The Montecarmelo Neighborhood Association has reported to the City Council the existence of several construction waste (brick, furniture, doors…) existing in various points next to the Cuenca Alta del Manzanares Regional Park, in the area that this natural space It occupies the Fuencarral-El Pardo district, next to the aforementioned neighborhood.

Several of these spills are located in Montecarmelo, so the neighborhood association has asked the Madrid council to remove them as soon as possible.

Fernando Mardones, president of the association, points out that “these discharges are carried out taking advantage of the existence of several accesses to the regional park area.” To which he adds: “this waste is increasingly closer to our homes or schools, and in green areas that are very busy, as is the case around the Fuencarral cemetery, where, curiously, there is a discharge that carries more of three months and of which we continue to wait for the City Council to take some measure in this regard. The health problems are, therefore, more than evident.

According to the neighborhood association, the majority of the discharges are within the limits of the neighborhood, which means that the responsibility falls on the Madrid City Council and the Fuencarral-El Pardo Municipal Board, although one of the discharges could be the responsibility of the Community of Madrid or Seprona, as it is located in one of the tunnels located under the M-40 ring road.

Similarly, the Montecarmelo Neighborhood Association has denounced the existence of a fence, belonging to a private property, that has been erected on the section of the Grand Tour 124 trail as it passes through the old Valdelatas station.

This trail, popularly known as Senda Real, connects the Royal Palace of Madrid with the municipality of Manzanares El Real.

This area has been classified as a long-distance trail in Europe for more than 25 years: it has 47.1 kilometers that run through Madrid, Colmenar Viejo, Miraflores de la Sierra or Manzanares El Real.

According to the neighborhood association, at kilometer 16.5 of the aforementioned route, the path suffers an abrupt cut due to the erection of a wall and a metal fence that prevents its passage and forces you to go backwards and take the old highway. El Pardo to Colmenar Viejo. “The fence serves to enclose a small plot where there are various agricultural materials and a horse,” says the president of the neighborhood association. In fact, the long-distance signage (parallel red and white bands) that is still maintained on the original route, he points out, “has been repainted at different points on the old forest track that connected El Pardo with Colmenar Viejo, today used by hikers. and cyclists.”

On May 11, the Barrio de Montecarmelo neighborhood association organized a visit to the area where Alejandro Sánchez, regional deputy of Más Madrid and Juan García, historical member of Ecologistas en Acción, attended, who were able to see the cut in person. From the visit, the three entities present agreed to carry out initiatives at the municipal level, read district, and in the Assembly of the Community of Madrid to be able to find out the causes of this action by an individual on a path relevant to the capital.

In addition, the Más Madrid deputy promised to include a proposal that would highlight the old train track that connects El Goloso with the now abandoned Valdelatas station, which runs parallel to Senda Real, in order to convert it into a track. green.