Hi there ,
Its great news about the HL although we have as yet had no official notification of that or the meeting on the 5th !
I am concerned that I am unable to attend although John may go if he can.It seems important that we have a voice and a collective one if possible if there are issues we feel strongly about.Below are my issues and I would be interested if others agree,disagree or have more to add.If John isnt able to go I am wondering about writing to the administrator with the points I want raising.From my understanding of other such meetings with Ballester they are in Spanish and very much Ballester led.
Security - a bit of a farce really.I was told that the large gates are to be kept locked and that we will not have access because the Community of Altea Hills has said access is a security hazard.I think that may well be so but the gates are wide open during the day for the trucks to get through to other building sites ! I see no reason why we cant have keys to access the gates (and a security camera ) otherwise its a much longer route up to "Jardines" and makes a quick walk to the Melia impossible.They cant play it both ways which is what they are doing at present.As for the 2 small gates ,well they are a joke too as one is now repaired but the other is still open.Even when closed anyone can jump over them to press the red button and hey presto they open !
Damp - In G block the area around the store rooms got very wet after the October storms.The damp marks are still clearly visible and our store room even smells of damp too.Also on the outside of the building there is brown staining which looks like damp (this pre dates the storms)Its along the bottom of the side wall you see when you drive up the long way and looks unsightly.
Internal communal areas- I can only speak for G block but these are still a mess.The area in the car park,stairwell and landings are dirty and some of the paint work needs re doing.
Swimming pool - this has been cleaned up now and is looking good except for the new gully they have put in.Of course something had to be done to prevent another disaster like the Octobe floods but they have just left the concrete gully very visible and it looks horrible.I think it needs to be disguised with shrubs or some more of the boulders they have used.Maybe they intend to do something but I have my doubts.
Lifts - as yet not working in G block I dont know about others.
I would be very glad to hear what others think,
all the best