Arguineguín campsite closure threatens to leave residents and families homeless
Discomfort, shock and despair are widespread among campers, who say they have not received any clarification on the reason for their expulsion from the place. They say they reject the closure of the space after they were made to purchase the caravans standing on the site, that were sold there, and to pay €150 monthly for the plots they occupy. Though many of the campsite users travel to the campsite only on weekends and during holiday periods, there are also several families living at the site, many of them with children, who simply cannot afford to live anywhere else. This little known coastal campsite community on the edge of Arguineguín has for many years meant the difference between destitution and a place to call home.
Having no other place to go, due to the high price of rents, several families, with few other options due to unemployment, have made their homes at the site with their children attending nearby schools. The imminent closure of this facility is bound to cause severe distress and disruption to these people’s lives.
Some of the campers have already started to make enquiries as to how they might contract a lawyer to advise them and perhaps take charge of the case. Several have expressed their intention not to leave the site saying they will resist until the very last moment.
Source: La Provincia