DRUNKEN and general bad behaviour in Benidorm could be a thing of the past.
This follows a set of 90 draft proposals from the City Council looking at ways to tackle a wide range of anti-social behaviour issues.
These also include the future use of public spaces, and clampdowns on begging and prostitution.
The days of finding young people stretched out across the pavements of certain areas of Benidorm after long drinking sessions are likely to come to an end. One of the options being considered are to fine the offenders, although the draft document doesn’t specify the amount of possible sanction.
In short, the document that came about following a proposal in the council from the Ciudadanos (Cs) political group is a “code of conduct.”
Cutting out drinking alcohol on the public highway is high among the priorities, and it makes no excuse about concentrating on the problems of British tourists in the well-known strip and adjoining areas.
Another of the sections is dedicated to street gambling that asks for the prohibition of “any games that involve bets with money or goods.”
This will particularly please those that see the ‘pea scam’ continually taking place along the beach front with apparent impunity. Insistent, intrusive and aggressive begging is also being targeted, which includes the growing number of car drivers being stopped at traffic lights and being expected to pay for unsolicited window-washing services.