Friday, 1 March 2013

Junta removes grants for conservation of Church and municipal heritage

Work in progress at Jimena castle
Culture department targets buildings used as stages, archaeology activity and acts in historical premises
ANDALUCÍA Once again it is the country's heritage and arts that suffer under the tragic cutbacks resulting from Spain's financial crisis and a consequent 'lack of credit', according to the Junta's official bulletin (BOJA). Thus, grants or subsidies requested by town halls throughout the region to maintain their heritage, carry out archaeological research (in an area that is heavy with Roman, Phoenician and Moorish remains, among others) or renovate their historic scenery have disappeared, together with help given to the Church for the same purpose. At a stroke, the department headed by Luciano Alonso (PP) has ordered the suspension (read 'elimination') of a series of activities and events that have delighted residents and tourists for years.

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