Day: April 23, 2018

Guardamar fills in huge hole on beach

Sand from old dune used to cover area damaged by storms Guardamar del Segura Town Hall is using over 3,000 cubic metres of sand to regenerate the beaches. Councillor Ana Martínez said they have started at two places on Avenida Ingeniero Codorniu by Babilonia beach. The sand is from an old dune by Roqueta beach. About 600m3 of it has been tipped into a hole bigger than 1,000m2 that was created by storms and destroyed part of the road. Different species of plants will also be planted to regenerate the coast. Despite the work part of Babilonia beach will...

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Torrevieja to fix “dangerous” unfinished promenades

National Government projects have been stopped for four years Torrevieja Town Hall is taking action because the Government company Acuamed still has not done the work it promised on some promenades which are dangerous as a result of this inaction. Mayor José Manuel Dolón reminded that the Paseo de Poniente project has been stopped for four years, and neither the company hired to do the work nor the Ministry for the environment has bothered to make sure the area is properly fenced off or check what condition the street lights are in. The fence has completely fallen down so...

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Sunday hike in the Sierra de Orihuela

Walk is first in a series around Alicante province The Provincial Council (Diputación) is organising another “Senderismo” (hiking) programme, with six new excursions to different places in Alicante province like the Sierra de Onil, the Barranco de las Peñas, Hondón de las Nieves and the Cim la Vella. Deputy Juanjo Castelló said they have given €12,000 to the Mountaineering and Climbing Federation to encourage people to hike and to look after the environment while getting fit. The first activity is on Sunday April 29th at 9am from Montepinar urbanisation, with a 9 kilometre tour of different parts of the...

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Child’s hand trapped in toy dispenser machine

Torrevieja firemen freed the boy in La Mata Firemen from Torrevieja came to the rescue of desperate parents after their child’s hand got stuck in a machine that dispenses toys in plastic balls. It happened at 1.48pm on Sunday in the Plaza de Encarnación Bujol in La Mata. The boy put in a coin and tried to get his gift out but got three of his fingers trapped in the chute. The firemen were able to release him by moving the machine at 2:23pm Afterwards his parents took him away and it was not revealed whether they took him...

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Contracts councillor “not responsible” for beach bar closure

Contracts Department head defends his workers’ professionalism Hundreds of people have expressed disappointment and even anger at the closure of the beach bars service in Orihuela Costa, which also affects the toilets, hammocks, sunshades and other activities. The Councillor in charge of contracts at Orihuela Town Hall, Francisco Sáez has said the company’s contract to operate the services could not have been extended because he never received a request to do so from the Beaches Department. Beaches Councillor Luisa Boné had claimed a few days before that municipal technicians had told her the existing contract would cover Easter 2018...

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