- The actions planned in the health center include repairs to the façade, repainting of interior walls and the installation of a new air conditioning system
The Redován City Council, which is headed by Mayor Nely Ruiz, today approved in the Local Government Board the contracting file that involves the bidding process for the reform of the municipal auxiliary medical office, located on the ground and first floors of the sociocultural center municipal Ricardo Ruiz Poveda. “It is a first step to carry out these much-needed repairs, which will allow better healthcare for all of Redován’s neighbors,” said the mayor.
This contracting file will have a maximum budget of 100,000 euros, corresponding to the grant awarded by the Generalitat Valenciana, framed within the PIAC plan for Architectural Intervention in Clinics. “The project includes the repair of the exterior facade, very deteriorated, with the elimination of the two exterior pillars, as well as the elimination and replacement of the gresite plinth of the walls,” explained José Najar, Councilor for Urban Planning.
In the same way, the interior walls will be repainted and a stoneware plinth will be installed in passage areas and waiting rooms. The reform also includes the installation of a new air conditioning system, “which will make access to the facilities more bearable during the hot months,” added Najar.
It is foreseen that the works to refurbish the clinic will be carried out in a maximum period of six months, a period during which “health care for citizens will not be interrupted,” explained the Councilor for Health, Marisol. Martínez, who added that “it is essential for this municipal government team, and above all in the current context of the health crisis in which we find ourselves, to maintain this essential and necessary service”.
The mayor of Redován has finally stressed the importance of having a quality health service in the municipality and facilities in optimal conditions, “either carrying out this much-needed reform of the office, but also not neglecting something so important as is the pending project of the health center for Redován ”, she added.
- The City Council has created a group with all the establishments to transmit the information regarding the reopening from Monday
The Redován City Council will propose in the next municipal plenary session in May the suspension of the rate of terraces for the bars and restaurants of the municipality, as reported by the mayor, Nely Ruiz, along with the councilor for Commerce, Maite Martínez, and the councilor for Legal Services, José Nájar. “In this way, we adopted a new measure to favor entrepreneurs in this sector and facilitate their return to activity and mitigate the economic effects produced by the ‘Covid-19’ health crisis, which has forced them to close for almost two months, “said the mayor. In addition, as expressed by the Councilor for Legal Services, “will not be charged or will be returned in cases where payment has occurred.”
For his part, Maite Martínez has assured that “we are in permanent contact with bars and restaurants to transmit the information on the conditions of their opening for next Monday the 11th at the time they are issued by the central government”, for ensure the correct implementation of sanitation and hygiene measures in bars and restaurants when entering phase 1 of de-escalation. The Councilor for Commerce added that the main objective is to guarantee that “they can return to their activity as soon as possible, ensure the economic viability of the owners and ensure the health of the users.”
On the other hand, the mayor, Nely Ruiz, has highlighted the importance of relaunching the commercial and catering sector, but specifying that it is something that must be done “always following health and safety recommendations to avoid unnecessary risks.” Ruiz also wanted to thank the work that has been done from all the departments of the Government Team since the start of the ‘Coronavirus’ health crisis, “and also now more than ever, at the moment when it seems that we can begin to retake some normality, and it’s time to help Redován’s neighbors in any way we can ”.
- The technicians detect the manufacture of a wall at the fork of the channel that pours the water to the Cabezo area towards Orihuela and Redován
- The mayor fears more serious floods after torrential rains, as the water is already flowing through the channel that leads to Redován
- The government team suspects that the works, which have not been agreed upon, could be promoted by the Segura Hydrographic Confederation
The Redován City Council plans to report to the Public Prosecutor for the Environment the alleged detour that is taking place from the Rambla de Abanilla to Redován. This has been decided by the municipal government after the last meeting of the Vega Renhace Plan, where the construction of a wall at the fork of the channel towards Orihuela and Redován at Benferri height was verified, which, in the event of torrential rains, would pour the entire flow of the boulevard towards the area known as El Cabezo in Redován, which arouses great concern because the consequences experienced during the DANA in September could be greatly aggravated, although with that wall they fear damage almost from any precipitation registered.
