we are preparing medals  for all of our sports students, a mark of their adherence to the values that are promoted in our sporting sessions: commitment, respect for the regulations, solidarity, etc.”

Finally the councillor confirmed “we are in constant contact with private sport centres too regarding when they might open and in what conditions and we will keep the public up to date through the usual channels.”

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Adeje Public Library to open

Adeje Public Library to open

Adeje 15 May 2020

Adeje Library will reopen its doors on 18th May 2020

The service will operate by prior appointment, open from 9am to 2pm 

The Adeje department of education, under Councillor Maria Clavijo Maza, has announced that the public library, based in the Adeje Cultural Centre, will reopen its doors on May 18th with a progressive opening taking place, prior appointments required, from 9am to 2pm.  During this week (May 11 – 15) the library staff has been busy behind closed doors reorganising the spaces in the centre, putting the new operating and technical measures in place to be ready to open to the public.

 

 

The reopening will happen in phases, and from May 18  – 22 the library will be open during the above-mentioned hours solely for returns of items that were lent out prior to the quarantine announcement.  Returns will be made at the usual counter.

 

From May 25th during the opening hours of 9am – 2pm the library will begin to loan books by prior appointment.  Books can be taken for up to 30 days as can all other materials in the library normally lent out (CDs, DVDs, etc).  However users cannot browse the shelves of the library nor walk freely around.  The reading section and the study areas remain closed as do the computers normally available for public use.

 

The library also recommends users check out the online free resources available through the Canarian library network:  

 

 

Beaches

The councillor for tourism, Adolfo Alonso Ferrera noted that from May 14th the Playa Fañabe has been open for uses as outlined by the central government.  The decision was taken following a technical evaluation of the state of the beach and water, and the co-ordination with the company who are in charge of services and beach cleaning.

 

The public are reminded that during Phase 1 the beach can be used only for individual sports and walking on the sand during the hours already established for different age/family groups. During Phase 1 the beach CANNOT be used for picnics, play, recreational swims or sunbathing.  

 

La Caleta is also open for professional/federated athletes under certain conditions:  

  • That they are complying with the hours as established by central government
  • They are only practising sport/training
  • They should be in possession of an accreditation if they belong to a federation
  • Follow the rules of the federation/safety procedures
  • Follow the rules as laid down by the maritime safety authorities
  • Follow the Covid-19 health and safety measures.

 

In parallel the council continues to evaluate and assess the possibility of opening more beaches in the coming days.

 

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Council budget session

Adeje 12 May April 2020

Adeje has approved its 2020 budget during a council session which paid homage to Covid-19 victims

The budget incorporates €14.6 million to fund the fight against the crisis generated by the pandemic, and was approved by all except the PP

 

 

Adeje held an extraordinary council session today to approve the 2020 budget figures.  The meeting was held in the ex.Convento Franciscano de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe y San Pablo, given that the normal council chamber is too small to accommodate a meeting under current health and safety measures.

 

The 2020 accounts for Adeje will increase to a total of €90.5million, with €88.4 million for costs, many to alleviate the effects of the pandemic on the local economy.  For example €3.6million is for job training and to help small businesses and the self-employed, almost €2 million on social emergencies and €1.5 million on education.

 

The accounts and budget was passed by all the parties in the chamber save the member from the Partido Popular (PP). 

 

 

Before beginning the financial part of the meeting, the Adeje mayor called for a minute’s silence to remember all those who have died as a result of Covid-19, and then lead a round of applause for the women and men working in the health services, the security forces, cleaning staff and others in the public service that have worked through the days of the emergency to help those in crisis.

 

 

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Adeje Budget

Adeje Budget

Adeje 11th May 2020

Adeje to inject €14.6 million into the borough to offset the effects of the health crisis

Funding for employment programmes and help for small business and the self-employed will increase by 270%, for education and training by 75% and social emergency by 35%

Adeje will spend between €88.4 million and  €90.5 million this financial year.  Certain investments will be readjusted to meet the new needs, local taxes for families in difficult circumstances will have flexible payments, rates for some services such as rubbish collection will be reduced and the council will make use of the 2019 budget surplus.  All this is to be proposed by the local government at a special sittting of the cuincil this Tuesday, an extraordinary council meeting called to deal with Covid-19. The plan proposes máximum flexibility, the injection of €14.6 million to roll out measures and programmes to alleviate the worst affects of this pandemic on the local economy and citizens, particularly the sectors affected by zero toursim.

The money will come from two routes – the ordinary Budget allocation and the use of the 2019  surplus, which is about €10 million.  The council  will be using the maximum allowed by law for social emergencies – €2 million, and that which is authorsed for use in sustainable investments – €8 million  – with which they hope to reactivate sectors that have suffered most, and incentivise small and médium works which will, in turn, stimulate the local economy.

