Monday 26th July 2021 – PRESS RELEASE with Mike Smith
Officers from the Policía Local had another week of intense activity and a great demand for their services related to the local bylaw on security and coexistence (see below).
Throughout the week, a total of 134 private parties were broken up for failing to meet with both the local bylaw and specific regulations for the control of COVID-19. And, as reported earlier, the property owners are now being included as responsible subsidiary in investigations.
In addition, several botellones were broken up in several places across the municipality, including Avenida Libertad, Avenida Ultramar and Camí Cabanes. Police officers also confiscated several music systems.
On Friday and Saturday local officers joined with the Guardia Civil on the Paseo David Ferrer in Arenal beach to dismantle large groups of people who were gathering as the nightlife venues in the zone closed.
MUNICIPAL BYLAW OF CITIZEN COEXISTENCE AND SECURITY
Article 57 – Noises generated by people
- Any type of noise-producing activity that can be avoided is prohibited, such as carrying out construction work, DIY work, home repairs or moving furniture, especially between 10.00pm and 8.00am the following day or at times established as rest by municipal authority.
- It is prohibited to shout, sing or yell inside buildings intended for housing between 12.00am (midnight) to 8.00am the following day or at times established as rest by the municipal authority.
- The owners of the properties must do everything possible to prevent the inconvenience that the tenants or occupants of the same may cause to the neighborhood, having to warn them of the obligation to respect the rules of coexistence.
Article 58 – Sound reproduction devices
- Musical devices or instruments must adjust their sound so that they are not audible outside the home in which they are located. In no case may musical instruments be used in homes between 10.00pm and 8.00am the following day or at times established as rest by the municipal authority.
- Notwithstanding, for justified reasons of emergency, necessity or social interest, the carrying out of these activities may be authorized, generically or specifically.
- What is established in this article is applicable to private parties, musical, instrumental or vocal rehearsals and meetings, and dances.
The potential fine for breaching these regulations can be up to 750 euros.