Nerja’s municipal indoor heated swimming pool is on the way to being re-opened. The facility at the Ciudad Deportiva Enrique López Cuenca opened in May 2007 but was closed in April 2018 for “security reasons,” according to the Town Hall administration at that time.

The socialist-led tripartite coalition said then that the problem was the roof which leaks when it rains causing hazardous conditions for users. The present Partido Popular administration said last month that repairs are now to go ahead.

Town planning councillor Nieves Atencio said that one of the Partido Popular’s priorities when it came to office after the local elections in May was to re-open the swimming pool. She added, “We do not understand how it has been closed for a year and a half because of a lack of interest and neglect by the previous administration.”

At the time of its closure, repairs to the pool had an estimated cost of €134,000. However, the town hall has not announced the budget for the forthcoming action, although it says work will begin “as soon as possible,” now that the project has been drawn up, “in record time.”

“We do not understand how it has been closed for a year and a half because of a lack of interest and neglect by the previous administration.”