LACK of state funds could mean five jobs are lost in Santa Pola.
The party Compromis has drawn attention to the loss of state funds to the island marine reserve Tabarca, off the coast of Santa Pola.
There is €9 million less in the budget compared to last year, according the Compromis spokesperson Maria Jesus Ruiz.
This means that the company responsible for the surveying and conservation of Tabarca will only be able to employ two people, instead of the seven who currently cover eight our shifts over a 24-hour period.
Compromis are pushing for the town hall, the fishermen’s fraternity and the Alicante Provincial government to protest against the drop in funding.
Meanwhile, Compromis has also criticized the halting of the laying of paving in the streets of the urban area of the Island of Tabarca, which they say puts pedestrians at risk due to the current unevenness.
They have asked that the works are completed before the summer.