Almoradi is aware that one of the hallmarks of their municipality is the large expanse of green areas and public spaces that are available to residents, in total an area of one hundred thousand square meters of gardens in seventeen parks, each of which requires a great deal of care and attention.
As the current Parks and Gardens team is finding it difficult to maintain the parks, Councillor of Finance, María Gómez, said that she will use funds from the Valencian Government Joint Employment Plan to recruit a number of currently unemployed personnel to strengthen their numbers.
Valencia’s current contribution is 11,200 euros which Gómez has promised to double from local funds. This will increase the current budget to a total 67,000 euros which will also be used to clean up the town, maintain its parks as well as to clean and repaint street markings.
The deputy mayor said there have been many complaints regarding park and street maintenance which have largely arisen as a result of a reduction in their budget and subsequent cut in services but now the additional funding will enable the council to allocate 11 staff to the maintenance of local parks as well as improving children’s facilities and street and park furniture. The addition will allow those staff to be funded for the next five months during which period they will each work thirty hours a week.
Gómez was clear to state that these additional staff will not infringe on any of the work currently being carried out by street cleaners or operators of the refuse disposal team. Their function is simply to complement their actions adding that the parks and streets will be subject to more thorough tidying work.
Indidó Gomez will be the official responsible for the additional recruitment and priority will be given to those who are unemployed, over 45 years of age and with dependents who are under 25.
This particular phase of recruitment is not the only accomplishment in Almoradi as the council has already engaged a further 37 unemployed staff, for painting, landscaping and masonry tasks. The latter will concentrate on the facades of a number of old buildings on la calle Rafael Alberti, a school, a building occupied by the Red Cross and a school for adults.
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