She presented a petition to the Town Hall signed by 2,200 residents

Residents and associations of Orihuela Costa presented the Town Hall with a petition of over 2,200 signatures calling for the Emergencies Centre for the coast to be completed.

In charge of handing it over was the mother of Kai, the eight-year-old boy who died on April the 5th at Cala Bosque beach after a collision with another boy while they were playing.

Despite the hard time she is going through, the boy’s mother decided to lead this petition for construction of the centre to be finished so that security and response to emergencies might be improved in the area.

Construction of the centre began in 2010 with funds from the last Valencian Government’s Plan Confianza, but work stopped in 2012 when the company declared bankruptcy. The centre is now supposed to be finished in 2019 and will house the Local Police, Guardia Civil, Civil Protection, Immigration and Fire Brigade. It will also be an ambulance base in the summer and will have a helicopter landing pad.