Benidorm Neighborhood Council presents the Participatory Budgets for 2020

330 tree beds, 120 recesses, 100 bins, plus street furniture and extraordinary cleaning services
Benidorm Neighborhood Council presents the Participatory Budgets for 2020.
Benidorm Neighborhood Council presents the Participatory Budgets for 2020.

The collaboration between neighbors and the City Council encourages hundreds of performances in the streets of the city.

The vice presidents of the Neighborhood Council, Teresa Garrido and Manuel Sánchez Notario have presented this morning at Benidorm City Council Registry the list of proposals voted by the neighbors for the Participatory Budgets of 2020 for their assessment.

This previous step is necessary to verify the viability of the technical and budgetary initiatives. Benidorm allocates a minimum of 5% of its Budget for this purpose and that, for example, in the previous edition exceeded 540,000 euros.

After the presentation of the documentation in the Official Registry, the members of the Council met with the councilors of Citizen Participation, Ana Pellicer, and Works, Public Space and Street Cleaning, José Ramón González de Zárate to give them a copy of the documentation . In this regard, Ana Pellicer said that "it will be the municipal services who will have to assess the proposals technically and economically and will issue the mandatory feasibility report."

The valuation "will take into account - Pellicer stressed - the score obtained by the idea in the neighborhood assembly and the economic feasibility report" to "adjust to the maximum limit of authorized expenditure". Subsequently, the proposal, in accordance with the regulations of the Participative Budgets, will be processed “according to the action; if a public tender, a specific technical project is required or needs to be submitted to public exposure. ”


The meeting also assessed the results of the work sessions that, during the last months, have been held with neighborhood groups and associations in the city. In a first balance of the actions carried out by the City Council at the request of the neighbors, González de Zárate, has announced that “330 alcorques have been installed, more than 100 new wastebaskets, banks and about 120 works of sidewalk recesses, "the latter" within. Universal Accessibility Plan ”.

De Zárate said that the Municipal Brigade “has made dozens of small repairs in all neighborhoods following the directions of the neighbors and also - the councilor said - there have been extraordinary cleaning actions at specific points in the city, without neglecting the work of pruning and suppression of potholes in the paths of the Garden ”.

Associations and demands attended

In La Cala, after the meeting with the associations Mont Benidorm and La Cala, urgent works of gardening and improvement of the woodland were carried out, also of cleaning in landscaped areas. New litter bins were installed and repair work began on the stairs that give access to the beach on Paseo de Tamarindos.

At the request of the neighborhood associations of Virgen de la Almudena Colonia Madrid and Del Campo-Plaza de España, tiles and benches have been repaired on the sidewalks, new paper mills installed and the alcorques removed, requests that were also made from the Foietes-Station association -Vía Beniardà, who influenced lighting improvements. It was agreed to start in this neighborhood the annual tree pruning program of the City Council.

With the association of Playa Poniente, the works of Elche Park were reviewed and repair works were considered necessary on the catwalk. The skates that take up too much space on the beach were also separated. On Adolfo Suarez Avenue there were extraordinary urgent cleaning jobs.

With the associates of Avenida Nicaragua, it was agreed to influence the cleaning and installation of new wastebaskets. It also addressed the problem of passenger car transport, although this is not municipal competition. The same problem has been denounced by the Barceló-Ricardo Bayona association, where the City Council has modified bus stops and streamlined vehicle traffic.

In the interview with the association L’Horta of Benidorm, the clearing and cleaning of rural roads and the improvement of public lighting were proposed, actions that began the same day. Road safety was also addressed with the installation of traffic lights and sidewalks on the road and the construction of new accesses from the roundabouts.

From the association of Ciudad Jardín-Saladar, actions were agreed within the Universal Mobility Plan that will mean the improvement of access and new lugs. Some of these interventions have already been performed. Likewise, the future total remodeling of the Via Emilio Ortuño was announced.

The script was repeated with the Casco Antiguo association. In this case, new beacons were insisted, the repair of the tiles and the cleaning of posters in the area. With the neighbors of Finca Barrina it was agreed to act in the gardening, in the hedges of the roundabout and improvements in the municipal park in lighting. The Calvari-Nou association suggested greater noise control and more cleaning.

The association of Glorieta Carrasco proposed the installation of new wastebaskets and banks, as well as addressing the redevelopment of the square as soon as possible to waterproof the gazebo. From Infante-l’Aigüera the arrangement of alcorques in the streets Pino and Los Arcos and the reorganization of the furniture in Tomás Ortuño was requested, works that have already been carried out.

With the neighbors of Els Tolls, improvements in public roads were addressed but, above all, it was about the development of the Edusi and the construction of a new social center in the Bullring.

In the Rincon de Loix, meetings have been held with the Sierra Helada-Rincon de Loix association, and neighbors individually. Actions were requested in the area of ​​street cleaning, the installation of bollards and badges, also the control of the colonies of cats and influence the campaign to fight the tiger mosquito. In the Corner, the municipal representatives announced asphalting works and the next realization of a campaign to promote the participation of the citizens in the management of the city through the Neighborhood Council.