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Battery of IU proposals on the urban section of the Guadalentín River (21/05/2020)

The footbridge, the Boulevard, the Casemate and its integration and opening to the neighbors, the river bed and its state, the Guadalentín bridges, the reforestation and the beautification of the Augusta road and the fight against mosquitoes and debris object of the motion of IU that could be approved in the next plenary session The municipal spokesman for IU, Pedro Sosa, will defend in the municipal plenary session next Monday a motion that includes a large battery of proposals for the cleanup in many aspects of the urban section of the Guadalentín river, as well as the fluvial section coinciding with the one known as " via Augusta ". Sosa affirms that there have been countless occasions in which his municipal group has fully defended political initiatives related to the Guadalentín river and its integration in the city.

Already before the execution of the Footbridge, the Boulevard and the works on the urban bed of the river, our political group raised (as it is going to do now) the need to integrate and open up to the citizens, after signing an agreement or agreement with the Irrigation Community of Lorca, a large green and recreational area, with all the soil and existing irrigation infrastructure, in the Casamata and up to the wall of the Guadalentín river.

We already said then that the rafts, pipes, waterfalls, etc., constitute an added attraction to the potential as a green area of ??that space. Also, and in this close environment, we have raised the need to proceed with the urban arrangement and integration of the small embankment, absolutely abandoned and full of dirt, which is on the right bank of the climb to the new bridge, just behind the petanque club , or the repair of the sheet metal floor of the Bridge that connects Avenida de Juan Carlos I with San Diego, which, in certain sections, presents bulges that give way for passers-by to give boats when they pass through it. Another issue, also widely debated in this headquarters, but on which implementation fails again, is the unfortunate state of the Catwalk (dirty, with broken glass, painted, with deterioration due to misuse by some citizens, with broken lights) and, with those same ills, the Boulevard.

A question on which we insist again and around which another UI initiative was approved (not implemented) for the placement of anti-vandal security cameras. The same could be said of a central source located under the walkway itself and of the waxed walks of the river bed that now, and after the last rains, have no other function than that of being the perfect focus for the appearance of mosquitoes (including the mosquito).

tiger) and other insects very annoying for the surrounding neighbors. Finally, we also want to integrate into this initiative another demand that seems very timely and that we have already put on the table on more than one occasion.

We refer to the river section of the Guadalentín river that goes from the surroundings of La Peñica, in the urban area of ??Lorca, passing through the swamp that the Regantes Community has in the Deputation of the River and the bridge of the Mediterranean highway, until reaching the height of the ramblizos that drain into the Guadalentín from the site of Cejo de los Enamorados. All this section of the river - which in recent days, coinciding with the de-escalation phase of the coronavirus crisis, has been well attended by athletes and citizens who were out for a walk - has been in recent times acting as a huge illegal dump over which was not exercised, neither by this City Council, nor by the CARM environmental authority, nor by the Segura Hydrographic Confederation, any type of control. On this space, which runs parallel to the first section of the so-called "Via Augusta", an ecotourism itinerary inaugurated just a few years ago, we have also put forward our proposals.

Successfully at the time of approval, but without subsequent implementation. We already stated in its day that, from an environmental point of view, the situation of this stretch of riverside was reflected in a report on the ecological state of the banks in the Segura Basin, prepared by various professors from the Department of Ecology and Hydrology of the University of Murcia, which studies the whole of the banks of the Segura Basin, and which attributes up to five categories to them depending on their ecological quality (very good, good, intermediate, bad and lousy).

That report considers this fluvial section of which we speak the category of "poor ecological quality", which would become "lousy" downstream after passing through the city of Lorca. And, we were saying then and we have to reiterate now that, regardless of the powers surrounding the cleaning of the channels, our City Council cannot be looking the other way for what has been stated.

It is the obligation of the local government to submit to the appropriate party the demand for cleanliness of the coastal section that is the subject of the complaint and the normalization of the work of the river police that corresponds to the CHS. We also believe it is essential to put up posters on all the access roads to the riverbed from the Lorca-La Parroquia highway and the old Puentes highway, warning of illegality - and sanctions - for throwing rubble. Reforestation with vegetation on the banks of the aforementioned river section and an information and awareness campaign for citizens to take their rubble to authorized places without destroying our cultural and natural heritage are other objectives to consider.

Source: IU-verdes Lorca

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