The Salobreña Councillor for Obras y Mantenimiento, Javier Ortega Prados, has complained that during the last fortnight somebody has been tampering with electrical equipment for street lighting. As a consequence of this, several areas of the town have been subjected to unlit streets and parks, etc.
According to the said councillor, the incidents have not been the fruit of theft, but of vandalism, as no materials are missing. Certain mechanisms, however, have been deliberately broken, plunging the beach paseos and the Avenida del Mediterráneo, for example, into darkness. One of the places affected – and precisely on the 31st of October – was the municipal cemetery!
The Policía Local were informed and have been putting on extra patrols to catch the culprits. Furthermore, the huts where electrical installations are housed have had their doors reinforced.
Councillor Javier Ortega, laments that such things are occurring, pointing out that if the intention of the culprits is to damage the reputation of the Town Council, all they are achieving is to damage public equipment, which belongs to all of us, producing an economical outlay that the town can ill afford.
(News: Salobrena, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)