Monday, 8 June 2015

Anti-social behaviour crackdown in Magaluf: street drinking ban, and pub crawl controls

A BAN on drinking alcohol in the streets after 10pm is part of a clampdown on anti-social behaviour in #Magaluf ahead of the summer season.

The regulations, which come into force on June 9 have been approved after consultation with the Spanish and Balearic governments and local businesses.

Rules on pub crawls, a ban on shops selling alcohol between midnight and 8am, increased use of CCTV surveillance, and the deployment of an extra 36 police officers on the streets during the summer peak are part of the measures.

Fines of between €750  and €3,000 will be imposed on people involved in anti-social behaviour including ‘balconing’, urinating in public, or being naked in the street.

Rules on pub crawls include:

  • Organizing companies will be limited to one crawl per day, between 8pm and midnight
  • A maximum of 20 participants per pub crawl
  • Participants must be escorted by both a member of the holiday company and accredited security personnel
  • Pub crawl staff must have first aid training
  • Pub crawl promotions must be authorized seven days in advance
  • Pub crawl participants must be over 18 years old, wear special identification clothes, and provide a contact person in case of emergency.

Isabel Borrego, Spain's tourism secretary, said: ‘The Spanish government strongly supports the new regulations passed by Calvia Council. They will foster a framework in which all international tourists can fully enjoy their holidays in Spain in a manner that is responsible both for themselves and the destination.’

Balearic Islands tourism counsellor, Jaime Martinez, said: ‘The improvements and investment in Magaluf over the winter, together with the new regulations recently approved by Calvia Council, clearly show that there is no way back from the transformation of this popular destination.’

Simon Manley, the UK’s Ambassador in Madrid, added: ‘We want British visitors to Magaluf to enjoy themselves, as they do elsewhere in #Spain. But we also want them to stay safe and to respect the laws and customs of Spain. We work closely with the local authorities in Majorca and we welcome any measures they can take to support those aims.’

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