Redován City Council has launched what is the first municipal paddle tennis court in the town in the Sports Center Los Pasos. This infrastructure, built at the same time that two of the existing tennis courts have been renovated, has been paid for with funds from the Plan + Sport of the Provincial Council of Alicante. The entire performance has involved an investment of 48,288.01 euros, and has been designed by the architect Sergio Pina redovanense and executed by the company, also Redován, Zaragoza Group.
The councilman of sports, Ramón López, has assured that from the City Council “we promote sport in any modality, but on this occasion we wanted to pay attention to racket sports because of the great fondness they have in our town, as well as the demand of numerous people who considered that our sports center was missing a paddle tennis court like the one that will be able to start using from tomorrow.”
Ramón López together with the mayoress, Nely Ruiz, has been this morning at the facilities to announce “the imminent launch of the paddle tennis court, totally free, and that can already be booked at the sports center”. The mayor has assured “that the paddle has many fans in Redován, and now they can practice their favorite sport without leaving Redován”.
Redován will have a complete, fully municipal racquetball area in the Los Pasos Sports Centre once the project, which has already begun to be processed by the Town Planning Department, is completed. Councillor José Nájar explained that the project, which involves the creation of a new paddle tennis court and the repair of the two existing tennis courts in this sports area, is financed with funds from the Alicante Provincial Council’s +Deporte plan and has a basic tender budget of 48,399.76 euros.
The execution project has been drawn up by the Redovan architect Sergio Pina Belmonte and includes the creation of the paddle tennis court. This will be located on the esplanade next to the access to the heated swimming pool, while the two existing tennis courts will also be repaired. Among the improvements to be added to what was initially planned is the repair of the exterior paving around the paddle tennis court, which currently has an irregular and deteriorated finish, as well as the installation of two benches to serve the court.
The Councillor for Sports, Ramón López Escarabajal, said that with this work “we are completing one of the busiest areas of our sports centre in both summer and winter, and we are giving the many paddle tennis fans in Redován the chance to practice this sport in a municipal facility which until now did not exist”.
At today’s meeting, the Local Government Board approved the basic project and the execution of the works, which, once they get underway, could be ready in three months
- Registrations are now open and can be downloaded from the website or picked up at the Town Hall for both the Tennis Stage and the Sports Schools.
Redován is bringing back this year, with all the measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19, the municipal summer schools. During the month of July, the Los Pasos Sports Centre will host both the Tennis Stage and the Sports School, activities that will join those already announced by the La Vega Association of Social Services in its traditional ‘Vegavacaciones’. The Councillor for Sports, Ramón López Escarabajal, and the Councillor for Social Services, Marisol Ibáñez, have presented these activities which “bring us back to normality in a way after a blank year due to the pandemic”, said the municipal officials.
Ramón López explained that the registration process for the activities is now open. Applications can be downloaded from the Redován Town Hall website or picked up in person at the Town Hall. Once completed, payment must be made through the Suma Gestión Tributaria website and all documentation must be presented. The registration process for the Sports Schools will be open until Tuesday 22nd June, while for the Tennis Stage it will be until the 28th.
Both activities, aimed at ages between 5 and 16 years, will be held from 5 to 30 July from 9.00 to 13.00 hours, “with the aim, as usual, to reconcile work and family life in a period in which children are already on holiday, in addition to offering them physical activity outdoors instead of being at home,” said the Councillor for Sports. With regard to the price, Ramón López indicated that “it is 60 euros for the whole month, but there is also the possibility of registering for fortnights at a price of 40 euros each, a flexible way that we believe also helps families to organise themselves”.
For her part, the Councillor for Social Services has given an account of the ‘Vegavacaciones’ activities organised by the Mancomunidad La Vega from 1 July to 4 August, following a change in the initial dates. On this occasion it is about “socio-educational activities that aim to promote coexistence and teach students values in a fun way,” said the municipal responsible. Registration for this summer school is open until 21 June and all the details can be consulted on the Mancomunidad’s website https://www.mancomunidadlavega.es/. The title is ‘The Travelling Suitcase’ “and the children who attend will be divided into two age groups, one for the youngest, from 3 to 5 years old, and another for those from first to fourth year of primary school,” said Ibáñez.
The registration fee is 50 euros and since places are limited and with all the measures against Covid-19, applications will be accepted in strict order of registration. “That is why from Redován Social Services we encourage people who want their children to attend these schools to come to the Town Hall to apply, as our team will be able to answer any questions they may have”.
- The infrastructure has a budget of 1.2 million euros, of which the Diputación will provide 950,000 and the City Council will assume the rest.
Redován is closer to having an indoor sports pavilion in the B-4 sports area. The mayoress of Redován, Nely Ruiz, presented the project today together with the councillor for Sports, Ramón López and the rest of the municipal government, and announced that the future pavilion will be dedicated to the Military Emergency Unit (UME). The councillor pointed out that “we believe that if there is anyone who has to thank the UME for their work, it is the people of Redován, because our relationship was already close, but it was strengthened, especially after the help they gave us during the hurricane of September 2019”. For this reason, the event was attended by Lieutenant Colonel Olaf Clavería, battalion chief of the BIEM III (Emergency Intervention Battalion) of the UME of Valencia and deployed in the area during those days, together with the colonel of the Marine Infantry and sub-delegate of the Ministry of Defence in the province of Alicante, Juan Bosco Montero, and the lieutenant colonel and head of the Recruitment area, Luis Miguel González.
