News in Brief – Costa Blanca North

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News in Brief - Costa Blanca North
LATE START: Fountain in Campello’s Plaza de La Virgen del Carmen Photo credit: Campello town hall

Flowing again THE fountain in Campello’s Plaza de la Virgen del Carmen is again working after it was turned off soon after installation in 2018 when a faulty connection flooded nearby pavements. It functions at set hours each day to save on both water and electricity, Campello’s Infrastructure department explained.  

Forced landing BENIDORM’S Policia Local rescued a griffon vulture which had landed in a central street and stubbornly remained there.  After blocking the road with a patrol car, an officer finally managed to get hold of the bird which was later transferred to the wildlife recuperation centre in Santa Faz.  

Home grown ALTEA town hall is spending €9,988 on maintaining the local allotments, which are much in demand owing to the municipality’s agricultural traditions, said Environment councillor Jose Orozco.  Roughly €3,000 of this allocation will be spend on repairing the irrigation system and paths giving access to the plots in El Barranquet.

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More playtime PLAYGROUNDS at Denia schools will remain open for the use of pupils outside school hours and over the weekends at the beginning of next year, confirmed local mayor Vicent Grimalt. Addressing the newly-convened Children and Adolescents’ Council, the mayor also announced plans to build a pump track for bicycles.

Cat snips THROUGHOUT this year, Benidorm town hall has trapped, sterilised and released 240 of the 900 cats that live in the municipality’s 39 colonies, announced Health and Environment councillor Monica Gomez.  The Diputacion has provided €12,000 of the €18,600 cost, with the remainder made up by the town hall.

Fiestas dates ALFAZ’S Fiestas councillor Oscar Perez confirmed that the town’s principal celebrations would be held between November 7 and 10 after last year’s interruption during the Covid pandemic. Many events will be held as usual although to avoid overcrowding there will be no official Pregon announcement or Comedy Parade.


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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