Plan for costly sculptures scrapped
A PLAN to install two costly sculptures in Guardamar del Segura has been scrapped by the town hall.
Work is currently underway to redesign Avenida del País Valenciano – the main street through the centre of town between Plaza de los Pescadores and Calle San Jaime, at a cost of almost €2.5 million.
The project was drawn up in 2015 by the previous Partido Popular (PP) council.
The principal aim is to widen and replace the pavements, and replace and improve the drinking water supply pipes and the drainage system. The sculptures were to be put in the plazas de Los Labradores and de Los Pescadores at a cost of €93,327.
Public works councillor José María Hernández said the money saved is being used to replace water, sanitation and street lighting infrastructure on Calles Valencia and Gratitud that was over 40 years old. He argued that the time for grandiose constructions and wasting public money has passed.
The cobbles between the parish church and Plaza de la Constitución will be removed as part of the scheme.