By Cathy Elelman • 04 March 2020 • 15:51
PALMA city council is planning to step up controls to prevent drunken or excessive behaviour in the so-called ‘Dutch zone’ of the beach this holiday season.
The city authority has approved the extension of the times for special surveillance of the area to between 1am and 8am, rather than starting at 5am.
The declaration of this part of the coast as a zone of special tourist interest will be effective from Abril 1 to September 30. In the area identified as potentially attracting drunken tourism there will be a ban on allowing the consumption of alcohol outside establishments and businesses will be obliged to inform customers to have respect for local residents.
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Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.
Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.
Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.
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