Residents in the Ciutat Jordí neighbourhood of Palma say they are fed up to the back teeth of people parking their motorhomes and camper vans outside their homes, blocking their ocean views and emptying their dirty water into the sewers.
The Resident’s Association says seasonal workers are opting to stay in motorhomes and camper vans because they can’t afford to rent apartments and there are now nearly 100 of them parked in the area and has fired off a bunch of complaints to the Office of the Ombudsman for Citizenship.
The Association says one neighbour has even bought four cars and parked them in front of their house to prevent motorhomes from blocking their view.
"The tourists and surfers don’t cause problems, but it’s unhealthy when there are so many camper vans and motor homes parked here day after day and the occupants are emptying their dirty water into the sewer, which it ends up in the sea,” said Anna Moilanen, defender of Citizenship. “The police are doing an extraordinary job, they force the motorhomes and caravans to move on after 10 days and awnings and camping furniture is banned.”
But with up to 100 caravans and motorhomes descending on Ciutat Jordí on a daily basis, locals say it’s time to take drastic action.
"The problem would be solved if this was an ORA area," said Moilanen, who suggested that a municipal lot be provided for motorhomes and camper vans.
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In France when they find Motorhomes staying they make an "Aire" where they are allowed to park for 48-72 hours, they provide waste disposal/water for a fee. Motorhomes require fuel, the people need food, they eat out, they buy shopping. They contribute more the local economies that all-inclusive hotels. they should be welcomed, not hated. If Mallorca provided specific parking places with facilities and time-limits then motorhomers would respect that, they much prefer to park where they are allowed, than park somewhere on a street and hope for the best. FlorryTheLorry.
I fail to understand the concept of MotorHomes and Caravans. Their costs run into thousands. Their running costs run into thousands. Staying in good Hotels, with organised travel and transportation has to be the relaxing sensible and economic way. The amount of money spent on these vehicles. Must amount to a considerable loss of money. Which would pay for hundreds of Hotel stays. STAN.
Camp sites are the obvious solution.
This is a problem but its one of the stupidest lazy things that actually is particular to Spain , there is no where organised for these people to park there campers and dispose of the waste as this could be a good business no Bec cause we don't like them we just don't want them and stick your thick head back inn the sand should be ashamed of yourself also trailers with hotdog stands a good way for a small guy to make. living NO SAY´S THE GOVERNMENT , IDIOT´S , get your shit together Folks in franc e you can park them anywhere every other country has a place for them but in Spain they like the CAOS OPTION :