Updated: Planned action in Comino foiled
Hidden umbrellas and deckchairs confiscated
Enforcement action planned by the Malta Environment and Planning Authority at the Blue Lagoon this morning never materialised as the daily offenders who daily littered the Comino beach with umbrellas and deckchairs failed to turn up today.
A spokesman for the authority said that the offenders could have been forewarned as its officials found the beach bare on arrival and that was how it remained.
The enforcement officers ended up removing concrete slabs used for the umbrellas from the rocks and also from the sea, where some had been thrown.
Later, a search in the surrounding area led the officers to several hidden umbrellas and deckchairs which they have confiscated. A boatload is currently on its way to Malta.
The spokesman said that Mepa would continue monitoring the situation.