The councillor for Tourism distributed new tourist handouts at her regular meeting with residents on Friday that highlight the different aspects of tourism available in the municipality including religious tourism, beaches, gastronomy, golf and sports, cultural tourism, nature and fiestas.
She spoke about the third edition of Quality Gastronomic Competition that will take place on the Orihuela Costa in June as well as her plans to hold a second European Day at Flamenca Beach in September or October.
The Orihuela theatre Circo has been made available for use by Orihuela Costa Groups and Associations on 29 May. Anyone wishing to make use of the offer should contact the town hall.
Maria of The Pink Ladies, AECC, spoke of her disappointment and the lack of support she was receiving from Town Hall staff with regard to the organisation of the annual ‘Walk for Life’ due to take place on 3 June. Councillor Alvarez arranged to meet with Maria privately to discuss how she could help. She did say, however, that the system had always been in place to hold such events but procedures had recently been tightened to cover such areas as insurance and profiteering.
Once again the importance of registering on the municipal padron was highlighted with those present encouraged to provide the information to their neighbours.
The councillor spoke of current plans to establish a palliative care centre in Entrenaranjos, which is being directed by members of the German Community. She also asked for volunteers to help out on 16 June when she hoped to organise a cleaning activity starting at the town hall.
Alvarez also spoke of imminent plans to develop the 400 sq mtr underbuild at the ‘Ramón De Campoamor’ Drop in Centre where 225,000 euro was available to spend. It was agreed that the next meeting would be held at the centre with members encouraged to provide their ideas on the development.