Let me introduce myself a bit, as a picture doesn’t always tell the story.
My name is Helene Akerman; I am Swedish but lived in England for many years. I am a mother of two boys, speak 4 languages and came here to Orihuela Costa in 2013 to do my placement year abroad while studying for a BA Honors in Spanish and French. I fell in love with the place but was appalled at how disregarded and neglected this beautiful area was.
I joined CLARO in 2014 and was on their candidate list as no 12, but unfortunately at that time it wasn’t to be and we fell short of 30 votes to get a representative in the Orihuela Town Hall.
I am now the first female president of CLARO and I am on a mission. In simple terms, little to nothing has changed in Orihuela Costa in the last 4 years. Basic services are not up to standard i.e. roads and general maintenance and rubbish collection, (SUMA tax) in a neglectful state, Public services like CDM being given to private contractors putting extortionate prices not within affordability for young families and pensioners, still no Emergency Centre, no police service, fire and ambulance service appropriate for the amount of people that live here, multicultural auditorium etc.. the list goes on and on.
More than anything, I’d like to encourage people who can vote to do so.. it’s important and on a local level things can change with the right intentions.
So, if you'd like, I’d be happy to come and speak to you? You can email me personally and I’d be happy to help. Help you with the voting process, help you answer any questions you might have etc.. I, like you, want to better this beautiful place we live in, and if I get the opportunity, I will do my best.
Please let me know if I can help, if you want me to come and have a brief talk about the issues that concern where you live.