By John Smith •
Published: 11 Feb 2021 • 15:54
The Councillor and police chief at the scene
Credit: Torremolinos Council
STANDING at the spot of a recently cleared illegal camp site, Torremolinos Councillor for Security, Antonio Ruiz, together with the chief inspector of the Local Police, José Miguel Ávila explained their decision.
There had been a mass eviction of some 30 motorhomes and vans that had camped in an area of Los Alamos which is not equipped for this purpose and which represented a potential health hazard for local residents.
“The Torremolinos Town Hall wants to ensure that the regulations are complied with. We respect the right of any person to sleep in their motorhome but we cannot allow irregular campsites to be created,” explained Antonio Ruiz.
The action was taken earlier in the week by Local Police officers who confirmed that the motorhomes, vans and even a trailer were camped improperly in the field.
“It is a health hazard. The permitted areas must have water collection facilities, among other things”, the Councillor pointed out and confirmed that this action was demanded by neighbouring residents and establishments in the area.
In view of this situation, the Council has begun talks with groups and private companies interested in setting up spaces in the municipality that comply with the regulations and allow this group to camp within the law.
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