The Born has been at the centre of a debate over terraces this summer.

10-07-2015Teresa Ayuga

Proceedings started by the town hall in Palma against infractions by bar/restaurant terraces halved between June and August.

69 proceedings were opened, while 31 are being considered which may result in their being liable to sanctions. It is possible that this 100 total may rise, but it will be a long way below the 233 over the same three-month period in 2014.

The proceedings arise as a result of offences such as the excessive occupation of the public way, and the fall in their number, reckons the town hall, is due to greater awareness among owners of compliance required under bylaws. When, for example, one bar or restaurant comes under investigation, others nearby take action in order to comply with local ordinance.

It is the Patrulla Verde (Green Patrol) police service which initiates proceedings, acting on complaints from residents. The relevant town hall department then takes on the case, which can be closed without there being any consequences, or forwarded for sanction, including the removal of terrace furniture.


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Tina / Hace over 5 years

Here we go with the Left Wing - three parties, destroying the tourism of Mallorca that the PP has tried to reboot after the damage of the last "Tourist Tax" that they introduced. Will be glad to get back to London and our "Al Fresco" dining .... and yes which I may stress happens 365 days a year !!!! The Borne looked fantastic 2 weeks ago when I strolled down it. I feel scared for this beautiful island. For the price of peoples properties. A four month season. It has not even been busy this summer, driving through Puerto Andraixt last Sunday at 20.30 when the restaurants should have been heaving - many only had a couple of tables, although the atmosphere around some bars looked happy and lively. This could be because - prices are high but I feel that the quality is not there to justify the price. We had an appalling meal in Puerto Pollensa at Hotel Bahia on Sunday, and when we complained, we were told that everything was perfect, no gesture or anything, even though three of us left our main courses !!! We went off for ice cream to cleanse our palates at the Hotel Illa Dor, which felt like stepping into the 1930's - I loved the black and white photos depicting an era gone by. We have lost the fabulous "Cala Conils" this year ... the Rusty bar - 15 years ago at the tip of Portals Nous.