Redován launches a promotion campaign for local businesses to encourage consumption in the municipality

  • The City Council produces three videos showing that all kinds of products and services can be accessed without having to travel.

In Redován I have everything’ is the slogan of the campaign launched by the Redován Town Council to boost consumption in the municipality and promote the local economy. “It is very important that after everything we have been through, first the Dana, then the pandemic, and the economic crisis in which we find ourselves, caused by both disasters, the citizens of Redován take into account that our town has a wide range of products and services, and as the video says, if they don’t have it, they bring it to you without having to look for it outside”, says the mayoress, Nely Ruiz.

This campaign consists of three videos. The first has already been broadcast on different municipal communication channels and is related to trade. The second, related to the customs of Redovan and focused on the hotel and catering industry, has just been circulated through various social networks. And the third, which will arrive at the end of the year, will be dedicated to traditions, focusing on the typical Redovan Christmas sweets that are famous beyond the borders of the municipality. In all cases the videos have been produced with the support of the Costa Blanca Tourist Board of the Alicante Provincial Council “and the aim is to promote our local products, which are many and of high quality, because we often go out to look for things that we can find in our shops,” said the mayor of Commerce and Markets, Maite Martinez.

Martínez recalled that the Town Council, within its means, has put in place “all the economic aid that has been made available to us from higher institutions, but we also felt that it was necessary to generate a feeling of belonging to a group among the people of Redovan, a group of which each of us who live here forms part and in which we must help each other”. For her part, the councillor for the hotel and catering industry, Clara Ezcurra, considered that this sector “which has suffered above all from the closures and curfews, has the support of the Town Council in everything we can do”. That is why the hotel and catering industry, as part of our customs, is also a protagonist in this campaign.

Ezcurra has encouraged consumption in bars and restaurants in Redován, and recalled that one of the support measures that has been adopted in the coming months has been the pedestrianisation of streets and squares to encourage consumption in these establishments. The aim of the campaign is to raise awareness of both the product and the people who struggle every day to open their businesses in Redován. “The videos are dynamic, as is the dynamic society of Redovan, and with them we also want to send out a message of hope, because together we are going to get out of this crisis as we have got out of previous ones,” concluded the mayoress.

Redován City Council opens an information and processing office for aid to those affected by the floods

  • City Council will attend for two weeks in the afternoon, from 4.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m., to people who make an appointment at 96 675 40 25

Redován City Council opens from tomorrow, Tuesday, September 24, an information and processing office to aid with paperwork to those affected by the floods. Said office will work in the afternoon, from 16.30 to 19.30, during the next two weeks. The spokesman of the government team and Councilor for Emergencies, Adrián Ballester, and the mayor, Nely Ruiz, today announced the start-up of facilities that will be attended by eight municipal officials and that will assist people who previously request an appointment by calling City Hall, at 96 675 40 25.

Ballester has explained the three types of aid to which those who have suffered some type of damage to their properties can resort. On the one hand those of the Insurance Compensation Consortium, which covers those people and goods (homes and vehicles) that have insurance. In second place are the aid approved last Friday by the Generalitat Valenciana, the most urgent that of the calls, which affects the damages of first necessity in homes and that must be processed before October 11. In this case “up to 4,500 euros can be obtained, although as soon as it is processed, the Generalitat directly gives 1,500 euros,” said Adrián Ballester. The mayor has commented that to request them you must provide the housing data, an account number with a receipt that shows that you are the owner, as well as the documentation that proves the property (deed, IBI taxes, simple registration note, etc. ), or the contract in the case of rentals.

“For the moment, this aid can be processed for essential goods, although they cannot be requested for vehicles, but we will be informing about how to request them once they are approved, also enabling another line for people who have lost their entire home, to which we will inform personally, ”he said. Ballester has also specified that in third place are the State aids, enabled after the Council of Ministers declared the catastrophic zone. “In this regard, you can also request, through the Civil Protection website, housing assistance and furniture purchase.” In his case there are two months that began to count last Saturday to request them.

With these measures, it is intended to simplify the procedures for the residents of the municipality to the maximum, “and that is why we have launched this personalized attention by appointment,” said the mayor, who has urged the people affected to request this attention if needed “because, especially in the case of damage to homes, it is urgently processed and the deadline ends on October 11”.

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.

Some thirty Erasmus students meet in Redován to develop an environmental project

Redován is once again the meeting place for thirty young people from the Erasmus + program who will live in the municipality from today until June 7. During this period they will hold workshops in which they will work on a project on diversity and sustainable functionality with activities focused on the environment. The mayor of Redován, Emilio Fernández, accompanied by the councilor of Sports and Environment, Ramón López, and the mayor of Culture and Tourism, Clara Ezcurra, have welcomed students from Slovakia, Bulgaria, Lithuania, Poland and Spain and they have guided them on a small tour through different places in the municipality such as the Jaime de Sant Ángel Institute, the flea market, the Town Hall and the church, among others.

