Back to nature in Benidorm, Costa Blanca

NEW ALLOTMENTS: Grow-your-own in La CalaPhoto credit: Benidorm town hall

FIFTY-TWO more allotments adjoining the Pepita Esperanza Llinares Llorca centre were allocated to La Cala de Benidorm residents.
“In this phase of the scheme, everybody who wanted an allotment has received one,” Benidorm mayor Toni Perez said as he handed over the keys to the allotment.
“As there were only a few more applications than available allotments, the environment department restructured the available land to cover the demand,” Perez added.
The new phase, which has cost €47,865, is even more socially-orientated than before, the mayor explained, because the new allotments are located beside a municipal centre which is a base for many of Benidorm’s groups and associations. When allocating the allotments, priority was given to pensioners, the unemployed and those with functional diversity. The Environment Department also requires allotment-holders to practise, as far as possible, traditional agricultural methods with a ban on chemical fertilisers and pesticides.

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Lisa Burgess