Drain gain LA NUCIA town hall began €184,493 improvements at the l’Alberca industrial estate, financed entirely by the regional government’s Valencian Institute of Business Competitiveness (IVACE). Work involves linking the bicycle lane to the existing CV-70 lane, improving storm drains to prevent rainwater from accumulating and resurfacing roads and roundabouts.
Name-change JAVEA’S Numero 1 high school had a change of name recognised by the regional Education department, and is now called La Mar. The process began during the previous school year when staff, parents and pupils were asked to choose between several options, with La Mar the most popular.
Lights out COPPER thieves left the zone between Ondara’s Calle Picasso and the Polideportivo sports complex without streetlamps after removing 400 metres of copper cable worth €4,000. Although the town hall took immediate steps to repair the damage, restoring street-lighting in an area much-used by pedestrians and cyclists took several days.
Cat haven THE town hall in Tavernes, near Gandia, assisted by the local Asociacion Animalista, installed a shelter for stray cats in the beach area. The cats, who are also provided with food, can now come and go at will in a converted container provided by the local street-cleaning concessionary.
Well read BENIDORM celebrated Valencian Literature Day with a public reading of Tirant lo Blanc, regarded as Europe’s first novel. Together with pupils in their fifth year at the Miguel Hernandez primary school, there were readings by Benidorm’s mayor Toni Perez as well as other members of the municipal corporation.