The individuals of Bordeaux have bitter recollections of the final heatwave. So, whereas on Thursday July 30 the temperatures have been approaching 40 ° C, all eyes have been on the brand new municipality and the options it intends to supply.
In the summertime of 2019, the previous mayor of Bordeaux, Nicolas Florian, changed on June 28 by the ecologist Pierre Hurmic – placing an finish to seventy-three years of governance on the suitable -, had put in together with his group a shade home at Place Pey -Berland. In entrance of the city corridor, about fifty potted bushes (laurels, hibiscus and olive bushes) had been scattered, embellished with canvases, whereas, on July 23, 2019, the mercury indicated 42.6 ° C at four p.m., beating the earlier one document set through the heatwave that hit France in 2003.
The system shortly provoked anger and sarcasm, beginning with the affiliation Aux Timber, Residents. "It has grow to be a leitmotif, it’s the metropolis of stone, we’re extraordinarily pleased with this stunning blond stone. However we don't care about these stunning facades if tomorrow the air is totally unbreathable and we begin to have public well being issues ", stated Sandra Barrère, president of the affiliation.
Pierre Hurmic, then within the opposition, had ridiculed the mayor, denouncing "A coverage of small steps and small pots".
The brand new group simply put in, Didier Jeanjean, deputy in control of nature within the metropolis and peaceable neighborhoods, unveiled a heatwave plan that sparked robust reactions from the opposition. The 48-year-old elected official from civil society didn’t conceal the ins and outs of this emergency plan, which befell in just some weeks. These potted bushes, which belong to the inexperienced areas of Bordeaux, “I'm going to place them in strategic locations. The concept is to not enhance Place Pey-Berland for communication functions, however to be helpful ", he defined.
Thus, in sure very mineral locations, the deputy needs "Generate a little bit shade, in order that the individuals of Bordeaux can go and settle there, make it nice", specifically on the latest Place Tourny within the metropolis middle. But additionally "On the Victoire, and Place André-Meunier, the place we are going to set up misters. We recycle the white sails put in final yr in Pey-Berland and potted bushes. We tried to create areas that have been each humid and shady, and slightly in appropriate locations ".
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