The Elche City Council will allow access to the beaches on the night of San Juan, but will establish the prohibition of making bonfires. This has been confirmed by the mayor, Carlos González, who has appeared to announce this measure that will probably be maintained in successive years.
The first mayor recalled that bonfires on the beaches are an "environmental problem": "We consider that it is absolutely necessary to preserve the state of our beaches and, at the same time, bonfires pose a serious risk to security from the point of view of the prevention of forest fires due to the proximity to our pine forests».
The City Council is preparing a special security and cleaning device for the night of San Juan, for which one of the most massive influxes to the beaches in recent years is expected. The objective is to guarantee the safety of the attendees, as well as that the beaches are ready for bathing in a few hours.