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Weekly live You Tube service launched to connect Mijas expat residents

View of Mijas.
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  • Along with information about local associations and cultural events, the stream will give residents a chance to air their views and opinions

A new online live stream has been launched to bring Mijas into people's homes. The idea was the brainchild of Bill Anderson, a local opposition councillor in Mijas, who intends to keep locals informed about what is happening in the municipality. Along with information about local associations and fundraising and cultural events, the streams will give residents a chance to air their views and opinions.

Councillor Anderson (PP) claims that he set the project up to embrace new technologies so not to rely on "old social media networks".

"There are so many pages on social media that it is difficult to ensure that everyone has access to timely information. Making all of these live streams available on You Tube will make it far easier to track things down," Anderson explained.

However, the councillor has stressed that the weekly programmes, which will offer information about town hall decisions and how people might be affected by them, "will not be politically motivated".

"This is not about politics, it is about Mijas. This will be for the international community, by the international community. The project is based on a desire to connect with more residents on a regular basis about things that are important to them," he said.

The 30-minute live streams will go out on Thursday evening at 7pm via Anderson's You Tube channel, so they will still be available to anyone who is unable to watch live to look up later.

Anderson has the support of some well-known figures from around Mijas who are involved in their communities and with charitable organisations.