Somos Mojácar writes to tell me that: As you may already know, Somos Mojacar has presented strong opposition and more recently, allegations against the recently announced by-laws relating to public behaviour in the town. We feel that the implementation of these new laws will have a negative effect on the future of Mojacar´s tourism industry. Certain points in the by-law blatantly infringe human rights and rights of liberty and choice as detailed in the Spanish Continue reading Somos Mojacar issues allegations against Mojácar nuisance bylaws
Mojacar council has put forwards a new suggested bylaw that extends and amplifies its previous and controversial bylaw on noise and public nuisance. A plenary meeting is scheduled for this Thursday 26 November at 10am to approve it or not. The meeting is open to the public so anyone who wishes to attend would be very welcome. Some interesting things I spotted from a first reading: Anyone using a public space for a meeting, demonstration, Continue reading Mojacar cracks down on noise and nuisance – again
I have written a number of times recently on problems with establishments and people getting into trouble with the local police over noise and music. But what’s the truth of the matter, legally? The problem appears to be that small bars claim to continue to experience problems in obtaining permission to have any sort of live music in their bars, whilst the big discos and hotels are perceived to be allowed to blare out noise Continue reading A look at music and noise laws in Mojacar – what’s the real deal?
Eight 20 year old girls from Seville on holiday in Mojacar have been fined 601 euros apiece for “making excessive noise” in their rented villa on the very first day of their holiday, after they had been conned by their rental company. They rented an apartment over the internet from a local firm and when they got here it was “so squalid” they refused to stay in it and filed a denuncia against the company Continue reading Youths fined 5 grand for making noise in Mojacar
A group of youths have been fined 601€ EACH for quietly drinking and playing cards at their apartment in Mojacar. As if the stupid fine of 500€ each levied recently against some youths for drinking water on Mojacar beach wasn’t bad enough, the local police have surpassed themselves and gone into a private apartment to fine a group of youths for drinking at home. According to the complaint filed by the lawyer for the youths, Continue reading Now you can be fined 601€ EACH for drinking at home in Mojacar!
Vera has approved a new series of public behaviour bylaws, that, amongst other things, forbids public nudism and top less beach bathing. Trouble is, Vera is the nudism capital of the Levante. So the article in question specifically made a reference to another article of exemptions. But as is the way in this world, somebody forgot to add the phrase “except on the beach” in the exceptions. Nobody noticed until it was too late. So Continue reading Vera bans nudism (turns out it’s an accident)
After a strong residents petition, the Madrid suburb of Pinto has passed a new bylaw meaning pet owners could be fined 750€ for letting their dog bark all night, roam free or not picking up their mess on the pavement. You can be fined up to 1,500 euros for not disposing of your dead pet responsibly (one imagines the good citizens of Pinto were not, up to now, in the habit of tossing their dead Continue reading 750 euro fine for letting your dog bark or foul the pavement
The Basque city of Vitoria has voted in “savage” animal protection laws, which the city council claims are the strongest in Spain. However, donkey races and bullfighting are still permitted. The council claims that they have no powers to control these acts, and as such they have not attempted to exceed the limits of their powers. However, ex-councillor of Culture, Encina Serrano, told a newspaper that the townhall was simply too scared of the backlash Continue reading Vitoria enacts “savage” animal protection laws
I´d remind everyone who is whinging about the new Mojacar noise ban that, as I explaned before here, they have 30 days to pop along to the townhall and lodge their complaints against the bylaw. The official annoucement of the bylaw can be found here. As I said before (OK, that was for a slightly different bylaw, but the principle is the same): According to my understanding of the Ley 7/1985, de 2 de abril, Continue reading Anyone bothering to actually contest the Mojacar noise ban?
La Voz reports that the anti-noise bylaw was finally not submitted to final voting at the Mojacar council meeting yesterday. This is the bylaw I referenced here last week (Why is nobody contesting the Mojacar music ban?). Instead, the Mayor ordered that a new replacement bylaw proposal be given to all politcal parties for studying during one week before a new vote is to be called on it. I have yet to find the text Continue reading Anti noise bylaw dropped by Mojacar townhall – live music becomes legal (for the minute!)