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Draft law No. 736/X/4th MADALENA VILLAGE ELEVATION the village I – historical framework the Magdalene is a village in the municipality of Vila Nova de Gaia, with signs of human presence since time immemorial, which is attested by its toponymy and by the discovery of several archaeological remains, if the Tumulus of Cerro and Palaeolithic station on the Hill. Is not secure the origin of its name, however, the first reference, is February 1125. Currently the Magdalene is a town composed of 16 places, respectively: Aguim; New Village; Ateães; Cerro; Choupelo; Costa; Funcheiros; Gândara; Church; Little brother; Navy; Marmoiral; Olive trees; Passadouro; Shame and Sameiro. The seat of the parish with the same name, located in the municipality of Vila Nova de Gaia, County, district and diocese of Porto, with a setting of 6 km ² of area.
II – collective, cultural and Equipment in 2001, the Census found a population of 9,425 residents, of whom 8,000 voters, a result of the passage of the agricultural sector to the services sector, resulting from the existing infrastructure and the economic and social dynamism of the municipality of Vila Nova de Gaia.
In recent years, the development has been a dynamic pace, thanks to the construction of the Business Park of the Magdalena, as well as by the proximity of the Magdalene to the center of the municipality and the district capital, which is only 6 Kms. Moreover, with regard to infrastructure, the Magdalene is particularly well equipped, featuring and surpassing the requirements required by article 12 of law No. 11/82 , 2 June.
Nowadays, the existing equipment in the parish are as follows: the Education Vertical Grouping of schools of Madalena, consists of 1,400 students, distributed as follows:-three schools from pre-primary education;
-three primary schools;
-a EB 2.3, with more than 600 students. There is also the Kindergarten da Casa do Povo da Madalena, with 150 children and two kindergartens, with 100 children each.
Health-Health extension da Madalena;
-2 Pharmacies-clinical analysis laboratory, in addition to various doctors ' offices.
Social support-Kindergarten da Casa do Povo, with kindergarten and ATL-Center of conviviality, the Junta de Freguesia da Madalena;
-Day Centre, with home support and Daycare, under construction (pairs);
-Sociable lounge, in the Parish Center of Magdalene.
Equipment-a post office;
-two bank branches;
-Auditorium of the parish of Madalena;
-Church of St. Mary Magdalene;
-Chapel our Lady of Fatima;
-Social and Parish Centre da Madalena;
-Casa da Cultura da Madalena;
-Atlantic City Pavilion da Madalena;
-Campsite da Madalena;
-Home Tavares Bastos;
-Accommodation, with 8 rooms;
-Madalena Business Park, with 15 pavilions;
-Business Center of the Magdalene, (under construction);
-Small and medium-sized industries.
Public transport-STCP, 3 careers-transport company "Holy Spirit", with two Careers-CP, a small town.
Institutions-Association of parents of little brother;
-Association of parents of Marmoiral;
-Association of parents of the sentence;
-Association of parents of Quinta do Vale;
-Association of Praia da Madalena;
-Madeleine Association Young;
-Association of Social solidarity da Madalena;
-Social and Parish Centre da Madalena;
-Atlantic Club da Madalena;
-Olympic Football Club da Madalena;
-Women's Conference St. Vincent of Paul;
-Youth Fanfare da Madalena;
-Folk group da Madalena;
-Biker Group da Madalena;
-Ideal Club Madalenense;
-Orfeão da Madalena Madalena e-Columbófila Society;
III-assessment of legal criteria and conclusions Originally regulated by the provisions of law No. 11/82, of 2 June, the creation of parishes and description and determination of the category of villages are today deeply changed. If it is true that the creation of parishes are governed by law No. 8/93, of 5 March, as conferred by law No. 51/93, of July 9, remain in 1982 of regulatory requirements for the designation and the determination of the category of villages. By the foregoing, easily, that the village of Madalena, meets all legal requirements, and in particular articles 12 and 13 of the said diploma, Reaffirm that over time, the firm agricultural activity, commercial and services in Madalena, were responsible for its continued development.
Thus, in accordance with the law No. 11/82, of 2 June, under the constitutional provisions and regulations applicable, the members of the parliamentary group of the Socialist Party the undersigned feature the following Bill: sole article the village of Madalena, in the municipality of Vila Nova de Gaia, is elevated to the category of village.
São Bento Palace, 9 of April 2009 The members of PS
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