RESIDENTS’ association ‘Veraplayazul’ has submitted an official complaint regarding the state of a ‘junkyard’ located just 50 metres from the town’s beach, warning that it represents an alarming fire risk.
The pile of junk can be seen on Calle Mare Nostrum, and consists of lifeguard stations, household furniture, a football goal, mountains of branches and several dozen wooden walkways, with enraged locals affirming that besides the danger of fire, the clutter presents a shanty-like image for tourists, while pedestrians are at risk due to the complete absence of security measures.
In addition, the discarded debris is in close proximity to the Veramar residential complex, with hundreds of houses, plus a number of hotels, bars, and other establishments.
“The Vera Council are storing masses of flammable material, with the obvious dangers of fire and collapse without any type of fence or other protection,” said a Veraplayazul statement, adding that “some of the wooden walkways are balanced atop a pair of old sofas alongside dry palm branches, while a large set of goalposts also enters the disastrous picture.
“Instead of safeguarding all this stuff, it is just bunged here all year, evidently due to the cost of moving it.”