RESIDENTS in Balanegra (Almeria) will no longer be able to hang out their underwear on their balconies. This is just one of the rules introduced with the municipal laws planned to make the town a more pleasant place to live.
It is hoped it will also prevent vandalism and increase responsibility amongst local people, especially youths.
As well as the ban on hanging underwear out at windows and balconies which can be seen from the street, singing, shouting, placing animals, remains of animals, syringes and drug paraphernalia in wastepaper bins will also be fined.
The offenses considered ‘very serious’ are breaking, removing, painting or damaging public signposts or setting fire to rubbish containers, which can lead to fines of between €500 and €1,500, ‘serious’ offenses are to seriously alter the normal running of public services or deteriorate the equipment of a public service or location, with fines of between €250 and €500, and ‘slight’ offenses are to wash or repair cars in public, swim in fountains, paint graffiti, urinate or spit in public, with fines of up to €250.