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The smooth running of the Monumental Nativity Scene demands a series of tasks which, while they may go unseen by the visiting public, are absolutely essential in order to achieve the intended end result.
Permission must first be requested from Telefónica S.A. to cover over their telephone boxes, incorporating them within the scenes where they are located.
Special electrical installations are also designed and implemented to provide proper lighting for the Nativity Scene, as well as background music. Posts, connections, extension arms, cables, distribution boards, spotlights and concrete bases for streetlights are among the other elements likewise incorporated within the landscape created by the Nativity Scene.
Once the corresponding permission has been requested from the Ministry of the Interior, the municipal telecommunications network is used to set up a security camera system linked to the central Municipal Police station, to oversee the security of the Nativity Scene staging and figures, preventing possible acts of vandalism, which may on occasion tend to occur.
During the Christmas period the bars and restaurants remove tables and chairs from their terraces on the streets housing the different parts of the Nativity Scene. Advertisements and smaller items of street furniture are likewise removed by shops and businesses to create the right image for the Nativity Scene.
The Municipal Police have the task of installing barriers, blocking off streets and diverting traffic, as well as on-site and video camera security.
We should lastly point out that the Local Authority currently has two warehouses leased on the Matacuervos Industrial Estate, to store some of the figures and constructions used. Plenty more material is kept in small municipal storerooms and on the premises of the Civil Guard Academy.