Illegal dumping on La Marina urbanization

Well done Mark Lewis and all the other opposition councillors for supporting La Marina residents in their fight to get the illegal dump closed. More info on Mark's web site here:


La Marina

COUNCIL NEWS...From Mark's site

25 September 2012

La Marina urbanization is becoming a landfill ...

Opposition councillors in San Fulgencio have united to condemn the current coalition Government for allowing an illegal dumping site to be opened on La Marina urbanization. All the APSFU and the PSOE shadow Councillors have signed and submitted to the Town Hall an official document demanding that the Mayor and his Government team close the waste pruning dump which is situated adjacent to houses in calle Alfredo Kraus, calle Pedro Maria Unanue, and calle Luis Bruñel. Also that that they stop the indiscriminate dumping of non-disposable items in the streets. People are depressed and frustrated with the mess on the streets, the poorly maintained green areas, and the visual appearance of La Marina urbanization, attributed to the shameful neglect and indifference of the ruling coalition led by the PP party Mayor Carlos Ramirez.

The governing coalition team made up of Councillors from the PP party and the PIPN appear to have abandoned the urbanization and the good will of the people by locating a site for pruning in the middle of houses without any consideration of the effects that it is having on those living nearby and on the environment, complaints made by local residents and holidaymakers to the Councillors responsible have been ignored . There is an accumulation of pruning and discarded items alongside many of the street waste collection containers which is allowed to rot and pollute the streets and pavements. Also, the illegal activity of crushing and processing rotting pruning in the open air at the dumping site is a source of infections, not to mention the proliferation of rats, cockroaches etc. Residents living nearby are suffering with respiratory problems, houses are covered in dust and there is also a serious fire risk here. There is what looks like infected palm trees also dumped on the large pruning site.

It is inadmissible that a council ignores pleas from its citizens and is wholly ignorant of the consequences on them, on tourism, and on the appeal of the municipality as a place to live. A new company was hired by this council to maintain the green areas and collect pruning, citing that it is cheaper than the previous company. But at what cost to its taxpayers in public health and safety! It is a further demonstration of the inefficiency and couldn’t care-less attitude of the current coalition council.

Commented Daisy in La Marina 2012-09-29 10:53:24 UTC

There was a council meeting at 9am this morning in San Fulgencio Town Hall. I have been told all the governing councillors, including Jeff and Paulino voted in favour of everything on the Mayors agenda and all the opposition councillors voted against.


Commented Sue in La Marina 2012-10-01 09:10:05 UTC

Do you know what was on the Mayors agenda? Lets hope they have all voted that all our garden waste can be dumped near his house in Alicante. After all it was them (including Jeff) who decided to dump stinking mountains of it in a residential area in the urbanisation. Now Jeff is trying to get praise for have it closed - we wait with baited breath

Commented Ispy in La Marina 2012-10-01 10:56:19 UTC

just reading on another forum that there council have arranged a meeting tomorrow at the social centre regarding this dump.
As i think Alan pointed out on this forum the local counil have not informed anyone of this meeting.
the pointless blog the councillor has, nothing on there, the council website nothing there or not even on there automated email system the council bragged about.
So if anyone lives near this dump and want to confront the council regarding this then i guess the social centre is the place to be tomorrow.

Commented Andi in La Marina 2012-10-01 15:34:12 UTC

Well spotted Andi.

I see Sporting San Fulgencio won again at the weekend. Played three-won three!

Commented Peter Horsfield in La Marina 2012-10-01 15:36:03 UTC

Just taken from Mark Lewis website.

Prior to the council meeting in San Fulgencio Town Hall this morning the opposition councillors objected to items being put on the agenda for which they, as opposition councillors, had not received any documentation, something that has happened all to often in recent months. In light of this all the opposition councillors in attendance voted against each item of the agenda due to "no supporting cocumentation". All the coalition councillors voted in favour of each motion. When questioned about the illegal dump on La Marina urbanisation neither the Mayor or any of the coalition councillors made a comment.

Commented Andi in La Marina 2012-10-01 17:22:01 UTC

Find below the link to Jeffs Blog issued this morning.

