This article was originally published in April 2009 and is visible now so that readers can look at what was happening on the Costa Tropical back then.
We have all seen the white sheets hanging around the seafront with large black letters on them demanding a new school, and bemoaning the state of the existing facilities, so who was it the protestors were trying to get through to?
Well, it coincided with the visit of a certain Sra. Gámez, the official Education Delegate from the Town Hall, who visited Las Gaviotas School last month.
The Partido Popular for Almuñécar & La Herradura, expressed their dismay that the delegate didn’t go along to Villanueva School during the same visit, “the distance between Las Gaviotas and Villanueva de Mar is only ten metres, and we don’t understand how she can visit La Herradura without visiting the other school,” commented local PP councillor Juan José Ruiz Joya.
He went on, “we have informed the Town Hall and the Delegation many times, about all the deficiencies at the secondary school, and that we cannot continue to function without a recreation area, with the students having to take their breaks in the street, with all the dangers that this entails.”
He also requested that the Delegate put forward a motion at the next council meeting requesting a new secondary school in La Herradura to properly meet the needs of residents.
There was also a request that work to sort out the damp and flooding problems at Las Gaviotas as well as a roof to cover the recreation area be prioritised.
Being that the Town Hall is currently as solvent as Northern Rock on a credit card spending spree in Oxford Street, it will be interesting to see what, if anything, is actually done.
(News: Herradura, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)