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Title: Zero tolerance for ignoring bylaws
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NOISE pollution, terrace tables that crowd out pedestrians and organised begging are promised “zero tolerance” in Benidorm. Bylaws must be o...

NOISE pollution, terrace tables that crowd out pedestrians and organised begging are promised “zero tolerance” in Benidorm. Bylaws must be obeyed to the letter, declared mayor Augustin Navarro. “The traditional balance between leisure and the right to rest has been lost in favour of the first,” Navarro said.  He was not going to stand by and let the Old Town to lose its population as people moved out because they couldn’t sleep at night, he added. Why turn central streets into pedestrian precincts to further business for bars and restaurants if they the pavements with more tables than were permitted, he asked. Policia Local officers are now checking the number of outdoor tables against town hall records.  If transgressors do not remove tables of their own accord they would be officially removed “clients and all,” Navarro threatened. The town hall is also concerned about the beggars brought into town each day by criminal groups of human traffickers.  Although the Policia Local acts rapidly in removing them, they needed the cooperation their counterparts as the gangs are based outside Benidorm. “Benidorm is a safe place,” said Public Safety councillor Pepe Marcet.  “Figures show a low crime rate but that does not mean we can drop our guard,” he warned.

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