News in brief for the Costa Blanca South region of the province of Alicante

NEW WHEELS: Pilar de la Horadada has two electric vehicles offered by the town hall Photo credit: Town hall of Pilar de la Horadada

Charged The town hall of PILAR DE LA HORADADA has received two 100% electric vehicles free of charge from the Diputacion. Worth €27,397 each, they will be used for general services, explained the town hall, which has a fleet of 80 vehicles, but only four 100% electric.

New toilet A TOILET at Severo Ochoa High School in Elche that was once reserved for students with disabilities will now be shared with their transgender classmates. Guillermo Soler, who teaches at Castellano, said he had been pushing for the move for some time, so transgender students would “feel safer” at school.

No need ALTHOUGH virtually all Covid restrictions have now been lifted, Torrevieja Town Hall is to spend €1m over the next three months on beach monitors needed during the pandemic. This remains necessary due to the town hall’s contract with the service company Broccoli which was renewed last year.

Break even The town hall of ORIHUELA has taken the first steps towards the payment of €79,606 for the premises currently used for the auxiliary health center of Correntias. The health department has paid over $100.00 in rent since 2003, but if the purchase goes ahead, it expects to break even within 15 years.

relic of war The town hall of ELCHE will list two more of the town’s 13 air-raid shelters built to protect the population during the Spanish Civil War of 1936-1939. One, which was used as a shooting range and divided into three, is located almost entirely on the public domain and has four independent accesses.

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