Cheeky beachgoers to be fined for holding spaces

Free space: Punishing those who leave their belongings to reserve spaces Credit: Shutterstock

AUTHORITIES in Torrox have been pursuing those who leave their belongings on the beachfront to reserve spaces and go home to eat or take a nap. This summer, the town hall is intensifying the controls to end this practice, with the aim of guaranteeing space for the maximum permitted, avoiding the risk of contagion.
Last weekend, both the Local Police and Proteccion Civil have focused on the two most popular beaches, those of Ferrara and El Morche.
So far, a hundred sanctions have been imposed. The removed items can be recovered by the bathers in a municipal deposit upon payment.
“This year we add the issue of the Covid-19 as an additional reason to be responsible and not to leave items that occupy a space that, for reasons of capacity and distance, can be used by other users,” they said from the town hall in a statement. Actions of this type are also taking place in Vélez-Málaga.

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