Hopefully you all had an enjoyable Christmas and we would like to wish everyone a very Happy & Prosperous New Year.
So far as the workload of the Gardening Group is concerned, we received some very good news:
The Council has put out to tender the gardening contract for Mazarrón and the area now includes Camposol. The contract has now been approved by the Council. The areas relevant to Los Palacios are:
Central Reservations Avenida Saladillo People’s Park, Memorial Park and Central Park Green zones Calle Andalucia, C/Santiago y C/La Coruna Roundabouts C/Madrid.
This will be a great help and hopefully improve the overall appearance of our area. While the group has endeavoured to maintain all these areas and have done an admirable job given the small number of volunteers, this will certainly relieve the workload. There is still work to be done by the group such as cutting back the trees outside the commercial centre. Alan continues to keep the post room clean and tidy and maintains/replaces the locks when necessary. We continue to man our library every Friday from 10am-12.30pm. This is done on a rota basis by our volunteers. We are also unsure how often the work will be done by the contractors, so it is a case of wait and see!
December was a good month socially for our group. Firstly we had our Garden Group Christmas Lunch. This was held at Rendezvous and a big thank you to Donna and all her staff who looked after us so well. A lovely meal was followed by entertainment provided by the very talented Paul Pryce – a great afternoon.
We then had our Christmas Party which was supported by Cat’s Bar, Tel’s Bar and Rendezvous. Music was provided by the very entertaining Wildcat who were supported by DJ Sean Bodie. We had Santa’s Grotto for the children with present bags provided by Leanne from Tel’s Bar.
Thank you to Trevor & Brenda Thornton for their Father Christmas and his helpful Elf. Our raffle raised over 1,045€ and we are grateful to everyone who came along and supported the event making it such a success.
We are always pleased to welcome new members to our group, so if you would like to join us, please contact us via the above. We thank you all for your continued support.