Ur­ban­i­sa­tion La Ma­rina

Costa Levante News - - LETTERS TO THE EDITOR -

A few years ago, it was high­lighted how the Ur­ban­i­sa­tion of La Ma­rina was left to rot un­der the rule of the PP party.

The main is­sues were about waste col­lec­tion, weeds, un­safe pave­ments and poorly main­tained roads. 3-4 years on noth­ing has changed de­spite prom­ise af­ter prom­ise from the in­ef­fec­tual, out­go­ing coun­cil­lor for the ur­ban­i­sa­tion. He prom­ises much, de­scrib­ing the new waste col­lec­tion ser­vice, road clean­ing, white lin­ing as his ‘utopia’ and the main­te­nance of a spruced up and tidy ur­ban­i­sa­tion. The ev­i­dence sug­gests oth­er­wise. Noth­ing is done to clear the rub­bish, weeds or in­deed re­pair pave­ments. What is his mo­ti­va­tion?

I ac­cept home­own­ers should do more to keep the place tidy but time has proved that most are not in­ter­ested. I be­lieve the coun­cil has a moral and so­cial duty to main­tain the ur­ban­i­sa­tion to a higher stan­dard, they don't, they won't.

Happy to draw their salaries, quick to de­fend their in­ac­tiv­ity, the pop­u­la­tion of the ur­ban­i­sa­tion is left to suf­fer year on year and with the like­li­hood of ex­pats un­able to vote in the lo­cal elec­tions next year I can only imag­ine the con­tin­ued de­cline the ur­ban­i­sa­tion will suf­fer.

Some read­ers will, as a small mi­nor­ity did pre­vi­ously, de­fend the coun­cil us­ing the old worn out and tired ar­gu­ment of ‘you should see what it’s like in the UK’ or ‘ if you don't like it then go home’. Surely, those like me who are fed up with the ex­cuses and lack of progress shouldn't be knocked; we only want some im­prove­ment to our en­vi­ron­ment.

Will La Ma­rina ever look tidy and pleas­ant...?

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