EMILIO BASCUÑANA, the mayor of Orihuela has taken the opportunity to meet up face-to-face with members of the Campoamor Residents Association (CRA), so they could discuss some of the issues facing them and get explanations as to what the council has done so far.
Accompanying him on his trip were Councillor Luisa Boné, and the district representatives of Campoamor and La Zenia / Cabo Roig; Raúl Fernández and Pepe Galiano respectively.
Both Bascuñana and Boné said they have continually asked the authorities in the Valencian Government to do something about the plague of pine tree beetles that always affecting much of the woodland areas in Campoamor.
The CRA put across their own priorities that they believed need to be completed before next year’s summer season that included regular cleaning of the streets, clearing of the ravines and more pest controls against insects and cockroaches.
A number of projects were announced that are planned to start almost immediately, including a wooden access to the Playa Barranco Rubio. This has been approved and €60,000 has been budgeted for the work.
Other projects at the planning and design stage include road and pavement maintenance and improvements leading to Playa La Glea, Avenida de las Adelfas, Miguel de Unamuno, Calle Lope de Vega and Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer. The promenade along the La Glea will be replaced to complement the lookout point that was installed last year; the handrails will be replaced and the Concha Espina basketball court will be renovated.
The mayor concluded the meeting that he believed had gone well due to the content of the discussions, and reminded them that the most efficient way for locals to get their demands across was by taking them into the municipal registry at the town hall for onward transmission to the appropriate departments.