Pedro Sosa, left-wing city councilor Unida Verdes in the town hall of Lorca, will present a motion in plenary for the maintenance of the Civil Registry office in Lorca, which with the entry into force of Law 20 / 201Â´ will cease to serve medium and small populations, including Lorca, as of June 30.
Faced with the current situation of main offices and delegates in all judicial parties and justice of the peace, the drafting of Law 20/2011 of the Civil Registry only includes the maintenance of an office for each Autonomous Community, plus the possibility of creating, in the Autonomous Communities with executive powers in the matter, a General Office of the Civil Registry for every 500,000 inhabitants.
This situation will lead to the residents of the municipalities that are affected by this rule, will be deprived of direct attention in this service and will be obliged to make the procedures electronically, to pay for the services of an agency or law firm, or to move to the office of the Civil Registry of a city away from home, in our case to the city of Murcia, obviously being the most vulnerable population sectors, such as the elderly, with few resources or with mobility difficulties and access to new technologies, the most affected.
In sum, once these provisions come into force, there will be little more than a hundred Civil Registry offices in the best of cases, which will mean a new discrimination towards what is being called "Empty Spain "and therefore one more impediment to fix population in a territory where depopulation is already one of its main problems.
Therefore, with the following agreements present in the motion, we strive to maintain this vitally important service for Lorca and the citizens of the Guadalentín region:
The Plenary Session of the City Council AGREES to defend that the maintenance and extension of the Civil Registry service and that it continue to be totally public and free.
The Plenary Session of the City Council AGREES to urge the Government of Spain to adopt the appropriate measures and make the pertinent regulatory changes so that all the principal offices and delegates of the Civil Registry are currently present in the headwaters of all judicial parties and in all the Courts of Peace ".
The motion is supported by the Bar Association, the Federation of Neighborhood Associations of Lorca, the Chamber of Commerce, CECLOR and are awaiting confirmation from the Federation of Women's Associations.
Sosa has also announced, in relation to the loss of services that citizens are suffering, that their group will present another request for the maintenance of the Post Office on Juan Carlos I Avenue that has announced its closure and for it to open another branch in the Barrio area, which is in continuous urban expansion.
Source: IU-verdes Lorca