Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Somewhere Sunny
My Motorhome: Burstner i640
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
The mayor of Javea is quite happy for motorhomers to come to the town, but would simply prefer them to use one of the two campsites here. I have talked about establishing an aire, paid for or free, with simple facilities near the beach area with him in the past, but he is simply not interested. Like many of the local population (Spaniards and expats), he sees the tipping of waste where it shouldn't be tipped as the main problem. His concern over establishing an aire to counteract this habit is how he would drive out (ahem) travellers as opposed to motorhomers if they descended en masse on the place (unlikely imho, but there you go). What limited funds there are in the local budget are also being used for what he and the voting public see as the essentials rather than the desirables. As raised in another post, the mayor, too, is confused why people who own a vehicle that is worth quite a lot can't afford to pay for a campsite. Before you release the hounds on me, please note that I am simply reporting what this very likeable, effective and popular mayor and/or the town councillors have said to me in the recent past. Personally, I don't care whether motorhomers are parking, camping, aireing or campsiting in Javea... as long as they don't tip their waste where they shouldn't.
As for Local Police and who they work for, my friend is in the Local Police in Javea and would be fascinated to hear that he hasn't worked for the Town Hall for the past 30+ years!