Benidorm expands the capacity of the cemetery of San Jaime with 40 new niches

The City Council also improves the accessibility of Virgen del Sufragio cemetery
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Benidorm expands the capacity of the cemetery of San Jaime with 40 new niches.
Benidorm expands the capacity of the cemetery of San Jaime with 40 new niches.

Benidorm City Council has expanded the burial capacity of the cemetery of San Jaime with the construction of a module with 40 niches, thus completing the actions of "improvement and adaptation" of the city's graveyards carried out in recent months. The mayor, Toni Pérez; and the Councilor for Cemeteries, Ángela Llorca; They have visited the San Jaime cemetery today to check the results of this action, which has involved an investment of around 48,000 euros.

Perez pointed out that "it is a module of four heights with the same finish as those already existing in the environment to maintain aesthetics." These new units, which represent a "small mattress" to ensure the burial needs of Benidorm, are located in the San Miguel street of the cemetery, in front of the Jewish Community and very close to where last year two blocks were erected double of niches.

The mayor has indicated that "since the beginning of the legislature we have built more than 260 new niches in the cemetery of San Jaime, actions that we have always accompanied with the adequacy of the environment, paving with printed concrete and ensuring accessibility."

Perez recalled that adaptation works have also been carried out in the Virgen del Sufragio cemetery to improve the accessibility and conservation of the facilities, with the construction of a ramp, the placement of railings in the existing ones, the repair of a low wall, the Removal of the roots and stump of a eucalyptus that was damaging the pavement, the replacement of the affected pavement and the waterproofing of the warehouse roof to avoid the appearance of dampness.

The Councilor for Cemeteries, meanwhile, pointed out that "progressively we are eliminating architectural barriers and configuring 100% accessible itineraries that make it easier for users to move around the Virgen del Sufragio cemetery".

These works have involved an investment of just over 6,000 euros and are added to the configuration of a new garden area next to the cemetery, in the space previously occupied by a restaurant and recovered for the public. In this garden area public toilets have been installed and palm trees, hearts of palm and rosemary have been planted. The toilets have been opened today, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and not only will they give service to the cemetery, but "also to the passers-by and the users of Poniente beach".