Yesterday, the mayor of Bigastro replied to to the comments made by the socialist spokesman regarding the work needed on Calle Acequia. She says that technicians from the provincial authority and the Juzgado de Aguas de Orihuela have visited the area and produced reports that highlight the cause of the problem. The estimated cost of repairs comes to 300,000 euros, so an application has been made to the Diputación de Alicante for assistance.
Charo Bañuls went on to say that the problem dates back to the previous socialist council who were only prepared to pave the pathway. She also refutes the claims that the council have paid large sums in compensation. Bañuls says that they only paid 200 euros in one case and 150 in another, a third case was won but there was no payment to be made.
However, one comment made by Raúl Valerio Medina in yesterday’s paper was certainly true. The entrance to the closed pathway from Calle Maestro Chapi is covered in dog faeces, literally hundreds of them. Pam and I were down there yesterday and saw that for ourselves. It is both disgusting and a health hazard. Once can only assume that owners of dogs from the nearby flats and houses take them there to use as a toilet.