NEXT year’s San Juan celebrations are being ‘reconsidered’ by Fuengirola Town Hall after the damage caused and litter left this year.
Mayor Esperanza Oña has branded this year’s festivities the most ‘antisocial’ ever.
She publically denounced the various acts of vandalism and ‘savage acts’ which took place. This included burning of beach sports equipment and breaking public furniture, and defecating in the water park, among other things.
“This is a complete lack of respect for others,” said Oña.
It took 31 people 11 hours – from 6am-5pm – to clean up after the festivities, including removing 45 tonnes of rubbish littering the beach, outside of rubbish containers.
Many residents “reprimanded the workers for doing their job on Sunday,” remarked Oña.
“Fuengirola will not permit this to happen again,” she pledged.
“It is one thing to have a good time and another to damage the environment. Leaving the beach like that is disrespectful to residents and people who wish to use the beach the next day.”
She added: “There is no excuse when there are rubbish bins nearby.”