By John Smith • 29 January 2020 • 17:30
The councillors visit one of the playgrounds
A TENDER with a value of €192,000 has issued by the Mijas Council asking for bids to renew the rubber covering on all of the children’s playgrounds in the municipality.
According to a statement by Councillor for Parks and Gardens, Verónica Ensberg and Councillor for Contracts Roy Pérez, time and constant use have meant that the existing areas have simply worn out and have the potential to be dangerous.
They no longer look as they should and the council is very aware of its obligations to ensure that all users of the playgrounds (some of whom may be physically challenged) are able to do so without any fear of injury.
The work is expected to take some considerable time but the Department of Parks and Gardens will decide the order of repair of the playgrounds in Las Lagunas, Mijas Pueblo and La Cala based on the actual wear and tear observed by officials.
It is hoped that local firms will respond to the tender so that the money spent goes towards helping Mijas business although much will depend upon price and ability to undertake the work.
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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.
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