Al-Portel – Association of Defense of the Environment and Cultural Heritage of São Brás de Alportel and the Passos family will promote a conversation about the historical center of São Sebastião on Saturday, June 1st.
«The progress and the preservation of the collective memory in São Brás de Alportel» is the theme that gives the motto for joint reflection, open to all citizens and planned for São Sebastião, at 5:30 p.m.
"The importance of historic centers is unanimous, both for political power and for citizens, but this consensus disappears when it comes to rehabilitating it," the association said.
In São Brás de Alportel, the renovation of the historic center included works on the São Sebastião square and Gago Coutinho street.
"The controversy was ignited and left unresolved issues still awaiting the fulfillment of the town council promises made at the time," said the Al-Portel association, arguing that the municipal commission for Preservation of the Historic Center of São Brás de Alportel, created in 2012, has not fulfilled its mission.
"It is therefore urgent to reflect on the work done, problems and solutions and on the future of the preservation of this patrimony so important for all," concludes the association.