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Offline Mr Max

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Beaches, Pavements and things
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  • So, Guia have their beach back less than a month after the storms devistated it, new sand, rocks cleared repairs made just in time for the Easter holidays. 100,000 euros worth of works apparently.

    Our lot have now stopped doing the pavements with their jolly nice crazy paving and appear to be finishing the job they started nicely by sticking down some black tarmac over the old slippery pavement tiles (although there are a few pretty white stones in there).  Wonder how long the tarmac will last when the summer sun gets on it.

    Next question is our beach - 6 months now since the trajedy, did the survey ever get done, is their a plan of action yet, or is council now so totally broke that they are hoping everything will just go away and fix itself?




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  • The Council can't be that broke - they are replacing the lamposts in LG at a cost of 202,000 euros!  Unfortunately, this involves making holes in the nice new paving. There are also two nice new benches in C. Palmera so that you can sit and watch all the cars passing that have been mis-directed by the new signs that all point in the wrong direction!



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  • I thought the signs had all been sorted?  Cllr Steve said so three years back?

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  • I thought the signs had all been sorted?  Cllr Steve said so three years back?

    New signs were erected about three months ago.  Unfortunately, the signs in LG mostly point the wrong way!  For example, the one at C. Geranio suggests the church is where the Royal Sun used to be.  C. Tabaiba and C. Palmera now apparently lead to the town and beaches. The result is that dozens of tourists every day explore the length of these cul-de-sacs looking for the church, town and/or beach.  Commercial vehicles including petrol tankers, buses and ambulances even take the wrong turning(s) and have to reverse back out on to the main road. Cllr Steve has checked this out for himself and agress 100 percent, but getting something done about it is entirely another matter.  Meanwhile, safety is compromised, tourism in LG takes another hit and local residents continue to be put at risk by the additional traffic.

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    After our meeting back in march 2008, I quickly informed the councilor responsible for the traffic for Santiago Del Teide area.
    We arranged a meeting and went to C.Palmera and C.Tabaiba, we both agreed with you the there was a misleading sign. On our decision we phoned the maintenance department who came out the next day and took down the sign.
    One week later I asked a resident of C.Palmera if there was a reduction in lost traffic and he said there was.
    The local council of Santiago Del Teide always puts its people?s safety and standard of living very high up in our priority
    When you come over again in October  I  hope  you  do  see a difference in the  flow of  traffic in both  roads.
    Looking forward to your response.

                                                        Stephen Gerald McKenna



    So, just to correct my understanding of this, given the austere climate these days....

    You met the Cllr, he looked at the signs and agreed, the maintenance dept came the next day and removed the offending item.... Some time later the council came back, replaced some signs, including the mis-leading one, with new ones, this time all pointing in the wrong direction?

    I don't disblieve you for a moment - not here anyway!!!!

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        Re: Questions for the council (real names and addresses must be supplied)
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    Answer Question 1

    After our meeting back in march 2008, I quickly informed the councilor responsible for the traffic for Santiago Del Teide area.
    We arranged a meeting and went to C.Palmera and C.Tabaiba, we both agreed with you the there was a misleading sign. On our decision we phoned the maintenance department who came out the next day and took down the sign.
    One week later I asked a resident of C.Palmera if there was a reduction in lost traffic and he said there was.
    The local council of Santiago Del Teide always puts its people?s safety and standard of living very high up in our priority
    When you come over again in October  I  hope  you  do  see a difference in the  flow of  traffic in both  roads.
    Looking forward to your response.

                                                        Stephen Gerald McKenna



    So, just to correct my understanding of this, given the austere climate these days....

    You met the Cllr, he looked at the signs and agreed, the maintenance dept came the next day and removed the offending item.... Some time later the council came back, replaced some signs, including the mis-leading one, with new ones, this time all pointing in the wrong direction?

    I don't disblieve you for a moment - not here anyway!!!!

    Sorry, but it's true.  I was trying to bring you up to date on the situation.  Yes, after the misleading sign was removed the situation improved slightly.  Someone then erected a "cul-de-sac" sign at the end of C Palmera on their own initiative (apparently with Council blessing) and I am told that the situation improved further in C. Palmera.  Then someone stole the sign  (not a Council worker - the culprit was seen doing it!).  Meanwhile, the Cllr had promised new signs.  They were duly installed recently but, as the Cllr himself fully agrees, they point the wrong way.  So now the situation is now considerably worse than ever.  Again, the Cllr is aware of this and I understand he is trying to get the situation resolved.  I don't envy him his job though.  So, these are the facts as of today, believe it or not.  If you don't believe me, have a look for yourself and observe the traffic confusion at the end of C. Tabaiba/C. Palmera.  11 am on a Sunday is peak time.  Just don't stand too close!

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  • LOL

    Like I said above - disbelieve you for a single moment !!

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  • Sorry Mr Max, I misinterpreted your double negative first time!

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  • No problema

    Now, back to the cliffs and the beach and other important tourism things...... Guia have their beach back in, I would suggest, record time....

    Anyone know how is LG's beach coming along??

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  • Heard Puerto Santiago has had all new pavements - hoping to check them out this weekend.

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  • Varadero area has had new crazy-paving pavements, much more practical than the printed tarmac jobs in LG which are already showing signs of deterioration.

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  • The latest report, from the Mayor's own lips, is that work will start on Los Guios beach and cliffs in April and be completed in July.  He doesn't specify which year though.  I noticed a large pipe being laid from the road down to the beach last week.  Possibly for pumping concrete through?