The sub-delegate of Defence, Juan Bosco, recalled the work carried out by the UME for fifteen years, when it was created, and thanked the town of Redován for dedicating this pavilion to a unit “that has earned its prestige through its day-to-day work”. The representative of the Ministry of Defence in the province recalled that it is the job of this body to raise awareness of the Armed Forces among the population, “what we are, what we do and where we are, because we are at the service of all Spaniards”.
Nely Ruiz recalled that the total budget for the work amounts to 1.2 million euros “of which 950,000 euros, divided into three annual payments, are included in the works plans of the Provincial Council of Alicante, while the rest, around 21.5% of the work, will be paid for by the Town Hall”. The mayoress said that this pavilion “is what is missing from the wide range of outdoor sports facilities that we have in Redován and will allow our teams to have an indoor facility when necessary”. He also assured that the design “is modern, functional, and meets all the conditions that were required”.
The councillor for Town Planning, José Nájar, explained that this work not only involves the construction of a sports hall, “but the project has been carried out taking into account the existing buildings in the sports area, as well as the development of the plot and the improvement of the accesses, providing them with all the necessary accessibility measures. Nájar pointed out that at all times the priority has been “the integration of the pavilion with its surroundings, which will mean a more attractive and improved space than the one that exists at present”. With this, he comments that “there will be a substantial improvement in the whole of the adjacent area which will benefit both those who come to play sport and those who live in or pass through the area”.
The Sports Councillor, Ramón López, said that the pavilion’s built surface area amounts to 2,102.72 square metres within the total sports area of 6,960 square metres. The facilities include two stands with 504 seats, as well as stairs, walking areas, male and female toilets, two changing rooms for athletes with showers and toilets, another two for referees with showers and toilets, storage room and other facilities necessary in a building of this type. “In addition, there is an open-air athletics circuit on the perimeter of the building,” he said. López emphasised the accessibility of the facilities, “because we have carried out works to make other spaces in the municipality more accessible, and this pavilion has been designed from the outset so that everyone, regardless of their mobility, can enjoy it”. The councillor added that the upper strip of the pavilion has been prepared with LED lighting that will be illuminated in a different colour each month to highlight different social causes.
- The work has focused on the maintenance and conservation of the signs and the cleaning of stone dragging occurred in the DANA
The Councillor for the Environment and Sports of Redován Town Council, Ramón López, gave an account of the recent maintenance and conservation work carried out on footpaths in the Redován mountain range. These works have been aimed at the local path SL-146 known as Los Coloraos, and have been carried out with aid granted by the Provincial Council of Alicante for the conservation and improvement of municipal sites in municipalities in the province during the 2020 year. This path “showed a significant deterioration of the horizontal and vertical signs due to atmospheric agents, a deterioration which was aggravated by the passage of the DANA in September 2019, with the consequent danger it could pose for walkers and climbers”, explained the mayor. In addition, and as Lopez has indicated, the area “presented landslides with stones and gravel in several sections of the path, still as a consequence of the strong torrential rains”.
In this way, twelve tracking and signposting posts have been replaced along the almost two kilometres of the path, as well as a direction sign and a wooden interpretation table on the summit of the mountain range “which allows the identification of the different elements of the landscape surrounding the peak of Pico del Aguila”, reported López. The cleaning of the trails has also been carried out, as well as the replacement of the steel cables to hold the walkers in the passes of La Boquera, El Escalón and El Mayoral, “which will allow the users to do this route with all the necessary safety”, added the councillor.
The actions have had a cost of 4924 euros and have been carried out through a specialised company. In addition, we have had “the invaluable collaboration of the Redován Mountain Club”, said Ramón López, as its members “are always willing to give us a hand in caring for our mountains, and the Redován Town Council would like to thank them for their help in always having this natural environment, which belongs to all the people of Redován, ready and cared for so carefully”.
• The subsidy received amounts to a total of 950.000 euros
• It will be a reality from 2022 and will have a multipurpose indoor track in 1.215 square meters of usable space
The Alicante Provincial Council has given the green light to the necessary financing to carry out the construction, in sector B4, of the covered sports pavilion in Redován, approved in the plenary session held last Wednesday, August 5th.
In this way, “950.000 euros of subsidies have been awarded divided into three annual payments, which together with the 260.000 that the City Council must contribute, will complete the construction budget for the new sports facilities, which amounts to a total of 1.210.000 euros” , has explained the councilor for Finance, Adrián Ballester. The City Council will ask the provincial credit fund of the Provincial Council of Alicante for a loan to pay the remaining percentage of financing of the work, approximately 21,5% of it.
Construction of the project will begin in 2021 and includes the construction of the sports building in the current Avenida de la Libertad complex, with a usable area of 1.215 square meters and 9,5 meters high “with capacity for a double stands and a track. multipurpose roof “, reported the Councilor for Sports, Ramón López,” but also the urbanization of the plot, the conversion and integration with the previous facilities and the improvement of access. ” Likewise, it will have a reception, storage space, infirmary, cafeteria and changing rooms.
For her part, Mayor Nely Ruiz thanked the Alicante Provincial Council for its collaboration, also stating that “it is a long-awaited and necessary work for the people of Redova, who will finally have an adequate, accessible and renovated space for the practice of sports, and that will make Redován one of the municipalities with the greatest sports offer in Vega Baja ”.