The Popular Party (PP) in the Cabildo de Tenerife has criticized this Monday that the initial budget allocated to the conservation of the historical and cultural heritage of the island has decreased by 34.9%, going from 4,362,707 euros in 2021 to 2,839,024 euros this year.
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In a statement, the councilor Águeda Fumero has demanded that the Insular Plan for Historical and Cultural Heritage be launched with lines of work that guarantee adequate conservation both directly from the Cabildo itself, and by facilitating the means for entities to do so. public or private individuals or legal entities.
Fumero recalls that in November 2021 it was unanimously approved that the aforementioned Insular Plan for Historical and Cultural Heritage be promoted, giving continuity to the one that was in force between 2016 and 2020, promoting and updating projects and seeking consensus with the municipalities but as of today , he affirms, the Cabildo has not yet executed that agreement.
No heritage catalogs
One of the most “worrying” aspects for the Popular Party is that three years after approving the Canary Islands Heritage Law, which establishes that the administrations must have their catalogs of historical and cultural heritage, neither the Cabildo itself nor many municipalities have the same“, despite the fact that “it is a tool imposed by the law, and that serves to have an inventory of the assets that must be conserved and protected from the administration“.
On this issue, Fumero wonders “what is the use of legislating, if not even the Cabildo complies with what the regulations say.”
The Popular Party counselor calls for “a more active role of the Cabildo, not only to develop its own catalog, but also to provide financial and technical support to those municipalities that do not have the capacity to develop it.”
Fumero recalls that “from the Cabildo some financing lines have been preserved for the rehabilitation and maintenance of heritage for the Church and individuals, but there has been no continuity in collaboration with the municipalities to carry out actions of this type.
“It is the responsibility of the Cabildo to conserve and administer the historical and cultural heritage of the island, for which it is essential to define an island policy in terms of conservation and restoration of historical heritage, executing the necessary works for this purpose, and if necessary, in collaboration and coordination with the Government of the Canary Islands or with other public administrations”, he concludes.