Stand off at Almogia Town Hall

AT 8am Tuesday morning, more than 50 people chained themselves to the doors of Almogia Town Hall (Malaga), preventing anybody from entering the building, including the mayor and employees. The Local Police and Guardia Civil watched over this demonstration to ensure that no squabbles broke out in the midst of a situation that has grown increasingly tense in the town.

The problem is the closure of the road, for nearly a year, to Barranco del Sol, Los Rubios and La Colina due to landslides and the subsiding of the Casasola road (A-7075) as well as the deterioration of rural roads, mainly to Barranco del Sol, at Km12.

They were demanding a “firm commitment, with a calendar date, in writing and signed by all parties concerned” for the settlement of these problems and a bridge over the flooded Campanillas River, according to IU spokesman at the Town Hall and affected neighbour Diego Aranda.

“Until now all that has been done is a small amount of asphalting of the A-7075 and repaired some potholes in Barranco del Sol”.

Mayor Cristobal Torreblanca (PSOE), considered the attitude of the neighbours “disproportionate” considering that they already “have in writing” that the works will be carried out on the Casanola road in a months time at a cost of €1.2 million.

“I think this was done because of the upcoming elections.”



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