Bid to save doorstep mail deliveries
ORIHUELA is to appeal the decision to remove the Correos service from the Orihuela Costa.
The decision, made by the National Commission in Madrid, affects Cabo Roig, La Zenia I and II, Dehesa de Campoamor and La Regia. It means that individual deliveries will cease with homeowners having to install communal mailboxes or collect from the post office.
President of CLARO Bob Houliston joined Mayor Monserrate Guillen and Councillor for the Coast, Martine Scheurer, in saying they will “take all necessary measures to change the decision, including, if necessary, legal action.” The mayor stated that the town hall would appeal to the Administrative Court.
The decision was made based on the number of inhabitants within each urbansiation but the town hall argues that Orihuela Costa should be considered a continuous urban entity.
In the Orihuela Master Plan of 1990, it was not defined as a single integrated entity. The postal authorities have used this out-of-date administrative definition to allege that Orihuela does not meet the levels required to maintain home deliveries.