Six chiringuito beach bars in all are being demolished.


The demolition of the chiringuito beach bars on Es Trenc beach started, as had been scheduled, on Monday evening. The work to remove the six bars and waste is due to be completed within six days.

Work started on the first bar to go, near to Sa Rapita, at half five. Electrics and wooden elements were taken away before machinery with reduced noise and vibrations was used from seven in the evening. Floodlighting was installed to enable work to go on overnight. An estimated 747 tonnes of waste are being taken away from all the bars.

The company undertaking the work, Afex, says that the work is being done in the evenings and at night in order not to bother beachgoers. Once they are removed, new bars will be installed (non-permanent ones) which will occupy smaller areas than the previous permanent chiringuitos. They will have 20 square metres of bar and kitchen and a further 50 for terrace. The changes will mean that Campos town hall will lose some 300,000 euros revenue.

The town hall has started the tender process for the new bars, which are due to be ready by 1 June. It will take a maximum of two days to put them up. The tender process will also include other services - sunbeds, cleaning and lifeguards. At present, there are no services. This has led to complaints about uncleanliness because of rubbish not being collected and dead posidonia not being removed.