A support service for beach cleaning is to be advertised by Orihuela council, with the one-year contract worth 315 thousand euros.
Orihuela government team spokesman Rafael Almagro said the contract would provide extra back-up for services during the high season and holidays, as well as cover for leave and illness amongst current cleaning staff.
“This is an important reinforcement during the high season to provide a more effective service,” added Almagro.
The state of Orihuela Costa’s beaches has been a regular bone of contention with the council facing a stream of complaints from community groups and opposition political parties.
The authority is to also advertise a year-long contract for the pruning collection service.