After the obligatory break caused by the pandemic, Redován is once again hosting the Christmas Trade Fair. Nearly twenty exhibitors will take part in the event which will be held this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, in the Plaza de la Paz and which was presented today by the Councillor for Commerce, Maite Martínez, and the Mayoress, Nely Ruiz, who also gave an account of the festive events for these dates which began last Tuesday with the switching on of the lights and the inauguration of the Municipal Nativity Scene. The fair is organised by the Town Hall in collaboration with the Vega Baja del Segura territory brand and the Alicante Provincial Council. The mayor of Commerce, Maite Martínez, has assured that “our commercial fabric needs all the support possible and that is why we wanted to recover an event that in 2019 was a great success that we hope to repeat this time, yes, with respect to all security measures in front of the Covid-19”. Martínez reminded the attendees that they must have their Covid passport in order, as the regulations require them to apply for it at events where more than 500 people are present. In addition, the mask is obligatory in places where the safety distance cannot be respected. The municipal official added that in the 17 exhibitors “it will be possible to buy both Christmas products from our bakeries and gifts of different kinds from our shops, another way of encouraging shopping in Redován as we have done in previous campaigns”. The fair will open its doors on Saturday at 11.00 am and then start the gastronomic contest ‘Grandfather chef Redován’. In the afternoon, the Unión Musical will bring Christmas carols to the square from 16.30 and from 18.30 children will be able to hand their letters to Father Christmas in person. The fair will remain open until 10pm. On Sunday, the opening will be at eleven o’clock in the morning and the carols of the Unión Musical will be played from 12.00 noon. At one o’clock there will be a fashion show organised by some of the participating businesses and in the afternoon there will be a performance by the Redován Dance Association at four o’clock. Both Maite Martínez and Nely Ruiz have encouraged the people of Redovan to attend, “as well as people from other parts of the region, who will have the opportunity to get to know our shops and enjoy our town, our hotels and restaurants and our nature. For her part, the mayoress has previewed some of the activities that will take place during the festivities in Redován. Thus, on Saturday 18 December there will be an evening party in the Plaza Miguel Hernandez, from six in the afternoon until midnight. “We want young and not so young people to enjoy this evening with music from the garage and DJ Angelo,” said the councillor. Ruiz added that that evening the Department of Social Services together with the Mancomunidad La Vega will carry out an action against gender violence “which will consist of the installation of a photocall where attendees can take a photo with messages against this type of violence that we always have to keep in mind since it takes the lives of many women every year”. The Department of Culture has scheduled for Sunday 19 the children’s theatre performance ‘The Adventures of the Young Prince’ at the Casa de la Música Antonio Ibáñez Serrano. Also from the area directed by Clara Ezcurra, on 23 December it will be the turn of the Royal Page, who will arrive with his tent in the Town Hall Square to collect the letters to the Three Wise Men from the children of Redován. “The page boy will not arrive alone, as he will be accompanied by different elements of children’s entertainment so that in addition to delivering the letter our children will have a fun afternoon,” said the mayoress. Finally, this year, on the evening of 5th January, the traditional Three Kings Parade will return to Redován starting at six o’clock in the evening, and at the end of which, the traditional Three Kings Auto de Reyes will be held in the Plaza del Ayuntamiento (Town Hall Square). Nely Ruiz has assured that “we have prepared a programme as similar as possible to that of the years before the pandemic, but we must be very aware that Covid-19 is still here, and we have to take all possible precautions to avoid a further increase in cases in our municipality and in our region”.
- The event will join other activities to celebrate the holidays such as the children’s theatre show, concerts and the visit of the Three Kings
The mayor of Redován and in charge of the Department of Festivals, Nely Ruiz, together with the councillor for Culture of the municipality, Clara Ezcurra, presented this morning the activities that the Redován Council has programmed for this Christmas. “This year, and due to the situation we are experiencing in relation to the Coronavirus, we have had to reduce the number of activities, but at no time has it been considered to leave the municipality without Christmas activities during these special days,” said the first mayor, who added that “all the activities scheduled will be carried out following a strict safety protocol and with all the guarantees against the Covid-19.
The main novelty will be the first Christmas decoration competition for façades and balconies, which, as the Councillor for Culture explained, “is an initiative that was created with the aim of involving citizens in the municipality’s festive decoration, and thus contributing to creating a Christmas atmosphere in the town’s streets”. All those registered in Redován can participate, “registering for free before Monday 14 December by presenting the completed form at the Town Hall, which can be found on the municipal website, and competing for three prizes in the form of a Christmas basket”, explained Ezcurra. The decorations will have to be installed until 6th January, to be visited by the members of the jury to assess their originality and colouring, as well as the lighting used, creativity and the aesthetic result of the decoration.
