Spain entered the "new normal" last Sunday after three months of alarm to stop the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. In Vélez-Málaga, 865 fines have been imposed on citizens by the Local Police for breaches of the regulations issued for the general confinement of the population as a strategy to avoid COVID-19 infections. In addition, officers inspected 1,421 vehicles during the three months of general mobility restrictions. This has been revealed by the Councilor for Citizen Security, Chema Domínguez (PSOE), in the balance sheet carried out this Friday.
Municipal agents also carried out 142 interventions in collaboration with community social services, highlighting the largest number of actions to assist people in need. The mayor has detailed that the Local Police of Vélez-Málaga, in the last year, has carried out 15 surveillance and control campaigns related to road safety; surveillance and control of alcohol, distractions behind the wheel, use of seat belts, surveillance and control of school transport, as well as the control of trucks and buses.
"In addition, more than 60 road painting campaigns have been carried out in school surroundings, industrial estates, street market areas, parking lots throughout the municipality, all with the aim of reinforcing road safety," added the mayor. As for the provision of security and uniformity material, in the last year 90,000 euros have been allocated. ?We have had all the material resources that the police and unions have needed and demanded, and recently, 75 state-of-the-art bulletproof vests have been delivered. Regarding employment, there will be 15 new police posts; 2 officer positions, 2 deputy inspector positions, 1 position of chief of the Local Police, which will all
The Civil Protection services, with 400 troops, have intervened in 47 events such as pilgrimages, parties, Christmas, etc. During the state of alarm, the members and volunteers of Civil Protection have carried out 1,211 services in which they have carried out "a great work that includes the delivery of protective screens to health centers, the purchase of food for people in need, distribution of food from the Food bank and hygiene kits coordinated by the municipal Social Services, as well as the distribution of menus, masks and also of school supplies ".
Regarding urban transport, an adaptation has been made, guaranteeing the safety of travelers through daily sanitation and cleaning in all public transport and the provision of hydrogels, as well as the delivery of masks to people who had the need to use transport. public to work during the pandemic. The service was reactivated in all of its lines on June 15 and the 44 taxis that have a municipal license have been provided with protective partitions and have been given face masks to the sector during the pandemic.
More blue zone squares
As for mobility, a new document and economic study has been prepared for the award of the expanded blue zone service 'Vélez-Málaga 2020-2030', which will have 1,326 places, "a measure adopted to help reactivate trade local ", according to Domínguez. This service will be reestablished from next July 1. We have also proceeded to paint and clean up all the existing blue zone parking bags.
To conclude, the mayor of Vela has wanted to "thank the great commitment of the citizens in this serious health crisis, complying with the rules and the great work and dedication of the Local Police, Civil Protection and bus drivers, giving the best for all citizens of the municipality and we will continue working to launch new actions, such as the expansion of the urban bus service between Chilches and Cajiz and the project of a new headquarters of the Local Police, among others. ?