Despite the chilly mornings the teams have been out clearing the streets and weeding the green areas. We are extending the gravelled area opposite the new Salud and are delighted to see two new waste bins outside the building and very little rubbish around the area now!
We had a very upsetting incident in early February when two trees were stolen from the Garden of Remembrance. One was planted in memory of the Reverend David Holley, a founder member of the Garden, and the other in memory of Carol who worked as a volunteer in Zone 2. Naturally her husband is very distressed, and we are all horrified that anyone could do such a despicable thing. Whoever took the trees fortunately left the commemorative plaques and we will replace these trees. We cannot allow ourselves to be beaten by such callousness.
Our main, regular source of income is the bookstall held every Friday outside the shops on A. We have been informed by the Council that, when the new cultural centre is opened at the beginning of March we will have to remove our books from their storage place in the former Homeowners Office, which is owned by the Council, as they need to use it. We have been offered a space in the cultural centre but do not feel it appropriate to run the bookstall there. Moving it away from the commercial centre on Sector A will have an effect on the bars and shops. The Friday bookstall has proved very popular with many people both from within Camposol and further afield who come to browse, shop and chat. Most importantly, as I have already stated, it provides a very necessary income to enable us to carry out work in the area. We understand there are no plans at present for a takeover by the Council of these duties so; unless you want to see the area become run down and untidy we have to carry on. We are looking at all sorts of alternatives for book storage and if you have any ideas, or can help in any way, please let us know. We need to keep the bookstall on A.
Dotcom.World & Luz de Sol have offered us permanent storage in the back of Dotcom.Worlds place and we have our stall outside their premises if it’s raining! This is absolutely wonderful news and we are deeply indebted to them for this kind act.