Local road improvements
By Irena Bodnarec THE 600-metre stretch of the CV-760 La Nucía to Altea road was re-asphalted last week, financed by the provincial government in Alicante.
A request was submitted by the council back in August after a number of traffic accidents occurred following a rainy period and a study was carried out on the road surface.
A new type of asphalt containing micro agglomerates and fibre, allowing greater adhesion, was used which will improve road safety and reduce the risk of accidents on the particularly curvy section of road near the waterfall.
The works were carried out and completed over two days and the road is now fully open. By Jo Pugh TWO HUNDRED residents of Benitachell will be seen on the big screen next year, after they took part in the filming of Rural Cops, a comedy screenplay, directed by the popular Paco Soto. It will be located in the fictional town of Torretatxell.
The residents, who were all extras in the film, along with local music and dance bands, was filmed on location both around the village centre and on nearby beaches.
Cala del Moraig, Puig Llorença, the Cumbre del Sol urbanisation and the church of Santa María Magdalena were among the famous landmarks used in the film.
The script was partially written by a resident of Benitachell, Carol Colomer. She passed away in April of this year before she could finish her project. Undeterred, the crew and cast were determined to carry on and finish the film in her memory.
The film has a dozen professional actors and is an excellent opportunity to promote the scenic beauty of the area. Because of this, the film received €10,000 in sponsorship from Benitachell town hall.