This situation is of great concern in the City Council, since even now when it has not rained in a torrential way, the water runs through the channel known as Rambla de Redován from the fork in Benferri, as recorded in the images that accompany this note. The mayor, Nely Ruiz, has indicated that “as was recommended to our technicians during the meeting, we are going to ask in writing to the Renhace Plan of the Generalitat Valenciana a series of actions that are necessary and that I want to make clear that in some cases are not about new claims, but have already been made before, to try to improve the channeling of rainwater to Redován to avoid flooding. ”
The councilor has assured that “with a DANA like that of last September still very much alive in the memory of all Redovans, we cannot allow our municipal term to be put at even more risk with actions such as that wall that we have verified with our Our own eyes how it is being built and that it would bring us even more water, and I repeat, we have had to verify it with our own eyes because nobody has communicated anything about it to the City Council ”. In this sense, he added that the Vega Renhace Plan “should treat all municipalities and territories equally, whether they are larger or smaller, and should be an opportunity to improve the rainwater infrastructures of our entire region and not to worsen them, which is as we consider Redován to be right now ”.
Thus, in the letter that has been prepared for the Vega Renhace Plan, an action will be requested to improve the canalization of the Rambla de Abanilla as a result of that wall that rises at the fork “we understand that promoted by the Confederation Hidrográfica del Segura, with the intention of channeling all the waters to Redován, to which it is necessary to provide an immediate solution ”.
Likewise, the need to acquire, by the Ministry of the Environment through the Confederación Hidrográfica del Segura, the private-owned plot into which the water is dumped from the rambla is also stressed. In this sense, the Councilor for Urban Planning, José Nájar, indicates that “this rustic soil that was once a mining operation has a hole capable of collecting around 200,000 cubic meters of water.” That is why it is there where the riverbed of the rambla is poured “for the benefit of all the residents of Redován and Orihuela, without any compensation for the owner, who for his part can not make use of land owned by him,” hence the need to acquire that land.
Thirdly, the execution of a second collector in the municipal area and a raft for the collection of 30,000 cubic meters of water are urged, an action included in a technical study carried out by the Redován City Council for the channeling of rainwater that requires the financing of a higher administration for its execution.
The spokesman for the municipal government and also Councilor for Citizen Security of Redován, Adrián Ballester, has assured that “our legal services are studying all possibilities and we will take whoever we have to take to court with the sole objective of keeping our neighbors safe in situations torrential rains that we know will be repeated in our territory even, as experts say, with increasing frequency ”. Ballester has assured that the law prevents any diversion from a channel, “and for this reason we consider that the Environment Prosecutor’s Office must investigate what is happening with this boulevard.”
The Mayor of Redován, Nely Ruiz, has announced the suspension of the September patron saint festivities in the town, in honor of the Virgen de la Salud and San Miguel Arcángel. A “tough decision” motivated by the health crisis produced in our country by Covid-19, and with the aim of “guaranteeing the health security of Redován’s neighbors”, he said.
It will be for the second consecutive year that the municipality does not celebrate these patron saint festivities, since in 2019 part of the planned acts were also suspended due to the harmful effects of DANA in the Vega Baja region. The decision has been agreed upon by the Festivities Department, which is run by the mayor herself, together with the Organizing Committee for the festivities, the Festival Party, which groups all the barracks and troupes, and the parish priest of the municipality, Eloy Martín.
A resolution that “makes us very sad” and that “we would like it to be otherwise”, Ruiz explained, “but which has been necessary to take into account the current situation and the need to prevent any type of risk”. Ruiz added that “we will have time to celebrate our parties when we can ensure the well-being of all of Redován’s neighbors.”
Suspension of summer activities
The Redován City Council has also announced the suspension of the municipal activities planned for the summer months, such as the Multisport Schools, the tennis ‘stage’, the swimming courses in the municipal pool, or the ‘VegaVacaciones’ activity, which they organize the departments of Sport and Social Welfare. Likewise, the municipal swimming pool will also remain closed.
Although they will be pending at all times the measures taken by the central government to ensure the de-escalation of the confinement “with all the security conditions”, the announcement has been advanced to before summer because “most of these activities are aimed at children, and we prefer to take the precaution of canceling them before putting their health at risk ”, the mayor has reported.
- The mayor, Nely Ruiz, also calls for the sending of a diagnostic test “to guarantee that the measures adopted are adjusted to the situation and guarantee the safety of the neighbors”
The Mayor of Redován, Nely Ruiz, has sent a letter to the Minister of Health, Ana Barceló, in which she requests that the details of those infected by Coronavirus that are in the Valencian Community be disclosed in detail and by municipalities, with the aim of “being able to adopt the most appropriate local policies to guarantee the health security of the residents of Redován”.
