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Title: Update of works please Dolly
Post by: SandyLea on January 25, 2019
I look forward to seeing more up to date photos of how the road/pavement works are going.

We are out first week of April. Do you think work will be finished by then?
Title: Re: Update of works please Dolly
Post by: VictorM on January 26, 2019
Can't see much chance of seeing any difference to the heart of LG this year.  Maybe another 2/3.
Title: Re: Update of works please Dolly
Post by: SandyLea on January 26, 2019
Gosh Victor really!!??
I was hoping that Dolly would post some more photos. ;)
Title: Re: Update of works please Dolly
Post by: frogeddy on January 26, 2019
Sandylea ...... the only work being done at this moment is the new main sewer from Tamara down to the beach road at the harbour (since 2 October) ...it's due to finish in 2/3 weeks. After that the major renovation works to the roads, pavements, street lighting and street furniture will begin ..... I understand that this is expected to last 18mths - 2 years .... so some considerable disruption to come ...but should be worth it at the end of the day. Plus the renovation of the Lido is due this year as well....
Title: Re: Update of works please Dolly
Post by: Georgie on January 26, 2019
So happy the lido is being worked on

Sorry to post
Title: Re: Update of works please Dolly
Post by: SandyLea on January 27, 2019
Thank you frogeddy. I think our week will be disrupted somewhat.
Title: Re: Update of works please Dolly
Post by: Dolly Diver on January 27, 2019
Yes, I took a couple of photos yesterday.  Will post them later today.
Title: Re: Update of works please Dolly
Post by: SandyLea on January 27, 2019
The photos are excellent. Thank you. I do fear our holiday first week of April isn't going to be as pleasurable as usual because of these works and the noise from the construction of Cristal.
Title: Re: Update of works please Dolly
Post by: Georgie on February 07, 2019
How is the new walk from the barcelo hotel to crab island coming on please
Title: Re: Update of works please Dolly
Post by: Dolly Diver on February 09, 2019
Very slowly.  No sign of completion yet.  I will take some photos next time I am passing
Title: Re: Update of works please Dolly
Post by: Georgie on February 09, 2019
Thank you
Title: Re: Update of works please Dolly
Post by: pilgrim on February 09, 2019
Hi Dolly, any news on Masca bay pontoon repairs/re-opening.
Guess you guys are enjoying the lack of boat traffic for your dives.
Title: Re: Update of works please Dolly
Post by: Dolly Diver on February 12, 2019
There is no news on Masc walk opening again.

The taxi boats from Masca are never a problem to divers.  We have to anchor very near the cliffs for suitable depths and the taxi boats are further out to sea.  Also they know us well so keep well clear.
Title: Re: Update of works please Dolly
Post by: Dolly Diver on February 12, 2019
I was asked this question a few days ago "How is the new walk from the barcelo hotel to crab island coming on please"

I passed by on Sunday.  There is still a lot of work to do, difficult to judge how much longer they will take.

Click on the picture below to enlarge.
Title: Re: Update of works please Dolly
Post by: SandyLea on February 12, 2019
Bloody hell!! I hadn't realised the enormous extent of the work. Why? What was wrong with how it was before? Seems a waste of money.  I think our holiday next month is going to be ruined because of all of this. Glad I don't live there now.
Title: Re: Update of works please Dolly
Post by: pilgrim on February 12, 2019
I guess the owners of the villas will be looking forward to the financial compensation!
Title: Re: Update of works please Dolly
Post by: Georgie on February 12, 2019
I for one would enjoy the walk rather than cutting through the la pergola restaurant

Are you all saying it has be paid for through your rates and tax

That is not right
Title: Re: Update of works please Dolly
Post by: SandyLea on February 12, 2019
When they did the pavement about 5 years ago down in the harbour, the businesses didn't get compensation, at least Sonia and Arthur who ran the Dolphin at that time, didn't, and they were forced to close for about 4 weeks.
Title: Re: Update of works please Dolly
Post by: Georgie on February 12, 2019
That is not fair
Title: Re: Update of works please Dolly
Post by: pilgrim on February 12, 2019
I was being facetious. The Canarian's at Political level, are a law to themselves. If they jump on you
try to get out of the way, as it won't matter if they break your legs or business - you wont see a penny.
Like many (most) countries in the EU they don't play cricket. And seem to get away with it.
Thank God were leaving.
Title: Re: Update of works please Dolly
Post by: SandyLea on February 12, 2019
Agreed.
Title: Re: Update of works please Dolly
Post by: Georgie on February 13, 2019
Thanks dolly

Not much has changed since our visit in December

Bit will make all the difference
Title: Re: Update of works please Dolly
Post by: unhappy on February 18, 2019
Just returned from staying in Sansofe for 10 weeks in the complex next to the new pathway what a waste of money.

