The Municipal Conservatory of Music and Dance of Benidorm resume their academic activity this Monday in various municipal offices, after last Friday the closure of the facilities of both centers was decreed “for precaution and security” due to the evolution of a crack in dependencies of the bullring. The Councilor for Education, Maite Moreno, has reported that “the classroom activity of the Dance Conservatory is restored in the facilities of the José Llorca Linares social center and the Palau d’Esports l’Illa, while in the case of Music training, the activity will be combined telematics with face-to-face in different dependencies of the central building of the City Hall”.
Moreno has stressed that “it is a provisional transfer, waiting for the municipal technicians to determine the possible effect of the evolution of this crack, which is located in facilities outside the Conservatories, and the structure of that point of the bullring is ensured to resume the normal activity of both centers with total security guarantees ”.
The mayor has indicated that “during the weekend and this morning the reorganization of educational services has been planned, including the adaptation of the spaces in which the classes will take place, so that students do not miss a single day of study and can continue their training in the best possible conditions ”. Moreno has clarified that “the Management of both centers will communicate to the families of the students the spaces assigned to each group.”
As Moreno has recalled, from the City Council The crack was being intervened, which is located on the east side of the bullring and that it is external to the facilities of the Conservatories. As a result of this monitoring, which has been carried out by the University of Alicante since 2018, it was detected on Friday that although the witnesses who controlled the crack have not undergone any change, there has been a variation in its direction.
For this reason, the mayor, Toni Pérez, decreed on Friday the closure “temporary, for precaution and security” from the Conservatories facilities, as well as from the nearby entrances to the l’Aigüera park.
The City Council has planned act in the bullring through funds from the Sustainable and Integrative Urban Development Strategy (EDUSI) with a rehabilitation project that includes the construction of an outbuilding and with which a large multicultural and multifunctional space will be generated in which the central library, a youth center and a hotel for associations will coexist. On March 29, the technical offices that will be in charge of drafting the project will be presented.
Likewise, we are waiting for the Generalitat Valenciana to finalize and deliver to the City Council the first phase of the cultural center, in whose dependencies both conservatories will be installed. The Valencian government has promised to finish these works in May, after which the City Council will proceed to equate the building and move the conservatories.
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