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The 16th century balustrade that crowned the Santa María tower in Lorca could have disappeared (12/07/2018)

The spokesman of the Municipal Group of IU-V, Pedro Sosa, has appeared this morning before the media to denounce what seems a new gaffe in the restoration projects of the most important elements of the historical and cultural heritage of Lorca.

Sosa has advanced that the millionaire investments that have been executed and are still being executed in Lorca in terms of rehabilitation of cultural heritage, far from being channeled through a comprehensive and comprehensive plan that intelligently addresses the situation in the historic heart of Lorca, have been limited to an unconnected sum of specific actions in churches and historical houses without any order, or concert, and without following a systematic plan of recovery of what is undoubtedly one of the greatest potentials of Lorca on which the local governments of PP and PSOE have not known or have not wanted to act to date.

But in addition to that circumstance, Sosa points out, it is not the first time that some restoration works have been carried out badly, and, without asking for any responsibility, it has been necessary to re-budget and spend new millions of dollars on them.

The case of the Palacio de Guevara is the paradigm of this that point from IU-V, with the not insignificant addition that we always have behind large companies from outside Lorca, which resort to subcontracting and it seems that the least it matters, before a public administration so little diligent and demanding, it is the quality of the executions.

The new complaint of IU-V is now focused on the restoration of the tower of the Church of Santa Maria.

The tower was crowned by a 16th-century balustrade very similar to the one in the ambulatory of Saint Patrick.

That balustrade required a deep restoration process, with replacement of missing elements, but, far from it, what seems to have been done is to completely eliminate the original elements and replace them with a new balustrade.

It is a way of proceeding unorthodox and not right, says Sosa, who wants to know what happened to the balustrade of the sixteenth century, why the original elements have not been respected, and what has been the fate of all this set of historical stones.

In IU-V they also ask themselves if these stones today are in a rubbish dump next to the tiles of twenty bathrooms, if they have been alienated or if someone has taken them to sell them or to decorate patios or private gardens.

Sosa recalled that, again, the electoral horizon of next year, seems to mark the rhythm of the works of rehabilitation of important elements of our cultural heritage, when the works that affect it should be accommodated exclusively to technical criteria and the good completion of the same.

Also, tangentially, the mayor of IU-V has criticized that the work may have been visited by the two government delegates, one from the PP and another from the PSOE, which the Region of Murcia has had during the course of the same, and that opposition groups are never invited.

Source: IU-verdes Lorca

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