Iconic Marbella Arch receives spring clean in December

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THERE may only be one left, but Marbella Council has decided that it is time to do some work on the iconic Marbella Arch and this has now started and is likely to take about a week to complete with some inevitable disruption to traffic.

Councillor for Works, Diego López, said that the work is being undertaken to not only ensure that this important City landmark looks good but to preserve the stability of the structure to guarantee the safety of drivers who travel daily through one of the main accesses to Marbella.

The work will be undertaken using articulated lifting platforms and ladders, will focus on cleaning the entire arch surface by using high-pressure cleaners with pressurised water and fungicides.

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Subsequent to that, a protective treatment with water-repellent chemicals will be applied to prevent future changes in colour and oxidation and the joints of each of the plates will be reviewed and sealed, as will any cracks.

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Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica.

Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene.

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