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Benidorm starts a campaign to reach the 70,000 registered before the end of the year

08 September 2017
Benidorm inicia una campaña para llegar a los 70.000 empadronados antes de final de año

The contribution of the State improves with that population figure

The campaign, in six languages, explains the advantages of being a citizen of law

Benidorm City Council has launched a campaign to reach the 70,000 registered before the end of the year. The mayor, Toni Pérez, today presented this campaign, titled 'You can improve Benidorm. Register now!' , and that will focus on explaining "the advantages" of being a citizen of law when it comes to accessing social, educational services and sports facilities offered by the city, and soon also to the car park.

Pérez has indicated that the population data of the National Institute of Statistics (INE) as of January 1, 2017 is 66,763 inhabitants, when "the reality is that at any time of the year we tripled that number of population", reaching an average of 180,000 people a day "to be served". This difference between the de facto and the de jure population causes "an imbalance" that "may have been exacerbated in recent years".

The mayor has pointed out that "there has always been talk of financing Benidorm as a tourist town, but there is a task that must be done at home that is to increase the parameters of enumerated so as to also access more funding", since "75 % of State taxes "is distributed according to the population of law. Thus, in the last liquidation practiced by the State, that of 2015, the City Hall added about 15 million euros, of which 11.5 are directly linked to the population register that at that time was just over 69,000 people.

According to the figures provided by the mayor, some 20,000 registered residents are foreigners "but there are still many without registering." Hence the campaigning of this campaign is in six languages: Castilian, Valencian, English, French, German and Romanian.

This poster will be installed in municipal buildings, educational and health centers, parks, leisure spaces, hotels, shops and camp sites. On these last ones the mayor has clarified that in them "it concentrates a great population that spends many months in Benidorm" and that of registering themselves could benefit from resources and services in advantageous conditions.

Advantages of being registered

In education the registered have advantages such as:

• Priority access and bonuses in the network of children's centers (kindergartens)

• Exclusive access to schools, school transportation, psycho-pedagogical treatments and university transportation.

• Bonuses in the prices of the municipal language classroom and summer courses

In sports:

• 50% bonus on the use of the municipal swimming pool or the gym of the Palau d'Esports "L'Illa de Benidorm". An example, the annual subscription for the non-registered is 321 euros while for the registered is 160 euros.

• In addition, all the running tests that are performed, have established local categories with the trophies and prizes that only the registered sportsmen can choose.

In Social Services:

It facilitates access to certain economic aid, benefits and programs of social services as long as the requirements established for each of them are met. In addition, they can avail themselves of the following services

• Free Early Care Center

• Request for assessment of dependency

• Recognition of disability

• Tele-assistance

• Major house

• Keep the house

• Day Center for Seniors

• Day care for the mentally ill

• Women's center

• Residences for the elderly

• Residences of persons with disabilities

• Social reintegration center

• Residence for the mentally ill

• Free TAPIS

• Addictive Behavior Prevention Unit

• Access, intervention by the Family Intervention Program

• Food batch report and referral

• Large family title application

• Title application family single parent

• Application for sheltered housing

• Summer school

• Espai jove

In Mobility:

• Registered citizens can also enjoy a new service such as the possibility of parking their vehicles free of charge in the more than 3,000 parking spaces that we will enable in the new Green Zones. They will be implemented progressively to improve parking as agreed by the Mobility Council.