Welcome to 2020 and goodbye to 2019.
During 2019 we saw the election of one of our residents and a member of the Residents Association
to Mazarrón council and appointed as Councillor for Camposol and Foreign residents.
We saw the new Mazarrón council agree to the setting up of a round table to include representation
from Murcia Region, Confederación Hidrográfica, Mazarrón council and Camposol Residents
We saw a road sweeper after the elections working on Camposol.
We saw a major police presence on Camposol of the local policia for a short period of time who were
instrumental in removing uninsured cars, fining drivers for illegal parking, catching drunk drivers and
We saw repairs to the pavements by Aqualia prompted by Gaspar Miras Lorente with help from the
We saw potholes on the main roads repaired by the new council.
We saw the mosquito bug sprayers at work on Camposol.
We saw numerous meetings called and attended by Silvana Buxton and Gaspar Miras Lorente with
the residents to discuss issues and problems.
We saw areas of Camposol get lighting switched on for the first time but alas we saw major black
outs after the latest Gota Fria and some unexplained activity which is currently being investigated.
We saw the new Council team publish a budget for Camposol for 2020. The first time a budget has
been apportioned to Camposol. Although the budget was for 2020 as the new council were not
responsible for setting the 2019 budget.
We saw meetings between the CRA and the Council re-instated after waiting for 3 years for the
Town Hall having nothing to say to us.
So moving onto 2020 we received the shock news that residents had in their deeds a clause
concerning Community of Owners … which is not an Entity, but to some parties is described as one.
This meant that we had Private and Public roads to contend with and the residents had a
responsibility for maintenance within their community.
We now have a community that is in a state of angst and anger with the new Council and despite the
fact that their various representatives (estate agents, solicitors, notaries) let them down in the past
for not pointing this out.
The CRA have been in talks with lawyers and other urbanisations about how these communities
work and whether they are necessary.
The CRA have campaigned long and hard over the past 10 years or more to try and resolve all the
issues on Camposol and every time we seem to have made a break through another rug gets pulled
from under us or another issue comes to the fore.
Those new to Camposol will not appreciate the avenues explored in the past by residents and the
CRA so to go into them now is only repeating history and would need a whole new report. We need
to concentrate on the future and what can be done.
So moving forward – the CRA committee met with Silvana Buxton and Gaspar Miras Lorente on
Saturday 4 th January 2020 and spent two hours discussing the issues of Camposol and an approach
on updating the residents on progress.
Items discussed included fin De Obras, Community of Owners, Roads, Lighting, Bridge between B
and C, Priorities, Round Table, Budgets, water issues, street markings, regular meetings, Rambla,
local council office on Camposol and dates for future meetings.
For clarity regarding fin de obras or the final work certificate is a document that proves that the
works for which a work license has been requested are finished. This document must be signed by
the construction manager and the construction execution director. Usually, in building works, the
construction manager is an architect and the construction manager is a technical architect. So the
council have no say in completing fin de obras.
Community of Owners – this would seem to be an imposition which we have no control over. We as
an organisation are far from happy with our members having to comply with this especially as the
infrastructure on Camposol has never been completed. So we are going to ask our members what do
you want to do as there would appear to be only 3 options open to us. 1) Sign up. 2) Find a way to
avoid this process – which could mean lots more action through the courts or through European
channels, which we are exploring but we are up against the statute of limitations, process and
finding the money to facilitate this. 3) Do both.
Bearing in mind that we have already taken our problems to the region and we have a Round Table
Process to follow and we have a new council who whilst cash strapped are still prepared to find
funds to do their bit. This leads quite nicely onto budget.
Lighting has a budget of €160k which has been reviewed by Capti but now has to go out to tender as
part of proper process which is something the previous Council bodies failed to do.
Another project that has been estimated and that is finishing Avda de Los Covachos and that comes
in at €365k and a further project pavements and parks has been costed at €150k … so you can see
just 3 projects are going to bust the budget for next year so there will need to be a carryover of
works. In addition, some serious remedial works need to be done as a matter of urgency on the
bridge between B and C and it’s hoped that this work will be done through insurance as the bridge
has a 10 year cover.
The Round Table will be dealing with the bigger projects and the first one slated is the Rambla on D.
Some remedial work done to a run off in Totana may have reduced the risk of another flood
happening but this needs to be validated.
We have suggested dates going forward to meet with Silvana and Gaspar as follows 15th February,
21st March, 18th April, 16th May, 20th June.
It was a very worthwhile meeting for gathering information and to let Gaspar and Silvana know that
whilst thanking them for their efforts we will be keeping a watchful eye and pressure on to see
significant changes to Camposol and our relationship with the Town Hall and the Round Table.
So here’s hoping things will continue to improve and that the momentum will increase over this year
and years to come.
Happy New Year and best wishes for a bright future.