By Cathy Elelman • 15 June 2020 • 16:49
ALL SET: A 19-strong team is looking out for bathers’ safety on Cuevas’ beaches this summer
CREDIT: Ayuntamiento de Cuevas del Almanzora
LIFEGUARDS are at the ready on the beaches of Cuevas del Almanzora, which officially opened for the season this week.
Cuevas mayor Antonio Fernandez Liria, Sports councillor Miriam Quintana and Coast and Beach Season councillor Juan Velasco, joined by Local Police officers and members of Civil Protection, went along on Monday to welcome the 19-strong team which looking out for bathers’ safety this summer.
“Our 17 kilometres of coast are now completely ready to be enjoyed, equipped with all the safety and cleaning measures”, the mayor commented.
Fernandez pointed out the council has invested some €100,000 extra this year in beach cleaning and safety services to allow beach-goers to “continue enjoying beaches which are safe and free of Covid-19.”
In the days running up to the start of the season the local authority has been cleaning the sand and toilet modules, preparing the lifeguards’ towers and repairing viewing points and beach access points.
The administration has been doubled this and people allocated to public toilets to carry out continuous disinfections.
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Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.
Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.
Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.
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