This competition will be joined by the children’s theatre play “Tarzán”, which the youngest visitors will be able to enjoy on Sunday 20th December from 17:30 in the auditorium of the Casa de la Música ‘Antonio Ibáñez Serrano’. Entrance is free, “and the capacity for this activity will be limited, and children must enter with a protective mask, respecting the safety distance and complying with the prevention protocol before the Covid-19”, indicated the Councillor for Culture. This Christmas we will also be able to enjoy the performance that the Redován Musical Union will carry out on the morning of the 24th in different parts of the municipality, also starting at 10:00, and “with the aim that the carols and typical songs of this season can be heard from different parts of the town, without the residents having to move or leave their homes,” explained Ezcurra.
Similarly, the Three Kings will visit Redován again on 5 January, with a tour of its streets starting at 17:30, so that the children can greet them from their balconies and receive gifts from their Majesties. Previously, and from 28 December, “the children will have been able to deposit their letters with their wishes for this Christmas in the Royal Mailboxes, which will be installed during these days in the Parish Church of San Miguel Arcángel, in the Sagrados Corazones Primary School, and in the offices of the Local Police”, indicated the Mayor.
Nely Ruiz also wanted to invite the citizens to participate in these Christmas events and to celebrate these very special dates “always following all the indications of the health authorities and respecting the limitations established by the Generalitat for meetings of people both in public and private spaces, as well as respecting the limitation of driving at night”. Meetings with family members or friends can reach 10 people on 24th, 25th, 26th and 31st December and 1st January, while the ‘curfew’ will be extended to 1.30am on 24th, 25th and 31st December.
- Children’s theater, the traditional Christmas parade through the streets of the municipality and the visit of the Magi with their Grand Cavalcade are some of the activities that can not be missed every year
Christmas comes to Redován thanks to the activities organized by the Department of Festivities, which the mayor, Nely Ruiz, and the Department of Culture, headed by the mayor Clara Ezcurra. The events "will focus this year on the little ones, the true protagonists of these dates," said the mayor. In this way, the festive program will begin next Saturday, December 21, with the play ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ at the Antonio Ibáñez Serrano House of Music from 5:30 p.m. The representation has the support of the Diputación de Alicante and admission will be free until the auditorium capacity is completed. The next day, Sunday, December 22, the music will bring the spirit of Christmas to the Redovans with the traditional Christmas Parade of the Musical Union of Redován, “which will tour the municipality from 11:00 am announcing the neighbors the arrival of the holidays ”, Clara Ezcurra informed. It will be in the afternoon, at 5:00 p.m., when the boys and girls of Redován “can have a great time in the Church Square with the Children's Festival organized by the San Miguel Arcángel Parish,” explained the mayor of Culture.
The Christmas activities will continue on Thursday, December 26 with the Christmas Concert of the Orihuela City Orchestra, starting at 8:00 p.m. at the Antonio Ibáñez Serrano House of Music. On Thursday, January 2, the visit of the Royal Page to the City Hall will take place from 5:30 p.m., where the little ones will be able to deliver the letters with their wishes for the Magi. Likewise, on Sunday 5, starting at 5:45 p.m., it will be when his Majesties of the East will parade through the streets of Redován in his Grand Cavalcade, which will run from the Plaza de la Cruz to Juan Carlos I Street. “Will take place the traditional representation of the Auto de Reyes in the Plaza del Ayuntamiento from 7:00 pm, after which the Kings will distribute sweets and toys to all the children of the municipality as a gift,” said Nely Ruiz .
This program joins the one held last weekend in the Plaza de la Paz, where the Christmas Trade and Gastronomy Fair took place. During these two days “we have had the presence of many residents of the municipality supporting our commerce and local products, as well as children’s and leisure activities for the whole family, including the visit of the elves and Santa Claus to Redován” , the mayor has finished.
Redován crowns its queens at the beginning of town’s celebrations that will last throughout the month
- Judith Espinosa is Queen of Sympathy, Belén Cascales receives the crown of Youth and Cristina Martínez is proclaimed Queen of Festivities
The management holidays in honor of the Virgin of Health of Redován began their journey last Saturday with the election and coronation of queens for this year 2019. Cristina Martínez Barberá is already the Queen of the Fiestas of the municipality, while Judith Espinosa Santos and Belén Cascales Manzano were chosen as Queen of Sympathy and Queen of Youth, respectively. In addition, the reading of the proclamation of parties, by Miguel Monera Martínez, put the finishing touch to the event that took place in the Plaza de la Paz, and that marked the beginning of a complete program of activities that will take place until next September 29th.
