By Cathy Elelman • 09 November 2019 • 17:30
NO LADIES: The children pointed out to the council not one street sign in El Poble Nou has a woman’s name on it.
CREDIT: Ajuntament de Benitatxell
SCHOOL kids in Benitatxell have called on the local council to name streets in the town after women.
As it is there is not one street sign in El Poble Nou with a woman’s name on it.
Pupils from the Santa María Magdalena school visited the Town Hall on Friday to hand over a letter in which they asked the Mayor Miguel Angel Garcia and Equality councillor Victor Bisquert to find a name of a woman which would suit one of Benitatxell’s streets.
Councillor Mayte Roldan greeted the youngsters and showed them around the Mayor’s office and the meeting room, telling them, “it is here where the important decisions are taken.”
With the help of their teacher the children explained the reason for their visit and why they were making the request. Their investigations of neighbouring localities revealed many have roads names referring to female religious figures (saints and virgins), but El Poble Nou has none.
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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.
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