Almuñécar Streets & Parking

ALM BlueZone machine1The IU (United Left) party in Almuñécar claim that they have received numerous complaints about the Blue Zones and their parking meters.

Local party spokesman, Fermín Tejero, says that people have found that the meters are often broken, which makes it difficult to obtain a ticket.

Furthermore, some car owners have received a parking fine even though they cancelled the fine immediately by paying for the annulment at the machine itself.

“It’s not right that in order to obtain a ticket or pay a fine you have to walk round and round looking for a meter that works,” considered Sr. Tejero, adding, “and when you eventual do and pay the fine through the machine, you still receive a parking fine through the post.”

In fact, he went on to state, “Blue-zone users shouldn’t have to end up paying for the incompetence of the private company concerned or the failure of the Town Council, after having privatized the system, to keep an eye on the company to make sure it carries out its task correctly.”

Accordingly, his party is demanding greater control over the blue zones and pointed out that as Almuñécar depends on tourism, this sort problem doesn’t exactly “invite tourists to come back.”

Finally, he pointed out that many visitors attempt to pay for blue-zone usage on the beach roads even though the blue-zone season has finished. For this reason he calls for the meters to be covered in such a manner as to prevent somebody inserting coins and/or to put large stickers on them in several languages pointing out that parking is free during the off season.

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

  3 comments for “Almuñécar Streets & Parking

  1. Norbert Ernst Kalfah
    July 16, 2020 at 7:11 pm

    We phone up the Calle Almeria service point and asked 16.07.2020 at around 11.30 and the meter were available already after 12 .00
    The phone call did resolve or not isn’t clear
    It seems the company is working efficient despite unknown activity of several function

    We recommend that certain phone numbers are essential if a breakdown of machines can be reported

  2. Norbert Ernst Kalfah
    July 15, 2020 at 3:36 pm

    Yes ,the services for the parking meter are spread over the whole town of Almunecar by far inefficient and incompetent service
    We walked all over town to get to the service point ,Calle Almeria
    We had to make noice to get attention till somebody came to the gate telling us no cassettes today despite announced
    We are at age of 73 and just running after incompetent people

    We always got to have sufficient change in our pocket to pay and avoid a fine by the meter service
    Two days ago we applied for an exception for residents and waited for hours to get the official at the mayor’s office
    Who made fun out of us while applying
    My wife has a handicap and walking on a stick
    We arrived here to live in Spain 5 years ago
    and assumed more efficiency in services
    One thing paying with a credit card is still more complicated
    Look at Munich who got meters fed for 3 days with coins very uncomplicated and efficient
    Not high technology and cheap to service

  3. Norbert Ernst Kalfah
    July 15, 2020 at 3:16 pm

    I have been told to collect a cassette for residents in the blue zone but in trying to collect it the promise were broken going in vain to get.

    Now trying today 15.07.2020 to park in the blue zone the meter machine didn’t accept payment
    So we wrote a note displayed on the car screen with date ,time of arrival 14.45 and phone number
    Saying the meter were out of order

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