After the exhibition of grass and yarn made by the Barraca La Gramaera and the refreshing activities related to water that took place throughout Sunday, the programming of the festivities continues this week with the opening of barracks from 21:00 hours on September the 4th. Thursday at noon will be when joy and music will be on the streets of Redován thanks to the Charanga-Tapeo.
The Flower Offering will start on Friday, September 6 at 8:00 p.m. from Plaza Miguel Hernández, after which the shot of the Great Chupinazo will take place from the balcony of the City Hall in charge of the Festero de Honor, César Vegara Cuadrado, representative for Los Templarios. Upon completion, the Retreta will take place until the Plaza de la Cruz. Saturday will be the day to enjoy the General Parade of Peñas, Barracas and Queens from 9:00 p.m. starting at the Plaza de la Cruz and the Serenade to the Virgin of Health at the church of San Miguel at 00:30, with a special Verbena dedicated to the elders of the municipality in the courtyard of the Sacred Hearts school after its completion.
The week will conclude with the big day the festivities, the one dedicated to the patron saint, the Virgin of Health, on Sunday, September 8th. The day will begin with a solemn Mass in hes honor from 12:00 noon. In the afternoon, at 8:00 p.m., the procession dedicated to the Virgin will begin, with fireworks and Gran Verbena firing at the Plaza de la Paz at its end.
Redován announces the programming of its celebrations of the Virgin of Health and San Miguel for 2019
- The inaguration speech for the celebrations, as well as the election and coronation of the queens, the acts that will give impetus to almost a month of celebrations and activities
The municipality of Redován has kicked off its patron celebrations dedicated to the Virgin of Health and San Miguel, with the act of presenting its party book, which this year opens with the illustration of its cover “a window to Redován de la ilusión ”, as the author indicates, who prefers to remain anonymous, as explained by the mayor of the municipality, Nely Ruiz. The festive book brings together the most important events of the last year in the municipality, as well as stories, customs, anecdotes and stories provided by the neighbors.
Nely Ruiz thanked those responsible for the Department of Festivities for the work done for the preparation of the festivities, the first as mayor, who “who exceed the previous ones every year”, by proposing “leave a memory in the mind of the Redovans endearing and special ”. The mayor has emphasized the important weight that the festivities have in the municipality, inviting “all the towns in the region to come to Redován and spend with us these days of celebration, coexistence and tradition.”
Likewise, and as in previous years, the various campaigns aimed at avoiding situations of alcohol abuse, harassment or sexist attitudes, and urging the cleaning of public spaces during the celebrations have been highlighted. The “Talented” campaign encourages neighbors to enjoy the parties with responsibility and “without going over” with the drink, while the “You do not have my permission” campaign will raise awareness in the streets towards respect episodes of harassment or sexist violence, and it will be done by the volunteers who will wear an orange bracelet and who will help anyone who needs it.
In the same way, the mayor has presented “Mola tu gest, mola tu Acción”, a campaign that aims to keep Redován clean during the holidays.
Activities for all audiences
The celebrations will begin on the last Saturday of August from 7:30 p.m., with the election and coronation of the queens of this year, the reception of authorities and party representatives, and the proclamation of parties by Miguel Mora Martínez, with A great verbena to end the day. In the morning of September 1 we will be able to visualize, in the courtyard of the Sagrados Corazones school, the traditional exhibition of grass and yarn loaded by the Barraca La Gramaera, followed by one of the main novelties of this year such as the “Day del agua ”, with a foam party in Miguel Hernández square.
After the opening of barracks on the night of September 4, the celebrations will continue on Thursday 5 in the morning with the charanga-tapeo and the “Los Feos” orchestra, which leave from the Town Hall square, will transfer the festive joy through the bars and Redován coffee shops. At 10:00 pm the serenade will take place to the Virgin of Health, at the door of the church. On Friday, September 6 will be when barracks, clubs, brotherhoods and associations, accompanied by authorities and festive charges, will parade through the streets of Redován in the offering of flowers, which will have their departure at 20:00 from the Plaza Miguel Hernández. After its completion, the shooting of “El chupinazo”, a load of César Vegara Square, honor party and representative of the hut “Los Templarios” will be carried out from the balcony of the Town Hall.
