Residents meet the mayor
MAYOR Emilio Bascuñana and coordinator for Orihuela Costa Luisa Boné have met with Campoamor residents to discuss their complaints and suggestions.
Residents' association representatives called for refuse and garden waste to be collected more often and noted that the streets were dirty. They asked for a comprehensive disinfection campaign to kill pests such as cockroaches and mosquitoes - and said the watercourses have to be cleared.
Mayor Bascuñana and councillor Boné told the residents that €60,000 will be invested in a wooden access ramp to Barranco Rubio beach and the green light has been given by the national coast department for the scheme. They also said streets and pavements in Avenida de las Adelfas, Miguel de Unamuno, Calle Lope de Vega and Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer will be resurfaced, along with the street to La Glea beach. At the same time the promenade and street furniture at La Glea will be refursbished. Mayor Bascuñana said the council has asked the regional government to protect the pine forest at Campoamor from the pine shoot beetle and encouraged residents to submit complaints through the council’s registry. ORIHUELA town hall is investing €20,800 to repair seven refuse collection lorries.
Councillor Dámaso Aparicio said new metal bottoms will be welded into the interior of the trucks. He said spillages from waste decomposing in rubbish bags had caused the problem.
These were ‘normal maintenance works’, he noted, although they aim to purchase new lorries in the future.
However, it is unclear how new machinery can be purchased as the department’s budget for 2017 is €900,000 lower than in 2016.