LOCAL NEWS SATURDAY 14 APRIL 2012
By Kevin Reardon / 2012-04-13 19:10:11
ORIHUELA’S DECAYING HERITAGE
Orihuela’s councilor for urbanism, Socialist Antonio Zapata, said yesterday that he is concerned by the state of decay of many of the city’s buildings and that there is a risk of collapse and ruin at half a historic old town. More seriously there seems to be a lack of desire amongst many people to do anything g about it
This evidence is born out by the dramatic increase to 29, in the number of buildings that have fallen into ruin in the first 3 months of this year. This is compared to a figure of 40 in the whole of 2011.
In failing to take steps to preserve the buildings Zapata warned that the city is in danger of losing much of its tradition and heritage
THIEF STEALS SACREMENTAL DISHES
The Guardia Civil has arrested a man on suspicion of five counts of the theft of luxury cars with intimidation. He has also been charged with the illegal possession of weapons, counterfeit license plates, and burglary in a number of churches, committed in Murcia and Alicante.
The thief stole cars in Alicante and Torrevieja which he then used in his escapes following robberies in churches in those cities including one in the chapel de los Ramos from which he stole several chalices and sacramental dishes.
WORK TO ALLEVIATE STORMWATER PROBLEMS
The mayor of Torrevieja, Eduardo Dolon, yesterday chaired a meeting of a working group to which is looking to carry out short to medium term stormwater system improvements,
By bringing together a number of experts in the field he said that the objective was to evaluate and prioritize works intended to solve this problem permanently.
The Mayor said that the work costing 852,000 euros will be carried out by Agamed and will begin in the vicinity of the CV-905, an area that traditionally has some of the very worst stormwater problems.
SCHOOLS TO GO UNCLEANED
Liasur, the company, that performs the cleaning service in schools and in many municipal buildings, has announced an indefinite strike call of its services from April 18. Once again the reason provided is that of unpaid wages to employees. The workers union, the UGT, say that they have exhausted all other avenues and a strike by the company’s 32 employees is their only remaining option.