The lack of cleanliness in several towns in the region is, unfortunately, something palpable in the eyes of passers-by.
The shortage of staff in some cases, short staffing levels, laziness and even the lack of civic-mindedness of the residents in others, spoil the view of the municipalities, which is their calling card.
In the case of Zurgena, at the initiative of the town council, with its mayor Domingo Trabalón at the helm, work has begun to clean up basically those hot spots where unscrupulous people throw rubbish and debris of all kinds, as well as clearing roads, where machines provided by the provincial council are working.
“We have no budget appropriations because they were exhausted by the previous leaders and we are working tirelessly with the staff,” says the mayor of Zurgen.
“The municipality had been neglected for years and this neglect was suffered by the residents who pay their taxes but did not receive an adequate maintenance service. Now we have been able to create a cleaning schedule, we have workers from the Plan de Fomento del Empleo Agrario (PFEA) and we have taken the municipal sweeper out onto the streets. On the other hand, we are going to enforce the regulations; the local police have very precise instructions to sanction those who throw rubbish in prohibited places. We are going to try between all of us, and for this I ask for the cooperation of the citizens, to have a clean town. There are things that cannot be done with money, they can only be done if there is the will to do so”, concludes the mayor.