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Still cleaning up in San Roque

THERE is an ongoing campaign in the municipality of San Roque to clean up the streets and then keep them clean.

It has been going on for a year now and gives seasonal employment to local young residents who are not in full time jobs or education.

Dumping of rubbish has been a problem in the past, but the streets are looking better now according to the councillor in charge of the operation.

It is systematic, moving from area to area and with a combination of high pressure jet cleaning and the specially purchased sweeping machine which can traverse many of the narrow streets in the old town, whole areas are getting spruced up in time for Christmas.

In addition, a special team has been created to arrange for the removal of large items which have been dumped and there is a new weekend team keeping an eye out for rubbish.

The plan also calls for an advertising campaign to alert residents to the need to keep the town tidy and looks to explain to children the environmental advantages of disposing of rubbish properly.

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John Smith

Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica. Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene. Share your story with us by emailing [email protected], by calling +34 951 38 61 61 or by messaging our Facebook page www.facebook.com/EuroWeeklyNews

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