A FIFTH of the 800 terraces in Fuengirola have already been smartened up to meet the requirements of the new local law, approved last year, said Pedro Vega, the town’s councillor for Public Streets.
This law is flexible about what materials and colours bar and restaurant owners choose to decorate their outside spaces, the main purpose, says Vega, to keep Fuengirola looking its best.
Local businesses have to fully adapt their terraces by 2019. In order to do this, funding is being offered by the town hall. Thirty per cent of the total cost will be reimbursed if the business’s official tax address is in Fuengirola. Local businesses that choose to adapt their terraces independently will be reimbursed 10 per cent of the costs.
Business owners who want to apply for the grant will have to apply for them before December 1 2015, giving a request form, proof of the amount of money invested, and be up to date with tax payments.
Fuengirola Town Hall also offers a free consultation service for local business people looking to up the town’s style stakes.