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Fuengirola residents fearful that new bylaws could restrict everyday pastimes

The skateboard park will be the only officially approved place.
The skateboard park will be the only officially approved place. / SUR
  • Mayor Ana Mula has accused opposition councillors of being "alarmist" after it was suggested that the new bylaws, designed to stamp out antisocial behaviour, could ban children kicking a football or using a skateboard

The local council in Fuengirola has spent much of the last week trying to calm locals' fears that the proposed new set of bylaws designed to stamp out antisocial behaviour was going to restrict some of their favourite pastimes.

The mayor, Ana Mula, accused opposition councillors of being alarmist by claiming the "vaguely worded" document would ban children kicking a football or using a skateboard.

She hit back at criticism saying that it was about using "common sense" and only organised or disruptive football or skateboarding had to be in designated areas.

The new rules also seek to ban sexism in public and offering or seeking sexual services.