By John Smith • 23 July 2020 • 13:42
Live cameras on beaches
Credit: San Roque Council
THE municipality of San Roque has 17 kilometres of beach front (with four blue flag beaches) covering Puente Mayorga and Campamento and then Alcaidesa to Sotogrande and Torreguadiaro so there is plenty of choice of which beach to visit
Its mayor, Juan Carlos Ruiz Boix, recognises that these are very popular beaches, attracting literally thousands of visitors and in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, the council has increased the amount spent on the beaches this year to €1.5 million.
Not only has it been strengthening existing services such as cleaning and citizen security but three new services have been launched. One is through the Internet, and includes an application for mobile devices, which reports on the capacity of each beach, the flag that flies (red, amber or green) and wind speed.
Next, a public address system has also been installed to remind beach goers of the rules that must be followed and now video cameras have been installed in prime areas that attract the most visitors so at a glance, you can see how busy each area is.
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Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica.
Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene.
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