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beach with no sunbeds

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beach with no sunbeds

Does anybody know what on earth was going on with the beaches in May ? I stayed there from 22nd to 30 May. To start with sunbeds were all chained, then after a day or guys spent 2 days tajing them awat and knocking down the shades and poles. Then on our last day they came back and I kid you not started to erect them all over again ! It spoiled our holiday a bit as we like to be on the beach but need shade and can't abide lying on the sand. Are the authorities always as useless as this, are they trying to put tourists off ?

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1. Re: beach with no sunbeds

I am not certain about this, but in Port de Soller someone different has bought the concessions for the sunbeds and umbrellas for this year and if I understood it correctly he has also done the same in Port de Pollenca. In Port de Soller last month they put in a lot of new straw umbrellas.

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From last week's Daily Newspaper

Hoteliers join beach battle 2

Pollensa.—Yesterday, the Port of Pollensa Neighbourhood Association which has had the beach management contract since 1973, were working to remove the last of their sunshades, sunbeds and other installations to make way for equipment supplied by the new managers recently appointed by Pollensa town council, F&A Beach management.

Tourists watching the operation unfold before their eyes were astonished at the sight of a tractor ploughing up and down the beach helping move the last of the Association’s facilities. The tourists were speechless when they were deprived of the last available sunshade.

The Association has had to remove every single one of its items because not to do so would run the risk of being fined by Central Government’s Coastal department which controls shoreline activity right around the country.

F&A Beach management have a week within which to put up its own sunbeds and sunshades but meanwhile the beach stands to lose its European Union seal of quality, the blue flag. “We’re giving an appalling image to tourists,” Pedro Garau, President of Port of Pollensa hoteliers’ association said yesterday. “We can’t allow this situation (of beach facilities not being ready for the summer season) to continue for another year.” And that is the reason, he confirmed, why the hoteliers’ association is considering taking the management of the beach into its own hands next year.

Disgruntled Port of Pollensa Neighbourhood Association has been complaining about the fact that none of their members - including those who were paid beach operatives - had received official notice of termination of contract. They claim F&A Beach company has “no experience.”

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3. Re: beach with no sunbeds

Thanks for posting that by way of explanation FingersXd.Very interesting indeed.

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Welcome to Mallorca politics. Luckily, this is one of the few examples visible to tourists.

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sunbeds are being put out today or the new 1s are they used old 1s last week and that is against rules so they were free but new 1s are delivered today and charging starts again friday (if the rain stops)


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