Piled-Up Seaweed Sanction In Calpe

COMPLAINTS: Seaweed spoiled beach experience Photo credit: Calpe town hall

CALPE town hall intends to fine the concessionary company that cleans the resort’s beaches. 
The town hall maintains that the company failed to comply with its contract obligations late last July after officials from the Beaches department saw piles of seaweed that had been brought to the shore after a period of heavy seas. 
The town notified the company, asking it to remove the accumulated seaweed although the concessionary took three days to carry out the request. 
Although the piled-up Posidonia Oceanica (Neptune Grass) was not a danger to the public and there was no risk of polluting the sand, the town hall had received numerous complaints from beachgoers, municipal sources explained. 
Other Marina Baja beaches experienced the same problem although in the case of Denia, for instance, the town hall was initially reluctant to remove the seaweed for environmental reasons. 
According to one of the technical clauses in the contract agreed by the beach-cleaning firm and the town hall, any breach of its terms would incur a fine.  In the present case the town hall is considering a €6,000 for “two grave lapses,” the same municipal sources said. 
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