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Residents of urbanisations surrounding the Rambla de las Estacas on the Orihuela Costa are invited to a public consultation in the town hall at 11:00 on Friday the 1st of August, to receive information on how the area is to be subject to restoration work that will see the zone classed as a Site of Community Importance, and what you can do to help. As such, workers will move into the area and clear away a number of items, including invasive plants, and replace them with native flora which will allow the area to grow in a more natural way, thus converting the site to an environmentally valuable area. The urbanisations affected are those situated in the Plan Parcial C2 Playa Flamenca zone. Once finished, it is hoped that everybody will do their bit to preserve the area, by not dumping rubbish and not planting invasive or alien plats. As well as the environmental benefits, the plan could also increase the value of properties in the area, which will now be bordering a protected and listed green zone on the Natura 2000 database.

Over 100 people attended the star gazing night at Playa Flamenca last weekend, with children and adults, of muntiple nationalities, joining the experts to look through the three telescopes provided at the night sky. The event was organised on behalf of the town hall by MUDIC, the Museo Didáctico e Interactivo de Ciencias de la Vega Baja del Segura, to give it the full name, an educational initiative who receive funding from the town hall towards pieces of equipment like the telescopes, but staffed entirely by volunteers with a passion for sharing their knowledge with the countless people who participate in such interactive science initiatives as the one held on the Orihuela Costa, which they also plan to repeat in the future.

Details of the upcoming Festival Flamenco have been released, the first of its kind on the Orihuela Costa, taking place on the 29th, 30th and 31st of July. On the Tuesday, Flamenco singers Alicia Carrasco “Mujer Klórica” and Andrés Hernández will perform at the Zenia Boulevard shopping centre at 8pm. The next two nights, the show will move to the open air, taking place at the Paseo Marítimo at 10 pm on both the Wednesday and Thursday. On Wednesday, singers Rancapino and Antuan Muñoz will be accompanied by dancer Cynthia Cano. On Thursday, singer Lola Montoya and Bvr Flamenco Big Band will be joined by singing and dancing duo La Yinka y Ana Balpardo. It is hoped that this free festival organised through the town hall will bring a taste of traditional Spanish entertainment to the visitors and residents, and may be continued in the future if successful.

The army of town hall workers employed through a scheme whereas unemployed residents of the municipality are given the opportunity to work and train during a temporary contractual period are still working their way through the Orihuela Costa. They are still currently involved in clearing the streets of weeds and other debris, before moving on to clear some of the apparently abandoned park and garden areas.

A progress report on the status of the project for revising the roads around the La Zenia roundabout has been verbally received by the town hall. The project was allegedly submitted to Valencia by the Alicante roads department about a month ago, and is now waiting for them to return it through that process. Once formally approved, this will allow for the redirection of traffic in the area of the back streets near the Consum supermarket, thus easing traffic flow more. However, the councillor for the coast, Martina Scheurer, has pointed out that the threat of the closure of the two access roads is still suspended as per the agreement, and there is no current threat to the roads being closed, despite the concerns of a small number of protestors who took to the streets last week. The town hall has pointed out to Alicante that they are keen to progress as soon as possible, so much so the money required to pay for the work is ready and waiting to be spent.

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