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On 28 November, families invited to try dive at swimming pool

Bateig de busseigThis Saturday 28 November from 10.00am to 2.00pm, the Formentera Sport Department will team up with Formentera Divers to celebrate International Children’s Month with an initiation to scuba diving tailored specially for families.

Groups may not exceed four and children must be at least eight years old. Turns last 45 minutes and reservations are required (poliesportiu@conselldeformentera.cat / 971 321 240).

13 November 2020
Communications Department
Consell de Formentera

Archaeologists share findings from dig in La Mola

foto 2020 campanya arqueo la molaAt 7.00pm on Friday 20 November, the Formentera Heritage Department invites islanders to the Centre d’Esports Nàutics (CENF) for a presentation of findings from the archaeological dig currently under way at “Cova 127” in La Mola.

Lead scientists Edgard Camarós and Pau Sureda will report on research performed at a site they say dates back the Bronze Age. The endeavour, which extends to a site in Es Cap de Barbaria, is part of a partnership between the Consell de Formentera and Cantabria’s International Institute of Pre-historic Research (IIRPC).

Space is limited and reservations required (patrimoni@conselldeformentera.cat).

12 November 2020
Communications Department
Consell de Formentera

Consell de Formentera offers Farmers’ Co-op €130K in funding in 2020

foto 2020 conveni coopThe president of the Consell de Formentera and the chairman of the Formentera Farmers’ Co-operative (Cooperativa del Camp), Alejandra Ferrer and Jaume Escandell, respectively, signed a joint action agreement to fund the Co-op’s work to re-energise the local agrarian sector and beautify rural and scenic spaces. The €78,000 included in the deal is in addition to €52,000 linked to a collaborative agreement the parties signed in May, for a grand total of €130,000 in funding in 2020.

Considering the importance of the island’s agricultural sector, President Ferrer said the Consell’s renewed support for the Co-op was particularly crucial amid the ongoing Covid-19 crisis: “It is the number one tool we have to protect local landscapes, power local production and economic diversification and care for our land as islanders have traditionally done in the past”.

Emergency orders meant an earlier signing of the joint action accord was placed on hold, and an interim agreement was reached to help the Co-op remain economically viable and fully operational. Agriculture councillor Josep Marí and Co-op director Carlos Marí were also on hand at the signing.

Joint action agreements are signed annually between the Consell de Formentera and Farmers’ Co-op to support local agriculture. Last year’s agreement carried funding to the tune of €115,000.

12 November 2020
Communications Department
Consell de Formentera

Winter hours take effect at Formentera’s heritage sites

foto 2020 moli vell la molaThe Formentera Patrimony Department announces new winter hours in place for public visits at local heritage sites. Visiting hours will also resume from November to May at the “Old La Mola Windmill” (molí Vell de la Mola) — a landmark over which the Consell reclaims control in 2020 in an effort to guarantee year-round access.

The following hours will be kept from November to May:

Molí Vell de la Mola: Saturday and Sunday from 10.00am to 2.00pm. Free admission.

Formentera Ethnographic Collection: Tuesday to Friday from 9.00am to 2.00pm. Free admission.

Torre des Pi des Català: Visits must be scheduled in advance by emailing patrimoni@conselldeformentera.cat. Free admission.

Restoration work
Work is currently being done to restore assorted parts of the windmill apparatus. Since pine pieces deteriorate naturally when exposed to the elements and the wind’s mechanical force, upgrades and maintenance were deemed necessary on two poorly preserved wooden sweeps.

In the interest of visitor safety and to determine necessary repairs, crews disassembled the monument’s interior wholesale before beginning restoration work.

In 2020 the Consell reached a rental agreement with the windmill’s owner, the Balearic Islands Foundation, giving local government control over the premises and opening hours for six Local councilmembers passed a measure at the November full-house assembly classing the monument as a cultural interest site.

11 November 2020
Communications Department
Consell de Formentera

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