Mojácar council has so far issued 10 fines of up to €300 each to youths who are being “indecorous”. The youths were breaking the infamous civic behaviour bylaw which I talk about here, which came into effect on May 26. The council told Ideal newspaper that “stag and hen parties continue in Mojácar, although we note that these groups are better behaved than they were last year. They don’t annoy families and older tourists or Continue reading Mojácar starts fining the “indecorous” youth of summer
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?
You can’t even have live music in Mojacar with a permit it seems, after reports reach me today of an live music incident in Scottie’s Bar in Mojacar. Scottie’s is a nice little bar restaurant in a square off the main paseo along Mojacar beach front. It seems that the place had a live music license* from the council for today, and had hired a singer (his name was not vouchsafed to me) with some Continue reading No live music even with a permit in Mojacar
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
We were in Mojacar on Friday evening and so decided to visit the Pirate Market on the so-called “south beach”. No idea when it was rebaptised the “South beach of Mojacar”, but hey, go with the flow. And let me tell you, not much law breaking was going on there. The “pirates” were as respectful to Rosmari’s noise law as you could hope for. It was basically a bog standard medieval market, rebranded as a Continue reading Mojacar’s Pirate market – not much lawbreaking going on there!
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?
RosMari must be rather nervous today- after the Spanish national press carried the news story yesterday that she was planning to crackdown on all noise, including banning such fun activities as the playing of dominoes in bars, or tapdancing in your own living room, the worlds press has picked up on the story, including The Times, BBC Radio 2, several German papers, at least one French one…. the list goes on. See Facebook for more, Continue reading Mojacar “banning dominoes” hits the worlds press
“Mojacar will ban playing dominoes in bars as it’s too noisy” screams the headline in El Mundo this morning (elmundo.es). An excited bit by local reporter Miguel Cabrera (the only remenant of the illfated ElMundo|Almería edition adventure) says that the war declared by the Mayor of Mojacar, Rosmari, against noise in bars will even crackdown on playing quiet games amongst friends in local bars. The disputed bylaw (which was, anyway, dropped last week, not that Continue reading Mojacar in the national press: Dominoes forbidden!
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!)