Preparing to ensure that Turre (Almeria) enjoys safe San Francisco fiestas

Preparing to ensure that Turre (Almeria) enjoys safe San Francisco fiestas

TURRE FIESTAS: Mayor, government delegate, Guardia Civil and police forces discuss safety measures Photo credit: Turre town hall

JOSE MARIA MARIN, the central government’s sub-delegate to Almeria recently co-presided a meeting of Turre’s Public Safety Board.

Marin, together with Turre’s mayor Maria Lopez discussed safety measures during the fiestas in honour of the town’s patron, St Francis of Assisi, which start on September 30 and continue until October 3.

Also present were Colonel Jorge Montero Llacer, who heads Almeria province’s Guardia Force, together with a representative from the Policia Nacional seconded to the Junta de Andalucia, Turre’s Policia Local chief and the local head of Proteccion Civil.

During the meeting it was agreed that the Guardia Civil’s USECIC public safety unit would provide backup for the Policia Local when fiestas crowds were likely to be at their largest, particularly at the weekend.

USECIC officers would also help Policia Local officers to carry out breathalyser tests on drivers entering and leaving the town.

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Linda Hall

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