By Cathy Elelman • 21 July 2019 • 12:51
EXAMPLE: The Adra Mayor said the local community could learn a lot from the young people’s voluntary action
CREDIT: Adra Council
SOME 50 young people in Adra decided to do their bit to care for the local coastline.
The group set about collecting rubbish in the area surrounding the town port breakwater following a call for action on social media. Between them they filled around 20 trash bags.
Adra Mayor Manuel Cortes and members of his governing team went along to meet the youngsters.
Cortes thanked the group for their “worthy of respect” initiative and for their “voluntary participation” in the care and maintenance of the town.
He described their action as “an example” for the local community “from which we have to learn a great deal”, remarking that keeping the municipality rubbish-free “is a matter for everyone.”
Adra Council collaborated with the group on the clean-up efforts, providing materials like gloves, rubbish bags and the supervision of Civil Protection and the Local Police.
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Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.
Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.
Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.
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