Palma.—Capdepera Council is cracking down on anti social behaviour in the area and is studying the possibility of launching entertainment evenings to improve the image of the resort which over the years has dropped sharply.

Cala Rajada has been a particular difficult case to handle, with neighbours complaining constantly about noise and anti social behaviour by mainly German visitors.

The increasing number of ticket touts is also causing some discomfort among the locals. “This is not only a problem for the neighbours but also about the poor image the area is associated with, which affects the rest of the local businesses,” said Pere Fuster, spokesman for PSM-Entesa, who alongside the local Council and the Civic Association will discuss the best way to tackle the problem over the next few days.

Capdepera Mayor, Rafel Fernandez added that “the problem is not new. We have taken measures that are slowly improving the situation but this can not be resolved in just one season. “We have a police team unit on the beach and the results are there for everyone to see. “Complaints about anti social behaviour have also tripled.” The main problem according to the Mayor is still nonetheless the massive presence of illegal touts. “We estimate that there are around 80 illegal touts in the area which fail to comply with the regulations. “Last year we spotted the situation and we are keeping an eye on it.” From the Civic Association, demands were made to increase the presence of local police teams as well as the possible intervention of the Guardia Civil in extreme cases, especially during the Summer season, when the area is flooded with visitors from all over the world.

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