Commented Weejohnten in La Marina 2012-10-02 08:57:57 UTC

Just hope it continues i am over from England so will be at the game

Commented Mick in La Marina 2012-10-02 09:11:06 UTC

I did read the link. If I read correct the letter was from 2010 when Jeff was trying to help residents. The difference now is Jeff is a councillor if he does not do what the PP want then he doesn't get what he wants. So he isn't doing it for the residents this time around, his doing it because he can't vote against anything the PP propose or vice versa.

Commented Andi in La Marina 2012-10-02 09:13:24 UTC

seems like the illegal waste has been moved to the recyling area by the quarry bottom of Calle Austrias. an area has been cleared next to this. is this legal ?

Commented phipper16 in La Marina 2012-10-02 09:25:39 UTC

Update on la marina info

A denuncia was issued a few days ago by the two political parties currently in opposition to the PP and PIPN coalition in San Fulgencio after they received many complaints from local residents. As a result, Mayor Carlos Ramirez has been forced to order the extraction of the large garden pruning dumping site situated at the junction of calle Alfredo Kraus and Camino del Convenio in La Marina urbanisation.
Within 72 hours of receiving the denuncia the Mayor instructed Town Hall workers and a contractor to remove all the rotting green waste from this massive dump site to another location. Hastily they loaded it all onto large skips and Lorries and moved it, but not very far, to calle del Bosque, a green park area known to local residents as “The Valley”. The travesty is that this new location for the dump is very close to houses in calle Extramadura and the Marina del Mar urbanisation! Photos taken yesterday of large skips emptying their load onto the hastily prepared grassy plain reveal lots of non biodegradable plastic and other materials that have previously been crushed in an attempt to hide it among the mounds of garden pruning, which has now been tipped onto a designated and protected green zone!

In doing this we believe that the Mayor and the current council has committed a serious ecological transgression by destroying an area of ​​great natural beauty which contravenes local and regional by-laws, transforming it into an unlicensed and illegal dump. The damage that this will cause to the environment and the consequences to people living in the houses nearby and overlooking this tip through pollution, infestations and disturbance is immeasurable. The new dump is located within a large protected environmental green belt area which is of great ecological value, resulting in the destruction of trees and native plants. It is also designated as a flood zone.

The two opposition party groups in San Fulgencio, the APSFU and the PSOE, are looking into imposing legal sanctions against Mayor Carlos Ramirez and the councillor for parks and gardens, Councillor Paulino Herrero, for what is regarded as a crime against the environment.

Commented Andi in La Marina 2012-10-02 16:17:44 UTC

Dumping next to the existing tip in Extremadura has been going on all day. Just moving from one place to another! But this along the valley which they have cleared of flora & forna for everyone else's green rubbish too! Residents along here complained of the Shepherd bringing his sheep along her a couple of years ago and objected to the sheep shit - but obviously preferred the dog shit!! However, this is an eco area and a flood plane, also next to houses. In fact even closer, there is no open land as such - there was before. This is no way eco friendly. The more that protest the better!!

Commented Lol in La Marina 2012-10-02 19:57:58 UTC

This evening I walked past the site just cleared in Convenio - still a putrid stench coming from the rotting vegetation that had been piled up in there. Now the residents near the new site are going to suffer the same. I do not understand why the council are not still using the re cycling site introduced two years ago where waste was regularly taken away in containers. Now they have opened up this new area next to that site which is in view of residents homes and will generate all the problems we have been trying to avoid. Where does the councillor for urbanisations really stand on this matter ? He seems to be just a puppet of the Mayor and PP party - he dare not vote against them.

Commented Ispy in La Marina 2012-10-03 21:10:41 UTC

Jeff Wiszniewski is a complete waste of space. He is suppose to be the peoples representative on the urbanisations, but he is just a puppet of the Mayor. He has lied to so many people, he has 5 personal assistants in his office but rarely do you see them out in the streets with the people. I hope that you are proud of yourself Jeff, although, somehow I think perhaps this is exactly how you want it to be. A quiet life with little to do, just collect your 650 Euros for each meeting you attend 4 or 5 times each month!

Commented Sandra in La Marina 2012-10-06 07:19:21 UTC