Following a first working session of the new Sitges ‘coastal management board’, it will be meeting again before 15 December, with the aim of evaluating the action proposals that will be presented by those involved.
Despite the fact that the Sitges Town Council wants this board to be permanently in operation, the winter months can be key in defining what actions should be taken.
The local councillor for environmental action and ecological transition, Carme Gasulla Blanco, said that ‘the tone of the first meeting was very respectful and that is very positive’, adding that ‘relevant data from everyone has been provided’. Gasulla indicated that ‘the board is clear that we are working towards a common goal and the actions we agree on will be brought to the attention of the municipal government’.
The meeting of the board brought together representatives of the town council, the Hospitality Association, the Save the Beaches platform, environmental organisations and other citizens, as well as the participation of those responsible for coasts, ports and the environmental service of Vilanova i la Geltrú. A second session will be set up before 15 December where the action plans that everyone believes should be developed will be presented and discussed.
Prior to the next meeting, members of the board will also share information on how to deal with the sand that accumulates at the mouth of the Port of Aiguadolç, as well as an insight on what happens when the sand is removed from this point, combined with the environmental impact of depositing sand from the port on the beaches.
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