By the pace they are going it might be finished this year, they are now in the process of building up the cliffs  with rocks and cement
Title: Re: Update of works please Dolly
Post by: AWOL on February 18, 2019
It seems that there is road works all over the area. Shame they do not finish one job before starting another. Just hope none are being done by the company that did the square re tiling😂😂
Title: Re: Update of works please Dolly
Post by: SandyLea on February 18, 2019
I agree with Unhappy, a total waste of money.
Title: Re: Update of works please Dolly
Post by: pilgrim on February 18, 2019
I still cant look at it. The grey/white blocks are now filthy. Covered in mud and dog I am an idiot, why can't these
so called dog lovers be filmed and fined when fouling. And the grey ones have white blobs all over them,
where the chewing gum has been spat out and stamped on. Probably by the dog owners, waiting for their animal to have a shi#e.
Title: Re: Update of works please Dolly
Post by: SandyLea on February 19, 2019
They also ruined the courtyard in Poblado Marinero when they re-did it a few years ago.  They just poured some horrid concrete over the cobbles and not evenly either.  They ruined the built in plant holders.  They can't seem to do anything nicely. 

Where is the money for all this coming from?  The EU?  Maybe when we are out, the EU won't have so much to give away......
Title: Re: Update of works please Dolly
Post by: Georgie on February 24, 2019
Booked el sombrero in March 2020 so hopefully the work will be completed by then

2 weeks away from our first visit north  of the island in puerto de la cruz

Any tips from anyone would be much appreciated
Title: Re: Update of works please Dolly
Post by: unhappy on February 24, 2019
Georgie, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, ASK US IN FEB 2020 the Island might have sunk by then with you the only resident ON IT
Title: Re: Update of works please Dolly
Post by: Georgie on March 06, 2019
Unhappy

Sorry for upsetting you it was not meant to be

I was just asking now that we are coming up to retirement
Title: Re: Update of works please Dolly
Post by: Georgie on March 20, 2019
How is the new walk way coming on from crab island to cappacino Marina coming on please
Title: Re: Update of works please Dolly
Post by: Pete on March 20, 2019
Still plenty to do
Title: Re: Update of works please Dolly
Post by: janey on March 21, 2019
Just returned from staying in Sansofe for 10 weeks in the complex next to the new pathway what a waste of money.

By the pace they are going it might be finished this year, they are now in the process of building up the cliffs  with rocks and cement
unhappy, i find it so strange that you have just spent 10 weeks in our area, yet have so many negative things to add to this whole site.  why do you still come back to visit us? you seem to come over many times.
Title: Re: Update of works please Dolly
Post by: unhappy on March 21, 2019
janey as you said we have been coming many times in fact the first time was when in LG there was just the Hotel & 2 Villas & we can say hand on heart the jewel of the area was the bay which should have been turned into a 6* resort not buildings half completed the cliff ripped down & left for years.

A car park built and again left for years unused and they are still building more properties that will be left empty for years again

This council since the old Mayor died are as bent as a 9 bob note they have ruined a fantastic area they are even now spending money on stupid things but they are not bothered about repairing the awful pavements, stop the car hire companies parking there cars on the roads when they are not rented.

We could go on & on but you would get bored & the reason we keep coming back, we have a lot of friends there and like most people it is always nice to have the sun on your back
Title: Re: Update of works please Dolly
Post by: Georgie on April 02, 2019
Just booked for October in the harbour club for the first time

How are the works getting on
Title: Re: Update of works please Dolly
Post by: SandyLea on April 03, 2019
The pavement works by Tamara look awful. The wall with the rendering that was all falling off hasn't been done.  Nothing at all is happening where the Cristal apartments are supposed to be going.
Title: Re: Update of works please Dolly
Post by: unhappy on April 03, 2019
I see the Council standard of work has not improved, as for Cristal that's the 5000Ä deposit gone then most likely waiting for more funds, would not touch it with a barge pole until it's completed.
Title: Re: Update of works please Dolly
Post by: pilgrim on April 03, 2019
Didn't punters lose there monies on Royal Sun when it went up!
Title: Re: Update of works please Dolly
Post by: unhappy on April 03, 2019
Yes they did twice
Title: Re: Update of works please Dolly
Post by: SandyLea on April 03, 2019
They're trying to flog aqua suites up there too but absolutely nothings happening. Btw, the friendly dolphin has been taken over by KV gourmet so theyve got two places next to each other now. The new Italian has exactly the same menu as it's previous incarnation, rincon de Antonia.
Title: Re: Update of works please Dolly
Post by: SandyLea on April 03, 2019
....and everywhere looks a mess, plays de la arena, playa San Juan, round by the barcelo, all dug up, with diversions everywhere.
Title: Re: Update of works please Dolly
Post by: unhappy on April 03, 2019
But this is supposed to be good for the 5* Island that the Government want I know of at least 4 restaurants that are now owned by the Chinese and usually empty and 2 more that are up for sale.

