Yesterday's meeting of the Calvia local security board.

13-04-2018Ajuntament de Calvia

A meeting of the Calvia local security board yesterday addressed police and Guardia Civil coordination for three specific events. These are the Smart Island Congress on 23 and 24 April, the Mallorca Football Tournament (3 to 7 May) and the Mallorca Live Festival on 11 and 12 May. In addition, the board considered control during the World Cup; at a minimum for three days when England are currently scheduled to be playing - 18, 24 and 28 June.

A further matter under discussion was party boats (or booze cruises). The town hall's objective is to eradicate them, in particular because of complaints from residents against this type of "booze tourism". The Guardia Civil's marine service will be made available for checking on safety measures, licences, capacities and drug-taking. There is to be a further meeting between the Guardia and the town hall to firm up coordinated efforts.

Calvia police has brought forward the reinforcement of beach patrols to this coming Monday, while from 1 May there will be an increase in nighttime patrols, especially in and around Punta Ballena and other potential trouble spots.

Mayor Alfonso Rodríguez said that there will be joint efforts to deal with certain issues during the tourism season. The season is, "fortunately", starting earlier and with higher numbers of visitors. "But we must respond from the point of view of security, as this is a key element which differentiates us as a tourist destination."

As has been previously reported, the town hall has increased fines for anti-social behaviour and the police have been engaged in campaigns to inform businesses about security and the sale of alcohol. The tougher fines regime has been publicised in UK newspapers such as The Sun.

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Ian / Hace 3 months

When are they going to sort out the African Prostitutes there are threads on Tripadviser about muggings last week,I went in September and 3 of our party got attacked.

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Richard / Hace 3 months

David I understand your comments. All this talk about Mallorca as ‘paradise’ is crap. It’s...just ok these days. But there are better, friendlier and cheaper places to go. If coming to our islands though, Menorca is still fantastic. I predicted 2 years ago that the smart money would go there and it is...just look at prices now. If I did not have kids i would move there like a shot. Although when they are slightly older I still might do it because Mallorca is so full of drugs. Overall though, life is still better here than in the U.K.

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Luvmallorca / Hace 3 months

The thing that annoys me most about the "booze cruises" is the disgusting language that comes booming out from the boat which can be heard very clearly on the beach. No regard for people with young children. I'm glad that new laws are being put in place to stop the booze tourism but unfortunately it's going to hit innocent holiday makers hard on the wallet.

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David Sumner / Hace 3 months

For goodness sake get a grip Mallorca. I've never heard such a load of rubbish regards England fixtures. You want to look at Russia, full of racist knife wealding thugs. Anyway who wants to go to overpriced Mallorca anymore, we would rather go to a friendly country that doesn't rip us off. GOODBYE MALLORCA!

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