The base of the group will be in the municipal shelter and from there the different activities will be developed, among them “a pine plantation in the Sierra with copies that will be facilitated by the City Council and that will take place on Monday”, said the councilor of Medio Ambient. Also, they will have the opportunity to know the town, as well as other nearby cities “such as Orihuela, where they will enjoy the monumental heritage of the historic capital of the region; Elche and its palm grove, a World Heritage Site, as well as the gastronomy of the area and customs, “said the mayor.

López Escarabajal stressed that a selection of five students from the first year of the IES Jaime de San Ángel “who will accompany our visitors during the weekend and will help them, above all, with the language” has been made. Students will make a Sunday on the trails of the Sierra de Redován.

The mayor, Emilio Fernández, has encouraged all the people of the region “to show that we are a hospitable people, as we did last year, and to make this experience unforgettable for those who come to live with all their enthusiasm.” Fernandez explained that the activity that is going to be carried out in Redován is entitled ‘Sustainable Youth’ and that its motto is ‘A small investment, a great return’. At the same time he wanted to thank the association Young Ilicitanos for Europe that again have chosen the municipality as headquarters for the arrival of the Erasmus +. European programs that are being strengthened by the City Council, with the inclusion this year in the budget of scholarships for those who access this program to complete the established economic allocation.

Redován launches support for entrepreneurs who have started their business in the last year

The Governing Board of the Municipality of Redován has given its approval to a new call for financial aid intended, in this case, to generate jobs in the municipality through the promotion of self-employment, ie to entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs. These subsidies, which have a total amount of 3,000 euros entered in the budget are directed “to those who have launched their business between August 31, 2017 and August 31, 2018”, explained Councilor for Employment, Maite Martinez and pointed out that “this year we extended the deadlines for the creation of companies during all months of the year, since among the requirements is that the activity is kept a minimum of three months.”

The amount of the aid will be 300 euros for entrepreneurs; 400 euros for women entrepreneurs and 500 euros for entrepreneurs with some type of disability. What they cover are equipment expenses of companies such as the acquisition or lease of the real estate where the activity will be carried out, adaptation and reform, furniture, signs, office and computer equipment, machinery, light installations, water, gas, telephone, tools, etc. In no case will taxes or expenses derived from deposits, sureties or transfers be eligible.

Maite Martínez has commented that commercial companies, communities of goods, civil societies and cooperatives can apply for assistance “in which case it will be a single aid, regardless of the number of members”, as well as individual entrepreneurs who meet the requirements to create the company between August 31, 2017 and this year and that the activity remains a minimum of three months. Neither will be granted if they have already requested grants for the same concept and it is a prerequisite that the activity takes place in the municipality of Redován. The rest of requirements can be consulted in the bases that are already published in the bulletin board of the Electronic Headquarters of the web of the City council of Redován (, where the application also appears that must be completed, as well as the documentation that must be presented.

First call for the hiring of 16 agricultural workers

On the other hand, the Consistorio redovanense has also launched the first call SEPE-Corporaciones Locales 2018 for the hiring of 16 agricultural workers who will carry out their work from June 29 to September 28. Specifically, cleaning work on ravines, rural roads and recreational area of ​​La Ermita, and the subsidy requested to the SEPE has a budget of 62,143.20 euros. The mayor Maite Martinez explained that as in previous years, it is the SERVEF who preselects the personnel that meet the requirements to occupy these positions “and that once this pre-selection is done they will have to present the documentation that the Employment and Training Service in the Local Development Agency of the City Council “. The councilor added that with this pre-selection the candidates will be evaluated for the final selection, “a process of which the union representatives in the Town Hall are part”.

The City Council of Redován provides the Local Police with a state-of-the-art approved alcoholmeter

The Local Police of Redován will already be able to carry out alcohol tests with reliable results thanks to the incorporation of a breathalyzer that the City Council of Redova has acquired with an investment of 7,000 euros that was provided for in the municipal budget.

This device, of last generation, has been delivered to the police by the mayor, Emilio Fernandez, and the councilman of Public Safety, Ramon Lopez, who has pointed out that until now “it was counted on a breathalyzer that gave an orientative result, although now as we have a modern, and above all approved based on the requirements of the European Union, you can know the exact blood alcohol level presented by people who are submitted to the tests.

The breathalyzer (model Dräger Alcotest 7510ES) will be added to the equipment already available to the Local Police to carry out its maintenance work in Redován. At the beginning of this year two defibrillators were incorporated and installed in police vehicles to act in case of emergency, as López Escarabajal recalled.

With respect to the ethylometer, it will be used both in the routine controls that are carried out to verify, for example, that the vehicles circulate with the documentation in order or that those who drive them do not do it under the effects of drugs and alcohol, “as in specific blood alcohol controls that are put in place as of now since we already have the necessary equipment to be able to carry them out with all the guarantees, “the councilor concluded.

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