This morning was the last guided visit to the Roman site "Baños de la Reina" (Queen's Baths), organised by the City Council for Culture throughout the summer. The visits were free of charge and took place in groups of 20 people, wearing masks and keeping a safe distance. They were led by the archaeological director of the site, Alicia Luján, who explained the history and importance of this enclave to the participants every Tuesday of the last few months. As every year, the participants' interest was focused on these two main elements of the site: the mosaics and the waterwheel.
Yesterday, work began on the redesign of the pavements in Corbeta Street. This involves repairing the sections of the pavement that have been damaged by the roots of the trees.
From tomorrow, 18 September, the period for applying for two of the aid measures provided for in the Plan Resiste, which are intended to reduce the losses of trade and businesses caused by the COVID-19 crisis, will begin. These are the subsidy for the waste charge and the aid for entrepreneurs and companies in general that have been operating for less than three years.
On the one hand, local businesses can apply for a grant of 30 percent of the amount of the waste charge, which will be a maximum of €2,000 in the first half of 2020.
During these days, the citizens of Calp take part in the various leisure and educational activities in the framework of "El Reto del Reciclaje" (The Recycling Challenge), an initiative which aims to promote their commitment to recycling in order to raise awareness of its importance in protecting the environment and the planet. In this way, the inhabitants of Calp yesterday actively participated in the educational activities proposed in a space reserved at the town's weekly market.
The plenary session of Calp Town Council, held on Monday, dealt with the proposal by the PP and Ciudadanos political groups to urge the regional government to carry out the Covid19 tests for the educational community. Specifically, the PP spokesperson, Paco Avargues, said that "these are repeated tests for the staff of the education centres".
Work began this week on rebuilding the walls of the Paseo de la Fossa and the pavement destroyed by the storm. While the Dirección General de la Costa y el Mar, through its Provincial Coastal Service in Alicante, is responsible for the reconstruction of the beach accesses, the City Council is in charge of repairing the promenade.
The president of the Rotary Calpe Ifach Club, Miguel de Lamo, met with the mayor this morning to take stock of the recent actions of the Rotary Club in Calp.
Miguel de Lamo reported that since last May, the Rotary Calpe Ifach Club has given a total of €24,000 in food vouchers to Caritas and the Red Cross, and expressed the organization's willingness to continue these donations, which allow families at risk of social exclusion to buy fresh food.
The Calp Town Council plenary session yesterday decided to cancel two municipal agreements; firstly, the Marina de Ifac subplan because of technical questions raised by the Consellería de Territorio of the Regional Government concerning the condition of the roads by the construction of roundabouts in the northern access road.