Furious residents to lose on-street parking
By Samantha kett PARKING spaces in an entire neighbourhood of Dénia will be wiped out when the streets are dug up and rebuilt, creating even further problems for residents and visitors.
As part of an unworkable plan to get traffic out of Dénia and make it into a 'pedestrian town', the council will scrap the car-park bays in the Plaza Valgamediós, the Plaza Tenor Cortis, the C/ Bretxa, the C/ Cos de Guàrdia and the C/ Mayor.
These make up most of the Oeste district, between the town-centre end of the main entrance road from Ondara and the top of the C/ Loreto – Dénia's 'Restaurant City' – furthest from the town hall.
Furious residents have demanded to know where they are supposed to leave their cars, and point out that the worst-affected will be the elderly and those with mobility problems as they will not be able to walk home from several strets away.
But the council's response is: “We want a friendlier, quieter and safer town where people come before cars.”
They point out that they have created 'over 2,000 parking spaces' in 'different areas'.
But they include spaces which carry a charge to replace free ones, and parking bays in neighbourhoods outside the Oeste district do not solve the problem for those who live there.
The works are likely to start after next summer. By Irena Bodnarec THE MAYOR of Alfaz del Pi, Vicente Arques, with the full support of the entire council, is urging the governments of Spain and the United Kingdom to begin negotiations for a bilateral agreement as soon as possible to protect the rights of British citizens living in Spain post Brexit. There are currently more than 2,700 British expats registered on the padron who have become an integral part of the community and the mayor is conscious that they are not left feeling abandoned with regard to health, education and social services.