Local Daily News 5th March
Uproar in Catral for the door-to-door waste collection service
The upcoming implementation of the ‘door-to-door’ waste collection system in Catral has caused a stir in the municipality due to the rejection of a large part of the residents of the town.
On March 6, the ‘door-to-door’ service will begin gradually in Catral, only in some areas: Azarbe de la Partición, Avenida Comunidad Valenciana, Calle Libertad, Camino Puente del Rayo, Calle Santa Águeda, Calle La Purísima, Calle Extremadura, Ramón y Cajal Street, El Molino Street, Manuel Flores Street, Callosa Segura Avenue, Albatera Road, Donantes Street, Caturia Road and La Palmera Street.
For this, the City Council has made available some ‘kits’ of small bags and folding baskets to be able to carry out this waste collection system: one for fraction of containers, another for paper, another for glass, another for rest and another for organic fraction. Residents must go to the Acciona offices in Catral, located at Calle General Prim nº2 (former Hidraqua office), to pick up the ‘kit’, although the council explains that both services, the traditional and the new, may continue to be combined.
This new system does not seem to please the residents of Catral who manifest their discontent on the street and through social networks. To the point that a community of neighbors, specifically that of General Prim nº2, has registered a formal complaint with the City Council and has shared an official statement on social networks. In it, they defend “the impossibility of storing waste, since there is no community space set aside for this purpose, resulting in the least unhealthy accumulation of waste and the respective gases produced.” And it is that this new system implies that in the communities and urbanizations there is a large bucket where the corresponding deposits of each house are poured at the set time and every day, based on the established schedule and the type of waste established in that working day. Then it must be a neighbor every day who is in charge of taking the big bucket out into the street at the stipulated time: the waste will be deposited between 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. at the door of the houses. Organic waste can be removed from Monday to Saturday except Fridays. The containers can be taken out on Tuesdays and Fridays. Paper on Thursday, furniture on Friday and glass on Saturday. The rest can only be withdrawn on Wednesdays.
In the statement, the residents of this building stress that “our community belongs to the urban area of the municipality and we understand that filling the Plaza de España every day with the waste of the different neighbors would be detrimental to one of the main economic engines of the town. : tourism and leisure. In our immediate vicinity there are four bars/restaurants, a real estate agency, the town hall, the church and SUMA”, which is why they question “what favor do we do them if we deposit the rubbish next to them every day? Will the children who play in our square every day have to live with the garbage, insects and rodents?». And they conclude the statement by assuring that they refuse to follow the new garbage collection system “for reasons of health, solidarity with small businesses and common sense.”
Xenophobic aggression against a Venezuelan in Rojales: "Machupichu, here in Spain you are an indigenous person"
Unfortunate case of xenophobia that occurred in Rojales. Adriana González, a Venezuelan resident in Spain for more than eight years, has suffered, together with her boyfriend Adrián, a xenophobic physical and verbal attack after two women under the influence of alcohol were driving in the opposite direction and collided with their vehicle in a road in this municipality.
An event that can be seen in the video published through the Instagram user @adrianescostablanca in whose images it can be seen how, after the traffic accident, Adriana reproaches one of the women for driving in the opposite direction and another responds: “You can ask the police to come, I made a mistake and that’s it, nothing happens, but you are Machu Pichu, you are an indigenous woman. The guard is going to judge me for a traffic crime, but you are Machu Picchu and here in Spain you are garbage.”
Given the situation, Adriana’s boyfriend called the State security forces and bodies, which the two girls also tried to physically attack.
Adriana explains that she ended up in the emergency room after suffering various injuries because the two drunk drivers threw her to the ground, hitting, scratching and biting her.
Almoradí exposes the sample "Of the Artichoke and other Arts"
Almoradí Town Hall opens its doors to a new exhibition. An exhibition that has been prepared on the occasion of the celebration of the VIII National Congress of the Artichoke and that has been inaugurated by the mayoress, María Gómez, together with the artists of the regional Association “Alábega Arte” accompanied by a multitude of public.
Almoradí, in its new edition of the Artichoke Congress, couples the dissemination of one of the richest products from its garden to culture by programming, for the first time, the exhibition entitled “Of the Artichoke and other Arts”.
It is a thematic exhibition project on the same by the association of creators of Vega Baja “Alábega Arte”. A total of eleven artists from different disciplines take part in it: three sculptors, an interior designer, a photographer, an industrial designer and five painters.
All of them present original works made for such an exhibition, thus enriching and broadening the common perception of the almost exclusively food use of the artichoke.
The works exhibited on the occasion of the Congress magnify the product and show us aspects of it that are often relegated under its usual use: it shows us how the artichoke has been and is for Almoradí a source of agricultural and productive activity, a considerable part of its economy throughout the years.
The exhibition reveals an activity with social roots in which women carried out temporary work important for family subsistence and also reveals exotic aspects that transport us to its oriental origin and its adaptation in La Vega.
In the same way, the playful aspect of some sculptures allude, why not, to their aphrodisiac qualities and the intimacy of the couple.
Sustainability, currently a constant in human development, is illustrated in works that show us the fragility of our environment in the face of new mass crops.
Of course, the beauty of the artichoke flower is undoubtedly a reason for attention in works that interpret its aesthetic qualities with great sensitivity using various techniques.
To complete the project, the City Council has published, on the occasion of the VIII National Artichoke Congress, a catalog in which the vegetable in question is further dignified; with the intervention of writers and writers who have collaborated with original and thematic texts about it.
An idea, in short, that of the exhibition and its catalogue, which comes to justify that the Almoradí Artichoke Congress has been granted recognition as an Activity of Autonomous Tourist Interest.
The Festivals and Pilgrimage in honor of the Virgen del Pilar de Benejúzar are declared of Autonomous Tourist Interest
The Festivals and Pilgrimage in honor of the Virgen del Pilar de Benejúzar have been declared of Autonomous Tourist Interest in the Valencian Community. A declaration that has been approved this Friday by the Consell and that will be published in the official newspaper of the Generalitat Valenciana. The Autonomous Secretary of Tourism, Francesc Colomer, has communicated this approval to the mayoress of Benejúzar, Rosa García.
The mayoress has assured that “this statement is the result of the work of the entire Benejucense society, which has worked tirelessly for so many years to magnify a festival that attracts thousands of visitors every year.” Likewise, the application includes the characteristics of this distinction, such as integration and participation of local society, influx and integration of tourists, conservation and dissemination of positive values of coexistence, tolerance or diversity, and the promotion of both the territory and its cultural values. , recreational-festive, historical-artistic, landscape, urban and environmental.
The Benejúzar Pilgrimage is one of the most deeply rooted traditions of the town. Its history goes back more than 80 years and every October 12 it brings together devotees from different parts of the Spanish geography, who together travel the almost two kilometers that separate the church of Nuestra Señora del Rosario, from the Sanctuary of Nuestra Señora del Pilar, where a great day of popular coexistence is celebrated.
The first mayor has affirmed that “I want to thank all the people who have worked and fought to make this recognition a reality but, above all, the brotherhood of Our Lady of Pilar and all the tricks and tricks that make this party one of the the best in the Valencian Community”.