Residents of El Palo Protest for Larger Health Centre

THE residents of El Palo have protested to demand a larger health centre.

The protest in Malaga saw residents demanding a larger health centre in El Palo.
Protestors gathered at Malaga City Council to demand the expansion of the health centre, which they say is too small.
The demonstration was organised by the El Palo neighbourhood association, which said the centre was built 26,000 users and today it serves a population of 35,851 people.
The president of the El Palo neighbourhood association, Mercedes Pirez, said they wanted to know the government’s plans for the centre, claiming it is too small for the numbers of residents in El Palo.
The delegate of the Andalucian Government in Malaga, Patricia Navarro, announced a new health centre for El Palo on the land the current centre is on.
The news comes after 6,000 people came out to protest against cars using cycle lanes in Malaga.
Cyclist Tobias Wenzler told one publication, “I understand that the measure may be the quickest solution to serve those who use the bike as a regular transport, but I think what should be done is a good, well-connected network of bike lanes.”
Meanwhile Kika Romero and Maria-Cabrera added: “It would be the only way for pedestrians to walk in peace, cyclists to move about without risking their lives on the road and drivers not to get angry.”
Police in Malaga had issued fines for hundreds of people found using bikes or scooters along the pavement.
Officers from Malaga police carried out check points in areas including Calle Alcazabilla and on the seafront, issuing fines to hundreds of bike and scooter riders after a new law came into effect.
The law has seen these types of vehicles banned from pedestrian areas, however until recently police had only been warning those flouting the rules during a grace period.
According to police, one of the worst areas for offenders using scooters and bikes is Calle Alcazabilla in the centre of Malaga city.

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Sally Underwood is a former aide to several former cabinet members and now contributes her views on Parliament’s ever-changing shape in her column for the Euro Weekly News.


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