The celebrations will begin on the last Saturday of August from 7:30 pm, with the election and coronation of the queens of this year, the reception of authorities and party representatives, and the proclamation of parties by Miguel Mora Martínez, with A great verbena to end the day. In the morning of September 1 we will be able to visualize, in the courtyard of the Sagrados Corazones school, the traditional exhibition of grass and yarn loaded by the Barraca La Gramaera, followed by one of the main novelties of this year such as the “ Water Day ”, with a foam party in Miguel Hernández square.
After the opening of barracks on the night of September 4, the celebrations will continue on Thursday 5 in the morning with the charanga-tapeo and the “Los Feos” orchestra, which leave from the Town Hall square, will transfer the festive joy through the bars and Redován coffee shops. At 10:00 pm the serenade will take place to the Virgin of Health, at the door of the church. On Friday, September 6 will be when barracks, clubs, brotherhoods and associations, accompanied by authorities and festive charges, will parade through the streets of Redován in the offering of flowers, which will have their departure at 20:00 from the Plaza Miguel Hernández . After its completion, the shooting of “El chupinazo”, a load of César Vegara Square, honor party and representative of the hut “Los Templarios” will be carried out from the balcony of the Town Hall.
The General Parade of Peñas, Barracas and Reinas will take place on Saturday, September 7 from 9:00 p.m., followed by a verbena with orchestra in the courtyard of the Sagrados Corazones school and dedicated to the elders of the municipality to end the day. On the other hand, on Saturday, September 8, the big day of Redován, there will be a religious event in honor of the Virgin of Health from 12:00 noon in Miguel Hernández square, after which we can enjoy a great mascletá, as well as the procession dedicated to the patron saint, which will take place in the afternoon.
Continuing with the programming, the nights of September 11 and 12 return the heifer evening “Save me” to Redován, in the bullfighting venue and from 20:00 hours. The music of all ages will be the protagonist on September 13 with the party remember “Redován dances 1.0”, at 10 pm in the courtyard of the Sagrados Corazones school. Likewise, the traditional Fiesta Blanca will be in Miguel Hernández Square on Saturday 14, with the performance of the Ciudad Canalla group, while the 16th edition of the classic motorcycle meeting will take place the following day, starting at 9:00 a.m. “Villa de Redován”, in the Los Pasos sports area, and where from 11.30 am we can enjoy a photography exhibition. The day will culminate dedicated to children with the children’s theater in Valencia “Treasure Island”.
Likewise, on Friday, September 20, at 8:00 p.m. and in the Francisco Ferrer square, an impromptu rap battle with 32 participants will be held, which will delight lovers of this style of music. It will be on the next day, Saturday, September 21, when the Multicolor Parade will take place, which will run from the Plaza de la Cruz to Francisco Ferrer Square, concluding with the performance of the “Patrol 66” group in the Plaza de la Paz.
On Sunday 22, the little ones will have the opportunity to enjoy children’s games and an exhibition of judo in this same location, while on the day of Friday 27, in Miguel Hernández square, we will listen to the concert of soundtracks, in honor of San Miguel. In the same way, and without abandoning the cinematographic theme, on Saturday the 28th all the redovanenses will be able to enjoy from the 22:00 hours the musical “Mamma mine” in the Plaza de la Paz.
The last holiday, and ending the program, will take place at 12:00 hours of the Mass dedicated to San Miguel, sung by the Manos Unidas choir, culminating with the procession and a great dawn in honor of the patron of Redován.
Nely Ruiz defiende la inversión en Educación durante los últimos cuatro años porque es “un área fundamental”
Redován 28/02/2019. La concejala de Educación, Servicios Sociales y Fiestas, Nely Ruiz, ha hecho hoy balance del mandato en las diferentes áreas que gestiona. Entre ellas ha destacado que Educación “es un área fundamental y la base donde se asienta todo el crecimiento de un pueblo y la mejor herramienta de cambio para avanzar”. En este sentido la edil ha defendido las inversiones realizadas y resaltado que Redován fue uno de los primeros municipios en adherirse al plan Xarxa llibres del que se invirtieron 99.142,66 euros de los que 34.000 euros los aportó el Ayuntamiento para la adquisición de libros.
La concejala ha asegurado que “hemos apostado por la jornada continua, invirtiendo de 3.200 euros el primer año a 9.000 euros el último para la contratación de tres monitores. Asimismo 59 familias se han beneficiado de las becas de material escolar para el segundo ciclo de infantil con un importe de 5.000 euros.
