Setting La Vila’s beaches to rights on the Costa Blanca

STORM DAMAGE: Heavy machinery needed on PlayamCentro. Photo credit: Villajoyosa town hall

LA VILA’S beaches have been cleared of the seaweed and debris washed up
by Storm Gloria on Costa Blanca beaches in late January.
“The beach cleaning service and personnel from the municipal Technical
Services department have succeeded in bringing the town’s beaches back to normal,” announced Villajoyosa’s Environment councillor, Jose Carlos Gil.
The town hall first needed to bring in an outside company with heavy machinery for moving the huge quantities of sand and rocks brought in by the storm.
This was also required for levelling the Paradis and Varadero beaches and
part of Playa Centro. Following the storm, the town hall asked the coastal authority Costas to carry out repairs, while the national government’s Environment department has classed work on the embankment and wall at the Bol Nou beach as urgent.
An application has also been made for regional government aid to mitigate the effects of Storm Gloria and the town hall is waiting for the regional Tourism Board to replace litter bins, beach walkways and foot showers. Meanwhile, Gil asked for “patience and understanding” from beachgoers for the inconvenience as the good weather approaches.
“We are making great efforts to ensure that La Vila’s beaches are in good condition despite the damage caused during the last storms,” he said.

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Linda Hall

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