The Malta Independent 3 August 2021, Tuesday

Infrastructure Malta places boulders at Mistra to keep caravans away from bay

Tuesday, 15 June 2021, 17:45 Last update: about 3 months ago

Infrastructure Malta have placed limestone boulders at Mistra in an effort to keep illegal caravans off the bay.

Taking to Facebook, the roads agency said that they were working with the Commissioner for the Environment and Planning, the ERA, the Planning Authority, Transport Malta, the Police Force, and the Mellieha Local Council to ensure that Mistra Bay remains accessible to everyone.

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The limestone boulders, they said, will keep the beach clean and open to swimmers, stopping caravans and other vehicles from damaging its protected natural environment.

Thus far, not all caravans have been removed from the bay, but restaurant owner Claude Camilleri took to Facebook to show that some caravans had been slapped with a Transport Malta removal notice, meaning that owners have 7 days to remove the caravan or they would see the vehicle towed.

Caravans have been a problem in the bay for a number of years, with a number of them blighting the coastline and its surroundings, taking up substantial parts of the bay.

This is despite the fact that the placement of caravans along the bay is illegal – something which has been the case for a while, even if enterprising caravan owners have removed signs stating as much not long as they were put up.

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