Help with facelifts

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Help with facelifts
EMBLEMATIC DISTRICT: Altea’s Old Town is immediately recognisable Photo credit: Superchilum

ALTEA property owners are in line for grants of up to €1,000 to revamp facades.

Urban Development councillor Jose Orozo explained that the grants were included in the town hall’s programme to improve the image of Altea’s Old Town which received Asset of Cultural Interest (BIC) status in 2013.

The cash should be used before the end of this year to repaint frontages, eliminate damp stains, re-site unsightly air-conditioning units and remove shop or house signs that are in bad condition.

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“It is essential to maintain this zone, which is one of Altea’s most emblematic and recognisable districts, in good condition,” Ororzco said.

“Owners are subject to certain conditions when redecorating or remodelling exteriors and we wanted to help them with these grants.”


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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