THE PARKS and Gardens Department has planted 4500 poinsettias, 5000 pansies, 2000 kalanchoes and 4000 alelíes that will adorn the streets and squares of Motril to offer an attractive image for commerce and tourism. Easter flowers already decorate Salobreña Avenue, the shopping centre, Calle Nueva, the Avenida Europa roundabout and the Esplanades. Work will continue to decorate the annexes of Varadero, Santa Adela, Puntalón and Granada beach. The Ayuntamiento have appealed to residents that these shrubs are not to be uprooted so that the area presents its best image during Christmas. Mayor of Motril, Luisa García Chamorro, has pointed out that the “commitment” of the government team is “to have a clean and beautiful city” and has affirmed that “the city belongs to everyone and we all like to stroll through clean and well-maintained cities, but residents also have to do their part,” while reminding that every year many poinsettias are lost due to vandalism and have to be replaced.