More Police for Salobreña?

Wednesday, October 4, 2017
By Vivienne Hughes

SAL Guardia Civil Post 05Salobreña wants a larger Guardia-Civil presence in the municipality; a wish that was backed in a Plenary Meeting of the Town Call.

It was the police union for the Guardia Civil (Asociación Unificada de Guardias civiles) that launched the motion, calling for the police station to be re-categorised from an “ordinary” to “main” police station, which would automatically require more policing staff.

At present the Salobreña G.C.post, is the operations centre that controls the minor posts in Otívar, Vélez Benaudalla, as well as Salobreña itself. These three posts provide policing coverage for Otivar, Vélez, Jete, Ítrabo, Molvizar, Los Gúajares, Lagos, Lentejí and Salobreña; i.e., a total population of 30,000 people.

To carry out this role it has 22 policemen distributed amongst the three posts with the Salobreña post being the only one open 24 hours a day.

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Headquarters in Granada has been approached on several occasions concerning a lack of manpower and it is hoped, now that the request has been backed by a Plenary vote in favour, that HQ will increase the area manpower.

A second point on the agenda was the proposed prohibition of angling from the Plaza del Lavadero in La Caleta. Angling from beaches is controlled by a bylaw, but as the plaza is not a beach, it isn’t affected. Local residents are calling for a prohibition because anglers turn up at all hours there and leave a mess behind them.

Furthermore, residents believe that it is dangerous for other users of this square when anglers are casting; i.e. with hook, float and weights whistling through the air.

(News: Salobrena, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia )

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