Get involved to make local changes

MARTINA SCHEURER: People need to realise that participation is the answer.

EXPAT residents are being encouraged to get involved in local politics in order to make positive changes to their community.

Orihuela Costa’s councillor for the Coast, Martina Scheurer, said more international residents are needed to make changes where needed. “I think people need to realise a bit of participation, but not by protesting, is the way to make progress,” she said. “Get more involved through the correct channels.

Cllr Scheurer advised that whatever party you are involved with, look at the election candidate list to ensure there is a reasonable chance you could actually get elected, or there are local residents high up on the list that will act in the best interests of the area.

Speaking about news of the eco-park’s permanent location at Lomas de Cabo Roig, Cllr Scheurer said there is still hope for residents opposed to the plans.

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    • sandra bates

      29 January 2015 • 18:24

      Hi. Having lived here for just two years and enjoying the Spanish way of live and its people. However, i cannot get my head round the dog mess on the streets and the litter that is just thrown down. The flyers that are stuck under windscreen wipers on cars and in gates or resident properties. I am ashamed when my family and friends come to visit from UK and we walk past the revines/berancas – you look view tryres, bottles, plastic bags, paper (so much paper) rubbish of all kinds. Playa Flamenca is the worst and i am beginning to think that Play Flamenca is the poor region on the Costa. All we need are Town Hall posters on appropriate lamp posts telling people that “Dog Fouling on the anywhere carried a 500e fine” and “Dropping or throwing litter down also carried a 500e fine” I bet the area would soon look clean and welcoming instead of looking a pit/ Who is responsible for cleaning the water ways, the one opposite the Judges Chamber is really bad, although the weeds that have shot up have now hidden all the rubbish. Come Town Hall get your act together please. Even if they are not responsible for the cleaning i’m sure they could complain on behalf of the residents to whoever is responsible, couldn’t they?


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