“We are working with a very flexibile Budget – it simply cannot be any other way: we have to, given the necessities in costs and the reality of investments, change the way we are looking at things from now until December”, insisted the Adeje mayor, Jose Miguel Rodriguez Fraga.  He, and the head of the financial department councillor, Epifanio Díaz, don’t believe, in principle, that any essential municipal services will be put in danger.

At the centre of all this is the economic sector which sustains the borough, and the islands in general, tourism,  which will be a pillar of our recovery, working to aid employmemt in the business sector, improve training and employability, assist in the development of the digital transiation of the borough and the creation of an ‘intelligent destination’. Adeje will also work hand-in-hand with other adminstrations in tourism promotion. There will be an increase of 3.8% – €1.3million, in investment .

Over half of the money in the Adeje budget – 52% – will be for the upkeep of important services such as water, sewage systems, street cleaning, rubbish collection, public lighting, traffic, safety, etc.  As well as these costs and other similar day to day costs that centre on care for the people of Adeje, there will be accounts established to deal with matters in five key areas: “The social emergency, programmes for emplyment and employability, help in the economic sector for small and medium enterrprises and the self-employed, work to bridge social gaps in areas such as education and help for youth groups that we cannot leave behind, and those who may be most affected by  unemployment”, said the mayor.

Anti-crisis consignments

The contributions that will increase most will be those related to employment training, avoiding the destruction of jobs, training for employment and help for small and medium businesses and the self-employed, with an allocation of €3.6 million- 270% more than in 2019.  We hope to create 400 jobs over the next 11 months as well as working to avoid the loss of a similar number of jobs with direct aid to businesses and the self-employed.

The department of employment and economic development will request aid for training, and in Education they will implement measures to protect all students.  €1.4 million will be allocated for education programmes, 51% more than last year, for school materials (260% more) school and university tranpsort (100% more) and money for schools to initiate other activities (22% more).  With this money we are working to bridge the digital gaps that exist for students with fewer resources, allocating digital cards for internet connection, and sharing other essential equipment.

Cultually the council is reinforcing activities in the centres. Local fiestas are also essential for local small businesses and if they cannot take place this year we will examine how we can invest grants into social and educative projects locally.

Another fundamental axis in the emerging situation is help in social emergencias, as the mayor as said, “we must offer someone in financial difficulties the chance to work, to find a job, so we will offer training, or other avenue to work to see that no-one is left without some assistance”.

The emergency that will come  is inevitable so that is why the monies in this area have increased by 35%, including frontline social assistance and help for senior citizens. There has been such a demand on the department for social welfare that the council has doubled the number of social workers from 7 to 14 and the home-help team has three new members too.  The department of health are also increasing measures for sanitary controls and safety as well as training programmes designed to stem any spread of the virus.

Health will also increase monitoring of water, cleaning and disinfection of tanks and bins, beaches, etc, and increase controls in municipal installations and animal shelters.

A green and healthy borough

Adeje is hoping to use €8 million of the budget surplus form 2019 for investment in sustainable investments in small and medium infrastructures, work to improve public spaces and projects which will serve in reactivating the economy, help avoid the closure of businesses, and the the recovery of jobs.   The mayor said this was a commitment made many years ago, and in some ways “this crisis has helped accelerate the plan”, a green commitment for a healthy borough, developing new respect for the local environment, caring for natural spaces, spaces close to where we are living,  with the new Central Park encouraging urban farms,working to recover what was the primary sector beforehand “This will incorporate an economic model via which we hope to introduce new concepts and a different mentality”, affirmed the mayor.  This will mean money for the Central Park, with walkways, parks, small installations, new pedestrian areas etc. There is also funding for the department of works and services for the renovation of the Adeje theatre.

Digital innovations are also being explored, working to make sure that no section of the population is left behind. There will be help for programmes for young people to help them in the digital evolution, with grants made available for higher grade students who have had to leave their studies or job becuase of the crisis.  Funding will also continue for all the online services currently available, in culture and education, the citizens office, sports etc.

Adeje Budget 2020:                              €90,5 M

Schedule of income                              €90,5 M

Schedule of spend:                                €88,4 M.

Essential Services Allocations:

Traffic and parking                              €1,1 M

Paving and road surfacing                   €2,0 M

Sewage                                                    €4,7 M

Water supply                                         €19 M

Rubbish collection                                €4,6 M

Waste treatment                                    €2,2 M

Street cleaning                                      €4,6 M

Public lighting                                       €1,6 M

 

Programmes and allocations that will increase:

Security and public order                                           €6,8 M + 10%

Health                                                                              €0,6 M + 3%

Environment, beaches, parks, etc                               €3,2 M + 13%

Tourism and tourism promotion                                 €1,3 M + 3,8%

Frontline social assistance                                           €1,9 M + 24%

Job training                                                                    €3,6 M + 270%

Education                                                                       €1,4 M + 17%

Complemetary educational aid                                   0,4 M + 262%

Culture, development and promotion                        €1,9 M + 0,2%

Sports development                                                      €2,2 M + 18%

Citizen attention                                                           €0,4 M + 30%

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