The Junta de Andalucía has opened the call for aid to deal with emergency or catastrophe situations.
The Government delegate, Maribel Sánchez Torregrosa, visited the municipality of Laroya this Wednesday to see the situation after the continuous rains of the last month, which have reached 1,100 litres per square metre. Sánchez Torregrosa was accompanied by the town’s mayoress, Loli Moreno, who gave an account of all the damage suffered in the municipality. The delegate of the Government has shown the willingness of the Junta de Andalucía to support the affected localities as already happened with the damage recorded in September 2019.
Sánchez Torregrosa informed the mayoress of the call for applications for aid from the Regional Ministry of Local Administration, the deadline for which opens tomorrow, Thursday 21 April at 8am. The grants with a maximum amount to be awarded to each local authority is 120,000 euros and with a deadline of 19 June 2022, inclusive. The processing will be exclusively electronic at the following link:
At the meeting, Maribel Sánchez recalled the investments made in this municipality to reinforce and cover its public services as a result of the crisis caused by COVID-19, with more than 7,800 euros from the regional administration. She also explained that within the Air Plan, Laroya has benefited from an investment of more than 53,000 euros, which has allowed the hiring of six people, mainly for maintenance and cleaning of public spaces and buildings.
Loli Moreno thanked “the Andalusian Government for setting up these lines of aid which will help to alleviate and tackle the damage registered in my town after the recent rains”.
The mayoress of the municipality is clear that one of Laroya’s main objectives is to avoid depopulation. Hence the importance of having properties that allow young people to come and live in this municipality. The Junta de Andalucía has supported with different subsidies, framed within the program of promotion of the public park of protected housing for rent, the actions of new construction, renovation or rehabilitation. These actions are part of the Plan Vive en Andalucía, housing, rehabilitation and urban regeneration of Andalusia 2020-2030 and the State Housing Plan 2018-2021, and have received a grant of almost 150,000 euros. The municipality of Laroya has also recently received a grant of 17,979 euros to finance local public services in situations of increased seasonal or temporary demand and in other extraordinary situations, within the scope of the Municipal Cooperation Plan. An item that the Laroya Town Council has earmarked for the purchase of awnings for the esplanade of the municipal swimming pool and the church square.
He also explained that another of the important actions that will improve the conditions of this municipality will be the grouping of discharges and the new WWTP, which is currently in the drafting phase of the project and in which the Junta de Andalucía is going to invest more than 42,000 euros.