It seems that the West Coast of the Island, they could not care about any more, as long as they can build AI Hotels and get the taxes from them. 
Title: Re: Update of works please Dolly
Post by: SandyLea on April 03, 2019
Chinese everywhere, waiting tables from Fanabe to Pdla, shops everywhere and hordes of their children, working as chefs in kitchens that supposedly serve authentic Canarian food all actually done by the Chinese. Bizarre.

Bradley Walsh out here at the moment staying at Ababa and filming two episodes of Dr Who at Teide. The crew are staying at barcelo Santiago.

Title: Re: Update of works please Dolly
Post by: SandyLea on April 03, 2019
Meant Abama.
Title: Re: Update of works please Dolly
Post by: Georgie on April 04, 2019
Thanks dolly

Just returned from a week in puerto de la cruz where it rained every day

We enjoyed the holiday but los gigantes was much cleaner

The pavement had dog mess and was not cleaned

With not works going on so can't wait to go back to los gigantes
Title: Re: Update of works please Dolly
Post by: SandyLea on April 05, 2019
Well, every day here in LG has been blowing a gale.
Title: Re: Update of works please Dolly
Post by: Georgie on April 18, 2019
Any news on the pathway from crab island to the hotel please
Title: Re: Update of works please Dolly
Post by: SandyLea on April 18, 2019
You can use it but a bit of a mess
Title: Re: Update of works please Dolly
Post by: Georgie on April 18, 2019
Cheers
Title: Re: Update of works please Dolly
Post by: unhappy on April 18, 2019
They have found another hole and they are looking in to it.
Title: Re: Update of works please Dolly
Post by: Georgie on May 06, 2019
Any further news please on the on going works

Has the lido been completed yet
Title: Re: Update of works please Dolly
Post by: linda on May 07, 2019
Lido will be  quite a while I think. Roadworks progressing slowly .
Title: Re: Update of works please Dolly
Post by: Georgie on May 07, 2019
Thank you

Hopefully it will be and look great

The small restaurant on site was good and the view stunning
Title: Re: Update of works please Dolly
Post by: unhappy on May 14, 2019
I have a live webcam of the harbour, the lido & Tamara all looks very quite, the lido is totally empty & looks like an unfinished building site.

But the weather looks good.
Title: Re: Update of works please Dolly
Post by: Edward Bear on May 14, 2019
Thank you for the updates Dolly.
Title: Re: Update of works please Dolly
Post by: pilgrim on May 14, 2019
So slow like the plaza - 2 years, what a joke and embarrassment!
When the local council does works takes forever. When it's contractors it is done over night!
Title: Re: Update of works please Dolly
Post by: Georgie on May 14, 2019
The weather is the most important factor
Title: Re: Update of works please Dolly
Post by: Dolly Diver on May 15, 2019
I walk past these road works every day and the progress is certainly not slow.  There are several teams of men working every day from 07:30 until 16:30 Monday - Friday.   It's starting to get hot now and many of them are doing very heavy work with no shade laying stone tiles on the new pavements and building new walls.  I'm not sure how long the work will take but it certainly won't be finished this year, but one thing for sure it is certainly going to improve the look of Los Gigantes when it is finished.
Title: Re: Update of works please Dolly
Post by: pilgrim on May 15, 2019
Not finished this year!
Got to be a joke!
Title: Re: Update of works please Dolly
Post by: frogeddy on May 15, 2019
If I recall correctly the original estimate was for two years ......
Title: Re: Update of works please Dolly
Post by: unhappy on May 15, 2019
Thanks for the info Dolly, anything that makes the area better is worth waiting for as long as the work is of a good standard.

Have to agree with pilgrim the square is as mess & some tiles are already broken.
Title: Re: Update of works please Dolly
Post by: Tanemera on June 11, 2019
You can see what's going on (or not going on) atthe Lido at this webcam site.....

http://www.skylinewebcams.com/en/webcam/espana/canarias/santa-cruz-de-tenerife/los-gigantes.html

You can also just see the completed section of the road up from the harbour.

(Double click on the image for full screen and "ESC" to revert back.)
Title: Re: Update of works please Dolly
Post by: Georgie on June 13, 2019
How is the walk from crab island to  cappacino Marina coming coming on please
Title: Re: Update of works please Dolly
Post by: Dolly Diver on June 17, 2019
Very slow.  Not noticed any difference in several weeks.  I never get the chance to walk past there during the days so I don't know if work is going on.
Title: Re: Update of works please Dolly
Post by: Georgie on June 17, 2019
Thank you

