Protests organised by people living near Puerto Blanco beach in Calpe saw residents air their anger over surprise repairs to the breakwater, which are due to run right through the summer. Local homeowners made up the majority of around 50 people who gathered in the Restaurante Puerto Blanco to make their feelings known.
There were also some representatives from Calpe council in attendance to hear their grievances, although in an unofficial capacity.
EWN spoke to Calpe councillor Carole Saunders who explained the problems the town hall have here. “The Port is owned and run by the Valencian Generalitat. Therefore any decisions they take on issues such as repairs are out of our hands initially.”
Calpe Mayor Cesar Sanchez has, however, written to the director of public works, Carlos Domingo Soler, expressing concern at the timing of the repairs. He also stresses that the works are causing annoyance and distress to those living in the vicinity. The repairs, which began on June 7, were classified as an emergency by the Generalitat and started without the town hall being informed.
They are due to last for three months so will be ongoing throughout the entire peak summer period.