Elche has maintained its prohibition of bonfires on the seashores of the municipality, a transfer that was launched as a part of Covid security protocols, however now because of environmental and delinquent considerations, in line with the mayor of Elche, Carlos González.
As soon as the sanitary restrictions had been lifted, the native authorities group determined to “nip an issue within the bud” that, in line with Mayor Carlos González has justified as “environmental”, was additionally on account of safety and cleanliness.
The city corridor has seen how 12 months after 12 months, the city witnessed a rise in incidents associated to extra alcohol, particularly in minors, and with the excessive degree of particles and waste left by the social gathering on the coast, as could possibly be seen the following day.
However these final two points haven’t been explicitly talked about by the mayor of Elche, who has appeared with the Councillor for Citizen Safety, Ramón Abad. “We take into account that it’s completely essential to protect the state of our seashores and, on the identical time, bonfires pose a critical threat to safety from the viewpoint of stopping forest fires as a result of proximity to our pine forests”, he mentioned in allusion, above all, to La Marina seaside, one of the frequented.
Due to this fact, “and given these circumstances”, this 12 months solely the presence of individuals on the seashores on the Night time of San Juan might be authorised. González has clarified that “it’s about making enjoyment on our seashores appropriate, one thing that appears to us a wonderful various for that night time, however expressly and strictly prohibiting the making of bonfires on the coast to keep away from fires.”
As well as, the mayor has referred to as for particular person and collective duty “for a reasonable and accountable consumption of alcoholic drinks on that night time”, with particular concern for minors and younger individuals, teams that in earlier festivities often take over incidents on this regard.
Lastly, the Council is getting ready a particular safety and cleansing system for the Night time of San Juan, for which one of the huge influxes to the seashores lately is anticipated. The target is to ensure the protection of the attendees, in addition to to ensure that the seashores are prepared for bathing in a couple of hours.
Nonetheless, for those who do need to maintain a seaside bonfire, then the neighbouring city of Santa Pola could also be an possibility, as bonfires might be allowed on the night time of Thursday 23 June, though it’ll solely be on two seashores, playa de Levante, positioned within the historic centre, and on Gran Playa, however not on Playa Lisa or Carabassí. For this Night time of San Juan, the city will delimit the perimeter with fenced and guarded areas to stop bonfires from being lit on different seashores.