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The City encourages citizens to participate in the second contest of decorations of balconies, patios and pergolas to fill the municipality color (13/04/2011)

Councilman Parks and Gardens, Angel Mecca, and the Local Development council, Lali Ibarra, presented this morning The contest, which promotes the floral decoration of the houses in the city, its neighborhoods and districts.

A jury will determine the top three patios and balconies to the award ceremony, the first edition which incorporates the category of little squares of the garden.

The Orchard Garden Ruano Mansion has been the scene this afternoon of the presentation of the second contest of Lorca Patios and balconies that will be held until June 8.

The initiative, sponsored by the departments of Parks and Gardens Local Development and Employment and the Municipality of Lorca, with the collaboration of Truth Media Group.

The contest will award the top three Patios (understood as such also the attic or between floors terraces) and balconies (including also the barred windows), the municipality and for the first time, also the top three of the little squares or trellises garden.

Those interested in participating must register in advance at the Department of Parks and Gardens (telephone 968 479 719) before 12 May.

Spaces submitted must meet the necessary conditions of preservation and care, which make up the decoration exclusively with floral elements and time.

The Councillor for Local Development, Lali Ibarra, said that the main aim of the contest is to encourage Lorca to recover their balconies, patios and little squares of the garden.

"We want to show Lorca prettier than ever, in a time of year, spring, which is prone to do, and which also provides more visitors by Easter," said the councilman.

The mayor added that "we want to retrieve the old balconies and patios that are whitewashed to get good weather and filled with flowers, in addition to the driveways of the garden. Those spaces that provide freshness and beauty to our homes and now can help make a more attractive to Lorca Lorca and tourists. "

"The competition wants to emphasize the old and in Uptown, as the council has made a special effort in this area to improve roads, renovate the furniture, creating spaces that provide beauty, and this competition can be a contribution citizen of that work being done by municipal, "stressed Ibarra.

The event, according to Parks and Gardens councilman, Angel Mecca starts discreetly, "but we intend to become one of the annual events. Even studied the possibility to show in future years, these patios or balconies through routes during the months of May and June. "

As for the awards said "The awards consist of a plaque to be placed outside the home and one for the person holding the representativeness of the house. In addition, winners will receive an ornamental and a bonus that will allow during the period of one year to remove soil, pots and plants from a nursery to determine to renew your patio or balcony, "the council's Parks and Gardens.

May not participate in this contest municipal those patios, balconies and little squares that belong or are included in hotels, hostels, restaurants, bars ...

or other similar businesses.

An application for participation shall contain the name of the person holding the representativeness of the house, DNI's / Representative, home address, zip code, email address (if any) and a recent photograph of the courtyard , balcony or small square in digital format (jpg) on ​​CD or by email to mercedes.perez @

A technical committee will visit each of the homes that apply for participation in the Contest patios and balconies for inclusion therein.

Not be allowed to contest the patios, balconies and / or squares, that being open to different streets, belonging to the same house (only eligible for entry courtyards and / or principal place bars reflected in the application).

The contest will be awarded by a jury, chaired by Councilman Job, and made by Alderman Parks and Gardens, the municipal officers in charge of Parks and Gardens, Mercedes Perez Madrid, acting as secretary, the technician in Parks and Gardens Esteban Vargas, the Municipal Nursery manager, Jose Torres, and a representative of La Verdad Multimedia Group.

The judges may disqualify those patios, balconies and little squares whose ornamentation is not only natural elements.

For the grant of these awards, the jury deemed all artistic and ornamental aspects that represent the traditional character of our patios, balconies and squares, such as a variety of flowers, care of pots, plants and vines while they formed by natural elements and floral time, architectural elements, lighting, cleaning ...

The prize may be forfeited by the jury, if it chooses not reach the required quality standards.

Similarly, the jury may determine the runners you see fit.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Lorca

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