The new Executive of the PSOE of Albox has proposed to the Municipal Government team a specific action plan for the municipal football pitch of Las Ventas and for the rest of the sports infrastructures, such as those located in the pedanías and in the Agua Salud centre, which have paddle and tennis courts, among others. These local infrastructures “need constant maintenance so that they can be used safely”, the socialists have defended and, in this sense, they propose an improvement in the lighting, especially the floodlights that illuminate the pitch, a renovation of the seats and fences, as well as a change in the dividing lines and maintenance of the football pitch grass, and a total renovation of the grass on the paddle tennis courts.
In order to carry out these tasks, most of which are basic maintenance, the PSOE of Albox proposes the hiring of maintenance staff or a caretaker to take charge of the sports facilities. “We recognise that the council has carried out some improvements in recent months, such as changing the nets or the completion of the changing rooms, but we consider that they are not enough, so we encourage the council, and the sports council, to continue with the other actions that we suggest” and recalled that there are more than 1,000 people who use these sports facilities.
Regarding the Las Ventas football pitch, in particular, more than 200 children and teenagers from the Municipal Sports Schools and the lower categories of the Villa de Albox Sports Club use it every month; therefore, this proposed action “is more than justified given the great social impact it has”, the socialists said.
On the other hand, the PSOE of Albox has urged the Municipal Government team to update the agreement with the Villa de Albox Sports Club, which has been extended since 2016, “the year in which the socialists signed it together with the Club’s board”. “More than 75% of the Club’s budget is supported by the funds generated from season tickets and match tickets, sponsorships, raffles, children’s fees, but, given the large social mass that the Club moves and given the positive impact that its work has on so many people, we think that a town council should turn more decisively to the Club, as is done in other municipalities in our region.”
“The cost of running a club, with 7 teams including lower categories, has increased considerably in the last 6 years”, said the socialists from Alboja, who consider that “the current contribution from the town hall does not even cover the travel costs for the teams managed by the Club”, which is why they propose that the council “takes charge of 100% of this item in the 2022-2023 season”.