WITH a good turnout of international residents, the recent meeting of the San Luis and Torrevieja Neghbourhood Watch was attended by three local councillors; Fanny Serrano, Carmen Morate and Carlos Gonzalez.
There followed a heated debate about the lack of progress on completing the La Siesta Park, and the meeting expressed its disappointment that after more than 20 years of promises, the park is still unusable. Councillor Serrano replied that the completion of the park was awaiting the outcome of a court case.
Among other issues raises were the poor traffic signs and the number of speeding vehicles that blight the area, and despite available funding new road markings are still awaited.
The meeting was joined by the team from the Parque Natural who gave an excellent presentation on the need for residents to consider their obligations to help protect the special species of birds, wildlife and fauna around the lakes. It was requested that dogs are kept on leads in the lakeside parks to avoid disturbing nesting birds.
Finally, it was announced that the Mayor of Torrevieja will be at the next meeting on November 26 when the Torrevieja Pipes and Drums will also be performing for residents who can enjoy a glass of wine at this last meeting of 2018.