Plenary meeting 26 Jan 2012


The renovation of the Paseo del Arenal postponed until after the summer

The Town Council elects the members of the Standing Committee of the Board of Tourism

Javea. Friday, 27th January 2012.

The renewal of the Paseo del Arenal in Javea, part of the Plan Confianza, will be postponed until after the summer. In response to questions by the PP, the Mayor, Jose Chulvi, informed the councillors at Thursday's regular session that the tender application process was taking far longer than expected and that initial deadlines set by the Regional Department of Infrastructure could not be met. It was revealed that the delays implied that the start of the renovation would be delayed until April with a projected duration of some four months.

Given that no-one could guarantee that the works would be completed before the beginning of the crucial summer season, the council felt that there was no alternative but to seek a postponement of the work until after the summer season. The business association in the Arenal has been informed of the decision, its members being those who would be directly affected by the renovation project, and it has agreed that to ensure a smooth holiday season, it was better to postpone the work until October.

The mayor pointed out that, since taking office last year, his team has sent numerous letters to both for the Regional Department of Tourism and of Infrastructure to stress the importance of this project to the overall tourist image of Javea and that the work should not interfere with the summer season. For this reason, Chulvi believes that people making the decisions in the regional administration would be willing to accept a postponement, as was indicated by recent meetings.

In addition, without the pressure of a tight deadline, the project would be able to incorporate several improvements that have been proposed by the local council.

Board of Tourism

In regular session of the Town Council held last Thursday, several issues were authorized. Among them was the appointment of the members of the Standing Committee of the Municipal Board of Tourism, those being: Nieves Montisi (Director of the Parador), Antonio Hernandez (tour operator), Santi Thevenet (film makerand member of the Spanish Film Academy), Angel Ballester (of the administration of the Tossalet urbanization) and José Antonio Rodriguez (real estate businessman). The decision was approved by the team in government (PSOE, Xàbia Democratic and Ciudadanos por Javea) team, as well as the PP and the councillors of the Non-Adscribed Group. The Bloc Centristes Coalition abstained.

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