‘Stop erosion’ plea to central government

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'Stop erosion' plea to central government
RECURRING PROBLEM: Action needed in Adra to halt erosion Photo credit: Adra town hall

ADRA wants the central government to take rapid action on the section of coast between La Caracola and Guainos.

This zone has been badly affected by the storms, heavy seas and gales of recent months and all parties on Adra council voted in favour of the proposal put forward at the last plenary meeting.

Erosion has been a recurring problem there, Adra’s mayor Manuel Cortes pointed out, although the breakwaters built in 2015 in La Caracola and Guainos succeeded in halting the regression.

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“Without these the beaches would have disappeared,” Cortes said.

“Taking action now is vital for the municipality and its coast.  It is also a question of aesthetics and, of course, the environment,” the mayor added.

“Above all this is important because the summer season is approaching and the local population and visitors deserve a coast that is well-tended and safe so  they can enjoy the good weather in idyllic surroundings.”


Cortes also announced that the town hall had also informed the province’s Coastal Service of the need to protect the coast in the town’s Levante area. This was particularly pressing between left bank of the River Adra and the Cauce Antiguo, the mayor said.


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Linda Hall
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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