Palma.—Pollensa town council yesterday made a formal award of contract to the F&A beach company for the management of the sunbeds and sunshades on beaches in the port, Mayor Joan Cerdà said.

The move signifies the end of a long-running battle in which the local neighbourhood association has finally forfeited its longstanding right for the seasonal beach management contract.

Rush for the summer
F&A Beach, said the Mayor, were the company who presented the most favourable terms and conditions for the management of the Albercutx and Tamarells beaches.

Those organisations presenting bids for the contract had to prove they were fully solvent and could meet the operational demands laid down by the council.

F&A Beach now have seven days in which to secure the sunbeds and sunshades and other installations for the Port of Pollensa beaches.
Weeks ago, the company had officially complained about the fact that the Pollensa Neighbourhood Association were still illegally occupying the beaches with their equipment. The Council had then forced the Association to withdraw their sunbeds and sunshades because the results of the bid for the beach contract had not as yet been made public.

The Association is, however, still in a position to take the Council to court over their decision to award the contract to F&A Beach and the case could even end up in front of a Balearic tribunal. Nevertheless, the Association still owes the Council back tax on the sums it earned during the period its members were operating as beach managers in the Port last year, although they have apparently provided guarantees.