The pergola and other facilities at La Pedrera were first constructed in 1990. Since then, little has been done to maintain them and weather and vandalism have taken their toll.
The Councillor for Environment, Antonio Meseguer, now says that it is time to make amends. A request has been made to the Valencia Tourism Agency for a grant of 20,600 Euros to replace or repair facilities including the toilets that have been vandalised and the tables that are in a state of disrepair. The children playground will also be replaced, this time with one which complies with current legislation i.e has rubber matting.
Let us hope though that the vandals stay away once the work had been done.
Those of us who live up at La Pedrera know only too well that weekends can be a nightmare with droves of young people either walking or driving up to La Pedrera. They arrive armed with carrier bags full of bottles and often stay until the early hours of the morning.
On their noisy way back to the town, they have kicked over electricity, water, gas and telephone boxes, ripped waste baskets off posts, destroyed fencing and scrawled graffiti on public places.