News in Brief for Alicante province’s Costa Blanca South area

COLLABORATION AGREEMENT: Orihuela city hall will provide San Jose Obrero pupils with work experience Photo credit: Orihuela city hall

Work practice ORIHUELA city hall will provide work practice for Vocational Studies pupils at the San Jose Obrero school. This will give them some idea of the kind work they would like to do in the future and help them access the employment market, Human Resources councillor Luisa Bone said.

Safer Pilar PILAR DE LA HORADADA’S two new roundabouts that give access to the town centre from the CN-332 are now open. Infrastructures councillor Rufino Lancharro said that together with the recently-inaugurated roundabout near Playa de las Higuericas they would improve road safety and reduce speed limits in each area.

Good payers Tax authority Hacienda’s latest statistics revealed that Callosa town hall settled its bills within an average 3.8 days during 2021’s last quarter.  This was a vast improvement, Finance councillor Trino Grau said, compared with last year’s third quarter when the town hall took 7.43 days to pay suppliers.  

Digital nomads HOUSE prices in Alicante province have risen and are the highest since the property crisis of 2008, with a 100-square metre property now costing an average €171,300. Real estate company Inversia attributed this in part to the rise in digital nomads of all nationalities relocating to the province. 

Growth spurt AS Holy Week processions return after the pandemic’s two-year interval, specialists who make the penitents’ robes and hoods are overwhelmed with work.  Orihuela tailor Jose Francisco Saez said this was especially noticeable in adolescent brotherhood members who had grown out of their robes over the last two years.


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