24-02-2016Elena Ballestero

Some thirty protesters - businesspeople and residents - staged a protest in Puerto Pollensa this morning against the work on the semi-pedestrianisation of the coastal road.

The protest, called by Tolo Llompart of Tolo's Restaurant, made clear the discontent with the delays to the work, and there were demands that it be done in stages - as the local hoteliers have been asking for - which would allow for work to end in April and re-start in November. (The contractor has turned down this request, and the work will carry on into May, with the contractor saying that it can be completed by the first week of that month.)

According to the protesters, there has been poor planning which has "turned Puerto Pollensa upside down" and left it without street lighting. They called for improved safety, lighting and access; these having been disrupted by the work.

Tolo Llompart referred to what he claimed had been three months during which time work had virtually stopped and when there were only three people working. He also suggested that subcontracting of work had led to a lack of co-ordination of the work.

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Julie / Hace over 2 years

As we have been coming to Puerto Pollensa for a number of years we were shocked to see the sea front has been destroyed by the level of concreting over the pavement areas. The workmanship is very poor for such a special area and there seems to have been a level of disregard for the accessibility for disabled people. Today we witnessed a motorised scooter trying to cross the road. There are not enough dropped kerbs for wheelchairs users. Surely if Puerto Pollensa wants to attract tourism they are not looking at the whole picture. There are a number of dangerous holes been left uncovered with no warning signs and what is the idea of cementing around trees!

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Debbie Newing / Hace over 2 years

My husband and I have been coming to Puerto Pollensa for nearly 30 years and had a property here for the last 12. We arrived last Tuesday and were completely shocked at the quality of the workmanship of the semi pedestrianisation. Awful grey concrete with workmens boots imprinted throughout and large cracks already appearing the entire seafront. Puerto Pollensa has always been the jewel of the North but it's looking decidedly CZ instead of diamond. The council should be ashamed and I'm sure many objections are being lodge ...including ours. I'm devastated!

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Simon Tow / Hace over 2 years

I read in the Ultima Hora that the road surface (tarmac) is going to be at the same level as the pavement, so that should sort that problem. I think I will go up this weekend to see it for myself.

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ann connolly / Hace over 2 years

OMG!! its a complete shambles.. a dog with a you know what can see how shoddy this work is.. my major concern is the lack of access for disabled people.. abled people will have no problem getting to restaurants etc. there is a4-6 inch drop to the road & that's even at the pedestrian crossings so what hope do disabled have.. it was bad enough to find access before all this work started.. are these planners like the dogs I have spoken about .. I truly believe it now

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