Let me know please if any change
Title: Re: Update of works please Dolly
Post by: Georgie on July 27, 2019
How is crab island to la pergola restaurant coming along please
Title: Re: Update of works please Dolly
Post by: Edward Bear on July 27, 2019
georgie why ?
Title: Re: Update of works please Dolly
Post by: pilgrim on July 28, 2019
All works extremely slowly. And even slower if that were possible latter end of this week, as 2 days of public holiday. If the place was not so corrupt, there would be far less inane works going on!
Title: Re: Update of works please Dolly
Post by: Georgie on July 29, 2019
Thank you pilgrim

A decent response
Title: Re: Update of works please Dolly
Post by: SandyLea on August 01, 2019
I've just read on Janet anscombes website that the works at playa San Juan are at a standstill nearly a year on. I would be so cross if I were a business owner there.  It is appalling that this disruption is still ongoing and putting tourists off the area.  I am so glad we opted for Puerto de la Cruz for October for a change.
Title: Re: Update of works please Dolly
Post by: Jilco on August 23, 2019
Dolly
Thanks for the latest update. We find it very useful. Keep up the good work!
Jilco
Title: Re: Update of works please Dolly
Post by: pilgrim on August 23, 2019
Ditto, shame the builders are not as diligent. As it may have been finished by now.
Title: Re: Update of works please Dolly
Post by: Dolly Diver on August 24, 2019
Its a two year project and now into 11th month.  They are progressing very well

I pass them every day, there are several teams and they certainly are working.  They start at 07:30 and work till 16:30.  I feel sorry for them having to work in this heat!!!  The last couple of days has seen a temporary tarmac surface to the road from Tamara to Calle Adelpha.  That will keep the dust down.
Title: Re: Update of works please Dolly
Post by: Edward Bear on August 24, 2019
Thank you for the updates Dolly. x
Title: Re: Update of works please Dolly
Post by: pilgrim on October 08, 2019
The works to the road improvement in LG are so slow, wonder why the council hate this village so much!
It has to be a deliberate policy, people say that the funds are not available so work has to slow till tax income catches up. The Plaza took 2 years to end up with a defective embarrassing block paving (in white, partly, showing every bit of chewing gum and stain). Wonder what joys are in store as no money for decent finishes to pavements etc..
Please, please, anyone who has some say, get rid of these people making these stupid corrupt decisions.
Sadly, I tell people and friends who are coming over to book elsewhere!
Title: Re: Update of works please Dolly
Post by: Georgie on October 09, 2019
Are are the works please around barcelo hotel please
Title: Re: Update of works please Dolly
Post by: Sangriaman on October 09, 2019
Oh no, Is this idiot back with their stupid questions....
Title: Re: Update of works please Dolly
Post by: pilgrim on October 12, 2019
I was a bit harsh in my criticism in the previous post! The finish of the pavements in the section that has been completed, that is the straight section of road before marina, is to a good standard, and similar in substance to the improvements made to Playa Arena.
Title: Re: Update of works please Dolly
Post by: Dolly Diver on October 13, 2019
Here is a picture I took this morning of the work on the new pathway around the Barcello Santiago hotel.  Look like there is still a lot of work to do.

Click on pic to enlarge
Title: Re: Update of works please Dolly
Post by: Georgie on November 01, 2019
Any updates please
Title: Re: Update of works please Dolly
Post by: AWOL on November 05, 2019
Here now.

Suggest you ask in a year or so!!!!!!!
AWOL
Title: Re: Update of works please Dolly
Post by: Georgie on November 05, 2019
Is it that bad
Title: Re: Update of works please Dolly
Post by: AWOL on November 05, 2019
Seems to be. Speaking to a local waitress in the village it has been and still is a nightmare.  A lot of the parking has gone so village very quiet. Walked down to harbour and beach which is nice but the road down from  Simple Simons a mess.

Actually the whole area seems VERY QUIET.

Manyana! springs to mind.

AWOL
Title: Re: Update of works please Dolly
Post by: pilgrim on November 05, 2019
The council just take the P I S S, they don't care!
Title: Re: Update of works please Dolly
Post by: paulaf on November 18, 2019
Hello,
Been reading this with interest, we're staying in Calle Pino end of January near the town end, will the roadworks close to this junction be finished by then do you think, just a bit concerned about noise thats all? What is actually being done, cosmetic or something about a new pipe? Thanks
Title: Re: Update of works please Dolly
Post by: Dolly Diver on November 19, 2019
The main work has been replacing all the water pipes, but the pipes which hold the electricity and phone cables have been replaced too.

It's a 2 year project and we are now into month 14.  The main road which passes the Calle el Pino and Calle Adelpha junctions is now being resurfaced and I have been told it will open up to 2 way traffic.  Its looking really nice now with new pavements, plants and a few new palm trees.

Keep your fingers crossed that the work will have progressed more towards the square by the time you arrive, they are currently as far as Verdes progressing towards Richardsons and the Green corner.

