Nerja Town Hall has given the go-head for repairs to be carried out at the town’s indoor swimming pool.  The facility has been closed since early April after “deficiencies in the structure” were identified.

The Council has allocated €125,000 to the project which is to be carried out “as soon as possible” but no date has been set for the reopening of the pool.  Opposition councillors have been critical of the time it has taken the socialist-led tripartite coalition in power in Nerja to begin repairs.

The Council has allocated €125,000 to the project which is to be carried out “as soon as possible”

The Partdio Popular, which controlled Nerja when the pool was inaugurated in May 2007, said the present administration led by mayor Rosa Arrabal of the PSOE had displayed “political ineptitude and irresponsibility” in taking almost five months to address the issue.  It added that a meeting held over two years ago with Sport Ministry, it was instructed to prepare a draft technical project to tackle the shortcomings.

Sports councillor Cristina Fernández of Podemos said that since taking office in June 2015, the new council has had to address a number of issues previously ignored by the previous Partido Popular administration, and described the PP’s attitude now as “cynical and manipulative.”  Mayor Rosa Arrabal added that the sports pavilion in which the pool is situated had received “unfavourable technical reports” since the facility was inaugurated, with some faults fixed in recent weeks.