That is what the residents of Calahonda are asking themselves after extensive flooding beset the town. The fact of the matter is that torrential rain cannot be blamed on municipal authorities, but the readiness – or lack of it – of a town to cope with such phenomenon is quite another matter.
The Chairman of the Local Entity Council for Carchuna- Calahonda has announced that there will be a discount on rubbish tax for pensioners that receive less than 900 euros a month. It’s worth explaining that a ‘Local Entity’ is the term for an autonomous municipal annex of a larger town, in this case, of Motril.
When the rocket goes up in Calahonda at midday, it means that the BBQ’d sardines are ready in the Media Luna bar. Anybody on the beach then knows that they will have to be quick if they want an Espeto de Sardinas… como dios manda!
The 13th of August was the only day, so far, that hotels on the Costa Tropical were 100% full – campsites, however, have been full on the last two weekends at least.
Politicians are given to presenting work projects, on site, with a ceremonial first-stone placing – and normally, that’s it, with not much else happening on the project for months or even years to come. Let’s hope that this is not the case with the presentation of the Rules Reservoir pipe connection to the east coast of Granada.