People living in the Florencia area have had constant noise every morning from 07:30 for 14 months now!
Title: Re: Update of works please Dolly
Post by: paulaf on November 19, 2019
Many thanks, yes it will look nice when it's finished, when we were there last January I just thought naively it was the one road by the marina! Hopefully if they're resurfacing by Calle Pino now they will have moved away from our street towards the square. No we don't want noise at 7.30am on holiday! Is that road now going to be permanently 2 way or is it to allow them to close another road?
Title: Re: Update of works please Dolly
Post by: Georgie on November 21, 2019
How is the pablado marinero pool and lido area coming along please

I loved swimming in the rock pool area and visiting the restaurant
Title: Re: Update of works please Dolly
Post by: pilgrim on November 22, 2019
I see the stage has been set up in the Plaza, any one know what the event is?
Title: Re: Update of works please Dolly
Post by: VictorM on November 22, 2019
From what I gathered this am,there is a concert tomorrow evening - 20.00/20.30. The problem is that the loudspeaker van going around  is always in Spanish and never very clear!
Title: Re: Update of works please Dolly
Post by: linda on November 23, 2019
It is a singer and Santiago del Teide municipal band etc
Title: Re: Update of works please Dolly
Post by: AWOL on November 23, 2019
Not sure if this has owt to do with the roadworks though?

Awol
Title: Re: Update of works please Dolly
Post by: pilgrim on November 23, 2019
Thanks Linda, will wander down later, and have a nose!
Title: Re: Update of works please Dolly
Post by: Georgie on November 23, 2019
Is it all completed if no one has replied
Title: Re: Update of works please Dolly
Post by: angiebabes on November 23, 2019
Is it all completed if no one has replied

Are you for real?
Title: Re: Update of works please Dolly
Post by: paulaf on December 07, 2019
Are there any updates or new photos please? Thanks
Title: Re: Update of works please Dolly
Post by: paulaf on December 15, 2019
Hi Dolly,
Its been a while since your last update and photos, will you be taking any more soon? Thanks
Title: Re: Update of works please Dolly
Post by: Dolly Diver on December 16, 2019
I've actually managed to get off this Island for a well earned holiday.  Went to freezing cold London, but enjoyed every minute, the lights and atmosphere were superb.......but the prices  £15 for 2 coffees and a couple of cakes!!!! and tourists complain of prices here!!

Give me a couple of days and the up to date pictures of the works will be posted.....there has been good progress.
Title: Re: Update of works please Dolly
Post by: Edward Bear on December 16, 2019
Thank you Dolly. Enjoy your break.x
Title: Re: Update of works please Dolly
Post by: losgiganteskid on December 17, 2019

......but the prices  £15 for 2 coffees and a couple of cakes!!!!



Actually if any of you have seen the size of the cakes that Dolly puts away you would realise that £15 for 2 coffees and 2 of her gargantuan size cakes represents darn good value  - what she didn't explain was that she was eating alone :o
Title: Re: Update of works please Dolly
Post by: nophead on December 17, 2019
Some pictures of the works near the Barcello today.

A lot changed since we left in March and came back in November but not a lot in the 7 weeks we have been here since. I think there is still a lot left to do.
Title: Re: Update of works please Dolly
Post by: pilgrim on December 17, 2019
Looks like their building a sea flood barrier wall, guess the owners of those beautiful villas are so pleased!
Guess they never new that would happen when they purchased.
Title: Re: Update of works please Dolly
Post by: nophead on December 17, 2019
I don't think there is any risk of flooding at that height. What they have done is build out over the cliff edge to get a wide enough flat area for the path and make a barrier to stop people falling over. The zigzag concrete in the foreground is a wheelchair ramp I assume. Seems a bit OTT.
Title: Re: Update of works please Dolly
Post by: paulaf on December 18, 2019
Thanks for the new photos Dolly, some good process but I'm disappointed they are still working at Calle Pino entrance as we are staying nearby in late January so hoping it will be finished by then otherwise we may have some early mornings!
Title: Re: Update of works please Dolly
Post by: White Rose on December 19, 2019
We are staying on Calle Pino at the moment. Not that high up and the road works  are no problem whatsoever.  There  is a vague hum at times. Nothing at all to put us off sitting outside .
Title: Re: Update of works please Dolly
Post by: paulaf on December 19, 2019
Thanks White Rose, we're staying about 3 houses up from the bottom so that's reassuring thanks. Hopefully they will be even further away by the end of January unless they are doing Calle Pino itself - anyone know this, or is it just the main roads? Thanks
Title: Re: Update of works please Dolly
Post by: White Rose on December 20, 2019
Afraid I can't  help you with that. At the moment some of the bottom lefthand side is fenced  off as they are using it for storage. It doesnt go up as far as the second property so won't  be a hinderance to you  if it's  still there when you  arrive.
At the moment  the main topic of conversation is  sadly that Polly one of the four  parrots  has bern been missing for a week.

