By Cathy Elelman •
Published: 10 Nov 2019 • 12:30
UNAUTHORISED: The Andalucia regional government has demanded the concrete surface is removed.
CREDIT: Francisco Torrecillas Sanchez Facebook
THE Junta de Andalucia’s decision to remove the concrete surface from a section of the Albox rambla prompted a spontaneous protest by local residents on Friday afternoon.
Dozens of people gathered at the side of this area of the rambla going through Albox town and parked their cars to prevent the diggers from gaining access, leading to the arrival of the Guardia Civil. In the end the diggers went away.
The council recently put down the concrete surface on a side of rambla in response to what Albox Mayor Francisco Torrecillas maintained in a post on social media was residents’ justified demand “for reasons of health, comfort and safety to secure the stones above the central channel.”
However the regional government demanded the rambla is returned to its natural condition on the basis the works had lacked authorisation.
The Mayor described the Junta’s move as “disagreeable news.”
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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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