News in Brief – Costa Blanca North

News in Brief - Costa Blanca North

DOUBLE PURPOSE: More work for Benitachell residents and vegetation cleared Photo credit: Benitachell town hall

More jobs BENITACHELL town hall has taken on seven previously-unemployed people who for the next six months will form a municipal brigade engaged on clearing and weeding rural roads and public gardens.  The €66,973 cost of wages and social security has been subsidised by SERVEF, the region’s official employment service.  
Killer cable A VULTURE was electrocuted after flying into an un-insulated cable attached to an electricity pylon on the Misera peak in Pego.  This pylon takes power to the antennas on top of the mountain and a generator was needed  when the supply was temporarily halted by the electrocuted bird.
Museum winner BEFORE the pandemic, the Vilamuseu in Villajoyosa received an average 1,700 visits each month although this has doubled to almost 3,500 since August this year, making it one of the Valencian Community’s most-visited museums.  Online visits also increased to 51,000 last month, together with 123,000 views on Google.
Charged up AVANZA-LLORENTEBUS is using an all-electric bus in Benidorm until November 2, analysing its suitability inside the town. The transport company had selected Benidorm owing to its tourist characteristics as well as the town hall’s commitment to the environment and sustainability, explained Mobility councillor Jose Ramon Gonzalez de Zarate.
Campello chat CAMPELLO’S Bilingual Association, one of the Costa Blanca’s largest international groups, has resumed its weekly meetings.  Participants from Campello and other Alicante province municipalities get together to converse in English and Spanish and organise all kinds of activities.  Meetings are held at Bar Barroko each Thursday at 8pm.

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Linda Hall

Originally from the UK, Linda is based in Valenca and is a reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering local news. Got a news story you want to share? Then get in touch at