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Benidorm will keep the celebration of great events in the Guillermo Amor

Written by on September 18, 2018

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Article Written & Published By: Diario Informacion
Translated from Spanish to English

Benidorm will keep the celebration of great events in the Guillermo Amor

Compromís asked to analyze other locations for the festivals after collecting complaints from neighbors.

The great events that take place in Benidorm will continue to take place at the Ciudad Deportiva Guillermo Amor facilities.

The reason: the city “does not have any public facilities capable of holding more than 8,000 people” more than the sports complex.

So says a report from the Department of Events whose conclusion made public yesterday the spokesman of Compromís, Josep Bigorra, after his group recorded two months ago a letter addressed to Mayor to inform of alternative locations for festivals held in the city and thus avoid discomfort and damage that originate in the sports city Guillermo Amor.

The report also indicates that events that exceed the capacity of 8,000 people “have always been carried out at the Guillermo Amor sports center, which has the appropriate road infrastructures, connections with public transport, catering and hospitality services nearby and a parking lot deterrent”.

For Bigorra, the local government “has not and has not had any interest in looking for an alternative place”.

He pointed out that “measures have to be found to facilitate coexistence between the events” that take place and the neighborhood and take action to protect the site.

An expense of 40,000 euros
Meanwhile, an expense of 40,000 euros assumed by the City Council of tasks derived from the organization and assembly of the Low festival was the subject of debate yesterday in the informative commissions.

Thus, the opposition criticized that they did not appear in the agreement and it was up to the organizer to pay.

The spokeswoman for the Liberals of Benidorm municipal group, Gema Amor, asked for explanations about the payment of these bills and criticized that the Consistory took charge “three months after the festival” of expenses that were not in the agreement or in contract.

For his part, the government spokesman, José Ramón González de Zárate, explained that the reason was “the loss of strong sponsors that has suffered this year the festival” and the lack of subsidies that administrations such as the Generalitat.

Thus, he indicated that an “effort” has been made to “be able to maintain the level” of the event.


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