Just in case

FOREST BRIGADE: Clearing unneeded vegetationPhoto credit: Alcoy city hall

AN eight-strong forest brigade is currently clearing accumulated weeds and unwanted vegetation in and around Alcoy. 

The brigade members, all over 30 and employed under the subsidised LABORA programme, are doing vital work, city hall explained, continuing and stepping up the work that is carried out year-round to protect the area from forest fires. 

This also includes ensuring that the urbanisations outside the city have sufficient water for firefighting with hydrants in strategic areas for firefighters to use if necessary.  


Meanwhile Alcoy’s Policia Local, with collaboration from the Policia Nacional, Proteccion Civil and the Generalitat’s Forest Rangers, are performing random checks on the roads in wooded areas and natural spaces that are near the city. 

“These are being carry out to control an influx of people at certain times of the day in those zones that are most susceptible to forest first,” municipal sources said. 


Linda came to Spain to live when she was 24, just over 52 years ago, and her husband is Spanish. She began writing for English-language local newspapers in the mid-1970s and hasn’t stopped since! She leads a Spanish life, which she believes is vital when conveying the news to English-speaking residents, and along the way she produced two editions of Expand Your Spanish, helping English-speakers to enlarge their knowledge of the language. She was excited to be in at the birth of the Euro Weekly News in 1999 and is still passionately writing for the paper 22 years later.


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