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17 April 2009
Siesta Show Webisode 51 - Ex-pats follow the broken brick road!

For today's show we visited Coto Real and Arenal developments in the Manilva area of Andalucia, as they have a problem with the road... as in, where is it? See what they had to say about the terrible state of a road that is certainly no fairytale!

 

After filming this show, Colin spoke to Chris Olsen of the Foreign Residents Office in the Manilva Town Hall. Chris was very understanding and spoke frankly about the situation and stated that this is just one of the issues that the new Mayoress of Manilva, Antonia Muńoz, and her team are facing head on following the somewhat rapid change of administration here in Manilva.

Further Chris was very helpful and spoke of a meeting that they were already arranging, prior to Eye on Spain’s filming, with the developers and the administration of both developments, and also stated that the problem is not as clear cut as it seems to appear to the owners of both developments.

They intend to release a public statement early next week which we will bring to you, so watch this space !
 



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8 Comments

Norman Sands said:
17 April 2009 @ 15:27

Well done Justin,
just as I was sure you had gone soft on the negatives - glad to be wrong, great stuff.
Who is this chap Colin?
It is not Techno by another name is it?
Please be filming when the Priors collect their cheque, would love to see and spread it wide.
Thanks
Norman


Maureen said:
17 April 2009 @ 17:09

Thank you Justin and Colin, the video was brilliant, thank you all for all the help and for everyone who turned up.


Anthony said:
18 April 2009 @ 16:45

I must have missed the bit about the Priors, Norman ??
You think the roads there are rough, you want to ours !!


Will & Marianne Flem said:
19 April 2009 @ 07:51

A big thanks to Team Eye On Spain and to Maureen for highlighting the dreadful state of the road.



Jim Fraser said:
19 April 2009 @ 12:18

Good subject but it may be that you have stired up a hornets nest. There are many examples of similar issues throughout Spain.

The thought for the day is; If the problems have been caused by the developer/s not meeting their obligations why have they managed to obtain occupancy licences and sell the apartments or, as is suspected is the fault of the Town Hall, why is it that works to improve road infrastructure goes so badly wrong every time in Manilva....were are the so-called highways engineers who should be overseeing the works to ensure the correct standards?

And thats from a resident of Manilva who's property sits on a poorly re-constructed road next to a public park installed by the developers with new walk ways, irrigation, play area and much more only to have it left to the Manilva Town Hall to become a dog toilet and slowly integrate back into the campo.


Claire Hughes said:
21 May 2009 @ 13:09

I am aware that many of the roads in the Manilva/Sabinillas area are in a very poor state...as per your highlight in episode show 51.They are dangerous during the day and in bad weather...But, particularly dangerous at night as there is very poor local lighting available...Now, there is an answer via www.urgoglowsytems.com. A new company that has developed "glow" in the dark road marker studs combined with "reflective" features. They are quite amazing as they don't need any electricity/or batteries and are totally "green" as they use normal ambient daylight to create safe glow & secondary lighting. I believe they are now available here in Spain and I genuinely think that they are a great invention which can save many lives and help the environment at the same time. Well worth investigating further!


Claire Hughes said:
21 May 2009 @ 13:10

I am aware that many of the roads in the Manilva/Sabinillas area are in a very poor state...as per your highlight in episode show 51.They are dangerous during the day and in bad weather...But, particularly dangerous at night as there is very poor local lighting available...Now, there is an answer via www.urgoglowsytems.com. A new company that has developed "glow" in the dark road marker studs combined with "reflective" features. They are quite amazing as they don't need any electricity/or batteries and are totally "green" as they use normal ambient daylight to create safe glow & secondary lighting. I believe they are now available here in Spain and I genuinely think that they are a great invention which can save many lives and help the environment at the same time. Well worth investigating further!


Mark said:
01 July 2009 @ 01:48

My god what a dump this whole place is! Glad I live in a beautiful inland village is all I can say! What on earth is the attraction of living in this ghastly concrete carbuncle?!



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