Puerto Pollensa is making the headlines this year for all the wrong reasons. For the past few weeks there has been regular coverage of the ongoing saga of the beach beds and sunshades and the pedestrianisation of the sea front and other alleged improvements. However, it appears that the locals are not happy. Yesterday I received a call from a Briton who has owned a villa just outside the port for over 30 years. He said that the new promenade, only a month old, is a filthy disgrace. He said that it is already stained and that the design is "cheap" compared to other developments in resorts like Arenal. He also pointed out that, in order to install another cycle lane, 500 front line parking spaces have been eliminated.

"For people living just outside the port this is going to make heading to the beach a total nightmare. The port’s not full yet, but there’s already parking chaos. It’s a total disgrace. It’s been a total waste of money and I know many who think the same."

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Ian Jackson / Hace over 5 years

As a visiting cyclist, I think the cycle lane is pretty rubbish. It's a 2 way lane however the lane nearest the pavement is not safe or comfortable to cycle due to the poor surface. I also notice there isn't room for buses to drop passengers at hotels and they therefore stop in the road (blocking the road for motorists) or pull into the cycle lane (forcing cyclists into the road).

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jp / Hace over 5 years

500 less cars is fantastic!!

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daver / Hace over 5 years

I hope the pollen a council collect all monies owed to them. I visit Puerto Alcudia annually and do enjoy my short day trips to PP. Lets all hope that this problem is sorted quickly and efficiently.

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Andrew Ede / Hace over 5 years

The town hall lays the blame firmly with the contractor, Dave. It's demanding that faults are remedied and that ones in the future don't emerge. It hasn't paid the final bill for the work as it doesn't consider that the work has been completed satisfactorily. It also says that the award to the contractor had been made in a hurry prior to the municipal election last year, and suggests that criteria other than the solvency of the company had been given priority. There is a bond which the company deposited that could, the town hall says, be called in if needs be.

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daver / Hace over 5 years

Who's to blame? PP council or the contractor. Whichever its bound to have a negative affect next year. Such a shame for a beautiful resort.

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