Respecto a los centros educativos, en el Colegio Público Sagrados Corazones se ha reformado la pérgola del lucernario, acondicionado los aseos y vestuarios y restaurado la pista polideportiva. “En el patio hemos incorporado juegos infantiles e instalado cuatro canastas de básquet, así como la construcción de un almacén, y también hemos invertido 13.000 euros en la instalación de aire acondicionado”, ha afirmado Ruiz. En la Escuela Infantil Pasitos, también se han llevado adecuaciones en el mobiliario. La edil ha recordado que “hemos tramitado toda la documentación necesaria para adherirnos al Plan Edificant y con ello vamos a reformar el colegio Sagrados Corazones y a acometer la construcción del aulario del IES Jaime de Sant Ángel.
Por otro lado, la también responsable del área de Fiestas ha querido destacar de la concejalía las diferentes actuaciones como los concursos durante las fiestas patronales de ‘Selfies’ y Disfraces o la Fiesta de Colores, siendo “el primer Ayuntamiento en traer este evento a la comarca de la Vega Baja”. La edil ha asegurado que “el compromiso de esta concejalía ha sido siempre la unión de todos los festeros, por ello junto con la Junta Central Festera retomamos la entrada de bandas consiguiendo revalorizar un día importante como es el desfile de peñas y barracas”.
Ruiz ha destacado el impulso a actividades y eventos que fomentan las costumbres del municipio como los teatros infantiles y también campañas en favor de la tolerancia y el respeto como #ConTalento, que “con el objetivo de sensibilizar contra el alcohol, igualmente que la campaña #NoTienesMiPermiso, que ha ayudado a sensibilizar a nuestra sociedad ante la importancia de valores tan necesarios como el respeto, educación, libertad y valentía”, ha afirmado la edil.
Estas últimas campañas corresponden a los Servicios Sociales que en Redován se prestan a través de la Mancomunidad La Vega, un ente del que forma parte la localidad junto a los municipios de Algorfa, Jacarilla y San Miguel de Salinas “que nos permite compartir proyectos y gastos de manera que podemos ofrecer a la ciudadanía servicios que por parte del Ayuntamiento de Redován en solitario sería imposible ofrecer o muy caros”. Ruiz ha destacado en estos cuatro años las mejoras en las instalaciones de Servicios Sociales en la Casa del Reloj en cuya primera planta se ubica la sede de la Mancomunidad y la mejora de los servicios “con más días de atención e incremento de servicios como la Agencia de Igualdad, Servicio de Inclusión Social, Adisex Jove y próximamente el área de juventud y ocio educativo”.
En cuanto a los servicios que se prestan “el incremento del gasto que ha llegado a los 228.267,60 euros, ha permitido atender 1.151 expedientes de ayudas para familias”, y la edil también ha indicado que se ha incrementado el personal “para hacer una atención más integral y especializada”. Nely Ruiz ha comentado que el aumento de servicios y personal no ha supuesto que suba de manera considerable el gasto del Ayuntamiento “ya que las subvenciones que recibe la Mancomunidad de la Conselleria ha aumentado un 323%, alcanzando los 559.840 euros en 2018”.
De este modo la atención se ha extendido a todos los colectivos con apoyo a la dependencia, atención a domicilio, actividades para personas mayores, talleres dirigidos exclusivamente a mujeres e iniciativas como la ‘areola solidaria’ de apoyo a las mujeres con cáncer de mama. Para terminar, Ruiz ha dado cuenta de los servicios de atención social específica a través del Equipo de Intervención con Infancia y Adolescencia; la Oficina Pangea de Atención a Personas Migrantes; la Unidad de Prevención Comunitaria de Conductas Adictivas; el Servicio de Atención Jurídica; Agencia de Igualdad; Servicio para la Prevención e Inclusión Social y Servicio de Atención a la Diversidad y Sexualidad para Jóvenes.
Activities of the month of the woman
Nely Ruiz has taken advantage of his appearance to announce the start, tomorrow, of the activities of the month of March, a month dedicated to women beyond the celebration of the International Day on March 8. This afternoon will begin the activities in the pool “that will be free every Friday in March, at eight thirty in the afternoon”, while on Sunday at 11.30 am “we will celebrate at the City Hall an act that has been taking place for a few years and that supposes the recognition to a woman of our town by its personal and labor trajectory, and this year the distinguished woman is Margarita Monera Martinez “, has concluded the councilor.