The Los Realejo Town Halls announced yesterday the imminent start of construction of the livestock fairgrounds in the nucleus of La Cruz del Castaño, works in which the City Council invests 197,776 euros for the intervention in a plot of 5,342 square meters, respecting the agricultural environment in which it sits. The aforementioned plot was recently acquired by the Consistory with the commitment to create a cattle fair space and other multipurpose uses, as demanded by residents of the area.
Given that the plot is located on a significant unevenness, the enclosure will be distributed in terraces creating spaces for the livestock exhibition that can be divided by groups of animals, an area for the traditional dragging, space for fair and exhibition stands and accesses that meet the applicable regulations on accessibility. The terraces will be finished off with stone walls that will be adapted to the terrain by means of steps used for their delimitation and that of the border of the plot with the road with railings of pine wood logs.
The clearing and clearing of the land has already begun. It also includes the displacement of a low-tension wooden post, the staking out of the retaining walls that coincide with the existing slopes to minimize earth movements, the execution of the aforementioned walls, the compaction of earth in the designated area. to the cattle drag track, execution of the hearth in the animal blessing area and the enclosure of the terraces and spaces delimited by groups of animals with wooden railings, handrails and uprights.
«The project, supported by the neighborhood petition itself, has as a premise the minimum impact and maximum respect for the agricultural environment of special significance in which the aforementioned plot is located, a place with a deep-rooted holiday tradition every first weekend in September, where homage is paid to the work of the primary sector and ancestral trades, “said the councilor for Urbanism of Los Realejos, Laura Lima.