Calpe town hall made the money go round in 2021

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Calpe town hall made the money go round in 2021
BUDGET SAVVY: Calpe town hall saved almost €1 million on municipal contracts this year Photo credit: Calpe town hall

CALPE saved €996,108 on 115 municipal contracts throughout 2021.

The town hall’s Employment Plan personnel have found that almost €1 million has been saved as a result of differences in amounts set aside in the municipal Budget and expenditure on contracts eventually awarded.

Fifty-four contracts for services involved savings of €181,231 and a further 36 for supplies saved €86,846 while 11 building contracts meant the town hall finally spent €475,444 less than it had allowed for.

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Ten mixed contracts brought savings of €41,585 and four more contracts for the hire of sunbeds, beach umbrellas and floating beach games were €210,000 below budget.

“None of this has made any difference to the contracts’ requirements,” emphasised Calpe’s Contracts and Finance councillor Fernando Ortiz.

“Making the most of our resources benefits the municipality and Calpe residents and allows us to carry out other projects,” he pointed out.


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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