Bid for “pueblo” status
The Santa Cruz areas of Taganana and San Andrés should be recognised as villages in their own right.
The city council is being urged to approve the call from the municipal group of CC-PNC-CCN and the Socialists.
The motion says that despite the close association of San Andrés with Santa Cruz de Tenerife since 1850, it retains its own deeprooted identity. This is reflected in its architectural heritage, culture and sports, including the church, tower or castle and quay.
The same is said to apply to Taganana, affiliated to Santa Cruz since 1877.
The proposal says both communities have counted on local facilities such as police, a cemetery, Justice of the Peace and Civil Registration, together with the preservation of traditions, customs and craftwork.