Bigastro Socialists issued a press release last week denouncing the filthy state and lack of maintenance in the town cemetery following the recent All-Saints Day commemorations.

They say that the standards achieved by the municipal cleaning team are unacceptable despite the  town hall appointing private contractors to take care of burials and exhumations, and thereby releasing municipal staff to focus on maintenance and on cleaning,

The PSOE also criticised the lack of repairs around the site saying that the council justification to appoint the private contractors had failed miserably. The avenues around the cemetery are dirty and the refuse containers and surrounding areas are full of dried flowers. They accuse the councillor responsible, Jose Manuel Maiquez, of shirking his responsibilities.