I write to bring you
up to date with events in Lliber and if I was to encapsulate the whole piece in
a few words I would be able to say………
any significance has happened that gets your home nearer to legalised status in
Lliber since the election of 2011”.
Not much has happened in Lliber for the
The first 500 days since the PP were
elected in May 2011 on a number of promises, which to date have failed to
materialise. To remind you, Pepe Juan Reus Reus (the mayor) promised us:
1. Electricity and water supplies to the illegal
2. Delivery of the General Plan
"We promise to commit to this fully, and put
every tool that we have at our disposal into getting the General Plan dealt
with as soon as possible.” Pepe Juan Reus Reus
To our knowledge no new water connections have been made to any
residents who do not have direct supplies from the town hall, residents
currently supplied by tanker continue to have water delivered by road. The new underground water storage and pumping facility being built near the Val
de Pop Restaurant is for residents on the existing low pressure facility and
not for those currently without direct town hall supplies.
An electricity project in La Cuta is
underway to supply electricity to a number of homes but may soon grind to a
halt in the absence of the promised “licence of first occupation”, a project which suffered a similar death
earlier in the year and substituted by the infamous “ Letter from Valencia”.
The long awaited General Plan which formed
a significant part of the last election campaign has long since disappeared
from the vocabulary of the local politicians, probably due to a distinct lack
of money to pay for its finalisation, but hey that’s pure speculation on our
part! They certainly have not committed
“every tool at their disposal” to resolving the problem despite what our
Northern European Representative for the
PP, Suzanne McAllister, tells us.
There was some success for a few (six)
households who managed to get some habitation certificates from the town hall but
we are also led to believe that their issue may contravene the law and in the
last Pleno meeting at the town hall, objections from the opposition party to
elements of the process have been made public.
there we go……….. 500 days gone, lots of promises, no concrete action to remedy
the situation. And that’s the reason why you have not heard much from the AULN
in recent months. There has been “Nothing to Report”.
On the 23rd October we shall ask
the Mayor again…..
Prior to this meeting, 500 leaflets will be
distributed to households and businesses in Lliber village highlighting our
plight, making them fully aware of the impact it has on them and encouraging them to question their local
politicians as to why the General Plan has not been finalised.
We will give you a full update soon with a
public meeting date for us to meet and discuss our options in the absence of
any of substance from the town hall.
On a happier note the AULN Jubilee
celebrations in early June were a resounding success with nearly 100 guests
attending and raising over 500 Euros for the local charity Caritas, which
distributes food to local people, particularly those affected at this time by
the economic downturn and who in many cases are unable to buy food for
themselves, or their families. In the last
week the Spanish Red Cross have also appealed for funds with more than 300,000
citizens falling into poverty and short of food.
John Mason, June Mason,
Jill Morrison, Ron Jones and Deborah Hobbs drop off 500 Euros of essential
foods for the local community.
AULN members were entertained by tributes
to Amy Winehouse, ABBA, Lady Gaga and
Rhianna with a splendid Spice Girls tribute by the girls dressed in very short
but appropriate Union Jack dresses for the royal occasion.
Great food, great entertainment, great company, Happy Jubilee 2012, God save the Queen and Lliber!
Spice Girls bring the Jubilee event to life in more ways than one!