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Formentera Local Police stage info day at IES Marc Ferrer

foto 2023v jornada poli AThe Office of Interior of the Consell de Formentera is pleased to report on an information day that took place at IES Marc Ferrer yesterday. The encounter was designed to help pupils at the secondary school understand the functions of the local police, to make sure they recognise its members as local figures, and to offer information to those interested in work on the force as a job option.

Local police officers talked to the students about the work of the local police department. In the school courtyard, they also showed the equipment they work with, like drones, and their fleet of vehicles. In addition, the canine unit performed a demonstration for the students. This is the second such event; the first took place last school year.

31 May 2023
Office of Communication
Consell de Formentera

Consell de Formentera lifeguards receive training

foto 2023v formacio socorristesThe lifeguards of the Consell de Formentera are continuing with a training course to improve care in emergencies. This week a course mixing theory and hands-on learning around medical care is being given to the new lifeguards who will join the service on Thursday 1 June. In addition, the Consell has announced it is accepting applicants to fill gaps in the current workforce. Four vacancies have been announced and applications can be submitted until 8 June.


30 May 2023
Office of Communication
Consell de Formentera

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First request on Formentera for voters with visual impairment

For the first time on Formentera, in a regional election, visually impaired individuals have requested to vote, and now it will be possible to vote using this system in the elections to the Parliament of the Balearic Islands.

The Consell de Formentera secretary has received written documentation also printed in Braille that will be forwarded to chairs of the corresponding polling stations, key to ensuring the absolute secrecy of the vote for persons with a visual impairment.

Royal Decree 1612/2007 sets out rules governing accessible voting for the visually impaired, who may exercise their right to vote using this system.

26 May 2023
Office of Communication
Consell de Formentera

Consell holds final plenary session of legislature

foto 2023v pleToday plenary members of the Consell de Formentera met for the final session of the legislature, where members of the Gent per Formentera (GxF) and Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) cabinet and of the opposition (Sa Unió) endorsed, among other proposals, the Sustainable Water Management Plan and Emergency Plan for droughts in the municipality of Formentera. Representatives had first reviewed a related report prepared by the Studies and Planning Service of the Directorate General of Water Resources of the Balearic Government.

In another vote, cabinet members trumped the opposition's abstention to approve €499,186.45 in grants for efficiency improvements in the urban water cycle. The proposal was part of the Plan for Recovery, Transformation and Resilience, which draws on the annual fee for FCC Aqualia's drinking water distribution service.

Finally, assembly members handed unanimous backing to a proposal to update the Consell de Formentera's inventory of assets and rights. The motion is effective 1 May 2023 and is presented every four years before the end of the legislative term.

23 May 2023
Office of Communication
Consell de Formentera

Formentera firefighters and IBANAT meet to coordinate in run-up to high fire risk season

foto 2023v bombers formentera ibanatYesterday Josep Marí, interior councillor of the Consell de Formentera, and Alex Valeiras, head of the fire department, met with Carmen Prats Ferrer, chief of the Eivissa and Formentera delegation of the Balearic Islands Nature Institute (IBANAT), and Miguel Soriano, manager of the Office of Environment, to coordinate the response to the spiking risk of forest fires.

Meeting attendees discussed coordination between IBANAT and the island's fire brigade in preventing forest fires and intervening in other blazes. Councillor Marí urged the public "extreme caution during these dates of high temperatures" and pointed out that fires on forest land are prohibited from 1 May to 15 October.

Formentera's IBANAT brigade is made up of six people and a van, while the Eivissa brigade is composed of two airplanes, which conduct daily patrols, an amphibious plane, helicopter and fire truck. The Consell de Formentera has a team of sixteen firefighters––fifteen professionals and one collaborator––with two fire engines and two pickup trucks. They also carry out daily prevention rides in forest areas.

16 May 2023
Office of Communication
Consell de Formentera

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