- Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:47 pm
In a last-minute decision, the town hall of Torrevieja announced on Wednesday lunchtime that people will not be allowed to make bonfires on any of the beaches in Torrevieja for the popular San Juan fiestas this weekend – in concrete on the night of Saturday 23 June.
Councillor for beaches, Javier Manzanares, said that the government team had come to this decision in a bid to protect the state of the beaches before the arrival of tourists for the summer season.
He added that each year after the San Juan fiesta the beaches are left in a terrible state, which is made worse by the thousands of spikes and screws that are left in the sand.
In order to prevent any bonfires being set on fire, the police will apply a special substance to the sand that prevents materials catching alight.
Local police will be patrolling the beaches and anyone caught breaking this regulation could be fined anywhere between 750€ and 3,000€.
Is this a spoof?? how is this supposed to work re the application of fire retardant substance on the beach ??