20 Nov, 2020 @ 16:15
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Spanish victory as Costa Blanca council backs down from sole Valencian version of town name

Spanish Victory As Costa Blanca Council Backs Down On Using Single Valencian Version Of Town Name

VILLAJOYOSA council has done a U-turn on a decision to call the municipality purely by its Valencian language name of La Vila Joiosa.

A September council meeting saw the proposal pass by a vote, but ratification did not happen at this week’s plenary meeting, as the ruling left-wing coalition withdrew their proposal.

Opposition parties, the Partido Popular and Ciudadanos, claimed that the change of heart was down to ‘mass opposition’ from Villajoyosa residents.

A petition was launched by a national Spanish-language group, Hablamos Español to block the change.

They say they will continue to collect signatures just in case the issue resurfaces again in the future.

Alex Trelinski

Alex worked for 30 years for the BBC as a presenter, producer and manager. He covered a variety of areas specialising in sport, news and politics. After moving to the Costa Blanca over a decade ago, he edited a newspaper for 5 years and worked on local radio.

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