JAVEA’S Arenal promenade and much of its coastline suffered serious damage when Storm Gloria battered the Costa Blanca in January.
The local government worked round to the clock to repair the damage and the municipality was one of the first to return to normal, enabling bars, restaurants and shops to reopen as soon as possible.
Nevertheless, the town hall recently announced that it has decided to postpone repairing Arenal’s Paseo David Ferrer, which will cost an estimated €200,000.
Initially the size of the project was not regarded as a drawback, but the Covid-19 pandemic prevented the town hall from putting the contract for repairs out to tender until May.
The contract has now been awarded but, with the summer season just beginning, the town has decided that work should not start until September.
This will prevent inconvenience and risks to residents and visitors, municipal sources said, at the same time lamenting the “unavoidable circumstances.”