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LOCAL BUSINESSMAN CHALLENGES TENDER PROCESS FOR CHIRUNGUITOS

CHIRUNGUITOS

Local businessman Raúl Fernández has filed a document in Orihuela challenging the tender process for the operation of the Chirunguito bars along the Orihuela Costa and requesting that it be suspended as the current procedure does not allow for free competition. He says that the system is “tailored” to meet the needs of the current concessionaire.

Fernandez, with over 25 years in the catering and leisure sector, says that one of the specific requirements of those companies wishing to tender is that they must be in possession of ISO quality certificates which have been issued by the competent authority. They must also hold the distinctive ‘Q’ for quality tourism award which the City Council says is necessary if it is to maintain the excellence of its beaches and the services they provide.

He says that it is impossible for any company wishing to operate the beach bars to obtain such certification until such time as they are in that industry so the requirements of the tender do not allow free competition to the companies that are interested in acquiring such services.

Fernandez also criticized the process for awarding the bars as a whole lot, saying that it went totally against the rules of free competition and was little more than a coastal monopoly. He suggested that each of the bar franchises be awarded as individual units.

The current deadline for submission of tenders was due to expire last Thursday morning. Martina Scheurer, the councilor responsible for the tender process, told the Leader that she expected there to be more than a single application but although she had certainly considered breaking the tender up into individual chirunguitos she felt that the standards and the management of the franchise would be much easier to maintain and control if they were allocated as a single entity.

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LOCAL COUNCILLOR TO SUES VALENCIA PRESIDENT

Carolina Gracia

Orihuela Councillor Carolina Gracia attended the Valencia District Court number 19 last week where she accused Alberto Fabra, President of the Generalitat of Valencia, of slander for remarks he made following the decision of the Orihuela Council of Elders not to accept a notion of censure late last year from the local Partido Popular group.

Fabra said that in overturning the motion that the Council, formed of Carolina Gracia and Bob Houliston, had committed an act of “dishonesty and obstruction.” Ms Gracia is insisting that Fabra withdraw his words otherwise she says that she will pursue her legal action.

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LORENTE LOSES APPEAL IN CORRUPTION CASE

The former mayor of Orihuela, Mónica Lorente, has lost a pre-trial appeal which she hoped would have avoided criminal charges for alleged irregularities in the award of a contract relating to building work at a plaza in the town of El Escorratel…

ORIHUELA COSTA DOG AGILITY PARK NOW OPEN

Last Friday saw the official inauguration of the first dog agility park to be constructed on the Orihuela Costa, with the councillor for the coast, Martina Scheurer, officially opening the centre at noon.
Located on the south end of calle Pluton, near…

DARK NIGHTS FOR SOME TORREVIEJA RESIDENTS

Residents of some of the most populated areas of Torrevieja have denounced the town hall for lack of action after they have been without street lights at night for six days.
The area affected spans the urbanisations of Jardín del Mar 1 and 2, A…

PILAR GETS FLAG RECOGNITION

Pilar de la Horadada has joined a total of 112 other municipalities in Spain by having its flag recognised by the Generalitat.
The 2:3 oblong proportioned flag of red and green, split vertically half way, features the tower, almost identical in design…

MONTESINOS NIGHT POLICE TO RETURN IN MARCH

Following the recent report that Local Police had been withdrawn from night duty in Los Montesinos, the Mayor of the town, José Manuel Butrón, issued a statement confirming that the service will be reinstated in early March.
The Mayor sa…

SAVING MONEY BY THE DROP IN TORREVIEJA

Torrevieja town hall saved 40,834 euro in one year by withdrawing the free drinking water supplied to public buildings and entities, including the Guardia Civil and local schools.
For over fifteen years the town hall has paid the bill for supplying 45…

ORIHUELA MOTORBIKE THEFT GANG ARRESTED

Officers from the National Police have dismantled another vehicle crime group based in Orihuela, this time focussed on stealing motorcycles.
Four people have been arrested in Orihuela, three Algerians and a Spaniard, all aged between 28 and 29, whose …

NO NIGHT POLICE FOR MONTESINOS

A coalition union representing police officers in Los Montesinos has criticised the town council for the suspension of local police patrols at night.
A notice at the police office has stated that there will be no service between 10pm and 6am, which co…

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