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ALICANTE’S FREE CHAT CHAIRS… KEEPING PEOPLE CONNECTED

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ALICANTE’S FREE CHAT CHAIRS… KEEPING PEOPLE CONNECTED
Source: ElPeriodic.com

The Spanish city of Alicante provides 50+ free chairs on its famous Explanada for locals and visitors alike to sit in the shade and chat.

The Alicante City Council has commissioned more than 20 double chairs to meet the demand of users in the face of the arrival of good weather.
The chat chairs on the Esplanade have become an instant hit in Alicante at the foot of the palm trees. The Alicante City Council has commissioned more than 20 double chairs to meet the demand of users in the face of the arrival of good weather. Source: MichielDeGooijer
especially in the area surrounding its confluence with La Rambla. With the improvement of the temperature, they have become popular for meetings of neighbours and tourists alike.
The council now maintains around 60 chairs on the emblematic Alantino promenade; especially in the area surrounding its confluence with La Rambla. With the improvement of the temperature, they have become popular for meetings of neighbours and tourists alike. Source: MichielDeGooijer
, proceeding to repair or replace them when necessary, so they are always in perfect condition for those who want to use them.
The City Council performs regular routine inspections of the chairs to check that they are in perfect condition , proceeding to repair or replace them when necessary, so they are always in perfect condition for those who want to use them. Source: MichielDeGooijer
“There are always between 50 and 60 chairs available to citizens, distributed along the Esplanade, especially in the surroundings of the Rambla
Israel Cortés, Councillor for Infrastructure of the City Council, says: “There are always between 50 and 60 chairs available to citizens, distributed along the Esplanade, especially in the surroundings of the Rambla”, Source: MichielDeGooijer
They are made from premium beech wood, which has structural resistance, safety, durability and stability, and is certified guaranteed to come from sustainable forest management practices.
To enable the constant and immediate supply of chairs to meet the needs of citizens, the Alicante City Council purchased at the end of 2018 a batch of 400 folding chairs. They are made from premium beech wood, which has structural resistance, safety, durability and stability, and is certified guaranteed to come from sustainable forest management practices. Source: None
The chairs provide a perfect opportunity to sit outside with friends and family.
As they are portable, they are ideal to sit in the shade The chairs provide a perfect opportunity to sit outside with friends and family. Source: ElPeriodic.com
This stimulates people to connect (and makes the chairs more difficult to steal).
Most of the folding chairs are dual-seaters This stimulates people to connect (and makes the chairs more difficult to steal). Source: ElPeriodic.com
Association of People with Intelligence Limit, whose staff collects them, tying them to several distribution points, and again next morning sets them out along the Esplanade.
The service of deployment and collection of the chairs has been carried out daily by ANILIA: Association of People with Intelligence Limit, whose staff collects them, tying them to several distribution points, and again next morning sets them out along the Esplanade. Source: ElPeriodic.com
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