Campoamor residents get organised to fight for better public services

Residents of Campoamor, a residential development in Orihela, on the South Costa Blanca (Valencian Region), have set up an association to fight for better services from the local government. The association brings together more than 80 communities of owners, and a total of more than 1,000 residents.

The association has been set up to ensure “permanent collaboration in the improvement and maintenance of the urbanisation,” according to Antonio Rodríguez Villanueva, head of the association. The association will improve communication between all residents and with the local authority.

Residents of La Dehesa de Campoamor have realised that, though municipal services are supposed to be taken for granted, you get more attention from the town hall if you get organised and push for it. Residents of other large urbanisations around Spain may soon follow Campoamor’s lead.

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Mark Stücklin is a Barcelona-based Spanish property market analyst, and author of the 'Spanish Property Doctor' column in the Sunday Times (2005 - 2008). He can be reached by email on ms@spanishpropertyinsight.com. All articles published in good faith as a general guide but no substitute for professional advice. Please read the SPI disclaimer

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