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GAUCÍN: Balcony of the Ronda Mountains where the Holy Child appeared to St. John of God.
The illustrious, always noble, very hospitable village of Gaucín.
Gaucin Writers Volume 4 book launch
Book launch of "Gaucín Writers, Volume 4" - a collection of short stories - on 30 November, 7pm at El Patio Bar, Calle Toledillo, Gaucín.

They will also have a stand at the Gaucín Christmas Fair on 1 & 2 December 2018 between 10.00 and 17.00 at El Convento.
Gaucin Christmas Fair 2018
Bonissim Christmas MealOpening Times:

We will close on Tuesday 6th November at 19.30 for 3 weeks.

We will open on 1st December through to Christmas Eve. During that period we will be open Thursdays to Sundays from 10.00 to 14.00.

We close on Christmas Eve and remain closed until April.

Our Christmas Shop:

On Fridays & Saturdays during December and Christmas Eve we will have a special 'Christmas Curry Meal Deal'. We will also have a small selection of our usual meals, lasagne, tagines etc. In addition we will have some Christmas snacks and goodies. Please join us for our Christmas shop opening on 1st & 2nd December for a free glass of cava and a taste of some of our Christmas snacks.

Yesterday's “end of summer party” was cancelled due to the weather.
Letter from the Mayor

Dear Residents:

With this letter I inform you that roadworks will start this Monday, September 17th, in Calle Nueva. This work is a continuation of the improvements in our basic infrastructure and will be carried out in phases which will affect the entire street, including from the corner of Calle Larga until the intersection with Calle Tinajones. As a result traffic along both Calle Nueva and Calle Alta will be disrupted during the coming months.

Junta de Andalucía are providing free Spanish classes which will begin next week. The classes are open to all and one can register at the town hall, with ID. Once the groups have been established the teacher will plan the level accordingly, probably a basic level. There may be intercambio evenings for those that attend the class.
Pasodoble 2018Saturday, August 25, 10:30 p.m. in the Plaza: pasodoble competition with music provided by the village band. 

Sunday, August 26, starting at 9 a.m.: Romería to the Adelfilla

Monday, August 27, procession starting at 9:30 p.m., following by folk dancing exhibition in the Plaza starting at 10.

SantoNino2018
8:30 - the image of the santo Nino leaves the church and proceeds through the village towards the Camino Gibraltar.
9:00 - the Romería heads down the Camino Gibraltar towards the Ermita. 
11:00 - official mass and singing from the San Pedro de Alcántara choir.
13:00 - the party begins with music by "Los Latidos", a paying bar and free paella for all.
18:30 - The journey back up the hill begins and the image is taken to the castle where it will stay until the fiestas of Santo Niño on Friday September 7 and Saturday September 8. 

If anyone would like to attend but can not walk so far due to ill health or old age then transport is available free of charge. There is no need to sign up, just show up at the taxi rank at at 9am.
At the last town hall meeting it was agreed that a review process would be initiated aimed at stricter control of of the regulations regarding intensive  livestock farming.

As part of this process any land that is of special interest, be it for environmental or tourism reasons, will be given special consideration. A full survey will take place to decide which areas in the municipal of Gaucín will  be classified as such. As a result of this decision, any existing applications for such intensive practices are to be declined and  any future proposals denied until such time as the review is completed and the official “plan general” amended. This will take at least one year to complete.