The first mayor has recalled that this measure was already announced by the President of the Community, Ximo Puig, on April 8. “Two weeks later, it has not yet been launched, nor has any information been received in the municipality of Redován, nor have the massive tests necessary to detect Covid-19 or instructions to get them done with the Health Center” Ruiz has declared. However, and as the mayor has stated, “in health departments such as Torrevieja they have communicated these data in each locality”, and in other autonomous communities such as the Region of Murcia, “all municipalities of the evolution of the Covid-19 in all of them ”.
This is the second letter that the mayor has sent to the Ministry of Health with this request. The response to the first letter argued to update the data on the situation of the Covid-19 in the Valencian Community daily only by Health Departments “and for statistical purposes only”, to respect at all times the anonymity and the non-identification of specific persons and of in accordance with the data protection principles.
From the City Council of Redovan, they understand that in order to “guarantee health conditions and a successful solution to the health crisis of Redován’s neighbors, strategies must be set in cooperation between all administrations”, but “without ever forgetting the role of the town councils, which are always the closest institution to the citizen ”, stated the first mayor.
Ruiz stressed the vital importance of knowing the number of people affected by the pandemic at the municipal level, since "having all the data and information possible is the only way to achieve a successful exit from the current health crisis." Likewise, the Mayor added that "only in this way can we be sure that the measures we are taking to protect our citizens are the most appropriate under the circumstances."
El concejal de Seguridad Ciudadana, Adrián Ballester, indica que las multas son por saltarse el confinamiento y recuerda que pueden ir desde los 600 hasta los 30.000 euros
Redován 10/04/2020. La Policía Local de Redován ha impuesto 44 violaciones contra vecinos de la localidad que en algún momento han incumplido las restricciones establecidas en el Real Decreto 463/2020 por el que se aprueba el Estado de Alarma debido al Coronavirus (Covid-19).
En líneas generales, el Ayuntamiento reconoce que la gran mayoría de vecinos cumple con el confinamiento, e incluso han salido iniciativas positivas como la elaboración de mascarillas para evitar contagios o empresas que han prestado para desinfectar calles, entre otras acciones. No obstante, tal y como explica el concejal de Seguridad Ciudadana, Adrián Ballester, la Policía Local de Redován “será implacable ante aquellos que se saltan las normas e incumplen el Estado de Alarma, ya que tenemos que tener responsabilidad en los momentos difíciles y ayudarnos entre todos “. El edil también ha grabado que las multas, en caso de saltarse el confinamiento, pueden ir desde los 600 hasta los 30.000 euros, incluso con penas de cárcel para personas que sean reincidentes.
Por su parte, la alcaldesa de Redován, Nely Ruiz, ha querido mostrar su agradecimiento a todas las personas que están respetando el confinamiento. “Desde el Ayuntamiento agradecemos el esfuerzo que todos los vecinos están haciendo, sobre todo con el cuidado de nuestros mayores, así como con los más pequeños de la casa”. En este sentido, Ruiz ha grabado el Consistorio ha lanzado algunas iniciativas en redes sociales, “para que nos envíen fotografías de cómo están afectados el confinamiento de los niños y así hacer más ameno estos momentos difíciles”.
La primera edil también ha grabado que se han puesto en marcha todo tipo de medidas económicas y sociales, así como trabajos de desinfección de calles o en la entrada de los comercios. “El objetivo es tener seguridad y por eso quiero dar las gracias a todas las personas que se han prestado voluntarias para ayudar en todo lo que necesitamos”, ha afirmado Ruiz.
Multas por posesión de drogas
En el marco de la vigilancia que la Policía Local de Redován hace en el municipio, también se han levantado seis informes de sanción por presuntos delitos contra la salud pública y el tráfico de drogas, desde que se declaró el Estado de Alarma.
Asimismo, el Ayuntamiento, junto con la policía, ha lanzado varios mensajes en redes sociales, con el objetivo de que si algún vecino observa incidencias o el incumplimiento de las indicaciones que se recogen en el estado de alarma, se pueden poner en contacto con los agentes a través del número de teléfono 608072253.