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Fire ban

Posted by dolly diver on July 28, 2009
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 	picnic-area-tenerifeThe Tenerife Cabildo have placed a temporary ban on barbeques at the recreational bbq/picnic areas in the forested areas, due to the high risk of fire.

The ban also extends to the lighting of fireworks and burning of agricultural waste. Temperatures are soaring above 30C. The measures will stay in place until further notice.

Teams of workers have been dispatched to seal the public barbecue areas in and around the forests, which ring the island’s Mt.Teide, in particular in the Anaga and Teno national parks.

The Cabildo have also requested that people should, when driving, avoid travelling to the mountains, stay on main roads that are tarred, and avoid forest tracks, and in general take extra care in wooded areas.

The blue flag continues to wave in Playa Arena

Posted by dolly diver on July 28, 2009
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 	momento-izada-de-la-bandera-azul-2009-playa-de-la-arenaA ceremony was held on Thursday July 23rd with the Mayor, Juan Damián Gorrín Ramos, councilman of Tourism, Germán Jiménez and various hotel and staff from the beach, to officially raise the coveted Blue Flag awarded by the European Union to Playa Arena beach.

The beach has become the most awarded beach in Tenerife since 1987 as it has been awarded the blue flag each year for the past 22 years.

The Blue Flag is a recognized symbol to stringent health and environmental levels, the presence of adequate sanitation and waste, as well as rescue services, first aid and lifeguard.