Javea mayor’s progress report in Costa Blanca

ARENAL REPAIRS: Back to normal by Easter. Photo credit: Javea town hall

JAVEA’S mayor Jose Chulvi recently met Arenal business-owners to keep them up-to-date with progress on the Costa Blanca resort’s promenade and beach. The first phase of emergency repairs following the damage caused by Storm Gloria has been completed, Chulvi said. The town hall must now tackle repairs at the southern end of the Paseo David Ferrer which, as they are less urgent, must be put out to tender in line with regulations, although Chulvi promised that tenders would be hurried through. This also applies to the tourist information point on the Paseo which was also damaged during the storm, the mayor said. The town hall has applied to the Valencia Tourist Board for replacements for the beach’s walkways, foot-showers and children’s play areas, said Chulvi, who added he was confident they would be installed in time for Easter Week. Regarding the bad smell caused by accumulated seaweed at the water’s edge, Chulvi explained that at present this cannot be removed as it is submerged. A digger brought in to clear the seaweed sank and it will be necessary to wait for the waves and sea currents to wash the Posidonia onto the beach before it can be disposed of.

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Lisa Burgess