News in Brief – Costa Blanca South

News in Brief - Costa Blanca South
FULL COMPLEMENT: Three officers promoted and other taken on Photo credit: Pilar de la Horadada town hall

Moving up THREE Pilar de la Horadada Policia Local officers were promoted, while a San Fulgencio applicant was taken on via an agreement between both towns, revealed Pilar’s Public Safety councillor. It was vital for a municipality of Pilar’s size to count on a full complement of officers, she said.

Water-tight THE regional government has spent €420,000 on repairs to the 135,000-cubic metre deposit that members of the Fuensanta Irrigation Community need to water 870 hectares of crops in Jacarilla and Orihuela.  Repairs involved removing earth and rocks swept into the deposit during the destructive storms of September 2019.

Going batty THE Faunatura association installed 10 bird nesting boxes and five bat houses in Orihuela’s palm forest where both species can assist by preying on the insects that endanger the trees.  The wooden boxes were constructed last June during workshops on World Environment Day, ready for distribution during the winter.


Come again THE Generalitat now controls the Torrevieja Health district but has had to outsource some services to Ribera Salud which provided the area’s healthcare until last October.  In an emergency move the Generalitat will pay the company €24 million between now and December 22 for clinical analyses and computer systems.

Not happy PENSIONERS who attend Elche’s Centro de Mayores complained that the centre no longer has a bar, which closed before the Covid pandemic.  They are unable to play petanca or dominoes, they have no library or newspapers and classes have reduced numbers owing to social distancing, they lamented.

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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