The different signs.

20-06-2018Ajuntament de Calvia

Calvia police announced yesterday that twenty signs have been put up which draw attention to sanctions for breaches of municipal ordinance on coexistence.

Fifteen have appeared along Punta Ballena in Magalluf and five on Ramon de Montcada in Santa Ponsa. In Spanish and English, they use bright colours and striking typography so that the messages stand out from other signs. The campaign has a hashtag #havefunwithrespect (#diviérteteconrespeto in Spanish).

Fines were increased in March, and so the posters make a point of what these now are: street drinking (500 euros); shouting, fighting and bothering people (400 euros); being naked on the streets (400 euros); "dirtying" the streets (200 euros). In 2017, there were 785 sanctions for street drinking and 68 fines for being naked or semi-naked in unauthorised areas.

The announcement adds that the town hall is continuing to work on cutting out drunken tourism. Therefore, the town hall is restating the need for the Balearic government to adopt measures that regulate drinking in all-inclusive hotels and that ban the offer of two for one drinks and happy hours.

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Steve Riches / Hace 7 months

Mmm - so it's €100 cheaper for me to walk naked up Punta Ballena than to sit there having a bottle of beer. Weird!

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Lawrie / Hace 7 months

Davy O, look on the bright side every last one of them, toddlers to pensioners, wear Celtic tops. That way we know exactly who and where to avoid.

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James / Hace 7 months

It's a start, BUT!: Is it just me, or does the bottom sign sound a little Monty Pythonish?

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Davy O / Hace 7 months

They need signs at that celtic bar in the square,santa ponsa.What a horrible place where families are encouraged to go.Drunks, foul language and shouts of ira constantly,Should be closed down,filthy disgusting people.

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Andy Rawson / Hace 7 months

They should have them in Senegalese and Nigerian. Then we could include drug dealing and robbery with violence amongst the fines.

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Ron / Hace 7 months

They forgot to add: 'walk on the cracks of the pavement' and 'go out with an offensive wife'.

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Theresa / Hace 7 months

These signs are a good idea. They should also be in every town in the UK on a busy Friday and Saturday night. Everyone has too realise our British behaviour mixed with alcohol in many cases is not pleasant. Well done Calvia and well done to Paul Melville and Nicky Smith who are working with the police and the Ayuntamiento.

Remember everyone the bay of Magaluf is STUNNING.

These signs are also going to be able to be used against the thieves etc as it is for locals as well as tourists.

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Liz / Hace 7 months

So it’s ok to mug someone aka prostitution, but you can be fined for having a drink in the street Only in Mallorca .....

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juan love / Hace 7 months

And why would the police actually enforce this, when they know full well that this behaviour is what attributes to thousands upon thousands of Euros to the island every year?

If people were actually punished and reprimanded for actions such as this, it would appear far less appealing to the holidaymakers who spend so much money, and the island would lose a small fortune, and the locals can't have that can they?

Far easier just to complain and moan about it without actually having to risk losing so much income from them.

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Phil / Hace 7 months

P.S sorry in Punta Ballena it was midnight till 1am

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