Carmenes del Mar

Website of the Communities of Property Owners in La Herradura, Granada

Watch the television programme "No way to live" online

Sat, 05/11/2016 - 16:04 -- admin

Last night's edition of the television programme Teleobjetivo, titled "Un sinvivir" ("That's no way to live" in English) featured a segment about some of the residents of Carmenes del Mar and the ruinous state of the houses they live in. You can watch the programme online with the following link:

"Un sinvivir" on Teleobjetivo

The segment about Carmenes del Mar starts at 34 minutes 53 seconds.

Teleobjetivo investigates Carmenes del Mar, Friday 4th of November

Wed, 02/11/2016 - 13:29 -- admin

The Spanish television series Teleobjetivo, whose journalists report on social issues in Spain, has made a program about the problems faced by the residents of Carmenes del Mar. The program will be broadcast this coming Friday night/Saturday morning, November 4th, on TVE1 at 00:15. If you miss the show don't worry, you will be able to watch it online after it airs. We will post a link here when it becomes available.

Residents disagree with minister's statement that the Law of Emergency Management does not cover Carmenes del Mar

Tue, 18/10/2016 - 11:49 -- admin

The residents of Carmenes del Mar have expressed indignation at the position taken by the Andalucian Minister for Justice that the Law of Emergency Management does not cover the situation in Carmenes del Mar. In response to a question raised in parliament by Granada MP Juan Ramón Ferreira, the Justice Minister,  Emilio de Llera, said that Law of Emergency Management (la Ley de Gestión de Emergencia) “is not intended to cover” the type of emergency response requests made in the non-binding resolution that was approved by the Andalucia parliament in February.

Carmenes del Mar residents dispute the minister's interpretation of the facts, and make the following points:

  1. The law defines a "state of emergency" and what is happening in Carmenes del Mar falls within that definition. The current State Law of Civil Protection (Ley Estatal de Protección Civil) says
  2. ...

Andalucia's Minister for Justice criticised for doing nothing to help Carmenes del Mar

Mon, 17/10/2016 - 14:15 -- admin

During parliamentary question time in the Andalucian Parliament, the Justice Minister Emilio de Llera confirmed that the Junta de Andalucia has done nothing to help the cause of the residents of Carmenes del Mar. The minister argued that the Law of Emergency Management (la Ley de Gestión de Emergencia) “is not intended to cover” the requests made in the non-binding resolution approved by parliament last February, and that consequently, the Junta “only offers collaboration and  active assistance”, which presumably means that the Junta will not do anything to prevent disaster but will try to help after the fact.

España Directo revisits Carmenes del Mar

Thu, 06/10/2016 - 10:19 -- admin

A TV crew from Spanish television's España Directo programme returned to La Herradura on October 5th to report on the situation in Carmenes del Mar. The reporter, who visited Carmenes del Mar on previous occasions, noted a clear deterioration in the urbanisation since her last visit. You can watch the programme online here. The segment about Carmenes del Mar starts at 2 minutes 54 seconds.

Talk of rain focuses attention on Carmenes del Mar

Tue, 04/10/2016 - 10:53 -- admin

As the drought on the Costa Tropical continues and the Almuñecar Town Hall looks for ways to alleviate water shortage problems, the residents of Carmenes del Mar face a different problem. The lack of significant levels of rainfall in the last few years has meant that the movement of the hillside and the consequent deterioration of the buildings and roads of the urbanisations has slowed. This is a temporary respite, however, as heavy rain will eventually fall and when it does the sudden rise in the water table will further land shifts and could lead to the main road through Carmenes del Mar to become impassable. Storms and heavy rain are common during autumn and winter, so the prospect of rain is once again shining a media spotlight on Carmenes del Mar. Television news crews have interviewed residents and broadcast live reports, and we hope to post links to the ...

5 months on, and the residents of Carmenes del Mar are still waiting for a decision

Wed, 27/07/2016 - 15:34 -- admin

The residents of Carmenes del Mar are spending yet another summer of uncertainty and fear, more than 5 months since the Andalucian parliament approved a proposition to carry out emergency repair works to halt the deterioration of the urbanisation. The February parliamentary vote proposed the formation of a technical panel of experts comprised of representatives from the three administrations, (the Almuñecar town hall, the Junta de Andalucia and Spain's central government).  Since then the panel has met just once, in April, and both the Carmenes del Mar residents and the Almuñecar town hall have submitted their technical reports to the group. However, neither the Junta de Andulacia nor central government have responded with reports of their own.  "Until that happens, the political panel who will have to begin provide solutions to the 415 affected families, cannot meet", according to Ricardo Lopez, spokesperson for the Carmenes del Mar residents.

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Parliament approves proposal for Junta to carry out repairs in Carmenes del Mar

Fri, 19/02/2016 - 10:34 -- admin

The Andalucian Parliament has approved a resolution asking the Junta de Andalucia to carry out emergency repairs in Carmenes del Mar. The resolution, proposed by the Peoples Party (PP) and debated in Parliament, was supported by Podemos and Ciudadanos, while the Socialists (PSOE) voted against and Izquierda Unida did not attend the debate.

Both Podemos and Ciudadanos proposed amendments that were accepted by the other groups who voted in favour: Podemos asked for assurances that alternative housing be found for any residents who have to leave their homes as a result of the repair works, while Ciudadanos asked that the work be coordinated by a joint technical group that includes representatives from the Almuñecar Town Hall, the Junta de Andalucia, and Central Government in Madrid.

The mayor of Almuñecar, Trinidad Herrera, expressed her satisfaction that the resolution was approved, and she thanked Podemos and Ciudadanos for the "sensitivity" they have ...

Andalucian Parliament to debate Carmenes del Mar intervention on February 18th

Mon, 08/02/2016 - 18:16 -- admin

On February 18th next, a commission of the Andalucia Parliament will debate whether to declare the ongoing landslides in Carmenes del Mar a social emergency. At a press conference today Juan Ramón Ferreira of the Popular Party (PP) announced that his party has submitted a non-binding resolution asking the Junta de Andalucia to assume its responsibility to the residents of Carmenes del Mar, and to collaborate in the emergency repairs approved by the courts in 2014. In the more than 18 months that has passed since the judge ordered the emergency repairs to be carried out, nothing has been done because the defendants in the case have appealed every step of the judicial process.

Sr. Ferreira is confident that the proposition will be supported by all of the political groupings in the parliament. An estimated 4 million Euros is required to prevent further landslides on the hillside and to ensure ...

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