Faro island long-term campers have to leave by next year

in Algarve · 13-09-2018 10:40:00 · 0 Comments
Faro island long-term campers have to leave by next year

Resident campers at the Faro Island camp site have been given until next year to move out, after Faro council revoked a contract allowing them to stay thereon, saying it should return to be “a space of public use”.

Faro council has said it is “fundamental” that the space goes back to being of “public use and free access”, and will be run “as a development within the legally required standards for a set-up of this nature”.
The council recently approved the termination of a loan contract that it had signed nearly a decade ago with the Association of Users and Friends of the Faro Beach Camping Park (AUAPCPF).
With the termination of the agreement, members of the community, who have enjoyed exclusive use of the space since 2010, will have to leave the park by September 15, 2019.

The agreement was signed after the original camp site closed down in June 2003, by order of the then Mayor, José Vitorino.
The contract allowed the members of the association exclusive use of the space, and renewed automatically for periods of 60 days.
Faro Mayor Rogério Bacalhau stressed this decision is of “capital importance” because it is a“fundamental step” towards the economic development and tourist affirmation of the area, but also for the local population who have long called for the park to be taken back.
Meanwhile Faro council has already launched a tender to select the company that will carry out the construction contract of the new campsite, and the local authority hopes that “the tender will take a year to complete and for work to begin”.
In March 2010 the Farense Municipality ceded to AUAPCPF the former Faro Beach Camping Park, which closed its doors in June 2003 .


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