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Weeds and grass on pathways Roadside

Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2020 11:05am
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Clonfadda1

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My name is  pat just bought a apropperty in playa flamenca 2  and I noticed so much grass and long weeds all along the pathways on roadside  lovely new footpaths  and all these weeds  going to destroy them  and they seem to be everywhere  surly somebody looks after the maintenence of  the roads paths  in general  can anyone  through light  on this this 

Cheryl

Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2020 11:21am

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Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2020 11:21am

It seems to be a recurring theme and there are various groups active in trying to get more funds for the Orihuela Costa which seems to come way down the pecking order for most things.

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Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2020 11:29am

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Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2020 11:29am

Cheryl wrote on Sun Jul 26, 2020 11:21am:

It seems to be a recurring theme and there are various groups active in trying to get more funds for the Orihuela Costa which seems to come way down the pecking order for most things.

As you say a recurring theme with the accusation that the Expat / tourist population is a major source of income for the Orihuela Council who seem to put that money into projects around Orihuela City rather than investing in the infrastructure around Orihuela Costa. 

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Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2020 11:45am

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Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2020 11:45am

It's not just the weeds that are an eyesore, travelling from Villamartin to La Zenia I could not help but notice how littered the pavements were, plastic bottles, empty drink cans, cigarette ends, face masks,  all probably thrown from cars. πŸ˜”

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Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2020 12:17pm

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Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2020 12:17pm

Welcome to Spain! 

Clonfadda1

Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2020 2:27pm

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Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2020 2:27pm

Movingon wrote on Sun Jul 26, 2020 12:17pm:

Welcome to Spain! 

Yes  I have noticed  a lot of other areas  with this problem not very nice for a tourist  and resential  area  is the council not responsible for this for this upkeep  it cant bee a covid  problem

Clonfadda1

Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2020 2:28pm

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Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2020 2:28pm

Movingon wrote on Sun Jul 26, 2020 12:17pm:

Welcome to Spain! 

Yes  I have noticed  a lot of other areas  with this problem not very nice for a tourist  and resential  area  is the council not responsible for this for this upkeep  it cant bee a covid  problem

RayD

Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2020 3:31pm

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Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2020 3:31pm

Cheryl wrote on Sun Jul 26, 2020 11:21am:

It seems to be a recurring theme and there are various groups active in trying to get more funds for the Orihuela Costa which seems to come way down the pecking order for most things.

If you lived in a Spanish town or area you would see the pavements are all clean and tidy.

Not because the ayuntamiento spends more on the Spanish streets, but because the spanish ladies are out first thing in the morning with mops and buckets, in their dressing gowns and slippers, sweeping and cleaning outside their properties.

A lot of them even 'adopt' the tree outside their house and keep them trimmed, as if they were their own gardens.

And do you know what?

They don't moan about it πŸ˜‰

In the evening when it's cool, they bring their chairs out onto their nice clean pavements and chat with the neighbours and passers by, and have a drink or whatever.

It's called being part of a community

Try it. Get some rubbish bags and collect all the bottles and debris and, if necessary cut and pull up the weeds. Wash the pavement and sluice away all the dog poo and wee.

It'll certainly make the area look a lot better and there won't be anything to moan about any more!

d80gs2

Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2020 3:40pm

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Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2020 3:40pm

RayD wrote on Sun Jul 26, 2020 3:31pm:

If you lived in a Spanish town or area you would see the pavements are all clean and tidy.

Not because the ayuntamiento spends more on the Spanish streets, but because the spanish ladies are out first thing in the morning with mops and buckets, in their dressing gowns and slippers, sweeping and cleaning outside their properties....

...

A lot of them even 'adopt' the tree outside their house and keep them trimmed, as if they were their own gardens.

And do you know what?

They don't moan about it πŸ˜‰

In the evening when it's cool, they bring their chairs out onto their nice clean pavements and chat with the neighbours and passers by, and have a drink or whatever.

It's called being part of a community

Try it. Get some rubbish bags and collect all the bottles and debris and, if necessary cut and pull up the weeds. Wash the pavement and sluice away all the dog poo and wee.

It'll certainly make the area look a lot better and there won't be anything to moan about any more!

Haha - us Yorkshire folk are very much aligned with that way of thinking! I know back at my parents house in the leafy suburbs of a northern town, my dad takes great pride in looking after the little bit of pavement etc that happens to be in front of their property.

As do the neighbours. However,as all it seems to do is rain in Yorkshire, I'm not sure he goes out there and chats with the neighbours of an evening - he's more likely to be pottering around in the greenhouse or on the phone to me moaning about how my garden isn't looked after to an acceptable standard in his eyes!

Cheryl

Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2020 3:41pm

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Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2020 3:41pm

RayD wrote on Sun Jul 26, 2020 3:31pm:

If you lived in a Spanish town or area you would see the pavements are all clean and tidy.

Not because the ayuntamiento spends more on the Spanish streets, but because the spanish ladies are out first thing in the morning with mops and buckets, in their dressing gowns and slippers, sweeping and cleaning outside their properties....

...

A lot of them even 'adopt' the tree outside their house and keep them trimmed, as if they were their own gardens.

And do you know what?

They don't moan about it πŸ˜‰

In the evening when it's cool, they bring their chairs out onto their nice clean pavements and chat with the neighbours and passers by, and have a drink or whatever.

It's called being part of a community

Try it. Get some rubbish bags and collect all the bottles and debris and, if necessary cut and pull up the weeds. Wash the pavement and sluice away all the dog poo and wee.

It'll certainly make the area look a lot better and there won't be anything to moan about any more!

I do live in a traditional Spanish town Ray, at least in the Campo, and we see the women out sweeping and mopping. We also regularly see workers from the local Ayuntamiento sweeping the streets because the money collected in Albatera goes on Albatera which unfortunately is not the case on the Orihuela Costa. The roads are awful, the facilities are inadequate and surely paying your IBI gives you some right to expect a certain level of investment?

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