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Offline Dolly Diver

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It's not another rumour, it's true.  The sum of ?6 million has been allocated to improve our area and the work has started.

For full details read Fantastic new investment http://losgigantes.com/news/?p=1086

Offline janey

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« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2009 »
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  • it sounds great. i hope it happens. it is about time our beautiful area had some money thrown at it.   sick of adeje and arona getting all the top table treatment.

    Offline Dolly Diver

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  • It is happening now.  The tourist office in Los Gigantes looks finished and will open soon.  Pavements are already being replaced in Calle Tamara, Crab Island and up by Diamond apartments, in fact all the pavements which haven't been replaced now will be.  There is also a lot of work going on in Puerto Santiago by the Ferreterias and Dumbo's, and this is just phase 1.

    It's certainly a breath of fresh air in such troubled times.  We will bring you regular updates and photos of the work progress.

    Offline Edward Bear

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  • Excellent news that the footpaths are being replaced with non slip materials. I just hope that the people who own the four legged food reconstituters take a pride in them and pick up.

    amunette

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  • Footpaths are all well and good, but that alone won't bring back tourists, unfortunately  :(  Good news to hear so much being invested though  ;D

    Offline janey

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  • Footpaths are all well and good, but that alone won't bring back tourists, unfortunately  :(  Good news to hear so much being invested though  ;D

    i disagree with you ammunette!!  i think if an area looks nice - decent clean footpaths, nice walkways with planting etc people will think - oh, how nice, cared for, it gives the area a bit of respect rather than looking very downtrodden like it does at the moment. i think when folks are on holiday, they like things to look good, not like a neglected inner city area!  we have the most spectacular scenery along the coastline, so lets 'dress it up' as they say!! ;D

    Annie

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  • Are there any plans for pedestrianising and improving the harbour area ? I think that would make a lot of difference.

    But I suppose that deliveries to the restaurants and shops along there would then be too much of a problem.

    Judge John Deed

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  • Are there any plans for pedestrianising and improving the harbour area ? I think that would make a lot of difference.

    I think you must be completely off your head Annie !

    Pedestrianising the Harbour ? Have you been down there during the Day ? There are over a Hundread Cars down there regularly and the Bar and Restaurants are still not that busy. You take away the Parking for those 100 cars, where are they going to Park ?

    The Answer is no where, because there is no where, so the tourists will just turn round and go somewhere else. Any spare places in the village will then be taken by the workers who work down there.

    Result: Even less people in the Harbour Area !!!!!!!!!

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  • brings us back to the subject of the 'wally train'...... the harbour should be car free. it would improve it 100% and the bars and restaurants would be sooo busy alll the time.

    but, i know, taxi drivers are against it! ::) :'(

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    Re: ?6 million allocated to improve our area
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  • It is happening now.  The tourist office in Los Gigantes looks finished and will open soon.  Pavements are already being replaced in Calle Tamara, Crab Island and up by Diamond apartments, in fact all the pavements which haven't been replaced now will be.  There is also a lot of work going on in Puerto Santiago by the Ferreterias and Dumbo's, and this is just phase 1.

    It's certainly a breath of fresh air in such troubled times.
      We will bring you regular updates and photos of the work progress.

    Just been enjoying P M's mis-spelt ("sort after") ravings about the new monies made available to Santiago del Teide to posh the place up.
    What struck me was the excitement over the imminent opening of a Los Gigantes tourist office on the little plaza in the middle of the junction opposite Ocean Drive.
    I thought I should point out that the tourist office is perfectly placed to pick up the stench from the drains that permanently pervades the area. Perhaps it'll get up the noses of the staff enough for them to persuade someone on the council to do something about it.
    Then, of course, they could site another tourist office on the Green Corner terrace, where they'll be treated to exactly the same noxious odours.

    amunette

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    disagree with you ammunette!!  i think if an area looks nice - decent clean footpaths, nice walkways with planting etc people will think - oh, how nice, cared for, it gives the area a bit of respect rather than looking very downtrodden like it does at the moment.

    Ummm, Janey, in 2005/2006 they re-did loads of paths in central LG, with non-slippy ones. Hasn't made a jot of difference, tourism has declined since then!!!

    One thing they need to do, is put up a sign at the bus-stop directing people and saying Los Gigantes(apologies if they already have), as many get off the Puerto bus only because the driver shouts where they are!! Once off, they have no idea of where they are, so directions would help.

    Offline Dolly Diver

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  • To answer Amibovvered.

    It's not just the paths that are being replaced, the drains and any wiring not up to standard lying under them are being replaced too.

    Falstaff

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    « Reply #12 on: May 22, 2009 »
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  • I am not a fan of the Mayor or the  nationalist agenda of his party.

    But when I read the press release about Santiago del Teide's successful bid for a very substantial grant to improve its tourist infrastructure, I had to read it again because I couldn't understand how such a small municipality had punched well above its weight to secure that level of funding against much larger and more influential municipalities.

    So well done to Councillor Jimenez and his team for a magnificent result. Councillor Jimenez stands head and shoulders above his contemporaries on the local council both in terms of his intellect and his competence. A future mayor perhaps?

    This money is a godsend to the local economy at this time because it will provide both employment income to local businesses (if spent wisely) as well as much needed infrastructure improvements.

    The future of the Marina is a much more difficult problem to solve.

    Offline Dolly Diver

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  • Well said Falstaff.

    The Marina is privately managed by an independent company and is not the responsibility of the council.