Going off subject  we are always interested in accommodation on Calle Pino, would you  point me in the direction  of the site you get yours from.  Thank you .
Title: Re: Update of works please Dolly
Post by: VictorM on December 20, 2019
In answer to Paulaf - only the main road.  Rumour has it that now the money has run out so don't know when Flor de Pascua road works will ever finish!! This is worse than the English soaps!!
Title: Re: Update of works please Dolly
Post by: paulaf on December 20, 2019
Thanks both, glad its only the main roads but hope it does all get finished one day. We've not stayed in this particular apartment before so I'll come back to you later if that's ok if I would recommend it but I usually look at HomeAway, booking.com and THA http://www.tha-tenerife.co.uk/

Where do the parrots normally live?
Title: Re: Update of works please Dolly
Post by: White Rose on December 20, 2019
Thanks paulaf. Hope the new accommodation is to your liking.
The parrots I was referring to are the resident wild ones. They  have been here years.  You hear them squawking all the time as they fly over in formation.  There were several more than four when we first started coming here.
You will hear them all the time on Calle Pino.
Title: Re: Update of works please Dolly
Post by: paulaf on December 21, 2019
Thanks we are really looking forward to coming and seeing some sun. Who do you normally book with please, can you send me any info? This January we stayed down in the marina so Calle Pino is new to us but seems very central. How long are you there for?

The parrots sound great we will enjoy seeing and hearing them, hope Polly reappears soon.
Title: Re: Update of works please Dolly
Post by: Georgie on February 02, 2020
How is the works from crab island to hotel barcelo coming along
Title: Re: Update of works please Dolly
Post by: nophead on February 02, 2020
It is progressing but still a lot left to do. It needs a ramp at the hotel end as it currently ends about 2ft off the ground and it needs tiling all the way along the cliff. There are what look to be regular viewing points and they look like they will need glass balustrades.

Title: Re: Update of works please Dolly
Post by: Georgie on February 02, 2020
Thank you looks like lots of work still to be done xx
Title: Re: Update of works please Dolly
Post by: paulaf on February 08, 2020
Question for White Rose please - can you tell me who you booked your apartment with in Calle Pino if possible please? We really like ours but it's booked up already for next year so need other options. Many thanks
Title: Re: Update of works please Dolly
Post by: nophead on March 05, 2020
Quite a lot of progress over the last month. Looks mostly done now apart from the viewing point glass balustrades.

Title: Re: Update of works please Dolly
Post by: janey on March 06, 2020
 :-\\ oh.
Title: Re: Update of works please Dolly
Post by: SandyLea on March 06, 2020
I see on the webcam there's a few lorries, diggers and workmen in the lido opposite poblado. Are they just refurbishing it?
Title: Re: Update of works please Dolly
Post by: Pete on March 06, 2020
I was down there this morning, looks like more drainage work rather than Lido refurbishment.
Title: Re: Update of works please Dolly
Post by: SandyLea on March 06, 2020
That's a shame. We used to like it in there.
Title: Re: Update of works please Dolly
Post by: Davymar on March 07, 2020
(https://i.imgur.com/XmGlqhB.jpg) life goes on in los gigs :)
Title: Re: Update of works please Dolly
Post by: Davymar on March 12, 2020
Remaining carnival now stopped and being dismantled in los gigs.
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Post by: Georgie on April 19, 2020
I know we are locked down and can't go out but TripAdvisor message board are saying the lido by pablado marinero is being changed into a car park

Surely not
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Post by: nophead on April 19, 2020
I wondered where everybody would park when the road works make the road up from the harbour two way and pedestrianise the other side. That is a lot of parking spots removed.
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Post by: Dolly Diver on April 20, 2020
The work at the moment in the lido is the continuation of the replacement pipes which run throughout Los Gigantes.

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Post by: nophead on April 20, 2020
Are the road works still progressing during lock down?
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Post by: pilgrim on April 20, 2020
Think you should read that as a no!
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Post by: Dolly Diver on April 23, 2020
Road works started again at the beginning of this week.  They are currently working at the junction by Simple Simons but there are only about 4 men working.  It would be nice if the could get it all finished while this lock down continues!!!
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Post by: Georgie on May 05, 2020
Any latest news on the works so that we can day dream please

How is the walk from crab island to barcelo coming on
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Post by: unhappy on May 05, 2020
I know it's an old one, but they have found a hole and they are looking in to it.
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Post by: Dolly Diver on May 06, 2020
The work continues but very slowly.  Will take pics the next time I pass
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Post by: Georgie on May 07, 2020
Thank you
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Post by: Dolly Diver on May 09, 2020
This picture was taken this morning.  The work is well on the way but still not finished.

