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Many of the smaller improvement works on the Orihuela Costa are about to be completed, as the temporary contracts given to some of the municipality´s unemployed workers are about to expire.

Not only were the workers able to secure work for the period of the contract, they also underwent a training regime as part of the program, which taught them key skills that they will now be able to offer in their quest for permanent work.

As well as general care, maintenance and cleaning work around the Orihuela Costa, the teams have been involved in 6 large improvement projects. Although some of those projects were continued long before the summer, such as the now very popular picnic area near to one of the most rundown areas of the coast, presentations are being held to showcase some of the latest tasks that the teams have completed. One such presentation is taking place near to Villamartin on Monday the 24th of November, with a second at La Zenia on the 4th of December.

The teams have also been responsible for constructing the new information boards which have been popping up around the coastal zone, much needed and long requested by many residents.

Part of their post summer activities have seen them convert the old wooden walkways from the beaches into fencing, thus avoiding any additional cost, whilst recycling the natural material that would otherwise have gone to waste.

The Councillor for the Coast, Martina Scheurer, explained this week how the town hall is also in the process of confirming a contract with a company to provide a large mechanical digger. Before the end of the year, it is hoped that the digger will attend numerous already identified black spots around the area, where large quantities of rubbish and waste has been dumped, and the digger will collect that rubbish whilst the teams have it removed and disposed of correctly. Once clear, many of the locations will have these new recycled fences put around the sites, in an attempt to reduce the amount of illegal tipping in the future.

Meanwhile, the town hall has this week taken delivery of their new road marking machine, which will be permanently based on the Orihuela Costa, and be able to be called upon at a moment’s notice to carry out re-marking work. The first job the 11,000 euro machine is undertaking is the marking of the new zebra crossings that connect the improved walkways near the town hall, before working its way through the coastal area carrying out work which has been outstanding for many years.

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