EMERGENCY repairs to some of Torrevieja ́s beach areas have finished, after they were hit by Storm Gloria last month. The work means that the area has been spruced up well in time for the regular March increase in visitors. The city ́s beaches councillor, Antonio Vidal, said that repairs had been carried out at La Mata, La Curva del Palangre, and at Acequión beach. Vidal said that the largest amount of attention was needed at Curva del Palangre, replacing wood that had been damaged on the walkway as well as the guardrail. The walkway was also replaced at Acequión beach, which the councillor described as being “in a deplorable state”, and the bridge was also repainted. La Mata saw more of a tidy up, but fences have been up to stop vehicles, mainly motorhomes, getting illegal access to the Acequióncanal area.