Click on pic to enlarge
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Post by: nophead on May 09, 2020
Thanks. The only difference I can see from a picture I took on 10th of March is they have tidied up a bit and planted the trees.
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Post by: Samijoe on May 09, 2020
Canít wait to see it for ourselves. Missing the area so much. Good luck with the easements.
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Post by: Georgie on May 09, 2020
Excellent and thank you

Can't wait but it does look a bit concretey
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Post by: unhappy on May 09, 2020
Yeh, just wait until the Graffiti Artists see that pristine concrete 
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Post by: pilgrim on May 09, 2020
Ideal for the dog I am an idiot walkers, who are to lazy to pick it up. It will be piled high!
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Post by: Georgie on May 09, 2020
Went to Milan on business a few years ago and everything had graffiti

It was horrible but the locals called it art

How interesting
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Post by: nophead on May 09, 2020
It is exactly the same construction as the existing stretch to the right of the photo that goes from Crab Island to the little mirrador. It is mainly just missing the glass balustrades that stick out over the cliff to fill the gaps you can see.

The mirrador was vandalised by some British yobs that left their post code as graffiti last year. So yes it does attract idiots with paint. I wouldn't call them artists.
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Post by: Georgie on May 29, 2020
Any news on the work going on please
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Post by: Georgie on June 12, 2020
Dolly sorry to bother you but what is the latest with regards to work and changes locally please

When we return xx
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Post by: Dolly Diver on June 14, 2020
The work is just about finished.  They are busy with the footpath outside Simple Simon mini market.
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Post by: pilgrim on June 14, 2020
Might be a good time Georgie in the not to distant future to buy something in LG. Sure there will be some bargains coming up!
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Post by: cs on June 14, 2020
I sincerely hope youíre wrong Pilgrim
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Post by: nophead on June 14, 2020
According to JA the Canaries are going for "sustainable intelligent tourism" in the "new normal". No idea what that means. Perhaps an intelligence test as well as a Covid19 test on entry.
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Post by: cs on June 14, 2020
Tourism that takes full account of its current and future economic, social and environmental impacts, addressing the needs of visitors, the industry, the environment and host communities
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Post by: nophead on June 14, 2020
I think they will mainly go bust then. The money is in the cheap mass tourism.
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Post by: pilgrim on June 15, 2020
From what I see it is the Brits who spend the money! The Russians have not got it. The Germans are to healthy, just walking and eating the right things. So the unintelligent obese Brits it is then!
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Post by: nophead on June 15, 2020
Except those are the ones Covid19 will wipe out.
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Post by: Georgie on June 16, 2020
I hear the germans have invaded majorca

Please not at my age I have to sign up to fight
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Post by: pilgrim on June 16, 2020
No Riff Raff, and don't mention the war! Basil did but he thinks he got away with it.
I booked up "The faulty Towers Dining Experience" for my birthday back in May. Unfortunatley it is no longer on, and they have not even contacted me! Our group were 8 on the Premier table. Was really looking forward to it! It's not cheep, and you don't go for the food. A set menu of Tomato soup followed by Chicken main. But I have been to a few restaurants in LG which could compare I imagine!
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Post by: Georgie on June 21, 2020
Any news on restaurant openings please
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Post by: Dolly Diver on June 22, 2020
There are several restaurants open now in Los Gigantes

On the marina:-
Karl & Val

In the village:-
Charlies Bistro
Green Corner
Jardin del Sol
Bar Sangria

In Puerto Santiago and Playa Arena there are several open now.
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Post by: Georgie on June 22, 2020
Thank you

Is there any tape for spaces or anything like this please
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Post by: Edward Bear on June 22, 2020
The Wine Bar at the Harbour Club is open from 10 am for drinks and food.
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Post by: Dolly Diver on June 23, 2020
I have not seen any restaurants with tapes marking spaces, but tables are placed further apart and those with limited floor space are using less tables
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Post by: Georgie on June 23, 2020
Excellent

Is all restaurants adapting to the same code

Please not let any of close
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Post by: Pete on June 24, 2020
Nice paved area with palm trees and benches outside Simple Simons now.
Also hear that work has started again on the new development Crystal, up by the Royal Sun
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Post by: VictorM on June 26, 2020
Really?????? No signs of anything happening.
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Post by: Pete on June 27, 2020
Paul Ruane posted a video elsewhere of the work restarting
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Post by: VictorM on June 27, 2020
Elsewhere?  Please, where?
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Post by: nophead on June 27, 2020
I found it on his facebook page with Google.

https://www.facebook.com/losgigantesproperties/videos/the-project-of-cristal-in-los-gigantes-has-been-a-dream-of-mine-for-many-years-a/643906442875143
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Post by: VictorM on June 28, 2020
Many thanks.
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Post by: AWOL on June 30, 2020
I see that the Counsel are spending Ä200k on repairing a couple of the small pathways around the square by the church. Hopefully they will get the same contractors in and use the same tiles and workmanship standard that they used on the revamp 3 or 4 years ago.

