Ciudadanos Torrevieja Councillor decries lack of sand and poorly maintained promenade

Ciudadanos (C’s) party Councillor in Torrevieja Pilar Gómez Magán has said the state of the promenade and the swimming area at the emblematic beach Playa del Cura is “unacceptable”.

“For the first time we have rocks on the shore of the beach and no sand has been replaced even though thousands of tourists are about to arrive for the May Day bank holiday.”

C’s also alerted that there has been no maintenance in this public space, which has no litter bins and lacks street lighting, while the palm trees, which were cut down by the council “have not been replaced with any kind of tree”.

She demanded an immediate intervention to repair all the deficiencies as well as “to install security bollards that would prevent trucks or cars getting on by the Tourism Office”.

Gómez Magán criticised that “this is an unpleasant image for the hundreds of people who are arriving, who will take away as a memory the image of dozens of street lights at street level with the bulbs gone, or broken and garden areas with no trees or plants”.

She also pointed out that “48 hours have passed without the Town Hall replacing a sign that fell down by the natural pools. All this shows that there is still no management even since the budget was approved”.

Ciudadanos also called for the flags of Torrevieja, the Valencian Community and Spain to be flown, in order to improve the image “to receive tourists from all regions of Spain and nationalities”.