Pollensa Bay.

85% of people removed craft and other items voluntarily.

30-08-2019Ajuntament de Pollença

Pollensa town hall has requisitioned twelve boats that were anchored "irregularly" in Pollensa Bay off Albercuix beach. The boats will be kept at municipal facilities until owners claim them.

The Costas Authority has meanwhile reported four other boats that were in the swimming zone.

Ninety-one owners of various types of watercraft took these away after having been advised that the town hall and Costas were undertaking an operation against unauthorised anchoring. These included, for example, dinghies, canoes and jetskis.

On Monday, some 150 means of anchoring were removed by the town hall; for the most part these were concrete blocks. The town hall's environment technician, Toni March, says that these posed a risk to bathers.

More than half of these corresponded to people who are not resident in Pollensa. Rusted iron waste was taken away as were a battery and plastic items.

Mayor Tomeu Cifre explains that 85% of people removed craft and other items voluntarily.

They knew that they would have to, as the town hall has previously acted against unauthorised mooring. Cifre says that there have been "four years of inactivity during which things have got out of control". In other words, he was blaming the previous administration.

The mayor adds that the town hall and the Costas will be looking at future solutions for small craft to be anchored legally. Floating piers would be one possibility.


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Biel / Hace about 1 year

It apparently is all due to the fact that the new mayor blamed the pollution that occurred on some local beaches on the boats moored in the bay instead of blaming his own council for breakages in the sewer network that has now been fixed.


Tom / Hace about 1 year

If they could think, they would be working in the private sector.


David Denham / Hace about 1 year

Just so typical that they should want to get rid of a problem without first finding a solution. What would have been wrong with providing an alternative mooring facility for boaters to use before taking these steps. It’s about time councils and governments started employing people who could think.