The Policia Local has announced that road works have begun to upgrade the Avenida del País
Valenciano in the centre of Guardamar del Segura. The thrre-month project will specifically
affect the area between Calle Ingeniero Mira and the Plaza Pescadores.
Vehicles heading south to reach Plaza Constitución now need to turn left onto Calle Ingeniero
Mira in order to get there and vehicles heading north must turn left when they reach Calle
Mediodía. Vehicles travelling down Calle San Eugenio will no longer be able to turn left
towards the Plaza Constitución.
A fire destroyed three hectares of land belonging to an abandoned finca or
farm in Guardamar on 28 th July. It is thought to have started at around 8.30pm
in an area of palm trees bordering on the natural lake. Fire engines were
called out from Almoradí, Torrevieja and Guardamar in order to try and
prevent the fire from spreading to the parkland.
Altogether it is believed that 30,000 square metres of grassland, trees and
vegetation was destroyed in an area of agricultural land in Guardamar del
Segura. The fire stations of Torrevieja and Almoradí were alerted and
immediately sent out their engines. A special forest branch of the brigade was
deployed from Guardamar to quell the flames. The Guardamar branch is only
available during the summer months, specifically for this kind of incident.
After less than an hour and a half the blaze was brought under control
according to the information provided by the Consorcio Provincial de
Bomberos. The main concern of the fire service was that the fire did not
spread to the natural parks and lagunas of Torrevieja and La Mata. The risk
was reduced due to the type of vegetation that was alight.
Many palm trees were destroyed in the fire along with an abandoned house
and stables. The smoke generated from the fire could be seen from miles
away and was visible from the N332. The cause of the fire is not yet known
but there have been cases of arson in previous years in these areas.
The public are reminded about the need for care, particularly during the dry
summer months. One of our readers, John Hookings, from San Luis, became
aware of the fire on Friday evening when he spotted smoke in the sky. He
went to the area between the Lemon tree road and the lake and took these
Calling all swimmers and swimming teams, the Butterfly Children’s Charity needs your help. DEBRA Spain is planning to host a ‘Boxing Day Dip’ on 26th Decemebr at Guardamar beach. The event will take place in front of Bar Restaurante Isla Tabarca, which is next to the Red Cross station and lookout tower, and the local community s being asked to support the event – with festive fancy dress or without.
The event is to raise awareness and funds for The Butterfly Children Charity, DEBRA Spain and the Dip will be held at midday with entertainment starting at 11.30am until1.30pm, due to the tides organisers are recommending that non-swimmers who wish to take part in the event only go in up to the waist.
Sponsorship forms can be obtained at both of the Butterfly Children Charity Shops in Pueblo Bravo or La Marina or contact Rob Radford for sponsorship forms and posters on 662 679 467.
Restaurante Isla Tabarca will provided a special menu Del Dia or soup for those who need to be warmed after the dip and Mercury FM will be broadcasting live from the event. Organisers are also looking for face painters and street entertainers who would be kind enough to help by giving an hour or two of your time to keep the crowd entertained, please contact Rob on the above number.