By Susan Leach
A BRITISH woman who owns a hair salon in Buganvillas, Vera, said that she saw a bulldozer at work on two occasions between Vera Beach and the Paseo Maritimo.
She said it made a big circle and cut away at the undergrowth. She later saw it parked in the grounds of her Vera Playa housing complex.
The woman is concerned about the wildlife that had been living in the undergrowth.
When the EWN arrived, the bulldozer was no longer on the beach but it had left a clear path of destruction.
Spanish people who live nearby said that they too had seen the bulldozer and had assumed the town hall had sent it.
They said that every year the grass and plants were cut down in order to help prevent plagues of mosquitoes.
Several people agreed that insects were a problem but thought the bulldozed area was unsightly for tourists.
EWN contacted Vera Town Hall regarding the bulldozing.
A spokesperson said she was unaware of the ‘cutting’ and that she would ask the councillor in charge to contact the EWN with information.
The councillors have since been unavailable for comment.
It is unknown whether the bulldozing was the work of the town hall or a private company.
Bulldozers sometimes remove sand from Vera’s beaches to use for building projects in the area.
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