It looks so good. Would not want it to look tatty!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!AND UNFINISHED AND A WASTE OF MONEY

AWOL
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Post by: nophead on June 30, 2020
200K for two pathsways! Could get a decent 2 bed apartment for that!
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Post by: pilgrim on June 30, 2020
Sounds like another con, like the plaza refurb a while back.
Local Mayor/Councillor awards contract to friendly builder/contractor. (cheapest estimate out of 3, the other 2 will get the next jobs). So 200K, I imagine the local rate for a street paver would be no more than 25K per annum. So 150k would be enough to employ 6 fellas for a year! And allow 50k for materials, if they are matching existing - that would be an awful lot of block paving!
I think the real cost is closer to 100K, and the other 100k to be split between builder and council.

Of course I am only winding every one up, and that type of fraud would never happen in Spain.

Let's hope this time it won't take so long!!!
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Post by: AWOL on June 30, 2020
Here is the link

AWOL

http://eldigitalsur.com/tenerifesur/santiagodelteide/stgo-del-teide-recibe-200-000e-mejorar-entorno-urbanistico-la-plaza-buganvilla-los-gigantes/
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Post by: Georgie on June 30, 2020
Any updates on the lido at pablado marinero please

Hopefully not a car park
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Post by: nophead on June 30, 2020
Let's hope this time it won't take so long!!!

"The term of execution of the works will last a year and a half, until December 31, 2021."
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Post by: Georgie on July 19, 2020
Any more updates please dolly

Is the walk from crab island round barcelo hotel please
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Post by: Dolly Diver on July 21, 2020
It's still not open but looking near completion. (probably another year to see it open again!!)
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Post by: Georgie on July 21, 2020
Thank you for the update

It looks longer to walk then the old days and very ugly
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Post by: nophead on July 21, 2020
It's a ramp for wheelchair access. Not sure if there will be a shortcut for pedestrians.

In terms of aesthetics, it is exactly the same as the existing stretch from Crab Island to the little mirador, but that has steps.
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Post by: Georgie on August 16, 2020
Any further news on the updates please
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Post by: Georgie on August 24, 2020
Sorry but any more updates please
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Post by: Georgie on September 17, 2020
What is the latest please on the work around los gigantes

And is there any pictures please
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Post by: Edward Bear on September 17, 2020
Georgie if you are not now coming why are you hassling our poor Dolly.
Almost that you like to see your posts climbing .
Get a life !
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Post by: frogeddy on September 18, 2020
Really Mr Bear ... is that tone necessary? I'm sure that Dolly doesn't feel hassled......Live and let live..
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Post by: Georgie on September 18, 2020
Edward I would swear at you for this post

Unfortunately I have my mask on
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Post by: SandyLea on September 18, 2020
I must say I'm pretty fed up with the nastiness on this site so this will be my last post. I shall be back in LG though when restrictions are lifted despite Lucy W not wanting me there - see her post on another thread. Keep posting Georgie - nothing wrong with wanting to know what's going on in a place you love. Bye all.
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Post by: unhappy on September 18, 2020
Now Georgie besides asking repetitive questions, you are now telling porkies, I refer to many of your previous posts, you don't wear a mask, that is why you purchased a visor.

Bye Bye SandyLea, I am sure all the business in Tenerife are glad you cancelled your holiday, perhaps along with Georgie & nophead you should get used to wearing a mask, because the way things are going, it might be law everywhere soon. If you stick your head above the parapet, expect to get it shot off, I have many times, it's called life.
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Post by: Georgie on September 18, 2020
Unhappy it was a joke xx
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Post by: nophead on September 18, 2020
I would be surprised if we ever have to wear one outside in the UK because it makes no sense. That isn't where people are catching it. What happens if it is raining?

In the UK they seem to be concentrating of stopping people socialising. I should be driving up to Northumberland to see my sister this evening, arranged a week ago but cancelled by the government yesterday as they can't socialse outside household groups up there now. Funny because they have a lower rate than we do here at the moment and we can still socialise in sixes but we couldn't when we had a much lower rate a month ago.

Does any of this make sense?
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Post by: unhappy on September 19, 2020
YES IT IS SPREADING AGAIN YOU IDIOT.
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Post by: nophead on September 19, 2020
Yes but what is idiotic is twice I have been prevented from socialising when rates were very low in the area that was restricted and twice I have had more freedom when rates were much higher. We couldn't host events in the summer when our rate was about 7 but can now when it is 45.9, while my sister can't  socialise in an area with a rate of 22. So it is the people in charge that are idiots.
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Post by: Georgie on September 19, 2020
I have always wore a mask but found them hot and difficult to breathe in that is now why I have started wearing a visor
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Post by: unhappy on September 19, 2020
You are really something nophead, all those people that have died and stopped your social life how inconsiderate of them.

May I suggest instead of wasting your time posting on here to us you post to Boris and see if he can help you I am sure he has nothing better to do than listen to a raving lunatic.