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Presentation of draft Energy Transition and Climate Change Plan

Wednesday 29 June at 7.00pm, a presentation will be given of the Balearic Government's draft Energy Transition and Climate Change Plan so people can participate in preparations with first-hand contributions. The aim of these encounters is to shape the regional roadmap on how legislation will be deployed broadly, since this Plan must establish a crosscutting framework to orient and plan the objectives, policies and steps to comply with the Climate Change and Energy Transition Act, as well as accelerate the 40% reduction in polluting emissions in the Balearic Islands by 2030.

27 June 2022
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

Formentera joins push for smoke-free beaches

foto 2022 platges sense fumToday Ana Juan, president of the Consell de Formentera, joined volunteers of the Spanish Cancer Association (Asociación Española Contra el Cáncer, AECC) for an AECC-led information session at Platja des Pujols. President Juan pointed out that in 2020 the beach in Es Pujols became the first on Formentera to join the Balearic Directorate General of Public Health's "Smoke-Free Beaches" (Platges sense fum) push. Today some twenty island beaches are party to the campaign. The president indicated that efforts are under way to incorporate more smoke-free spaces on the island.

"It is this administration's job to promote and encourage healthy habits", she said. Platges sense fum is also an ecological initiative to highlight the importance of not littering in natural areas like beaches, where plastics and cigarette butts are the most common waste items.

20 June 2022
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

Formentera firefighters conduct patrols and practice routes to improve fire response, ask islanders to exercise extreme caution

foto 2022vi practiques bombers AThese days of extreme heat, Consell de Formentera firefighters are patrolling Cala Saona, Es Ram and other areas where the fire risk is high. The crew is also performing forest fire drills, including one last weekend near Sa Roqueta in Es Pujols. The efforts are meant to build fire crews' skills responding to real accidents, handling hose lines, communicating and operating vehicle pumps, not to mention highlight the functions of each team member. Three firefighters and a service chief participated in exercises that involved two fire engines and a light vehicle.

Josep Marí, councillor of interior, explained that the fire department is asking islanders and visitors alike to "take all the necessary precautions given an already high fire risk this season which the heat wave has pushed to new heights".

20 June 2022
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

Consell establishes pool of candidates to fill nursing positions at Formentera old people's home

The Consell de Formentera human resources offices has issued a call for applicants to fill nursing staff positions at the old person's home under construction on Formentera. The terms were published today in the BOIB and applications may be submitted from tomorrow until 24 June. This call for applications is in addition to two other job vacancies that remain open until 20 June, one for health assistants at the old person's home and the other for administrative assistants. The three candidate pools are designed to help the Consell temporarily fill potential vacancies.

The official application form will be available at the Registre General d'Entrada and www.consellinsulardeformentera.cat.

14 June 2022
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

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Formentera presents comments on Maritime Transport Decree

The Consell de Formentera has submitted comments regarding the draft decree laying down special arrangements for the provision of maritime transport between the Balearic Islands. The comments highlight three key areas:

-Guaranteeing minimum service on the regular Formentera-Eivissa line, particularly early-bird and late-night service. The Consell has pushed for set time slots, which are envisioned in the Maritime Transport Law, but not the Decree. The Consell's comments included a proposal for minimum time slots, as well as arguments in favour of minimum connections for freight transport.

-Avoiding overlapping and/or excessive service in summer on the regular Formentera-Eivissa line. The Consell requests that environmental sustainability studies be carried out during the first two years of the Decree's application and that the solutions be applied in the third year.

-The Consell requests that excursions between Eivissa and Formentera guarantee universal accessibility as established by legislation in the Balearic Islands. A grace period could be envisioned.

14 June 2022
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

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