News in Brief – Costa Blanca South

News in Brief - Costa Blanca South
FLOOD PLAN: Latest protocol approved by San Fulgencio council Photo credit: San Fulgencio town hall

Be prepared SAN FULGENCIO’S latest council meeting approved a Flood Risk Action Plan establishing a chain of command during freak weather conditions like the 2019 High-Level Isolated Depression (DANA) storms. Mayor Jose Sampere pointed out that owing to its geographic characteristics and network of irrigation channels, San Fulgencio would always be prone to flooding.

Jab drive THE regional Health department is intensifying its anti-Covid campaign with mobile vaccination centres on Black Friday and the following Saturday.  These will be present in Alicante City’s Plaza Mar shopping centre on November 26 (3pm-8pm) and November 27 (10am-8pm) and in Elche’s L’Aljub centre on December 3 (5p-9pm).

 Water war THE National Federation of Irrigation Communities (FENACORE) represents 40,000 Alicante province agricultural growers dependent on water from the Tajo-Segura pipeline and the Vinalopo’s over-exploited aquifers.  FENACORE warned of a “hot winter” of protests owing to insufficient irrigation water included in 2022 Water Plans that overlook the growers’ needs.


School meals FOR the second year running, Torrevieja’s Education department and local bodies introduced school meals’ grants for pupils not meeting the regional government’s requirements for aid. During the last school year, the town hall and collaborators assigned €27,000 to 3,241 daily menus and 7,488 afternoon snacks for 70 pupils.

Film event MORE than 600 people attended Pilar de la Horadada’s Fifth International Short Film Festival, Cortopilar, watching 24 films previously selected from the 1,400 that were originally submitted.  First prize went to Carmen Cordoba’s Roberta, and the festival was rounded off with a homage to the actress Miriam Diaz-Aroca.

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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