By Linda Hall • 19 December 2021 • 13:10
SOLUTIONS NEEDED: Balermo residents fear for their eroded beach
Photo credit: Diputacion de Almeria
HUNDREDS of Balermo residents descended on Almeria City on December 17, demanding a solution for their vanishing beach.
The beach has been slowly dying since 2019, they maintained, disappearing at an ever-faster rate during successive storms, gales and heavy seas, they complained.
The demonstrators, who have the support of the Diputacion provincial council, included politicians, local associations and representatives from the neighbouring towns of Berja and Dalias
After assembling outside the Provincial Coastal Service where they left a symbolic pile of sand, they continued along the Paseo as far as the central government’s Sub-delegation.
“This is a dramatic situation, we have lost half of our beach and many residents fear for their homes,” the Balerma Beach Working Committee declared in a letter to the Sub-delegation.
“What our grandparents lived through a century ago is being repeated now,” the letter warned.
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